Prosecutors: Alarms show Houston teen fatally shot parents

Football 04/02/19, 15:53

Prosecutors say house alarms and motion detectors indicate a Houston teenager whose father was a standout linebacker for Texas A&M before a brief NFL career fatally shot his parents.Jurors were told during opening statements Tuesday that no one forced their way into the home and that Antonio Armstrong Jr. was ...

Chris Harris Jr. skips start of Broncos offseason program

Football 04/02/19, 15:23

The Vic Fangio Era began in Denver without one of the Broncos' best defenders and a potential contract standoff looming."Yeah, I won't be there," cornerback Chris Harris Jr. texted The Associated Press before the Broncos became the fourth team to start their offseason program.Entering the final season of a five-year, ...

Source: AAF suspending operations 8 games into season

Football 04/02/19, 14:50

The Alliance of American Football, which had a promising start as the latest spring league, is suspending operations eight games into its first season.The eight-team league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon, who also owns the ...

: Most states’ sports betting revenue misses estimates

Sports 04/02/19, 12:29

When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again — and covered the spread, too — all of New England was delirious, with the possible exception of Rhode Island's tax collectors.The state's sportsbooks lost $2.35 million because, come on, really, who's going to bet against Tom Brady in New England? That, ...

Big catch: Browns welcome Beckham after ‘surreal’ trade

Football 04/01/19, 14:41

Odell Beckham Jr. looked at Baker Mayfield to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais."This can't be real," Beckham said, a tuft of bleached blond hair poking out from under his orange Cleveland Browns cap.This was no April Fools' Day joke.Cleveland ...

Browns release safety Kindred, receiver Louis

Football 04/01/19, 13:08

The Browns' draft class of 2016 is rapidly shrinking.As he continues to revamp Cleveland's roster, general manager John Dorsey released safety Derrick Kindred and wide receiver Ricardo Louis, two more former draft picks who did not pan out.On Monday, the first day of the Browns' offseason program, the team also ...

Tom Brady saves 1st tweet for April Fools’ Day: I’m retiring

Sports 04/01/19, 12:05

Don't. Even. Joke.New England Patriots fans who forgot that it's April Fools' Day might been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted on Monday that he had decided to retire.The six-time Super Bowl champion has joined Twitter and his first post said simply, "I'm retiring. In my spare time, I'll be ...

Stanford women outlast Missouri State 55-46 in Sweet 16

Football 03/30/19, 19:48

Alanna Smith and Stanford outlasted Missouri State for a 55-46 victory on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament, sending the cold-shooting Cardinal back to the Elite Eight for the third time in four years.Stanford shot a season-low 25 percent (17 for 68) in one of its worst offensive performances of the ...

Nashville mayor: Trees will be relocated for NFL draft stage

Football 03/30/19, 19:04

The city of Nashville won't cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday.In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove the trees intact and ...

More than muscles: Metcalf works to show NFL all-around game

Football 03/29/19, 15:57

Even among NFL prospects, Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf stands out as a physical marvel.He's 6-foot-3, 228 pounds and had his body fat measured at a ridiculously low 1.9 percent. He ran the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.33 seconds. He did 27 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press. ...

Raiders sign LB Brandon Marshall, RB Isaiah Crowell

Football 03/28/19, 16:40

The Oakland Raiders filled two more holes on their depth chart Thursday by signing linebacker Brandon Marshall and running back Isaiah Crowell to one-year contracts.The moves are the latest ones in a roster overhaul by coach Jon Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock after the team struggled to a ...

Cowboys acquire Dolphins DE Robert Quinn for 6th-round pick

Football 03/28/19, 16:34

The Cowboys have agreed to acquire defensive end Robert Quinn from the Miami Dolphins for a sixth-round draft pick in a trade to bolster the Dallas pass rush while the club works on a long-term contract for DeMarcus Lawrence.The deal announced Thursday also gives the Cowboys another option while they ...

Kraft’s attorneys challenge video taken at massage parlor

Sports 03/28/19, 15:36

Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees.In court documents filed Thursday, Kraft's attorneys challenged the warrant allowing Jupiter police officers to hide ...

Update: Defense lawyer to push for full court hearing

Football 03/27/19, 17:02

The Latest on appeals court decision on Cardell Hayes conviction (all times local):4:50 p.m.A lawyer for the man convicted of killing a former Saints football player says they're disappointed over an appeals court's decision to uphold his conviction.FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive ...

Court denies appeal of man convicted ex-Saints star’s death

Football 03/27/19, 16:47

A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acted in self-defense.Hayes is serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of Smith and attempted manslaughter in the wounding ...

Florida’s Taylor, Polite going opposite ways as draft nears

Sports 03/27/19, 15:59

Florida teammates Jawaan Taylor and Jachai Polite have been big movers in NFL mock drafts.One up, one down.Taylor, a 6-foot-5, 314-pound offensive tackle from Cocoa, has steadily improved his draft stock since the start of last season. He followed a solid junior year with an impressive performance at the NFL ...

Simmons, Sweat among NFL prospects at Mississippi St pro day

Football 03/27/19, 14:53

Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons has the look of a future NFL player after a prolific three-year college career. He's also wearing a big brace on his knee after tearing his ACL last month, not to mention a checkered past that includes a video from high school showing him punching a ...

Georgia QB Fromm likes learning new tweaks to offense

Football 03/27/19, 14:23

Georgia's offensive coordinator, top three wide receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher have all departed since the end of the 2018 season.The turnover has created the opportunity for changes in the Bulldogs' offense. That excites quarterback Jake Fromm, who is a football bookworm.Fromm made a strong first impression on coach Kirby ...

Cook makes move to Saints for personal, professional reasons

Football 03/27/19, 13:38

Moving from Oakland to New Orleans was as much a personal choice as a professional one for 2018 Pro Bowl tight end Jared Cook."Location. Quarterback. Offense," Cook began. "It's important that at this point in my career — I think it's awesome — that I'm closer to home. Drew Brees ...

Roger Goodell, with Sean Payton’s help, gets it right

Sports 03/27/19, 01:33

Roger Goodell got it right.NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should.Many times, perhaps most of the time, the NFL commissioner is doing the bidding of the owners. That's led to plenty of criticism of Goodell when it's the guys who run the 32 franchises who deserve more ...

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