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FILE - In this Sept. 31, 2019, file photo, Fresno State quarterback Jorge Reyna, left, looks to throw a pass as Southern California USC Trojans defensive lineman Christian Rector approaches during an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. The NCAA’s Board of Governors is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom not to sign a California bill that would allow college athletes to receive money for their names, likenesses or images. In a six-paragraph letter to Newsom, the board said the bill would give California schools an unfair recruiting advantage. As a result, the letter says, the NCAA would declare those schools ineligible for its events. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 9:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham, left, hands off to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the New England Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 because the teams had not yet announced the trade. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 10, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are getting some roster help from the most unlikely of sources: Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Adam Gase's squad acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday, according to a person with direct...
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr reacts after running back Josh Jacobs scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
September 10, 2019 - 2:23 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The night started with Oakland Raiders fans derisively chanting at former disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown and ended with coach Jon Gruden celebrating a victory in the Black Hole. The saga that consumed the football world for days didn't hamper the Raiders a bit. Derek Carr...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, left, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speak at midfield after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 09, 2019 - 12:43 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots trolled the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday and then blew them out Sunday night. A day after the acquiring former Steelers malcontent Antonio Brown, the reigning Super Bowl champions showed they might not even need him, getting 341 yards and three...
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Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott (4) celebrates a touchdown as New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden (44) walks away in the first half of a NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 08, 2019 - 11:56 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott still doesn't want to talk about his contract. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his star quarterback might not have to dodge the questions much longer. After Prescott helped lighten the load on Ezekiel Elliott in the running back's return from a long...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray reacts with wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) during the final seconds of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Lions and Cardinals played to a 27-27 tie in overtime. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
September 08, 2019 - 10:31 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray had already produced a few storybook moments during his first game as an NFL quarterback and seemed on the verge of another in overtime. On third down, the Arizona Cardinals rookie bounced around for a moment and then fired a pass over the middle. The ball...
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Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 08, 2019 - 10:26 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Austin Ekeler has been a solid backup to Melvin Gordon in the Los Angeles Chargers' backfield the past two seasons, but he hasn't gotten much attention while sitting behind one of the top rushers in the league. Ekeler isn't going to be overlooked any longer after his...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass in the first half of a NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
September 08, 2019 - 6:36 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 1 (all times EDT): 6:30 p.m. Dak Prescott has tied a career high with four touchdown passes for the Dallas Cowboys in their opener against the New York Giants. Prescott's fourth TD to a wide open Randall Cobb over the middle was a 25-yard score for a 28-10 lead in the third...
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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, right, and Eric Kendricks (54) celebrate with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
September 08, 2019 - 6:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After dropping back to pass a mere 11 times for Minnesota, Kirk Cousins joked that this defense-and-running-dominated performance felt like youth football. He was more than happy to hand the ball off and get out of the way. Anthony Harris had two interceptions and a fumble...
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September 08, 2019 - 1:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about Alex Ovechkin, The Associated Press erroneously reported what season the Washington Capitals captain is entering. He is entering his 15th, not 14th, season. A corrected version of the story is below: Caps' Ovechkin leaner if not lighter going into 15th season...
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