Football

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) warms up during a practice Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Patriots are scheduled to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 01, 2018 - 7:23 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday. Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise also practiced after being cleared...
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi takes part in a media availability for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 01, 2018 - 6:39 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — It's been a decade since a Super Bowl winner had a 100-yard rusher. The New England Patriots haven't done it while winning five of their seven title game appearances with quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick since 2002. That helps illustrate how the game has...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Rodgers wants to follow Tom Brady's path and still chuck it when he's in his 40s. He also accepts that in today's NFL he might again follow Brett Favre's footsteps and one day don something other than the green and gold. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
February 01, 2018 - 5:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to take the same path as Tom Brady, still flinging footballs and chasing championships at age 40. He knows he might have to leave Green Bay to do that. The 34-year-old acknowledged Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press that he...
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DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Super Bowl 52 Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 01, 2018 - 5:58 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — DeMaurice Smith dismissed with one word a question about his union's labor deal with the NFL being extended. Then he attacked. The executive director of the NFL Players Association quickly said "no" Thursday when asked about the current 10-year collective bargaining...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Rodgers wants to follow Tom Brady's path and still chuck it when he's in his 40s. He also accepts that in today's NFL he might again follow Brett Favre's footsteps and one day don something other than the green and gold. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
February 01, 2018 - 5:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he wants to play into his 40s like Tom Brady, but he might have to leave Green Bay to do that. The 34-year-old acknowledged that he may have to play for another team like Brett Favre did at the end of his Hall-of-Fame career. Rodgers said he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Rodgers wants to follow Tom Brady's path and still chuck it when he's in his 40s. He also accepts that in today's NFL he might again follow Brett Favre's footsteps and one day don something other than the green and gold. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
February 01, 2018 - 5:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he wants to play into his 40s like Tom Brady, but he might have to leave Green Bay to do that. The 34-year-old acknowledged that he may have to play for another team like Brett Favre did at the end of his Hall-of-Fame career. Rodgers said he...
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February 01, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — When a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan woke up groggy from recent dental surgery, she had one big fear: "Did I miss the Super Bowl?!?" Haley Parks' father posted a video on Facebook this week showing her coming out of anesthesia after having her wisdom teeth removed. When...
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February 01, 2018 - 4:23 pm
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — When a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan woke up groggy from recent dental surgery, she had one big fear: "Did I miss the Super Bowl?!?" Haley Parks' father posted a video on Facebook this week showing her coming out of anesthesia after having her wisdom teeth removed. When...
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February 01, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is going home. Shazier was released from the hospital on Thursday, nearly two months after suffering a spinal injury in a victory over Cincinnati. The Pro Bowler underwent spine stabilization on Dec. 6 and while he was able to...
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February 01, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The debate over whether the NFL should let players kneel during the national anthem flared up in state government this week as some legislators and a governor disparaged the league. Georgia senators unanimously passed a resolution Thursday denouncing the NFL for allowing players to...
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