Professional football

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown participates in an NFL football minicamp in Alameda, Calif. Antonio Brown returned to the Oakland Raiders training camp facility, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, after missing time to see a specialist for his frost-bitten feet and losing a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 13, 2019 - 4:20 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Brown walked onto the Oakland Raiders practice field in his familiar No. 84 jersey surrounded by cameras and received warm greetings from teammates. His weeklong absence to deal with his frostbitten feet and a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet has ended and...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during an NFL football practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 13, 2019 - 4:02 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the...
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August 13, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z's Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and...
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Construction worker Dineose Vargas wipes his face at a construction site on the Duncan Canal in Kenner, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Forecasters say most of the South, from Texas to parts of South Carolina, will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 13, 2019 - 3:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — States from Texas to South Carolina were under heat advisories and warnings Tuesday, when it felt like 119 degrees (48 Celsius) in West Memphis, Arkansas — and forecasters said even more scorching conditions were possible by day's end. The most intense heat Tuesday was expected in...
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Construction worker Dineose Vargas wipes his face at a construction site on the Duncan Canal in Kenner, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Forecasters say most of the South, from Texas to parts of South Carolina, will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 13, 2019 - 3:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the South — from Texas to parts of South Carolina — was under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures would feel as high as 117 degrees (47 Celsius), forecasters said. The most intense heat Tuesday was expected in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama; and in...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is shown during an NFL football minicamp in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders and their big personalities like Antonio Brown and Richie Incognito are ready to be stars on HBO's "Hard Knocks." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 13, 2019 - 3:09 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Brown has returned to the Oakland Raiders training camp facility after missing time to see a specialist for his frostbitten feet and losing a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet. Brown walked on the field surrounded by cameras late in practice Tuesday and...
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Construction workers from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development work in the heat on a road grating project on Airline Highway in St. Rose, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Forecasters say most of the South, from Texas to parts of South Carolina, will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 13, 2019 - 1:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the South — from Texas to parts of South Carolina — was under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures would feel as high as 117 degrees (47 Celsius), forecasters said. The most intense heat Tuesday was expected in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama; and in...
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Children splash in the new splash pad at Riverview Park in North Augusta, S.C., Monday, August 12, 2019.Hazardous heat is in the Augusta, Ga., area weather forecast. Forecasters say most of the South from Texas to parts of South Carolina will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees.(Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 1:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the South — from Texas to parts of South Carolina — will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees (47 Celsius), forecasters said. The most intense heat Tuesday was expected in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama; and in...
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FILE- In an April 13, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh walks out with players during the team's annual spring NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh seems to be set up for success at Michigan in his fifth season, leading a program that is a popular choice to win the Big Ten. "That's where I would pick us," Harbaugh said. Some are predicting the Wolverines will earn a spot in the College Football Playoff to give them a chance to win a national championship for the first time since 1997. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:28 pm
The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback...
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In this photo from Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake talks to a receiver during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh. The team said Drake, who joined the coaching staff in 2018, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 13, 2019 - 1:06 pm
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gathered his team for what he called the "most important film session of the year." It was the team's first football work since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. For a team grappling with the grief over a beloved assistant, the...
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