Professional football

December 29, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New England receiver Julian Edelman has been fined $63,504 for three separate instances of unnecessary roughness in a victory over Buffalo, only one of which was penalized. Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield was fined $10,026 for staring down his former coach, Hue Jackson, in the...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass under pressure from Notre Dame defensive lineman Daelin Hayes (9) in the first half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 29, 2018 - 5:10 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 5:05 p.m. Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence's 25th touchdown pass of the season has put the No. 2 Tigers back ahead of No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. Justyn Ross caught...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly gestures while standing on the field before the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game against Clemson on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 29, 2018 - 4:50 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 4:45 p.m. No. 3 Notre Dame quickly responded to tie Clemson in the Cotton Bowl at 3-3. Justin Yoon kicked a 28-yard goal with 4:31 left in the first quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Notre Dame...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly gestures while standing on the field before the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game against Clemson on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 29, 2018 - 4:35 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 4:35 p.m. No. 2 Clemson has taken a 3-0 lead over Notre Dame in Saturday's Cotton Bowl on Greg Huegel's 40-yard field goal with 8:35 left in the first quarter. The field goal capped a nine-play, 31...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly gestures while standing on the field before the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game against Clemson on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 29, 2018 - 4:28 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 4:25 p.m. Clark the eagle has finally landed at the Cotton Bowl. The eagle that flew during the national anthem Saturday before the playoff semifinal between Notre Dame and Clemson never made it to...
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File-This Oct. 14, 2018, file photo shows New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) running with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets have signed Enunwa to a contract extension, keeping one of their key offensive players who was scheduled to be a free agent in the offseason. The team announced the multiyear deal Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, after its final full practice of the regular season. A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press the deal is worth $36 million over four years, including $20 million in guarantees. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 29, 2018 - 4:24 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, cornerback Morris Claiborne and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve a day before the team's season finale at New England. All three players had been previously ruled out for the game against the...
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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, left, and defensive end Clelin Ferrell talk as honorary captain Layton Horner, center, stands by during a hospital visit at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Clemson will play against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
December 29, 2018 - 3:52 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 3:50 p.m. Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, suspended by the NCAA for failing a test for performance-enhancing drugs, was on the field Saturday wearing an orange sweat shirt with the...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney share a moment during the NCAA Cotton Bowl football coaches' news conference in Dallas, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Notre Dame is scheduled to play Clemson in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff Saturday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 29, 2018 - 3:27 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 3:25 p.m. The weather outside is dreary, with an overcast sky and temperatures that feel-like its near freezing. Inside, under the bright lights of AT&T Stadium and with the retractable roof...
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File-This photo taken Dec. 16, 2018, shows Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley carrying the ball during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Los Angeles. Gurley has been ruled out of Los Angeles’ regular-season finale Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, against San Francisco with a knee injury. Gurley will miss the Rams’ final two games of the regular season due to the injury, but McVay says he isn’t concerned about the star running back’s availability for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rams running back Todd Gurley has been ruled out of Los Angeles' regular-season finale against San Francisco because of a knee injury. Safety Lamarcus Joyner also won't play Sunday at the Coliseum, Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed Friday. "Those guys are making progress, but we...
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File-This Dec. 9, 2018, file photo shows Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) warming up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Williams is in no rush to discuss his future. And the Bills aren't going to push the defensive tackle into making a decision about returning for a 14th season any time soon in what's become an annual game of wait-and-see when it comes to the team's respected leader and longest-tenured active player. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:06 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Williams knows he's more than capable of returning for a 14th season. What the Buffalo Bills defensive tackle wasn't sure he can handle is spending another spring and summer of practice and training camp watching his children play T-ball and soccer on FaceTime. The...
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