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San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers' Eli Harold (57), Eric Reid (35) and Marquise Goodwin (11) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 10, 2017 - 1:59 pm
The Latest on Week 14 of the NFL season: (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. The Associated Press counted five NFL players protesting during the national anthem of the league's early games Sunday. Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch sat as usual in Kansas City. In Houston, San Francisco's Eli Harold,...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a 18-yard touchdown pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
December 10, 2017 - 1:43 pm
The Latest on Week 14 of the NFL season: (all times local): ___ 1:28 p.m. Josh Gordon has his first touchdown in nearly four years. Cleveland's troubled wide receiver, who recently returned after being suspended for two seasons, caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter against Green...
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Members of the grounds crew remove ice from the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 10, 2017 - 12:12 pm
The Oakland Raiders will have wide receiver Amari Cooper available for their AFC West showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. Cooper, who dominated the Chiefs with 11 catches for 210 yards in their first meeting, was active after clearing the NFL's concussion protocol this week. Cooper also had a...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017 photo, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Wang is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) avocado she snagged is the world's largest. (AP Photo/Mary Lou Knurek)
December 09, 2017 - 10:10 am
POLICE: WOMAN DROVE WITH TRANSIT SIGN STICKING OUT OF CAR SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car. The 52-year-old was pulled over Saturday on Route 46 in South Hackensack when...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017 photo, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Wang is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) avocado she snagged is the world's largest. (AP Photo/Mary Lou Knurek)
December 09, 2017 - 7:34 am
POLICE: WOMAN DROVE WITH TRANSIT SIGN STICKING OUT OF CAR SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car. The 52-year-old was pulled over Saturday on Route 46 in South Hackensack when...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, center, holds his Most Outstanding Player trophy as he celebrates with the team after their 41-17 win in the the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against TCU, in Arlington, Texas. Baker Mayfield is the AP player of the year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
December 09, 2017 - 4:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is in many ways the perfect college football player: Good enough to play at an elite level, but because he is not an ideal NFL prospect, he stuck around long enough to lead Oklahoma to three Big 12 championships and two playoff appearances. Mayfield is the clear...
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, right, introduces the NFL football teams new general manager, John Dorsey, left, gestures during an introductory press conference in Berea, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 7:44 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam didn't mince words or waste time. He introduced John Dorsey as the general manager Friday, then removed any doubt about what must be done. "The Cleveland Browns are not going to be successful until we get a quarterback," Haslam said. "We're going to look...
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Teammates of Kansas City Chiefs' Marcus Peters, left, try to prevent him from leaving the field after a penalty during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 08, 2017 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was fined $24,309 by the NFL on Friday for throwing a penalty flag into the stands against the New York Jets. Peters also was suspended one game by Chiefs coach Andy Reid earlier in the week for his antics last Sunday in the 38-31 loss...
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Teammates of Kansas City Chiefs' Marcus Peters, left, try to prevent him from leaving the field after a penalty during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
December 08, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for throwing a penalty flag into the stands against the New York Jets. Peters was also suspended one game by Chiefs coach Andy Reid for his antics last Sunday in the 38-31 loss. During the Jets' go-ahead...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles smiles before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bowles usually keeps his emotions in check during his daily dealings with the media. On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, Bowles was asked eight questions, and then reporters were done. The coach glanced at the room, side to side, and when no other questions were asked, Bowles pumped his left fist and shouted. “Nice, new record!” Bowles exclaimed before letting out a loud: “YES!” So, apparently all it took was for a news conference to last just 1 minute, 53 seconds for Bowles to get downright fired up. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
December 08, 2017 - 3:20 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles usually keeps his emotions in check during his daily dealings with the media. News conferences aren't exactly entertaining Rex Ryan-like yuckfests with this New York Jets coach, who might crack a smile every now and then or throw out a witty line. Getting...
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