Professional football

December 08, 2017 - 11:14 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor will be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Indianapolis Colts. Bills coach Sean McDermott made the announcement on Friday. Taylor has been limited at practice all week after injuring his knee in the first play from...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is hit by New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) and New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Manti Te'o (51) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 08, 2017 - 2:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Deion Jones can't wait to face the New Orleans Saints again in two weeks. The Falcons' standout middle linebacker keeps putting up impressive numbers against his hometown team, and he made the play of the game in a 20-17 win Thursday night over the Saints. Jones was playing man...
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Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) intercepts a ball in the end zone ahead of New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill (89) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. The Falcons won 20-17. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 08, 2017 - 12:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — With the season potentially hanging in the balance, Deion Jones leaped high in the air, about as high as he could go. He reached even higher, snatching the ball away before it could reach the intended target. Holding on for dear life with both arms, the Atlanta Falcons linebacker...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, watches before an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Browns in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decisions says the Cleveland Browns have fired Sashi Brown. Brown, who was named the team’s top executive by owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam during an overhaul following the 2015 season, was relieved of his duties on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
December 07, 2017 - 9:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Sashi Brown brought analytics, a bevy of draft picks and some stability to the Cleveland Browns. In the end, losing mattered most. With the Browns not winning and still the NFL's saddest franchise, owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam decided it was time to make yet another change at the...
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December 07, 2017 - 9:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have hired former Kansas City general manager John Dorsey as their new GM. Credited with helping turn the Chiefs around, Dorsey's new task is to fix the Browns, who have gone 1-27 the past two seasons and fired vice president of football operations Sashi Brown...
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December 07, 2017 - 8:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award honors a man's involvement in the community and performance on the playing field. In this season marked by kneeling during the national anthem by some players as they protest social injustice, three of those demonstrators are on the list...
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December 07, 2017 - 8:05 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills fan who ran naked across the field during a blowout loss last month and earned praise from other fans for rushing better than the team's players has pleaded guilty to exposure. Tristan Lambright admitted the violation in Orchard Park Town Court on Thursday...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, right, runs for a 5-yard touchdown past Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (52) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
December 07, 2017 - 5:25 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette doesn't want to be known as a trendsetter. Fournette was the first college player to skip a bowl game in 2016 when he announced he wouldn't join LSU in the Citrus Bowl. Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey did the...
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December 07, 2017 - 5:14 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was limited at practice after tweaking a hamstring, and his status for the game against the Denver Broncos is uncertain. Anderson was a full participant Wednesday, but was listed on the team's injury report with a hamstring issue...
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December 07, 2017 - 1:53 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White shook nervously in anger at his locker Thursday while accusing Patriots Rob Gronkowski of being a dirty player for blindsiding him in the back of the head. As for the NFL issuing Gronkowski a one-game suspension for the hit...
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