Professional football

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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More

Pages