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Colin Kaepernick attends the 2017 ACLU SoCal's Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
December 05, 2017 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah...
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Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier lies on the field after an apparent injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
December 05, 2017 - 7:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will remain in a Cincinnati hospital until at least Wednesday to undergo further testing on a spinal injury suffered in the first quarter of Monday night's win over the Bengals. Shazier left Paul Brown Stadium on a stretcher less than...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:46 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have placed wide receiver Jordan Matthews and defensive end Shaq Lawson on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Both starters had difficult seasons for Buffalo, dealing with injuries and inconsistent play. Matthews was acquired in a preseason trade with...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO PEYTON, NOT PAYTON - Former University of Tennessee football quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and former University of Florida football quarterback Steve Spurrier get together after a news conference of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 05, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After the class picture of the latest Hall of Fame inductees was taken, Peyton Manning made his way over to Steve Spurrier for another handshake and some chit-chat before heading off in opposite directions to do media interviews. The former Tennessee quarterback and former Florida...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates his touchdown with his teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
December 05, 2017 - 4:56 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL's nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes. What's to be done about this long-running animosity between the Steelers (10-2) and Bengals (5-7)? Do the teams...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Florida State defensive back Derwin James celebrates an interception with was ruled down in the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State, in Tallahassee, Fla. James was selected to the AP All-Conference ACC team announced Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
December 05, 2017 - 3:29 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's Derwin James will not play the Seminoles bowl game, saying he is leaving school and will enter the NFL draft. The redshirt sophomore safety made his announcement via Instagram on Tuesday. He said that he will not play in the Dec. 27 Independence Bowl game...
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December 05, 2017 - 1:58 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese says his 23 years with the NFL team were filled with great memories and he will always treasure his time with the organization. A day after being fired along with coach Ben McAdoo with the team reeling with a 2-10...
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Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier lies on the field after an apparent injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
December 05, 2017 - 12:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital with a back injury. Coach Mike Tomlin offered no update on Shazier's condition or his prognosis on Tuesday, more than 12 hours after Shazier left on a stretcher in the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner poses with a bust of himself during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. Kurt Warner will replace Cris Collinsworth for two late-season NFL game telecasts. The Hall of Fame quarterback will be the analyst with play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico for the Dec. 16 Chicago-Detroit game on NFL Network, and for the Christmas game of Pittsburgh at Houston on NBC and NFLN. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kurt Warner will replace Cris Collinsworth for two late-season NFL game telecasts. The Hall of Fame quarterback will be the analyst with play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico for the Dec. 16 Chicago-Detroit game on NFL Network, and for the Christmas game of Pittsburgh at Houston on NBC...
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December 05, 2017 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kurt Warner will replace Cris Collinsworth for two late-season NFL game telecasts. The Hall of Fame quarterback will be the analyst with play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico for the Dec. 16 Chicago-Detroit game on NFL Network, and for the Christmas game of Pittsburgh at Houston on NBC...
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