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Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 08, 2019 - 7:26 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Austin Ekeler has been a solid backup to Melvin Gordon in the Los Angeles Chargers' backfield the past two seasons, but he hasn't gotten much attention while sitting behind one of the top rushers in the league. Ekeler isn't going to be overlooked any longer after his...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians walks the sidelines during the first half an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
September 08, 2019 - 5:33 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 1 (all times EDT): 8:30 p.m. The NFL's new pass interference rule that was implemented as a result of the non-call in the NFC championship came into play only a few times on opening weekend. The only successful challenge so far came from Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians on an...
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September 08, 2019 - 10:07 am
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about Alex Ovechkin, The Associated Press erroneously reported what season the Washington Capitals captain is entering. He is entering his 15th, not 14th, season. A corrected version of the story is below: Caps' Ovechkin leaner if not lighter going into 15th season...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown smiles before stretching during NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif. Brown was released by the Raiders, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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September 07, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Randy Moss. Josh Gordon. And now Antonio Brown. A dozen years after Bill Belichick took a chance on Moss when the talented but troubled diva had worn out his welcome in Oakland, the Patriots picked up Brown on Saturday hours after he was released by the Raiders without ever...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 07, 2019 - 2:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason. Major League Baseball said Pineda tested positive for the banned substance and the suspension takes...
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Barcelona's soccer player Lionel Messi, right, holds the award of UEFA Champions League forward of the season 2018/19 as he poses with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 07, 2019 - 6:53 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's club president has confirmed that Lionel Messi would have the right to leave the club at the end of this season, as stipulated in his contract. Spanish newspaper El País reported Thursday that Messi's current contract with Barcelona includes the option for the...
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott works out a the team's NFL football facility in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Schuyler Dixon)
September 04, 2019 - 3:56 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was finishing the early stretching at the first practice since ending his long holdout with the Dallas Cowboys when the star running back was called to the front of the group. Cheers rose from teammates Wednesday before Elliott led a brief set of jumping jacks...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) puts on his helmet prior to the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Brown missed significant practice time dealing with frost-bitten feet suffered while getting cryotherapy treatment in France and waging a battle with the NFL over the use of his outdated helmet. He lost a grievance to allow him to use the helmet that's no longer certified as safe and returned to camp. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown said Wednesday that the Oakland Raiders have fined him close to $54,000 for missing a practice and walkthrough last month. Brown posted a letter on his Instagram account from general manager Mike Mayock saying that he was fined $40,000 for an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is shown before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, in Cleveland. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said wide receiver Odell Beckham is “ready to go” for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
September 04, 2019 - 9:35 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is "ready to go" for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. Beckham sat out Cleveland's four preseason games with what the team described as a minor hip injury. The...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, is congratulated by Walker Buehler, center, and Gavin Lux after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 02, 2019 - 9:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson homered twice and drove in five runs before running into the right-field wall on a spectacular catch in the fifth inning, Gavin Lux scored three runs in his major-league debut, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Colorado Rockies 16-9 Monday night. The Dodgers...
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