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More NFL players protest during U.S. national anthem

Sep 12, 2016

More NFL players protest during U.S. national anthem

Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the U.S. national anthem, a protest amplified later Sunday when four Miami Dolphins kneeled on the sideline as “The Star Spangled Banner” played in Seattle. The protests were ...

Rivera wants Newton protected

Sep 10, 2016

Rivera wants Newton protected

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to receive the same protection on helmet-to-helmet hits as other quarterbacks in the NFL. Rivera said because of the 193-cm, 111-kg Newton’s size and the Panthers’ style of play, Newton often doesn’t draw the flags on hard ...

Bridgewater has surgery on knee

Sep 9, 2016

Bridgewater has surgery on knee

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has had surgery on his severely injured left knee, the first step toward what will undoubtedly be a long, arduous recovery. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the operation took place Thursday, nine days after Bridgewater went down in practice ...

Broncos beat Panthers in rematch of Super Bowl 50

Sep 9, 2016

Broncos beat Panthers in rematch of Super Bowl 50

Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining in the NFL season opener. Newton was sacked ...

Dalton determined to lead Bengals

Sep 8, 2016

Dalton determined to lead Bengals

Andy Dalton went out on top last season, but it wasn’t the place he wanted to finish. He led the AFC in passer rating when he broke the thumb on his passing hand on Dec. 13 while making a tackle during an interception return ...

Broncos, Panthers ready for rematch

Sep 7, 2016

Broncos, Panthers ready for rematch

Cam Newton and Von Miller won’t be watching much film of Super Bowl 50 as they prepare for Thursday night’s NFL kickoff between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. The Panthers don’t really want to relive the nightmare, and the Broncos don’t want to ...

Sep 6, 2016

Florida State receiver Rudolph gives jersey to autistic friend

Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph reunited with Bo Paske on Monday before the fourth-ranked Seminoles face No. 11 Mississippi. Rudolph surprised Paske and his mother, Leah, by giving Bo a personalized Florida State jersey during an interview on ESPN at the team’s hotel. ...

Sep 6, 2016

Kaepernick jersey sales a hot item

Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem apparently has made his San Francisco 49ers jersey very popular, no matter why people are buying. The league’s 33rd best seller on draft day in April, Kaepernick’s jersey has been the seventh best seller ...

Sep 6, 2016

Ex-USC coach Steve Sarkisian joins Alabama staff as analyst

Former Southern California head coach Steve Sarkisian is joining No. 1 Alabama’s staff as an analyst. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban confirmed the hiring on Monday of yet another fired USC coach, joining offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. Sarkisian arrived in Tuscaloosa after Alabama’s season-opening, ...

49ers cut tight end Miller after reports of arrest

Sep 6, 2016

49ers cut tight end Miller after reports of arrest

The San Francisco 49ers released tight end Bruce Miller on Monday, just hours after he was arrested for assaulting two men. Miller was charged with aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery after an early-morning fight at a San Francisco hotel, according to the ...

Longhorns edge Irish in double-OT thriller

Sep 5, 2016

Longhorns edge Irish in double-OT thriller

After two losing seasons and with the pressure of an entire program bearing down, Charlie Strong turned his team over to a freshman quarterback for Texas’ opener, something no Longhorns coach had done in more than 70 years. He even called Shane Buechele’s mom ...