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Steelers rally past Texans

The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday ...

Oct 23, 2014

Favre's return to Lambeau on hold

Brett Favre’s first visit to Lambeau Field since his retirement is on hold because of Bart Starr’s health. Favre had hoped to attend the Green Bay Packers’ Nov. 9 game against the Chicago Bears and participate with Starr in a pregame coin toss. But ...

Oct 22, 2014

Dallas cuts Sam from practice squad

Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL’s first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game. The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they prepare for ...

Oct 22, 2014

Dates set for Rice's appeal of ban

A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke with AP on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public. ...

Manning breaks all-time TD record

Oct 20, 2014

Manning breaks all-time TD record

Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ 42-17 victory Sunday night. Manning went into the showdown two TDs shy of Brett Favre’s record ...

Florida St. downs Notre Dame

Oct 19, 2014

Florida St. downs Notre Dame

Jameis Winston threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns and led No. 2 Florida State on a second-half comeback to hold off No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27. The Irish nearly pulled off the upset, moving to the 2-yard line in the game’s final moments. ...

Oct 18, 2014

Receiver Harvin traded to Jets

The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade said on Friday that Harvin, a star in last season’s Super Bowl but injury prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The ...

Watt shining on gridiron for Texans

Oct 18, 2014

Watt shining on gridiron for Texans

J.J. Watt has been padding his highlight reel this season by doing things almost unheard of for a defensive end. He swats passes, he sacks quarterbacks. He mugs for TV viewers, he dances for the fans. But mostly, he dominates. Watt’s two-handed tip of ...

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Oct 17, 2014

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This time, the New England defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty to give the Jets kicker another chance. Jones blocked ...

Oct 16, 2014

Seattle's Baldwin defends remarks

Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday that his heated postgame comments following the Seahawks’ 30-23 loss to Dallas on Sunday were understood by his teammates and he “felt like it needed to be said.” “They know I’m going to speak my mind,” Baldwin ...

Manning's focus not on Favre's TD mark

Oct 16, 2014

Manning's focus not on Favre's TD mark

Even though he’s just two touchdown throws shy of Brett Favre’s NFL record of 508, Peyton Manning isn’t getting caught up in history, and neither are his teammates. It’s easy to see why: they’re too busy scything their way through a two-month thicket of ...

Oct 15, 2014

Rugby star quits to pursue NFL dream

Star fullback Jarryd Hayne has shocked the National Rugby League by quitting the Parramatta Eels and saying he plans to try out for the NFL. In a statement posted on the Parramatta club’s website Wednesday and widely reported in the Australian media, Hayne says ...