Football

December 14, 2018 - 10:34 pm
SHENANDOAH, Texas (AP) — After falling to Mount Union last year in the Division III championship game, Mary Hardin-Baylor not only wanted to get back to the title game — and beat the Purple Raiders. The Crusaders did that Friday night. Jase Hammack threw for 147 yards and two touchdowns, Markeith...
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December 14, 2018 - 7:07 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin is spending time with the Alabama football staff but hasn't been hired. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said in a statement Friday that Durkin "is spending a few days with our staff in Tuscaloosa from a professional development standpoint."...
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This undated photo provided by the New Orleans Saints shows a custom made football. When Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record, and those who blocked while he threw. His solution was an exhaustive process than involved the production of about 175 unique commemorative footballs and the enlisting Saints front office and public relations staff to help track down 99 receivers, 56 offensive linemen, 11 head or assistant coaches from his 18 pro seasons, as well as a few others Brees saw as instrumental in his success. (New Orleans Saints via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 7:05 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Drew Brees became the NFL's career leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record, and those who blocked while he threw. His solution was an exhaustive process than...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and quarterback Nick Foles (9) throw before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Philadelphia. Carson Wentz's back injury will likely give Nick Foles another opportunity. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. The quarterback is listed as "questionable" for Sunday night's game against the Rams in Los Angeles and is scheduled to travel with the team. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 14, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz's back injury means Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. The...
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December 14, 2018 - 1:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the move says the NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison $9,300 and reinstated him from administrative leave after his dispute in Miami with Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes. The person confirmed the fine to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Bill Fralic watches a news conference in Pittsburgh. Former star Atlanta Falcons lineman Bill Fralic died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was 56. Fralic was a three-time All-American offensive lineman at Pittsburgh. The university said he had cancer and died at his home in suburban Atlanta. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56. The school said Fralic had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta. Fralic was the first...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., right, catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his second straight game with a quad injury. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, the NFL's highest-paid receiver won't play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
December 14, 2018 - 1:24 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants will need to keep their faint playoff hopes alive without Odell Beckham Jr. for the second straight week. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL's highest-paid receiver will be sidelined again with a quad injury when the Giants (5-8) play the...
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) celebrates after catching a two-point conversion for the win against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The Los Angeles Chargers won 29-28. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
December 13, 2018 - 11:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arrowhead Stadium was already emptying by the time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers jogged to the locker room, triumphantly waving his hand as a satisfying cascade of boos washed over him. He had finally beaten the Kansas City Chiefs. It sounded perfect. Rivers led Los...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. If the Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
December 13, 2018 - 10:43 pm
If the Dallas Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday. If the Colts are for real, they will knock off the Cowboys and stamp themselves as true contenders for the AFC playoffs. With three games remaining, Dallas (8-5) is in...
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Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon looks on from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Carson, Calif. Gordon did not play due to an MCL sprain in his right knee. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )
December 13, 2018 - 5:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is joining backup Austin Ekeler on the inactive list for their high-profile AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the Chiefs will have star safety Eric Berry for the first time this season. Gordon...
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