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Leroy Keyes, gold standard of Purdue football, dies at 74

Leroy Keyes, a two-time consensus All-American running back and one of the greatest football players in Purdue history, died Thursday. He was 74. ...

Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers. ...

1 Texans QB accuser drops suit, citing privacy, security

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the 23 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has...

Clowney signs with Browns, wants to ‘dominate’ with Garrett

CLEVELAND (AP) — As he considered his next stop in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney said there was something about the Browns that made them...

NFL’s revised offseason program includes mandatory minicamp

The NFL’s revised offseason program still includes a post-draft rookie minicamp, voluntary workouts and a mandatory minicamp next month despite the union’s objection to...

Pandemic making NFL draft’s small school gems harder to find

Those diamonds in the rough selected in the late rounds of NFL drafts or signed as undrafted free agents are more like hidden gems...

Man accuses NFL’s Aaron Donald of assault at Pittsburgh club

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawyer and his 26-year-old client told Pittsburgh police Wednesday that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and others assaulted...

‘The Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor,” has revealed that he is gay. ...

NFL players call for virtual offseason, shun in-person work

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL players were locked out of team headquarters last offseason because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

TSU hires 1st-time coach Eddie George hoping for revival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George's name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return...

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical...

AP source: Browns still putting rush on Jadeveon Clowney

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns appear to be closing in on Jadeveon Clowney. ...

CEOs gather to speak out against voting law changes

More than a hundred top executives and corporate leaders gathered online this weekend to discuss their response to restrictive voting laws under consideration in...

Coroner: 6th person dead following South Carolina shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who...

LAPD officer charged with running illegal gambling operation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer is among three people charged with running an illegal gambling operation that involved placing bets...

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB’s accusers being ID’d

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault...

Slain South Carolina doctor wrote of faith, life’s fragility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and...

Adams said to have spurned NFL, union health programs

The NFL and its players’ union have an array of health programs designed to help players in their life after football. According to his...

Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former NFL player Phillip Adams fatally shot five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren...

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between U.S. and Canada

His smile covered by a light blue surgical mask, Jacob Trouba's eyes shined as the needle went into his left arm. ...

Adams, NFL veteran who killed 5, known as quiet, troubled

Phillip Adams was a journeyman NFL player whose career was cut short by injuries, a disappointment that apparently stuck with him during his post-football...

Ex-Florida State football player accused of killing man

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State football player was involved in a scuffle with his girlfriend hours before he fatally...

Bills’ Allen: vaccine decision should be personal choice

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is still debating whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and believes the decision be left...

Alabama’s Smith headlines players attending NFL draft

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith of Alabama is scheduled to appear in person in Cleveland at the NFL draft later this month. ...

Nike suspends sponsorship of Deshaun Watson amid allegations

Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the Houston Texans quarterback. ...

After saying ‘I’m Going to Disney World,’ Brady did it again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had no problem taking a...

Woman alleges she was terrorized by assault from Texans QB

HOUSTON (AP) — The first woman to accuse Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment in a lawsuit spoke publicly on...

See ya Sam: Jets trade Darnold to Panthers for 3 draft picks

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold was the face of a hopeful franchise, a promising playmaker who might just be the New York Jets’...

Bucs CB Davis apologizes for tweeting anti-Asian slur

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis has apologized for tweeting an anti-Asian slur, saying he didn’t understand the offensive nature...

Bearing down: Baylor routs Houston 78-59 to reach title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at...

Houston police says it’s investigating Texans QB Watson

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being...

Miller turned rough start to NFL career into big contract

Kolton Miller heard the criticism as he struggled through his rookie season in 2018 that the Raiders made a big mistake picking him 15th...

Amid glow open day, cloud looms over MLB All-Star Game

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid the glow of baseball's opening day, there is a cloud looming over the All-Star Game still more than three months...

NFL’s move to 17 games could alter record books

The NFL could finally see its first 2,000-yard receiver. The 5,000-yard passing club might be ready to induct a few more members with Peyton...

Former USC star running back C.J. Gable retires from CFL

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Former USC star running back C.J. Gable has ended his professional football career where it began. ...

Colorado is latest to weigh ban on Native American mascots

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban Native American mascots in public schools and colleges amid a nationwide push...

Dean Spanos’ sister petitions court to force Chargers’ sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sister of Los Angeles Chargers controlling owner Dean Spanos is petitioning a California court to put one-third of the...

NFL considering changing onside kick and overtime rules

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is considering a rule change that would allow teams to maintain possession of the ball after a score...

USA Football recommends 8 procedures for youth safety

USA Football has introduced eight procedures to enhance safety and health for youth players, with all of those methods endorsed by some major medical...

Bird, Taurasi split over non-call in UConn’s latest win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sue Bird has a different take on the ending to the Baylor-UConn Sweet 16 matchup: The former Huskies point said...

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and planning to have full stadiums for those games. ...

Jones, Smith, Harris reconnect at Alabama’s pro day No. 2

DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama's latest pro day. ...

49ers sign WR Mohamed Sanu to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — ...

DraftKings buys VSiN sports betting video broadcast company

DraftKings has bought Vegas Sports Information Network, a multiplatform broadcast and content company delivering sports betting news, analysis and data to U.S. customers, DraftKings...

With blockbuster trade, 49ers go all-in on rookie QB

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, the biggest risk wasn't trading three first-round picks for the No. 3...

AP Interview: 49ers’ Hannah Gordon works for women’s equity

When Hannah Gordon stepped into her role at the NFL's headquarters in 2009, she was the only woman working in the salary cap department...

What’s ahead? NFL owners to meet about upcoming season

What's ahead for the NFL in 2021? Not even the teams know. ...

Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies

MIAMI (AP) — Howard Schnellenberger was a pipe smoker with a push-broom mustache and gruff baritone, and he paired his grandiloquent manner with grandiose...

DeSean Jackson found ‘perfect time’ for LA return with Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeSean Jackson actually scored his first touchdowns on the site of SoFi Stadium decades before the Los Angeles Rams' new...

49ers trade up to acquire No. 3 pick from Dolphins

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have made a big move to grab their quarterback of the future by trading up...

Saints’ Lattimore suspected of possessing stolen handgun

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested Thursday in his hometown of Cleveland on suspicion of possessing a loaded handgun...

NFL plans more international presence if 17 games approved

The NFL is planning to expand its international presence with more games abroad in 2022 if the 17-game regular-season schedule is approved. ...

‘Hello, friends’: Nantz agrees to remain with CBS Sports

Jim Nantz's familiar introduction of “Hello friends” will continue to be heard on CBS for years to come. ...

Floyd sets sights on All-Pro honors after staying with Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Floyd is much more than a pass rusher to the Los Angeles Rams, and that's why they gave him...

Jaguars sign QB Beathard, setting up potential Minshew trade

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard signed a two-year contract with Jacksonville on Wednesday, giving the Jaguars an experienced...

Lower cap leads to more cuts than usual in NFL

If it seemed as if NFL teams have been shedding contracts nearly as fast as signing them in recent weeks that’s because it’s almost...

Chargers agree to terms with linebacker Kyler Fackrell

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms with outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell. ...

AP source: Slot CB K’Waun Williams returns to 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have brought back another key piece for their roster, agreeing to a one-year deal to...

Snyder to buy out other Washington owners, pending approval

Dan Snyder is buying out the Washington Football Team’s minority owners and will become the sole owner of the club. ...

Free agency gave 49ers’ Williams money, happiness

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Trent Williams was sitting out the 2019 season while in a dispute with the front office in Washington,...

Lawyer: Texans QB’s assault suits followed blackmail attempt

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who’s accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 16 women,...

The Latest: Astros to allow 50% capacity for games in April

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Titans agree to 1-year deal with receiver Josh Reynolds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with wide receiver Josh Reynolds. ...

49ers agree to 1-year deals with Tartt, Wilson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers agreed to bring back safety Jaquiski Tartt on a one-year deal and signed safety Tavon...

Patriots, Bucs among those making biggest waves so far

Bill Belichick never was one to spend wildly in free agency. Watching Tom Brady win another Super Bowl in another city sure changed that. ...

For television, NFL deal is likely a matter of survival

NEW YORK (AP) — The $113 billion deal to telecast NFL games through 2033 is head-swimmingly large — until you consider that the very...

Lawyers battle over ‘race-norming’ in NFL dementia tests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The court-appointed lead lawyer for thousands of retired players suing the NFL pledged Monday to try to remove race as a...

No basement blues: Goodell on hand for draft in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Roger Goodell's leaving his man cave for this year's NFL draft. The Commissioner missed welcoming new players last year — and...

Rams sign speedy veteran WR DeSean Jackson for LA homecoming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran receiver DeSean Jackson agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, returning to his native...

Infant son of Browns WR Ryan Switzer back in hospital

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer said his infant son has been hospitalized again and is undergoing a blood transfusion. ...

Giants sign WR Kenny Golladay to 4-year, $80 million deal

The New York Giants' anemic offensive is adding quite possibly the best free agent receiver on the market. ...

Chargers sign Oday Aboushi to bulk up offensive line

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers agreed on a one-year deal with Oday Aboushi on Saturday, their third offensive line signing...

New Orleans health care workers’ heralded in ‘Dear Nurses’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If the eyes of the nurses photographed for Robert Fogarty's latest project aren't expressive enough, there are always the words...

Playmakers wanted: Defending champ Alabama replacing stars

Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is. ...

49ers sign free agent WR Trent Sherfield

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent wide receiver Trent Sherfield to a one-year deal. ...

Raiders counting on Nagkoue to spark struggling pass rush

Building a fearsome pass rush has been coach Jon Gruden’s white whale ever since trading away star edge rusher Khalil Mack just before his...

4 more women sue Texans QB Watson alleging sex assault

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sued by four more women who accuse him of sexual assault and harassment. ...

Stafford, Goff welcome fresh starts after blockbuster trade

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sun pushed through the shutters behind Matthew Stafford on Friday, illuminating the veteran quarterback as he shed...

NFL reviewing sex assault claims against Texans QB Watson

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL said Thursday that it was investigating allegations that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted multiple women after three...

Let’s Talk: NFL free agents and traded players speak up

Let's talk. Now that the...

49ers sign 6-time Pro Bowl C Alex Mack to 3-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Six-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack is reuniting with coach Kyle Shanahan after signing a contract with the San...

AP source: Raiders agree to 2-year deal with Kenyan Drake

The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $14.5 million with free agent running back Kenyan Drake to complement...

Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

Much like they did with cable in the 1980s and satellite television in the 1990s, the NFL on Thursday made another significant transition in...

Chargers find replacement for Henry, reaching deal with Cook

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Chargers have found their replacement for Hunter Henry as they agreed to terms on a one-year contract with...

Wentz says goodbye to Eagles, welcomes fresh start in Indy

Carson Wentz says he appreciated the opportunity to play in Philadelphia. ...

Patriots’ Chung retires after 11 seasons, 3 Super Bowl rings

BOSTON (AP) — Saying “it's time to start a new life,” New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung announced Thursday he is retiring from the...

Some NFL veterans prosper as business season begins

As the NFL opened its business year Wednesday, veterans Trent Williams, A.J. Green and Emmanuel Sanders prospered. ...

AP source: Vikings agree to deal with CB Patrick Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $10 million with eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson on...

AP source: Raiders sign WR John Brown to 1-year deal

The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to one-year contracts with free agent receiver John Brown and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas. ...

AP source: Panthers bolster defense on Day 1 of free agency

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers shifted their focus to upgrading their defense on the first day of the league year, agreeing to...

49ers hand Trent Williams richest contract ever at OL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers locked up their biggest potential free agent for the long term by agreeing to give...

Cards add WR A.J. Green, C Rodney Hudson in pair of moves

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals made a pair of big offseason moves on Wednesday, adding seven-time Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green on...

Shaq Barrett, Buccaneers finalize 4-year, $72 million deal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shaquil Barrett, Lavonte David, Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski are all staying with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who already feel...

AP source: Seahawks expected to sign CB Ahkello Witherspoon

The Seattle Seahawks moved quickly to address a need in the defensive backfield. They are expected to sign former San Francisco cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon,...

Spend, spend, spend on 2nd day of “legal tampering” in NFL

For people wondering where is all the free-agent quarterback movement as the NFL's “legal tampering” period enters its second day, well, calm down. ...

AP source: QB Fitzpatrick agrees to sign with Washington

Washington is the next stop on the FitzMagic tour. ...

Denver Broncos exercise Von Miller’s 2021 option

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have exercised star linebacker Von Miller's 2021 option. ...

Winston re-joins Saints for 2021 after Brees retirement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are bringing back quarterback Jameis Winston on a one-year contract. ...

With Brady’s largesse, Bucs keeping title gang together

Tom Brady doesn't merely lead teams to Super Bowl wins on the field. He also helps keep together championship teams that have salary cap...

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