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Ex-Packer Guion gets 1 year for domestic violence assault

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault at his home last fall. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh also ordered Guion on Tuesday to serve three years’ probation and complete a domestic […]
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Judge: NFL coach can press discrimination claims in court

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Coach Brian Flores can pursue some of his discrimination claims against the league and its teams in court rather than through arbitration, a judge ruled Wednesday. The written decision by Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan was issued months after lawyers for the league tried to get the lawsuit moved to […]
1 year ago
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Rodgers says decision on future will come ‘soon enough’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he will make a decision on his future “soon enough” as the four-time MVP quarterback ponders whether to play next season and if his future remains with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers, 39, discussed his future while speaking on an episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that […]
1 year ago
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Browns could restructure Deshaun Watson’s $230M contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — The record-setting contract Deshaun Watson received from the Browns could undergo some revising. Cleveland general manager Andrew Berry indicated the team may consider restructuring the five-year, $230 million deal — to clear salary cap space — it used to entice Watson to agree to a trade from Houston to the Browns one […]
1 year ago
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AP source: NFL owners to discuss Snyder at upcoming meeting

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder’s future is on the agenda for discussion at upcoming committee meetings in Florida ahead of the annual NFL meeting in Arizona in late March, according to a person familiar with the docket. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the person wasn’t authorized […]
1 year ago
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NCAA football panel out to shorten games; player safety goal

College football administrators are looking at ways to reduce the number of plays in games in the name of player safety, with a tweak in clock operating procedures likely the first step. The NCAA Football Rules Committee is meeting in Indianapolis this week, and recommendations it forwards and approved in the spring would take effect […]
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Bills GM: Hamlin’s return hinges on his medical progress

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has a few more visits to doctors before determining whether he can pursue his goal of returning to play football after going into cardiac arrest and having to be resuscitated on field in January. In providing the update at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Bills general manager Brandon […]
1 year ago
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Rodgers, QBs become top attractions at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will continue to play the waiting game with Aaron Rodgers. They’re also ready with a backup plan. Though general manager Brian Gutekunst’s first choice still appears to be bringing back the four-time league MVP and longtime face of the team, Gutekunst acknowledged the Packers are willing to go […]
1 year ago
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Bills DC Frazier taking a year off, plans to return in 2024

The Buffalo Bills coaching staff has a big hole to fill at defensive coordinator after Leslie Frazier informed the team he is taking a year off from coaching but plans to return for the 2024 season. Speaking at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday, coach Sean McDermott cited what was a “long and hard […]
1 year ago
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AP source: Panthers to meet with QB Derek Carr at combine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will meet with free agent quarterback Derek Carr this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team doesn’t announce its meetings with free agents. The […]
1 year ago
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Former NFL star, CBS anchor Irv Cross had brain disease CTE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Irv Cross was a man of faith and devout fan of football who could no longer in his final years attend Bible study or watch NFL games with friends. The degenerative brain disease that festered inside the former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback had triggered depression, mood swings and the type of memory loss […]
1 year ago
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Commanders release quarterback Carson Wentz after one season

The Washington Commanders released Carson Wentz on Monday, an expected move that puts an end to the one-season experiment with the veteran quarterback that did not work out. After giving up draft picks to acquire him in a trade with Indianapolis last March, the Commanders were able to get out of the final two years […]
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AP source: Rams parting ways with LB Bobby Wagner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Bobby Wagner is parting ways with the Los Angeles Rams after just one season, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Wagner’s release won’t be official until after the start of the new league year next month. […]
1 year ago
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Bieniemy takes next step as Commanders offensive coordinator

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Eric Bieniemy knew he was almost certainly leaving the Kansas City Chiefs before they won a second Super Bowl in four years. After interviewing 16 times for 15 different NFL head coaching jobs in past years, he also knew this time he probably was not getting another look to run a […]
1 year ago

AP source: Broncos hire ex-head coach Vance Joseph as new DC

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that Sean Payton is bringing back ex-Broncos head coach Vance Joseph to Denver to serve as his defensive coordinator. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring hadn’t been announced by the team. Two other former NFL head […]
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Kraken partner with Muckleshoot Indian Tribe for jersey ad

The NHL’s Seattle Kraken have partnered with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to put the tribe’s logo on their jerseys and help increase Indigenous youth participation in the area. The team announced the agreement Wednesday at a news conference in Seattle. The Kraken will be the first team in the four major North American men’s professional […]
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Ex-NFL player recovers after saving his kids from drowning

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A former NFL running back said he’s on the road to recovery after he nearly died while saving his two children from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. Peyton Hillis issued a statement on Twitter, thanking those who helped him following the Jan. 4 incident on Pensacola […]
1 year ago
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Former NBA, NFL team owner, businessman Red McCombs dies

A former owner of two NBA teams, an NFL franchise and longtime Texas businessman, Billy Joe “Red” McCombs has died at his home in San Antonio, according to a statement from his family on Monday. McCombs was 95 and preceded in death by his wife, Charline, in 2019. “The entire McCombs family is heartbroken to […]
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Ohio State-Michigan take feud on ice at Browns home stadium

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio State and Michigan found a new outdoor venue to continue their long-running feud. The bitter Big Ten rivals squared off on the ice Saturday as the schools’ nationally ranked hockey teams played at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. More than 45,000 fans were on hand for “Faceoff On […]
1 year ago
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Commanders announce Bieniemy as OC, assistant head coach

Eric Bieniemy has agreed to be the Washington Commanders’ offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, the team announced Saturday. Bieniemy, a two-time Super Bowl-winning assistant with Kansas City, now gets the chance to show what he can do without Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. Bieniemy, who turns 54 in August, emerged from a pool of […]
1 year ago
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AP source: Commanders finalizing hire of Bieniemy as OC

Eric Bieniemy is finalizing terms of a deal to become the Washington Commanders’ offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was not yet completed. It’s expected to be done Saturday. Bieniemy, a […]
1 year ago
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AP source: QB Derek Carr meeting with Jets this weekend

Free agent quarterback Derek Carr is meeting with the New York Jets this weekend, according to a person familiar with the situation. The 31-year-old Carr, who spent his first nine NFL seasons with the Raiders, was released by Las Vegas on Tuesday after he declined to waive the no-trade clause in his contract. Las Vegas […]
1 year ago
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Hurricanes’ outdoor game marks another Sun Belt push for NHL

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were days away from hosting an NHL Stadium Series outdoor game and Don Waddell was feeling the stress of hoping that everything goes smoothly and the thrill of the opportunity ahead. It’s the same mix of emotions for NHL organizers, too. “It’s very exciting because we’re going to […]
1 year ago
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Same ol’ same ol’: No progress for Black head coaches in NFL

After completing the latest round of coaching hires this week, the NFL won’t look much different on the sidelines in 2023. DeMeco Ryans was the lone Black candidate to land one of the five openings, which means the 32-team league remains stuck at just three Black coaches heading toward a new season for the fifth […]
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