NFL football

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Associated Press
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens, left, watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
Associated Press
December 29, 2019 - 8:17 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Freddie Kitchens after a disheartening season that didn't come close to meeting expectations. Kitchens was let go Sunday night, just hours after the Browns were beaten by the lowly Cincinnati Bengals (2-14) to finish 6-10 and miss the...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Josh Perkins (81) celebrates a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Associated Press
December 29, 2019 - 7:47 pm
The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:45 p.m. The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East and a playoff berth after a hard-fought 34-17 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. The game was tied late in the third quarter, but the Eagles pulled away with 17 straight points in the...
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This photo provided by AcadianNews shows first responders looking over the site of a plane crash near Feu Follet Road and Verot School Road in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Authorities confirmed the accident but details on whether anyone was injured was not immediately known. (AcadianNews via AP)
Associated Press
December 28, 2019 - 10:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches. The two-engine Piper...
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File-This Aug. 15, 1970, file photo shows Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (19) getting off a pass as left tackle Bob Vogel (72) keeps Kansas City's Aaron Brown away in the exhibition game at Kansas City. Members of a special panel of 26 selected all of them for the position as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season. All won league titles except Marino. All are in the Hall of Fame except Brady and Manning, who are not yet eligible. On Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, quarterback was the final position revealed for the All-Time Team. (AP Photo/William Straeter, File)
Associated Press
December 27, 2019 - 9:51 pm
You have first pick for the NFL's All-Time Team's quarterback. The 10 possibilities are Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Johnny Unitas, Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, John Elway, Peyton Manning, Roger Staubach, Brett Favre and Dan Marino. Have fun. Members of a special panel of 26 selected all of them for the...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Vinny Curry (75) pulls down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Associated Press
December 22, 2019 - 9:20 pm
The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST): 9:17 p.m. Chicago nose tackle Eddie Goldman has left the Bears' game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a concussion. It was not immediately clear when he was hurt. The Bears announced a few minutes into the second quarter he would not return...
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FILe - In this, San Francisco 49ers fullback Joe Perry, right, shows quarterback Y. A. Tittle the plastic mask he has worn during the football season to protect his bridgework, during practice at Menlo Park, Calif. Tittle, who suffered a cheekbone fracture against the Detroit Lions, is wearing the mask he has used since. Helmets have evolved from the original hard leather of the NFL’s infancy to hard polycarbonate single-piece shells with various amounts of padding and air bladders that served as the primary form of head protection into the beginning of this century. (AP Photo/File)
Associated Press
December 22, 2019 - 12:07 am
Long gone are the days of the leather shell and single-bar face mask. Today’s football helmets are technological marvels, using cutting edge materials and design elements to make the headgear the safest it’s been in the 100th season of the NFL. No piece of protective equipment has undergone as much...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, front, catches a pass for a two-point conversion in the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 9:10 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady appeared for his postgame media session with an ice pack on his right elbow. Bill Belichick was sporting a brand new AFC East championship hat. The New England Patriots had things a little tougher this year, but they came out on top yet again. Brady passed for 271...
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Houston Texans strong safety Jahleel Addae (37) celebrates with cornerback Gareon Conley (22) after Addae intercepted a pass by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston during the second half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 6:48 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Texans aren't satisfied with being AFC South champions for the fourth time in five years. They feel as if they're just getting started and donned T-shirts Saturday declaring: “The South Is Not Enough." “This is not the ultimate goal. This is one goal to get us to...
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Darren Sproles
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Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles has decided to retire, ending a 15-year career for the three-time Pro Bowl player. Sproles announced his decision Saturday on the Eagles' website, saying “Spending the past month on Injured Reserve has been hard. I want to be out...
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