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United States' Morgan Brian (6), Carli Lloyd (10) and Lindsey Horan (9) celebrate after a goal by Brian during the first half of the team's international friendly soccer match against Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 29, 2019 - 10:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women's national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win over Portugal in front of a record crowd on Thursday night. The announced attendance of 49,504 at Lincoln Financial...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt will not be permitted inside the team’s facility while serving his eight-game ban for physical altercations. The team had petitioned the NFL to allow Hunt to be around his teammates during his ban, arguing he could use the extra support. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Hunt, who signed with Cleveland in March after being released by Kansas City in December, can’t be at the facility starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 29, 2019 - 6:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt will spend part of his NFL suspension rehabbing after surgery. Hunt, who will serve an eight-game ban for two physical off-field altercations in 2018 while he played for Kansas City, had a sports hernia operation Thursday — hours before the Browns...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt will not be permitted inside the team’s facility while serving his eight-game ban for physical altercations. The team had petitioned the NFL to allow Hunt to be around his teammates during his ban, arguing he could use the extra support. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Hunt, who signed with Cleveland in March after being released by Kansas City in December, can’t be at the facility starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 28, 2019 - 5:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt will have to spend his NFL suspension isolated from his team. The suspended Browns running back, who must serve an eight-game ban for physical altercations, will not be permitted inside the team's facility starting Saturday at 4 p.m., league spokesman Brian McCarthy...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck speaks during a news conference following the team's NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, in Indianapolis. The Colts launch into the post-Luck era with his successor on the bench. Coach Frank Reich plans to sit Jacoby Brissett against the Bengals on Thursday night, the Colts’ first game since Andrew Luck announced his retirement. Either Phillip Walker or Chad Kelly will start, competing for the No. 2 job. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 28, 2019 - 5:06 pm
The Indianapolis Colts launch into the post-Luck era with his successor on the bench. Coach Frank Reich plans to sit Jacoby Brissett against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, the Colts' first game since Andrew Luck announced his retirement. Either Phillip Walker or Chad Kelly will start,...
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Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski holds a news conference announcing his advocacy for CBD and becoming an investor in Abacus Health Products, the maker of CBDMEDIC, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
August 28, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A few hours after winning his third Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski said he was in bed in tears after playing a vital role in the Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. He couldn't enjoy it because of the pain. Gronkowski was hit in the quadriceps during the game, leaving him...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots center David Andrews (60) heads to the practice field during NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass. With time growing short before their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Patriots suddenly have an unexpected hole in the middle of their offensive line following the weekend hospitalization of starting center David Andrews because of blood clots in his lung. Andrews, 27, was released from the hospital Monday night, Aug. 26, 2019, according to the Boston Globe. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 27, 2019 - 5:31 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With time growing short before their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots suddenly have an unexpected hole in the middle of their offensive line following the weekend hospitalization of starting center David Andrews because of blood clots...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. runs a drill at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Beckham Jr. took part in team drills during practice for the first time in nearly three weeks, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 26, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is closer to being game ready. With Cleveland's season opener on Sept. 8 against Tennessee quickly approaching, Beckham, who has been slowed by a hip injury, returned to team drills during practice on Monday for the first time in nearly three weeks. Before the...
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In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, photo, Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, left, and analyst Troy Aikman, right, work in the broadcast booth before a preseason NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The exhibition game served as a dress rehearsal for the Fox Sports crew for the upcoming Super Bowl to be hosted by Miami in 2020. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 26, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — It's two hours before kickoff, and in the Fox TV truck, a large screen shows logos of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Miami Dolphins and this season's Super Bowl. Talk about fantasy football. That image from last week's preseason game between the Jaguars and Dolphins was...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13) catches a 41-yard touchdown as he is defended by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenneth Durden (20) in the first half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
August 26, 2019 - 12:13 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger needed three short series to show he's ready for the regular season, even though he wasn't happy the Steelers didn't score earlier. The Tennessee Titans made it very clear protecting Marcus Mariota on a wet and ugly night was their top priority...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck shakes hands with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay after a news conference following the team's NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 25, 2019 - 7:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck was unique. He loved football. He loves life even more. So when the 29-year-old Luck thought another long, laborious comeback journey jeopardized his future, he believed walking away from the sport and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars was the only logical...
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