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Fans wait to enter Wembley stadium before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 06, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Melvin Gordon is expected to see his first action as the Los Angeles Chargers host the Denver Broncos. The Chargers running back held out for 64 days in a contract dispute before reporting on Sept. 26. He was activated prior to last week's game at Miami but did not play. The Chargers will be...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold speaks to reporters after an NFL football practice in Florham Park, N.J. Darnold has been ruled out for New York's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Coach Adam Gase says Friday that Darnold had tests Thursday night, and the results of which were not sufficient enough for doctors to clear him to play. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 05, 2019 - 3:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's return will have to wait at least another week. The New York Jets quarterback was ruled out for the team's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Darnold was originally scheduled to have medical tests Friday, but the doctors...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Helsley was disappointed by his first exposure to the Atlanta Braves’ fans use of the Tomahawk Chop for their chants during games. Helsley’s vantage point is different than most players who visit SunTrust Park. He is a member of the Cherokee nation. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
October 04, 2019 - 9:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley thinks the Tomahawk Chop chant is insulting, and he was disappointed when it was heard during Game 1 of the NL Division Series against Atlanta. Helsley is not the only player who dislikes the chant. The 25-year-old rookie's perspective is...
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, center, talks with defensive coordinator Todd Wash as he stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 04, 2019 - 4:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without cornerback Jalen Ramsey for a second straight week, and now they want their disgruntled star to see a back specialist. Coach Doug Marrone ruled Ramsey out Friday, saying he has been "working extremely hard to get back with this low-...
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Seattle Seahawks free safety Tedric Thompson eyes the ball after he intercepted a Los Angeles Rams pass during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
October 04, 2019 - 12:03 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson on fourth-and-goal with 2:28 remaining to give Seattle the lead, Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Seahawks held on for a wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) makes a pass during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was uncertain to return this week as he continued to recover from mononucleosis, which sidelined him the past two games. Jets coach Adam Gase said the team could potentially wait until Sunday to decide if Darnold or practice squad QB-turned-starter Luke Falk will be under center against the Eagles. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 03, 2019 - 5:55 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold’s swollen spleen has taken center stage for the New York Jets. The 22-year-old quarterback is scheduled to have blood tests and an ultrasound Friday to determine if the enlarged organ has returned to normal size _ or close to it _ and allow Darnold to play in a...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
October 02, 2019 - 7:19 pm
The Oakland Raiders are upset about the lengthy suspension handed down to linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis tight end Jack Doyle. Burfict was suspended Monday for the final 12 games of the season and any playoff games for "repeated violations of unnecessary...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) makes a pass during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Darnold has been cleared by doctors for non-contact activities, but his availability for New York's game at Philadelphia remains uncertain. Coach Adam Gase says Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, that Darnold can begin throwing footballs at practice this week but can't yet lift weights as he continues to recover from a bout with mononucleosis that has sidelined him the last two games. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 02, 2019 - 12:05 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is practicing for the first time since being diagnosed with mononucleosis three weeks ago, although his status for the team's game at Philadelphia remains uncertain. Coach Adam Gase says Wednesday that Darnold has still not been...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham, center, and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) grab each other during the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens wants more consistent NFL officiating after wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was choked during Sunday’s game. Beckham got into a skirmish with Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who pinned the three-time Pro Bowler and had his hands around his neck before being pulled away. Both players were assessed personal fouls, but neither was ejected. Kitchens said he planned to reach out to the league about that situation in particular and officiating evenness in general. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 30, 2019 - 6:41 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has Odell Beckham's back. He's more worried the NFL protecting the star's neck. Kitchens said Monday that he wishes the league's officials were more consistent calling penalties in the aftermath of Beckham being choked by Ravens cornerback Marlon...
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, scrambles under pressure from Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, right, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 30, 2019 - 4:15 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The winless Denver Broncos suffered the worst loss of their anguished season Monday when rising star Bradley Chubb was diagnosed with a torn left ACL that requires surgery and ends his season. The fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft, Chubb was injured in the Broncos' 26-24...
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