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Bills place trust in Dorsey to drive high-powered offense

Aug. 12, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — While most are focused on how the Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen-led attack will function under Ken Dorsey, the newly promoted offensive coordinator can be found pacing the sideline at practice. Dorsey is a man in constant motion during team drills. Stopping...

Broncos name NFL exec Damani Leech as team's new president

Aug. 11, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' new owners have tabbed NFL International CEO Damani Leech as the team's new president. Owner and CEO Greg Penner made the announcement Thursday, his second day on the job. Leech has a quarter-century's worth of experience...

Broncos sport NFL's richest, most diverse ownership group

Aug. 11, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos now sport the wealthiest owner in the NFL and the league's most diverse ownership group. Four of the six members of the Walton-Penner ownership group, which was welcomed into the NFL this week, are either women or minorities. ...

Broncos sale to Walton group unanimously OKed by NFL owners

Aug. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The record $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law was unanimously approved Tuesday by NFL owners, the expected final step in the transfer from the family of the late Pat Bowlen. The vote was...

Naming rights deal takes Paul Brown name off Cincy stadium

Aug. 09, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The home of the Cincinnati Bengals will no longer carry the name of team founder and NFL pioneer Paul Brown. Paycor, a Cincinnati-based provider of human resources software, has bought the naming rights to the stadium in a deal announced Tuesday. The venue will be...

Winker hits slam, Mariners drop Angels 6-3; Ohtani shaken up

Aug. 07, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jesse Winker hit a grand slam, Marco Gonzales struck out seven and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Sunday as Shohei Ohtani received a visit from trainers and continued to struggle. Winker’s slam – the second of the season for Seattle and...

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with slap on wrist

Aug. 05, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

After Donald Sterling's racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the...

Syndergaard, Phillies beat Nationals in rain-shortened game

Aug. 04, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Noah Syndergaard won his Phillies debut despite giving up four runs, Alec Bohm hit a three-run home run and Philadelphia won a rain-shortened, five-inning game 5-4 over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. Rhys Hoskins also went deep, helping secure a...

Naquin's two homers, Diaz's two-inning save lift Mets

Aug. 04, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Deadline acquisition Tyler Naquin homered twice in his home debut, Edwin Diaz locked down his first two-inning save as a pro and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Thursday night to open a pivotal five-game series between the NL East rivals. Pete Alonso...

Urias wins his 8th straight decision, Dodgers top Giants 3-0

Aug. 04, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Julio Urias won his eighth consecutive decision and Miguel Vargas drove in two runs in his major league debut as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Wednesday night. Urias (11-6) threw six scoreless innings, struck out six and didn’t...