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Trainer charged in ex-Patriot’s dog’s death pleads guilty

Nov. 20, 2019 10:00 AM EST

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island dog trainer who was caring for the beloved pet of former New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo when the animal died has pleaded guilty to related charges. The Sun Chronicle reports that 42-year-old Amelia Ferreira, of Cranston, was sentenced Tuesday in...

Browns’ Garrett having appeal heard for NFL suspension

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett is asking the NFL to decrease his indefinite suspension. Garrett was banned last week for the rest of the regular season and playoffs for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet. Garrett is appealing the decision and his case is...

Game cut short by shooting will resume on Eagles’ field

Nov. 20, 2019 9:41 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey high school football game that was cut short when three people were shot will resume at the home field of the Philadelphia Eagles. The game between Pleasantville High School and suburban Philadelphia’s Camden High will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on...

Kickers making field goals at NFL’s worst rate since 2003

Nov. 19, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a very proud tradition of successful kickers over the past couple of decades ranging from Al Del Greco, Joe Nedney, the late Rob Bironas to now Ryan Succop. That’s what makes this season so very surprising. The Titans are on their third different...

Patriots activate Wynn, place Olszewski on injured reserve

Nov. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have activated left tackle Isaiah Wynn from injured reserve in hopes of bolstering their injury-plagued offensive line. New England announced the move Tuesday. In addition, the Patriots have placed rookie receiver Gunner Olszewski on IR with ankle and hamstring injuries. Wynn...

Food for thought: Broncos rehash recent loss over team meal

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On the plane ride home, the Denver Broncos struggled to stomach blowing a 20-point halftime lead. So, they went to dinner upon their return. The entire team. For some table talk they hoped would bear fruit. With Von Miller delivering a few words. Basically, the veteran pass-rusher...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Ravens, Patriots, 49ers remain top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Nov. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Heading into the stretch run of the regular season, the NFL’s top teams are trying to find and maintain their winning form as they get ready for the playoffs. The top seven teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll remained the same from last week. In fact, eight of the top 10 teams all won...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17

Nov. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Seattle at San Francisco, ESPN, 16.95 million. 2. NFL Football: Chicago at L.A. Rams, NBC, 16.85 million. 3. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Fox,...

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game. Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS' strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company said....