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Brady, Pats hope 3rd time is charm on clinching playoff spot

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are hoping the third time's a charm on clinching a playoff berth. The Patriots (10-3) have lost two straight games with a chance to secure their 17th postseason appearance in coach Bill Belichick's 20 seasons. This time all they have to do to join Baltimore, Kansas City and...

Jets won't discipline Bell for bowling after flu absence

Dec. 10, 2019 7:12 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell will be spared from team discipline after his weekend bowling outing. The New York Jets running back missed the team's 22-21 win Sunday against Miami while continuing to recover from the flu, which kept him out of practice for two days last week. Coach Adam Gase said...

Thomas out 4 games for violating substance abuse policy

Dec. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins cornerback Simeon Thomas has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The league announced Thomas’ suspension Tuesday that extends through the end of this season and Week 1 of 2020. Thomas is suspended without pay during...

Ravens, 49ers, Saints are top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens just keep on soaring. The Ravens clinched a playoff spot last week after they held off the Buffalo Bills 24-17 for their ninth consecutive victory. And the Ravens are again the unanimous choice as the top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll. For the...

Ravens' Jackson shrugs off leg injury, keeps focus on wins

Dec. 10, 2019 6:51 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Setting NFL records and garnering MVP votes doesn't mean that much to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who's far more interested in stacking wins and getting Baltimore to the Super Bowl. Jackson stands 23 yards shy of breaking Michael Vick's single-season record for yards rushing...

NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV's win of the prime-time week

Dec. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks. Fox's Thursday night NFL airing of the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears was the week's top show of any kind with 18.23 million viewers, and its broadcast of the Big 10 title game...

1 arrested, 1 sought in holiday gunfire that wounded 12

Dec. 10, 2019 6:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One suspect was in custody Tuesday and another was being sought in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend gunfight that injured 12 people at the edge of New Orleans' famous French Quarter. Both suspects were traced to St. Mary Parish in south-central Louisiana, where the arrest was made...

Falcons place WR Ridley, CB Trufant on injured reserve

Dec. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Calvin Ridley and cornerback Desmond Trufant were placed on injured reserve Tuesday by the Atlanta Falcons. Ridley (abdominal strain) and Trufant (broken forearm) will miss the final three games of the season after being injured in Atlanta's 40-20 win over the Carolina...

Mountain West announces Nevada suspensions after altercation

Dec. 10, 2019 6:02 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Mountain West Conference has suspended four Nevada football players for their roles in a postgame altercation against UNLV on Nov. 30. The four were suspended for violating the league's sportsmanship rules, the conference announced Tuesday. Defensive back Austin Arnold...

AP Michigan Division 7-8 all state team named

Dec. 10, 2019 6:01 PM EST

The 2019 Division 7-8 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Nick Affholter, Reading, Sr. FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS Alex Thole, Schoolcraft, Jr. Avery Moore, New Lothrop, Sr. RUNNING BACKS Kobe Clark, Schoolcraft, Sr. Jameson...