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Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78

Oct. 22, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, who provided the iconic play of the Oakland Raiders' first Super Bowl title, died on Tuesday. He was 78. The Raiders and Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Brown's death but did not reveal a cause. He had been dealing with cancer. "The entire Hall of Fame family mourns the...

Jets angry Darnold's 'seeing ghosts' comment made it on air

Oct. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are disappointed and angry quarterback Sam Darnold's comment about him "seeing ghosts" made it on air during the "Monday Night Football" game. Darnold was wearing a microphone for ESPN's broadcast of New York's 33-0 loss to New England. After the third of his five...

AP Source: Broncos trade receiver Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers

Oct. 22, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have traded veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the teams hadn't announced the trade, confirmed the...

NFL at 100: Packers beat Chiefs in first Super Bowl

Oct. 22, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs had no way of knowing what the Super Bowl would become when they met at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15, 1967. All they knew was they didn't like each other much. The NFL had for years successfully fended off rival leagues,...

NFL At 100-AP Was There-Super Bowl I

Oct. 22, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the first Super Bowl between the NFL champion Green Bay Packers and AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting...

AP source: Falcons trade receiver Mohamed Sanu to Patriots

Oct. 22, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons traded receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick in 2020, according to a person within the NFL. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams were still completing Tuesday's deal, which was first...

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

Oct. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials. Matthews was disciplined for a tweet he posted after the Lions lost to his former team, the Packers, whom the NFL acknowledged benefited from...

So bad for so long, does DC stand for District of Champions?

Oct. 22, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade. The attitude, he found, was not exactly reflective of a win-big mindset, much like the...

Jets' Darnold says he's 'seeing ghosts' in bad loss to Pats

Oct. 22, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold was in the middle of a ghastly performance when he took a seat on the sideline and tried to figure out what was happening. "I'm seeing ghosts," said the New York Jets second-year quarterback who was wearing a microphone for the ESPN broadcast. Well, he definitely...

Patriots blitz Darnold, Jets 33-0 to remain undefeated

Oct. 22, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone and the New England Patriots' blitz-happy defense took over from there. Bill Belichick's bunch is still undefeated after another absolutely dominant performance. Brady threw a TD pass to Phillip Dorsett, Sony Michel ran for three scores and New England...