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Chargers coach Lynn has busy break ahead before camp starts

Jun. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24. While many in the NFL try to relax in the five weeks between minicamp and training camp, Lynn plans on getting his family foundation off the ground as well as open a new school in...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

New Mexico football stadium may be named for Brian Urlacher

Jun. 15, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico school district is looking into a proposal to rename its high school football stadium after retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. Lovington Municipal Schools Athletic Coordinator Robert Arreola proposed this week changing the name of Wildcat...

Lions waive Roberts after trade with Patriots falls through

Jun. 14, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions waived tight end Michael Roberts after trying to trade him to the New England Patriots. The Lions say trade conditions put Roberts back on the team's roster before they took him off it for the second straight day. Roberts failed a physical with the Patriots,...

Buffalo Bills sign 3rd-round pick, tight end Dawson Knox

Jun. 14, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have their entire 2019 draft class under contract after signing rookie tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year deal. The Bills announced the signing Friday, a day after completing their series of offseason mandatory practices and six weeks before the team reports to...

Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

Jun. 14, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Stefon Diggs has dived into yet another playbook. The fifth-year player is taking direction from a fourth offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski, since he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. As challenging as the frequent changes in philosophy and terminology have been, well, at least...

Texans drop pursuit of Caserio, Patriots drop complaint

Jun. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texans have dropped their pursuit of Patriots executive Nick Caserio for their vacant general manager's job, and New England has withdrawn the grievance it filed against Houston. Texans owner Cal McNair released a statement Friday saying the Texans would no longer seek interviews with...

Colts close out draft class with signing of LB Okereke

Jun. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie linebacker Bobby Okereke became the Indianapolis Colts' final draft pick to sign his rookie contract Friday. He was a third-round selection, No. 89 overall. Indianapolis expects him to provide depth at linebacker and eventually compete for a starting job. Okereke made 240 tackles...

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers gets 1-game substance-abuse ban

Jun. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has been suspended for the first game in 2019 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The decision Friday came about 10 months after the former Baylor basketball player was arrested on a marijuana possession charge. The arrest came just...

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Jun. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first Super Bowl...