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AP Source: Broncos bringing in free agent QB Blake Bortles

Sep. 22, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are in the process of adding free agent Blake Bortles to serve as their backup quarterback, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Broncos haven’t announced...

Los Angeles Rams take the field in front of an empty stadium prior to a NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on opening night at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, September 13, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

SoFi Stadium serving as voting center in NFL vote initiative

Sep. 22, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the NFL's two new stadium sites will serve as a voting center as the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams are making SoFi Stadium a venue for election support. The NFL also announced Tuesday on Voter Registration Day it is joining with two groups to recruit workers for polling places and to...

New push to retire Native team names headed to Legislature

Sep. 22, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The first Native American woman elected to the Washington state House of Representatives says she is drafting legislation to remove Native-themed mascots and team names at public schools. This has been a goal of Native American leaders, but has new-found momentum after the Washington,...

Washington Football Team offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75) lies on the turf after an injury against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. Washington will be without its best offensive lineman for at least a couple of weeks after guard Brandon Scherff injured his right knee and missed the second half of a 30-15 loss at Arizona. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Washington guard Brandon Scherff heads to IR with hurt knee

Sep. 22, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Football Team right guard Brandon Scherff went on injured reserve Tuesday after hurting his right knee and receiver Cam Sims was brought up from the practice squad. Scherff, Washington’s top offensive lineman, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who is playing under a...

The Las Vegas Raiders kick off to the New Orleans Saints to start an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Column: Big night for Las Vegas Raiders, their new hometown

Sep. 22, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the light outside faded, the glittering casinos on the Las Vegas Strip came to life Monday evening through the giant lanai doors in the new home of the Raiders. If the backdrop was spectacular, so was the scene on the field. There were the Raiders playing the New Orleans Saints before a...

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Unmasked: NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

Sep. 22, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NFL coaches thumbed their collective — and exposed — noses at the NFL’s mask mandate in Week 2. The league responded with hefty fines of $100,000 per coach and $250,000 per club. The first three to get fined were Denver’s Vic Fangio, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan and...

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, speak with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints doomed by 129 penalty yards against Raiders

Sep. 22, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

When Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins hooked his arm around that of Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs on an overthrown, third-down pass, yellow flags flew. A defensive pass interference call extended a late Las Vegas drive that ultimately extinguished New Orleans' comeback hopes on Monday night. The foul not only fit...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs Saints

Sep. 22, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Too bad none of their fans were able to see it in person. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is brought down by Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants' Saquon Barkley out for season with torn ACL

Sep. 22, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A major knee injury has ended Saquon Barkley's season. His career still has a long way to go, New York Giants coach Joe Judge predicted Monday a little more than 24 hours after his star running back tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on a seemingly harmless...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863....