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Delaware juggler falls short of Guinness World Record

Sep. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Juggler Carlos Mir left the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Hotel this month, believing he had spun himself what would ultimately prove to be a second Guinness World Record. So did the Delmar resident’s wife Heather Mir, Ocean Suites staff and a handful of hotel guests....

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Sep. 23, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas...

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers

Sep. 23, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of Chicago Bears great and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers: ___ “Football fans know well Gale’s many accomplishments on the field: a rare combination of speed and power as the game’s most electrifying runner, a dangerous kick returner, his comeback...

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...

Cardinals Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson dies at 82

Sep. 18, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Wilson, a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. Wilson died Thursday evening, according to a news release from the team. Wilson spent more than 43 years in the Cardinals' organization as a player and an executive. “For...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Mayfield throws 2 TD passes, Browns hold off Burrow, Bengals

Sep. 18, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield found Odell Beckham Jr. and maybe some of his missing swagger. Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two scores and 124 yards and the Cleveland Browns gave coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL victory Thursday night by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Panthers last season, Reid remains unsigned like his close friend Colin Kaepernick. Washington coach Ron Rivera, Reid’s former coach in Carolina, gave him a strong endorsement Wednesday, Sept. 16. “I would tell them he’s a heckuva teammate,” Rivera said.

Eric Reid still hasn't received an offer or workout invite

Sep. 16, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Carolina Panthers last season, Eric Reid remains unsigned, like his close friend: Colin Kaepernick. Reid told The Associated Press on Wednesday he has not received any offers nor been invited for a visit by any team since the Panthers released him in March....

Players kneel in remembrance of Rep.. John Lewis, D-Ga., during the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Racial injustice themes fill empty NFL stadiums

Sep. 13, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

Jason Myers kicked off to start the Seahawks' season-opener against the Falcons, and the ball sailed through the end zone for a touchback. No one moved a step. Instead, the players all dropped to one knee. After years of pleading with the NFL to act against systemic racism, they were willing to wait another 10...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) stand with teammates for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo. The NFL's new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their voice. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Chiefs, Texans booed as racial justice stand sparks outrage

Sep. 11, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)

Column: NFL keeps stumbling in fight for social justice

Sep. 11, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

Four years after Colin Kaepernick took a knee, this is where we are with the NFL. Fans booing a display of unity. Players struggling to find their voice. The league paying little more than lip service to the issues that really matter. And, by the way, Kaepernick still doesn’t have a quarterback job....