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Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun

Mar. 25, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished . Yeah, but what about Gronk? Well, the party is about to go bazooka . Look out for Gronk gone wild, Gronk unhinged, Gronk unleashed. Without football strings attached, Gronkowski is suddenly a hot free agent year-round, his talents pitched to far more than 32...

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Mar. 25, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The party's over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started. The New England Patriots' fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled seasons. The four-time All-Pro posted his...

Former Eagles, Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin announces retirement

Mar. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has announced he is retiring from playing football after nine NFL seasons. The 30-year-old Maclin announced his decision in a Twitter post Sunday. He adds that he will post a letter and video in the near future to explain why he is choosing to walk away from...

Giants owner: Trading Beckham came with 'reluctant approval'

Mar. 24, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For all the off-field shenanigans, verbal discord and injuries, Odell Beckham Jr. still is a special player. Giants owner John Mara recognizes that in the wake of the team trading the standout wide receiver to Cleveland earlier this month. "They made an offer that Dave (Gettleman, the...

Djokovic beats Delbonis in 3rd round at Miami Open

Mar. 24, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic pulled a spare ball from his pocket, angrily whacked it against the backstop and then pounded his uncooperative racket into the concrete. He lost his temper, but not the match. Annoyed after squandering a second-set lead, Djokovic regrouped and beat Federico...

Jets owner jokingly envisions self wearing Lombardi Trophy

Mar. 24, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Picture this: New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson parading around next winter with a certain Super Bowl bauble on his head. Sure, Johnson was dreaming about something his franchise hasn't achieved since 1969: an NFL championship. But in March, optimism flows through everyone in pro...

Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams

Mar. 24, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Adams, a rising senior who was expected to be a key member of Georgia Tech's defensive line under new coach Geoff Collins, died at the age of 21, the school announced Sunday. Adams had been going through offseason workouts and was preparing for the start of spring practice when he...

Dixie State senior football player dies in a Utah hospital

Mar. 24, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Dixie State University say redshirt senior football player Abraham Reinhardt has died at a hospital. School officials did not release a cause of death, but an online account set up for his medical bills says the 23-year-old Reinhardt died of a sudden illness. According...

The Latest: Texans sign Gipson to fill void at safety

Mar. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. The Houston Texans have addressed their void at safety, signing free agent Tashaun Gipson. The Texans were in need of a safety after free agents Kareem Jackson and Tyrann Mathieu agreed to deals with other teams on Monday. Gipson spent the last three...

Pac-12 and ACC top conferences in opening round

Mar. 24, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament. The two power conferences combined to go 13-1 in the first two days. The Pac-12 won all six of its contests, while the ACC went 7-1. The lone loss came in a matchup...