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Quinn testifies he doesn't recall payments in NC agents case

Feb. 27, 2020 6:40 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn testified Thursday that he doesn’t remember whether he received money from a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago. Quinn, who officially becomes an...

Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young listens during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Ohio State star Chase Young follows in Nick Bosa's footsteps

Feb. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Young wants to follow in fellow Ohio State star Nick Bosa's NFL footsteps, and he probably won't have to wait all that long to start. The freakishly athletic defensive end who's widely viewed as the best player coming out of college — just as Bosa was — figures to...

Hearing for suspect in college player's death rescheduled

Feb. 27, 2020 2:34 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A competency hearing for a man accused of killing a Kansas college football player and wounding New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine was rescheduled Thursday because he had refused to cooperate with efforts to evaluate him. During a hearing Thursday for Francisco Alejandro...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles. Ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and its players is an important step closer after a narrow majority approval by team union representatives, but there's still work to be done to ensure another decade of labor peace. Wilson is one of the players who have spoken out against the current proposal.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NFL, players move closer to new CBA, but deal not done yet

Feb. 26, 2020 9:03 PM EST

The NFL and its players have moved closer to a new collective bargaining agreement and the next decade of labor peace that would come with it. If the process is at first-and-goal now, though, there's still work to be done to get into the end zone. With a late-night vote, on the slim majority approval of the 32...

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, about the new college football bowl game to be held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. The LA Bowl will match opponents from the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences in December at the multibillion-dollar stadium, which is scheduled to open in July. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

LA Bowl will welcome Pac-12, Mountain West to SoFi Stadium

Feb. 26, 2020 6:34 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Pac-12 and the Mountain West believe football fans around their conferences will be eager to see what's inside SoFi Stadium. The conferences' commissioners formally announced the new LA Bowl on Wednesday at the under-construction stadium south of downtown Los Angeles. For at...

College hoops corruption witness testifies in NC agents case

Feb. 26, 2020 5:44 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A cooperating witness from the federal corruption investigation into college basketball testified Wednesday against a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent laws nearly a decade ago. Louis Martin “Marty” Blazer III...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, New York Giants outside linebacker Alec Ogletree watches during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The New York Giants released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, clearing significant salary cap space Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, with the departure of their two most expensive defensive players. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Giants gain cap savings by cutting LBs Ogletree, Martin

Feb. 26, 2020 3:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Giants released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, clearing significant salary cap space Wednesday with the departure of their two most expensive defensive players. Rebuilding anew under rookie head coach Joe Judge, the Giants gained more than $13 million in cap...

Lions cut DT 'Snacks' Harrison after 1-year, $11M extension

Feb. 25, 2020 10:45 AM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. The Lions announced the move Tuesday, less than a year after signing him to an $11 million, one-year contract extension. He went into the 2019 season with two years left on the $46 million...

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, and his son Stephen Jones, the team's executive vice president, leave after NFL owners meet to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Cowboys put free-agent plans on hold because of CBA deal

Feb. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Jones continues to play the waiting game — just like every other NFL team executive. Until they get answers, nobody is ready to move. While the Dallas executive vice president made it clear Monday he wants a long-term commitment with quarterback Dak Prescott, intends to...

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) kicks a field goal during warm-ups in the NFL NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Packers re-sign longtime kicker Mason Crosby for 3 years

Feb. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed longtime placekicker Mason Crosby to a three-year contract extension. Crosby, who turns 36 in September, has been with the Packers since being selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He's appeared in every game since then. His string of 208...