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Celtics F Hayward cleared to return against Cavaliers

Dec. 9, 2019 6:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will play in Monday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, returning to the Boston lineup ahead of schedule in his return from a broken hand. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said during his pregame media session that he wasn’t on any restricted...

Seahawks hope this late stumble leads to another playoff run

Dec. 9, 2019 6:44 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even in their seasons that ended playing for championships, the Seattle Seahawks were apt to throw out a clunker late in the regular season. The latest one, a 28-12 dud against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, could end up being more painful than others if it ends up costing...

Browns trying not to let OBJ drama wreck postseason push

Dec. 9, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. gave each of his Browns teammates a new pair of his signature Nike sneakers on Monday. It's unclear if they're Christmas presents or going-away gifts. Beckham's gesture could not have been more perfectly timed from a personal public relations standpoint. It came amid...

Familiar story: Bengals can't dent goal line when it matters

Dec. 9, 2019 6:27 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A second straight win was right at the Bengals' fingertips, only a couple yards away. Twice, it turned out to be too far. Even when they show signs of getting their act together, the Bengals (1-12) can't do what it takes to get some momentum. A 27-19 loss in Cleveland on Sunday was ...

Patriots still searching for answers after latest loss to KC

Dec. 9, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No team is immune from hearing the frustrations of its fan base. Not even the six-time Super Bowl champion Patriots. Philadelphia Eagles fans infamously pelted Santa Claus with snowballs while watching their two-win team trudge to the end of a dismal season. Frustrations have...

RB Guice to miss Redskins' game vs. Eagles with knee injury

Dec. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bad news for the Washington Redskins is their loss at Green Bay eliminated them from playoff contention in a bad NFC East. The worse news is they won't have running back Derrius Guice for at least their next game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Pending the results of an MRI,...

Buccaneers confident they're headed in right direction

Dec. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Another season will end with Tampa Bay missing the playoffs, however the Buccaneers remain confident they’re headed in the right direction. Three straight victories, four in the past five games, and a growing belief that a young team is finally learning how to win. “The...

Rams defense looking dominant down stretch in playoff chase

Dec. 9, 2019 5:42 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — With one enormous asterisk, the Los Angeles Rams defense has been a dominant force ever since cornerback Jalen Ramsey arrived two months ago. This surge of stellar defensive play might not be enough to salvage another playoff trip for the Rams (8-5). But the unit's performance...

Packers' key to Super Bowl run: Get the ball to Aaron Jones

Dec. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers had a four-week stretch earlier this season where Matt LaFleur's offense couldn't miss. But that now seems as if it's a distant memory. The offense has been up and down the past five weeks, including two very lackluster efforts on the West Coast in losses...

Kentucky's Lynn Bowden will enter NFL draft after Belk Bowl

Dec. 9, 2019 5:18 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden says on Twitter that “now is the time” to enter the NFL draft and noting he will make that move after the Wildcats face Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl. Bowden, who was named Monday to The Associated Press' All-Southeastern Conference...