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Stidham relishing role with Raiders, playing for McDaniels

Aug. 10, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham knows who's the starting quarterback in Las Vegas. That hasn’t stopped him from performing like an incoming starter for the Raiders. After all, when you might understand a new offensive system better than anybody coming into...

Alabama WR Earle to miss start of season with foot injury

Aug. 10, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama wide receiver JoJo Earle is expected to miss the first month of the season with a broken foot. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Wednesday that Earle sustained a Jones fracture in practice “a couple of days ago”. Saban said recovery typically...

Jets' Lawson over jitters, eager to play after lost season

Aug. 10, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There was something about being back in a stadium — with pads on his shoulders and fans in the stands — that caught Carl Lawson a bit off guard. It was only a practice, with the New York Jets taking the field last Saturday night for their annual...

Watson starting Browns' preseason opener as suspension looms

Aug. 10, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's debut for the Browns is tentative and subject to change. The same is true for his first season in Cleveland. Watson is scheduled to start the exhibition opener — his first game action since 2020 — at Jacksonville on Friday while...

Preseason gives Packers chance to measure QB Love's progress

Aug. 10, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love believes he has something to prove after producing so-so results while backing up reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers last season. The 2020 first-round pick from Utah State has looked more comfortable in training camp as he...

Transfer of power: Riley rebuilds USC with veteran arrivals

Aug. 10, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Brett Neilon looks around Southern California’s locker room, the Trojans’ sixth-year center sees a few teammates who were with him all the way from the heights of a Pac-12 title to the depths of this storied football program's worst season in 30 years. ...

Backups will continue QB battle in Lions preseason opener

Aug. 10, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is expected to play briefly in the preseason opener before Tim Boyle and David Blough get a chance to compete to be the team’s backup and perhaps seal a spot on the roster. This offseason, the Lions made it a point to...

Rodolfo Castro's on-field phone flub a relatable moment

Aug. 10, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The moment was hilarious because it was so relatable. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro and third-base coach Mike Rabelo stood and stared, mortified, at a smartphone that had mistakenly made its way onto a Major League Baseball field on Tuesday night. Even...

Notre Dame AD: Big Ten deal with NBC 'perfect' for Irish

Aug. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the coming Big Ten television contract with NBC is a “perfect” way for the network to complement its deal with the Fighting Irish. Swarbrick held a live online chat for Notre Dame's alumni association...

Bengals' Joe Burrow still healing, no timetable for return

Aug. 10, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is still on the mend from an appendectomy two weeks ago, and there is no timetable for his participation in training camp. The third-year quarterback, who last season led Cincinnati to its first Super Bowl in 33 years, has...