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AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens, (8) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

Jan. 26, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl. Smith and his NFC teammates learned about Bryant's death while they were in the locker room getting ready for the NFL's all-star game Sunday. Smith suggested the best way...

Jacksonville survives late 3, beats Lipscomb 89-85 in OT

Jan. 23, 2020 10:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Bell grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and made key free throws late to help Jacksonville beat Lipscomb 89-85 in overtime on Thursday night. Bell's two free throws with 4 seconds left in regulation stretched the Sharks' lead to 75-72. Following a Lipscomb (7-13, 2-5 Atlantic...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, then-Washington Redskins head football coach Jay Gruden gestures during a news conference at the Redskins NFL training camp in Charlottesville, Va. The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Washington coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator. Gruden signed his contract Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, and replaces John DeFilippo, who was fired earlier this month after just one season. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Jaguars hire former Redskins coach Jay Gruden as OC

Jan. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn't really have time to break in a new offensive coordinator. That's why Marrone interviewed four former head coaches with play-calling experience for the job. Marrone ended up hiring former Washington coach Jay Gruden on Wednesday....

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9), long snapper Morgan Cox, center, and running back Mark Ingram joke around during an NFC practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

Jan. 22, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday. Not bad for a defensive lineman. And no one should be surprised to see Heyward do it again in the NFL’s...

1 suspect killed, 1 wounded in Florida police shooting

Jan. 22, 2020 3:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers opened fire on three armed robbery suspects in a late-night confrontation, killing one and wounding another, authorities said early Wednesday. Officers had set up an undercover operation after someone attempted to buy a mobile phone through a social media...

Panthers' McCaffrey gives Marine 2 tickets to Super Bowl

Jan. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EST

Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is sending a U.S. Marine to the Super Bowl. McCaffrey is teaming up with USAA, the NFL’s Salute to Service partner, and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation to send Sgt. Maj. Luis “Chino” Leiva to the game between the San...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings pick up 5 additions to Pro Bowl, including Cousins

Jan. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five additions to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving them eight players in the all-star game for their highest total in 10 years. The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive end Everson Griffen, fullback C.J. Ham, linebacker Eric Kendricks...

Aninye scores 15 points as Stetson holds off Jacksonville

Jan. 18, 2020 9:33 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Aninye scored 15 points as Stetson defeated Jacksonville 64-59 on Saturday night. Rob Perry had 13 points for Stetson (9-11, 3-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), which has won four straight on the road. Mahamadou Diawara added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Joel Kabimba...

FILE - In this June 3, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, then-commanding officer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, speaks during a Battle of Midway commemoration ceremony.  Nettleton was convicted Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his alleged affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/U.S. Navy via AP)

Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt....

Sams sparks North Florida to 75-68 win over Jacksonville

Jan. 16, 2020 10:15 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Garrett Sams had a season-high 24 points as North Florida defeated Jacksonville 75-68 on Thursday night. Sams sank 7 of 11 shots from the floor, hit all eight of his free throws and added seven rebounds and five assists for the Ospreys (11-9, 4-1 Atlantic Sun Conference). Carter...