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Patriots owner pledges $20 million to fight anti-Semitism

Jun. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In his...

Lions waive Roberts after trade with Patriots falls through

Jun. 14, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions waived tight end Michael Roberts after trying to trade him to the New England Patriots. The Lions say trade conditions put Roberts back on the team's roster before they took him off it for the second straight day. Roberts failed a physical with the Patriots,...

Texans drop pursuit of Caserio, Patriots drop complaint

Jun. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texans have dropped their pursuit of Patriots executive Nick Caserio for their vacant general manager's job, and New England has withdrawn the grievance it filed against Houston. Texans owner Cal McNair released a statement Friday saying the Texans would no longer seek interviews with...

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

Jun. 14, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. Judge...

What's in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

Jun. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team." And the NFL has had more than its share of those moments and teams through the years. Even though a list such as this could be virtually endless, here's a...

Ex-Texans security coordinator alleges firing discrimination

Jun. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The former security coordinator for the Houston Texans has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging his firing by the team was racially motivated. Jeff Pope, who worked for the team for nearly three years, was dismissed last month. The...

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins' Stanley Cup loss

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There won't be a third championship parade through the Back Bay, and it seems so long ago that people in the city were dreaming of a Boston Slam. After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in this town coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes....

Report: NFL investigating Texans for tampering over Caserio

Jun. 13, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL is investigating tampering charges against the Texans after the Patriots accused them of contacting New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio for the Houston general manager job. ESPN.com reported that New England complained to the league after Texans executive...

Lions trade TE Roberts to Patriots for conditional pick

Jun. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions traded tight end Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. Detroit made the move Thursday, creating an open roster spot. ESPN reported the Lions may get a seventh-round selection for Roberts in 2020. Roberts became expendable this...

Correction: Israel-Patriots Owner story

Jun. 13, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story June 12 about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's upcoming trip to Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, The Associated Press, citing information from organizers, reported erroneously that he would be joined by nearly 60 current or former NFL players. Organizers say that...