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Penske jumped at chance to protect iconic Indianapolis track

Nov. 6, 2019 11:37 AM EST

Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue that will soon be his. There is work to be done at the speedway, lots of work before it can be the entertainment mecca he envisions. But more than that, there is a legacy to worry about...

NFL at 100: Montana, Rice and 49ers rule the 1980s

Nov. 1, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

A look at the NFL's seventh decade, the 1980s: FRANCHISES The NFL didn't see any mergers or expansion in the decade, but a few franchises were on the move. The Oakland Raiders made their long-awaited trek down south on the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles in 1982, giving the league two teams in the Hollywood...

Allen's rough day leads to blowout loss for Panthers

Oct. 27, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All the mistakes that Kyle Allen avoided while winning his first five career starts, began piling up once he was forced to try to lead the Carolina Panthers back from a big deficit. Now that the former undrafted free agent has lost for the first time in six starts in the NFL, the...

NFL At 100: Arrival of 1970s ushers in NFL's modern era

Oct. 25, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

A look at the NFL's sixth decade, the 1970s: FRANCHISES: The NFL's final and biggest merger kicked the league into a new era in 1970, the start of a decade where pro football entered the modern era. Combining the AFL and NFL meant splitting 26 teams into two conferences. Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland,...

Seahawks acquire safety Quandre Diggs from Lions

Oct. 22, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks addressed depth concerns in the defensive backfield by acquiring Quandre Diggs from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick. Seattle has major depth worries at safety after Bradley McDougald and Lano Hill missed Sunday's loss to...

Cubs shake up player-development operation

Oct. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed. Dorey, Chicago's director of amateur scouting the past six years, was previously a scout for the...

High hopes for Falcons defense have been thoroughly dashed

Oct. 17, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons had high hopes for their defense, with several key players were coming back from injuries and head coach Dan Quinn taking over as coordinator. Those hopes were quickly dashed. Six games into what is turning into a dismal season, the Falcons (1-5) have one of...

Celtics buy of minor league team unlikely to mean change

Oct. 17, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Boston Celtics' purchase of a minor league affiliate in Maine is unlikely to bring major changes to the Portland team. The Celtics announced on Tuesday that they've finished the purchase of the Maine Red Claws, who play in the G League. Terms of the deal have not been announced....

Jets' Copeland finishes suspension, suing supplement company

Oct. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Copeland is back from his suspension and he's taking aim at a company he says sold him "contaminated" supplements. The New York Jets linebacker is suing the company after he took a recovery supplement that contained a banned substance that didn't appear on the product's...

NFL reaches West Coast, is fairly stable despite war in '40s

Oct. 4, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

A look at the NFL's third decade, the 1940s: FRANCHISES The NFL reached the West Coast for the first time when the defending champion Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles for the 1946 season. After stabilizing for the first time in the late 1930s, the league was mostly unchanged in its third decade except for...