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Workers cart boxes into the West Wing of the White House, as offices in the White House complex are being packed up and moved out, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Trump gives award to Morocco's king in private ceremony

Jan. 15, 2021 6:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has awarded a top U.S. honor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, citing his decision to begin normalization of relations with Israel. The Legion of Merit is a rarely awarded decoration that can only be bestowed by the president, and typically on heads of state or...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) celebrates after scoring on a 5-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Column: Smith-Schuster fires up foes through jigs and digs

Jan. 12, 2021 2:31 AM EST

Say this about Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster: he sure knows how to fire up foes through jigs and digs alike. Baker Mayfield trolled the Steelers star Sunday night, bellowing, “The Browns is the Browns!” as he hurried to join his delirious teammates following Cleveland’s 48-37 AFC wild card win at...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick yells from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, Calif. President Donald Trump will present one of the nation’s highest civilian honors to Bill Belichick, the football coach of the New England Patriots and the only coach to win six Super Bowl titles. The presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is expected Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Belichick won't get Presidential Medal of Freedom after all

Jan. 12, 2021 12:53 AM EST

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick announced Monday night that he will not accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom, saying “remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award.” In a delicately worded, one-paragraph statement, the six-time...

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he will not receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Jan. 11, 2021 7:47 PM EST
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he will not receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick yells from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, Calif. President Donald Trump will present one of the nation’s highest civilian honors to Bill Belichick, the football coach of the New England Patriots and the only coach to win six Super Bowl titles. The presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is expected Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Trump to honor Belichick with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jan. 10, 2021 10:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will present one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Bill Belichick, the football coach of the New England Patriots and the only coach to win six Super Bowl titles. The presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is expected Thursday, a White House...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll watches the team warm up for an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Orchard Park, N.Y. In his 20th NFL season and third in Buffalo, Daboll has transformed a once plodding, run-oriented attack into one of the league’s top passing units. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Jets interview Bills' Daboll, Colts' Eberflus, Rams' Staley

Jan. 10, 2021 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' quickly growing list of head coaching candidates got quite a bit longer Sunday. Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus interviewed remotely with New York a day after their teams squared off in a wild-card playoff...

Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) dives toward the end zone to score a touchdown against Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebackers Kevin Minter (51) and Lavonte David (54) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Heinicke impresses, but Washington comes up short vs. Bucs

Jan. 10, 2021 12:43 AM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Undrafted, unheralded Taylor Heinicke took on big, bad Tom Brady — who had no idea who the QB out of Old Dominion was when they briefly were teammates a few years ago — and, while the end result went about as expected, a head-first dive for a TD sure captured...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Washington Football Team, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Brady outduels Heinicke, leads Buccaneers past Washington

Jan. 10, 2021 12:30 AM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — New team, same swashbuckling playoff success for Tom Brady. Brady threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past Washington 31-23 in their NFC wild-card game Saturday night for their first playoff victory since the 2002 season. Brady was critical of his...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers play the Washington Football Team in a playoff game Saturday night. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tom Brady excited, ready to lead Buccaneers into playoffs

Jan. 6, 2021 7:05 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New team, same ole Tom Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion who left New England for sunny Florida is in the playoffs for a NFL-record 18th time in 21 years, and eager to build on an ever-expanding legacy in his first postseason appearance with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bill Belichick...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warmups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Texas has hired Sarkisian as the Longhorns new coach. The move comes just a few hours after Texas announced the firing of Tom Herman after four seasons with no Big 12 championships. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Sark latest 'Bama assistant multi-tasking before title game

Jan. 6, 2021 5:06 PM EST

Steve Sarkisian is the latest Alabama coordinator to be drawing up game plans for a national title showdown before leaving for a new head coaching job. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive chief is trying to treat the transition as business as usual, saying Wednesday that his “week has been as normal as...