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Mike Mayock takes center stage for 1st draft as Raiders GM

Apr. 24, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock is used to being under the spotlight on NFL draft weekend. As the lead analyst at NFL Network, Mayock spent so many hours on the air each draft for more than a decade analyzing prospects and critiquing picks made by the 32 teams that he sometimes even lost his voice...

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

Apr. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. That's the good news in New England. The bad news is they lost one key player to retirement and have others that are winding down their careers as well. Rob Gronkowski's decision to hang up his cleats last month didn't come as a...

Patriots Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5) LAST SEASON: Patriots chances of reaching third straight Super Bowl seemed doomed after Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for performance enhancers, 1-2 start to regular season, various injuries and arrival and abrupt departure of Josh Gordon. Yet New England rallied, claiming...

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

Apr. 17, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics. In Game 2, Boston seized on a fourth-quarter collapse by Indiana. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 99-91 Wednesday night...

Mosley says Gase makes it clear: Jets aiming for Patriots

Apr. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase gathered his Jets players for their first team meeting last week and clearly stated their goal for this season. They're aiming for the New England Patriots. "Pretty much, he's going for that one team that's been winning every single year in this division," linebacker C.J. Mosley...

Today in History

Apr. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2019. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 16, 2007, in one of America's worst school attacks, a college senior killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech before taking his own life. On this date: In 1789,...

Column: Masters perfect week to forget golf squabbles

Apr. 2, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Masters can't get here soon enough. Not because Tiger Woods is only six months removed from a victory in Georgia (East Lake) as he tries to end 11 years without a major and 14 years since he last won a green jacket. Or because Rory McIlroy won The Players Championship, hasn't...

Patriots defensive coordinator Schiano steps down

Mar. 28, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Greg Schiano has stepped down as defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, less than two months after taking the job. The Patriots, who never announced the hiring of the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rutgers head coach, confirmed his departure by posting statements from...

Florida's Taylor, Polite going opposite ways as draft nears

Mar. 27, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida teammates Jawaan Taylor and Jachai Polite have been big movers in NFL mock drafts. One up, one down. Taylor, a 6-foot-5, 314-pound offensive tackle from Cocoa, has steadily improved his draft stock since the start of last season. He followed a solid junior year with an...

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Mar. 25, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The party's over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started. The New England Patriots' fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled seasons. The four-time All-Pro posted his...