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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett celebrates after the Browns defeated the Washington Football Team in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Early results: Browns, Garrett off to flying start in 2020

Sep. 28, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett vowed to put the past — and a regrettable incident — behind him. This was going to be a different season for him and the Cleveland Browns. A new beginning. So far, Garrett's kept his word. He had another dominant performance on Sunday, getting two sacks and...

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, center, pulls down a reception between Missouri's Tyree Gillespie, right, and Ishmael Burdine, left, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

No. 2 Alabama's electric WR Waddle taking on bigger role

Sep. 28, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

Jaylen Waddle has been one of the nation's most dangerous return men, and a big-play receiver since first stepping on the football field for Alabama. The only thing holding him back: Four star receivers, one ball. There's still only one ball for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, but Waddle is higher on...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) intercepts the ball from Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta.   LSU says Stingley Jr. has been ruled out of the No. 6 Tigers’ opener Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 against Mississippi State because of an illness. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Stingley’s illness is not COVID-19 and that the sophomore is expected to rejoin football activities after concluding medical treatment evaluation by doctors.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Orgeron: LSU star defender Stingley expected back vs Vandy

Sep. 28, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

LSU All-America cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. could return to practice as soon as Tuesday and possibly play Saturday at Vanderbilt, coach Ed Orgeron said. Stingley, who also returns punts and is widely considered one of the top players in all of college football, missed LSU's season opening, 44-34 loss to...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Nick Foles is Bears starting QB for game against Colts

Sep. 28, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Nick Foles made a strong case for being the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears after a 30-26 comeback win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. On Monday, coach Matt Nagy confirmed Foles had done enough in a relief effort of Mitchell Trubisky and selected the Super Bowl 52 MVP...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) moves out of the pocket under pressure from Denver Broncos defensive end Jurrell Casey (99) and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (97) during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Broncos lose another star with Jurrell Casey out for year

Sep. 28, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Another day, another season-ending injury for the snake-bit Denver Broncos. This time, it’s five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, who tore a biceps tendon against Tampa Bay in just his third game since the Broncos acquired him from the Titans in the offseason....

Los Angeles Rams' Aaron Donald, left, rushes Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Allen was called for a face mask penalty on the play. The Bills won 35-32. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Thurman Thomas sees Bills' Allen developing into true leader

Sep. 28, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Thurman Thomas has seen enough in Josh Allen’s development to become a big believer in the Buffalo Bills' third-year quarterback. “He’s becoming a True Leader for this team,” the Hall of Fame running back wrote in a text to The Associated Press on...

Officer pleads guilty in Georgia traffic stop of Black man

Sep. 28, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta area police officer who acknowledged choking a Black man during a 2017 traffic stop will never work in law enforcement again after pleading guilty Monday to a charge of simple battery, prosecutors said. As part of his sentence, David Rose surrendered his law enforcement...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)

Titans without defensive play-caller due to COVID testing

Sep. 28, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans improved to 3-0 despite not having their defensive play-caller on the sideline in Minnesota, and coach Mike Vrabel said Monday assistant Shane Bowen remains in the COVID-19 protocol. Testing results received Saturday morning led to the outside linebackers coach...

The Latest: Vanderbilt runs reverse; gives fans OK for games

Sep. 28, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Vanderbilt has changed its mind and will allow fans at sports events in October. The Commodores also will allow a limited number of students to attend Saturday night’s football game with No. 20 LSU. Athletic director...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) stretches for the end zone to score as Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) tries to bring him down in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers playing well in all areas during 3-0 start

Sep. 28, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin calls it “complementary” football, the ability of one unit of the Pittsburgh Steelers to feed off the other. The longtime Steelers coach insists it's not a one-way street either. The offense can feed the defense just as easily as the defense can feed the...