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Police: Incognito threw weights before hospitalization

May. 24, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police took veteran NFL guard Richie Incognito to a mental hospital after he allegedly threw weights and tennis balls at gym employees and another patron and told officers the government is spying on him, according to a report released Thursday. Boca Raton police say a patron...

NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

May. 24, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way. "The owners can try to...

Ravens' Joe Flacco welcomes Lamar Jackson with 'open arms'

May. 24, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco laughed at the notion that he holds a grudge against first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson. "We welcomed Lamar here with open arms," Flacco said. The two quarterbacks appeared amiable as they rotated snaps, along with Robert Griffin III, in...

Chiefs sign top draft pick Speaks to rookie contract

May. 24, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs signed second-round draft pick Breeland Speaks to his four-year rookie contract Thursday, making him the third of their six draft selections to sign a deal. Kansas City did not have a first-round pick this year after trading it away last year to move up and select...

NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

May. 24, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. One day after league owners mandated that players must stand for the "Star-Spangled Banner" — they now have the option of remaining in the locker...

DC Relief: Capitals' run to Cup Final ends 20-year drought

May. 24, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Patterson was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in the stands at the old Capital Centre in October 1974 when the expansion Washington Capitals won their first NHL game. As he was leaving, an elderly man from Brooklyn told Patterson he'd always get to say he saw the Capitals' first win. The...

The Denver Broncos have revamped their backfield

May. 24, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jackhammers and buzz saws nearly drowned out the coaches hollering during OTAs this week at Denver Broncos headquarters, which is undergoing a makeover this spring. Upgrades include a massive new theater for team meetings and an expansion of the training room. Another thing the...

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has knee surgery

May. 24, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has had knee surgery that will prevent him from participating in the team's series of spring practices. Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't discuss the nature of the injury or which knee was operated on in providing the update Thursday, when the Bills...

Trump suggests NFL players who kneel shouldn't be in US

May. 24, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to "Fox & Friends" in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids players...

San Francisco 49ers buy stake in English soccer club Leeds

May. 24, 2018 5:07 AM EDT

LEEDS, England (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have taken a minority ownership stake in English soccer club Leeds. Leeds says on its website the deal is a "strategic partnership with 49ers Enterprises, an investment entity affiliated with the San Francisco 49ers." The second-tier club says "funds invested...