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While paying respect to past, LaFleur focused on future

Apr. 23, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Going into his first practice as Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur is trying to downplay the past. At least a little bit. "I wanted to make it about these guys," LaFleur said following Tuesday's minicamp practice. "When you come to the Green Bay Packers, obviously, you respect the...

Pac-12 Spring: Cougars looking to replace Gardner Minshew

Apr. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

While Gardner Minshew prepared for the NFL draft, his former team, Washington State, was auditioning potential replacements. The Cougars have a spirited quarterback competition involving a large group of would-be starters, including seniors Anthony Gordon and Trey Tinsley, Cammon Cooper, graduate transfer Gage...

Broncos star Miller won't be charged for Florida shark catch

Apr. 23, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have declined to charge Denver Broncos star Von Miller for catching a hammerhead shark off the coast of Florida last year. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that a recently published list of enforcement actions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the owner...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Judge orders Kraft massage video not be released for now

Apr. 23, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a massage parlor worker for sex should not be publicly released for now because it would ruin his chance for a fair trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Circuit Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by...

LA Rams exercise 5th-year contract option on QB Jared Goff

Apr. 23, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have locked down Jared Goff through the 2020 season, and they intend to keep their franchise quarterback around for a whole lot longer. The Rams exercised Goff's $22.783 million, fifth-year contract option Tuesday. General manager Les Snead and coach Sean...

Pace sees few glaring draft needs for Bears after big jump

Apr. 23, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — General manager Ryan Pace understands the idea that the Chicago Bears need to draft a running back. He's just not necessarily buying it. Pace doesn't see too many big holes on the roster with the draft starting Thursday after Chicago made a worst-to-first jump last season. The...

The Latest: Gossip site can be subpoenaed over Kraft tape

Apr. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A celebrity gossip website may have to reveal who tried to sell it a video that police and prosecutors say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for...

Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Apr. 23, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who's the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round? Well, that actually might be retired, thanks to Tom Brady. Now the NFL is celebrating its 100th season, and with the league's latest draft coming up in...

Jonathan Stewart signs 1-day contract to retire as a Panther

Apr. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

Running back Jonathan Stewart has announced he is retiring from the NFL. Stewart, who spent last season with the New York Giants, signed a one-day contract Tuesday with the Carolina Panthers. Stewart spent 10 seasons with the Panthers and is the franchise's career leading rusher with 7,318 yards. He was released...