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NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

Aug. 17, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big bucket...

Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

Aug. 17, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears. The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed just one drive to look right at home back in Titletown....

Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

Aug. 17, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl. Brady moved the Patriots with ease in their rematch against the Eagles, with a little help from running back James White. Foles left with a...

Jets' Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

Aug. 17, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Limited playing experience in high school and college makes Sam Darnold appreciate every game, even if it's just the preseason. The third overall pick made his first exhibition start for the New York Jets on Thursday night and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback by...

Browns, Bryant meet as sides try to see if there's a future

Aug. 16, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are still in the courtship phase. Their future together is uncertain. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and his agent, Kim Maile, met with team officials at the Browns' headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on Thursday. The sides got to know each other better, and they...

Foles leaves preseason game with shoulder strain

Aug. 16, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday's exhibition game against the New England Patriots with a shoulder strain. His return was questionable, the team said. The Super Bowl MVP appeared to be in pain when he was hit by Patriots defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn in...

Defenses steal the show in Jaguars-Vikings practices

Aug. 16, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Jacksonville and Minnesota each fell one game short of the Super Bowl last season, and they had another important trait in common, too. Dominant defense. The Vikings finished first in the NFL last season with both the fewest yards and points allowed, and that didn't go unnoticed by the...

3 Eagles stay off field for anthem before Super Bowl rematch

Aug. 16, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener. Defensive lineman Michael...

Rookie Sam Darnold starts at QB for Jets at Redskins

Aug. 16, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Rookie Sam Darnold is starting at quarterback for the New York Jets in their preseason game at the Washington Redskins. The third overall pick was the third QB to play in the Jets' preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Darnold was 13 of 18 for 96 yards and a touchdown. Despite...

Colts defense remains work in progress as Ravens game looms

Aug. 16, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Al Woods hears about the murmurs coming from anxious Indianapolis Colts' fans. They're worried that another new and improved defense may not live up to the billing after Russell Wilson led Seattle to a touchdown on his only drive in last week's game. More angst emerged Tuesday when...