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DA declines to charge Chiefs' Hill in domestic violence case

Apr. 24, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved his fiance and their 3-year-old child. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe acknowledged that "we believe a crime has occurred, however,...

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Talk about a culture change. Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school. T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it's not just...

Adderley cousins connect across decades over life, football

Apr. 24, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

More than a surname binds Nasir and Herb Adderley, distant-but-oh-so-close cousins from Philadelphia who are separated in age by six decades but tethered tight by love, creed and football. The post-millennial and soon-to-be octogenarian make up one of the best stories of the 2019 NFL draft . Nasir, a free safety...

Roethlisberger, 37, to remain with Steelers through 2021

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension...

Witness at NCAA trial says he paid football recruits

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers....

Coverage will offer different perspectives on NFL draft

Apr. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

George Grande had no idea what ESPN was about to create when he anchored the first telecast of the NFL draft in 1980. "We didn't know who or how many people would be watching," Grande said. "For us it gave us a link to the NFL, it helped our coverage of college football and we had fun doing it." ESPN's coverage...

Backup offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom stays with Redskins

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Backup offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom has re-signed with the Washington Redskins. The team announced Wednesday that it is bringing back the free agent but did not reveal the terms of the deal. Bergstrom appeared in 13 games at center or guard for the Redskins last season, making eight...

Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

Apr. 24, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. This year, they didn't even wait until the draft. The Chiefs swung a blockbuster trade with the Seattle...

DE Brian Robison signs 1-day contract to retire with Vikings

Apr. 24, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison has announced his retirement from the NFL. Robison signed a one-day contract Wednesday to officially retire with the Vikings, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2007 out of Texas. Robison was released last year, eight days before...

Ravens kicker Tucker signs 4-year extension through 2023

Apr. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — With an eye toward the future, Baltimore Ravens first-year general manager Eric DeCosta provided contract extensions to kicker Justin Tucker and guard Marshal Yanda. Tucker signed a four-year extension through 2023, and Yanda added a year to a contract set to expire after the...