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Washington Football Team wide receiver Cam Sims (89) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Logan Ryan (23) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Rookie LB Crowder placed on IR days after scoring winning TD

Oct. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two days after scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury by the New York Giants. The last player taken in the NFL draft and the current Mr. Irrelevant, Crowder scored on a 43-yard...

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

McMoney McManus: Broncos kicker nice safety net for offense

Oct. 20, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon McManus and his powerful right leg were benched for the New England game -- in quite a few fantasy football leagues, anyway. The Denver Broncos kicker took notice, too. McManus couldn’t resist a playful jab on Twitter after his franchise-best, six field-goal...

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones tries to get past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Robert Spillane (41) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Spillane carved out a roster spot on the Steelers by becoming a special teams ace. He officially has a new title: the replacement for injured linebacker Devin Bush, who is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. (AP Photo/Justin Berl)

Spillane's shot: Steelers LB primed to replace injured Bush

Oct. 20, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Spillane doesn't have Devin Bush's pedigree. He doesn't have Bush's speed or game experience either. That doesn't mean, however, that Spillane or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers believe he can't fill in capably while Bush recovers from the torn ACL in his left knee he sustained...

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) and linebacker Jordan Hicks, rear, combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right front, after a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cardinals rising in NFC thanks to much-improved defense

Oct. 20, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Kyler Murray had some big moments in his return to Texas, throwing a couple of touchdown passes and running for another score. Even so, Arizona's young quarterback knew he wasn't the star of Monday night's dominant 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys. That honor belonged to the defense. “They played...

El safety Juston Burris de los Panthers de Carolina intercepta el pase dirigido al wide receiver de los Falcons de Atlanta, Russell Gage, en la zona de anotaciĆ³n durante la segunda mitad del juego de la NFL, el domingo 11 de octubre de 2020, en Atlanta. (AP Foto/John Bazemore)

Panthers place Burris, Kirkwood on injured reserve

Oct. 20, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have placed starting safety Juston Burris and reserve wide receiver Keith Kirkwood on injured reserve, meaning both will miss at least the next three games. Burris injured his ribs in Carolina’s 23-16 loss to the Bears on Sunday, while Kirkwood re-injured a...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill (22) breaks up a pass to Buffalo Bills' John Brown (15) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

McDermott focused on fixing Bills after 2 straight losses

Oct. 20, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McDermott didn’t mind being reminded of how the Buffalo Bills still lead the AFC East despite consecutive losses to Kansas City and Tennessee. The Bills coach, however, understands there’s plenty that needs to be addressed if the team is going to maintain that...

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

Oct. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn walks the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Arkansas on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Auburn trying to reverse tumble from top 10 to unranked

Oct. 20, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

Once a top 10 team, the Auburn Tigers are fortunate to even be at .500 four games into the season. From quarterback Bo Nix to both lines of scrimmage and even the normally reliable defense, the injury-plagued Tigers (2-2) have had issues pretty much across the board. Some of those deficiencies were on display in...

Hall of Fame Health launched to help former NFL players

Oct. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Hall of Fame Health, a nationwide effort to offer services to any former NFL player or team employee and their families, announced its partnership Tuesday with 12 medical care providers. The program will attempt to make everything from treatment to insurance plans to advice available to thousands of people who...

Los Angeles Rams kicker Sam Sloman (1) kicks a field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Rams sign veteran K Forbath after rookie Sloman's struggles

Oct. 20, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have signed veteran kicker Kai Forbath from the Chicago Bears' practice squad after a rocky start to the season for rookie Samuel Sloman. The Rams kept Sloman on their active roster Tuesday. They also placed linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo on injured reserve....