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QB Graham Mertz is creating 'buzz' this spring at Wisconsin

Apr. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four scholarship quarterbacks are competing for the starter's job at Wisconsin. When it comes to competing for fans' attention, there's no contest. Freshman Graham Mertz is the Badgers' most hyped recruit in years, having enrolled in January after setting a Kansas high school record...

SEC's Sankey: Wave of NCAA waivers 'creates difficulties'

Apr. 22, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says it's too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics. He doesn't need more data to see that the NCAA is not denying as many waiver requests for athletes wanting to head to another school....

Doctor: Alabama's Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Apr. 22, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at Andrews...

Seahawks know speculation about Clark will swirl until draft

Apr. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks general manager John Schneider knows there is going to be speculation about Frank Clark's future at least until the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday since the defensive end would seem to be the most viable trade commodity that could land Seattle the draft picks it...

Falcons sign 6-year veteran safety J.J. Wilcox

Apr. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Safety J.J. Wilcox, who started 35 games in four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. The 28-year-old Wilcox played a combined seven games with the New York Jets and Indianapolis in 2018. He started in one of 12 games played with...

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

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 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...

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

Free-agent pickups ease pressure on Packers at draft

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Having signed four potential starters in free agency, the Green Bay Packers enter this week's draft looking to add the missing ingredients to a team that has missed the playoffs the last two seasons. "With some of the things that we've done, I think where our team sits today, I'm not...

Jaguars' Marrone, Ramsey finally talk, share 'little laugh'

Apr. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone might need to update his contact list. Marrone said Monday he finally spoke to star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is skipping voluntary workouts to stay closer to home, and seemingly cleared the air. Marrone said last week that he reached out...

Backup offensive lineman signs tender to stay with Colts

Apr. 22, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Offensive lineman Evan Boehm has signed a one-year tender to play for the Indianapolis Colts next season. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound interior lineman made four starts and played in 11 games with Indianapolis last season. He also spent five weeks on the Los Angeles Rams' practice squad. He...