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Bears guard Kyle Long apologizes for behavior during fight

Aug. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long took it too far and knew it. Long had already apologized to teammates for a practice fight last Wednesday night at Halas Hall in which he removed the helmet of rookie Jalen Dalton and began using it as a hammer. On Tuesday, he also apologized to Bears...

Tennessee State QB indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

Aug. 20, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The 22-year-old Croft was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond. An arraignment has been scheduled for Sept. 4. The indictment against Croft says he engaged in...

Steelers' Dupree looks to break out in 5th season

Aug. 20, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree seemingly has the total package. A chiseled 6-foot-4 and 269-pounds, long and athletic with raw speed and explosiveness rarely amassed for an NFL edge rusher. Dupree's skillset has tantalized the Pittsburgh Steelers for years, even if his pass-rushing production has not. But as...

Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open

Aug. 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season, the show...

AP Source: Broncos rookie QB Lock to miss rest of preseason

Aug. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Drew Lock's preseason is over, though the good news is that he won't require surgery on his sprained right thumb. The Denver Broncos rookie quarterback will sit out the final two exhibition games, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Shanahan downplays Garoppolo's rough return to action

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's return to game action for the San Francisco 49ers might have been a flop. But three rough series in an exhibition game aren't enough to cause concern for coach Kyle Shanahan. Garoppolo completed just one of six passes for zero yards and threw an...

Was Dolphins coach sending a message via Jay-Z songs?

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z. The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by current...

He said, he said: Browns stars Mayfield, OBJ rip NY Giants

Aug. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Maybe it's good the Browns and Giants won't play this season. They're already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to brutally humid weather...

Iowa DT Daviyon Nixon impresses in fall camp

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It appears as though defensive lineman Daviyon Nixon will finally be able to help No. 20 Iowa this fall. Nixon, a 310-pound sophomore who transferred from Iowa Western Community College before spending last year as a redshirt, will be one of the players who will be expected to...