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Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

Apr. 24, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band. With turnout expected for each day to...

The name on the back matters: NHL is now marketing its stars

Apr. 24, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a bank. Auston Matthews is the face of the franchise in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs teammates for doing...

Disputed call sparks Sharks comeback and leaves Vegas angry

Apr. 24, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski's head slammed to the ice, blood pooling nearby after he took an awkward fall following cross-check by Cody Eakin. As Pavelski was helped to the locker room by his teammates, the officials huddled to decide what sort of punishment to dole out after not initially making...

Elway evasive on quarterbacks, effusive on Harris' absence

Apr. 24, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway insists he isn't mad at star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. for skipping Denver's offseason program, and he reiterated that he'll address his contract demands after this weekend's NFL draft. "I said we're going to talk about it," Elway stressed Tuesday. "It doesn't mean...

Harris wants out if Elway doesn't meet contract hopes

Apr. 24, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that he wants to be traded if general manager John Elway doesn't give him a contract extension. Elway insisted earlier Tuesday in his pre-draft news conference that he's not angry with Harris...

49ers sign offensive lineman Ben Garland to 1-year deal

Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Ben Garland to a one-year deal. The move Tuesday gives the 49ers depth on the line with a player who is familiar with San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan. Garland played in Atlanta when Shanahan was offensive coordinator in...

While paying respect to past, LaFleur focused on future

Apr. 23, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Going into his first practice as Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur is trying to downplay the past. At least a little bit. "I wanted to make it about these guys," LaFleur said following Tuesday's minicamp practice. "When you come to the Green Bay Packers, obviously, you respect the...

Pac-12 Spring: Cougars looking to replace Gardner Minshew

Apr. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

While Gardner Minshew prepared for the NFL draft, his former team, Washington State, was auditioning potential replacements. The Cougars have a spirited quarterback competition involving a large group of would-be starters, including seniors Anthony Gordon and Trey Tinsley, Cammon Cooper, graduate transfer Gage...

Broncos star Miller won't be charged for Florida shark catch

Apr. 23, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have declined to charge Denver Broncos star Von Miller for catching a hammerhead shark off the coast of Florida last year. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that a recently published list of enforcement actions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the owner...

Iowa looking for line to open more holes for backs in '19

Apr. 23, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz believes that the Hawkeyes' blockers — and not necessarily their running backs — will need to improve next fall for the program to rediscover the running game. The Hawkeyes, long known as a team that likes to soften up opponents...