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Darnold has TD, Mayfield solid in Panthers preseason opener

Aug. 13, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass and Baker Mayfield was solid aside from a fumbled snap in the latest stage of the Carolina Panthers quarterback competition, a 23-21 preseason-opening victory Saturday at the Washington Commanders. Mayfield started and...

Ridder leads Falcons to late victory over Lions 27-23

Aug. 12, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jared Bernhardt with 1:30 left to give the Atlanta Falcons a 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Friday. The Lions took a 23-20 lead on Riley Patterson's 28-yard field goal with 5:57 to play, then...

Bills place trust in Dorsey to drive high-powered offense

Aug. 12, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — While most are focused on how the Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen-led attack will function under Ken Dorsey, the newly promoted offensive coordinator can be found pacing the sideline at practice. Dorsey is a man in constant motion during team drills. Stopping...

Rhule: Mayfield, Darnold will play 1 series vs. Washington

Aug. 11, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold will each play one series Saturday night when the Carolina Panthers face the Washington Commanders in their preseason opener, according to coach Matt Rhule. Rhule would not say who’ll start at quarterback. “We...

Saints preseason opener features 1st-rounders Olave, Penning

Aug. 11, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints top draft choice Chris Olave senses that the bursts of speed and sudden changes in direction that served him well in college will translate well in the NFL. Fellow New Orleans first-round pick Trevor Penning has been exhibiting the same nasty streak as a...

Panthers propose to pay $82M over failed practice facility

Aug. 11, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper’s real estate company has proposed to pay more than $82 million to creditors over an abandoned practice facility project in Rock Hill under a new plan proposed Thursday. The plan would require approval from courts and...

Tom Brady taking 11-day break from Bucs for personal reasons

Aug. 11, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady was excused from training camp on Thursday, the first day of what Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles said was a planned, 11-day absence from the team to address “personal things.” Bowles said the 45-year-old quarterback's break from practice was...

Tagovailoa on Miami tampering with Brady: 'I'm still here'

Aug. 11, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa would rather chat with Tom Brady than answer questions about him taking his job. Tagovailoa spent time talking with Brady while the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a joint practice Wednesday. He had a simple reply when asked about...

Saints cut Brown, waive Thompson; Costello says he's signing

Aug. 10, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran running back Malcolm Brown and waived defensive back Bryce Thompson with an injury designation. Thompson appeared to have a serious lower leg injury during Tuesday's practice at Saints training camp and he was waived on...

Rodolfo Castro's on-field MLB phone flub a relatable moment

Aug. 10, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The moment was hilarious because it was so relatable. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro and third base coach Mike Rabelo stood and stared, mortified, at a smartphone that had mistakenly made its way onto a Major League Baseball field on Tuesday night. Even...