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Son of ex-NFL player accused of murdering parents arrested

Aug. 24, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents has been arrested in Mexico. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett was arrested at a hotel Saturday in Cancun. Authorities say...

Patriots' Kendricks suspended for regular-season opener

Aug. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

Patriots tight end Lance Kendricks has been suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. Kendricks' suspension leaves the Patriots further depleted at the position. Benjamin Watson will miss the first four games of the season for...

Mays, Youngstown State defeat Samford 45-22

Aug. 24, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Nathan Mays threw for two touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers to lead Youngstown State to a 45-22 win over Samford in the FCS Kickoff Classic on Saturday. In the second kickoff of the 150th season of college football, Mays had two short scoring passes in the first half...

Cook's 85-yard TD highlights Vikings' 20-9 win vs. Cards

Aug. 24, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After finishing third-to-last in the league last season in rushing yards, the Minnesota Vikings are determined to re-establish a viable ground game. Dalvin Cook ought to be up for the task. The way their passing attack fared on Saturday against Arizona, well, he better be. Cook had an...

Rookie safety Abram makes big impression on Raiders

Aug. 24, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Johnathan Abram is making a big first impression on the Oakland Raiders. The first-round rookie safety had a starring role on the debut episode of "Hard Knocks," fired up the fans with a pregame visit to the "Black Hole" in Oakland's first exhibition game and has been a loud presence...

Backup QB Jake Haener leaves No. 13 Washington

Aug. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Backup quarterback Jake Haener is leaving No. 13 Washington after losing a camp battle for the starting job to Georgia transfer Jacob Eason. Washington released a statement on Saturday announcing Haener was leaving the program effective immediately. There were no other details. A day...

Lions' Patricia: Injuries to Davis, Ragnow not season-ending

Aug. 24, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lions coach Matt Patricia says injuries to linebacker Jarrad Davis and center Frank Ragnow are not season-ending. Patricia did not elaborate much more on the severity of the injuries to two of Detroit's starters. Davis went down with an injured right leg, and Ragnow had to be helped off the...

8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting

Aug. 24, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday outside Harold's Chop Suey restaurant in the city's Academy neighborhood. Police Chief John...

Baker, Browns don't live up to hype in clunker vs Bucs

Aug. 24, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the hype around the Browns seemed hilarious. They didn't look anything close to being Super Bowl contenders in their third exhibition game, the one many teams view as the final tuneup for the regular season. Baker Mayfield was strangely inaccurate and Cleveland's offense,...

Villanova tops Colgate 34-14 behind arm of Danny Smith

Aug. 24, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Danny Smith threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading Villanova past Colgate 34-14 on Saturday in the first game of the 150th season of college football. Justin Covington contributed 134 yards, his first game reaching 100 yards, and the defense set the tone with two...