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Mahomes or not, Packers-Chiefs matchup takes center stage

Oct. 23, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

Just last week, the Green Bay-Kansas City game was looming as one of the largest in the NFL this season. Then Patrick Mahomes went down with a dislocated kneecap, tainting a bit this made-for-prime-time TV matchup against Packers counterpart Aaron Rodgers. Matt Moore, as experienced as he is, doesn't the produce...

Raptors' Ujiri won't be charged for shoving deputy

Oct. 22, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California prosecutors announced Tuesday that they won't charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri for shoving a sheriff's deputy after the NBA championship-winning game in Oakland last June. The Alameda County district attorney's office made the announcement when the Raptors were...

Whistleblower reinstated after Nevada grazing dispute

Oct. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime government range specialist who claimed he was fired in retaliation for repeatedly reporting illegal livestock grazing on federal land in eastern Nevada has been reinstated as part of a settlement of his whistleblower complaint against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. A...

Raiders defense picked apart by Aaron Rodgers

Oct. 21, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — While Derek Carr's costly fumble reaching for the goal line at the end of the first half may have been the momentum changer, there wasn't much the Oakland Raiders offense could have done against Green Bay the way Aaron Rodgers carved up the defense. Rodgers had a flawless performance...

Raiders trade CB Gareon Conley to Texans

Oct. 21, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders traded 2017 first-round cornerback Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans on Monday for a 2020 third-round pick, marking the third former first-round pick traded away by coach Jon Gruden in the past 14 months. The Raiders made the deal a day after allowing Aaron...

The Latest: Titans rookie Simmons collects 1st career sack

Oct. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 6 p.m. Jeffery Simmons, the 19th pick overall in the April draft, is showing exactly why the Tennessee Titans didn't keep him on the shelf all season. Simmons dropped from a possible top 10 pick after tearing his left ACL in February. The Titans added him to the...

Quiet on set: Filming in Georgia's cemeteries is complicated

Oct. 19, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — There aren't many worse sights than someone messing with your mother's grave. That's what Warren Bond walked up on at the College Park Cemetery two and a half years ago. Bond saw fresh dirt atop the grave of his mother, who died in 1997, and a film crew. Shocked, he immediately...

Saints look to keep rolling with Bridgewater against Bears

Oct. 18, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints kept their sights set on a Super Bowl even after Drew Brees went down with an injury. While their star quarterback continues to recover following thumb surgery, the NFC South leaders will try to remain unbeaten without him. The Saints look to improve to 5-0...

Saints-Bears Preview Capsule

Oct. 18, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (5-1) at CHICAGO (3-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Chicago by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — New Orleans 4-2; Chicago 2-3 SERIES RECORD — Series tied 15-15 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Bears 20-12, Oct. 29, 2017 LAST WEEK — Saints beat Jaguars 13-6; Bears had bye...

Raiders TE Darren Waller earns big new contract

Oct. 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — When Darren Waller signed a multiyear contract extension worth a reported $9 million a season, he couldn't help but reflect on the journey he's been on since signing a deal in that same office a year ago to join the Oakland Raiders from Baltimore's practice squad. A player who nearly...