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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

AP source: Jaguars close to landing Jay Gruden as next OC

Jan. 21, 2020 10:20 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the search says former Washington coach Jay Gruden is close to finalizing a deal to become Jacksonville's offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the sides have not agreed to terms....

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Authorities say NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer has been arrested following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police say officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of burglary with battery.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police respond to Florida home of NFL player Antonio Brown

Jan. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer was arrested Tuesday following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home, authorities said. Officers responded to a disturbance call, where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him,...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) scores a touchdown against LSU during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game, in Atlanta. Hurts, the Heisman Trophy runner-up who once starred for Alabama, is hoping to improve his NFL draft stock at the Senior Bowl. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Jalen Hurts eyes NFL, with 'boulder' not chip on shoulder

Jan. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts was presented a helmet at the Senior Bowl providing a snapshot of his college career, an OU on the right side and his old Alabama No. 2 on the left. Now, the quarterback who led two elite programs to the College Football Playoffs is trying to prove himself again, as an NFL...

FILE - In this March 31, 2016, file photo, State Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake Saint Louis, left, works at his desk in the Senate chamber in Jefferson City, Mo. Onder, a Missouri lawmaker pitching a tough-on-crime bill, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, directed blame for a surge in violence in the state's biggest cities at factors including the sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and St. Louis' prosecutor. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Missouri lawmakers spar over how to handle spike in violence

Jan. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker pitching a tough-on-crime bill Tuesday directed blame for a surge in violence in the state's biggest cities at factors including the sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and St. Louis' prosecutor. Suburban St. Louis Republican Sen. Bob Onder told a panel of...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda hires one of his mentors as Bears DC

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — New Baylor coach Dave Aranda has hired one of his former bosses as the new defensive coordinator of the Bears. Ron Roberts spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, which ranked 18th nationally this season allowing only 19.7 points per game. That was...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson, left, and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, right, celebrate with the rest of their team after defeating Missouri 31-13 in an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo. Authorities say the death of Wilson, a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, is being investigated as a homicide. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson, File)

Ex-Mississippi State football player found dead in Alabama

Jan. 21, 2020 8:31 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Birmingham police told news outlets that De'Runnya Wilson, 25, was found unresponsive inside a south-side Birmingham home by...

Pro Bowl to let scoring team keep possession, face 4th down

Jan. 21, 2020 6:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Pro Bowl is adding a new twist that could reward teams for taking a risk. The NFL announced Tuesday that its upcoming all-star game in Orlando will feature a rule change that allows a team to keep the ball after it scores. The scoring team can retain possession at its own 25-yard...

Norma Hunt, left, and her son Clark Hunt, center, owners of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, second right, celebrate after the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 35-24 to advance to Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hunt family finally gets to see Chiefs back in Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2020 5:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Clark Hunt remembers well the celebrations four years ago that surrounded the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl, the championship game whose name was coined by his late father and Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt. One moment stands out more than the rest. It had to do with...

Coombs returning to Ohio State as defensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2020 5:11 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kerry Coombs is returning to the Ohio State coaching staff, this time as defensive coordinator. Coombs spent 2012-2017 on the Ohio State staff as cornerbacks coach and has spent the past two seasons in the NFL as cornerbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans. Coombs moves into the slot...

Preparations are underway during a tour of the Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, ahead of the NFL Super Bowl LIV football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Thousands of workers preparing Miami stadium for Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2020 4:36 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The pounding of a single hammer echoed through the stands Tuesday in the Miami Dolphins' stadium, the reverberations from the Super Bowl's return to South Florida just beginning. Painters sprayed a logo on the newly laid grass while two men in hard hats dangled from a scaffold...