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3-time champ Venus Williams wins opening match at Miami Open

Mar. 21, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match Thursday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3. Williams, making her 20th appearance in the tournament, won the title in 1998, 1999 and 2001 when the event was played on Key...

Raiders' lease for Coliseum gets final approval

Mar. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more season. The Oakland City Council voted Thursday to approve the lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. The Alameda Board of Supervisors had voted earlier in the week in favor of the...

Clay Matthews comes home to Rams, joins veterans who love LA

Mar. 21, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Clay Matthews knew he was leaving the Green Bay Packers, he immediately told his agent he wanted to play for the Los Angeles Rams. Eric Weddle says he did the same when his time in Baltimore ended this month. Blake Bortles took it a step further: The veteran quarterback...

Colts add free agent Justin Houston to defensive line

Mar. 21, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard kept insisting he would be judicious in free agency. For two-plus years, he was. On Wednesday, a week after the first big wave of signings, Ballard opened his checkbook and made the biggest acquisition of his tenure by adding defensive...

Cardinals sign Philon and Seals-Jones

Mar. 21, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed defensive lineman Darius Philon to a two-year contract and tight end Ricky Seals-Jones to a one-year deal. Terms of the deals announced Thursday were not disclosed. The 25-year-old Philon has played four seasons with the Chargers after being selected in...

Jaguars re-sign tight end James O'Shaughnessy for depth

Mar. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran tight end James O'Shaughnessy has re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, giving the team another option at one of its thinnest positions. O'Shaughnessy has played in 53 games over four seasons with Kansas City, New England and Jacksonville. He entered the league as a...

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with WR Justin Hardy

Mar. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Justin Hardy. The team made the announcement on Thursday. Hardy had 14 catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns in 2018, his first season without at least one start. He played behind Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu...

Griffin gets 2-year deal to return as Ravens backup QB

Mar. 21, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who were looking for a quarterback with his skills to play behind Lamar Jackson. The agreement, reached Thursday, is pending the passing of his physical. Griffin wrote on Twitter: "Happy and...

Cowboys, Rams announce Aug. 17 preseason game in Hawaii

Mar. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys will travel to Hawaii for a preseason game on Aug. 17. The two defending division champions will meet in Aloha Stadium's first NFL preseason game since 1976, the teams announced Thursday. The venerable stadium hosted the Pro Bowl almost...

Kevin Hogan agrees to 1-year deal with Broncos

Mar. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are bringing back quarterback Kevin Hogan on a one-year deal. Hogan was claimed by Denver off waivers from Washington last September and spent the rest of the season on the active roster. He didn't attempt a pass for the Broncos. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Hogan was...