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Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85

May. 26, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America's most popular sport. The quarterback's graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it's a run for which he's...

Court: NFL's Bucs not entitled to damages from BP spill

May. 26, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not entitled to damages from BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At issue were the accounting practices the team used to argue that the 2010 spill caused the team's revenues to fall. The Bucs had sought...

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr

May. 26, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

Reaction from the football world and beyond to the death of Hall of Famer Bart Starr on Sunday at age 85: ___ "Bart Starr was the most kind, thoughtful and classiest person you could ever know. I consider myself extremely lucky to have called him friend and to have been mentioned in the same breath." —...

Packers say Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85

May. 26, 2019 11:37 AM EDT
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers say Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85.

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

May. 25, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 to earn their first berth in the Stanley Cup Final...

Family tradition: Chargers' Bosa switches to familiar No. 97

May. 25, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa is hoping to return to form with the Los Angeles Chargers wearing a new, yet familiar, number. The defensive end has switched from No. 99 to 97. Bosa wore that number at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ohio State. It is also a significant...

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

May. 24, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a "new opportunity." He didn't provide...

AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland's facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. However, the...

Judge axes 3 of 4 lawyers in NFL concussion case

May. 24, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as class counsel. The surprise order Friday afternoon comes just weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can evaluate retired...

Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start' after dismal season

May. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice. The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in...