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Cowboys' Prescott takes next step since injury as camp opens

Jul. 23, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

Dak Prescott bowed his head and slowed his walk before pointing to the sky and breaking into a trot while taking the field for the first practice of training camp. The star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys savored the latest milestone in his return from the horrific...

Jets place Maye on non-football injury list, Williams on PUP

Jul. 23, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets placed safety Marcus Maye on the non-football injury list and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams on the physically unable to perform list Friday ahead of the team reporting for camp next week. Defensive linemen Foley Fatukasi...

New commissioners thrust into conference realignment chaos

Jul. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners. While the Big 12 is trying to keep Oklahoma and Texas from being poached by the Southeastern Conference,...

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

Jul. 23, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees — those who...

Chiefs start reporting for camp with roster 90% vaccinated

Jul. 23, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and several of his Kansas City Chiefs teammates reported for training camp Friday, with 90% of the team’s roster having received the COVID-19 vaccine. “There’s six teams that are over 90%, so we’re glad to be in that area...

Chasing Buckeyes: Who can dethrone Ohio State in Big Ten?

Jul. 23, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There aren't many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten. But say the school’s name to Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and he smiles with anticipation. “I’m ready to beat...

Analysis: How the NFL got through the pandemic and to 2021

Jul. 23, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

Saying the NFL is America's most popular sport isn't exactly brainiac territory. Arguing that it also dealt most successfully with the dangers and restrictions caused by COVID-19 should be just as obvious. So as training camps open — on time — in preparation for the...

NFL dealing with multiple questions as training camps open

Jul. 23, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

From players getting COVID-19 vaccinations to relaxed coronavirus protocols to lineup issues, particularly at quarterback, the NFL faces a multitude of questions as training camps open. At least in 2021 there is the knowledge — and lessons learned — from completing...

CB LeBlanc, LB Griffin sign 1-year contracts with Dolphins

Jul. 23, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Cornerback Cre’von LeBlanc signed a one-year contract Friday with the Miami Dolphins, who added depth to their secondary with the status of All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard in question. Howard was a no-show at mandatory minicamp, wants to renegotiate the...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

Jul. 23, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He’s a business owner whose chicken products are distributed...