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NFL players call for virtual offseason, shun in-person work

Apr. 13, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL players were locked out of team headquarters last offseason because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, their union wants them to boycott any in-person OTAs. Members of the Broncos, Seahawks and Super Bowl champion...

AP source: RB Bernard agrees to 1-year deal with Buccaneers

Apr. 13, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard has agreed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move,...

Buffalo sports fans will need vaccine to attend games

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans will have to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to attend games, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday. “Our goal is to have a 100% full house for the Bills and the...

TSU hires 1st-time coach Eddie George hoping for revival

Apr. 13, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George's name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return the proud program with 13 Black national championships to national prominence. TSU, a historically Black college or...

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman announces retirement

Apr. 12, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For more than a decade Julian Edelman lived the ultimate NFL underdog story, going from undersized college quarterback to a favorite option of Tom Brady on three Patriots' Super Bowl-winning teams. He says he'll leave the league after giving everything he...

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash

Apr. 12, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a young girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said...

AP source: Browns still putting rush on Jadeveon Clowney

Apr. 12, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns appear to be closing in on Jadeveon Clowney. Continuing a pursuit that began with a contract offer Clowney turned down last year, Cleveland remains interested in signing the free agent defensive end, a person familiar with the situation told...

Casa Bonita restaurant in Colorado files for bankruptcy

Apr. 12, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A well-known restaurant in Colorado that has been closed since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Casa Bonita in Lakewood, famous for its cliff divers, a 30-foot (about 9-meter) waterfall and...

Raiders bring back safety Karl Joseph for 2nd stint

Apr. 09, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing former first-round safety Karl Joseph back for a second stint with the franchise. The Raiders signed Joseph to a one-year contract Friday to add needed depth in the secondary. Joseph was drafted in the first round by the Raiders in 2016...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB's accusers being ID'd

Apr. 09, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked...