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Ex-NFL player out of prison after 18 years for murder plot

Oct. 22, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

Rae Carruth is a free man. The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child. The Carolina Panthers' 1997 first-round draft pick was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, after...

Except for 1 kick, Saints, Ravens are evenly matched

Oct. 22, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a matchup between the league's highest-scoring offense and top-ranked defense, the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens played to a near draw. New Orleans didn't come close to matching its average of 36 points, and the Baltimore defense finally wilted in the second half —...

Hot coals blamed for damaging 7 cars in stadium lot

Oct. 22, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Hot coals left by tailgaters are blamed for fires that damaged seven vehicles at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium parking lot. It happened Sunday during the game between New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. State Trooper Alejandro Goez tells the Star-Ledger of Newark a driver...

ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Kaepernick, social issues back in news

Oct. 22, 2018 4:04 AM EDT

Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL — which, when one considers that Derek Anderson and Cody Kessler are getting snaps at quarterback, is fascinating — and the White House-driven conversation about pregame national anthems in the league largely has receded. Still, on this given Sunday, both...

Several 2017 playoff teams are underachieving this year

Oct. 22, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

If anyone figured the 2018 NFL season would emulate 2017, they have positive proof through seven weeks that just isn't so. Sure, the Patriots are an AFC power, even though they aren't overpowering anybody, and the Chiefs again won their first five games before losing. The Giants and 49ers are dredging the bottom...

Chiefs celebrating blowout of Bengals, impressive 6-1 start

Oct. 22, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's hard to tell these days what's more entertaining to watch: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' high-flying offense or their crazy, creative touchdown celebrations. Opposing teams are getting a heavy dose of both. The latest victim was the Cincinnati Bengals, who watched...

Donald dominates in Rams 39-10 victory over 49ers

Oct. 22, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald ripped the ball out of Matt Breida's hands to set up one touchdown. He harassed C.J. Beathard with four sacks and several other hits that helped shut down San Francisco's offense. Donald's dominance helped improve Los Angeles to 7-0 for the first time since 1985 with...

1st-place Skins look ahead to NYG after 20-17 win vs. Dallas

Oct. 22, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — As important as it was for the Washington Redskins to finally put together two consecutive victories, coach Jay Gruden knows that being in first place atop the NFC East at this point in the season is truly not really a big deal at all. "It's great to get two in a row, get the monkey...

Lions climb to .500 by beating Dolphins 32-21

Oct. 22, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Caught from behind on a 71-yard run, Kerryon Johnson took some locker room ribbing, the kind that comes after a victory on the road. Johnson rushed for 158 yards Sunday to help the Detroit Lions beat Miami 32-21. His teammates thought he should have had more, but safety Reshad...

Eagles back to underdogs after 21-17 loss to Panthers

Oct. 22, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now the Philadelphia Eagles can go back to being underdogs again. After embracing that role last year and overcoming huge odds to win their first Super Bowl title, the Eagles haven't lived up to expectations as defending champions. They blew a 17-0 lead in the fourth quarter and lost...