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Growing pains, high expectations face Titans' new head coach

Jun. 20, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has been around the NFL long enough to know that he will have some growing pains as a first-time head coach. His goal with the Tennessee Titans is pretty basic. Don't make the same mistake twice. "There's going to be a lot of things that are going to come up for the...

Giants give Abrams VP of football operations title

Jun. 20, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have added the title of vice president of football operations to the duties of assistant general manager Kevin Abrams. General manager Dave Gettleman, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma, made the announcement Wednesday. Abrams has been with the Giants...

Ex-Bills GM Whaley named NFLPA's college scouting director

Jun. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley is taking over as the NFL Players Association's director of college scouting. Whaley will oversee the recruitment, evaluation and selection of draft-eligible prospects to compete at the annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He replaces Tony Softli,...

Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

Jun. 20, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The impact to his head was so violent that Noureddine Amrabat can't remember the World Cup match at all, even though he was playing in it. "Five, six hours, gone. Totally gone," the Morocco midfielder said of the concussion sustained in his team's opening match against Iran. "When you think...

FANTASY PLAYS: Rating aging stars Bryant, Murray, Howard

Jun. 20, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

Former Cowboys Pro Bowlers Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray find themselves united again, only now they are joined as one-time Fantasy football anchors who have not received a nibble from an NFL team. Both will sign at some point between now and the start of the regular season, as injuries and/or depth issues arise...

Cowboys stress numbers over No. 1 at receiver without Bryant

Jun. 20, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cole Beasley doesn't need a lot of prodding to bring up how much he thinks outsiders will overlook Dallas receivers now that the Cowboys have moved on from Dez Bryant. The new dean of the group sees opportunity rather than uncertainty at a position that lacks a big name, and the...

Bugel, Thomas win PFWA's assistant coach award

Jun. 19, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas are winners of the 2018 Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America for work as an NFL assistant coach. Bugel spent 27 of his 32 NFL seasons as an assistant coach and is best known for building Washington's famous Hogs offensive line unit as the...

Browns sign OL Greg Robinson, former No. 2 pick by Rams

Jun. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick that year out of Auburn. Robinson failed to live up to expectations with Los Angeles and was traded to Detroit before...

World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

Jun. 18, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

"PodcastOne Sports Now" co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg examine instant replay through the lens of the most controversial goal in World Cup history — the 1966 "Wembley Goal!" — and suggest the NFL and Major League Baseball should take note of how well the system works in soccer. More than a...

Vikings' public relations staff wins Pete Rozelle Award

Jun. 18, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

The Minnesota Vikings' public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for excellence in dealing with the media. The Vikings' PR staff is the 29th Rozelle Award winner and earned the award for the first time in club history. Minnesota is the 15th different...