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Ray Rice: 'I'm done with football,' talks domestic violence

Dec. 18, 2018 2:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs...

Rivera uncertain if he will shut down ailing QB Cam Newton

Dec. 18, 2018 2:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down quarterback Cam Newton for the season because of a sore right throwing shoulder. Rivera said Tuesday he plans to meet with Newton later in the week and figure out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state"...

Panthers' Rivera says his future up to owner David Tepper

Dec. 18, 2018 12:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera says he wants to return to coach the Panthers next season. He is just not sure if he'll get that chance. Carolina is in the midst of a colossal collapse, losing six straight games following a 6-2 start. Rivera addressed questions about his job security Tuesday, saying "I...

Saints keep finding ways to grind out wins, stay atop NFC

Dec. 18, 2018 3:47 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a night when the high-powered offense was stuck in neutral, the New Orleans Saints still found a way to grind out a 12-9 win over Carolina behind their ever-improving defense. That could bode well for these Saints (12-2) as they prepare to make a run at the Super Bowl. For years,...

League's most aggressive coach backs down at critical time

Dec. 18, 2018 2:15 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver's season on the brink and his job on the line. He backed down. Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6, Joseph...

Saints' D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers

Dec. 18, 2018 1:02 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league's top-scoring offenses, but lately it's the defense that's been carrying the NFL's most complete team. On a night when Brees and the offense couldn't get much going and made some uncharacteristic mistakes, New Orleans...

With division in hand, Bears going for first-round bye

Dec. 17, 2018 11:37 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy is saving the big celebrations for later. He opted instead to spend "quality time" at home with his four sons, ate sushi, consumed "one beverage" and kept his eyes on the prizes still out there after the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North. One he would love,...

McVay sees signs of turnaround after Rams' 2nd straight loss

Dec. 17, 2018 10:13 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Losing consecutive games for the first time as coach of the Los Angeles Rams hasn't dampened Sean McVay's sense of humor. McVay joked he hasn't paid attention to the media coverage of Sunday night's 30-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles "because I don't want you guys to hurt my...

Penalty problems delay Seahawks' playoff aspirations

Dec. 17, 2018 9:00 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Coach Pete Carroll didn't have to decipher all the reasons the Seattle Seahawks booted their first chance at clinching an NFC playoff spot. "Without the added issue of getting behind on the penalty situation, we would have won the game," Carroll said Monday. "So it's really clear. It's...

Hall of Fame President David Baker gets 5-year extension

Dec. 17, 2018 8:31 PM EST

David Baker is remaining president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame under a five-year extension and will take the role of chairman of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. Baker will oversee the $889 million mixed-use development project underway around the Hall of Fame's campus in Canton, Ohio. He began...