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Steelers GM Khan embracing expectations of new role

May. 27, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It did not take Omar Khan long to figure out he wanted to be around football. Growing up in New Orleans as an ardent Saints fan in the 1980s and 90s, he knew right away his life's mission was to be involved in the NFL. Even as he matured, even as he realized —...

Stewart, Michigan beat Illinois 7-5 in Big Ten Tournament

May. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Joe Stewart went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three runs to help Michigan beat Illinois 7-5 Thursday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. No. 5 seed Michigan (29-25) plays top-seeded Maryland in Friday's quarterfinals. ...

Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

May. 26, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play, stayed aggressive and even got a breakthrough in a two-month struggle on the power play. It was enough to secure another home playoff victory. Now they can turn their attention to trying to put away the...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

May. 26, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to emerge about the lives of the 19...

Saints' Winston, Thomas show up at workout; Kamara absent

May. 26, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints expect their offense to be more productive next season. The optimism is largely based on the expectation that they will have quarterback Jameis Winston and former All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas back from serious injuries. ...

'Forgotten Four' to be honored during Hall of Fame week

May. 26, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The four men who smashed the race barrier in professional football in 1946 have been selected to share the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Ralph Hay Pioneer Award. The Canton, Ohio,-based organization announced Thursday that Kenny Washington, Woody Strode and Hall...

McDaniels mum on Kaepernick workout for Raiders

May. 26, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders concluded organized team practices Thursday with all four quarterbacks on the roster participating but the buzz surrounding the franchise was about Colin Kaepernick, who has gotten a workout with the club. First-year coach Josh McDaniels...

Sugar Bowl moved to Dec. 31 to avoid conflict with NFL game

May. 26, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

The Sugar Bowl has been moved off its usual primetime spot to noon EST Dec. 31 to avoid a conflict with a Monday night NFL game. The bowl schedule for the upcoming season was released Thursday. The games begin on Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and the Cure Bowl in...

Defensive coordinator Martindale wants Giants to dominate

May. 26, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season. The analytics and Martindale's reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go...

Falcons QB Mariota willing to be mentor but hungry to start

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is saying all the right things about mentoring Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder. Mariota would prefer to perform that mentoring role as the Falcons starter. After starting a combined six games the past three...