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No. 25 Mississippi State will lean on defense vs Arkansas

Nov. 16, 2018 7:18 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's season hasn't gone exactly as planned with the Bulldogs well out of the Southeastern Conference Western Division race. There are some obvious reasons for the team's losses, but it's hard to put any blame on the defense. Mississippi State has played some of the...

Rams take in fresh air, mountains ahead of game vs. Chiefs

Nov. 16, 2018 7:17 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This was a respite for the Los Angeles Rams but certainly no vacation. The team kept its plans to train at the Air Force Academy and stay at the posh Broadmoor Hotel in the Rocky Mountain foothills even after the NFL moved their Monday night showdown with the Kansas City...

Bengals, Ravens have issues heading into pivotal clash

Nov. 16, 2018 6:12 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Flacco's sore right hip means Ravens coach John Harbaugh may have to wait until Sunday before deciding who to start at quarterback in a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Harbaugh's options are Flacco, an ailing 11-year veteran; Lamar Jackson, a rookie who's never made an NFL...

Smoke from wildfire forces Raiders indoors for second day

Nov. 16, 2018 6:11 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders practiced at an off-site facility for a second consecutive day Friday as thick smoke from California's deadly wildfires blanketed the Bay Area. Much like they did a year ago when similar conditions arose due to fires in Northern California, players and coaches...

Bengals hold out hope WR Green could play vs Ravens

Nov. 16, 2018 6:09 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are leaving a slight possibility that receiver A.J. Green could play Sunday at Baltimore even though he hasn't practiced the last two weeks because of a toe injury. Green initially was listed Friday as out for the game, as anticipated. Cincinnati later did an about-face and...

Lions rule out Jones for game against Carolina

Nov. 16, 2018 5:52 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled wide receiver Marvin Jones out of Sunday's game against Carolina because of a knee injury. It will be only the second missed game for Jones in the past three-plus seasons. Panthers receiver Torrey Smith will also miss the game with a knee injury....

Arizona riding 3-game winning streak into Oregon

Nov. 16, 2018 5:49 PM EST

Arizona State heads to Oregon this weekend needing a win to stay alive in the Pac-12 South. If the Sun Devils (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) can take care of the Ducks, then win at rival Arizona in the regular-season finale, the team will go to the league championship game. Or, they could seal a trip a week early if they win...

Steelers have capable fill-ins for injured linemen

Nov. 16, 2018 5:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without key starters on their offensive and defensive lines when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury, while defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been ruled out with an...

Seahawks get crucial win to stay in NFC playoff conversation

Nov. 16, 2018 5:35 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the Seattle Seahawks to have a say in the NFC playoff picture, they had to get past Green Bay. A loss would have likely proved too much to overcome with games remaining against Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas City. So Pete Carroll celebrated Thursday's win in the way everyone would...

Trump honors GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

Nov. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make "outstanding contributions to American life and culture"...