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School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

Sep. 22, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned. In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska Independent School District board, Lynn Redden says his comment posted earlier in...

Analysis: 2 ties down, many more could be coming in NFL 2018

Sep. 22, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

Two weeks, two ties. OK, let's get this out of the way now: Yes, the NFL is fit to be tied. Fit tighter than most folks might think, too. In a slopfest of an opener, the Steelers and Browns drew 21-21 . The first game of the season often can be messy and painful to watch, particularly when so many key players...

Roughing it: Packers confident in how they go after QB

Sep. 22, 2018 3:40 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Keep the head up. Be aware if the quarterback got rid of the ball. Wrap up. Seems like a simple enough checklist for a defender to hit the quarterback. A roughing-the-passer penalty on linebacker Clay Matthews against the Minnesota Vikings might have raised new questions with the...

Slow build: Rams, Chargers still trying to grow fans in LA

Sep. 21, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers and Rams will meet on the field on Sunday, but both teams are trying to achieve a common goal off it — trying to reignite Los Angeles' passion for the NFL. The progress so far mirrors the tour of the LA Stadium at the Hollywood Park site in Inglewood — a slow...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...

Earl Thomas doesn't practice; Ethan Pocic out for Seahawks

Sep. 21, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was at practice on Friday but did not take part because of reasons of a personal nature, according to coach Pete Carroll. Carroll left open the possibility that the issue — that he wouldn't detail — could keep Thomas from playing Sunday in...

Vikings' Sendejo fined $53,482 by NFL for hit vs. Packers

Sep. 21, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Friday for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last weekend. Sendejo was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after tackling Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in the third quarter. The safety knocked...

Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing...

Another injury: Panthers send safety Da'Norris Searcy to IR

Sep. 21, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers continue to struggle with injuries, placing starting safety Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve following his second concussion in five weeks. Searcy was injured in the team's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. The Panthers (1-1) have not yet signed anyone to...

Webb will be targeted replacing Eli Apple at cornerback

Sep. 21, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback B.W. Webb is going to be targeted by the Houston Texans this weekend. It's a given. Starting cornerback Eli Apple is going to miss the game with a hamstring injury and Webb seemingly is going to replace him in the starting lineup. That gives Texans...