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Alabama statues to feature Hank Aaron, other Hall of Famers

Dec. 07, 2021 09:32 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Statues of Hank Aaron and other local heroes who made the baseball and football Halls of Fame are planned for a public space celebrating the heritage of the city of Mobile. The Hall of Fame Courtyard is aimed at drawing more people to the city's riverfront,...

Biden to warn Putin of economic pain if he invades Ukraine

Dec. 07, 2021 07:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call Tuesday that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine as Biden seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with the tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near the Ukraine...

Analysis: Patriots' downfall after Brady lasted one season

Dec. 07, 2021 02:33 AM EST

It didn't take long for the New England Patriots to become the New England Patriots again. After stumbling through a 7-9 season last year while watching Tom Brady win a seventh ring in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bill Belichick's squad is once again the class of...

Bills deficiencies exposed yet again in 14-10 loss to Pats

Dec. 07, 2021 02:06 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whether it was the gusting wind or New England’s unrelenting running attack, the Buffalo Bills' two biggest deficiencies this season were exposed yet again on Monday night. An inability to effectively run the ball or stop the run, combined with a string...

Tumultuous season ends with Oregon seeking new head coach

Dec. 07, 2021 01:44 AM EST

Just three days after losing the Pac-12 championship and their chance to salvage an up-and-down season with a Rose Bowl berth, the Oregon Ducks are looking for a new coach. Mario Cristobal became the head coach at Miami on Monday, returning to his alma mater, and Oregon athletic...

Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux announces he's going pro

Dec. 07, 2021 01:36 AM EST

Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux made it official on Monday night and announced that he would not return to the Ducks for his senior year. Thibodeaux is expected to be one of the top picks in the upcoming NFL draft, and the move to go pro was widely anticipated. He announced...

'Cheugy,' 'omicron' among 2021's most mispronounced words

Dec. 07, 2021 01:25 AM EST

“Cheugy” is apparently a lot to chew on. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce have something in common — broadcasters butcher their names. And virtually everyone is having trouble with “omicron.” All...

Patriots out-run Bills in 14-10 win in blustery conditions

Dec. 07, 2021 00:54 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Matt Judon praised the Patriots offense while taking a playful swipe at rookie quarterback Mac Jones. “Hats off to the offense. Really everybody, probably besides Mac,” Judon said breaking into a smile. “He didn’t really do nothing...

Gophers re-hire Ciarrocca as offensive coordinator

Dec. 06, 2021 22:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota re-hired Kirk Ciarrocca as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Monday, after sagging production during the two seasons he was elsewhere. Coach P.J. Fleck's reunion with Ciarrocca was initiated after Mike Sanford was dismissed following the...

Heisman finalists: Young, Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud

Dec. 06, 2021 20:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman will be presented Saturday in New York,...