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AP sources: NFL insists on indefinite suspension for Watson

Jun. 28, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

The NFL insisted on an indefinite suspension while Deshaun Watson’s legal team argued there’s no basis for that punishment as both sides presented their cases in front of a retired judge in Delaware on Tuesday, two people in attendance told The Associated Press. The hearing will...

Bills, Sabres co-owner 'progressing' from health issue

Jun. 28, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is “progressing well” while rehabilitating from a health issue she experienced earlier this month, the family said in a statement released on Tuesday. The family would only say Pegula is resting, while adding...

AP sources: Commanders, McLaurin agree on 3-year extension

Jun. 28, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

Terry McLaurin and the Washington Commanders hammered out a new contract for the star receiver, ending the team's biggest football-related saga of a tumultuous offseason a month before training camp begins. McLaurin agreed to terms on a three-year contract, according to two people...

Charissa Thompson to host Amazon Prime Video TNF coverage

Jun. 28, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime Video is turning to an experienced host for its coverage of “Thursday Night Football”. Amazon announced Tuesday that Charissa Thompson will host the pregame, halftime and postgame coverage for its first season as the exclusive home of the primetime...

Baker Mayfield 'ready to move on' from Browns

Jun. 28, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield said the Cleveland Browns have work ahead if they want him to help them through their situation with Deshaun Watson. Mayfield, speaking at his football camp near the University of Oklahoma’s campus on Tuesday, didn’t entirely close the door...

ACC changing scheduling model for football in '23 and beyond

Jun. 28, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is going forward with a plan to change its football scheduling model, with the biggest change being the elimination of divisions. The new plan, adopted by the league’s athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives on...

Marlin Briscoe, 1st Black starting QB in AFL, dies at 76

Jun. 27, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 76. His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California. He had been...

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

Jun. 27, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who knelt and prayed on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled...

Pennsylvania House targets colleges' fetal research in bill

Jun. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to require Pennsylvania's four state-related universities to promise they are not conducting research or experiments with fetal tissue from elective abortions was added to a state budget bill by House Republicans on Monday. The chamber voted...

Lawsuit: Texans 'turned a blind eye' to QB Watson's actions

Jun. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable his actions and “turned a blind eye” to his...