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Bills place trust in Dorsey to drive high-powered offense

Aug. 12, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — While most are focused on how the Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen-led attack will function under Ken Dorsey, the newly promoted offensive coordinator can be found pacing the sideline at practice. Dorsey is a man in constant motion during team drills. Stopping...

AP source: Watson willing to accept 8-game suspension, fine

Aug. 11, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson would accept an eight-game suspension and $5 million fine to avoid missing the entire season, a person familiar with his defense told The Associated Press on Thursday. Watson, who is facing a potential year-long ban for sexual misconduct,...

Contract standoff between Bears, star LB Smith continues

Aug. 11, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The contract standoff between the Chicago Bears and Roquan Smith continued Thursday with the star linebacker watching practice from the sideline and new coach Matt Eberflus saying he expects healthy players to participate on the field. The Bears removed...

Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league

Aug. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Bill Russell's No. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the number worn by the 11-time champion, civil rights activist and person good enough to be enshrined in the Basketball...

Broncos name NFL exec Damani Leech as team's new president

Aug. 11, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' new owners have tabbed NFL International CEO Damani Leech as the team's new president. Owner and CEO Greg Penner made the announcement Thursday, his second day on the job. Leech has a quarter-century's worth of experience...

Broncos sport NFL's richest, most diverse ownership group

Aug. 11, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos now sport the wealthiest owner in the NFL and the league's most diverse ownership group. Four of the six members of the Walton-Penner ownership group, which was welcomed into the NFL this week, are either women or minorities. ...

Bears remove Smith from PUP list, another twist in standoff

Aug. 10, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears' standoff with Roquan Smith took another turn Wednesday when the team removed the star linebacker from the physically unable to perform list a day after he went public with a trade demand. It was unclear if the Bears took him off the list...

Tigers GM Al Avila fired after 7 years, no playoffs

Aug. 10, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' disappointing season cost Al Avila his job. Avila was fired as Detroit's general manager on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure without a playoff appearance. “I wish the results would have been better this season,” Avila said...

Goodell: NFL appeal of Watson suspension 'right thing to do'

Aug. 09, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he feels the league needed to keep pushing for a year-long suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his “egregious” and "predatory behavior" toward women. Speaking at the owners' meetings...

Broncos sale to Walton group unanimously OKed by NFL owners

Aug. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The record $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law was unanimously approved Tuesday by NFL owners, the expected final step in the transfer from the family of the late Pat Bowlen. The vote was...