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Jim Hardy, oldest living USC and Rams player, dies at 96

Aug. 19, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Hardy, the oldest living University of Southern California and Los Angeles Rams football player who was the MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl, has died. He was 96. The university said Monday he died Aug. 16 of natural causes at his home in the desert city of La Quinta, 130 miles east of Los...

Steelers WR Johnson dedicates rookie year to late coach

Aug. 19, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is dedicating his rookie season to Darryl Drake. Drake died a week ago and Johnson honored the Steelers' former wide receivers coach with his first NFL touchdown reception in Pittsburgh's second preseason game, a home victory Saturday...

Middle men: Browns hoping erratic kickers straighten out

Aug. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn't quite ready to give his kickers the boot. Despite erratic performances — wide right, wide left, short, off the uprights — in training camp and exhibitions by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert, Kitchens said the team has no...

Gordon back with Patriots while on non-football injury list

Aug. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to the New England Patriots' practice field on Monday without pads and without saying when he might be able to play again. Gordon was seen stretching on the field during the portion of the team's workout that was open to the media....

Wilson, Ciara, Macklemore celebrate joining Sounders

Aug. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson, Ciara and Macklemore say they are honored to be a part of the Seattle Sounders ownership group. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his wife, along with the Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, said at a Sounders event Monday that a sense of community drew them into joining...

Rivera says Cam's backup in Carolina still uncertain

Aug. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains the clear-cut starting quarterback in Carolina, his primary backup remains largely uncertain. Kyle Allen started the first two preseason games and appears to have the edge over third-round draft pick Will Grier, but the reality is neither QB has taken full...

Rodgers expected to play in Packers' 3rd preseason game

Aug. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is participating in practice and is expected to play in the Packers' third preseason game against the Oakland Raiders in Canada. Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst said Monday the plan is for the two-time MVP to make his preseason debut Thursday night in...

Titans running back Derrick Henry back at practice, limited

Aug. 19, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans running back Derrick Henry is back at practice for the first time since hurting his left calf on the opening day of Tennessee's training camp. Henry took part in individual drills Monday as the Titans worked in their indoor practice field with the temperature feeling higher...

Colts put Fountain on injured reserve, waive veteran safety

Aug. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have put second-year receiver Daurice Fountain and running back D'Onta Foreman on injured reserve and waived veteran safety Derrick Kindred. Fountain suffered a dislocated and fractured left ankle in practice Thursday and had season-ending surgery Friday. Foreman...

No surprise here: Fields named Ohio State's starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore in...