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Newton misses 2nd straight day of practice with foot injury

Sep. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is confident backup quarterback Kyle Allen can get the job done if Cam Newton can't play Sunday against the Cardinals, a scenario that seems increasingly likely each day. Allen took reps with the first team again Wednesday after Newton missed his second...

Lynx boss Cheryl Reeve chosen WNBA Executive of the Year

Sep. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite losing several longtime stars. The award announced Wednesday was based on voting by one executive per...

Ouch! Bengals recovering from worst defensive showing

Sep. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Marquise Goodwin lined up in the slot on the right side of the line, took a few steps toward center as the ball was snapped, and then sprinted downfield. No Bengals defender was anywhere near him. Goodwin was so open for his 38-yard touchdown catch that Garoppolo acknowledged he was...

Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher headed for groin surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes began the season with what many viewed as the best collection of offensive talent in the NFL, whether that was at the skill positions or along the offensive line. That certainly won't be the case on Sunday. The Chiefs quarterback will be missing Eric Fisher for the...

Wizards' Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent thumb surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The team says Thomas ruptured the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb during routine workouts Monday and had surgery Wednesday. General manager Tommy Sheppard says it is "an...

Injury-plagued Eagles cancel practice, hold walkthrough

Sep. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson canceled practice Wednesday and the injury-plagued team will instead have a walkthrough. Wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, tight end Dallas Goedert, running back Corey Clement and defensive tackle Tim Jernigan were hurt in a 24-20 loss at...

Payton: Drew Brees to have surgery on right hand

Sep. 18, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says quarterback Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his injured right thumb Wednesday afternoon. Payton said he has no timetable for Brees' return, but said he has no immediate plans to put Brees on injured reserve. He declined to name a starter for the...

Jets place Siemian on IR, sign Fales to back up Falk

Sep. 18, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed quarterback Trevor Siemian on injured reserve and signed quarterback David Fales. Siemian injured ligaments in his left ankle during the second quarter of the Jets' 23-3 loss to Cleveland on Monday night. He'll need surgery and is out for the season....

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

Sep. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

While defenses are still a work in progress around the Southeastern Conference, they still rank as some of the best in college football. Florida leads the nation with 16 sacks, including 10 in the opener against rival Miami. Missouri, Tennessee and Georgia combined to shut out overmatched opponents 150-0 last...

Ex-Atlanta Falcons player gets prison for molesting girl, 12

Sep. 18, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former Atlanta Falcons player has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 23-year-old Justin Kenyuno Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child molestation and sodomy as part of deal that dropped other...