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Lights, cameras, Browns: Team set for "Hard Knocks" series

May. 23, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Mostly unwatchable for several seasons, the Cleveland Browns could become a summer TV sensation. HBO's banking on it. "It's an underdog story," said network executive Peter Nelson. "And people love rooting for underdogs." Despite the Browns' 0-16 record last season and dismal decades of...

The Latest: Bethea: New NFL policy 'not really a compromise'

May. 23, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permitting them to stay in the locker room if they prefer (all times EDT): ___ 6 p.m. Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea says the NFL's new national anthem policy is...

Jets to pay fines if players violate anthem policy

May. 23, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets say they will pay any fines and not penalize players if they violate a new NFL policy to stand or stay in the locker room during "The Star-Spangled Banner." Jets owner Christopher Johnson said Wednesday the team is focused on working with players to advance...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 23, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ NEWLY PUBLISHED MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES KEEP PUBLIC NEEDLESSLY IN THE DARK May 21 In yet another reminder that it helps to read the fine print, new temporary medical marijuana regulations made public last week underline the Pennsylvania Department of Health's stubborn...

Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examination

May. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Richie Incognito, the NFL offensive lineman who was once suspended for bullying a teammate, was taken into custody Wednesday for psychiatric examination after an incident at a Florida gym. Boca Raton police spokeswoman Jessica Desir said officers received a call Wednesday morning...

Chargers' Telesco laments Henry's injury, demurs on Gates

May. 23, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chargers tight end Hunter Henry tore his knee ligament while running an ordinary route during a non-contact workout on the opening day of organized team activities, general manager Tom Telesco confirmed Wednesday. Telesco declined to confirm whether the Chargers will go back to Antonio...

While Bell stays home, rookie Samuels looks to impress

May. 23, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jaylen Samuels smiled at the question. It's not the first time he's been asked where exactly he fits on the football field. The answer during Samuels' time at North Carolina State depended on when you asked him. Tight end? Fullback? Tailback? Wide receiver? Safety? At some point, the...

Football is easier for Norman after 'Dancing With the Stars'

May. 23, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman thought football was difficult. Then he appeared on "Dancing With the Stars." The Washington Redskins cornerback had some impressive performances with dance partner Sharna Burgess on the show in Los Angeles and each week took a red-eye back to the East Coast for the team's...

No pressure not a good thing for Matthews and the Packers

May. 23, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Clay Matthews is learning new playbook terminology this spring under a new defensive coordinator, though his overall goals haven't changed. It's more important than ever for the Green Bay Packers' long-haired linebacker to get to the quarterback. The Packers didn't add a potential...

Aaron Hernandez fiancée announces she's expecting a baby

May. 23, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former fiancée of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez says she is expecting a baby. Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez made the announcement in a post on Instagram on Tuesday. She says she and her daughter with Hernandez, Avielle, are "blessed" to be expecting a baby girl. She did...