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ESPN documentary shows Bleier's emotional return to Vietnam

Aug. 18, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn't have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier's visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since being injured in battle...

Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

Aug. 18, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Dak Prescott appears ready for the regular season, with or without Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas quarterback completed all five of his pass attempts in his only series, and the Cowboys came away with a 14-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. Prescott dropped back to pass...

Steelers honor Drake, keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shirts read "shut out the noise." Shutting out the pain of suddenly losing the man behind the mantra will take far longer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, there was something about the game-day routine that brought a sense of relief and normalcy just six days removed from the death...

Watson throws TD pass to help Texans over Lions 30-23

Aug. 18, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins knew they weren't going to get much playing time on Saturday night so they were intent on making the few plays they got count. "Just trying to go out there and be perfect," Hopkins said. "We don't have many plays so those plays that you do have,...

Stidham rallies Patriots to 22-17 victory over Titans

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion. In a preseason game nearly eight months after the Titans quarterback couldn't play in Tennessee's regular-season finale because of nerve injuries. Mariota...

Backup QBs lead Browns past Colts 21-18 as Hunt returns

Aug. 17, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens played it safe Saturday. After watching two physical practices with the Indianapolis Colts and seeing one serious injury, he gave his top players the day off and allowed Garrett Gilbert and David Blough to go head to head for the No. 3 quarterback...

Antonio Brown moves closer to return to practice for Raiders

Aug. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon for the first time this summer. Coach Jon Gruden said Saturday that he thinks Brown will be able to get back...

Jets place LB Williamson on IR, sign LB McClellan

Aug. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed linebacker Avery Williamson on season-ending injured reserve and signed former Ravens and Patriots linebacker Albert McClellan. Williamson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter of the team's 22-10 preseason win at...

QB Josh McCown joins Eagles, ends retirement

Aug. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. McCown provides insurance behind Carson Wentz, who has finished the past...

Ravens' Tavon Young weighing options with neck injury

Aug. 17, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young is still weighing his options with his recent neck injury, coach John Harbaugh said Saturday. Young, who signed a three-year, $25.8 million contract extension in February, suffered the injury during practice and he did not play in the second...