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Lyles edges Knighton for the national title in the 200

Jun. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles pulled in front of teenage sensation Erriyon Knighton at the finish to win the 200 meters at the U.S. track and field championships Sunday. "I do what it takes to win," proclaimed Lyles, who cheekily pointed to Knighton as he hit the tape in 19.67...

Bears sign second-round pick Gordon to 4-year contract

Jun. 25, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed second-round draft pick Kyler Gordon to a four-year contract on Saturday. The cornerback from Washington became the Bears' first selection when they took him with the No. 39 overall pick. The Bears got a potential starter opposite...

Bears LB Adams arrested, charged with firearm possession

Jun. 24, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bears linebacker Matt Adams was arrested and charged with misdemeanor firearm possession, Chicago police said Friday. Police said they recovered a weapon during a search of his vehicle in downtown Chicago on Thursday evening. He was also cited for possessing a...

Richardson fails to make 100 final at the U.S. championships

Jun. 23, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson appeared to have both her speed and swagger back for the U.S. track and field championships but she had a disappointing result Thursday night in her signature event. Despite a few promising races heading into the national championships, Richardson...

Hugh McElhenny, Hall of Fame halfback with 49ers, dies at 93

Jun. 23, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

Hugh McElhenny, the elusive Hall of Fame halfback who starred in the San Francisco 49ers' “Million Dollar Backfield” in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 93. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Thursday that McEhlenny died of natural causes June 17 at his home in Nevada, and that...

Congress alleges 'shadow' probe by Commanders owner Snyder

Jun. 22, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment, hired private investigators to intimidate witnesses, and used an overseas lawsuit as a pretext to obtain phone records and...

Westminster dog show gets 4 finalists, and one has NFL ties

Jun. 21, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Will the hound be trumpeting a victory, or is its tiny cousin toying with a win? What about the French bulldog with an owner in the NFL? Or has the German shepherd got the flow to take the top prize? Trumpet the bloodhound, Hollywood the Maltese, Winston the...

Report: Woman accused Commanders' Snyder of 2009 sex assault

Jun. 21, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder of sexually harassing and assaulting her on a team plane in 2009, and the woman was later paid $1.6 million by the team to settle her claims, according to a document obtained by the Washington Post. The Post...

Rob Gronkowski retires, won't join Tom Brady for 3rd season

Jun. 21, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski won’t be joining Tom Brady for a third season with the Buccaneers. The four-time All-Pro tight end announced his retirement for the second time in three years on Tuesday. In an Instagram post, Gronkowski thanked his teammates and coaches over the...

Ravens sign LB Steven Means, who made 29 starts for Falcons

Jun. 17, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed linebacker Steven Means. The Ravens announced the move Friday. Means started 29 games for the Atlanta Falcons across the 2018, 2020 and 2021 seasons. Prior to that, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay...