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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Don’t play blame game with Tua’s injury

Nov. 17, 2019 2:10 AM EST

The only foolproof way to avoid being injured playing football is to not play at all. Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa started Saturday at Mississippi State, a week after he looked gimpy on a surgically repaired ankle but played great against LSU. The junior quarterback seemed done for the day with the Crimson Tide up...

Last-minute audible: Kaepernick back to school for workout

Nov. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EST

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another surreal turn Saturday — a last-minute audible to nix an NFL-arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing display on a high school field in...

Record-breaking Martin leads NC A&T past Bethune-Cookman

Nov. 16, 2019 8:52 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jah-Maine Martin scored three touchdowns and had 120 yards rushing on 19 carries and North Carolina A&T beat Bethune-Cookman 47-17 on Saturday. Martin’s third score of the day was his 19th of the season and broke the previous record of 18 held by Tarik Cohen, currently...

Lions sign Scarbrough to active roster, release Perkins

Nov. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Bo Scarbrough to the active roster from the practice squad and released running back Paul Perkins. The team also announced Saturday that it has signed punter Matt Wile to the practice squad. Scarbrough joined the Lions last week after spending time...

Bears place TE Trey Burton on IR

Nov. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed tight end Trey Burton on injured reserve. The 28-year-old Burton has been dealing with a groin injury all season long. He hurt his calf during last weekend’s 20-13 victory over the Detroit Lions. Burton agreed to a $32 million, four-year...

WR Allen Hurns signs 2-year contract to stay with Dolphins

Nov. 16, 2019 5:13 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Receiver Allen Hurns has signed an $8 million, two-year contract to remain with the Miami Dolphins through 2021, with $3.27 million guaranteed. Hurns has 13 receptions for 170 yards and one touchdown this season. The Miami native and former University of Miami star is a sixth-year pro. He...

Jets place C Ryan Kalil on season-ending IR

Nov. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed center Ryan Kalil on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. Kalil came out of retirement in August to sign a one-year, $8.5 million contract with New York after playing all 12 of his previous NFL seasons with Carolina. The hope was the...

Cardinals sign TE Maxx Williams to 2-year extension

Nov. 16, 2019 3:42 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Maxx Williams to a two-year extension that runs through the 2021 season. The team announced the extension on Saturday. Terms weren’t disclosed. The 6-foot-4, 252-pound Williams was signed by the Cardinals during the offseason after he...

NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

Nov. 16, 2019 2:42 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Hundreds of letters are stacked on the desk, written by fans, friends,...

Sacked: NFL suspends Garrett, Browns’ season in jeopardy

Nov. 16, 2019 4:10 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett couldn’t control the rage that makes him a defensive star. With a blinding moment of anger, the former No. 1 overall draft pick lost his composure, jeopardized Cleveland’s revived season and perhaps tarnished his image — forever. The sack specialist took...