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Texans' McNair apologizes for use of phrase 'China virus'

Oct. 26, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair has apologized for referring to the novel coronavirus as the “China virus” during the team's charity golf tournament in May. The phrase, used frequently by former president Donald Trump, was considered by...

NFL not planning to issue report on Washington Football Team

Oct. 26, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is not going to issue a report on its 10-month investigation into allegations the Washington Football Team engaged in harassment and abuse because of its promise to protect the identities of those who testified, Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Tuesday. ...

Saints again rode Kamara's dynamism to a needed victory

Oct. 26, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints keep trying different ways to get the ball to dynamic running back Alvin Kamara, chances are he'll eventually do something that turns a game in their favor. The Seattle Seahawks placed an emphasis on keeping Kamara in check...

Chargers sign K Dustin Hopkins, waive Tristan Vizcaino

Oct. 26, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Hopkins was signed as the Los Angeles Chargers kicker on Tuesday after the team waived Tristan Vizcaino. Hopkins was released by Washington on Oct. 20 after seven seasons. He was 12 of 14 on field goals and 10 of 12 on extra points...

TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

Oct. 26, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings. The CBS comedy “Ghosts” has shown early promise, so far landing just outside the top 20 for the young season...

Eagles defense making it easy for opposing QBs

Oct. 26, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon’s unit is making the wrong kind of history. As Gannon spoke to reporters Tuesday, gusts of damp fall wind swept through the open-sided tent where the Eagles hold news conferences. ...

Cowboys' Urban, Canady will miss at least 3 games on IR

Oct. 26, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys placed defensive lineman Brent Urban and cornerback Maurice Canady on injured reserve Tuesday, sidelining both for at least three games. Urban has a triceps injury, and Canady sustained a concussion in Dallas' last game, a 35-29...

Lazard is latest Packers WR to go on reserve/COVID-19 list

Oct. 26, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay's decimated receiving group has taken one more hit as the Packers prepare to face the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals. Allen Lazard joined 2020 All-Pro wideout Davante Adams on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Adams was placed on the list...

Giants place Peppers on injured reserve with ACL injury

Oct. 26, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed safety Jabrill Peppers on injured reserve with a rupture to the ACL and a high ankle sprain, both on his right leg. Peppers was hurt in the third quarter on a punt return in the Giants’ 25-3 victory over the...

BJ Baylor among Pac-12 running backs hitting their stride

Oct. 26, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Paced by Pac-12 rushing leader B.J. Baylor, Oregon State's improved ground game is one of the key reasons the Beavers are just a win away from bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013. Baylor is one of several notable Pac-12 running backs who have hit their stride...