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Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with slap on wrist

Aug. 05, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

After Donald Sterling's racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the...

Falcons defensive guru Pees determined to raise expectations

Aug. 01, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One season of bottom-rung defense was too much for Dean Pees. Pees, the Atlanta Falcons' veteran defensive coordinator, is making sure his players know he won't stand for another season like 2021, when Atlanta finished 7-10. Only two NFL teams allowed...

Falcons open camp with low expectations, open positions

Jul. 27, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Arthur Smith wants to see improvement from last year’s 7-10 record even though conventional wisdom says the Atlanta Falcons will backslide in 2022. The Falcons began training camp Wednesday with a roster that has only a few positions settled. The...

Mariota favored over rookie Ridder in Falcons QB camp derby

Jul. 15, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA FALCONS (7-10) CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Ga. LAST YEAR: The Falcons, looking for a fresh start under first-year coach Arthur Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot, were outscored 459-313. It marked Atlanta's fourth consecutive losing season and helped...

College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA stance against gambling on sports by its athletes and those who work in college athletics is summed up simply by the slogan on the posters the association provides to its member schools: "Don't Bet On It." The rules have been unambiguous for...