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New push to retire Native team names headed to Legislature

Sep. 22, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The first Native American woman elected to the Washington state House of Representatives says she is drafting legislation to remove Native-themed mascots and team names at public schools. This has been a goal of Native American leaders, but has new-found momentum after the Washington,...

The Las Vegas Raiders kick off to the New Orleans Saints to start an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Column: Big night for the Raiders and their new hometown

Sep. 22, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the light outside faded, the glittering casinos on the Las Vegas Strip came to life Monday evening through the giant lanai doors in the new home of the Raiders. If the backdrop was spectacular, so was the scene on the field. There were the Raiders playing the New Orleans Saints before a...

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, speak with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints doomed by 129 penalty yards against Raiders

Sep. 22, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

When Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins hooked his arm around that of Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs on an overthrown, third-down pass, yellow flags flew. A defensive pass interference call extended a late Las Vegas drive that ultimately extinguished New Orleans' comeback hopes on Monday night. The foul not only fit...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs Saints

Sep. 22, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Too bad none of their fans were able to see it in person. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) is brought down by Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants' Saquon Barkley out for season with torn ACL

Sep. 22, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A major knee injury has ended Saquon Barkley's season. His career still has a long way to go, New York Giants coach Joe Judge predicted Monday a little more than 24 hours after his star running back tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on a seemingly harmless...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863....

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio walks the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

AP source: NFL fines 3 coaches, clubs for unmasked coaches

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that at least three NFL head coaches have been fined $100,000 for violating the league’s rules that they wear face coverings on the sideline. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league wasn’t announcing...

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) is helped off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Injuries could derail season for defending NFC champ 49ers

Sep. 21, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

The injury bug that has disrupted the San Francisco 49ers' season seems impossible to contain. The 49ers had to wait a few extra hours to confirm that 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa and fellow starting defensive lineman Solomon Thomas had season-ending torn ACLs in their knees. An MRI truck expected...

Los Angeles Rams' Tyler Higbee (89) celebrates with head coach Sean McVay after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

McVay's Rams look tougher than many expected after 2-0 start

Sep. 21, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams are not interested in taking any steps backward. Even after three straight winning seasons with two division titles and a Super Bowl trip during McVay's first three years in charge, the Rams were a popular preseason pick to struggle in the...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Wilson magnificent, but defense a concern for 2-0 Seahawks

Sep. 21, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks seem determined to see just how much Russell Wilson’s talent and skill can carry them. Because for the first two weeks of the season, the Seahawks' 2-0 start has been predicated on Wilson playing some of the best football of his career and making up for a defense...