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Slimmer Pat Graham looking for more from Giants' defense

Aug. 05, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While Pat Graham isn't a big fan of playbooks, the slimmed-down New York Giants defensive coordinator did let his mind wander about some new formations for his unit while vacationing near Cape Cod this summer. It would be the formations that...

Raiders' receivers ready to produce in high-flying offense

Aug. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr says this year's Raiders have a do-it-all group of receivers that he believes are the best he’s had in eight seasons. “Oh yeah, absolutely, very diverse,” Carr said this week. "(Coach Jon) Gruden is going to...

Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golf star, dies at 74

Aug. 05, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jocelyne Bourassa, a star Canadian golfer and the LPGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year in 1972, has died. She was 74. Her death was announced Thursday by Golf Canada, which did not give details. After her star rookie season on the LPGA...

Miller healthy in mind, body in comeback from ankle injury

Aug. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller was so eager to race out to the berm overlooking the Denver Broncos' practice fields and fire up the crowd that he even dreamt about it before training camp. “I had a dream the other day that I was running out from the facility, and...

Penix's return has Hoosiers hoping to exceed 2020 successes

Aug. 05, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers expect quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to start the season opener at Iowa — even if he doesn't take a hit until Sept. 4. And Penix's return has the Hoosiers thinking big again. On Monday, coach Tom Allen...

Cousins returns to Vikings quarterback room after quarantine

Aug. 05, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was activated Thursday from the COVID-19 reserve list after completing the NFL's required five-day quarantine for unvaccinated players deemed a high-risk close contact with an infected person. Admittedly...

Falcons' Jones wants another 'taste' of success rushing QBs

Aug. 05, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Deion Jones describes his career-high 4 1/2 sacks last season as “just another taste” of his pass-rush potential. There may be more big-play opportunities for the Atlanta Falcons' middle linebacker in new defensive coordinator Dean Pees'...

Toughest Olympics? Decathletes and heptathletes say probably

Aug. 05, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Even for the athletes good enough and brave enough to take on the decathlon or the heptathlon at the Olympics, Tokyo was next-level hard. Injuries took out world champions, world-record holders, gold-medal contenders and more. By the...

Expanded playoffs means more games and ... more injuries?

Aug. 05, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Few college football coaches know the mental and physical grind that comes with navigating a long postseason better than Chris Klieman. The Kansas State coach was formerly at FCS juggernaut North Dakota State, whose teams routinely compete for national titles in a...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...