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Tennessee man sentenced in 2019 deaths of 2 outside bar

Jul. 07, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was convicted in two stabbing deaths outside a bar in 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton sentenced Michael Mosley on Wednesday to two consecutive life sentences as well as a...

Browns finally trade Mayfield, send quarterback to Panthers

Jul. 06, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's wild four-year ride in Cleveland is over. The No. 1 overall pick in 2018, Mayfield was traded Wednesday by the Browns, who moved on from the divisive quarterback months ago and finally sent him to the Carolina Panthers for a future draft pick. ...

NFL makes strong push for flag football with eye on Olympics

Jul. 06, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Flag football will be played at an international, multi-sport event for the first time next week during the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL may be the sport’s biggest cheerleader. “When we talk about the future of the game of football, it is, no...

One year of NIL: How much have athletes made?

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

After the first year of college sports’ name, image and likeness era, football and men’s basketball still claim the throne for the number of deals and average compensation, and social media remains the most popular way to get that NIL money. The total amount spent was about $917...

Falcons sign former Bears DT Eddie Goldman to 1-year deal

Jul. 06, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons acquired run-stopping help for the middle of their defensive line, signing former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman to a one-year deal Wednesday. Goldman, 28, started 73 of 81 games in six seasons with the Bears. He was a...

AP source: Cleveland Browns trade quarterback Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers

Jul. 06, 2022 14:09 PM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — AP source: Cleveland Browns trade quarterback Baker Mayfield to the Carolina Panthers.

Cowboys criticized over deal with gun-themed coffee company

Jul. 05, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” The partnership with the Black...

Former NFL receiver Demaryius Thomas' family says he had CTE

Jul. 05, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is the latest in a growing list of football players diagnosed with CTE. His family said Tuesday that researchers found that Thomas, who died in December at age 33, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The...

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

Bills coordinator Leslie Frazier helps young coaches advance

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

Leslie Frazier expected another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL after a three-year-plus stint in Minnesota from 2010-13. The Buffalo Bills’ 63-year-old defensive coordinator is still waiting for that second chance while doing his best to help young coaches advance their...