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NEW YORK (AP) —The NFL fined four players and two coaches a total of $83,665 for their actions in the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati wild-card game. Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was fined $28,940 for contact with an official, a foul that moved the Steelers closer for their game-winning field...
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stan Kroenke stepped to the microphones at the Forum with football fans chanting “We love Stan!” When the owner first said the words “Los Angeles Rams,” those fans erupted in wild cheers. What a difference LA makes for Kroenke and his Rams, who are home again after 21...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Imprisoned former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips committed suicide while he was awaiting a trial that could have brought him the death penalty, a California coroner said Friday. The Kern County coroner’s office released no other details. Phillips, 40, was found...
In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones walks in the end zone before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Jones was admitted to a hospital on Sunday and released the same day. Head coach Bill Belichick would not elaborate on Jones' status for today's contest with the Chiefs. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots would have loved to spend the week with nothing else to worry about except Saturday’s playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Then Pro Bowl defensive lineman Chandler Jones wandered over to the local police station, shirtless and disoriented...
(AP) — Pacman’s sorry, AB. Cincinnati cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones apologized Friday for claiming Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was faking a concussion at the end of the wild-card game last Saturday night. The Steelers, who beat the Bengals on a late field goal, ruled Brown...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has extended its current sponsorship contract with Nike by 15 years in a deal worth $252 million. The university and the Beaverton, Oregon-based athletic apparel company announced the deal on Thursday. The current partnership had been scheduled to end...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce has always been competitive, whether it was on the playground as a kid, the Cleveland Heights football field in high school, or inside Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati. It didn’t change when he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, either....
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones apologized to his teammates and the New England fans on Thursday for “a pretty stupid mistake” that sent him, shirtless and disoriented, to a local police station. Police who went to his house said it smelled like burning marijuana...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sat out the team’s last workout before its playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots said in their injury report on Thursday that Gronkowski missed practice with a knee injury he sustained against the Denver...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Pederson is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Eagles. Who? Pederson, the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, has accepted an offer to become Philadelphia’s coach, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday night...

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