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  • Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

    Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:15:21 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic...
    An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and...
  • Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

    Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-23 07:14:57 GMT
    Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets' worst-kept secret.
    Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday...
  • Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

    Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:05:05 GMT
    Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately.
    Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately.
  • NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

    NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:14:48 GMT
    An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime...
    An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime...
  • Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

    Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:55:37 GMT
    This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama.
    This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama.
  • Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    Policeman accused of serial sex assault on patrol

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:46:01 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there...
    An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and...
  • Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

    Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:26:32 GMT
    Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other.
    Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other.
  • Browns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

    Browns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:15:50 GMT
    Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon says the only place he can find peace is on the football field. His time there could be running short.
    Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him.
  • Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

    Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:45:37 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.
    The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.
  • Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

    Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:45:32 GMT
    Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an...
    Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season Friday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, a massive blow to an already...
  • Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

    Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:44:35 GMT
    A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline.
    Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger.
  • Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers

    Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:54:17 GMT
    Nick Foles threw for 179 yards and a touchdown to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
    This was more like last year's Eagles.
  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:34:57 GMT
    Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season.
    Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season.
  • Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

    Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:50 GMT
    Johnny Manziel pulled off his orange helmet, dropped to his left knee and watched from the side as Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's starting offense during practice.
    On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched.
  • Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

    Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:57:20 GMT
    Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice.
    Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice.
  • Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:25 GMT
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called...
    By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the...
  • Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

    Cowboys LB Holloman has career-ending neck injury

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:25:05 GMT
    The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago.
    The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago.
  • 3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

    3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:53:39 GMT
    Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community - Ferguson, Missouri.
    Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges

    Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:23:18 GMT
    Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
    Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
  • Rex, Giants RB spice up 'Snoopy Bowl' rivalry

    Rex, Giants RB spice up 'Snoopy Bowl' rivalry

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:29 GMT
    Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry.
    Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry.
  • PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

    PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:46:06 GMT
    Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance - usually 33 yards - were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason.
    Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points.
  • Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

    Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:45:59 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.
    Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.
  • Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

    Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:15:38 GMT
    Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports...
    Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury...
  • Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:39 GMT
    Kent State says one of its football players has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.
    Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.
  • On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

    On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:53:45 GMT
    When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.
    When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.
  • Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

    Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:25:23 GMT
    The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.
    The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.
  • Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

    Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:24:40 GMT
    There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.
    There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.
  • Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

    Teenager struck by lightning at football practice

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:36:55 GMT
    Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school.
    Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school.
  • Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

    Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:54:56 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine has not picked his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.
    This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn't quite over for the Browns.
  • Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

    Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:14:25 GMT
    Ohio State says it will update the status of star quarterback Braxton Miller, who reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder during practice.
    Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.
  • Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

    Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:48 GMT
    Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages...
    Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of...
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:25:02 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the...
  • Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

    Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:06:24 GMT
    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (KLOO'-ee) says he's reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release.
    The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for...
  • Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

    Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:53:53 GMT
    The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL.
    The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL.
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:54:42 GMT
    Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference.
    Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference.
  • Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

    Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 07:14:26 GMT
    If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.
    If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.
  • Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season

    Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-08-19 05:33:16 GMT
    Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, one of the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, has torn the ACL in his right knee during practice and will undergo season-ending surgery.
    Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, one of the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery.
  • Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

    Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 05:03:25 GMT
    Johnny Manziel struggled to hit open receivers and added another gesture to his repertoire - a middle finger apparently aimed at the opponents' bench - in the Cleveland Browns' 24-23 loss to the Washington...
    Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended...
  • Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    Ex-Giants RB David Wilson to train in triple jump

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:24:55 GMT
    Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.
    Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.
  • Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

    Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:43:38 GMT
    Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault.
    Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault.
  • Gronk in contact drills for 1st time since surgery

    Gronk in contact drills for 1st time since surgery

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:24:00 GMT
    Rob Gronkowski is participating in contact drills with the New England Patriots for the first time since his knee surgery.
    Go ahead and hit Rob Gronkowski on his right knee. See if he cares.
  • Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

    Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:16:50 GMT
    CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month.
    Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise.
  • BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

    BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:24:03 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins...
  • Chiefs' Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill

    Chiefs' Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:25:39 GMT
    Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western.
    Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western.
  • Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

    Fan suffers heart attack during 49ers game, dies

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:08:12 GMT
    A man who suffered a heart attack during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died.
    A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died.
  • Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

    Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:32:43 GMT
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he needs to do a better job of creating an environment in which players know they are accountable after learning four are being investigated for suspected academic dishonesty.
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15...
  • Manziel says he's not ready for opener _ yet

    Manziel says he's not ready for opener _ yet

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:32:34 GMT
    Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's not feeling any extra pressure as he prepares for Monday night's exhibition game at Washington.
    Johnny Manziel, so full of swagger and cool, understands his limitations. He's only a rookie.
  • AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

    AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:44:56 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.
  • Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field

    Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:12:51 GMT
    Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Carolina Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
    Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Carolina Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
  • Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

    Too many aboard Washington ferry; 480 had to leave

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-08-17 07:14:50 GMT
    A Seattle-bound Washington state ferry mistakenly loaded with 484 more passengers than it was rated to carry had to return to the dock and leave the overflow at the Bremerton ferry terminal late Friday afternoon as...
    A Seattle-bound Washington state ferry mistakenly loaded with 484 more passengers than it was rated to carry had to return to the dock and leave the overflow at the Bremerton ferry terminal late Friday afternoon as Seattle...
  • Hill to take over at QB for Manziel at Texas A&M

    Hill to take over at QB for Manziel at Texas A&M

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:32:32 GMT
    Kenny Hill is taking over for Johnny Football.
    Kenny Hill is taking over for Johnny Football.
  • 49ers gear up for first game at Levi's Stadium

    49ers gear up for first game at Levi's Stadium

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:20:03 GMT
    Colin Kaepernick understands the legacy left by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Steve Young and so many others during a four-decade run at Candlestick Park.
    Colin Kaepernick understands the legacy left by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Steve Young and so many others during a historic four-decade run at Candlestick Park.
  • Pick 6: College football coaches on the rise

    Pick 6: College football coaches on the rise

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:50:22 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have...
  • Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

    Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:50:16 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others.
  • ND looking at 4 football players in academic probe

    ND looking at 4 football players in academic probe

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-08-16 07:50:35 GMT
    Notre Dame says it is investigating "suspected academic dishonesty" involving several students, including four members of the football team.
    Notre Dame is facing the possibility of losing three starters before the football season has even begun after another embarrassing hit for a university that prides itself on high academic standards.
  • Romo ready at last when Cowboys face Ravens

    Romo ready at last when Cowboys face Ravens

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:10:47 GMT
    Tony Romo hasn't taken a snap in a game since he played through a back injury to lead a drive that kept Dallas in playoff contention late last season.
    Tony Romo hasn't taken a snap in a game since he played through a back injury to lead a drive that kept Dallas in playoff contention late last season.
  • Browns hope to name starting QB on Tuesday

    Browns hope to name starting QB on Tuesday

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:20:07 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine has set Tuesday as his target date. That's when he'll say whether Brian Hoyer or rookie Johnny Manziel is the starting quarterback for the opener.
    Finally, at long last, the Browns have a date to name their quarterback. Decision day is Tuesday for Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.
  • Chiefs WR Bowe suspended for season opener

    Chiefs WR Bowe suspended for season opener

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:43:03 GMT
    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for the season opener against Tennessee for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was suspended for the season opener against Tennessee on Friday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
  • Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

    Ex-Eagle Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:42:51 GMT
    Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most...
    Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most powerful...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-15 10:09:44 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes

    Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:49:14 GMT
    Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players and owners.
    Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players and owners.
  • San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

    San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-08-15 07:42:53 GMT
    San Francisco is saying goodbye to the stadium where its beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
    San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
  • Jags' Henne, Bortles sharp in 20-19 loss to Bears

    Jags' Henne, Bortles sharp in 20-19 loss to Bears

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:00:07 GMT
    Chad Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Chicago Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jacksonville...
    Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good.
  • New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:49:34 GMT
    City workers wearing gloves - and a few in face masks - threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and...
    City workers wearing gloves - and a few in face masks - threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and called it...
  • Browns starting Hoyer, not Manziel vs. Redskins

    Browns starting Hoyer, not Manziel vs. Redskins

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:11:59 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine will start quarterback Brian Hoyer ahead of rookie Johnny Manziel in Cleveland's second exhibition game.
    Brian Hoyer has held off rookie Johnny Manziel for at least another week.
  • Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name

    Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:33:45 GMT
    The Washington Redskins have appealed a decision that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise's attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a racial slur.
    The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise's attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a...
  • New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:21:29 GMT
    Officials have cleared and cleaned a homeless encampment in New Orleans where about 160 people had been living in tents, on cardboard boxes and other makeshift beds.
    Officials have cleared and cleaned a homeless encampment in New Orleans where about 160 people had been living in tents, on cardboard boxes and other makeshift beds.
  • Hernandez excused from hearing in Boston murders

    Hernandez excused from hearing in Boston murders

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:21:14 GMT
    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was due in court for a pretrial hearing in the drive-by killings of two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.
    Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was excused from a pre-trial hearing Thursday in his Boston double homicide case.
  • American football heading to China in 2015

    American football heading to China in 2015

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:09:54 GMT
    Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football?
    Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football?
  • Bills to Toronto concerns raised by documents

    Bills to Toronto concerns raised by documents

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:11:47 GMT
    A Buffalo Bills fan group uncovered documents that suggest a Toronto-based prospective ownership group has plans to relocate the franchise north of the border.
    A Buffalo Bills fan group uncovered documents that suggest a Toronto-based prospective ownership group has plans to relocate the franchise north of the border.
  • Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Sun Devils lineman tells magazine he's gay

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:54 GMT
    Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.
    Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.
  • Maine governor: Rice's NFL suspension not enough

    Maine governor: Rice's NFL suspension not enough

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:34:20 GMT
    Outraged that National Football League player Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest, Maine Gov. Paul LePage pledged to boycott the league and called on its commissioner to take...
    Gov. Paul LePage, outraged that National Football League player Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest, pledged to boycott the league and called on its commissioner to take the issue...
  • Jets all wet, accept Pats' Ice Bucket Challenge

    Jets all wet, accept Pats' Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:20:52 GMT
    The New York Jets accepted the New England Patriots' Ice Bucket Challenge and ended their last public practice at SUNY Cortland by getting doused - with help from the Cortlandville Fire Department.
    Rex Ryan and the New York Jets got soaked for a good cause.
  • Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting QB

    Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting QB

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:49:22 GMT
    Everett Golson is Notre Dame's starting quarterback again.
    Everett Golson is Notre Dame's starting quarterback again.
  • Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

    Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:02:35 GMT
    Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst says the football program is stable under coach Bo Pelini.
    Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst did his part Wednesday to cool any speculation about coach Bo Pelini entering the season on the hot seat.
  • Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

    Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:09:34 GMT
    A divided Penn State board is endorsing a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, and members are also expressing support for continued...
    A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling their support for a deal to end a...
  • Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

    Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:29:08 GMT
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.
  • UCLA WR Devin Lucien leaves practice in ambulance

    UCLA WR Devin Lucien leaves practice in ambulance

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:27:58 GMT
    UCLA receiver Devin Lucien has left practice in an ambulance after injuring his head.
    UCLA receiver Devin Lucien left practice in an ambulance Tuesday after injuring his head.
  • Raiders-Cowboys practice gets heated

    Raiders-Cowboys practice gets heated

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:48:54 GMT
    The joint practice between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys went just about how the coaches scripted it Tuesday with high intensity in an emotional environment.
    The joint practice between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys went just about how the coaches scripted it Tuesday with high intensity in an emotional environment.
  • #Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

    #Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:38:48 GMT
    Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states got a nasty surprise: They couldn't upload their answers.
    Five law students have sued a Florida software company over a computer submission system that malfunctioned while they and thousands of others across the country were taking the bar exam one day in July - showing that...
  • QB Brady Quinn signs deal with Dolphins

    QB Brady Quinn signs deal with Dolphins

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:47:55 GMT
    Brady Quinn has signed with the Miami Dolphins.
    For Brady Quinn, this was a long time coming.
  • Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case

    Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:01:47 GMT
    A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.
    A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.
  • FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

    FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:37:54 GMT
    The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.
    Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.
  • Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:31:50 GMT
    By DAVID BRANDT and STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writers The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most...
    By DAVID BRANDT and STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writers The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major...
  • Browns to give QBs equal reps against Washington

    Browns to give QBs equal reps against Washington

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:38:20 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offense next Monday night against Washington.
    Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offense next Monday night against Washington.
  • Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary

    Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:28:08 GMT
    After winning 24 consecutive games to begin his tenure at Ohio State, Urban Meyer closed out last season with two painful losses.
    So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season, and he turned and asked a question.
  • Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

    Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:28:10 GMT
    Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off.
    Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off.
  • Pettine plans to name Browns starter later in week

    Pettine plans to name Browns starter later in week

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:40:14 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine expects to name a starting quarterback for next Monday's game against the Washington Redskins sometime this week.
    Brian Hoyer knows Johnny Manziel is gunning for his job, but the Browns' incumbent starting quarterback wants to make one thing clear.
  • Slive: College sports in 'historic evolution'

    Slive: College sports in 'historic evolution'

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:17:22 GMT
    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says college athletics are "going through a historic evolution."
    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says college athletics are "going through a historic evolution."
  • Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

    Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-11 07:19:45 GMT
    At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media...
    At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk.
  • O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

    O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:27:18 GMT
    Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.
    Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.
  • Manziel, Hoyer both to work with Browns 1st team

    Manziel, Hoyer both to work with Browns 1st team

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:36:50 GMT
    Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will both take snaps with the Browns' first-team offense in practice this week.
    The Cleveland Browns' quarterback derby is heading down the homestretch.
  • San Francisco's Candlestick Park hosts final event

    San Francisco's Candlestick Park hosts final event

    Sunday, August 10 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-10 16:46:28 GMT
    Candlestick Park, San Francisco's cold and windy workhorse stadium, is closing after more than a half-century of hosting sports, concerts and other events. Over the years, the park was home field for the Giants...
    Candlestick Park, San Francisco's cold and windy workhorse stadium, is closing after more than a half-century of hosting sports, concerts and other events. Over the years, the park was home field for the Giants and...
  • Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

    Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-08-10 06:06:56 GMT
    Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances.
    Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances.
  • Manziel solid in debut, Browns fall to Lions 13-12

    Manziel solid in debut, Browns fall to Lions 13-12

    Sunday, August 10 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-08-10 04:26:22 GMT
    Johnny Manziel showed off some of his fancy footwork, and the Cleveland rookie looked sharp with his arm too in his preseason debut, although the Browns lost to the Detroit Lions 13-12 on Saturday night.
    Johnny Manziel took off up the middle, slipping between a couple defensive linemen and racing through the open field.
  • Ever-elusive Vick an option as Jets' wildcat QB

    Ever-elusive Vick an option as Jets' wildcat QB

    Saturday, August 9 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-09 21:56:06 GMT
    Michael Vick could potentially play a role in the New York Jets' offense even if he's not the starting quarterback.
    Michael Vick and the wildcat package could be the perfect pairing for the New York Jets.
  • Favre looks forward, no regrets about career

    Favre looks forward, no regrets about career

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-09 19:27:11 GMT
    Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says it's unfortunate the way things ended in Green Bay six years ago, but that he's proud of his 16 years with the Packers and has no regrets.
    Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says it's unfortunate the way things ended in Green Bay six years ago, but that he's proud of his 16 years with the Packers and has no regrets.
  • In Sam's debut, Saints beat Rams 26-24

    In Sam's debut, Saints beat Rams 26-24

    Saturday, August 9 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-09 15:46:11 GMT
    Michael Sam got an extended look at defensive end in the St. Louis Rams' preseason opener.
    Michael Sam got an extended look at defensive end in the St. Louis Rams' preseason opener.
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