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Bears, Jets meet after opposite fates last weekend

Bears, Jets meet after opposite fates last weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | The Bears and New York Jets were on opposite ends of impressive comebacks last weekend.

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Colts, Jaguars trying to avoid 0-3 start

Colts, Jaguars trying to avoid 0-3 start

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking part in their third consecutive home opener.

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Cutler faces another challenge in Jets' front 7

Cutler faces another challenge in Jets' front 7

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Jay Cutler figures he won't see a better front seven than he will when the Bears visit the New York Jets on Monday night.

September 19, 2014 6:10 pm
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK | More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

September 19, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically en…

September 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerni…

September 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage to speak at a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically e…

September 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerni…

September 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

September 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday in New York.

September 19, 2014 3:51 pm

After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.

September 19, 2014 12:36 pm
Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wears pink for breast cancer awareness during a game against the Tennessee Titans in 2012. Some say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have bee…

September 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Karla Owens wears a Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice jersey as she tailgates before the Ravens' NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore last week. Some say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intens…

September 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Footballs with pink ribbon NFL logos for breast cancer awareness are displayed on the field before an NFL football game. Some say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most …

September 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Signage commemorating breast cancer awareness month is displayed on an upright at an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys in Baltimore. Some say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them i…

September 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Daniel Old wears a Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice jersey as she tailgates before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore earlier this season. Some say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intens…

September 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, wearing pink for breast cancer awareness, celebrates after scoring a touchdown. Some say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among …

September 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

CHICAGO | Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself taking a tally of the players — one she'd rather not do, but can't help.

September 19, 2014 12:15 pm Photos

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NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline

NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf pauses during a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his in…

September 19, 2014 11:06 am
NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline

NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline

FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whe…

September 19, 2014 11:06 am
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