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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night in which Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins reinjured his ribs.

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Novak's 4 field goals lift Bolts over Cards, 12-9

Novak's 4 field goals lift Bolts over Cards, 12-9

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In just more than one week, the guys who were on the sidelines Thursday night will be on the field, and the ones who were on the field will be on the sidelines or unemployed.

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Bears lose preseaon finale to Browns

Bears lose preseaon finale to Browns

CLEVELAND | Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland's starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns' 33-13 exhibition win over the Bears on Thursday night.

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NFL preseason capsules

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night in which Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins reinjured his ribs.

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Dolphins top Rams 14-13 in preseason finale

Dolphins top Rams 14-13 in preseason finale

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Thigpen showed why he might not make the Miami Dolphins.

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Eastern Illinois falls to Minnesota in season opener

Eastern Illinois falls to Minnesota in season opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.

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Giants cap undefeated preseason with win over Pats

Giants cap undefeated preseason with win over Pats

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play and the New York Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

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Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each made decisive closing statements in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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College football playoff era begins

College football playoff era begins

A new era in college football is here.

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CB Riggs' role expands after Notre Dame probe

CB Riggs' role expands after Notre Dame probe

SOUTH BEND | The role for Notre Dame cornerback Cody Riggs abruptly changed this month.

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After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a…

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Manziel appears as aerobics instructor in TV ad

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we've never seen Johnny Football like this.

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AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can't

AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can't

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon can't run a deep pass route into Canada and play.

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Cowboys backup S Jakar Hamilton gets 4-game ban

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas backup safety Jakar Hamilton has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse.

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FANTASY PLAYS: Back to draft board _ who's first?

FANTASY PLAYS: Back to draft board _ who's first?

The tail end of the NFL preseason signals something much more festive for tens of millions of fantasy football players around the world: the nearing of draft day.

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Jets' Patterson: no-show claims 'completely false'

Jets' Patterson: no-show claims 'completely false'

NEW YORK (AP) — Dimitri Patterson disputes the New York Jets' version of his mysterious absence.

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Buy a mere ticket? How quaint. Be a team 'member'

Buy a mere ticket? How quaint. Be a team 'member'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.

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FANTASY FEVER: Back to draft board _ who's first?

The tail end of the NFL preseason signals something much more festive for tens of millions of fantasy football players around the world: the nearing of draft day.

August 28, 2014 3:23 am

Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason.

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. |  Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

August 27, 2014 11:00 pm

Drone with camera spotted over Panthers stadium

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game.

August 27, 2014 6:24 pm

Special teams are Jordan Lynch's best chance to stick with Bears

Special teams are Jordan Lynch's best chance to stick with Bears

LAKE FOREST | You don't hire a plumber to perform heart surgery, or a lumberjack to do Shakespeare on Broadway.

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Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.

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Cam Newton says he'll be ready to play in Week 1

Cam Newton says he'll be ready to play in Week 1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay.

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

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NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver's career is now in peril.

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New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 2:56 am

Bears' Trestman reaches out to fans after Seattle shellacking

Bears' Trestman reaches out to fans after Seattle shellacking

LAKE FOREST | There are more Bears fans than pigeons teetering on the ledge after that 28-point embarrassment in Seattle last week.

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Mankins traded; Bradford, Raji on IR

Mankins traded; Bradford, Raji on IR

On the NFL's first preseason cutdown day, a trade and several key players going on injured reserve overshadowed other moves.

August 26, 2014 9:12 pm

AL HAMNIK: Bears' rookie QB finally gets a shot on center stage

AL HAMNIK: Bears' rookie QB finally gets a shot on center stage

The ball boys got more face time during Bears training camp at Olivet-Nazarene University.

August 26, 2014 7:15 pm

Big Ten/Notre Dame Week 1 Schedule

Thursday

August 26, 2014 6:36 pm

BIG TEN/NOTRE DAME NOTES: Golson to see first action since 'Bama loss

Most Notre Dame players who were on the roster during the program's 2012 season can reflect on memories from last fall.

August 26, 2014 5:54 pm

Vikings' Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

Vikings' Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn't lose it.

August 26, 2014 4:06 pm

Bears have question marks on defense

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Chicago Bears know who's backing up starting quarterback Jay Cutler. Now they'd like to know their defense is backing up their offense.

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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions.

August 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

August 25, 2014 6:05 pm

Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit

Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to determine if Richie Incognito is a good fit for their struggling offensive line.

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AL HAMNIK: Bears making little leeway in finding Forte's backup

AL HAMNIK: Bears making little leeway in finding Forte's backup

Yes, it was just a preseason game, a glorified practice, and doesn't count in the standings, fortunately.

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Jets suspend CB Dimitri Patterson 'indefinitely'

Jets suspend CB Dimitri Patterson 'indefinitely'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Dimitri Patterson ended his puzzling absence after 48 hours, but his future with the New York Jets is now uncertain.

August 25, 2014 3:51 pm

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Matt Cassel has seen a lot in 10 years in the NFL, including by his count seven different offensive coordinators in his last six seasons in the league.

August 25, 2014 2:37 pm

Jets' Patterson rejoins team after going AWOL

NEW YORK (AP) — Dimitri Patterson's mysterious absence is over.

August 24, 2014 10:16 pm

Joint practices changing the NFL's preseason

Joint practices changing the NFL's preseason

DENVER (AP) — The sight of J.J. Watt donning a baseball cap even before the Houston Texans' first defensive series was over said it all: teams are changing the way they treat the preseason.

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Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

CHICAGO | A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to f…

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Bradford out for season with ACL tear

Bradford out for season with ACL tear

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning.

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49ers beat Chargers for first Levi's Stadium win

49ers beat Chargers for first Levi's Stadium win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco's No. 1 offense still looks shaky two weeks from the regular season, and the 49ers did just enough for their first preseason victory in a 21-7 win against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

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Panthers QB Newton has hairline rib fracture

Panthers QB Newton has hairline rib fracture

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton will miss the Carolina Panthers' final preseason game after an MRI on Sunday revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs.

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Reports: Bradford out for season with ACL tear

Reports: Bradford out for season with ACL tear

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season, according to multiple reports.

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Bengals' Mike Brown treated for 'minor' problem

PHOENIX (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown was treated on Sunday for what the team called a "minor medical situation" and was expected to return to Cincinnati later in the day.

August 24, 2014 3:05 pm

Marino back with Dolphins as special adviser

MIAMI (AP) — Dan Marino is returning to the Miami Dolphins.

August 24, 2014 2:24 pm

Daily game explosion spawns big-dollar industry

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When lawmakers carved out an exemption for fantasy sports in a 2006 law targeting online poker, no one predicted that it would spawn an online gambling operation that may someday rival the millions wagered daily in Las Vegas …

August 24, 2014 1:33 pm
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