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  • Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch might want to consider giving Jose Altuve more days off.

    A night after he was out of the starting lineup for the first time all season , the 2017 American League MVP homered twice, including the last of three straight by the Astros in the sixth inning, to lift Houston to a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on…[Read more]

  • Funeral services have been arranged for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson , who was killed with his Uber driver when authorities say a drunken driver living illegally in the U.S. struck them along a highway.

    Jackson’s funeral will be held Monday at Big Bethel AME Church in his hometown of Atlanta. The 26-year-old Jackson’s family say…[Read more]

  • Former Washington Redskins and New York Giants defensive lineman Barry Cofield was arrested in an Orlando suburb after falling asleep at the wheel of his car , fleeing police and being found with heroin in his possession.

    According to Michael Williams of the Orlando Sentinel, Cofield was found passed out at the wheel of his SUV in Lake Mary,…[Read more]

  • The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it.

    Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune , the upstart Alliance of American Football is “on track” to make the Chargers’ former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial eight AAF franchises.

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  • Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement.

    The Senate approved the bipartisan bill by voice vote , a day after the measure cleared the House by an…[Read more]

  • The Philadelphia Eagles will promote Mike Groh from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator , according to a person familiar with the decision.

    Running backs coach Duce Staley, who also interviewed for the offensive coordinator position , will add assistant head coach to his title. Press Taylor will replace John DeFilippo as quarterbacks…[Read more]

  • When the Denver Broncos reported to training camp they were met by cushy new team and position meeting rooms and an expanded training room that features two cryogenic chambers and a flotation pod along with other amenities courtesy of a $9.5 million facilities face-lift that capped a five-year , $45 million renovation.

    An even bigger upgrade is…[Read more]

  • Hue Jackson’s shuddering season with the Cleveland Browns will include one last chill.

    The coach is keeping his promise and plans to jump into Lake Erie on June 1 in an event for charity and hopefully wash away two long , losing seasons.

    Jackson announced Monday on the team’s Twitter account that he will take a dip into the chilly waters in a f…[Read more]

  • — Chris Harris Jr. is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. For the first time in his eight-year NFL career , he’s actually the top cornerback on his own team.

    Harris has played alongside Champ Bailey, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Aqib Talib during a stellar career that began with him as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas and inc…[Read more]

  • COSTA MESA , Calif. (AP) — An 0-4 start put the Los Angeles Chargers in a hole too deep to escape last season.

    Coach Anthony Lynn wants his new team to spend September building instead of digging.

    The first few weeks of this season are particularly important to Lynn and the Chargers, a popular pick to win the AFC West and to earn their f…[Read more]

  • Wide receiver Bernard Reedy opened last season with the Buccaneers and he’ll try to do the same after closing out the 2017 campaign with the Patriots.

    The Buccaneers announced that they have signed Reedy to their 90-man roster on Wednesday. They waived wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck , who joined the team last week, with an injury d…[Read more]

  • The NFL Network built up the final 10 spots of its top 100 with a two-hour show that lacked any drama.

    That’s because the top choice was predictable . . . and the same as last year.

    Tom Brady , of course, repeated at No. 1 in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2018 after winning another MVP award last season. He was the easy choice.

    T…[Read more]

  • Trent Murphy feels particularly sympathetic toward the Buffalo Bills’ training staff.

    The defensive end can’t imagine how difficult it must have been on them to keep him from rushing onto the field the past six months while Murphy recuperated from a knee injury he sustained a year ago , and a strained groin he developed during training…[Read more]

  • The Buffalo Bills have agreed to re-sign linebacker Ramon Humber to a one-year contract.

    Humber returns for a third season in Buffalo after starting a career-high nine games last year. He has nine seasons of NFL experience and signed with Buffalo in 2016 to serve in mostly a special teams role.

    Last year , the 30-year-old was credited with 83…[Read more]

  • Gene Steratore , the referee who worked the Super Bowl in February, is calling it a career.

    NFL V.P. of officiating Al Riveron announced today that Steratore has decided to retire from the NFL.

    Steratore has been an NFL official since 2003 and worked 12 playoff games , including Super Bowl LII. He may be best remembered for an odd moment last…[Read more]

  • Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn , who have led the team to the playoffs the last two seasons, have signed three-year contract extensions.

    The deals were announced Wednesday, a day before players report for training camp. Financial terms were not disclosed for the contracts, which will run through the 2022…[Read more]

  • Still stung by the Blues missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons , general manager Doug Armstrong capped a major roster overhaul on the first day of the NHL’s free-agency period by acquiring center Ryan O’Reilly in a multiplayer trade with the Buffalo Sabres.

    Aside from landing a nine-year veteran in O’Reilly on Sunday, St. Louis…[Read more]

  • As first-year Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine installs his playbook , he’s got one of the best to deliver the daily tests: two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

    Through a week of training camp, Pettine’s defense is passing those early quizzes.

    By Pettine’s count, his defense has seven interceptions of Rodgers. Three came…[Read more]

  • Running back Duke Johnson has reached agreement with the Browns on a three-year , $15.6 million contract extension.

    Johnson was Cleveland’s top playmaker last season when the club went 0-16. The 2015 third-round draft pick from Miami led the Browns with 74 catches and 693 yards receiving. He also rushed for 348 yards and scored four t…[Read more]

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