Shiffrin’s fall in Olympic giant slalom will stick with herFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will not soon forget what happened Monday in her first race of the Beijing Olympics. The poor transition that came five turns, and about 10 seconds, into the defense of her 2018 gold medal in the giant slalom.
Auburn, Gonzaga stay 1-2 in AP Top 25; Texas Tech up to 9thFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
Auburn keeps finding ways to win — even sometimes in tougher-than-expected games — to maintain its hold on No. 1 in the The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.
Golden Wüst: Dutch star makes history with 6th Olympic titleFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Ireen Wüst skated into the record books Monday at the Beijing Games, becoming the first athlete to claim individual gold medals at five different Olympics.
The 35-year-old Wüst already was the most decorated speedskater in Winter Olympic history when she added to her haul with a victory in the 1,500 meters.
Miserable day on slopes for American stars Shiffrin, GerardFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — It was a miserable day on the mountains outside Beijing for American stars Mikaela Shiffrin and Red Gerard.
Shiffrin’s opening race in the Beijing Olympics ended quickly with a rare mistake and a rare DNF — Did Not Finish.
Dolphins hire Mike McDaniel as head coachFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
The Miami Dolphins hired San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel as their head coach Sunday, making him the first minority candidate to get hired so far this offseason.
McDaniel, who is biracial, replaces Brian Flores, who was fired despite posting winning records in the final two of his three seasons in Miami.
Giants hire Black assistant GM a week after Flores’ suitFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have hired a Black assistant general manager less than a week after fired Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores sued the team, two other franchises and the NFL for alleged racist hiring practices.
Saints’ Alvin Kamara arrested on battery charge in Las VegasFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After playing in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Saints running back Alvin Kamara was arrested and accused of beating someone the night before in a Las Vegas nightclub.
Kamara had four catches for 23 yards for the NFC in the game, then was taken into custody and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on charges of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.
NASCAR scores win with successful race inside LA ColiseumFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASCAR was the big winner at its glossy Los Angeles gala held inside Memorial Coliseum.
In need of an energy boost ahead of its upcoming season, NASCAR broke its dated mold and staged an experimental exhibition race inside one of the most iconic venues in sports.
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost reunite for Super Bowl adFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost once made comedy skits on “Saturday Night Live,” but now the married couple will reunite onscreen to dodge a mind-reading Alexa device in a new Super Bowl commercial.
Browns defensive players robbed of jewelry, vehicle by masked men in downtown stickupJune 6, 2023 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski expressed relief that two of his defensive players were not physically harmed while being robbed at gunpoint by six masked men outside a downtown nightclub.
Bills’ Damar Hamlin takes next step in recovery by practicing fully 6 months since cardiac arrestJune 6, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — What was once routine for Damar Hamlin, such as pulling on a helmet and heading out to practice, has become something the Buffalo Bills safety celebrated with a phone call to his parents.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw some pretty passes at practice. Cameras clicked. Reporters tweeted.
Relax, Jets fans. All is right again.
Rodgers participated in practice for the first time in front of the media Tuesday after a strained calf kept him out of the sessions the past two weeks when reporters were in attendance.
Jim Hines, the 1968 Olympic 100-meter champion who later went on to be an NFL wide receiver, has died. He was 76.
USA Track and Field announced that Hines died Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former part owner of the Minnesota Vikings who defrauded a short-lived professional football league known as the Alliance of American Football in a $700 million cryptocurrency scam was sentenced Monday to over six years in prison.
Biden says Chiefs ‘building a dynasty’ as he hosts Kansas City Super Bowl champs at White HouseJune 5, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the Kansas City Chiefs are "building a dynasty” as he hosted the team at the White House Monday to mark their Super Bowl victory in February.
Buffalo Bills break ground on new $1.54 billion stadiumJune 5, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In preparing to break ground on the Buffalo Bills new stadium, owner Terry Pegula looked to the sky to deliver a message to his late predecessor and franchise founder, Ralph Wilson.
Norma Hunt, wife of late Chiefs founder and only woman to attend every Super Bowl, dies at 85June 5, 2023 GMT
Norma Hunt, the second wife of the late Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt and the only woman to attend every Super Bowl, has died. She was 85.
The Hunt family, which still owns the franchise, announced the passing of the Chiefs' matriarch in a statement released by the team Sunday night.
Bettman: NHL still committed to keeping Coyotes in Arizona after arena referendum failedJune 4, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL is still committed to Arizona after Tempe voters rejected a referendum for a Coyotes arena.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Before heading out to the field for another Washington Commanders offseason practice, coach Ron Rivera declared everyone would be able to hear new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
NFL expanding The Smart Heart Sports CoalitionJune 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has expanded The Smart Heart Sports Coalition to 26 member organizations as it continues to advocate for all 50 states to adopt policies that will prevent high school students from fatal outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest.
49ers QB Brock Purdy resumes throwing programJune 1, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy has officially resumed his throwing program as he tries to return from offseason elbow surgery in time for the season opener.
Purdy began throwing on the side this week for the first time since undergoing surgery on his throwing elbow on March 10.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers could be back fully practicing with the New York Jets on Friday after straining his right calf last week.
The 39-year-old quarterback, acquired last month from Green Bay, was injured while participating in conditioning drills last Tuesday.
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — Standing a few feet from a golf green, Deshaun Watson made a pitch for DeAndre Hopkins to join him in Cleveland.
The Browns quarterback said Tuesday that he has spoken to Hopkins, his close friend and former Houston teammate, and encouraged the three-time All-Pro wide receiver to consider a reunion.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The DeAndre Hopkins era is over for the Arizona Cardinals, who are on the hook for quite an expensive breakup.
The Cardinals released the three-time All-Pro wide receiver in a salary cap move Friday after they failed to find a trading partner in the offseason.
Even when the NFL institutes a rule designed to reduce concussions, it can’t shake the perception that it doesn’t care what players and coaches think.
The league took a step toward eliminating kickoffs this week by enhancing the touchback rule for a one-year trial with a priority on player safety.
NBA Playoffs: Celtics’ starters come up with a bit of history in Game 5 win over HeatMay 26, 2023 GMT
The Boston Celtics aren't done yet.
The Celtics — once down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference finals — are now within 3-2, after leading the whole way and topping the Miami Heat 110-97 on Thursday night.
Suspended Lions WR Jameson Williams says he wasn’t aware of NFL rules on gambling he violatedMay 25, 2023 GMT
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions receiver Jameson Williams, suspended for the first six games of the season, said he was unaware of the NFL gambling policy that he violated.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Matt Daniels acknowledged feeling “just a tad bit” of butterflies when he sat down earlier this week for speed-dating-style meetings with NFL owners and executives as part of the league's strategy for developing more diversity in the coaching ranks.
Jets work out punter Matt Araiza after San Diego State investigation found no wrongdoingMay 24, 2023 GMT
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets hosted punter Matt Araiza for a workout at the team's facility Wednesday, six days after a San Diego State investigation found no wrongdoing by him in an alleged gang rape at an off-campus party in October 2021.
Where’s Diggs? Von Miller not concerned by Bills receiver skipping voluntary practicesMay 24, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Von Miller isn’t the least bit concerned about Buffalo Bills teammate Stefon Diggs missing voluntary spring practices. Nor is the veteran pass rusher reading anything into the cryptic messages the receiver posted on his social media accounts this offseason.
Tuesday’s TransactionsMay 24, 2023 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The NFL has pushed the kickoff return further toward irrelevance with a priority on player safety.
Goodell confident Commanders sale will gain approvalMay 24, 2023 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed confidence Tuesday in the completion of the $6.05 billion sale of the Washington Commanders, after owners were updated on the process at their spring meetings.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints newly acquired tight end Foster Moreau refers to his recent cancer diagnosis as “a life sentence."
He will always have to monitor it, he said. But at the moment, he no longer requires treatment, and is returning to football “full steam ahead.”
Aaron Rodgers strains calf during warmups, sits out first Jets practice open to mediaMay 23, 2023 GMT
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers never made it past warmups in his first New York Jets practice in front of the media.
NFL, Goodell close to finalizing 3-year contract extension; new deal would end in 2027May 23, 2023 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have agreed on the framework of a three-year contract extension that will keep him in place until 2027, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed Tuesday at the league meetings.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin eases back into practice 5 months since near-death experienceMay 23, 2023 GMT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Wearing shorts and his familiar No. 3 blue practice jersey, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin began easing his way back into football during the team’s voluntary minicamp on Tuesday, some five months after having a near-death experience on the field.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Thursday nights in the NFL have long been the most drastic feature of its made-for-TV schedule, a prime-time slot that raised concerns about player safety and produced plenty of competitive duds before it moved to a streaming-only platform.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Super Bowl will return to the Bay Area in 2026 at the home of the San Francisco 49ers, following a vote of approval by NFL owners on Monday at their spring meetings.
This will be the third time for the big game in the Bay Area.
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A small college in central Missouri has announced it will add football and women's flag football programs as part of its plan to grow enrollment.
William Woods University will add about 140 students between the two new sports, athletic director Steve Wilson said Monday.
Rookie quarterbacks will get much of the attention this week when most NFL teams hit the field for non-contact practices.
Twenty teams kicked off their voluntary organized team activities on Monday and 10 more will do so on Tuesday.
Jim Brown Appreciation: Remembering Hall of Fame running back’s lasting impact on and off fieldMay 20, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown was both extraordinary and extraordinarily complicated.
One man. Many versions.
His greatness on the football field is beyond reproach. For generations, Brown, who died Thursday night peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, has long been the standard of excellence for running backs, a freakish blend of brute power and blazing speed who in many ways changed the NFL forever.
Jim Brown's legs, ever-churning and sturdy as tree trunks, helped propel him to fame on the football field. His voice once he left the gridiron — every bit as powerful.
Reactions to the death of Jim Brown, former NFL star, actor and activist:
“To the world, he was an activist, actor, and football star. To our family, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Jim Brown, all-time NFL great and social activist, dead at 87May 19, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown was virtually unstoppable in every arena.
Whether on the field, as a Hollywood film hero or civil rights advocate, Brown was a force.
One of the greatest players in NFL history, Brown, who retired at the peak of his playing career to pursue acting and remained in the public spotlight as an activist — and due to off-field transgressions that included allegations of violence against women — has died.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A major professional team playing in a minor league venue would've been unheard of just a few years ago, which is what the Oakland Athletics likely will do if they move to Las Vegas.
NFL announces participants for Coach Accelerator programMay 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who is taking the year off, is among 40 diverse coaching candidates who will participate in the Coach Accelerator program next week at the NFL’s spring meetings.
The NFL is taking another big step into streaming by putting one of its playoff games exclusively on a digital platform for the first time.
The league and NBCUniversal announced Monday that the Saturday night game on wild card weekend will be on Peacock.
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan has joined CBS as an analyst, though he's not giving up on landing with another team as a quarterback.
CBS announced Monday that Ryan, a four-time Pro Bowler and the 2016 NFL MVP with the Atlanta Falcons, will serve as a studio and game analyst across multiple platforms for the upcoming season.
Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles graduates from college, fulfills promise to late motherMay 14, 2023 GMT
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Todd Bowles kept a promise to his late mother and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach is now a college graduate.
The 59-year-old Bowles walked across the stage at Mount St.
Fighting cancer, Saints tight end Foster Moreau could participate in voluntary offseason practicesMay 13, 2023 GMT
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Newly signed Saints tight end Foster Moreau, who is being treated for cancer, “absolutely” could participate in upcoming voluntary offseason practices that begin later this month, coach Dennis Allen said Saturday.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have generated enough excitement that the NFL chose them to kick off the season against the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Browns agree to acquire Pro Bowl defensive end Za’Darius Smith from Vikings, AP source saysMay 13, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' defensive line has gone from disappointing to perhaps dominant.
Cleveland, which has spent the offseason upgrading a unit that underperformed in 2022, agreed Friday night to acquire three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Za'Darius Smith from the Minnesota Vikings, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press.
Commanders’ record sale agreed to by Snyder family, Harris group that includes Magic JohnsonMay 13, 2023 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A group led by Josh Harris that includes Magic Johnson has agreed to buy the NFL's Washington Commanders from longtime owner Dan Snyder and his family.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Like almost everything in his path, Dawand Jones wanted to flatten the rumor.
After Cleveland's massive rookie offensive tackle dropped from a projected first-round NFL draft pick to the Browns in the fourth round, a report surfaced saying Jones had scared teams off by telling them he dreamed of playing in the NBA.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bryce Young arrived early for his first NFL practice, then put on a show for his new coaches.
The No. 1 overall pick from Alabama made a great first impression at Friday's rookie minicamp, wowing coach Frank Reich and others with a series of on-target throws while showing poise in the pocket and good decision-making skills.
Washington Commanders timeline under Dan SnyderMay 12, 2023 GMT
Dan Snyder's ownership of the Washington Commanders, which has been a matter of considerable debate for many years, is coming to an end.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Bijan Robinson has a new number with a big Atlanta history, a newly signed contract and huge expectations no rookie Falcons running back has faced in recent years.
The Falcons announced Friday on the opening day of the team's three-day rookie minicamp that Robinson signed a $21.96 million, four-year contract with a fifth-year option.
Only the NFL can turn a schedule release into a two-day event that dominates sports headlines in the middle of the NBA and NHL playoffs.
Jets, Rodgers receive plenty of marquee spots as networks navigate NFL schedule processMay 12, 2023 GMT
Aaron Rodgers nearly upended the NFL schedule two years ago when he told some within the Green Bay Packers organization he didn’t want to return to the team.
For the sake and sanity of those in the league’s scheduling department, cooler heads prevailed.