Professional football

January 23, 2018 - 4:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA head coach Chip Kelly finalized his staff with the addition of three more assistants Tuesday, including quarterbacks coach Dana Bible. Kelly also retained four assistants from Jim Mora's 2017 coaching staff in Westwood. Kelly won't have an official offensive coordinator for...
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January 23, 2018 - 3:58 pm
AUSTRALIAN OPEN MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) —Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open after retiring in the fifth set of his quarterfinal match with Marin Cilic with an upper right leg injury. Cilic had won the first two games of the final set when Nadal, who had taken a medical timeout in the...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, embraces quarterback Tom Brady after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New England quarterback Tom Brady is still television's biggest star during football season. The Nielsen company said that more than 40 million people on Sunday watched the NFL's two preliminaries for the Super Bowl. Viewership was down 8 percent from the conference championship...
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January 23, 2018 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas won't be working the Super Bowl for NBC next month. The longtime broadcaster was not included in the network's lineup for the NFL title game telecast from Minneapolis on Feb. 4, leading to speculation that Costas' comments about head injuries in football might have...
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January 23, 2018 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt are among the five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Byron "Whizzer" White Award. The award annually recognizes players for exceptional community service in their team cities and hometowns. Bengals...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) tries to avoid the tackle by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha (44) and cornerback Sterling Moore (24) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. Panthers new offensive coordinator Norv Turner will be in charge of directing quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers offense next season. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
January 23, 2018 - 3:25 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner has no plans to restrict Cam Newton's ability to make plays with his feet. As for the quarterback's throwing motion, well that might need a little tweaking. The 65-year-old Turner said he returned to coaching because of an...
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January 23, 2018 - 2:28 pm
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January 23, 2018 - 11:24 am
NBA Tuesday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at ORLANDO 6½ (214½) Sacramento Cleveland 1½ (209½) at SAN ANTONIO at OKLAHOMA CITY 10 (214) Brooklyn at GOLDEN STATE 14 (227) New York Boston 5 (208½) at LA LAKERS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Tuesday FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at VILLANOVA 15½ Providence at GEORGIA 1½...
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January 23, 2018 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has established a player-owner committee focusing on social and racial justice initiatives. The league also said Tuesday it is beginning a "Let's Listen Together" campaign that includes digital content and commercials highlighting player-led work on equality issues. That...
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