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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) talks with officials before he was ejected during the first half of an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 20, 2017 - 1:12 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected Thursday night after shoving an official when he ran onto the field during a scuffle against the Kansas City Chiefs. It all started when Oakland quarterback Derek Carr was hit late on a run by Kansas City's Marcus Peters...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree, bottom, catches a touchdown pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 20, 2017 - 12:59 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wins have been so hard to come by for the Oakland Raiders that it took three tries at the final play for them finally to pull this one out and possibly save their season. Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:51 am
MLB-NLCS Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series CHICAGO (AP) — Kike Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night behind Clayton Kershaw to reach the World Series for the first time in...
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October 19, 2017 - 8:55 pm
MLB-NLCS Game 5 tonight in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are leading the Chicago Cubs 3-0 after 2 innings in Game 5 of the NLCS tonight. Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw is on the mound against Jose Quintana. MLB-ALCS-UNWANTED BREAKS Will ALCS off day zap Yankees momentum like it did...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) warms up before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. The Lions could not have picked a better time to have their bye. Stafford, Golden Tate and Glover Quin are just a few of Detroit’s banged-up players who should benefit from the week off. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
October 19, 2017 - 7:59 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford simply stood on the field, letting Jake Rudock take snaps at the Detroit Lions' only practice during their bye week. Stafford's body has taken a beating recently. He has been sacked 17 times in the past three games, leaving him with an ailing right ankle...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in East Rutherford, N.J. Seferian-Jenkins 23 catches over the last four games lead NFL tight ends, not bad for a guy who wondered a year ago if he'd ever play football again. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 19, 2017 - 7:46 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Austin Seferian-Jenkins limped out of Gillette Stadium last Christmas Eve and worried about his uncertain future. The New York Jets tight end was dealing with demons in his personal life, and his body was betraying him. Just three years into his NFL career, Seferian-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. When the Los Angeles Chargers resume their AFC West rivalry with Denver on Sunday in the teams’ second meeting of this season, Rivers will be seeking his 100th career victory as a starter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 19, 2017 - 7:36 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers' 39 touchdown passes against the Denver Broncos are the most he has thrown against any opponent in his long NFL career. So are the 58 sacks he has taken from Von Miller and his predecessors. When the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) resume their AFC West rivalry with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell (93) sacks Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) during the first half of an NFL football game, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars play at the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Make the right pass protection calls, and perhaps the Colts can add another chapter to their home mastery over Jacksonville. Make a mistake, and the Jaguars pass rushers could be off and running. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
October 19, 2017 - 7:27 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts center Ryan Kelly understands this week's challenge. Make the right pass protection calls, and perhaps the Colts can add another chapter to their home mastery over Jacksonville. Make a mistake, and the Jaguars pass rushers could be off and running. It's the kind of...
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