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  • Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged...

  • Jacksonville Jaguars say former Oklahoma State star Justin Blackmon in treatment, doing well

    By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former Oklahoma State star and 2012 first-round NFL draft pick “is doing very well and he’s learning a lot.” Bradley said he is getting updates from Blackmon’s agent Todd France.

  • Ravens' Smith: Panthers stabbed me in the back

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Smith took some parting shots at the Carolina Panthers, three days after the outspoken wide received led the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-10 win over his former team. Smith, who spent 13 seasons in Carolina before being cut in March, called into a Charlotte radio...

  • Colts' Luck on pace for record-breaking season

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Adams got a firsthand look at Peyton Manning's record-breaking blockbuster last season in Denver. Now the former Broncos safety is hoping to catch the sequel with his new teammates in Indianapolis. With Andrew Luck off to the best statistical start of his pro career,...

  • Jets' Smith still confident despite rough stretch

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith believes he is still the answer. Yes, he knows he needs to get a lot better, and fast. But he also thinks the New York Jets' search for a franchise quarterback, a mostly fruitless task since the days of Joe Namath, could end right in front of their eyes....

  • Ravens' defense tries to limit big plays

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Ravens head to Indianapolis Sunday for a meeting with the NFL's top-scoring offense — a big reason the Baltimore defense will once again focus hard on eliminating the big play. Quarterback Andrew Luck has guided the Colts to a league-best 136 points through four...

  • NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games. The deal expands DirecTV's rights to stream the package live on mobile devices and online. The agreement is worth $12...

  • Newton: Doctors 'downplayed' length of ankle rehab

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton never expected he'd still be dealing with pain in his left ankle more than six months after surgery. Newton said his doctor "downplayed" the length of time it would take for him to recover. Team physician Robert Anderson performed the...

  • Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend. The Raiders (0-4) held a team meeting Wednesday, a day after Sparano was hired to finish the season. The...

  • Texans improved, but want to be better

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have already won more games than they did in last year's dreadful 2-14 season. While they're happy with their 3-1 start, they're still looking to do much more, especially with a matchup with in-state rival Dallas coming up Sunday. "We have a lot of things that...

  • Rams pick Austin Davis as starting QB for season

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — At the start of training camp, Austin Davis was simply trying to secure a roster spot. Now, he's the St. Louis Rams starting quarterback. Coach Jeff Fisher announced Wednesday that Davis will be behind center for the rest of the season. Previously, Fisher insisted that Shaun...

  • Ex-NFL player pleads guilty to drug charge

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL and University of Florida player Donald Reche Caldwell has pleaded guilty to drug charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that Caldwell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a positional isomer of butylone, also known as...

  • Allen confident he'll be ready for Bears this week

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jared Allen hated the view from the couch. He hopes to be in on the action this time. Allen is confident he will be ready to play at Carolina this week for the Chicago Bears after missing a game because of pneumonia. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive end is feeling...

  • Jaguars: Suspended Blackmon 'doing very well'

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has checked into a voluntary treatment program and seems to be doing well. Coach Gus Bradley told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former Oklahoma State star and 2012 first-round NFL draft pick "is doing...

  • Bills' Kyle Orton focused solely on beating Lions

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton has no time to reflect back on being out of work for most of August. Orton is too busy focusing on preparing to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday, in taking over as the Bills starter after EJ Manuel was benched Monday. Saying the...

  • Giants OT Will Beatty back from broken leg

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a disappointing season that ended with a broken leg in the regular-season finale, New York Giants tackle Will Beatty is back in form and smiling a lot this week. Not only is the six-year veteran playing well, he'll get a chance to go against former mentor Osi...

  • Plenty of new faces in the Falcons lineup

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons returned to practice with plenty of new faces on the first team. A rash of injuries took out four starters this past weekend, forcing tight end Levine Toilolo to play right tackle in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Center Joe Hawley and right...

  • Jaguars receiver Sanders returns from suspension

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders won't get to ease back into football. With rookie Marqise Lee (hamstring) ruled out against Pittsburgh and fellow receiver Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) doubtful to play Sunday, Sanders likely will see a heavy workload in his...

  • Panthers Alexander suspended 10 more games

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL has announced Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended an additional 10 games after violating the league's substance abuse policy again. The league made the announcement on Wednesday. Alexander suspended May 2 for four games for violating the...

  • Titans QB Jake Locker practices with injured wrist

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Locker practiced Wednesday for the Tennessee Titans, and now the quarterback will see how his right wrist responds to a full session of throwing the ball. Locker isn't overly concerned, he expects to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. "That's the way I'm...

  • Jets' Ryan says Milliner will play at San Diego

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says cornerback Dee Milliner will play Sunday at San Diego after he missed the last two games with a quadriceps injury. Milliner, the team's top cornerback, has only played in one game this season after missing most of training camp and the...

  • With receiver Jones on way back, Bengals improving

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they're lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at New England (2-2) on Sunday night. Jones is one of Cincinnati's best options close to...

  • PHOTO: Dez Bryant poses for pictures at Texas high school homecoming

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Every day, Dez Bryant is becoming more and more of a fan favorite in Dallas. The former Oklahoma State receiver made a surprise appearance at a high school homecoming this weekend and even stopped to pose for pictures. According to a TMZ Sports report , Bryant was rolling up to the Gaylord...

  • Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they're not. He's hoping that will help the New England Patriots' struggling offense against the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. The Patriots are coming off a 41-14 loss to the...

  • 49ers prepare for familiar face in Chiefs Smith

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park. Smith got hurt, bounced back, started and was benched,...


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