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  • Former NFL coach Lindy Infante dies at 75

    Updated: 38 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Lindy Infante, the hard-luck former coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts, died Thursday. He was 75. Infante's wife, Stephanie, told The Associated Press that he died in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness. Infante was a head coach for six years in the NFL,...

  • Brooks to miss Sunday's game because of sister's death

    Updated: 38 min ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams. Ahmad Brooks will not be available when his team plays the New York Giants on Sunday. "We'll keep him...

  • NFL predictions: Change the rule on batting the ball

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

      Everyone is up in arms about the Seahawks-Lions finish on Monday Night Football. Detroit’s Charles Johnson fumbled in the final two minutes, just before he crossed the goal line, and the Seahawks’ K.J. Wright batted the bounding ball out of the end zone for a touchback. But batting a...

  • Browns still jumpy over offside call

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns are still a little jumpy over an offside call late in last week's loss at San Diego. Cornerback Tramon Williams was penalized when he appeared to beat the snap before Chargers rookie kicker Josh Lambo pushed his 39-yard field-goal attempt to the right. The ball was...

  • Dolphins replace defensive coordinator Coyle with Anarumo

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Coyle's replacement as the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator wasn't ready to explain Thursday how he's going fix what's wrong. "I found out about an hour ago that I got this job," Lou Anarumo said. "It's a little bit early to say." Don't fault Anarumo if he felt a...

  • Murray says patience a key to breaking out

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DeMarco Murray didn't envision a 1-3 start to the season when he left defending NFC East champion Dallas to sign as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. And last year's NFL leading rusher certainly didn't see himself with just 47 yards on 29 carries after four games....

  • Fan: Super Bowl ticket process violates consumer law

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive his consumer protection lawsuit that aims to flag the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl. A lawyer for Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, said the league releases only...

  • Falcons' Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with coach Dan Quinn. The receiver said he missed Wednesday's practice to be with his mother, who had surgery. White, the Falcons'...

  • Statistical correction improves Titans QB's passer rating

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's rookie season is off to an even better start now after a statistical correction improved his passer rating and completion percentage. The Titans announced Thursday that the Elias Sports Bureau corrected an incomplete pass on the first...

  • Houston's Mallett looks for turnaround against Colts

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Mallett has had a tough time since taking over as starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. Mallett has one win and two losses, including last week's lopsided defeat to the Falcons, after Brian Hoyer was benched in Week 1. But the Texans still think Mallett can turn...

  • Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to charges

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California say Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism. Santa Clara County District Attorney spokeswoman Cynthia Sumida said Wednesday that Smith's attorney entered the not...

  • NFL has some little-known rules and regulations

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Thanks to Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright and back judge Greg Wilson, football fans now know all about the obscure NFL rule known as the "illegal bat." The Seahawks received a big break when a flag wasn't thrown on Wright for batting Calvin Johnson's fumble out of the back of the end zone for a...

  • Lions sign Fluellen, put Walker on IR

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen and put defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker on injured reserve. Walker is out for the season because of a dislocated ankle and broken leg, and the Lions confirmed Wednesday they have signed Fluellen. The...

  • Rams enjoy breakout game from rookie running back Gurley

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rams have been trying to get their run game going and have been waiting to see what first-round pick Todd Gurley can do. They got both early in the fourth quarter on Sunday. With the Rams clinging to a two-point lead, Gurley took a handoff, found a hole on the left side...

  • Kicker Connor Barth excited to rejoin Buccaneers

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Connor Barth didn't wait for a phone call to let the Tampa Bay Buccaneers know he was interested in being the answer to their kicking woes that have contributed to another slow start. Instead, the eighth-year pro who's the most accurate field goal kicker in franchise history...

  • Seattle's offensive line inconsistent through 4 weeks

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There was no question before the regular season began that the Seattle Seahawks' weakness was going to be on the offensive line. A quarter of the way through the season that weakness is bordering on crippling, leaving quarterback Russell Wilson scrambling for safety at...

  • Packers offensive line faces challenge against Rams

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers hasn't lost confidence in the Green Bay Packers' offensive line. But the reigning NFL MVP knows that his guys will face their biggest challenge of the season Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. "Most teams have either great guys outside or guys that are...

  • Ellington ready, Cardinals have offense they envisioned

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Coach Bruce Arians says running back Andre Ellington "should be ready to go" Sunday at Detroit. If so, the Arizona Cardinals will be close to the offense they envisioned before the season started. The only possible exception is tight end Darren Fells, who didn't practice on...

  • Beckham learning to deal with all the extra attention

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a monster rookie season, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has become a marked man. If he is not getting double teamed, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is seeing a myriad of defenses every game. He also has taken his fair share of hits, and not...

  • Buffalo Bills' high-priced defense not paying off just yet

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Rex Ryan insists it's premature to start judging the Buffalo Bills' high-priced defense on a few inconsistent performances a month into the season. Get back to him at the end of the season, and see how the numbers stack up. "I've been in this game a long time,"...

  • Falcons downplay White's complaints about lack of passes

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White skipped practice Wednesday for an undisclosed personal matter, while the team addressed concerns that he's not happy with a diminished role in the offense. The 33-year-old White has only two catches for 8 yards over the last three...

  • Steelers hoping for more from passing game against Chargers

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The catch was difficult. Well, difficult for most receivers not named Antonio Brown. If the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro is being honest, he's still kind of stunned he let a potential touchdown pass from Michael Vick get away in last Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to Baltimore....

  • Titans rookie says he thought stop was warning, not ticket

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham says he thought police gave him a warning only for speeding as he left a hospital following his son's birth in July and was surprised to learn of an outstanding warrant when stopped in Missouri during Tennessee's bye week....

  • Fire at Texas home of Johnny Manziel's grandfather probed

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WHITEHOUSE, Texas (AP) — Fire officials say a blaze that destroyed an East Texas home belonging to the grandfather of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel appears to be suspicious. Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks says crews were called early Wednesday morning to the fire at a house...

  • New coaches getting fast results with Falcons, Broncos, Jets

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn cranked up the music and turned up the energy for the Atlanta Falcons. So far, the results have been nothing short of amazing. The Falcons, who won only 10 games the last two seasons, are 4-0 for their new coach. It's much the same in New York, where Todd...


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