Football

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws a pass to tight end Ben Koyack (83) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
August 26, 2017 - 7:47 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles is getting another shot as Jacksonville's starting quarterback. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone made the surprising announcement Saturday, naming Bortles his starter for the season opener at Houston and ending any speculation heading into the preseason finale...
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws a pass to tight end Ben Koyack (83) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
August 26, 2017 - 7:37 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Blake Bortles is getting another shot as Jacksonville's starting quarterback. The person says coach Doug Marrone broke the news to Bortles on Saturday, and was expected to publicly address his decision after practice. The person...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) is taken off the field on a cart during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
August 25, 2017 - 8:09 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman limped off the field, trying to keep weight off his injured right knee, after making a catch on the game-opening possession against the Detroit Lions. He was ruled out early in the second half of the preseason game Friday night...
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August 25, 2017 - 4:53 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Houston is sending its football team to Austin to practice and get out Hurricane Harvey's way. The University of Texas has agreed to let the Cougars use their indoor practice facility. Austin is supposed to get some rain from the storm but nothing like the...
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File-This July 30, 2016, file photo shows former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard, gesturing during a press conference at the Washington Redskins NFL football teams training camp in Richmond, Va. Beathard is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the contributors category. Beathard helped build strong teams in football stops in Kansas City (1966-67), Miami (1972-77), Washington (1978-1988) and San Diego (1990-99). He also worked for the Atlanta Falcons (1968-1971). (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 25, 2017 - 4:45 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Longtime general manager and personnel administrator Bobby Beathard is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the contributors category. Beathard helped build strong teams in football stops in Kansas City (1966-67), Miami (1972-77), Washington (1978-1988) and San Diego...
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Kristian Garic
August 25, 2017 - 2:41 pm
The Saints and Texans battle it out in the preseason tomorrow night in the Superdome. The Black and Gold starters/front-line players will see action for the first time in the preseason. QB Drew Brees and RBs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson will be on the field against Houston. The Saints have taken...
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U.S. college Rice's football player Sam Glaesmann throws a ball as his team trains ahead of the season opening game against Stanford in Sydney, Thursday Aug. 24, 2017. The game will be played on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 25, 2017 - 12:16 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw had been talking about the great Australian hospitality since his team arrived Down Under. During the team's final contact practice at Moore Park near downtown Sydney, even the weather made him feel at home — gusty, chilly winds not unlike those that sweep...
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File-This July 13, 2017, file photo shows Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaking to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. Swinney is getting a hefty raise after winning the national championship. The university announced Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, its Board of Trustees approved a new 8-year, $54 million contract for Swinney. The deal pays Swinney $6 million this season, has $3.2 million in signing bonuses in three installments and includes a $6 million buyout until the end of 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 25, 2017 - 11:42 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach is getting a hefty raise after winning the national championship. The university announced Friday its Board of Trustees approved a new 8-year, $54 million contract for Swinney. The deal pays Swinney $6 million this season, has $3.2 million in signing bonuses in...
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Luis Perez watches waves crash again a jetty in Galveston, Texas as Hurricane Harvey intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Harvey is forecast to be a major hurricane when it makes landfall along the middle Texas coastline. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 25, 2017 - 10:48 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Harvey as it takes aim at the Texas coast (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says there's still time for coastal residents in the path of Hurricane Harvey to get out of harm's way. But he says they must leave immediately. Abbott on Friday...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates after throwing a pass for a touchdown to wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
August 24, 2017 - 10:56 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Newton was perfect in his preseason debut. Seeing live action for the first time since last season's finale, Newton completed both of his passes for 21 yards and a touchdown in the Carolina Panthers' 24-23 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. Newton...
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