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FILE - In this Sept. 30 2018, file photo, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the injury says Lynch will miss at least a month with an injured groin. An MRI this week determined the severity of the injury that was first reported by NFL Network. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)
October 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss at least a month because of a groin injury. A person familiar with the injury said Friday that an MRI this week determined the severity of the injury. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not...
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Former Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy call a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals announced Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that McCoy has been relieved of his duties and that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will assume his position. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
October 19, 2018 - 4:23 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy a day after the team was blown out at home by the Denver Broncos on national television. First-year head coach Steve Wilks said Friday that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will take over the job for a club that is 1-...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert went 20-of-26 with 250 yards, four touchdowns and no picks in their 62-14 win against Portland State during an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. The front-runners have clearly been established in the Heisman race, but the question now is who else can emerge with a late rush? (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, file)
October 19, 2018 - 1:38 am
Follow-ups can be difficult in college football. Backing up a big victory with another one the next week is usually the sign of a true championship contender. A few ranked teams and playoff hopefuls will be trying to do just that Saturday. No. 6 Michigan visits rival No. 24 Michigan State after...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Former California Congresswoman Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 16, 2018 - 11:50 pm
When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) throws a pass during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 16, 2018 - 11:06 am
Tua Tagovailoa and four of his Alabama teammates highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team. Tagovailoa, the prolific quarterback of the top-ranked Crimson Tide, has 21 touchdown passes and no interceptions without having to attempt a pass in the fourth quarter because Alabama has...
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Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) celebrates with his teammates after kicking a game winning field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 33-30. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
October 15, 2018 - 10:39 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left, and the Green Bay Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a 33-30 win on Monday night. The drive was extended after 49ers cornerback...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in Cincinnati. The Steelers defeated the Bengals 28-21. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 4:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' depleted defense went with an all-out blitz, hoping to push the Steelers out of field goal range. Instead, Ben Roethlisberger threw a short pass that Antonio Brown turned into a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left, and the Bengals' litany of last-second losses grew...
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USA Today Sports
Zach Strief
October 15, 2018 - 6:22 am
The Saints start to the season has done nothing to extinguish the sky-high expectations they came into the season with. For many, when the schedule came out, the Saints needed to get off to a fast start, because of the difficulty of the back third of the season. Well, the back third is here, and it...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs past Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) and defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 15, 2018 - 3:23 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady needed everything he had to fend off Patrick Mahomes — including his legs. Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired , and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead. Brady passed...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is check on after he was injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 14, 2018 - 8:11 pm
Sean McDermott didn't like the hit that knocked Josh Allen out of the game, and he sure didn't like the way the Buffalo Bills finished without their rookie quarterback. The Oakland Raiders also lost their QB and a receiver in what's looking like a lost first season under Jon Gruden. The Bills fell...
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