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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to reporters during a news conference after the football leagues' meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
December 12, 2018 - 4:42 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations. Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting Wednesday, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing...
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December 12, 2018 - 4:39 pm
The early signing period begins next week, when most schools will secure the majority of their 2020 freshmen classes. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Mike Farrell, the national recruiting director for Rivals, joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss year two of the early signing period...
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December 12, 2018 - 2:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020. It almost certainly will arrive before the Raiders do. The league announced Wednesday at an owners meeting that the city where the Raiders will begin play in September 2020 will host the draft that April. The NFL began to bring the draft...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore. Flacco has lost his job as the Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback and will be the backup Sunday for the first time in his 11-year NFL career. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
December 12, 2018 - 2:10 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — As he worked diligently for more than a month to return from a potentially dangerous hip injury, Joe Flacco watched the Baltimore Ravens flourish without him. Now that he's healthy, Flacco must adjust to a role he's never experienced during his 11-year NFL career: backup...
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December 12, 2018 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will stage four games in London and one in Mexico City next season, with the Jaguars, Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Buccaneers serving as hosts. When the games will be played and who the opponents will be won't be announce until the spring, when the league schedule for 2019 is...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 15, 2018 file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray waits to hit during batting practice before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. Kyler Murray suddenly has a bunch of new fans in the Oakland Athletics organization, even if they cringe watching Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The A's don't want their prized first-round draft pick hurt on the football field because they are counting on him wearing an Oakland jersey come spring training. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 11, 2018 - 8:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A's organization — except when he dashes...
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December 11, 2018 - 5:40 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit trying to recover damages for the Raiders' upcoming move to Las Vegas. The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the Raiders, the NFL and the other 31 clubs seeks...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick warms up before an NCAA college football game against Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was one of three Bison players selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 11:16 am
North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was one of three Bison players selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team. Stick is joined by North Dakota State offensive lineman Tanner Volson and defensive back Robbie Grimsley on the first team. The top-seeded Bison, who will play South...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman, right, talks with Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley, left, before an NCAA college football game in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kansas State hired Klieman to lead its football program Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:07 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Derion Kendrick (10) hurdles Duke's Chris Rumph ll (96) on a kickoff return as Jarrett Garner reaches for him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if the kick is fair caught anywhere between the goal line and 25. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 11, 2018 - 2:08 am
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the...
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