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CLEVELAND (AP) — London Fletcher looked down and traced his unlikely path to football stardom.

From more than 1,000 feet above his hometown, Fletcher gazed out one of the Goodyear Blimp's gondola windows and memories flashed before him....Read more

Jon Gruden tried retrofitting the Raiders into their renegade, rabble-rousing best for one final season in Oakland.

Harkening to the time when Jack "The Assassin" Tatum patrolled the defense with a menacing stare and a villainous vibe emanated from...Read more

Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction.

Burfict will miss the...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold can finally start throwing footballs again. When the New York Jets quarterback will be able to do so in a game remains uncertain.

Darnold was cleared Monday for non-contact activities, but he can't yet lift weights and...Read more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasn't even the most exciting thing to happen in NASCAR last week.

The series so short on superstars and spicy story lines had a frenetic...Read more

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge says the model who accused soccer superstar Neymar of rape will face trial on charges of fraud.

Another judge dropped serious charges that followed a decision to reject her rape complaint for lack of evidence....Read more

The group stage of the Champions League is only one round old and already Chelsea faces a match it cannot afford to lose.

Just don't expect Christian Pulisic to play in the important game against Lille on Wednesday.

The U.S. winger...Read more

Only four weeks into the regular season and it's already been a rough time health-wise for several NFL starting quarterbacks.

The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. The Saints' Drew Brees is out several weeks with a...Read more

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have an Antonio Brown problem.

At least off the field.

On the field, however, is another matter entirely.

For all the incessant drama Brown created late during...Read more

Three important early-season divisional matchups highlight Week 4 of the NFL schedule.

Undefeated after three games, the Buffalo Bills host the New England Patriots in the AFC East. Tom Brady pretty much has owned the Bills throughout his two decades as...Read more