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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees watches from the sidelines after getting hurt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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September 16, 2019 - 4:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation...
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September 16, 2019 - 2:12 pm
South Carolina freshman QB Ryan Hilinski has shown over his first two collegiate games that his inexperience would not be the reason for the Gamecocks season faltering. Not that Will Muschamp is rooting for a bowl-less season, but if one comes in concert with Hilinski's progression, it could prove...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) waves from the seats after scoring a touchdown, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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September 16, 2019 - 3:10 am
On the field, Antonio Brown was hard to catch. Off it — hard to find. Brown's debut with the New England Patriots was a success. He was Tom Brady's favorite target Sunday, finishing with four catches for 56 yards and a 20-yard touchdown that he celebrated by vaulting over the wall behind the end...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) hits the turf near the goal line working for a two-point conversion against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The conversion was missed. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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September 16, 2019 - 2:31 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Carson Wentz kept losing receivers, but still did everything in his power to will the injury-depleted Philadelphia Eagles to one more score. He came up just a few yards short. Tight end Zach Ertz caught Wentz's short pass but was stopped at the 9 with 30 seconds to go, ending the...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) and defensive end Deatrich Wise, celebrate during the end of the second half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 43-0. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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September 15, 2019 - 6:13 pm
The NFL plans to meet Monday with a woman who says she was raped by New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the meeting to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Britney Taylor...
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Credit: © Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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September 12, 2019 - 12:58 pm
1. Alabama at South Carolina The Line : Alabama -25.5 In terms of opponents, playing Charleston Southern one week and Alabama the next would be like having dates with Roseanne Barr and Angelina Jolie consecutively. In no way does Rosanne, funny as she is, prepare you for your socks getting blown...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown to practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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September 11, 2019 - 6:16 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. Before the practice session, coach Bill Belichick declined to...
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Graphic shows NFL team matchups and predicts the winners in Week 2 action; 3c x 4 1/2 inches; 146 mm x 114 mm;
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September 11, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Cam Newton enjoys facing the Buccaneers. The only thing is, this might not be the same Panthers quarterback who has thrown for 29 touchdowns against Tampa Bay. Newton was so-so in the opening loss to the Rams, and his minus-2 yards rushing were a career low. He did go 25 for 38 for 239 yards, but...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham, left, hands off to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the New England Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 because the teams had not yet announced the trade. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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September 10, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are getting some roster help from the most unlikely of sources: Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Adam Gase's squad acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday, according to a person with direct...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is introduced as he runs out on the field before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The flashy, fashionable wide receiver sported an expensive watch, worth over $250,000, during his debut Sunday. The NFL plans to speak with Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. about wearing a watch in games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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September 10, 2019 - 2:44 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Watch it: Odell Beckham Jr.'s taking a stand against the NFL on his lavish wrist wear. Beckham said Tuesday that he intends to keep wearing the expensive watch he had on during Sunday's season opener against the Tennessee Titans. The showy wide receiver believes the league has...
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