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Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori, left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with teammate Tammy Abraham during their English Premier League soccer match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 10:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea is collecting a rare currency from its "ATM": Goals from young English academy graduates. Abraham, Tomori and Mount. They have scored all 11 goals in Chelsea's five Premier League games so far. The trio — all under the age of 21 — might only be getting its chance in the first...
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In this Aug. 5, 2019, photo, head coach Art Briles instructs his team during a practice at Mount Vernon High Schoo in Mount Vernon, Texas. Most of the town’s residents knew nothing about the possibility of Briles becoming coach until the school board unanimously approved his hiring in a special meeting on the Friday night going into Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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August 26, 2019 - 1:47 pm
MOUNT VERNON, Texas (AP) — In a small East Texas community, a few blocks from a quaint town square, Art Briles is coaching football again on American soil. He is some 200 miles and seemingly a lifetime away from Baylor, the school he led to the doorstep of the College Football Playoff five years...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown talks to reporters in the locker room in Florham Park, N.J. McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 18, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019 file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna throws the ball alongside Dak Prescott (4) during NFL football practice in Frisco, Texas. Jon Kitna is back in the NFL with one of the quarterback’s former teams in the Dallas Cowboys after coaching high school football for seven years. Kitna’s return has plenty to do with his strong relationship with coach Jason Garrett. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
August 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Jon Kitna unfolded a piece of paper detailing that day's practice plan because he thought it was a good way to illustrate why the former Dallas quarterback was back in the NFL with the Cowboys after coaching high school football for seven years. Dak Prescott's new position...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2013, file photo, former New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington smiles before the team's NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in East Rutherford, N.J. Pennington, the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year for the Jets in 2006 and for the Dolphins in 2008, is a member of the league’s Legends Youth Advisory Committee, which was launched earlier this year. It guides efforts to grow youth and high school football. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 08, 2019 - 3:02 am
Induction week at the Pro Football Hall of Fame wasn't just about the legends of the game. It also was about the kids. High school players. Middle schoolers. Youth teams. Sure, the highest level of the sport is celebrated in Canton, Ohio, each year. Inspiring youngsters to play, educating their...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos' Champ Bailey answers a question during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in Newark, N.J. Bailey will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 30, 2019 - 12:25 pm
DENVER (AP) — From the moment he played his first pickup game on a steamy summer day in the three-stoplight town of Folkston, Georgia, Champ Bailey had a nose for the football. "I mean, he was greedy with the football," said Boss Bailey, his younger brother by 16 months who played with Champ in...
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NFL player Mario Addison of the Carolina Panthers complains to the referee as he coaches a young team during the final tournament for the UK's NFL Flag Championship, featuring qualifying teams from around the country, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The new stadium will host its first two NFL London Games later this year when the Chicago Bears face the Oakland Raiders and the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 14, 2019 - 3:01 am
LONDON (AP) — For the past three years, the only way Sergei Starodoubtsev experienced the NFL was by watching highlights of JuJu Smith-Schuster and other players on Instagram. That the 17-year-old found himself sharing a field with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver — he was the one in workout...
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U.S. forward Tyler Boyd plays the ball against Trinidad and Tobago defender Aubrey David during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
July 05, 2019 - 8:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Boyd was conceived in the U.S. and now he's playing there, too. His father, Ric, wanted his son to be born in his native New Zealand, so Ric and Sherry Boyd traveled there for their son's birth in December 1994. "We flew straight back to America when I was old enough to travel...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in East Rutherford, N.J. McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, writes in a piece for The Players' Tribune on Monday, June 17, 2019, that he will be helping coach his two sons — also quarterbacks — in high school this year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 17, 2019 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players' Tribune posted Monday that he...
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May 30, 2019 - 2:34 am
DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — There probably never will be a perfect football helmet. That doesn't mean manufacturers won't chase that goal. A tour of the Riddell headquarters makes that absolutely clear. Innovation, imagination, analytics, all with advancements in the product and enhancements of player...
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