Recreation and leisure

Minnesota Vikings fan Ryan Weche, of Boston, seated at left, and Detroit Lions fans Andrew DeHaan and his wife, Stephanie DeHann, of Detroit, react to a call in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Detroit. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 2:38 am
It was a fitting form of protest, given the circus that NFL officiating has become, game after game, week after week: A trio of spectators wore clown makeup and black-and-white striped jerseys in the stands at the Detroit Lions' home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Other fans who wore officials...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Infantino arrived in Pyongyang on the day that North Korean and South Korean teams are set to play a World Cup qualifier match in the North’s capital. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
October 20, 2019 - 2:22 pm
China is in line to be selected as host of the first expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021. People with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that China is the only host for the tournament that is due to be considered by the FIFA Council for ratification at a meeting on Thursday in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 1969, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath talks with reporters as he rests on a training table in the teams dressing room the morning after the Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III in Miami, Fla. Namath is the NFL’s greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in the third Super Bowl was a solid choice in balloting conducted by The Associated Press in conjunction with the league’s celebration of its 100th season. (AP Photo/File)
October 18, 2019 - 11:44 pm
White shoes. Fur coat. Pantyhose. Fu Manchu mustache. And an arm that would make Superman proud. Yep, Joe Namath is the NFL's greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in...
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October 18, 2019 - 6:51 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says team owners have given the OK to invest up to $10 million in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton. A spokesman for the league says the decision came at the NFL owners' meetings this week in Florida. Hall of Fame officials are planning a multi-year...
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Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby celebrates kicking the game-winning field goal by jumping in the stands following an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Green Bay won 23-22. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Offsides with Marc Ryan
October 15, 2019 - 5:53 pm
Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers' 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers. The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit...
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October 03, 2019 - 2:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (KEHL’-see) is tackling a new role: fatherhood. Kelce and his wife, Kylie, welcomed their new daughter, Wyatt Elizabeth, this week. Kelce and the team posted a photo of mother and baby Thursday. The baby is holding up two fingers, and Kelce...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph runs into the end zone untouched for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Rudolph has had a pretty stable career with just the Vikings, but he was involved in at least one significant trade. In his father's fantasy football keeper league.(AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)
September 13, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Kyle Rudolph is now in his ninth season with the Minnesota Vikings, the team that drafted him in 2011. He's had a stable career with just that franchise, but he was involved in at least one significant trade. In his father's fantasy football keeper league. "My dad actually did not draft me when I...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2010, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a media conference at the New Orleans Saints training facility in Metairie, La. There's Spygate and deflated footballs, a bullying incident and a bounties case. Those are just a few of the biggest scandals that have plagued the NFL just in the past 15 years, excluding all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
September 06, 2019 - 12:11 pm
There's Spygate and Deflategate, bullying and bounties. Those are just a few of the NFL's biggest scandals in just the past 15 years. And that's not taking into account all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. The most divisive of all — Colin Kaepernick's protest for social...
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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left, talks to his teammate Alexander Albon of Britain during a press conference ahead of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. The Belgian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
August 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Even the devoted legions of orange-clad fans forming a wall of noise may not be enough to convince Max Verstappen he can catch Lewis Hamilton and win the Formula One title race this season. Making up a 69-point gap to Hamilton is a tall order even for Verstappen...
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August 22, 2019 - 2:53 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts. The couple has given to the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square to help fund scholarships and educational programs at all three...
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