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49ers rally in second half, defeat Broncos 24-15

Emmanuel Sanders shines in the Denver Broncos’ 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers, whose quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a tough time in his return to action.


Dolphins’ Kenny Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.


Former Texas Longhorns, NFL RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36.


ESPN documentary shows Rocky Bleier’s emotional return to Vietnam

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was …


Antonio Brown moves closer to return to practice for Raiders

Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practices for 1st time in nearly a year

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is practicing for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason. Lee took part in drills for the first time …


Giants may not have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt anymore

For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don’t have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick …


New Year, New Bison

The Great Falls High Bison took the field for the first time in 2019, and while the season is young, the team has big goals for the year.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

QB Josh McCown joins Eagles, ends retirement

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed 40-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. McCown is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. He provides insurance behind Carson …


NFL preseason roundup: Eli Manning, Daniel Jones lead Giants over Bears 32-13

Eli Manning and heir apparent Daniel Jones threw first-half touchdown passes against Chicago backups and the New York Giants had an easy Friday night in posting a 32-13 preseason victory …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Matt Calkins: This year’s Seahawks team has been unusually quiet

This year’s subject of the HBO series “Hard Knocks” is the silver and black, and AB is reality-show gold. He has the potential to lead the sports headlines any time …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

From Eagle to Seahawk: Jay-Tee Tiuli fights to earn a place on Seattle’s D-line

Former Eastern Washington star defensive tackle Jay-Tee Tiuli hopes, at the very least, to earn a spot on the Seahawks practice roster and gain a foothold in the NFL. The …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

NFL conditionally reinstates Patriots WR Josh Gordon

The NFL has conditionally reinstated Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Gordon that on Sunday, Gordon can rejoin the team for meetings and conditioning and individual workouts. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Seahawks’ Pete Carroll is the NFL’s oldest head coach. You wouldn’t know it by watching him.

Pete Carroll is starting his ninth season as coach of the Seattle Seahawks – two Super Bowl appearances, one championship, now two years into his first NFL rebuild – and …


As Dalvin Cook rests, Vikings get long look at backup running backs

Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook’s workload during the preseason. …


Bobby Wagner returns to practice for Seahawks after brief absence

Bobby Wagner was back in pads and on the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks although it remains unclear whether the All-Pro linebacker will see any action during the preseason. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

AP source: Jets lose LB Avery Williamson for season with torn ACL

A person familiar with the nature of the injury says New York Jets linebacker Avery Williamson has a torn knee ligament that will sideline him for the season. Williamson injured …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James out with broken right foot

Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James will likely miss the start of the regular season because of a foot injury. The All-Pro safety suffered a stress fracture of the fifth …


NFL preseason roundup: Lamar Jackson leads Ravens past Packers

Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the host Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over …


Steelers mourning Darryl Drake’s death as training camp ends

Steelers mourning Darryl Drake’s death as training camp ends. The team attended a memorial Tuesday evening for the longtime NFL and college position coach who joined the Steelers prior to …


Seahawks hope Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny can form potent running duo

Chris Carson ran for more than 1,100 yards last year for the Seattle Seahawks. Still there is a good chance Carson will find himself sharing the workload this season with …


Chiefs leave St. Joseph healthy for preseason Game 2

Of all the things the Kansas City Chiefs wanted to accomplish during their three-week getaway to training camp at Missouri Western, returning home with everyone healthy probably topped the list. …


Paul Newberry: Jay-Z sells out Colin Kaepernick, grabs big money from NFL

Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems – but …


ESPN hires former Jaguars, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio as analyst

ESPN has hired former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio as an analyst. His first appearance will be Friday on “NFL Live.” Del Rio appeared as a …


Chargers’ Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson making most of opportunities

Los Angeles Chargers running backs Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler are showing why they should be in the mix to get more carries this season. Both running backs have made …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Seahawks snapper Tyler Ott considers new contract a mission accomplished

What was an already nomadic NFL path for Tyler Ott took a particularly unexpected turn in January 2017.


Ryan Fitzpatrick competes for Dolphins job while helping Josh Rosen

It didn’t take Ryan Fitzpatrick long to get re-acclimated a familiar setting. The journeyman quarterback who’s preparing for his 15th NFL season is back on the practice fields at the …


Prince Amukamara, Bears secondary seeking more interceptions

Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara has had a solid training camp and both he and the Chicago Bears secondary look to add to their league-leading interception total of last year despite …


Jimmy Garoppolo has no good, very bad practice day for 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo had a practice to forget in his final session before facing an opposing defense for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury in September. Garoppolo threw …


J.J. Arcega-Whiteside hopes more Spaniards join him in NFL

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is already a trailblazer before catching his first touchdown pass. Arcega-Whiteside became the first player born in Spain drafted in the NFL when the Philadelphia Eagles selected him …