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April 02, 2019 - 6:09 pm
The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner...
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April 02, 2019 - 6:20 am
After an up and down 2018 campaign, the Badger football program is looking to get back on track this season. Following the transfer of Alex Hornibrook to Florida State and the graduation of multiple key players from last year's team, there will be several interesting position battles to watch as UW...
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Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham poses with his jersey along with Baker Mayfield, right, Myles Garrett, left, and Jarvis Landry during a news conference Monday, April 1, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
April 01, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais. "This can't be real," Beckham said, a tuft of bleached blond hair poking out from under his orange cap. This was no April Fools' Day...
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ADDS UPDATE OF NASHVILLE CITY DECISION ON TREES - Pedestrians make their way through a row of Cherry trees at Riverfront Park along First Ave. North in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, March 30, 2019. Nashville was planning to cut down 21 cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, but later Saturday, Nashville Mayor David Briley said the city won't cut down the trees. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 9:14 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The leader of a Nashville organizing group for this month's NFL draft has apologized about initial plans to cut 21 ornamental cherry trees to make room for the event, which caused an uproar before it was modified. Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. CEO Butch Spyridon...
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March 30, 2019 - 6:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville won't cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday. In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove the trees...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressing the crowd during an NFL football Super Bowl send-off rally for the team, in Foxborough, Mass. Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees. Kraft’s attorneys challenged in court documents filed Thursday, March 28, 2019, the warrant allowing Jupiter police officers to hide video cameras in the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 28, 2019 - 5:21 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees. In court documents filed Thursday, Kraft's attorneys...
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FILE - This April 10, 2016, file photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Cardell Hayes. In a ruling Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Cardell Hayes in the April 2016 killing of Will Smith. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 27, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on appeals court decision on Cardell Hayes conviction (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer for the man convicted of killing a former Saints football player says they're disappointed over an appeals court's decision to uphold his conviction. Paul Barker represents...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. In a ruling Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Cardell Hayes in the April 2016 killing of Will Smith. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 27, 2019 - 4:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acted in self-defense. Hayes is serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of...
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton speaks to the media during the NFC/AFC coaches breakfast during the annual NFL football owners meetings, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 27, 2019 - 10:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell got it right. NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should. Many times, perhaps most of the time, the NFL commissioner is doing the bidding of the owners. That's led to plenty of criticism of Goodell when it's the guys who run the 32 franchises who deserve more...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media during the NFC/AFC coaches breakfast during the annual NFL football owners meetings, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 26, 2019 - 8:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell laid down the law, and the owners readily changed NFL rules on reviewing pass interference, whether flagged or not. As the league concluded its spring meeting one day early, the owners passed by a shockingly overwhelming 31-1 margin that interference can be challenged...
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