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Broncos new QB Keenum gets first taste of Denver's defense

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — One thing that Peyton Manning, Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch all...

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Jets trade QB Hackenberg to Raiders for 7th-round pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders for a...

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Titans lean heavily on young receivers under new coaches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans seem confident that their young wide receivers will quickly make an impact this...

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Roethlisberger will "try to help" Rudolph adjust to NFL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger insists he has no problem with the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting Mason Rudolph.That his...

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Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of...

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Chiefs TE Harris suspended 1 game by NFL for drug violation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris was suspended one game without pay by the NFL on Tuesday...

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NFL unanimously approves Tepper's $2.2b purchase of Panthers

ATLANTA (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Panthers is committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas.And Charlotte is his...

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Giants taking a chance on Josh Mauro despite PED suspension

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When a new coach comes in, it's always interesting to see who lines up with the first-team...

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Rams' Kelly pleads guilty, charge could be dropped in a year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams sixth-round draft pick John Kelly has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay court costs but...

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Panthers have new face at top, new faces on field this year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While NFL owners were busy unanimously approving the sale of the Carolina Panthers to hedge fund owner...

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Eagles QB Carson Wentz back on the field for start of OTAs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz was back on the field throwing passes less than six months after knee surgery ended his...

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NFL helmet maker helping curb soldiers' head injuries

The creator of the innovative football helmet that performed best in NFL testing the last two years is taking its...

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Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

ATLANTA (AP) — Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the...

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Cardinals release cornerback Marcus Williams

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Cardinals have released cornerback Marcus Williams.Monday's move comes after the team acquired...

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Pivetta throws 7 scoreless innings, Phillies top Braves 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies are a win away from first place.OK, it's May — but for a team stuck for years in the bottom of...

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Jets sign fourth-rounder TE Chris Herndon to 4-year deal

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Chris Herndon, their fourth-round draft pick, to a four-year...

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'Pay the man': Rams back DT Aaron Donald in latest absence

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald is skipping another set of offseason workouts while his contract negotiations with...

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NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not...

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Incognito becomes a free agent after being cut by Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito's playing days might not be over after all.The veteran guard is free to resume his...

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Goodell details NFL's stance on sports gambling after ruling

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Raiders sign draft picks Brandon Parker, Nick Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round tackle Brandon Parker and fourth-round cornerback Nick...

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Giants CB Eli Apple trying to make the most of second chance

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Apple is vowing to mend his ways after being given a second chance by the New York Giants.The...

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LSU lands former Ohio State QB Burrow as grad transfer

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is transferring to LSU, where he will be eligible to play...

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Redskins rookie Guice learning about pro life, Alex Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins rookie Derrius Guice is learning there is plenty to learn about his new professional...

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ESPN Deportes to televise 2019 Super Bowl in Spanish

NEW YORK (AP) — Next season's Super Bowl from Atlanta will be televised in Spanish by ESPN Deportes.The NFL and CBS, which has...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

HORSE RACINGBALTIMORE (AP) — Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another impressive victory, holding off...

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LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable...

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Johnny Manziel watches a lot, throws a little at CFL camp

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' training camp as an...

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Saturday...

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Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, looking to salvage...

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Browns send CB Taylor to Cardinals for 2020 draft pick

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jamar Taylor's trade to Arizona is official.Cleveland traded another of their starting quarterbacks to the...

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Syracuse recruiting director Asil Mulbah leaving for Bills

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse's director of recruiting operations is leaving the Orange for a position with the NFL's Buffalo...

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Jets sign third-rounder DL Nathan Shepherd to 4-year deal

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd, the team's third-round draft pick...

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AP Source: Cardinals finalizing deal for CB Jamar Taylor

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are finalizing a trade that would bring cornerback Jamar Taylor from the Cleveland Browns,...

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Raiders sign first-round pick Kolton Miller

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick Kolton Miller to a rookie contract.The deal...

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AP source: Cowboys' Gregory seeks return after yearlong ban

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is seeking reinstatement to the NFL after missing the 2017 season over...

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Mayfield, Browns to be featured on "Hard Knocks"

The Browns have turned down previous opportunities to be on the award-winning series. But with renewed optimism around...

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Seahawks sign draft picks Shaquem Griffin and Tre Flowers

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks continued to lock up their 2018 draft class by signing linebacker Shaquem Griffin and...

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Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testifies she lied about abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday that she lied to...

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Green Bay Packers sign CB Jackson, OLB Burks

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed second-round pick Josh Jackson and third-rounder Oren Burks of...

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Knock, knock: Browns there; team set for HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ready or not, the Cleveland Browns are getting their close-up.Coming off a historic, dismal 0-16 season, the...

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Broncos add Colorado State QB Nick Stevens to roster

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has changed his mind about adding another quarterback to the Denver Broncos' roster.The...

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Raiders sign free agent G Cameron Hunt

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent guard Cameron Hunt.The team waived center Alex Officer on...

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Titans claim offensive lineman John Theus off waivers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added an offensive lineman, claiming John Theus off waivers from the New...

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Green Bay Packers sign 2nd-round pick Josh Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed second-round draft pick Josh Jackson from Iowa.Green Bay general...

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Jags, Vikings to hold joint practices before preseason game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, teams that fell one victory shy of the Super Bowl last...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

SEXUAL ASSAULTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300...

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Why an OSU fan's tailgate tribute is causing moving mania

Tyler Segraves is a mega fan of Oklahoma State, and that has made him a mega fan of Dez Bryant. Earlier this year, he took that...

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Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny to rookie deal

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks signed first-round pick running back Rashaad Penny to his rookie contract...

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The Latest: Pence reports pension plan, football tickets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's financial disclosure report (all times local):6:30 p.m.Vice President...

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Raiders sign draft picks Hurst, Ateman to rookie deals

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and seventh-round receiver...

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Stability gives Bears' defense a sharper sense of confidence

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Cornerback Prince Amukamara appreciated the give and take with new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy at...

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Boise State, Florida State set 2019 game in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Boise State and Florida State will open the 2019 season against each other in Jacksonville.The...

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Willson with Detroit after growing up across the border

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — When you play for the Detroit Lions, you can be from Canada and still be considered local.Luke...

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Vikings to host daylong summit on LGBTQ inclusion in sports

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings plan to hold a daylong summit on LGBTQ inclusion in sports next month.The Vikings...

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Dez Bryant: No regrets for passing on Ravens' offer

Wide receiver Dez Bryant is not second-guessing his decision to turn down an offer from the Baltimore Ravens,...

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Titans add veteran wide receiver Nick Williams to roster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Nick Williams.The Titans announced...

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Former Georgia QB, Patriots RB Andy Johnson dies at 65

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Andy Johnson, who starred as Georgia's quarterback before going on to play running back with the New England...

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Bills will retire Thurman Thomas' No. 34 on Oct. 29

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills plan to retire Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey Oct. 29 when they...

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Panthers: Signed agreement to sell NFL team to David Tepper

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are off the market.The Panthers announced Wednesday they have signed a "definitive...

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Titans agree to terms on deal with linebacker Rashaan Evans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans now have three of their four draft picks under contract with linebacker Rashaan...

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Lions acquire Bisnowaty off waivers from Giants

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty off waivers from the New York...

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Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race...

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49ers claim CB Goodwin off waivers, cut WR Carter

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have claimed cornerback C.J. Goodwin off waivers from the New York Giants...

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Coach Steve Wilks, Cardinals back rookie after recent arrest

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk took the field Tuesday for the first time since a...

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AP sources: Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion.Hedge fund manager David Tepper has...

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'I heard angels': Henson details how she fell for her fiance

NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson says it was literally love at first sight when she met her new fiance.The "Empire" star became...

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Packers sign first-round draft pick Jaire Alexander

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed first-round draft pick Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from...

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AP sources: Hedge fund owner David Tepper agrees to buy Carolina Panthers for NFL-record $2.2 billion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AP sources: Hedge fund owner David Tepper agrees to buy Carolina Panthers for NFL-record $2.2 billion.

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A look at where legal sports betting is headed in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Surpeme Court struck down a 26-year-old federal ban on sports betting on Monday, allowing states to...

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The Latest: Settlement reached in Giants, Manning fraud case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus...

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Settlement reached in Giants, Manning memorabilia fraud case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing...

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The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football,...

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Fox's new schedule for fall TV season

Fox's prime-time schedule for the fall:Monday8 p.m. — "The Resident"9 p.m. — "9-1-1"Tuesday8 p.m. — "The Gifted"9 p.m. —...

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Jets claim OT Garcia off waivers from Pats; K Rose waived

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed offensive tackle Antonio Garcia off waivers from the New England...

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Cardinals aware of Christian Kirk arrest before draft

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals say they were aware before they drafted him that wide receiver Christian Kirk had been...

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Boston's Wright returns from domestic violence ban

The 33-year-old right-hander accepted the penalty in March without an appeal.

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Lions sign 3 free agents, waive Lewis, Barnes

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Deontez Alexander, tight end Marcus Lucas and cornerback...

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Saints add 4 players, waive 4 others after rookie camp

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed four players and waived four...

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NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the...

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49ers sign 6th-round safety Marcell Harris to rookie deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed sixth-round safety Marcell Harris to a four-year deal.The deal...

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Raiders sign 5th-round pick Johnny Townsend to rookie deal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round pick Johnny Townsend to a four-year contract.The team also...

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Broncos running back Henderson recovering from auto accident

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson is recovering from minor shoulder and ankle injuries he...

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Column: A new frontier and legitimacy for sports betting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Vaccaro has seen just about everything in 40 years of taking money behind the counter at sports books in...

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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Dive play: Browns coach jumping into Lake Erie for charity

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson's shuddering season with the Cleveland Browns will include one last chill.The coach is keeping his...

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Blandino to be NCAA football's director of instant replay

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA says former NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino will be college football's director of...

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Law professor takes up appeal for ex-NFL player's killer

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A law professor is taking up the appeal of the man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road-rage shooting...

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It's a Mother's Day engagement for Taraji P. Henson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother's Day.The 47-year-old "Empire" actress got engaged to former...

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Chuck Knox, former Rams, Seahawks, Bills coach, dies at 86

Chuck Knox, the former NFL coach who took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games and also led the...

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Chuck Knox, former Rams, Seahawks, Bills coach, dies at 86

Chuck Knox, the former NFL coach who took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games and also led the...

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Titans' top draft pick gets personal time with coach Vrabel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie linebacker Rashaan Evans has gotten an up-close view of how Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel...

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Shurmur: Collins shouldn't talk about Flowers situation

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur thinks Landon Collins should just speak for himself.The Giants...

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Lions sign undrafted OL Brett Kendrick of Tennessee

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed offensive lineman Brett Kendrick, an undrafted rookie free agent out of...

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Chad Kelly has chance to win Broncos backup QB job

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another...

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Bills sign linebacker Tremaine Edmunds to 4-year deal

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed first-round draft pick Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech to a four-year...

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Texans' Reid says time with brother gave him jump start

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Reid used to frequent his older brother's house to watch NFL game film and study game preparations.The...

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Cardinals sign drafts picks Edmonds, Campbell, Cunningham

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals signed fourth-round pick Chase Edmonds and two other draft choices to four-year...

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Chargers coach Lynn to get college degree 26 years later

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn left Texas Tech in 1992 for a life in the NFL, he was only six class hours shy of...

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Redskins' Doug Williams keeps an eye out for HBCU talent

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Reggie Barlow called Doug Williams to talk about a couple of his Virginia State players as potential rookie...

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Rosen says focus all football on first day in Cardinals camp

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Josh Rosen jogged onto the field as an Arizona Cardinal for the first time on Friday and took a moment to...

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Colts sign top draft pick, 8 others before rookie mini-camp

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First-round choice Quenton Nelson is one of nine draft picks who have signed with the Indianapolis...

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Pats' McDaniels: No promises came with decision to return

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In his first public comments since he declined at the last minute to accept the Indianapolis Colts'...

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Rudolph: In Pittsburgh to learn, not 'bother' Roethlisberger

Mason Rudolph understands his job is to soak up what he can from whomever he can and not let egos or agendas or anything else...

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Roquan Smith puts focus on football at Bears rookie camp

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith appreciated the chance to display his speed on the field Friday...

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Josh Allen thrown for loss (of words) at meeting Jim Kelly

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The only time Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen ever felt rattled on his first day of practice was...

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Falcons sign veteran defensive tackle Terrell McClain

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a deal with free-agent defensive tackle Terrell McClain,...

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Cowboys rookie Vander Esch takes big step on improbable path

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ask Leighton Vander Esch about his improbable path from eight-man high school football to first-round pick...

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Lindsay willing to play any role to latch on with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The fieriness of undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay will be put on the backburner.Not for...

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Hubbard's career changed in dodgeball, led him to Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Hubbard was engrossed in a dodgeball game during his high school gym class when Ohio State coach Urban...

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NFL: Bills acted properly in team president's resignation

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has determined the Buffalo Bills acted properly in the aftermath of team president Russ...

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Ridley enjoys 'more freedom' at Falcons rookie minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Even with temperatures in the mid-80s for the opening day of the Falcons rookie minicamp, wide...

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Suspect in break-in at NFL star's home waives extradition

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A third suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at the home of New England Patriots' tight end...

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Panthers sign running back Kenjon Barner from Eagles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent running back Kenjon Barner from the Philadelphia Eagles to...

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Barkley tries to temper Giant expectations as minicamp opens

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When it comes to football, Saquon Barkley has a knack for doing what might sound...

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Rudolph: In Pittsburgh to learn, not 'bother' Roethlisberger

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph started wearing the No. 2 while playing high school football in South Carolina. He kept it...

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49ers sign 5th-round pick D.J. Reed Jr.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback D.J. Reed Jr. to a four-year contract.The team...

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Buffalo Bills keeping training camp in Rochester

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are keeping their training camp at St. John Fisher College in suburban...

One thing women are putting off longer these days

NewsMay 13, 2018

More women are delaying motherhood. The median age of new mothers in the U.S. is 26 years old, compared to 23 in 1994, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

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Giants sign 3 of 6 draft picks, start rookie minicamp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed three of their six draft picks and 11 undrafted free agents.The...

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Jaguars sign 4 draft picks, including 4th-rounder Richardson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed four of their seven draft picks, including fourth-rounder Will...

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QB Blake Bortles, Jaguars teammates thwart suspected thief

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was picked without being on the field.Bortles had his...

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Foles the goat: Boston zoo makes good on Super Bowl bet

BOSTON (AP) — There's a new goat in New England — and his name's not Brady, but Foles.Boston's Franklin Park Zoo has named a...

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Bears sign 6 of 7 draft picks

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed six of their seven draft picks, leaving Georgia linebacker and No. 8...

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Cardinals sign first-round pick Josh Rosen

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round pick Josh Rosen to a four-year contract with a team option...

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Panthers sign 5 draft picks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers signed five of their eight draft picks.The team announced Thursday they have signed...

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Bills sign 4 of 8 draft picks before start of rookie camp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed four of eight draft picks in preparing to open their annual rookie...

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Titans agree to terms with Dane Cruikshank, QB Luke Falk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with half their draft class in reaching deals with defensive...

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Lions waive running back Tion Green

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have waived running back Tion Green.Green appeared in five games last season for...

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Lions' Patricia says he was 'falsely accused' of assault

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Thursday he was "falsely accused" in a 1996 sexual assault...

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Miami gives early go-ahead for Formula 1 grand prix

Formula One's efforts to expand its reach across the U.S. got a key boost Thursday when Miami city commissioners agreed to...

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Raiders release quarterback Josh Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have released quarterback Josh Johnson.The team announced the move on Thursday to...

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Ex-NFL player: Police fabricated evidence for gun charge

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL linebacker's career was cut short after authorities in New Jersey fabricated evidence...

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Georgia officer fired over arrest of former football player

ATLANTA (AP) — A police officer in suburban Atlanta has been fired after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary...

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Falcons reach agreement with DT Senat before rookie minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with third-round draft pick Deadrin Senat, a defensive...

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242 high schools contributed to 256 players picked in draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Football says 242 high schools contributed to the 256 players selected in the seven rounds of last...

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Cardinals sign deaf fullback Coleman to 1-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed fullback Derrick Coleman to a one-year contract.Coleman is the first deaf...

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Gase says he's comfortable with Miami's backup QB situation

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he likes his revamped roster, and that includes the quarterbacks who...

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Giants release former starting running back Paul Perkins

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Running back Paul Perkins was released by the New York Giants on Thursday with a non-football...

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Singletary hired as Memphis coach in new football Alliance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Singletary is back in football.The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been hired as head coach of the...

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Police: 3rd suspect in break-in at NFL star's home caught

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say a third suspect has been arrested in connection with a burglary at Rob...

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The Latest: Prosecutors: No comment on ex-NFL LB lawsuit

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit filed by former NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene against authorities in New...

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Tessitore, Witten, McFarland, Salters on ESPN 'MNF' crew

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Tessitore calls his new gig at ESPN a "legacy job."Jason Witten notes he's joining "another iconic...

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Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia maintained his innocence and his new team said it supported him...

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Player to sue Australian Football League over racism claims

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ex-player Joel Wilkinson has accused the Australian Football League of racism and said he plans to...

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What Big Ben's saltiness says about Rudolph

If there was any question about the possibility of Mason Rudolph one day becoming Ben Roethlisberger's replacement in...

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Johnson trades Chiefs red for Raiders silver and black

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derrick Johnson has been the enemy in Oakland for 13 years, tormenting the Raiders while wearing red for...

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Chiefs promote Borgonzi to director of football operations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have promoted Mike Borgonzi to director of football operations and Ryan Poles to assistant...

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Eagles sign running back Matt Jones and all 5 draft picks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed running back Matt Jones to a two-year contract and also agreed to terms...

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49ers sign OL Mike Person to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Mike Person to a one-year deal.The team...

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Steelers sign 5th round pick, RB Jaylen Samuels

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed rookie running back Jaylen Samuels to a four-year contract.The team...

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Raiders lineman Donald Penn won't be charged after LA probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn will not be charged with a crime after an investigation into an...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Falcons agree to terms with 4 draft picks, including Oliver

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with four of their six draft picks, including cornerback...

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Agents: Mark Ingram didn't use PED, reviewing options

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Representatives for Mark Ingram say the Saints running back did not test positive for a performance...

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Some items stolen from top Bears draft pick's car recovered

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say several items have been returned after they were stolen from Chicago Bears first-round draft pick...

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Jets' Darnold using high-tech training that could help QBs

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold zipped pass after pass down the field, knowing each one of them counted.Literally.The New York Jets...

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London calling: Yankees, Red Sox to play where soccer's king

LONDON (AP) — Taking in the London landmarks, Hal Steinbrenner turned his eyes from statues to more familiar sights."I walked...

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Chiefs claim TE Ellis off waivers in series of roster moves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were awarded tight end Alex Ellis off waivers from the New Orleans Saints and released...

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2 former employees file discrimination suit against Lions

DETROIT (AP) — Two former Detroit Lions employees have filed suit against the team, claiming they were fired because of racial...

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Saints' Ingram suspended 4 games for NFL substance violation

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NFL says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular...

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Washington Redskins re-sign veteran guard Shawn Lauvao

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have re-signed Shawn Lauvao as they look to fill a hole at starting left guard.The...

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Tony Dungy next inductee into Buccaneers Ring of Honor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Super Bowl-winning Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy is the next inductee into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of...

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49ers' Foster pleads not guilty in domestic violence case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from...

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Jenkins named Browns new chief operating officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Longtime Cleveland Browns executive David Jenkins has been named the team's chief operating officer.Jenkins is...

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Robber gets 12 years for homeless man's killing near stadium

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A robber has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the stray-bullet killing of a homeless bystander on a...

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Quick success is rare for expansion teams

Hockey's Golden Knights are the first expansion team in the major sports to post a winning record in its first season, and...

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Buffalo buzzing over Bills draft picks, Sabres lottery win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to...

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C.J. Anderson signs with Panthers

Anderson played for five years for the Broncos before being released in April. He has run of 3,051 yards in his five-year NFL...

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49ers release offensive lineman Zane Beadles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have released offensive lineman Zane Beadles.The 49ers also announced Monday...

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Seahawks sign 5 tryout players following rookie camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed five tryout players following their rookie minicamp, highlighted by wide...

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Raiders sign former Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have officially signed free agent linebacker Derrick Johnson to a one-year...

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Former Broncos RB Anderson signs 1-year deal with Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson has signed a one-year contract with the Carolina...

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Harbor seal that made mostly wrong Super Bowl picks dies

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A harbor seal that gained some fame by making annual Super Bowl picks usually incorrectly has died at a...

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Michael Griffin signs 1-day contract, retires with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Griffin says his 10-year NFL career was a blessing that lasted far longer than some of his...

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Cardinals release QBs Doughty, Torgersen

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released Brandon Doughty and Alek Torgersen, two quarterbacks they claimed off...

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Vikings sign WR Chad Beebe, son of ex-Bills player Don Beebe

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed four players who took part in their rookie minicamp, including wide...

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AP Source: Saints release tight end Coby Fleener

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the New Orleans Saints have released veteran tight end Coby...

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Ryan happy to have record extension signed before camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan pulled out his secret weapons to seal the five-year contract extension that made him the...

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Players' union files grievance on behalf of Eric Reid

The NFL players' union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid.The NFLPA cites one team...

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Giants release 5 players before start of rookie minicamp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have released five players, but only one who saw action in a regular-season...

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Georgia Southern honors NFL player killed by drunken driver

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Southern University has honored Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, an alumnus killed...

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Raiders sign 2nd-round pick P.J. Hall

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round defensive tackle P.J. Hall.The team announced its second...

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Jets sign sixth-rounders Nickerson, Fatukasi

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed their last two sixth-round draft picks in cornerback Parry Nickerson...

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Suit alleging Manning sold bogus memorabilia nears trial

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey memorabilia dealer who claims New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning conspired with the...

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Celtics take 3-0 series lead with OT win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Al Horford had no use for the premature celebration that showered confetti all over the 76ers' home court...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Las Vegas has fallen in love with Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Golden Knights' gold-and-grey-on-black helmets are everywhere.They're on T-shirts and hats worn by mall...

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Raiders sign 6th round pick Azeem Victor

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed sixth-round linebacker Azeem Victor to a four-year contract.The team...

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Alcoholics Anonymous founding document sells for $2.4M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," sold at auction...

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49ers sign 3 draft picks to contracts

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed three of their draft picks to four-year contracts.The team...

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Shepherd, Fatukasi could make big impact on Jets' D-line

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Nathan Shepherd jumped off the defensive line, got into the New York Jets' backfield and saw Sam...

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Chiefs open 3-day rookie minicamp after D-filled draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out there were enough bodies on offense for the Kansas City Chiefs to practice after all.The...

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Shaquem Griffin ready to have focus on football in Seattle

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The number was different on Friday — No. 49 instead of No. 18. So were the colors, trading black and gold...

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Raiders' Hurst happy to turn focus from heart to football

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After months of questions about the health of his heart sent him tumbling down the draft board until...

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Auburn star Carlson ready as Vikings turn to rookie kicker

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Daniel Carlson's career-best field goal at Auburn was 56 yards. His confidence range indoors reaches 65....

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Raiders agree to deal with LB Derrick Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal Friday with veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson to bolster...

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Seahawks release Cliff Avril; injury cost him most of 2017

SEATTLE (AP) — Defensive end Cliff Avril was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday with a failed physical designation due...

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Column: Time's up for cheerleaders/dancers at NFL, NBA games

ATLANTA (AP) — This is not a rant against cheerleading.That's a legitimate sport, played by elite athletes — men and women —...

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Confident Darnold hits Jets practice field for first time

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles chuckled for a moment and then just couldn't resist the urge to break from his normally...

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Three top Packers picks get started, 'hard work' ahead

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a host of rookies, the road to a spot on the Green Bay Packers' roster began on Friday. While what...

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Chiefs' new offensive lineman is son of biggest rival's boss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie kept telling his son that if his Oakland Raiders were going to draft him last week, it...

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Vikings to turn off lights at night for neighbors

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are turning off the lights at the team's new practice facility south of Minneapolis...

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Mayfield confident QB competition won't divide Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield intends to conquer, not divide.Although drafted by the win-starved Cleveland Browns with the...

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Dolphins claim QB Bryce Petty after his release by Jets

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have claimed quarterback Bryce Petty a day after he was waived by the New York Jets.With...

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Vikings sign 2nd-round draft pick OT Brian O'Neill

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed offensive tackle Brian O'Neill, their second-round draft pick out of...

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Time's up for cheerleaders/dancers at NFL, NBA games

The #MeToo era is the perfect time to retire these objectified, chauvinistic relics (and, while we're at it, ditto for the...

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Devon Still's new career: trying to tackle childhood cancer

Devon Still retired last December after another foot injury sidetracked his career, deciding that at 28 years old, it was time...

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Panthers assistant coach Fuller resigns after investigation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have announced that defensive backs coach Curtis Fuller resigned following an investigation...

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Bills hire Morgan to take over as player personnel director

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Dan Morgan to take over as their player personnel director.Morgan joins...

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Most overall No. 1 pick quarterbacks thrive in the NFL

Despite being taken by the Browns, Baker Mayfield could be headed for a big career, the numbers show

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4 charged in slaying linked to killing of ex-Packers player

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Four men are charged with murder and kidnapping in a slaying that police in Alabama say is linked to...

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Devon Still's new career: trying to tackle childhood cancer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still describes his daughter as "your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old." Nothing's typical about Leah...

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Ivy Leaguers measure up for NFL personnel folks

NEW YORK (AP) — They're not comparable to Power Five players, or even guys from the MAC, AAC or Mountain West. At least not on...

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Is it a good thing that ESPN hired Jason Witten?

Three of the four best analyst jobs in the NFL belong to Dallas Cowboy alums

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Vikings sign 4 draft picks: Carlson, Gossett, Aruna, Downs

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed half of their draft class, securing rookie contracts with kicker Daniel...

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Jets waive quarterback Bryce Petty after 3 seasons

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived quarterback Bryce Petty, parting ways with their 2015 fourth-round...

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Cowboys' Jason Witten retiring sans Super Bowl for TV job

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten mostly held it together while announcing he was retiring after 15 years with the Dallas...

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Broncos decline fifth-year option on Shane Ray

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos declined to exercise outside linebacker Shane Ray's $9.23 million fifth-year option...

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Saints add 4 undrafted rookies

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have added four undrafted rookie free agents, including former Ohio State...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Matt Ryan becomes NFL's highest paid player

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback agreed to a five-year contract extension that could be worth as much as $150 million.

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APNewsBreak: MLB to announce Yanks-Red Sox games in London

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to announce next week the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games...

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Falcons QB Ryan agrees to 5-year, $150 million extension

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan is the NFL's first $100 million man.The Atlanta Falcons quarterback became the league's highest-paid...

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Dolphins acquire DT Akeem Spence from Lions for draft pick

MIAMI (AP) — Defensive tackle Akeem Spence has been acquired by the Miami Dolphins from the Detroit Lions for a late-round...

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Redskins say they're concerned about cheerleader allegations

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins say they're concerned by allegations made by cheerleaders in a New York Times...

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Warrant canceled for Jets' Anderson in Florida traffic case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An arrest warrant for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson for skipping a court hearing...

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NFL, union to host symposium on mental health on May 14

ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL and the players' union will host a symposium on mental health on May 14.Entitled "Beyond The Physical: A...

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Browns begin talks about long-term development, new stadium

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are discussing long-term plans for a major downtown development project that could...

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NFL to contact Bills regarding team president's resignation

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL plans to contact the Buffalo Bills regarding team president Russ Brandon's abrupt resignation...

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Claridge, who helped Devaney turn around Huskers, dies at 76

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dennis Claridge, the quarterback who helped College Football Hall of Fame coach Bob Devaney turn a...

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Bruce Arians joins CBS as NFL game analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arians is joining CBS as an NFL game analyst.Arians, a two-time winner of the AP's Coach of the Year...

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Arrest warrant issued for Jets' Anderson after court no-show

NEW YORK (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson after he failed to appear for a...

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LA Chargers exercise 5th-year option on RB Melvin Gordon

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have exercised their fifth-year contract option for 2019 on running back...

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AP source: Giants decline fifth-year option on OT Flowers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the New York Giants...

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Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders energized by offseason moves

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — When Emmanuel Sanders returned from vacation to start the Denver Broncos' offseason training program,...

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Jaguars decline to exercise 5th-year option on Dante Fowler

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars declined to exercise the fifth-year option in defensive end Dante Fowler's...

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F1 seeking to hold race in Miami starting in 2019

Formula One announced Wednesday it wants to stage a street race in Miami starting in 2019 and the city commission has scheduled...

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Browns trade TE Telfer to Chiefs for DE Nicolas

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns traded tight end Randall Telfer to the Kansas City Chiefs for defensive end Dadi...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Top NFL rookies; Guerrero's MLB outlook

Now that the NFL draft is complete, a ranking of the top rookies for fantasy football this season beckons.Don't expect...

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Authorities: Slaying possibly linked to killing of ex-Packer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man whose bullet-riddled body was found dumped along a rural road in Alabama apparently was killed in...

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Steelers place LB Ryan Shazier on IR, ending 2018 season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on injured reserve for the 2018 season to give...

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Falcons' Freeman encouraged by progress with injured knee

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After struggling with a knee injury late last season, Devonta Freeman says he is on track to...

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Unsigned safety Reid files collusion grievance against NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players' union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league,...

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Titans agree to terms with safety Kendrick Lewis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with safety Kendrick Lewis while waiving safety Denzel...

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How do the Steelers believe in Mason Rudolph?

Ben Roethlisberger plans to play 3-5 more years, so Rudolph might have to wait before the Steeler QB job comes open

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Russ Brandon resigns as Bills, Sabres president

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Russ Brandon abruptly resigned his dual role as president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's...

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Vikings cornerback Terence Newman: 'This will be it for me.'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Only time will tell how sweet Terence Newman's 16th season in the NFL turns out to be.The oldest active...

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Jets re-sign linebacker David Bass

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have re-signed linebacker David Bass, who spent last season with the team.Bass tied...

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Redskins to host Jets for 3 days of joint camp practices

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins will host the New York Jets this summer for three days of joint training camp...

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Titans claim linebacker Gimel President off waivers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have claimed outside linebacker Gimel President off waivers.President, whose first...

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Chicago State hires former Bears, Notre Dame DT Zorich as AD

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears and Notre Dame defensive tackle Chris Zorich has been hired as athletic director at Chicago...

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Raiders O-lineman Alexander suspended 4 games for PEDs

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Vadal Alexander has been suspended without pay for the first four...

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NFL draft a big draw, but not a record-setter

NEW YORK (AP) — With someone walking onstage every few minutes to read a name off a piece of paper, the NFL draft wouldn't seem...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Colts release 6 players to make room for rookies, sign 10

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have waived six players as they prepare to welcome their new draft picks and...

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Falcons address void, add undrafted fullbacks McNitt, Marx

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After completing the draft without a fullback on their roster, the Atlanta Falcons have added two...

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Former Green Bay Packers player shot to death in Alabama

PINSON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a former Green Bay Packers player has been found shot to death in his home in Alabama.The...

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NFL expands program for overseas practice squad players

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight NFL teams will carry on their practice squads a player who came from an expanded program for overseas...

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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is writing a memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson knows he has an inspiring story to tell. The man who led the Eagles to...

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Can Mayfield make Cleveland a winner again?

Mayfield is the Browns' latest messiah, but can he lead Cleveland back to respectability?

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Texans re-sign free agent running back Blue

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have re-signed running back Alfred Blue to a one-year deal.Blue was drafted by the Texans in...

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Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen being treated for rare disease

The 60-year-old Millen told the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania that he has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a...

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The NL Rookie of the Year in 2016 will undergo Tommy John surgery

Seager's loss is a major blow to the Dodgers, who are off to a 12-15 start and trailed Arizona by seven games in the NL West...

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49ers pick up 5th-year option on DE Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have exercised the fifth-year option to keep defensive end Arik Armstead...

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Steelers cut veteran safety J.J. Wilcox

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran safety J.J. Wilcox on Monday just days after selecting a pair of...

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Cowboys want Super Bowl hosting do-over, and draft was start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys want a do-over on hosting the Super Bowl after horrid weather and a seating fiasco...

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Cowboys want Super Bowl hosting do-over, and draft was start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys want a do-over on hosting the Super Bowl after horrid weather and a seating fiasco...

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Clemson seeking balance with old and new on loaded D-line

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has a big balancing act ahead this season with its loaded defensive line.The Tigers, who tied...

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Vikings re-sign Terence Newman, NFL's oldest on defense

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed cornerback Terence Newman, bringing the NFL's oldest active defensive...

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Williams says Redskins had 'inside information' on Guice

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — If other teams worried about LSU running back Derrius Guice's character, prompting his fall from...

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Jaguars sign 13 rookies, cut punter Nortman, receiver Strong

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 13 undrafted rookies and cut veteran punter Brad Nortman and...

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Prosecutors review video submitted by Foster's ex-girlfriend

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has submitted a video to prosecutors...

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Browns exercise fifth-year option on S Damarious Randall

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on defensive back Damarious Randall, acquired during the offseason...

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Police, prosecutors review arrest of ex-football player

ATLANTA (AP) — Police and prosecutors in Georgia say they're reviewing the arrest of a former football player whose lawyers say...

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Ex NFL player, GM Matt Millen has rare ailment, heart woes

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has...

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Vikings exercise 5th-year contract option on CB Trae Waynes

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have exercised their fifth-year contract option on cornerback Trae Waynes.The move...

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2 people shot at St. Louis dining and entertainment district

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say two people have been shot after an argument at a dining and entertainment district across from the...

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Predators beat Jets 5-4 in 2OT to even Western semi at 1-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets put on a fast-paced, thrilling playoff show that reminded...

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Shaquem Griffin finally hears his name at NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shaquem Griffin came back. The crowd loved it.Players in attendance not selected in the first two days...

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Celtics beat Bucks 112-96 in Game 7, advance to play 76ers

BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe spent seven games trash-talking through the media and pretending not to know each...

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Patriots pick QB for 9th time in Brady era during busy draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Add LSU's Danny Etling to the list of quarterbacks drafted by the New England Patriots since they took...

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Jets fill needs on Day 3, but Darnold will define NY's draft

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets kicked off the NFL draft by getting their quarterback of the future — who might...

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Texans address needs in draft, add competition to roster

HOUSTON (AP) — In Brian Gaine's first draft as the general manager of the Houston Texans, he wanted to add three things to the...

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Rams get busy after slow start, add depth as draft concludes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams made one pick through the first two days of the NFL draft.They made 10 picks...

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Raiders draft DT Maurice Hurst despite heart concerns

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finished the NFL draft by taking another risk, although this one could come with an...

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Bills go for big change at NFL draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Offensive lineman Wyatt Teller doesn't need a scouting report to see what's happening with the...

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Persistent Lions again put focus on running game in draft

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have been nothing if not persistent in the NFL draft.The Lions picked an offensive...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Codey McElroy's wild journey leads to NFL

Codey McElroy’s wild journey continues. The former Chattanooga High School two-sport star has played professional baseball and...

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Titans choose quality over quantity with 4 draft picks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' draft strategy underscores how close they believe they are to competing for a...

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Okoronkwo drafted by L.A. Rams in 5th round

Oklahoma outside linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was picked by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round with the No. 160 overall...

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Chargers add depth throughout lineup in productive NFL draft

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers could have declared this NFL draft to be a victory after they got Derwin...

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Vikings fill needs, focus on athletes on draft's third day

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — As he maneuvered through the NFL draft on Saturday, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman...

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Packers start Day 3 with offense, take Missouri WR Moore

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — To get back to the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers' defense needs to improve against the pass.Adding...

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'Trader Tom' keeps streak intact as Falcons add offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Through more than a decade as Atlanta Falcons general manager, Thomas Dimitroff has always found a...

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Griffin steals show, but Seahawks show commitment in draft

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted the star...

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Post-draft Cowboys moving on without Bryant, maybe Witten

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys kept talking up the receivers they already had going into the NFL draft after dumping...

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Irsay: Indianapolis turned down trade offers on Luck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expects Andrew Luck to be his old self next season.If trading the third...

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No linebackers, but Steelers bullish on offense-heavy draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't take an inside linebacker in the NFL draft.That doesn't mean they didn't want...

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Rosen the big prize as Cardinals emphasize offense in draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' 2018 draft made its reputation on Day 1 with the selection of a player who the team...

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Bottom's up: Browns begin climb with bold moves in NFL draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — From the start, the Browns took chances in the NFL draft.After 0-16, what did they have to lose?Cleveland's...

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Chicago Bears turn to defense on final day of draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — While the Chicago Bears addressed one need at linebacker early in the NFL draft, their problem at...

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49ers fortify defense on final day of NFL draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers built around quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo early in the NFL draft, then used...

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Colts stick to plan by beefing up offensive, defensive lines

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Ballard stuck to the basics on draft weekend.The Indianapolis Colts general manager started up front...

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Redskins now have motivated running back in Derrius Guice

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Derrius Guice walked onto his new home field taking cellphone video of his surroundings and waving to...

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Jaguars use NFL draft to build for future, not this fall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars used the NFL draft to build for the future, not necessarily this fall.They...

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Super Bowl champions add depth and rugby star in draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles used the NFL draft to add another playmaker, restock their...

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Legion of Griffins: 1-handed LB joins twin on Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin had walked away from his cellphone, on his way to use the restroom, when it buzzed. His...

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Newsome gets emotional during last draft with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Working the phones and making shrewd picks that addressed the present and future needs of the...

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Dolphins don't draft QB, leaving Tannehill's status secure

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have been saying all offseason that Ryan Tannehill will be their starting quarterback in...

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Panthers upgrade speed to keep up with NFC South

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the...

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Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year.Instead, long-term prospects are what...

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Beyond Davenport, Saints' draft mostly about depth

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints went all in to try to snag a potential difference maker near the top of the...

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Buccaneers believe defensive holes filled in draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they accomplished their major goals of upgrading the defensive line and a...

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The Latest: SMU receiver Trey Quinn is 'Mr. Irrelevant'

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):6:15 p.m."Mr. Irrelevant" 2018 is SMU receiver...

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Surprise! Bengals' draft puts the emphasis on defense

CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Bengals determined to improve an offense that finished last in the league, their new defensive...

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Giants score big in draft with Barkley, Hernandez and value

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After finishing his first draft as general manager of the New York Giants, Dave Gettleman got a...

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Chiefs load up on defense on final day of NFL draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brett Veach thought he was in good shape offensively after adding wide receiver Sammy Watkins in free...

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Falcons bolster offense by picking RB Smith, WR Gage

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their offensive depth by selecting running back Ito Smith and...

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Bengals turn back to offense in 4th round, take running back

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals turned back to offense in the fourth round of the draft, filling their need for a backup running...

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Okoronkwo is the fourth Sooners player to be picked in this draft

Oklahoma OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was picked by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft

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Cowboys draft tight end, with Witten eyeing retirement

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a tight end with Jason Witten on the verge of retirement after 15...

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Giants take quarterback Kyle Lauletta _ in the fourth round

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have another entry in the contest to be the heir apparent to two-time Super...

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NFL Draft: Hurst, Crosby, Hines among best left for day 3

With four rounds left in the NFL draft, there are still plenty of gems left to be unearthed.The draft concludes with rounds...

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Buccaneers might look for safety final day of NFL draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have three picks and may look at adding depth at safety during the final four...

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Falcons look to add fullback, safety on final day of draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Dan Quinn says the Atlanta Falcons want to add a fullback and a safety among their four picks...

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Saints could have a busy final day of the draft with 5 picks

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints enter the NFL draft's final day with five picks spread across the last four...

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Ravens mull potential 7 picks during final day of NFL draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ozzie Newsome's final day as the main man in the Baltimore Ravens draft room is going to be a busy...

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Carolina Panthers enter final day of NFL draft with 6 picks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers enter the final day of the NFL draft Saturday with six picks thanks to a trade by general...

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Redskins have defensive holes to fill on third day of draft

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After plugging holes on the defensive and offensive lines and at running back, the Washington Redskins...

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Dolphins still in market for help at DT and CB

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins hope they acquired regulars for 2018 with their first three draft picks. They'll be...

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Trades leave Titans with long wait between draft picks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will have a long wait between picks in the NFL draft.After trading up to acquire...

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49ers have 5 picks on Day 3 of NFL draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have five picks heading into the final day of the NFL draft.The 49ers will...

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Cardinals may look to defense with final day picks

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals may look to defense Saturday with their final three picks of this year's draft.So...

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Chargers likely to look for offense on last day of draft

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers probably are ready to start looking for offense in the NFL draft.The...