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Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during a hot afternoon in the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Newtown Square, Pa. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods endorsed Nike's latest "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick with a message nearly as succinct. "It's a beautiful spot ," Woods said. The two-minute ad, which debuted during the NFL opener, highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady steps onto the field at the start of an NFL football minicamp practice, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady tops The Associated Press rankings of NFL quarterbacks at age 41. It’s the second straight season the New England Patriots’ star has edged Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, although Rodgers closed the gap this year. Brady is the league’s reigning MVP and coming off a record eighth trip to the Super Bowl while Rodgers is coming back from a shoulder injury that knocked him out for half of the 2017 season. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 07, 2018 - 5:01 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — He's 41 now but the joy is still there for Tom Brady. "It's a blessing to be able to do it," the New England quarterback said Friday as he awaits his 19th NFL season with Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans. "I love playing football. I love the sport and I've been...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Desmond Harrison (69) defends the line as Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) rushes during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, in Detroit. Browns undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison will start at left tackle in Sunday’s opener, filling the spot once held by future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 07, 2018 - 4:35 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Months ago, Desmond Harrison was confident he'd replace Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. The Browns only realized it in the past few days. An undrafted rookie with a checkered past, Harrison will open the season as Cleveland's starting left tackle — a position held down by Thomas, a...
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September 07, 2018 - 3:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown isn't worried about hard feelings lingering whenever running back Le'Veon Bell decides to show up. Brown defended Bell on Friday after several teammates expressed frustration that the All-Pro has yet to sign his franchise tender and...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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This photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, who was arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail early Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, on a suspicion of rape charge. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:53 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Troubled former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested in Kansas on a suspicion of rape charge. Records show that Randle was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at around 3:40 a.m. Friday. Spokesmen for the police and prosecutor's office and Randle's attorney...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady steps onto the field at the start of an NFL football minicamp practice, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady tops The Associated Press rankings of NFL quarterbacks at age 41. It’s the second straight season the New England Patriots’ star has edged Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, although Rodgers closed the gap this year. Brady is the league’s reigning MVP and coming off a record eighth trip to the Super Bowl while Rodgers is coming back from a shoulder injury that knocked him out for half of the 2017 season. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 07, 2018 - 10:36 am
DENVER (AP) — Although Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles kept him from adding to his fistful of Super Bowl rings last winter, Tom Brady remains the best quarterback in the NFL, even at age 41. In the first of the weekly Associated Press position rankings for this season, Brady edged out Aaron...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Jay Ajayi scores a touchdown during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game early Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 07, 2018 - 1:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Ryan to Julio Jones failed in Philly again. Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles needed another defensive stand to open the NFL season with an 18-12 victory...
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Miss Virginia Emili McPhail, left, won the onstage interview portion and Miss Louisiana Holli' Conway, right, won the talent portion of the second night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City N.J. on Thursday Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 06, 2018 - 10:08 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A question about the propriety of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem helped select one of Thursday's preliminary winners in the Miss America competition. Miss Virginia Emili McPhail was asked what advice she would give to players about whether to...
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President Donald Trump is interviewed before the start of a rally in Billings, Mont., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 06, 2018 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn't think Nike's endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick is appropriate. Trump says Thursday: "I don't like what Nike did. I don't think it's appropriate what they did." Kaepernick...
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