Professional football

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks for an open man during the second half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Baltimore. The Ravens defeated the Bills 47-3. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
September 12, 2018 - 11:45 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen's time is now. Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the rookie quarterback will make his first career start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Allen replaces second-year pro Nathan Peterman, who struggled badly in a 47-3...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws as Oakland Raiders nose tackle P.J. Hall looks on during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 11, 2018 - 2:43 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Once Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams offense got started after sitting out the entire preseason, they couldn't be stopped. Goff threw two touchdown passes, newcomer Marcus Peters returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and the Rams used a dominant second half to...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, left, and New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold talk after an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The Jets won 48-17. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
September 10, 2018 - 11:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold rolled right and made a rookie move, lobbing a football across the field that was picked off and returned for a touchdown. It might've been his only mistake all night. Darnold made a stellar debut after throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL snap, and the New York Jets...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 10, 2018 - 9:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander made it seem like old times at Comerica Park, drawing several big cheers and pitching seven sharp innings in his return to his former home while leading the Houston Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Monday night. Verlander struck out 10 in his first game in Detroit...
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Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs (28) celebrates his interception for a touchdown of a New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
September 10, 2018 - 9:02 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold had nowhere to go but up after his first career snap. The rookie quarterback steadied himself quickly. Darnold threw an interception on his very first NFL play, and Detroit's Quandre Diggs returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions an early lead over the New...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 24-23. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
September 10, 2018 - 6:05 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy needs more information on the extent of Aaron Rodgers' knee injury to determine the quarterback's availability for next week's game against Minnesota. Rodgers was sore when the team returned to Lambeau Field on Monday, McCarthy said. The...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers reacts after throwing a 75-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
September 10, 2018 - 1:40 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers heard the applause after walking out of the stadium tunnel and back on to the field. The team doctor had checked out his left knee after the Green Bay Packers quarterback was carted off the field in the second quarter. Rodgers, it seemed, had avoided a major...
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Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, bottom, celebrates his game-winning RBI single with Xander Bogaerts during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 10, 2018 - 1:14 am
BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland put some recent struggles behind him with a clutch hit in the ninth inning. Helped the major league-leading Boston Red Sox do the same with their weekend woes, too. Moreland singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth and the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers gets away from Chicago Bears' Akiem Hicks during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
September 09, 2018 - 10:26 pm
The Latest on the NFL's first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT): 10:16 p.m. Aaron Rodgers is back and the Green Bay Packers are finally on the scoreboard against the Chicago Bears. The team announced at halftime that the two-time NFL MVP quarterback was questionable to return with a knee...
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 09, 2018 - 8:47 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colin Kaepernick called them his brothers. Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only two players to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL's opening Sunday, and Kaepernick, who is no longer welcome on an NFL sideline, made sure to offer his thanks to them...
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