Friday, July 21, 2017

Football

In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 photo, Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze considers a response to a question as he speaks to reporters during a Rebel Road Trip to visit with alumni and athletic supporters in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi announced Thursday, July 20, that Freeze resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure.

BY DAVID BRANDT The man who Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi’s football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze’s stunning downfall Thursday night. It was a recently filed civil ...
Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

BY KEN RITTER LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months, having persuaded a Nevada parole ...
In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field after a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Arlington, Texas.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas police have suspended an investigation into an incident at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, the latest off-field issue for the Cowboys’ star running back. Police ...
This Oct. 7, 2012, file photo shows Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney watching the Panthers warm up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Charlotte, N.C.

BY STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have turned to a familiar face to run their front office and bring some stability to the organization. Carolina rehired Marty ...
Oklahoma State punter Zach Sinor smiles while giving an interview during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Everyone can get a real kick out of this Heisman Trophy campaign. There is already a website with some cool classic graphics and ...
In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field after a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Arlington, Texas.

BY SCHUYLER DIXON FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday the team is still gathering details over Ezekiel Elliott’s involvement in an altercation at a Dallas ...
In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in Landover, Md.

BY STEPHEN WHYNO Kirk Cousins will be the first quarterback in NFL history to play consecutive seasons on the franchise tag. Cousins and the Washington Redskins didn’t sign a long-term ...
In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick stands on the sidelines before NFL football game between the Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL; get a haircut. During an appearance on Fox Sports 1 ...
In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman speaks during a press conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers fired general manager Dave Gettleman on Monday, eight days before the team reports to training camp. Owner Jerry Richardson said in a statement ...
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby makes his way onto the stage to speak to reporters during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day at the Dallas Cowboys practice facilities in Frisco, Texas, Monday, July 17, 2017.

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Big 12’s decision to restore a football championship game was based only on the league wanting to boost its chances of getting ...
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