Monday, May 1, 2017

Football

Cincinnati Bengals second-round draft pick Joe Mixon speaks during a news conference at Paul Brown Stadium, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

BY JOE KAY CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are facing a backlash over their decision to draft running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face while at ...

BY BARRY WILNER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of “Fly Eagles Fly” by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ...
Philadelphia Eagles' fans cheer during the second round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY ROB MAADDI PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The City of Brotherly Love turned a boring event into an entertaining show. About 100,000 vocal fans gave everyone what they wanted and expected ...
Philadelphia Eagles' fans cheer during the second round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY RALPH D. RUSSO Four rounds of the NFL draft left and plenty of talented players to go around. Remember, Dak Prescott was selected last season in the fourth round ...
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, center, and former Pittsburgh Steelers' Jerome Bettis, left, and Franco Harris pay tribute to Dan Rooney during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY SIMMI BUTTAR PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the NFL draft. It did, eventually. It just took a while. After the Browns ...
Western Michigan's Corey Davis, left, poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Tennessee Titans during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY RALPH D. RUSSO The first round of the NFL draft had players from Temple and Western Michigan off the board before players from Alabama. And in a draft where ...
This Dec. 30, 2016, file photo shows Michigan safety Delano Hill, right, attempting to stop Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, left, during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

BY RALPH D. RUSSO The last two players to be selected with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft were New York Giants star safety Landon ...
In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, left, chats on the sidelines players on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

BY JOSH DUBOW ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade ...
This Nov. 19, 2016, file photo shows Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt (42) celebrating after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

BY GENARO C. ARMAS MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fairly or not, T.J. Watt will draw comparisons to his big brother when he gets to the pros. Oh sure, he can ...
In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre sings the school song with players after the team's 38-24 win over Washington State in an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

BY RALPH D. RUSSO Alabama makes knocking out double-digit victory seasons look so easy, but for most programs, it takes a combination of good play and good fortune that can ...
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