Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Football

With practices transitioning from summer workouts to regular season practices, Naples High School comes into the 2017 season with a young but experienced roster. With the number of underclassmen outweighing ...
In an April 15, 2017, file photo, Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight throws during the Michigan spring football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan

BY LARRY LAGE ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has won on and off the field in his two years at Michigan, posting a pair of 10-3 seasons and ...
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C.

BY STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Deshaun Watson reminded everyone why Panthers coach Ron Rivera — and many others — felt he should have won the Heisman Trophy last ...
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and running back Devonta Freeman walk to the field for NFL football training camp on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with running back Devonta Freeman, addressing one of the biggest issues for the defending NFC ...
Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6) throws a pass during an NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Davie, Fla.

BY STEVEN WINE DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Jay Cutler woke up in his hotel room Tuesday morning and didn’t know where he was. Then the fog cleared, and he realized ...
In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin (80) runs the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL football game in Detroit.

BY JOHN WAWROW PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Sammy Watkins and the Buffalo Bills receivers aren’t as young and untested now that Anquan Boldin is with the group. Boldin returns for ...
In this July 28, 2017, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Branden Albert (76) arrives at practice during NFL football training camp, in Jacksonville, Fla.

BY MARK LONG JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Branden Albert has apparently changed his mind about retiring. Albert asked to return to the team Monday, according to ...
New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler speaks at a news conference during an NFL football training camp, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in Davie, Fla.

BY STEVEN WINE DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler won’t play in the team’s exhibition opener Thursday, but look for him to be starting soon enough. ...
In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, right, gestures while speaking to quarterback Jalen Hurts during an NCAA college football practice at Bryant–Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Alabama and the Southeastern Conference are trying to climb back atop the college football mountain. The SEC was toppled— at least temporarily — from that summit by the Atlantic Coast ...
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brock Osweiler is sacked by cornerback Joe Haden, left, during the first half of the NFL football team's Orange and Browns Scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Cleveland.

BY TOM WITHERS BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brock Osweiler didn’t appear to be in Cleveland’s plans when he arrived via trade in March. Now he’s starting the Browns’ exhibition opener. ...
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