Thursday, September 21, 2017

Football

This Aug. 21, 2017 file photo shows members of the Cleveland Browns kneeling during the national anthem before an NFL preseason football game between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Members of unions representing Cleveland police officers and paramedics have said they won’t hold a large U.S. flag during pregame ceremonies prior to next Sunday’s Cleveland Browns ...
UCLA wide receiver Theo Howard, right, celebrates scoring a touchdown with UCLA wide receiver Jordan Lasley, left, late in the fourth quarter against Texas A&M in an NCAA college football game, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif.

BY DAN GREENSPAN LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA practiced a fake spike last week, never imagining that it would cap off the biggest comeback in school history. Josh Rosen faked ...
Alabama defensive back Ronnie Harrison (15) hits Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) during the second half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Atlanta.

BY PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — Sparkling confetti rained on Alabama during a celebration in the middle of Atlanta’s glitzy new stadium. The top-ranked Crimson Tide hopes to return in ...
Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold, right, is sacked by Western Michigan defensive lineman Eric Assoua during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Los Angeles

BY GREG BEACHAM LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Darnold’s offense sputtered and misfired in the stifling 99-degree heat. The Southern California defense struggled to stop Western Michigan’s running game. Although ...
Southern California long snapper Jake Olson leads the USC Trojan Marching Band following an NCAA college football game against Western Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Los Angeles.

BY GREG BEACHAM LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Olson first imagined this moment long before he lost his vision to cancer eight years ago. Southern California scored a touchdown. Coach ...
These are 2016 file photos showing Denver Broncos' T.J. Ward, left, and John Elway.

Decisions on placekickers and backup quarterbacks dominated Saturday’s round of NFL moves as the league went to one day of cuts. Lots of established players such as Kansas City linebacker ...
Florida defensive lineman Jordan Sherit (17) attempts to stop Michigan running back Chris Evans (12) from advancing the run in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The message for all those young Michigan players was clear in the letter from a 13-year combat veteran that coach Jim Harbaugh read ...

After waiting an additional week to kick-off its season due to a first week bye, Palmetto Ridge High School defeated Riverdale 41-14 behind strong performances from transfers Jacquez Carter and ...
This is an Aug. 3, 2017, file photo showing Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on the field prior to the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio.

BY SCHUYLER DIXON NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was aware that one of his lead investigators believed Ezekiel Elliott shouldn’t be disciplined before the Dallas running back was suspended for six ...

Gulf Coast’s defense forced five turnovers, Kaden Frost threw three touchdowns, and the Sharks rolled to a 46-6 win over Hialeah on Friday. Despite losing a slew of defensive talent ...
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