Thursday, July 20, 2017

Football

Lincoln Riley speaks at a news conference after being named football coach at Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

BY CLIFF BRUNT NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Just three years ago, Lincoln Riley was the offensive coordinator at East Carolina. Now, he’ll take the reins at Oklahoma, one of the ...
In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops stands on the field before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, in Ames, Iowa.

BY CLIFF BRUNT NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Like a well-executed blitz, Bob Stoops shocked the college football world. Oklahoma’s football coach abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday after leading the Sooners ...
In this May 30, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton runs a drill during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N. Carolina.

BY STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is almost ready to get back to work. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the six-year NFL veteran quarterback is ahead of ...
In this July 14, 2011, file photo, Hank Williams Jr. performs during the recording of a promo for NFL Monday Night Football in Winter Park, Fla.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hank Williams Jr. is bringing his rowdy friends back to “Monday Night Football” six years after ESPN dropped the country singer for his comments about President ...
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, center, arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, June 2, 2017.

BY MARC LEVY and MICHAEL RUBINKAM HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail for failing ...
At left, in an Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor practices before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. )

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Demario Davis spent one long, losing season in Cleveland. The linebacker is going back where he started. Davis is returning to the New York ...
In this Sept. 13, 2014 file photo, Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm watches from the sideline during the fourth quarter of an an NCAA college football game against Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

BY RALPH D. RUSSO Grading the hires of new college football coaches is an offseason tradition and an exercise in educated guess work. Still, college football writers do it every ...
This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll, who was arrested early Monday, May 29, 2017, in Dallas, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. (Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — Newly acquired Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated near a club that held a promotional event welcoming him to Dallas. ...
In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Iowa running back Akrum Wadley (25) tries to get away from Michigan defender Rashan Gary (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

BY RALPH D. RUSSO In his first season as a starter, Malik Hooker blossomed into one of the best defensive players in college football. The Ohio State safety had mostly ...
In this Jan. 30, 1983, file photo, Washington Redskins get together in the end zone to do their trademark high five to celebrate the first half touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl inPasadena, California. Jubilant Redskins include, from left, Rick Walker (88), Charlie Brown (87), Otis Wonsley (39), Virgil Seay (80) and Alvin Garrett (89). (AP Photo)

BY JIM LITKE CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to ...
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