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NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick say he has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners. Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harrison Smith led Minnesota’s defense in a thorough dismantling of Green Bay, as the Vikings knocked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the game on Sunday with a broken collarbone during a 23-10 victory that drastically altered the course of the NFC North. Smith had 1½...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George have accomplished nearly everything in their basketball careers. Westbrook is a two-time scoring champion, two-time All-Star MVP and the reigning league MVP. Anthony is a 10-time All-Star and three-time Olympic gold medalist...
(AP) — Raise your hand if you thought the Patriots and Jets would be playing for first place in the AFC East in Week 6. Anyone? Didn’t think so. It’s difficult to decipher which is more unexpected: New England losing twice at home in the first month of the schedule, or the Jets being 3-2,...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is amused by the cacophony emanating from the locker room after practice each Friday, when players can choose whatever music they prefer. In one corner, receiver Jordan Matthews is freestyle rapping amid a circle of teammates. Elsewhere, the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Chicago Cubs began their NL Division Series clincher in Washington on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers watched it on their stadium video boards during an upbeat team workout in Chavez Ravine. By the time Wade Davis got the final out in Chicago’s 277-minute...
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann spent most of the previous three seasons as teammates with the New York Yankees, and while there got to see the birth of those baby Bronx Bombers they now face in the AL Championship Series. “It is a little crazy,” said McCann, the 33-year-old...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers cut ties with one of the few remaining links to their last run of success when they released linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday. General manager John Lynch said the team looked into possible trade partners and came close to completing one. But...
In this file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls out a signal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. The Patriots face the New York Jets on Sunday. AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles figures he’ll have to continue drawing up game plans to defend against Tom Brady for years to come. Forget the fact that the New England Patriots quarterback is already 40. Brady is still performing as if he’s a spry youngster. “Brady will probably be...
Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant celebrates after the Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 9-8 in Game 5, to win baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Friday in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning against Washington’s Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game 5. That wild, bat-around fifth inning...

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