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Patriots cut Antonio Brown

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday. “We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time,” the team said in a statement. Brown had practiced with the team […]

Carlson thrives with Raiders after release by Vikings

Carlson thrives with Raiders after release by Vikings ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Carlson couldn’t make a field goal during his short stint in Minnesota and now he can’t miss since getting a second chance in Oakland. Carlson returns to Minnesota on Sunday for the first time since the Vikings cut their former fifth-round pick […]

Big Ten has some of nation’s top punters, and 4 Australians

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them. The league has four of the nation’s top 23 punters after last weekend’s games: Michael Sleep-Dalton of Iowa (46.4 yard average), Adam Korsak of Rutgers (46.4), Isaac Armstrong […]

Brees, Roethlisberger, Foles, Darnold. Who’s next to go?

The way NFL quarterbacks having been going down or losing their jobs just two weeks into the season, it’s no stretch to wonder who’s next. The list already is way too long and includes some surprises. Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger hardly ever miss a game, yet Brees is out until sometime in November with […]

A rookie’s first-career homer and a historical strikeout performance end Brewers win streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Since losing Christian Yelich for the season, the Milwaukee Brewers stepped up their push for the playoffs, winning six of their first seven games without the reigning NL MVP. But in a 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night, the Brewers were stymied by right-hander Dinelson Lamet, who struck […]

College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative at Wisconsin

There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker. That’s where No. 11 Michigan is as the Wolverines head into the first really big Big Ten game of the season. They face No. 13 Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday. Last […]

Packers take ‘mental day’ to rest in middle of tough stretch

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — In a sport where it’s all about going as fast as possible as hard as possible and for as long as possible, first-year Packers coach Matt LaFleur on Wednesday elected instead to take things nice and slow. “We’re using it more as a mental day, and sort of walkthrough,” LaFleur […]

Milwaukee puts win streak on the line against San Diego

San Diego Padres (68-83, fourth in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (82-69, third in the NL Central) LISTEN: Bob Uecker on WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM. Coverage begins at 5:35 p.m. PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Dinelson Lamet (2-5, 4.07 ERA) Brewers: Adrian Houser (6-6, 3.84 ERA) LINE: Brewers -142; over/under is 8 1/2 runs […]

Broncos look to bounce back from 0-2 start in Green Bay

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders didn’t realize he tied a career high with 11 catches against Chicago. Never even dawned on him. “I just want to get a win,” the Denver receiver said Tuesday as the team began preparations for their game in Green Bay this weekend. The Broncos are off to a 0-2 […]

Moustakas, Cain lift Brewers past Padres 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Moustakas used one swing of the bat to give the Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff push a big boost. Moustakas hit his 35th home run of the season, Lorenzo Cain also went deep and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night with their 11th win in 12 games. “Moustakas, […]

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