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Chiefs, Packers remain top 2 teams in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK — The Kansas City Chiefs are the NFL’s only unbeaten team this season. And the Green Bay Packers have been almost as good. So it’s little surprise that they held onto the top two spots in the latest AP Pro32 poll . Kansas City remained the unanimous No. 1 team, receiving all 12 […]

POLL: Is Adrian Peterson done?

PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals, with the worst rushing game in the NFL, have acquired running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. The 32-year-old Peterson has rushed for 11,828 yards and 97 touchdowns in his 10-plus pro seasons. The four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl […]

NFL Overreactions: Big Ben finished; Rodgers only needs 1 minute

Big Ben is cooked. Maybe Ben Roethlisberger should’ve retired when he contemplated hanging up his cleats in the offseason. He suddenly turned into Ryan Fitzpatrick, tossing a career-high five interceptions in Pittsburgh’s 30-9 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. Roethlisberger threw more touchdowns to the Jaguars than his own team, a week after Antonio Brown’s threw […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump seems unaware NFL pays taxes

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations such as the NFL if members are “disrespecting” the national anthem or flag. Actually, the NFL gave up its tax exempt status two years ago and its 32 teams pay taxes already. TRUMP: “Why is the NFL getting massive tax […]

Group to sue high school league if 15-year-old boy isn’t allowed in girls dance competition

MINNEAPOLIS — A nonprofit legal foundation is threatening to sue the Minnesota State High School League on behalf of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was barred from participating in a girls’ high school dance championship last December. The Pacific Legal Foundation sent a letter Tuesday to the high school league, setting a Nov. 3 deadline […]

WATCH: Video of Dolphins assistant snorting white substance, resigns when it surfaces

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says offensive line coach Chris Foerster seemed so focused on the team that he would often be at work by 4 a.m. Then a video surfaced that rocked Foerster’s reputation and cost him his job. The 55-year-old assistant coach resigned Monday, apologized and said he was seeking […]

Trubisky INT leads to Vikings winning FG in final seconds

CHICAGO — Case Keenum gave the Vikings the lift they needed, and that was just enough to spoil Mitchell Trubisky’s highly anticipated debut. Keenum led three second-half scoring drives after Sam Bradford’s troublesome left knee flared up again, and the Minnesota Vikings beat Trubisky and the Chicago Bears 20-17 on Monday night. Kai Forbath kicked […]

Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

PHOENIX — Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period. Around the same time in July, an undercover FBI agent was in a Sin City hotel room where more than $12,000 changed hands, money earmarked for influencing a high school […]

NFL LOSS: Beckham breaks ankle, Watt breaks leg

Even with three receivers already down, the New York Giants were in position to win after Odell Beckham Jr.’s touchdown catch. Then Beckham was hurt, and suddenly their winless record wasn’t the Giants’ biggest problem. Beckham broke his left ankle and Houston’s J.J. Watt broke his left leg as two of the NFL’s most talented […]

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