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Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn’t expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers, Bahr regained prominence in his own right when the Americans returned to soccer’s showcase … Continue reading Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

FRISCO, Texas | Cowboys DL David Irving banned 4 games for 2nd straight year

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving was suspended for four games Friday for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, the second straight year the pass rusher is facing a ban to start the season. The punishment announced by the league will not keep Irving from participating in training camp starting next month … Continue reading FRISCO, Texas | Cowboys DL David Irving banned 4 games for 2nd straight year

INDIANAPOLIS | Luck takes private throwing program public at Colts’ camp

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck’s big secret is finally out. He’s been throwing a football for weeks — and now he’s throwing in public, too. Nearly 17 months after undergoing surgery on his injured right shoulder, Luck jogged onto the practice field Tuesday wearing a red jersey, strapping on a helmet and picking up a … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Luck takes private throwing program public at Colts’ camp

WASHINGTON | Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking on the NFL and football’s Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief “Celebration of America” after it became clear most players weren’t going to show up. Both sides traded hot accusations about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

RENTON, Wash | Seahawks’ Baldwin says NFL “really missed it” with policy

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL’s new national anthem policy on Thursday, as players began to process the new mandate from the league’s owners. Baldwin has been a leading voice from the players’ perspective for why there … Continue reading RENTON, Wash | Seahawks’ Baldwin says NFL “really missed it” with policy

WASHINGTON | Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

WASHINGTON (AP) — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Some opponents of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

ATLANTA | Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at quelling the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. Commissioner Roger Goodell … Continue reading ATLANTA | Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

DETROIT | NFL: Patricia’s past not subject to personal conduct policy

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. “The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL,” the league said Monday after completing its review of the Lions’ interviewing process. Patricia has said he was falsely … Continue reading DETROIT | NFL: Patricia’s past not subject to personal conduct policy