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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla | Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered in a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in … Continue reading DAYTONA BEACH, Fla | Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

OXON HILL, Md. | Maryland governor exits talks for new Redskins stadium

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has abandoned talks to persuade the Washington Redskins to build its next stadium on a Maryland site currently owned by the federal government. Spokeswoman Amelia Chasse told news outlets Tuesday that Hogan will proceed with acquiring state control of the 300-acre tract near MGM National Harbor. In … Continue reading OXON HILL, Md. | Maryland governor exits talks for new Redskins stadium

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. | Joe Gibbs’ eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.— Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49. The team announced J.D. Gibbs’ death on Saturday, saying he passed from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. It was revealed in … Continue reading HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. | Joe Gibbs’ eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease

Playoff-bound Eagles get scare with chest injury to Foles

The Philadelphia Eagles were down to their third-string quarterback at the end of their playoff-clinching victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Nick Foles left the game with a chest injury in the fourth quarter. Foles started the Eagles’ last three games of the season, all of them victories that got the defending Super Bowl … Continue reading Playoff-bound Eagles get scare with chest injury to Foles

NASHVILLE, Tenn | Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Blaine Gabbert threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt with 4:30 left and the Tennessee Titans kept their playoff hopes alive by rallying to beat the Washington Redskins 25-16 on Saturday. Gabbert came off the bench for the third time this season after the Redskins knocked Marcus Mariota out of the … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Titans QB Marcus Mariota knocked out of game vs. Redskins

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota has hurt his right, throwing arm and has been replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert against the Washington Redskins. The Titans said Mariota had a “stinger” and was questionable to return to the game. Mariota was hurt when sacked by defensive end Jonathan Allen with 48 seconds left in … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Titans QB Marcus Mariota knocked out of game vs. Redskins

The Latest: Vikings off to good start with Stefanski

The Latest on NFL’s Week 15 (all times local): Interim Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski has sure quickly settled in to his new role as the play caller. The Vikings have scored touchdowns on each of their first three possessions against Miami. Kirk Cousins threw a 13-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs. Dalvin Cook … Continue reading The Latest: Vikings off to good start with Stefanski

PHILADELPHIA | Redskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season

PHILADELPHIA — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith. Mark Sanchez now has his shot to morph from stay-at-home … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Redskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season

ASHBURN, Va. | Gruden: ‘No guarantee’ Foster’s ever plays for Washington

ASHBURN, Va. — Coach Jay Gruden says the Washington Redskins will continue to investigate Rueben Foster’s legal problems amid the outcry from signing the linebacker following his domestic violence arrest. Gruden said Wednesday there is “no guarantee” Foster ever plays for Washington. The 24-year-old Foster was arrested Saturday night at San Francisco’s team hotel in … Continue reading ASHBURN, Va. | Gruden: ‘No guarantee’ Foster’s ever plays for Washington

The Latest: Redskins get safety Clinton-Dix from Packers

The Latest on moves at the NFL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Washington Redskins have acquired safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Green Bay Packers for a fourth-round draft pick. Clinton-Dix, who can become a free agent after this season, joins D.J. Swearinger to give the NFC East-leading Redskins (5-2) a pair … Continue reading The Latest: Redskins get safety Clinton-Dix from Packers

The Latest: Prescott appears to use smelling salts after hit

The Latest on the NFL’s Week 7 (all times EDT): 5:50 p.m. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott appeared to use smelling salts as he headed back into the game against the Washington Redskins after being checked in the medical tent for a shoulder-to-helmet hit at the end of a run. Prescott was trying to get … Continue reading The Latest: Prescott appears to use smelling salts after hit

NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished. Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS | Saints’ Brees becomes NFL’s all-time yards passing leader

NEW ORLEANS— Drew Brees has become the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it in style. The 39-year-old Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter of Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins. After the record-breaking … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Saints’ Brees becomes NFL’s all-time yards passing leader

GREEN BAY, Wis. | Carlson misses 2 FGs in OT, Vikings and Packers tie

GREEN BAY, Wis.— Wide right, times two. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday. The rookie’s final attempt went to the … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis. | Carlson misses 2 FGs in OT, Vikings and Packers tie

ASHBURN, Va. | Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins

ASHBURN, Va.  — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting to sign Peterson and De’Veon Smith. Peterson, 33, … Continue reading ASHBURN, Va. | Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins

RICHMOND, Va | Guice injury mean opportunity for Redskins’ other RBs

RICHMOND, Va — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn’t expect to go looking for another running back after losing promising rookie Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in his left knee in the preseason opener. “We have guys that are here and in play,” Gruden said, noting that the Redskins drafted Guice because he was … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | Guice injury mean opportunity for Redskins’ other RBs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. | Robert Griffin III, Ravens, reach agreement on 1-year deal

OWINGS MILLS, Md. | April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Robert Griffin III is poised to resume his NFL career about 35 miles away from where he started it. The former Washington Redskins quarterback has reached agreement on a 1-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who love the idea of having the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner backing … Continue reading OWINGS MILLS, Md. | Robert Griffin III, Ravens, reach agreement on 1-year deal

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien says he attempted suicide

SPOKANE, Wash. /March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien said he has attempted suicide, hired prostitutes and suffers from persistent depression. Now, he’s wondering if he sustained brain injuries while playing football. The 55-year-old former quarterback is worried about his future even as he revealed some lurid elements of his past. … Continue reading Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien says he attempted suicide