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Fourth-and-no is becoming fourth-and-go in the NFL. More coaches are going for it in situations that used to be automatic punts or field-goal attempts. Through Week 13, teams went on fourth down 350 times and converted 181 or 51.7 percent. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden...
HOUSTON (AP) — Major Applewhite has been hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston. It's the first head coaching job for the 38-year-old Applewhite, who served as Herman's offensive coordinator the last two seasons. Herman recently left Houston to become the coach at Texas...
LONDON (AP) — The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year. Teams and venues for the four games will be announced on Tuesday. The NFL started playing regular-season games in London in 2007, and has recently played three games per season in the British capital...
MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have not been included in Real Madrid's squad for Saturday's Spanish league match against Deportivo La Coruna. That means Madrid will be missing all three of its first-choice forwards, with Gareth Bale recovering from a foot...
LONDON (AP) — The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year. The league says the teams and venues for the four games will be announced on Tuesday. The NFL started playing regular-season games in London in 2007, and has recently played three games per season in...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local): ___ 12:40 p.m. The International Paralympic Committee says a report detailing mass cover-ups of doping by Russian officials is "unprecedented and astonishing." The IPC, which barred Russia from competing in...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader. Everybody on the Kansas City sideline was playing for control of the AFC West. "This was a big...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local): ___ 10:55 a.m. Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva says she will oppose blanket bans of Russian athletes after being named the head of the suspended Russian anti-doping agency's new supervisory board...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers pressed a phone against his right cheek, head bowed, and swayed from side to side. He picked his head up when he heard unexpected news. "Wow. Hey," he said, tilting his head back with a huge smile upon finding out he was a Heisman Trophy...