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AP sources: 1 of Brown’s accusers has met with NFL

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. One of the people, ...

Payton: Drew Brees to have surgery on right hand

By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says quarterback Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his injured right thumb Wednesday afternoon. Payton said he has no timetable for Brees' return, but said he has no immediate plans to put Brees on ...

Who has the worst team in Miami? It’s a close call

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL, and might even be the worst team in Miami. On the other hand, a comparison with the Marlins is one matchup the Dolphins could win. Let's kick it off: AT THE TOP The Marlins are run by a ...

Fresh faces help West Virginia, Kansas start strong

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Something wasn't right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach ...

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results. The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in if they plan to keep up with Oklahoma State (3-0) on Saturday in the ...

Jets’ Siemian out for year with ankle injury, Falk to start

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, and Luke Falk will be New York's starter until Sam Darnold returns from illness. Coach Adam Gase says Tuesday an MRI on Siemian's left ankle ...

Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics. Federer said Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends July 12. The week-long Olympic tournament starts July 25 and ends a few days before his 39th ...

Giants bench Eli Manning, name Daniel Jones starting QB

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning's long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants' starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is ...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the ...

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver ...