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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers and Rams will meet on the field on Sunday, but both teams are trying to achieve a common goal off it — trying to reignite Los Angeles’ passion for the NFL. The progress so far mirrors the tour of the LA Stadium at the Hollywood Park site in Inglewood …

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, and the Falcons also will be without starting defensive end Takk McKinley when they host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Coach Dan Quinn declared both players out Friday, extending a rash of injuries that …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took a few days before Bill Belichick finally admitted Friday that troubled but talented wide receiver Josh Gordon is a New England Patriot. The trade bringing Gordon, who played in just 11 games with the Cleveland Browns since 2013 due to NFL suspensions, was announced by both teams on Monday. …

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing emotional testimony from Jackson’s mother and the widow …

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Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick attended a “tailgate” party at a nursing home in suburban Loveland before Cincinnati’s 34-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens. A 95-year-old woman stole the show and made for a popular video. Irma Shafer got up and danced away, making Kirkpatrick smile as he danced along. The moment was captured by a …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — At some point, Baker Mayfield was going to assume Cleveland’s starting job and become the franchise quarterback, the future. That moment arrived Thursday night. His days as a backup are over. Throwing a 14-yard dart to complete his first pass, Mayfield replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor and rallied the Browns from …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Just as in the NFL draft, Sam Darnold finished behind Baker Mayfield. Darnold lost an unexpected duel with Mayfield on Thursday night as Cleveland’s rookie quarterback came off the bench and rallied the Cleveland Browns to a 21-17 win over the New York Jets for their first win in 20 games. The …

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There have been some classic games between the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. While Sunday’s meeting doesn’t carry the weight of a playoff contest between two powers, it certainly brings plenty of intrigue. Such as: Are the Dolphins (2-0) real good, and are the Raiders (0-2) pretty bad? The answers will come over the next …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for their first …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield’s been thrown into the mix for the Browns. The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft replaced Tyrod Taylor after Cleveland’s starting quarterback sustained a concussion in the first half of Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. Taylor was slow getting up after being sacked for the …

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