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Gonzalez enters hall with 3 DBs who tried covering him

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — At one end of the room sat Tony Gonzalez. All the way across it was Ed Reed. Sometimes in the past, that's as close to each other as the two new Hall of Famers cared to be. Same thing for Champ Bailey and Ty Law when it came to ...

Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coaches, players and WNBA executives were thrilled with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. From a high-level game to first-class entertainment, the city got rave reviews. “It was electric. It was ...

Chapman rallies A’s past Brewers with two-run HR off Hader

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman hit a two-run home run off struggling closer Josh Hader in the eighth inning to break out of a long slump and the Oakland Athletics beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Thursday. The A’s trailed 3-2 when Robbie Grossman walked leading off the eighth against ...

Rodgers: Packers’ new-look defense has ‘a little more juice’

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are hoping this is the year — for the first time in nearly a decade — their defense becomes more of an asset than a liability. Green Bay made it a priority this offseason to upgrade the defense, which hasn't ...

An, Im share lead at 62 after 1st round of Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Byeong Hun An and Sungjae Im each shot 8-under 62 on Thursday to share the lead after one round at the Wyndham Championship. Mackenzie Hughes, Rory Sabbatini, Patrick Rodgers and Johnson Wagner were a stroke back behind the South Korean leaders in the final PGA Tour ...

Jaguars rookie LB Williams out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie linebacker Quincy Williams, a third-round draft pick who showed enough over the last three months to lock down a starting spot, will miss 4-to-6 weeks because of a torn meniscus in his right knee. The older brother of New York Jets rookie ...

Saints’ Brees describes “kinship” with Pelicans’ Williamson

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro ...

Cowboys’ Frederick returns after year lost to nerve disorder

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Travis Frederick's first day in pads after a year of battling back from a nerve disorder wasn't particularly emotional for the Dallas Cowboys center. Those moments came earlier, like the first time Frederick hit his max on the ...

High-water mark: Dressel sets own standard with 8 medals

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Exhaustion and relief flooded Caeleb Dressel. Maybe now the comparisons with Michael Phelps can fade away. Dressel won eight medals, including six golds, at the world swimming championships, the biggest meet outside the Olympics. ...

Redskins near crossroads for new home to replace FedEx Field

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — FedEx Field is just 22 years old but a concrete relic of stadiums past, with the clock ticking on its status as an NFL building. The Washington Redskins' training camp home away from home is only 6 years old and yet it's also on ...