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Fangio: Meyer says ‘every week it’s like playing Alabama’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio says Urban Meyer told him coaching in the NFL is "like playing Alabama" every week. Denver's coach relayed his conversation from last weekend with the embattled Jacksonville Jaguars coach to illustrate a point about parity in the NFL. Asked on Wednesday ...

Mike Schmidt: Harper is clear MVP, he’s Pete Rose with power

It's that time of the baseball year again, the individual award season. Who's the MVP? Who's the Cy Young winner? Rookie of the Year? Does the MVP have to come from a team in the postseason? Does MVP mean "most valuable player to a team" or "best player in the league"? There's never been a ...

Matt Ryan says he loves Atlanta, not worried about future

Matt Ryan has watched Joe Montana, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady switch teams, so he knows there's a possibility he won't finish his career with the Atlanta Falcons. Save that speculation for talk shows and columns. Ryan is too focused on this season and too smart to say otherwise. "The one ...

Long Beach opens up for grand prix return, IndyCar closer

One of the crown jewels of both motorsports and the North American street festival scene opened Thursday for the first time in 17 months after the pandemic snapped a 45-year run for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The annual event was one of the longest continuously run street events in auto ...

‘We want to get back to life’: Most NHL players get vaccine

Sporting a mask, Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander opened his news conference at the start of training camp by informing reporters he was not yet fully vaccinated. "Had couple medical things to take care of," he said. "I'll be fully vaccinated by the beginning of the season." The ...

Sabres’ Jack Eichel fails physical, stripped of captaincy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel was stripped of his captaincy by the Sabres on Thursday, raising further questions about his future in Buffalo due to a widening rift over how to treat a neck injury that has sidelined the center for six months. With the two sides at a stalemate, general ...

Packers-Niners renew now familiar NFL rivalry on Sunday

If it seems as if the Packers have transferred to the NFC West or the 49ers moved to the NFC North, blame the schedule makers at league headquarters. When Green Bay (1-1) visits San Francisco (2-0) on Sunday, it will be the fourth trip to the Bay Area for the Cheeseheads in 22 months. The ...

Week 4 Preview: Hogs-Aggies, Badgers-Irish featured games

The Southwest Classic between longtime rivals Arkansas and Texas A&M has been one-sided, with the Aggies having won nine straight. Before the season, the teams' SEC opener looked like just another game Saturday. Turns out, it's a Top 25 matchup in CBS' prime afternoon time slot at AT&T ...

Name drop: Cleveland set to say goodbye to Indians for good

CLEVELAND (AP) — There's no more debate or decisions forthcoming. There's still some anger and disbelief, but also the excitement that comes along with change. The Cleveland Indians are about to become history. On Monday, one of the American League's charter members will play its final home ...

Analysis: Enough taunting – from social media and fans, too

Stop the taunting already. That's not just meant for NFL players. The overreaction on social media and among broadcast pundits to the NFL's point of emphasis on the topic has been, well, as nasty as some of the deeds and comments on the field. Yes, there have been some 15-yard penalty calls ...