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FILE - In a Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs against New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (25) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, in New Orleans. Brown, arguably the most dynamic offensive player in the league, broke his own franchise records last season by catching 136 passes for 1,834 yards. The Steelers went 10-6 and won a playoff game last season despite a down year for their playmaking quarterback because of injuries. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

With Broncos, Patriots flawed, no clear favorite in AFC

No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to kick off, it's anybody's guess who'll be the conference's representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February. The defending champion Denver Broncos will try to become the first ...

San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in ...

Tony Romo out with another back injury, no word on return

Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season. Garrett said Saturday that Romo sustained a broken bone in his back when he was hit from behind by ...

Jets treat US military to flag football game in Afghanistan

The New York Jets saluted the U.S. military by helping throw a green-and-white flag football game in Afghanistan. Service members from the 10th Mountain Division, 518th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade and the 25th Signal Battalion of the U.S. Army took the field Friday at Bagram Air Base with custom-made jerseys ...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry speaks to the media after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, Mass. A person familiar with Berry's plans tells The Associated Press that the All-Pro safety will report to practice Sunday, giving him one preseason game to prepare for the season. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

AP source: Chiefs safety Berry reporting to camp Sunday

All-Pro safety Eric Berry plans to report to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, giving him two weeks and one preseason game to prepare for the start of the regular season. A person familiar with his plans told The Associated Press that Berry will join the team after its preseason ...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin, right, celebrates with wide receiver Tyler Lockett after Boykin scored a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Romo gives Cowboys scare as Seattle rolls past Dallas 27-17

Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo. The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys' 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night before leaving with what appeared at first to be a potentially significant injury, but ...

Man gets house arrest for trying to extort ex-football star

A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher "Beanie" Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for taxpayers. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2bDnIwH ) reports the judge ...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is tended to by a trainer after he went down on a play against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cowboys' Romo leaves after getting pulled down awkwardly

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo lasted just three plays in Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after getting pulled down from behind by Cliff Avril. Romo was forced from the pocket by a blitz from K.J. Wright. As Romo scrambled and was about to begin his slide, he was pulled ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 photo, New York Giants co-owner John Mara walks across the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Correction: Giants-Mara story

In a story Aug. 24 about New York Giants owner John Mara commenting on placekicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension, The Associated Press erroneously reported some of the details of the allegations made against Brown and details of the NFL's personal conduct policy. According to the NFL, Brown allegedly grabbed his ...

Andy Abboud, left, Las Vegas Sands' senior vice president of government affairs, Rob Goldstein, president and CEO of LVS, Bill Rhoda, president of Legends Global Planning, and Marc Badain, Oakland Raiders president, address the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee discusses finance of the proposed Raiders NFL football stadium on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders. Representatives from Majestic Realty ...

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