• Raiders visit Chiefs with AFC West, playoff implications

    In this Dec. 13, 2015,  file photo, then-Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) is sacked by Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. The Raiders (10-2) take on the Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) Thursday night, Dec. 8, 2016,  in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of a division title or playoff berth would take away the importance of a matchup.

  • Fitzgerald, Marshall among nominees for Walter Payton award

    NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald, Miami’s Mike Pouncey and the New York Jets’ Brandon Marshall are among the 32 players eligible for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

  • Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia surgery

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is going to miss the rest of the regular season after surgery to repair a sports hernia.

  • Longtime Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards dies at 76

    This is a Sept. 1975 file photo showing Dallas Cowboys football player Dave Edwards. Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76.
Edwards' brother, Tim Edwards, tells The Associated Press that Dave Edwards died in his sleep Monday night, Dec. 5, 2016, at his home near Lake Whitney, Texas, about 65 miles south of Dallas. (AP Photo/File)

    WHITNEY, Texas (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76.

  • ASHOF class includes late NFL, Alabama player Kevin Turner

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The late Kevin Turner is being inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame along with other former NFL players Carnell Williams, Jeff Herrod and Takeo Spikes.

  • No longer the underdog, Oklahoma QB Mayfield still has fire

    In a Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield starts to throw a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia, in Morgantown, W.Va. Mayfield made his name as an underdog with something to prove. Now, he's bound for New York as a Heisman finalist. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield arrived on Oklahoma’s campus as an unpredictable gunslinger with a chip on his shoulder.

  • Emotions raw on witness stand at Will Smith death trial

    In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The trial for Cardell Hayes charged with second-degree murder in the April 9, 2016, shooting death of Smith begins with jury selection Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Early testimony in the trial of the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith sometimes dealt more with the emotional effects of Smith’s slaying than with facts.

  • Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more than a football star

    In this Dec. 10, 1994, file photo, Colorado's Rashaan Salaam poses with his 1994 Heisman Trophy at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. Authorities say Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a park in Boulder, Colo. The Boulder County coroner’s office said Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, that it is still investigating the death of 42-year-old Salaam. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel, File)

    Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches remembered 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam as much more than a football star upon hearing of his death in a park not far from the University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program’s history.

  • Cruz talks to McAdoo after no-target game vs. Steelers

    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) makes a catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The Steelers won 24-14. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After failing to be targeted once against the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a talk with rookie coach Ben McAdoo.

  • Packers DT Mike Pennel gets 2nd 4-game suspension of season

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay defensive tackle Mike Pennel has been suspended for the last four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy after serving a four-game ban to start the year.