• Nebraska AP high school football rankings

    The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week’s result and this week’s opponent. The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Nick Benes, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph. Class D2: Nick Blasnitz, Hastings Tribune.

  • Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio gestures toward safety Karl Joseph (42) and strong safety Nate Allen (20) sitting on the bench during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Tennessee won the game 27-14. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Raiders look to shore up run defense before start of season

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After watching DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry run through his first-team defense with relative ease during the third exhibition game, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he took those struggles personally as a former NFL linebacker who prides himself on having a stout defense.

  • In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles warms up during NFL football training camp,  in St. Joseph, Mo. The Chiefs feel like they have more talent across the board than at any point under general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

    NFL 2016: Broncos still rule the AFC West

    DENVER (AP) — A dazzling defense rendered the Denver Broncos’ quarterback question a moot point last year. The Super Bowl champs are counting on that being the case again this season.

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn’t afraid of throwing a ball into coverage if he thinks his receiver has a good chance of winning a one-on-one battle with the opposing defender.

  • Oakland Athletics' Bruce Maxwell watches his two-run double off Cleveland Indians' Mike Clevinger during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Davis hits 33rd home run in A’s 9-1 win over Indians

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a three-run homer and scored three times, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

  • FILE -- In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kevin Dodd does a conditioning drill with heavy ropes during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Dodd is looking forward to the opportunity to make his debut Saturday in a preseason game with the Oakland Raiders. The second-round pick from Clemson returned to practice last week after undergoing surgery on his right foot in May.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    Titans rookie linebacker Dodd eager to make preseason debut

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will finally get to see rookie outside linebacker Kevin Dodd on Saturday night when the second-round pick from Clemson is scheduled to make his preseason debut.