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Monday 02/17/2020
Trial delayed in Washburn football player's fatal shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A trial will be delayed for the suspect in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of another player who went on to play for the New York Giants.

Indianapolis adds 2 more assistants to coaching staff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich has added Matt Raich and Jerrod Johnson to his coaching staff.

Browns release veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie, 3 others

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns general manager Andrew Berry cleared $13 million in salary-cap space Monday by releasing veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie and three others players signed by former GM John Dorsey.

NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

Sunday 02/16/2020
Mets minor leaguer Tebow keeps aiming for majors at age 32

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Be it on a Triple-A field in Syracuse or a tennis court in South Asia, Tim Tebow is still working, hoping for a shot at the majors.

Saturday 02/15/2020
Rudolph's agent: Garrett legally liable after ESPN interview

The agent for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett opened himself up for potential legal action after reiterating his claim that Rudolph used a racial slur shortly before their infamous brawl in November.

Friday 02/14/2020
Redskins release CB Josh Norman, WR Paul Richardson

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins on Friday released cornerback Josh Norman with one year left on the big contract he signed in 2016, and wide receiver Paul Richardson after two disappointing, injury-plagued seasons.

With champs in tow, Gibbs stands tall as class of NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) — Joe Gibbs was trying to apologize. His driver won another checkered flag at Daytona — the same track where Gibbs' eponymous race team is the defending Daytona 500 champion — and the 79-year-old wanted to make some things right.

Bills not renewing contract of chief administrative officer

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills aren't renewing the contract of chief administrative officer Dave Wheat.

Ravens OL James Hurst suspended 4 games for PED use

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman James Hurst has been suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancers.

Chiefs agree to 3-year deal with Missouri Western for camp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a three-year deal with Missouri Western State University to host their training camp, keeping the Super Bowl champions as one of the last NFL teams to take their late-summer workouts on the road.

NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

Thursday 02/13/2020
Jets sign TE Daniel Brown to contract extension

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed tight end Daniel Brown to a one-year contract extension.

Steinberg's comeback continues with Super Bowl MVP Mahomes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The real-life "Jerry Maguire" is riding a nice comeback wave.

Steelers confident Roethlisberger can return to form in 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are confident quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow will be ready to go in time for the 2020 regular season, so confident there are no plans to look around for a proven veteran backup just in case.

Titans agree to 1-year extension with TE Anthony Firkser

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have started working on their long list of pending free agents by agreeing to a one-year extension with tight end Anthony Firkser.

Kaepernick to release memoir through his publishing company

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume.

Judge orders open hearing on NFL team's emails with church

News outlets and the public will be able to attend a hearing next week in New Orleans on the confidentiality of emails between Roman Catholic officials and the city's NFL franchise concerning clergy sex-abuse scandals.

NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

Kings, Intel announce plans for new R&D center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings and Intel announced plans Thursday for the NBA’s first research and development site devoted to finding new ways for fans to access replay angles never seen before.

Wednesday 02/12/2020
McVay mum on reasons for Rams' defensive coordinator change

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay still isn't saying why he fired defensive coordinator Wade Phillips after their third straight winning season with the Los Angeles Rams.

NFL to stage additional combine for draft prospects in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL will stage an additional event beyond the upcoming scouting combine in Indianapolis.

NASCAR drivers anticipate changes to Speedweeks next year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Speedweeks is facing a significant shakeup.

Browns' Garrett reinstated by NFL from indefinite suspension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is allowed to play and chase quarterbacks again after the NFL reinstated the Browns' star defensive end from his indefinite suspension for a vicious attack on Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph last season.

Jaguars hire former Giants coach Ben McAdoo as QBs coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as quarterbacks coach.

NFL team's deep Catholic ties behind role in abuse crisis

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Why would an NFL team, even one called the Saints, strike a behind-the-scenes alliance with the Roman Catholic Church on an issue as emotionally fraught as clergy sex abuse?

Analysis: Offseason Fix: Where are the free QBs headed?

Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit.

Tuesday 02/11/2020
Now play-calling for Vikings, Kubiak 'never lost the joy'

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After a smooth first year as an offensive adviser for the Minnesota Vikings, Gary Kubiak was presented with the opportunity to rediscover his play-calling acumen.

Panthers owner says Cam Newton's future depends on health

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton's future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery.

Vegas agency allocates $2.4M to host NFL draft in April

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials in Las Vegas are allocating $2.4 million to host the NFL draft in April.

NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

Monday 02/10/2020
Saints owner denies team had role in clergy sex abuse list

The owner of the New Orleans Saints said Monday that the NFL team played no role in determining which priests would be named in the list of “credibly accused” clergy published by the area's Roman Catholic Church.

Chargers QB Rivers will enter free agency after 16 seasons

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers' 16-year career with the Chargers has come to an end.

Vikings hire Dom Capers as senior defensive assistant

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired long-time NFL coach Dom Capers on Monday as a senior defensive assistant on an already experienced staff.

AP Source: Browns star Garrett meets with NFL about return

CLEVELAND (AP) — Suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett met Monday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his possible reinstatement, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.

Rams announce hiring of 3 new coordinators on McVay's staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have hired Denver outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley as their new defensive coordinator.

Redskins hire Jennifer King as coaching intern

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins on Monday hired Jennifer King as a coaching intern who will work with the offensive staff throughout the season.

The Chargers say Philip Rivers will enter free agency and not return for the upcoming season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers say Philip Rivers will enter free agency and not return for the upcoming season.

Ravens, safety Chuck Clark agree to 3-year extension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a three-year contract extension with safety Chuck Clark, who had a career-high 12 starts in 2019 and led the team with 68 tackles.

NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

Ex-NFL player sentenced for being drunk, armed at meeting

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former professional football player was given two days in jail and two years of probation for being drunk and armed with a handgun at a county supervisors meeting in northern Iowa.

Sunday 02/09/2020
NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

Saturday 02/08/2020
New XFL kicks off with entertaining debut in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debut of the new XFL had a punt blocked for a touchdown, a juiced-up crowd roaring for big plays and a player swearing during an in-game television interview.

NFL Calendar

Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

Friday 02/07/2020
Ex-Cleveland Browns mascot, Swagger, dies at age 6

CLEVELAND (AP) — The 145-pound bull mastiff that represented the Cleveland Browns for every game from 2014 until last October has died.

Broncos seek to catch up to Chiefs by airing it out in 2020

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Among the things Vic Fangio wants to change in 2020 is Denver's offensive style, the Broncos' fortunes and his own reputation.

Browns hire former 49ers assistant Woods to lead defense

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has hired former San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Joe Woods as his defensive coordinator.

Chiefs fan says he took 'NFL hit' in parking meter collision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Chiefs fan said he took a “professional NFL hit" when he slammed into a parking meter while trying to catch a pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the team's Super Bowl victory parade.

Thursday 02/06/2020
SF's Nakken embraces role as first MLB female coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken stole a quick glance out a window high above the ballpark toward McCovey Cove on a picture-perfect day and grinned.

Boone upbeat about Yankees' bid for first title since 2009

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Boone is not adding baseball to his recent success in predicting the outcome of a major sporting event.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wranglers fall to Westerners

SNYDER The Odessa College men’s basketball saw its four-game winning streak come to an end as the Wranglers were dealt an 84-70 loss to Western Texas College in Western Junior College Athletic Association action at The Coliseum Monday.


Monday 02/17/2020

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wranglers fall to Westerners WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Second quarter run helps Lady Wranglers to road win HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Odessa High, Permian get set to open 2020 season HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Permian teams to face Midland High COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: UTPB softball continues early success; women's basketball welcomes bye date COLLEGE BASEBALL: Odessa College moves up four spots in new rankings HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High to face Amarillo Tascosa to end regular season HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Odessa High to host Wolfforth Frenship HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian aims for 2-6A title share in regular season final

Sunday 02/16/2020

COLLEGE BASEBALL: UTPB ends up splitting series with St. Edward's COLLEGE SOFTBALL: UTPB ends weekend with a win GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Permian takes first at Tall City Relays

Saturday 02/15/2020

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: EP Coronado wins Tall City title; Andrews, Monahans, Permian finish in top six WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB falls to St. Mary's COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Strong second half carries St. Mary's over UTPB COLLEGE BASEBALL: Odessa College splits against Colby Community College COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Tyler Junior College completes sweep of Odessa College COLLEGE BASEBALL: UTPB splits doubleheader with St. Edward's HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High clinches playoff spot

Friday 02/14/2020

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian Basin scoreboard for Feb. 14 HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Bronchos remain undefeated in district play GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: OHS gets first district win HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Defense helps carry Permian in win over Wolfforth Frenship BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: El Paso Coronado leads as field endures chilly conditions in Midland COLLEGE BASEBALL: Wranglers remain unbeaten with sweep against Saints COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Odessa College sweeps doubleheader with Western Nebraska CC COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Falcons takes two games in Tucson COLLEGE BASEBALL: UTPB shuts out St. Edward's

Thursday 02/13/2020

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Second half surge lifts Wranglers past Hawks WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College locks down defensively in win over Howard College COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB falls to No. 8 St. Edward's WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: St. Edward's pulls away from UTPB HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Permian faces road test at Wolfforth Frenship HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Odessa High returns home to face Amarillo Tascosa NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes open road series against Ice Wolves HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High, Permian return to action as regular season winds down HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Several Permian Basin players named to Class 4A All-State team

Wednesday 02/12/2020

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Fellows, Willis, Cerna recognized for stellar play COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Wranglers face tough test against visiting Hawks HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Permian shuts out Midland Lee for district win GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Permian settles for draw against Midland Lee HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian Basin Scoreboard for Feb. 11

Tuesday 02/11/2020

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High holds on for narrow win over Midland Lee GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Season ends for Odessa High in loss to Midland Lee COLLEGE BASEBALL: Odessa College moves into Top 20 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Wildcats, Eagles represented on Class 2A state team COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Lady Wranglers earn weekly honors COLLEGE GOLF: OC's Dibildox has solid outing at Riviera

Monday 02/10/2020

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wranglers lock down defensively to get past Chaparrals WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College pulls away for victory over Midland College

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