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Thursday 08/22/2019
NFL 2019: Browns not clowns, maybe title contenders

CLEVELAND (AP) — Those rabid, barking Browns fans have suffered in sadness longer than any group in the NFL, bar none.

Mayfield, Browns head to Tampa Bay; Lions host Bills

Baker Mayfield wants to play half of Cleveland's third exhibition game at Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Bills rookie Oliver boosted by Kyle Williams' crash course

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Wherever Kyle Williams went, Ed Oliver could usually be found at his side.

Injured reserve is a possibility for Broncos rookie QB

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock says he's not sure when his sprained right thumb will allow him to throw a football again and Broncos coach Vic Fangio won't rule out placing the rookie QB on injured reserve to start the season.

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Patriots safety Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday.

NFL 2019: Quinn facing heat to take Falcons back to playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn has gone back to his past to protect his future with the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL 2019: Continued Bears success rests with Trubisky

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears heard plenty of talk about their possible regression during an offseason brought on by Cody Parkey's double-doink field goal miss.

NFL 2019: Ravens hope Jackson, run game and defense can win

BALTIMORE (AP) — In an NFL landscape filled with strong-armed quarterbacks and high-scoring games, the Baltimore Ravens are kicking it old school.

NFL 2019: Rams wary of pitfalls on road to title redemption

LOS ANGELES (AP) — That 13-3 loss in the Super Bowl looms large over the Los Angeles Rams. Their high-scoring ascent to the NFL's elite over two thrilling seasons somehow culminated in one of the most lifeless offensive performances in big game history.

NFL 2019: Mahomes encore could depend on defensive makeover

Melvin Gordon's prolonged holdout and Derwin James' foot injury in L.A., Antonio Brown's head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.

NFL 2019: Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft.

NFL 2019: Arians takes turn at ending Bucs' playoff drought

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians is confident he can make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers matter again.

NFL 2019: Jaguars' rebound rests on Fournette's progress

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette shadowed offensive coordinator John DeFilippo during Jacksonville's first two preseason games.

NFL 2019: Rivers: 'I feel like we're in that window.'

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers says the Los Angeles Chargers' potential reminds him of 2006 to 2009, when the franchise won four straight AFC West Division titles. That group, though, only made it as far as the AFC championship game in 2007.

NFL 2019: Steelers eyeing unity minus departed stars

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The word Ramon Foster chose wasn't by accident.

NFL 2019: LaFleur, Rodgers look to lead Pack past weak 2018

Six wins are unacceptable in Green Bay.

NFL 2019: Belief in Buffalo is Bills closer to contending

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane stressed it would require time when outlining their extensive plan to rebuild the team to owners Terry and Kim Pegula some 2 1-2 years ago.

Chiefs welcome new/old faces in Allen, Thomas to roster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Jeff Allen spent most of the offseason baking cookies with his wife, who began a business back home in Texas, and it may have turned out to be good for his waist line.

NFL 2019: 49ers need to deliver in Year 3 under Shanahan

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan gathered his team during the offseason program and delivered a clear message.

NFL 2019: Eagles determined to deliver on Super aspirations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz, Jason Peters and Darren Sproles have unfinished business.

NFL 2019: Titans set sights high with AFC South title first

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Safety Kevin Byard has heard the predictions that the Tennessee Titans will finish last in the AFC South, and it's very easy to ignore all that chatter.

NFL 2019: Quiet Seahawks hoping to make noise in NFC West

SEATTLE (AP) — There is an unusual and notable lack of noise surrounding the Seattle Seahawks.

Cardinals acquire DL Bruce Hector from Eagles

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals acquired defensive lineman Bruce Hector in a trade Thursday that sent safety Rudy Ford to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Browns owners donate $4.5 million to city's musical scene

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts.

NFL 2019: NFC South rivals looking to end Saints' 2-year run

The NFC South's reputation as the NFL's most balanced division has taken a hit.

NFL 2019: Luck's leg injury creates opening in AFC South

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The popular pick to win the AFC South all offseason has been Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The ever-changing diagnosis for his strained left calf and ankle is dredging up bad memories of 2017, when his recovery from shoulder surgery kept him out all season.

NFL 2019: NFC East is two-team race with Cowboys and Eagles

While Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper wait to get paid, Ezekiel Elliott wants his money now.

NFL 2019: Browns join fray in wide-open AFC North

BALTIMORE (AP) — Picking the order of finish in the AFC North is as a difficult as getting a grip on a wet, bouncing football.

The Latest: Patriots not commenting on Chung's drug charge

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the drug indictment of New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung (all times local):

NFL 2019: Rams take their turn atop roller-coaster NFC West

While the pecking order in some divisions appears set in stone year after year, the NFC West has been a more egalitarian foursome with each of the four franchises spending time on top in recent years.

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NFL 2019: AFC East: It's Old Man Brady and the Young Gun QBs

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady is an old man by NFL standards, and he has been for a few years.

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NFL 2019: Tough Bears 'D' has company in NFC North

The hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL's most tradition-rich divisions.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Stockton Panthers TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds shut out Naturals HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian and OHS return to action WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER: FAlcons picked 13th in preseason poll

Tuesday 08/20/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Monahans Loboes COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB projected to finish 11th in preseason poll COLLEGE SOCCER: UTPB picked 10th in LSC preseason standings

Monday 08/19/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Pecos Eagles GOLF: Former Permian golfer Parks qualifies for U.S. Mid-Amateur COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wranglers building team chemistry as new season approaches COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Friel hopeful for explosive senior year

Sunday 08/18/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Kermit Yellow Jackets TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win in extra innings HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian wraps up in Granbury HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High wraps up tournament play in San Angelo HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High has a pair of close calls in Basin Brawl

Saturday 08/17/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Crane Golden Cranes COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB ends first week of practice with scrimmage

Friday 08/16/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Alpine Fightin' Bucks HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High bounces back with afternoon victory at Basin Brawl HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Permian splits on first day of Basin Brawl HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High opens up play in San Angelo COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB set to hold first scrimmage HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian has tough day on the road

Thursday 08/15/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Iraan Braves

Wednesday 08/14/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: McCamey COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB to compete in season-opening tournament GOLF: Former Odessa College golfer Waters misses cut at U.S. Amateur

Tuesday 08/13/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Wink Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Andrews outlasts Odessa High in marathon match HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Panthers sweep San Angelo Lake View COLLEGE TENNIS: UTPB names Ugalde as new head coach

Monday 08/12/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian begins practice HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High takes the field for start of a new season COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB gets early start for upcoming season HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High, Permian return home for nondistrict matches COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Davis Indians COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Van Horn Eagles

Sunday 08/11/2019

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bronchos have solid opening weekend FOOTBALL: UTPB, Odessa High, Permian set to start HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian earns third place in Monahans GOLF: Adams earns title in extra holes TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hooks pull closer to RockHounds

Saturday 08/10/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Marfa Shorthorns

Friday 08/09/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Balmorhea Bears HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High sweeps opening matches at Monahans Tournament GOLF: Local trio in the mix after opening round of North Amateur

Thursday 08/08/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys

Wednesday 08/07/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Buena Vista Longhorns COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Rankin Red Devils

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