• August 29, 2016

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Kaepernick's decision to sit through anthem scrutinized

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Colin Kaepernick's name came up Monday as his decision to sit down for the national anthem reached far beyond football.

With Broncos, Patriots flawed, no clear favorite in AFC

NEW YORK (AP) — No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC.

Broncos name their starting quarterback: Trevor Siemian

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — From afterthought to starter, Trevor Siemian is Peyton Manning's successor.

Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there's change

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress — specifically when it comes to race relations in the United States.

Few contenders, more pretenders in NFC

The last four teams to play for the NFC championship have the same goal: Super Bowl or bust.

Few contenders, more pretenders in NFC

The last four teams to play for the NFC championship have the same goal: Super Bowl or bust.

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 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.

Cowboys QB Romo has broken bone in back

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says quarterback Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, and there is no timetable for his return.

Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under

SYDNEY (AP) — Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 win over Hawaii on Saturday in college football's season opener at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

Jets treat US military to flag football game in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets saluted the U.S. military by helping throw a green-and-white flag football game in Afghanistan.

AP source: Chiefs safety Berry reporting to camp Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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.

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

SEATTLE (AP) — Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.

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

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — 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.

Cowboys' Romo leaves after getting pulled down awkwardly

SEATTLE (AP) — Dallas quarterback Tony Romo appeared to injure his back on the third play of Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after getting pulled down from behind by Cliff Avril.

Pick Six: Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat

To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days — especially those in the Southeastern Conference.

Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.

Correction: Giants-Mara story

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — 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 ex-wife by her wrist, not her throat, and the ex-wife's allegations of 20 abusive incidents were contained in a court filing, not made to the media. Additionally, the NFL's personal conduct policy doesn't mandate a six-game suspension. It calls for a baseline suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, with consideration given to possible mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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.

Steelers LB James Harrison meets with NFL investigators

The NFL players' union says Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison met Thursday with league investigators looking into allegations linking him to performance-enhancing drugs.

Dolphins, Marlins increase Zika-control efforts at stadiums

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.

Dolphins intensify Zika-control treatments at stadium

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadium because of the Zika virus.

Sydney rain forces changes in Cal, Hawaii training schedules

SYDNEY (AP) — Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium.

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season.

Coyotes hire what's believed to be 1st female NHL coach

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as skating coach and say she is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history.