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Fulham hires Claudio Ranieri after firing Jokanovic

LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last

Thanks for playing: Bills cut Terrelle Pryor after two games

A little more than two weeks after signing Terrelle Pryor, the Buffalo Bills have released him, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Buffalo signed Pryor to a one-year deal on Oct. 30, and he started his first game with the team five days later.Though he only had two catches for 17 yards

Owner Mark Davis on Raiders’ start: ‘It’s on me’

Owner Mark Davis took responsibility for the Oakland Raiders hitting eight losses with seven games to play in 2018."Where this team is right now is my fault. We haven't been able to build a 22-man roster," Davis said in an interview with ESPN, referring to the starting lineups on offense

NFL players are reprising some old, costly celebrations

NFL players seem to have run out of creative ways to celebrate. Either that, or they’ve decided to pay homage to the players they grew up watching, even if it costs them some funds for injecting fun into the game. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was the latest to go old school when

Todd Bowles should be finished with Jets after humiliating loss to Bills

Todd Bowles cannot survive this.Not now.Not after another humiliating defeat. Not after his New York Jets showed no fight in front of their home fans. Not after those same players admitted they “laid down” after getting “smacked” by the hapless, seemingly hopeless Buffalo Bills. Not after his defense allowed Matt Barkley — a

Watch: Raiders Fool Chargers With Fake Punt on Opening Drive

Raiders punter Johnny Townsend gained 42 yards on a fake punt during Oakland's opening drive against the Chargers on Sunday.Raiders coach Jon Gruden called quarterback Derek Carr and the offenese off the field when it faced a fourth-and-four after failing to drive beyond its own 37-yard line. But the veteran

STAT WATCH: Pitt’s rushing performance its best since 1975

Pittsburgh’s success running the ball against Virginia Tech was reminiscent of the days when Tony Dorsett was piling up yards for the Panthers. The Panthers amassed 492 rushing yards in their 52-22 win Saturday, the most since the Dorsett-led Panthers ran for 530 against Army in 1975. It was the

No more Nathan Peterman, Matt Barkley to start at QB for Bills

The Buffalo Bills just couldn’t give Nathan Peterman another start at quarterback.Not that Matt Barkley is going to save the NFL’s worst offense, but he’s getting a start. The Bills announced that Barkley is “expected to” start on Sunday against the New York Jets. Maybe the wording allows them some

Bills RB McCoy breaks silence by saying he’s frustrated

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy ended his near two-week silence by saying he wanted to keep his frustrations to himself in what's been a miserable season.''I was just upset how everything's been going, 2-7,'' McCoy said Friday, referring to the Bills' record. ''That's frustrating.

Raiders’ Guenther says no friction between him, Gruden

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther denied there is any friction between him and coach Jon Gruden and said the two remain united in trying to improve a team that has been one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL this season.One week after cameras caught

It’s a New York state of sorry in the NFL

If there’s one truism about the NFL, it’s that before long, you’re going to get one absolute dog of a matchup in a prime slot. Like this week, for instance, where you’ll have the “joy” of watching the New York Giants play the San Francisco 49ers (combined record: 3-14) on

Under pressure: Sacks rise for Carr behind hurt Raiders line

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- After taking a career-high seven sacks behind a decimated Oakland Raiders offensive line, Derek Carr got a phone call from someone who knows just what that's like to being repeatedly hit by bruising NFL defensive linemen.Big brother David, who was sacked an NFL-record 76 times in

XTECH shouldering its way into locker rooms on all levels

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — At 43, Baylor coach Matt Rhule is far removed from a playing career. That doesn’t mean he won’t run the gauntlet with his guys to prove a point. When Rhule was helping turn around the program at Temple, he already had many of his players outfitted

QB Nick Mullens to get 2nd start for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers are sticking with Nick Mullens as their starting quarterback after his spectacular debut performance.Mullens said coach Kyle Shanahan told him Tuesday that he will remain the starter for the upcoming game against the New York Giants.''We discussed it. Obviously the situation

Oh, no: Someone started GoFundMe to get Nathan Peterman to retire

The internet is a mean place. And it always has jokes.Someone found the snarkiest way possible to blast Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman: by  starting a GoFundMe with the title “Nathan Peterman Please Retire.” The photo on the page touts Peterman as “defensive player of the week.” That’s cruel.Peterman has

Raiders regroup after lopsided loss to 49ers

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Two defensive captains have been cut, a respected veteran retired and the team's No. 1 receiver was traded away.The losses for the Oakland Raiders have been mounting on and off the field in recent weeks as a season that began with optimism has fallen apart at