Adrian Peterson to visit Washington Redskins as team seeks running back depth

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins will host free-agent running back Adrian Peterson on Monday — one day after meeting with Jamaal Charles. Shaquill Griffin could become a leader of the Legion of Boom in Seattle. NFL Nation picks potential breakout stars for 2018. This week was tough on quarterbacks. Here are the most important injuries of Week 2, and what they mean moving forward. 1 Related The Redskins, who worked out Orleans Darkwa on Sunday as well, have been hit with several injuries at running back. They lost rookie…

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Michael Bradley coy on next United States call-up: ‘That’s not a question for me’

American international Andrija Novakovich fends off two defenders and scores his first Dutch Eredivisie goal in Fortuna Sittard’s loss to PSV. Jozy Altidore looks ahead to Toronto FC’s push for the playoffs and discusses the youth movement on the USMNT. SAN JOSE, Calif. — Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley said he has “had a few conversations” with caretaker national team manager Dave Sarachan, but declined to get into whether he anticipated getting called up for the United States’ upcoming friendlies. Bradley hasn’t been called up to the national team since…

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Man City score 6 vs. Huddersfield to open 3-point lead over woeful Man United

Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick in Manchester City‘s 6-1 rout of Huddersfield Town, opening a three-point lead over Manchester United, who were stunned at Brighton later on Sunday. Huddersfield were never likely to replicate last season’s feat of stopping City scoring at home. After riding their luck for 25 minutes, keeper Ederson found Aguero with a perfect through ball and the Argentine kept his cool to finish cleverly. Unusually, coach Pep Guardiola opted to start Gabriel Jesus alongside Aguero. The Brazilian also scored after exchanging passes with Benjamin Mendy…

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Denver Broncos fans boo QB Paxton Lynch during preseason game

Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch was lustily booed by the team’s fans in Denver on Saturday night when the quarterback entered a preseason game against the Chicago Bears late in the third quarter. “I feel bad for Paxton, but our fans want to win,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after Saturday’s 24-23 preseason loss. “That’s what it’s about. It’s about passion, I should say. But I feel bad for Paxton. He has to ignore it and go play. It’s professional football. No one is going to hold your hand, so he…

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Kansas City Chiefs to sign veteran CB Orlando Scandrick

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to sign CB Orlando Scandrick, a league source tells ESPN’s Field Yates. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who signed with the Redskins as a free agent in March and had worked as a starter in training camp, was released by the team Tuesday. Scandrick was released Tuesday by the Redskins after signing a two-year deal with Washington this past offseason. Washington coach Jay Gruden emphasized the move “had nothing to do with his play,” saying the Redskins parted ways with Scandrick because of the unexpected emergence…

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Randy Gregory of Dallas Cowboys gets first snaps since 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas — For the first time since the 2016 regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, defensive end Randy Gregory played for the Dallas Cowboys. Suspended all of last season and reinstated only a matter of days before training camp started, Gregory played in 10 first-half snaps in Saturday’s 21-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium. “I haven’t played an actual game in basically two years,” said Gregory, who did not record a tackle or pressure. “Practice is one thing. Conditioning’s one thing. Personal training’s one thing, but…

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Back From the Dead, Parma Embraces a Soccer Renaissance

PARMA, Italy — Eight trophies are lined up along the back wall of the museum at Parma’s Stadio Ennio Tardini. Each one is polished to perfection, placed on a plinth and bathed in a soft spotlight, picking out the glint of silver and the gleam of gold. The effect is one of deep reverence, an almost holy glow. They are the museum’s focal point, its culmination and conclusion. All of the other displays — montages of past glories, portraits of beloved faces, iconic jerseys preserved in glass cabinets — build…

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CB Kevin Johnson of Houston Texans exits preseason game with concussion

HOUSTON — Houston Texans starting cornerback Kevin Johnson left Saturday’s preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers with a concussion and will not return. Johnson sustained the concussion when he landed hard on the turf while defending a pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Marquise Goodwin on the first series of the game. The cornerback was down on the ground while he was checked out by the training staff after he landed on the sideline. Johnson was eventually able to walk off the field under his own power and was taken…

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