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  • Witten, Cowboys seek repeat playoff run after past failures

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Jason Witten doesn’t deny that the Cowboys had a more complicated locker room with Terrell Owens in it and a different message coming from the top when Wade Phillips was the…

  • Jets’ Smith has 1st turnover, but showing signs of progress

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith made his first real gaffe of training camp, losing the football late in the New York Jets’ fifth practice of the summer. A mistake? Sure. An overall sign…

  • His diabetes under control, Cards’ Peterson feeling ‘great’

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A handful of games into last season, Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He never mentioned it to reporters, word never leaked out of…

  • Brady testimony in NFL ‘Deflategate’ released

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never…

  • Bengals veteran tackles determined to hold onto starting job

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith could see what’s next when the Bengals took offensive tackles with their first two picks in the draft. For now, they’re dug in as the starters, refusing…

  • Lions continue negotiating with Levy to keep him beyond 2015

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — DeAndre Levy’s career-best production last season has the Detroit Lions hoping to come to an agreement that would keep him with the team beyond 2015. General manager Martin Mayhew confirmed…

  • Gronk happy to have contract settled, ready to play ball

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots’ check in his pocket. “I guess so,” the smiling tight end said…

  • Hall-bound, Ron Wolf keeps tabs on Packers through proteges

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf still keeps a close eye on Green Bay in retirement. He has no qualms with bugging his proteges, either, about a roster decision. It…

  • Jets’ Wilkerson day to day with tweaked hamstring

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is day to day with a tweaked hamstring that kept him out of practice Tuesday. Wilkerson spent the early portion of practice on…

  • Giants Ayers, Casillas have Jersey City hometown bond

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Before they became teammates with the New York Giants this off-season, Robert Ayers and Jonathan Casillas didn’t think they knew each other. The two seven-year NFL veterans made their way…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Toronto RHP Aaron Sanchez three games for throwing at a batter with warnings in place and Toronto manager John Gibbons one game for returning to the field after being ejected.…

  • Buccaneers aim for more production from tight end position

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With Jameis Winston throwing the football and Dirk Koetter calling plays, a healthy Austin Seferian-Jenkins figures to get more opportunities to flourish in Tampa Bay’s offense. Same goes for Luke Stocker,…

  • Marcus Smith eager to prove he’s not a first-round bust

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marcus Smith spent most of his rookie season watching from the sideline and barely contributed. The Philadelphia Eagles expect more from their 2014 first-round pick. “He’s obviously way advanced from last year,”…

  • Agent remains hopeful Colts can reach deal with T.Y. Hilton

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — T.Y. Hilton’s preference is to be paid like an All-Pro receiver in Indianapolis. On Tuesday, Hilton’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told a small group of reporters he was hopeful the two sides…

  • Colts hoping Frank Gore can provide boost to ground game

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Frank Gore came to Indianapolis to win a championship. The Colts needed him to get their running game off the ground. Now it’s time for this seemingly perfect combination to start…