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Green Bay’s Ty Montgomery gets away from Seattle’s Justin Coleman during the second half Sunday at Lambeau Field. Montgomery ran for 54 yards and a touchdown in the season-opening win. (AP Photo)

Montgomery vows ‘to find a way’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Ty Montgomery’s transition to running back appears to be going well. Yes, the converted receiver was listed as the starting tailback on the Green Bay Packers’ depth chart to open the season. He spent the offseason preparing as a running back. Montgomery passed his ...

Cleveland Indians fans celebrate a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in Cleveland. The Indians set the American League record with 21 consecutive wins. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Indians beat Tigers, eclipse AL mark for most consecutive wins

CLEVELAND (AP) — For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths — short ones, long ones, double-digit ones. Nothing, though, like the one the Cleveland Indians have pieced together. A streak for the ages. Moving past the "Moneyball" ...

Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon returns to Tampa Bay to play against his former Buccaneers this week. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

A Tampa Bay homecoming for Bears quarterback Mike Glennon

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — After a last-second loss to Atlanta in his Chicago Bears debut, quarterback Mike Glennon is more concerned with winning than making a point to friends. Glennon has a chance to do both Sunday against his former team when the Bears play at Tampa against the ...

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) dives over Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons (31) on Monday in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Joseph endures tense ending to win Broncos debut vs. Chargers

DENVER (AP) — Vance Joseph watched his team go from cruising along to a nearly colossal collapse over a nightmarish fourth quarter. In the end, the newest Denver Broncos head coach was presented the game ball to go with all that unexpected late-game stress. Joseph and the Broncos walked ...

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Lions impressive late in mistake-filled win

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford and Carson Palmer traded early interceptions. Only Palmer kept misfiring badly, and when he did, Detroit took advantage. Stafford threw four touchdown passes, and the Lions raced past Arizona in the fourth quarter Sunday for a 35-23 victory . Detroit ...

Judge blocks Elliott’s suspension

A federal judge blocked Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case Friday, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal fight with the NFL. Last year's league rushing leader was already cleared to play in the opener against the New York Giants ...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) eludes New England Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh (55) as he scores a touchdown on Thursday in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Chiefs roll in 42-27 rout over Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Winning at New England when the Patriots are coming off an historic Super Bowl victory is worth getting a little wild over. That's not the Kansas City Chiefs' style. Not even when a rookie is setting records. Kareem Hunt, after fumbling on his first NFL carry, ...

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight (3) throws a pass under pressure form Florida defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga (92) on Sept. 2 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

No. 8 Michigan hopes Speight shines against Cincinnati

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wilton Speight had a shaky start. And, Jim Harbaugh made him sit. Michigan's quarterback was benched briefly in the second quarter of last week's season-opening win. John O'Korn went into the game before the backup went back to the sideline. Speight made the ...

Detroit Lions' Adairius Barnes (38) runs for a touchdown during a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 31 in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Stafford expecting great things from Lions

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions avoided a potential distraction recently by agreeing on a deal that gives him the NFL's richest contract . He and the team still have a lot of work to do. Detroit selected Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 — after its infamous 0-16 ...

Cowboys’ Elliott has 6-game ban upheld, but will play Week 1

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — An arbitrator denied Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal of a six-game suspension in a domestic violence case Tuesday, but the 2016 NFL rushing champion will play in the opener because of the timing of the decision. Elliott attorney Jeffrey Kessler told the ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell drives in a run with a single off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Rob Zastryzny in the fifth inning in Pittsburgh on Monday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Arrieta leaves with injury as Cubs lose to Pirates, 12-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Arrieta let the ball go and his right leg seized up in pain. And all of a sudden, Arrieta's sizzling second half came to an abrupt halt. Just, the Chicago Cubs ace hopes, a temporary one. Arrieta gave up home runs to Pittsburgh rookies Josh Bell and Max Moroff ...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers runs during NFL training camp July 27 in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Packers lead North, but NFC is wide open

The NFC is as wide open as Odell Beckham Jr . can get on a deep pass. Sure, there are favorites, led by the Falcons, whose late collapse in the Super Bowl should serve as motivation to get things right for a full 60 minutes. Seattle looks like the top dog in the West, and the Giants — if ...

Green Bay Packers' Jamaal Williams runs past Los Angeles Rams' Ethan Westbrooks (93) during the first half of a preseason game Thursday in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Hundley, Packers beat Rams, 24-10

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Approaching the goal line near the end of a 13-yard run, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley lowered his right shoulder into a defender and bounced across the goal line for a touchdown. If he had to do it all over again, the right-handed Hundley might have ...

Milwaukee Brewers' Keon Broxton is dunked after making a game-saving catch in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 6-5. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Broxton’s catch in 9th saves Brewers’ win over Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pitcher Corey Knebel told center fielder Keon Broxton he owes him big time. For good reason. Domingo Santana and Jonathan Villar homered in the sixth inning, and Broxton made a leaping catch over the wall for the final out in the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-5 win over the St. ...

Florida head coach Jim McElwain reacts to a dropped pass by Iowa during the first half of the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. in January. Two more Gators were suspended ahead of the season-opener against Michigan on Saturday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Florida suspends 2 more for opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 17 Florida suspended two more players Wednesday for its season opener against 11th-ranked Michigan, including starting running back Jordan Scarlett. Scarlett and receiver Rick Wells were suspended indefinitely from all team activities for misusing schools ...

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55), was released by the San Francisco 49ers last week. He signed a 1-year deal with Green Bay this week. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Packers, LB Ahmad Brooks agree to 1-year deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions says that the Green Bay Packers and free agent linebacker Ahmad Brooks have agreed to a one-year deal. Brooks was in Green Bay on Tuesday to visit the Packers, who need to add depth at outside linebacker behind starters Clay Matthews ...

Utah State quarterback Kent Myers (2) looks for a receiver during a 2016 game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho. Myers will face Wisconsin on Friday. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)

No. 9 Wisconsin hosts Utah State in season opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Something is different about quarterback Alex Hornibrook at No. 9 Wisconsin. He's a little calmer and more confident in the huddle going into his sophomore season. There are more two-way conversations about what Hornibrook saw on defense compared to his wideouts. All ...

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander was traded to the Houston Astros late Thursday night,
 reportedly one minute before the waiver trade deadline at midnight. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Tigers trade Verlander to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, just before the deadline for having players eligible for postseason play. The right-hander joins the American League West leaders and a rotation that is led by Dallas Keuchel and ...