San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert, left, watches as quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif.

49ers hope change to Kaepernick helps them go deep

The San Francisco 49ers have had plenty of problems on offense the first five weeks, leading to coach Chip Kelly's decision to bench quarterback Blaine Gabbert for Colin Kaepernick.

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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Xavier Grimble (85) dives for the end zone for a touchdown on a 21-yard pass play from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh.

Young tight ends making an impact for 2-0 Steelers

The greatest tight end in Pittsburgh Steelers history is retired, off being a dad back in his native Virginia. Heath Miller's replacement, Ladarius Green, is out indefinitely while nursing health issues that won't seem to go away.

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New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) is congratulated by teammate Joe Thuney, center, after throwing his second touchdown pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Foxborough,

Brissett now needs to prepare for Texans on Thursday

Jacoby Brissett inherited a 21-point lead — and good field position — when he made his NFL debut.

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Johnathan Thurston

Thurston inspires Cowboys over Broncos 26-20 in NRL playoffs

The North Queensland Cowboys beat state rivals Brisbane 26-20 in extra time on Friday to stay on track for a repeat of National Rugby League titles.

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Seconds after the anthem ended, Woodyard, McCourty and Casey raised their arms into the air in solidarity with protests around the league even though their gesture went unnoticed until Monday after a Sports Illustrated photo started circulating.

Trio of Titans raised fists in protest after anthem ended

A trio of Tennessee Titans say they raised their right fists in the air after the national anthem ended to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11, and to bring attention to the ongoing unequal treatment of African-Americans and other minorities.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up for the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers.

Kaepernick, 49ers teammate kneel during national anthem

Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback's preseason protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression.

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Mexico's Marco Bueno, left, fights for the ball with Fiji's Anish Khem during a group C match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Mexico and Fiji at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil.

Mexico overcomes early scare, beats Fiji 5-1 in men's soccer

Erick Gutierrez scored three goals early in the second half and added another late in the game to help defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Fiji 5-1 on Sunday.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement at the teams headquarters in Englewood, Colo.

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.

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Flowers are placed by a plaque commemorating then Ohio State University football player Will Smith in his honor at the Buckeye Grove Garden near Ohio Stadium at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Police: Loaded gun found in slain ex-Saint Will Smith's SUV

Police found a fully loaded gun inside the vehicle former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith was driving the night he was shot, but there was no evidence that it had been fired, police said Tuesday.

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In this April 18, 1998, file photo, Peyton Manning holds up an Indianapolis Colts jersey as he is flanked by Colts owner Jim Irsay, left, and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue after being chosen as the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, in New York.

Peyton Manning to retire after 18 seasons in the NFL

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He's retiring a champion.

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Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game.

Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year

NEW YORK (AP) — Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers

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enver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game.

Manning not confirming, but likely to retire on high

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) — The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl.

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Denver Broncos’ head coach Gary Kubiak, right, reacts after getting soaked with a sports drink by Von Miller (58) after their win against the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif.

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) — Denver linebacker Von Miller harassed Carolina quarterback Cam Newton

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Denver Broncos’ Von Miller holds the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara.

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career.

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Denver Broncos tight end Vernon Davis (80) signals first down as teammate Owen Daniels (81) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver.

NFL planning game next season in Mexico

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL is planning to play a regular-season game in Mexico City this year, with the Raiders hosting the Texans.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver.

NFL conducting comprehensive investigation of Manning

DENVER (AP) — The NFL says it is conducting a comprehensive review of allegations that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had human growth hormone delivered to his house.

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In this Nov. 18, 2015 photo, Doug Hunt, supervisory special agent in charge with the human trafficking division of the FBI, speaks during an interview at his office in San Francisco. For the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking durin

FBI tries new approach in Super Bowl sex trafficking fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI will take a new approach in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl

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Hayne making successful transition to American football

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne is looking forward to jetting home for the Australian summer and spending some serious time on the beaches.

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New York Jets wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (10) reaches out to grab a long pass in front of Dallas Cowboys free safety Byron Jones (31) late in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Jets won 19-16.

Jets top Cowboys 19-16, keep pressure on in AFC wild card

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New York quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw his first interception in a month but was on target when he needed to be as the Jets beat Dallas 19-16 on Saturday to keep up the pressure in the race for the wild-card spots in the AFC.

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Carolina Panthers' Graham Gano (9) kicks a field goal to win during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Panthers won 38-35. 

Sunday's NFL Capsules

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — Graham Gano's 43-yard field goal as time expired kept Carolina perfect this season with a wild 38-35 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.

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Rugby

Ireland's Jacob Stockdale scores a try during the rugby union international match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018. (Niall Carson, PA via AP)

Ireland topple All Blacks 16-9 at home for first time

Ireland is No. 1. At least to New Zealand coach Steve Hansen. His All Blacks, the undisputed No. 1 for nine years, lost to the Irish 16-9 on Saturday for the first time in Dublin. Hansen immediately dubbed Ireland the favorite for the Rugby World Cup next year.

Boxing

Tony Bellew, left, reacts to a blow from Oleksandr Usyk during their cruiserweight boxing bout Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Manchester, England. Usyk successfully defended his four belts and likely sent Bellew into retirement by knocking out the British fi

Usyk KOs Bellew in 8th round, retains cruiserweight titles

Undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk successfully defended his four belts and sent Tony Bellew into retirement by knocking out the British fighter in the eighth round in Manchester on Saturday.

Football

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusations on social media

Cristiano Ronaldo denied the accusations of rape against him, saying Wednesday that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation.

Basketball

Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

Basketball tournament kicks off

The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa. 

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