Kaepernick's decision to sit through anthem scrutinized

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters, Colin Kaepernick's name came up Monday as his decision to sit down during the national anthem reached far beyond football.

  • Written by JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer

Bengals release punt return leader Brandon Tate

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals released receiver Brandon Tate — the franchise leader in punt returns — as part of their moves to reach the 75-man roster limit on Tuesday.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

Penn State tries to move forward without abandoning Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Joe Paterno's shadow is more complicated than the typical transition from a coaching giant.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer