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Can the Apple Watch Go Corporate?

About 20 hypertension patients in Louisiana are living the future of health care. When it’s time to take a medication, their Apple Watch taps their …

Health Care

Racism claims after Apple store in Melbourne ejects black students

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An Apple staff member appears to have been caught on camera ejecting six black teenagers from a store over fears they "might steal …


8 things you should know about Apple Music for Android

Apple Music is out now for Android phones. Find out how it's different than Spotify and others and why you might want to sign up.

Apple's music …


Sluggish Bears make costly mistakes in subpar first half

SAN DIEGO -- For a team that prides itself on playing tough, competitive football, the Chicago Bears came out sluggish in all three phases.

Chicago committed a laundry list of mistakes, ranging from a busted coverage on defense to a pick-six on offense, as the Chargers raced to a 16-7 halftime …

Jay Cutler

Bears send Chargers into bye week with another heartbreaking loss

SAN DIEGO – The Chargers found another way to lose a game, this one a 22-19 setback at the hands of the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.

San Diego appeared in control, leading 16-7 at halftime. But injuries, penalties and overall poor play once again proved too much for the Chargers to …

San Diego Chargers

Chargers lose WR Malcom Floyd with shoulder injury

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers veteran receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a shoulder injury in the first half of Monday night's 22-19 loss to the Chicago Bears and did not return to the game.

Floyd injured his shoulder diving for a pass from Philip Rivers as it headed out of bounds.

Floyd stayed on the field for …

Philip Rivers

Jay Cutler unseats Sid Luckman as Bears' TD passes leader

SAN DIEGO -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler broke the franchise record for touchdown passes when he found Martellus Bennett for a 1-yard score at San Diego.

Cutler had been tied with Hall of Famer Sid Luckman with 137 with the Bears. Cutler began his career with the Broncos and has 192 …

Jay Cutler

Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) expected to play

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that starting tailback Latavius Murray was progressing well in the early steps of the concussion protocol.

Murray suffered a concussion in the third quarter of a 38-35 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Murray left the game after being hit by Steelers (and …


Saints ink Matt Flynn to back up Drew Brees; Luke McCown done for year

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints signed well-traveled quarterback Matt Flynn to replace veteran backup Luke McCown.

Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed the signing on his weekly WWL radio show Monday night. Payton said McCown is having back surgery Tuesday, which will end his season.

Flynn …

Drew Brees

Blaine Gabbert gets start again for 49ers over Colin Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Blaine Gabbert will be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback for at least one more game over Colin Kaepernick, the team said Monday afternoon.

The Niners, who improved to 3-6 with a 17-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Levi's Stadium with Gabbert under …

Colin Kaepernick

Rams sign WR Wes Welker after losing Stedman Bailey to suspension

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams signed veteran receiver Wes Welker on Monday, hours after the NFL suspended wideout Stedman Bailey for violating its policy on substance abuse.

Welker worked out for the Rams early Monday morning along with veteran receivers Hakeem Nicks and Vincent Brown. After …

Wes Welker

Packers' sideline fight reveals players are 'passionate,' Mike McCarthy says

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A day after the sideline scuffle among Green Bay Packers' defensive players late in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, the team was taking a nothing-to-see-here attitude about the incident.

In fact, coach Mike McCarthy said he "kind of liked it."

"I think it just shows that …

Mike McCarthy

Man faces felony charges for trying to torch 80x50-foot flag at Bucs HQ

TAMPA, Fla. -- After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a defeat marked by fumbles, penalties and just one touchdown, authorities say a south Florida man tried to set the team's oversized flag on fire.

Tampa police say it happened just after the New York Giants beat the Buccaneers 32-18 Sunday …

Eli Manning

Owner Martha Ford tells Lions they have to stick together

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford addressed her entire team Monday to explain why she fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew and to set her expectations for the rest of the season.

The meeting came less than a week after Lewand and Mayhew were fired and …


Nick Folk expected to miss a month after injuring quadriceps

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets will begin the second half of the season without kicker Nick Folk, who is expected to miss four to six weeks with a Grade 1 quadriceps strain in his kicking leg.

Coach Todd Bowles made the announcement Monday. Meanwhile, four kickers -- a source says they are …

Todd Bowles

Eagles put rookie LB Jordan Hicks on IR with torn pectoral muscle

PHILADELPHIA - Jordan Hicks' rookie season is over.

The Philadelphia Eagles linebacker tore his left pectoral muscle during Sunday night's game at Dallas. Hicks returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown as the Eagles defeated the Cowboys 33-27 in overtime.

An MRI exam Monday revealed the …


Jim Plunkett knows firsthand how fresh start could revive sinking career of QB such as Colin Kaepernick

One week after the San Francisco 49ers benched quarterback Colin Kaepernick, there are indications his tenure in San Francisco will come to an end following this season.

It may seem like a sudden fall from grace for a 28-year-old signal-caller who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl three seasons ago …

Colin Kaepernick

What's trending in the NFL: Talib suspended for eye poke; key Patriots' cog out for season

Here are the top stories from Monday:

Best stories

Eagles' Lane Johnson: I put 'extra mustard' on Greg Hardy blocks
• Broncos CB Aqib Talib suspended 1 game for poking player in eye (by Jeff Legwold)
• Russell Wilson flips airport sign featuring J.J. Watt (by Sheil Kapadia)
• Sources: Dion Lewis has torn left …


Cam Newton's banner grab not worthy of all that attention, Panthers say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ryan Kalil typically protects Cam Newton with his blocking, but the Carolina Panthers center has his quarterback covered on social media, too.

After seeing the uproar over Newton taking down a Packers banner at Bank of America Stadium prior to Carolina's 37-29 victory Sunday, …

Cam Newton

Rams WR Stedman Bailey suspended 4 games for substance abuse violation

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- For the second time in less than a week, the NFL has suspended a St. Louis Rams skill position player for violating its policy on substance abuse.

This time, it's third-year wide receiver Stedman Bailey, who received a four-game suspension Tuesday afternoon, the league announced. …

Substance Abuse

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater passes first test in concussion protocol

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has passed the first test in the NFL's concussion protocol after getting hit in the head in the fourth quarter Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, coach Mike Zimmer said.

The quarterback seemed to be in good spirits in the locker …


Broncos CB Aqib Talib suspended 1 game for poking player in eye

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended by the NFL for one game for poking Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the right eye in the closing minutes of Denver's 27-24 loss on Sunday.

"Talib was penalized for unnecessary roughness late in the fourth quarter …

Denver Broncos

Bills DE IK Enemkpali to be co-captain against former team Jets

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Three months after IK Enemkpali punched Geno Smith in the New York Jets' locker room, Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan confirmed Monday that he will make the current Bills and former Jets defensive end a co-captain when Ryan returns to MetLife Stadium on Thursday night.

"I'll get …

Rex Ryan

Lions coach Jim Caldwell says he's not a dead man walking

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In his first news conference since the general manager and team president who hired him were fired, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell insisted he is not a dead coach walking.

"I understand from [Lions senior vice president of communications] Bill [Keenist] that there was a report …


James White, Brandon Bolden next men up in 'passing back' role

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The "passing back" role in the New England Patriots' offense is vital, and Dion Lewis was filling it well prior to tearing his left ACL in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins.

So where do the Patriots go from here? The offensive approach won't change; …

Stephen A. Smith

Colts DL Henry Anderson placed on IR due to knee injury

INDIANAPOLIS - The Colts have taken another hit on their defensive line.

The team placed rookie starting defensive tackle Henry Anderson on injured reserve because of a knee injury Monday.

Anderson suffered the injury in the second half of Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Denver Broncos. Coach Chuck …

Chuck Pagano

Cutler, Rivers get another shot at each other

The Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers will play on Monday Night Football (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) in a game that will renew a rivalry between the Bears’ Jay Cutler and the Chargers’ Philip Rivers.

The two quarterbacks have started six games against each other -- five of them when Cutler was …

Jay Cutler

Sources: Dion Lewis has torn left ACL, will miss remainder of season

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, sources confirmed to ESPN.

An MRI performed Monday revealed the full extent of the running back's injury. The Boston Globe earlier reported Lewis' diagnosis.

Lewis was injured with 5:40 remaining in the …


Josh Norman: Wanted to 'pay homage' with red, white and blue cleats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman could be fined by the NFL for wearing red, white and blue cleats on "Salute to Service" day, but he doesn't care.

The special-made Adidas cleats Norman wore during Sunday's 37-29 victory over Green Bay had the words "proud, brave" …

Carolina Panthers

Giants to put Johnathan Hankins on season-ending injured reserve

On the day the Giants welcomed back their biggest-name defensive lineman, they lost their most consistent one to a season-ending injury.

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins would have surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle and would be placed on …

New York City