MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is ''still a lot of work to be done'' before the NFL considers Las Vegas as a possible destination for a franchise.
Goodell was asked if the league was open to Las Vegas as an NFL market before the Minnesota Vikings hosted the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, three days after a Nevada oversight committee voted to recommend spending $750 million in public money on an NFL stadium. The project is being discussed to lure the Raiders away from Oakland.
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Goodell said the decision ultimately would come down to getting the approval of 24 owners, but he stressed that they are a long way from getting to that point and also expressed hope that the Raiders could find a stadium solution to remain in Oakland.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities said nearly 160 were treated for heat-related illnesses during the Los Angeles Rams' first regular season home game.
The city Fire Department says an additional 14 people were taken to the hospital for similar reasons but none were in critical condition.
More than 91,000 people attended the game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as downtown baked in 90-degrees weather.
The National Weather Service said a weak onshore flow pushed the mercury across the state where temperatures hit the 80s and 90s in many spots, while temperatures in inland areas hit triple digits.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown 51 years after he retired.
One of the greatest players in NFL history, Brown was immortalized with a sculpture outside the team's stadium. Brown retired at the peak of his career following the 1965 season to pursue an acting career. When he stepped away from the game at age 29, Brown was the leading rusher in league history with 12,312 yards.
The 80-year-old Brown called the honor ''one of the greatest moments of my life.''
A three-time MVP, Brown led the league in rushing in eight of his nine seasons and scoring five times.
Brown was once distanced from the Browns, but owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam brought him back to the team as a special adviser.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Clarence Brooks, who served as a defensive line coach with the Baltimore Ravens for 11 years, has died at the age of 65.
The Ravens announced that Brooks died in Weston, Florida. He had esophageal and stomach cancer.
Brooks joined the Ravens in 2005. He coached the defensive line until this spring, when he underwent treatment for his illness. He transitioned into a senior defensive assistant role, but occasionally spent time with the team - including at training camp this summer.
His 24-year career as an NFL coach began in 1993 with the Chicago Bears. He also served as an assistant with Cleveland in 1999 and at Miami from 2000-04.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks are parting with senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson, and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa says he and general manager Dave Stewart may also be fired after the season.
La Russa announced Watson's departure Sunday and said he will meet with owner Ken Kendrick and president and CEO Derrick Hall eventually about his status. La Russa said ''if it gets turned over to the next person, you gladly turn it over'' because the team is more than 20 games under .500.
Arizona aggressively acquired pitchers Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller in the offseason, but the club is just one game out of last place in the NL West at 63-86. La Russa called himself ''the most responsible person'' for the disappointing season.
Watson was in his second season with the club and oversaw the franchise's player development and professional, amateur and international scouting departments
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end at the Paralympic Games.
It began with soccer's Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC President Thomas Bach's goodbye speech last month at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and finished with the closing ceremony of the Paralympics before 45,000 spectators at Rio's Maracana stadium.
Awarded when Brazil was a rising economic power, the sports pageants focused unprecedented attention on the country - much of it unwanted.
As the shows went on, Brazil plunged into a deep recession. A billion-dollar corruption scandal buffeted state-run oil company Petrobras, and President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office in an impeachment trial just days after the Olympics closed.
By a conservative estimate, Brazil spent about $30 billion organizing the events with a mix of public and private money that included the construction of four white-elephant soccer stadiums for the World Cup. All four are in cities without major teams.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - An Iranian cyclist died after crashing in a road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.
He was Bahman Golbarnezhad, aged 48, the International Paralympics Committee said.
It said he received emergency treatment on the course and was transported to a Rio hospital where officials said he died.
The IPC said it believes this is the first death in a Paralympics.
The IPC said Golbarnezhad crashed about 10:40 a.m. local time on a mountainous stretch of the road cycling course. The IPC said he suffered cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital.
The cause of the crash was not clear, and officials said it was being investigated.