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Seahawks owner Allen dies at 65

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SEATTLE (AP) Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.

He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his company Vulcan Inc. announced.

Gates said he was heartbroken about the loss of one of his "oldest and dearest friends."


Scuffling Bucs fire DC Smith

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mike Smith is out as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, replaced by linebackers coach Mark Duffner.

Riding a three-game losing streak and not showing any signs of being able to fix a porous unit that keeps undermining the team's chances of winning, the Bucs dismissed the former Atlanta Falcons coach Monday after yielding 92 points in the first half of consecutive losses to Pittsburgh, Chicago and Atlanta.


Rams' Kupp week to week with knee sprain

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is not expected to play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday due to a sprained left knee.

Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday that Kupp is week to week.


Bills' Allen out indefinitely due to arm

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) An injury to rookie starter Josh Allen's throwing arm leaves the Buffalo Bills with two less-than-ideal options as potential Plan Bs.

Their first involves handing the job back to turnover-prone backup Nathan Peterman, who has thrown four interceptions in two appearances this season, and 10 overall in seven games, including playoffs.


Packers WRs Cobb, Allison out vs. 49ers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers will be without receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison against the San Francisco 49ers because of hamstring injuries.

It's the second straight week that the Packers will be without Cobb and Allison. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to rely again on rookies Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown behind top wideout Davante Adams.


Miami QB Tannehill may return vs. Lions

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The most prolific game of Brock Osweiler's career may have been a cameo.

Or not.


Steelers press on with - or without Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) Le'Veon Bell's stall inside the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room has been untouched for months. The Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. The black-and-yellow Jordans. Sweatpants. Cleats. His shoulder pads. Everything remains the same as it was when Bell walked out of the team's facility in January to begin his standoff with the club.

The only thing that's been disturbed is the chair. Some days a teammate's workout clothes dangle from the back of it. On others - like Monday - a Steeler uses the seat as a spot to throw his lunch plate.


Jets' Rodgers cleared to return to work

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets' defense is getting its leader back.

Coach Todd Bowles announced Monday that defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is returning to work this week after missing the past two games while dealing with an unspecified illness .


Browns LB Schobert to miss some games

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Cleveland's defense took another big hit.

A day after giving up 246 yards rushing, the Browns learned they may be without Pro Bowl linebacker Joe Schobert for several games because of a hamstring injury.


Falcons K Bryant likely out for Week 7

ATLANTA (AP) Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is expected to miss the next game against the New York Giants after straining his right hamstring making a 57-yard field goal that helped Atlanta snap a three-game losing streak.

Coach Dan Quinn said Monday the Falcons are going to bring in another kicker this week to fill in for Bryant. Giorgio Tavecchio, who was with the team at the end of the preseason, is among the candidates.

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