CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Diondre Overton finally got his moment. It came in Clemson's best offensive showing of the season.
The reserve receiver, who had only four touchdowns in his previous...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is expected to play Sunday at Miami after reporting to the team this week and ending his holdout.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Williams is healthy and confident for the first time in two seasons, which is paying huge dividends for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Williams leads the team in receiving touchdowns with nine going into Saturday's game against Baltimore. He is coming off his biggest game in the NFL with seven receptions for 76 yards and three touchdowns (including one rushing) in Thursday's 29-28 come-from-behind victory at Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 days to stew over Mike Williams' touchdown catch, Philip Rivers' wave as he trotted off the field and the golden opportunity they let slip away Thursday night.
Last season: 15-19, surprised many by reaching quarterfinals of Big Ten tournament.
Nickname: Scarlet Knights.
Coach: Steve Pikiell.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Guard and leading scorer Corey Sanders opted for the NBA and was not drafted. G Mike Williams, F DeShawn Freeman, F Candido Sa, F Matt Bullock and G Souf Mensah.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff of a Florida city where six people were shot blocks from an NFL stadium less than an hour before kickoff is promising to "turn the tide of violence."
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams promised Monday in a tweet to deploy 600 law enforcement officers around the Jaguars' home stadium, TIAA Bank Field, when the University of Florida and the University of Georgia play this weekend in one of the biggest rivalries in college football.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Williams is starting to show why the Los Angeles Chargers selected him in the first round of the 2017 draft.
The second-year wide receiver has three touchdowns and is averaging 17.2 yards per catch. He had his first two-touchdown game with four receptions for 81 yards in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Rams .
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida (all times local):
The CEO of EA says he will cancel the remaining Madden Classic qualifier events after two people were fatally shot and 10 others injured at a "Madden NFL 19" tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament as it was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others, authorities said.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams wasn't himself as a rookie.
Back and knee injuries limited him to 11 receptions in 10 games last season, and a hamstring injury during OTAs this year had Williams wondering when his body would allow him to show why the Chargers selected him No. 7 overall in the 2017 draft.
Finally healthy, Williams has performed in training camp like the dominant receiver he was at Clemson.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — With Mike Williams out for the foreseeable future, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell gave his team a simple message on Wednesday night.
"All hands on deck."
After Williams injured his ankle in the last 10 minutes of practice on Saturday, the Scarlet Knights were ill-prepared to play without their senior captain against now-No. 22 Ohio State on Sunday. That wasn't the case against Iowa Wednesday night.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had a strong message to deliver soon after his top-ranked Tigers were eliminated from the College Football Playoff — the run is not over.
Clemson, without NFL first-rounders in quarterback Deshaun Watson and receiver Mike Williams, were picked second in the ACC Atlantic this past summer. But the revamped Tigers rolled to a third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference title and berth in College Football Playoff.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — John Carroll scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Hassan Attia scored 11 points to go with another nine rebounds as Hartford pulled off its first win at Rutgers, nipping the Scarlet Knights 60-58 on Thursday night.
Rutgers needed a late 20-5 run to recover from a 13-point deficit late and hold off Hartford last season.
J.R. Lynch and Jason Dunne each had 14 points and combined to hit six 3s for the Hawks.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It used to be easy to criticize Rutgers' schedule and scoff at its 9-3 record. That changed last weekend.
The Scarlet Knights' upset of then No. 15 Seton Hall has been a boost to Steve Pikiell's program. Beating the Pirates has shown Rutgers has gotten over the hump after close losses against once-ranked Minnesota, No. 24 Florida State and No. 2 Michigan State.
"We just showed everybody that we can play anybody in the country," senior guard Mike Williams said.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Geo Baker was known for his shooting abilities on the recruiting circuit. It turns out he can be a good facilitator too.
The freshman had his first career double-double with 19 points and 11 assists, while fellow backcourt mates Corey Sanders had 19 points and Mike Williams had 17 points to lead Rutgers past Fairleigh Dickinson 92-54 Saturday night.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Not this year, no way. Defending national champion Clemson had lost too much, the thinking went, on offense to post another serious threat to the title. But with the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season done, the Tigers are exactly where they want to be — on top of the ACC Atlantic and poised for another deep run.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — As he stood outside Rutgers' locker room, an elderly woman came up to Mike Williams to tell him what everyone had just witnessed. "You changed the game when you came in," the woman said.
Williams had 23 points and four steals and Eugene Omoruyi had a career-high 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks as much-needed sparks off the bench to lead Rutgers past Central Connecticut State 71-67 on Sunday.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Mike Williams had 23 points and four steals and Eugene Omoruyi had 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks as much-needed sparks off the bench to lead Rutgers past Central Connecticut State 71-67 on Sunday.
After taking a 2-0 lead, Rutgers trailed most of the first half before Williams' pair of free throws gave the Scarlet Knights (2-0, 2-0 Big Ten) a 28-26 lead with 2:04 left in the first half before taking a 30-29 halftime lead.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Second-year coach Steve Pikiell has a system in place and a core of veterans to lead his team as Rutgers tries to stop being the doormat of the Big Ten Conference.
While star guard Corey Sanders and big man DeShawn Freeman get the headlines, senior guard Mike Williams is emblematic of the culture Pikiell is trying to build.
Last season: 15-18, ties most wins since 2012-13.
Nickname: Scarlet Knights.
Coach: Steve Pikiell.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: C C.J. Gettys, G Nigel Johnson (graduate transfer, Virginia), F Jonathan Laurent, G Khalil Batie, C Ibrahima Diallo.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers traded receiver Dontrelle Inman to the Chicago Bears for a seventh-round pick on Wednesday, clearing the logjam in their receiving corps.
Inman has spent four seasons with the Chargers, catching 107 passes for 1,463 yards and seven touchdowns. He played every game last season in San Diego, but was set back early this season by sports hernia surgery in May.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Williams only got 10 snaps in his debut with the Los Angeles Chargers, and he caught just one pass. The first-round pick from Clemson still savored his first chance to be on an NFL field.
"Little jitters, but once I saw the ball coming my way, I felt a little better," Williams said.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos deactivated wide receiver Jordan Taylor, guard Billy Turner and cornerback Lorenzo Doss in addition to their four injured players for their game against the San Diego Chargers.
Also out for Denver are: quarterback Paxton Lynch (shoulder), running back Devontae Booker (wrist) and defensive ends Zach Kerr (knee) and Jared Crick (back).
Before Monday night's game, the Broncos added defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett and waived Kyle Peko.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-11)
New faces: Coach Anthony Lynn, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, LT Russell Okung, WR Mike Williams.
Key losses: OT King Dunlap, LB Manti Te'o, CB Brandon Flowers, G D.J. Fluker, WR Stevie Johnson, RB Danny Woodhead, OG Forrest Lamp (injured), LB Denzel Perryman (injured ankle).
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's ascent to a national title was fueled by a dynamic group of skill players on offense like quarterback Deshaun Watson and receiver Mike Williams. If the Tigers hope to climb that mountain again this season, it will likely be on the backs of talented defenders like linemen Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed rookie receiver Mike Williams on the physically unable to perform list with a back injury Saturday.
The Chargers are still optimistic that the seventh overall pick can avoid major surgery. The Clemson product herniated a disk in his lower back during the first day of the Chargers' offseason program.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Ray-Ray McCloud will be limited when the Tigers start practice as he recovers from an injured wrist.
McCloud needed a pin placed in his wrist this offseason. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said McCloud will be able to practice when the national champions return to the field for fall camp on Aug. 3. But Swinney said McCloud likely will not be full-go for a week or so as he continues to recover.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kelly Bryant will start summer camp as Clemson's starting quarterback and will get the first shot at replacing the Tigers' All-American Deshaun Watson.
Bryant was listed as the starter on the Tigers summer depth chart released on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 213-pound junior has spent the past two seasons as a backup for Watson and Nick Schussler.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers rookie receiver Mike Williams is ready for a drama-free summer.
The first-round draft pick from Clemson worked out with his new teammates at the start of a rookie minicamp Friday, a day after he agreed to a four-year contract.
"That was real important," said Williams, the seventh pick overall. "I just wanted to come out here and miss no days and enjoy this with my teammates."
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers used their first draft choice after their move north on a playmaker who could attract plenty of attention in their new home.
The Chargers grabbed Clemson receiver Mike Williams with the seventh overall pick Thursday night, passing on a handful of elite defensive prospects to add a big-play target for Philip Rivers.