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(AP) Jason Pierre-Paul says he doesn't feel he has anything to prove in his ninth NFL season, first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.He's been the most consistent and productive player on a struggling defense with 10 1/2 sacks through 11 games, yet insists he's merely doing his job after being acquired from the New York Giants in an offseason trade."I guess, I'm just doing what I'm supposed to do: play some great football," said the two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, who spent eight seasons with the Giants after entering the NFL as a first-round draft pick in 2010.The Bucs traded for Pierre-Paul in March, hoping to bolster an anemic pass rush after finishing last in the league a year ago in passing and total yards allowed, as well as sacks with 22.Until Sunday, when the 29-year-old Pierre-Paul sacked Nick Mullens during the first half of a 27-9 victory over San Francisco, Tampa Bay hadn't had a player with 10 or more sacks in a season since Simeon Rice had 14 in 2005.catches a TD on offense as AFC thumps NFC in rainy Pro Bowl in OrlandoPack your bags: Jaguars, Buccaneers among NFL teams taking international trips in 2019New coach Bruce Arians confident Buccaneers have pieces to be playoff teamBuccaneers counting on Bruce Arians to help Jameis Winston realize potentialGetting their guy: Buccaneers hire former Bruce Arians to be head coachAlthough the Bucs are a disappointing 4-7, Pierre-Paul's relentless work ethic has drawn rave reviews from teammates and coaches.And while it's been gratifying to come in and be the type of player Tampa Bay was hoping to get, Pierre-Paul reiterated he's motivated by his love for the game 鈥?not to prove the Giants were wrong to trade him."I know I was still the same player, just things change. Teams change. That's just the business side of football," Pierre-Paul said. "Like I said earlier, there's no hard feelings. It's just things change."It's the third time in his career that the 6-foot-6, 275-pound end has double-digit sack totals. He had a career-best 16 1/2 in 2011, when he was an All-Pro and helped the Giants win the Super Bowl, and 12 1/2 in 2014.This year is his most productive since Pierre-Paul suffered a serious hand injury in a Fourth of July fireworks accident three years ago, though his numbers have increased steadily from one in eight games in 2015 to seven in 2016 to 8 1/2 in his final season in New York.With 10 1/2 in his first season back in the city where he played college ball at South Florida, Pierre-Paul was tied with Von Miller for fourth in the league behind Aaron Donald (14 1/2) White Demar Dotson Jersey , Danielle Hunter (11 1/2) and Chandler Jones (11) through Sunday's games. J.J. Watt had 10 entering Houston's game against Tennessee on Monday night."Jason's been our most productive and our most consistent player on defense," coach Dirk Koetter said."He plays extremely hard. He's fought through multiple injuries and continues to do that to play," Koetter added. "He's set the standard very high for everybody else on defense 鈥?for everybody on our football team really, from an effort and fighting-through-injuries standpoint."Pierre-Paul, who has 69 career sacks, dismisses the notion that his success is especially impressive considering he's overcome the fireworks accident that severely damaged his right hand to be a dominant player again.Nevertheless, his play has inspired teammates.Six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, selected 12 spots ahead of Pierre-Paul. He has 54 1/2 career sacks, including 9 1/2 five years ago, when he was an All-Pro and came close to ending the double-digit drought."Listen, I've been here a long time, OK. And for me to see this happen is very special. He's going to downplay it. I'm not," McCoy said. "Very special 鈥?something we haven't seen in a long time, man. This dude deserves everything coming his way, and I love him." Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.Allen used the fortune he made from Microsoft — whose Windows operating system is found on most of the world's desktop computers — to invest in other ambitions, from tackling climate change and advancing brain research to finding innovative solutions to solve some of the world's biggest challenges."If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it Youth Carlton Davis Jersey ," Gates quoted his friend as saying.Allen died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to his company Vulcan Inc. He was 65. Just two weeks ago, Allen, who owned the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, had announced that the same cancer he had in 2009 had returned.Gates, who met Allen at a private school in Seattle, said he was heartbroken to have lost one of his "oldest and dearest friends.""Personal computing would not have existed without him," Gates said in a statement, adding that Allen's "second act" as a philanthropist was "focused on improving people's lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world."Over his lifetime, Allen gave more than $2 billion to efforts aimed at improving education, science, technology, conservation and communities."Those fortunate to achieve great wealth should put it to work for the good of humanity," Allen wrote several years ago, when he announced that he was giving the bulk of his fortune to charity. He said that pledge "reminds us all that our net worth is ultimately defined not by dollars but rather by how well we serve others."Allen, who played guitar, built a gleaming pop culture museum in his hometown to showcase his love of rock n' roll, and funded underwater expeditions that made important shipwreck discoveries, including a U.S. aircraft carrier lost during World War II.Yet in a sense, Allen also lived up to the moniker once bestowed on him by Wired Magazine: "The Accidental Zillionaire ." He was a programmer who coined Microsoft's name and made important contributions to its early success, yet was overshadowed by his partner's acerbic intellect and cutthroat business sense.At the company's founding White Peyton Barber Jersey , for instance, Allen let Gates talk him into taking the short end of a 60-40 ownership split. A few years later, he settled for an even smaller share, 36 percent, at Gates' insistence. Reflecting on that moment In his memoir, Allen concluded that he might have haggled more, but realized that "my heart wasn't in it. So I agreed."Allen was born in Seattle. After graduating from the city's private Lakeside School, where he met Gates, Allen spent two years at Washington State University. The two friends both dropped out of college to pursue the future they envisioned: A world with a computer in every home."There would be no Microsoft as we know it without Paul Allen," said longtime technology analyst Rob Enderle, who also consulted for Allen.Allen and Gates founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their first product was a computer language for the Altair hobby-kit personal computer, giving hobbyists a basic way to program and operate the machine.After Gates and Allen found some success selling their programming language, MS-Basic, the Seattle natives moved their business in 1979 to Bellevue, Washington, not far from its eventual home in Redmond.Microsoft's big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided to move into personal computers and asked Microsoft to provide the operating system.Gates and Allen agreed, even though they didn't have one to offer. To meet IBM's needs, they spent $50 Youth Chris Godwin Jersey ,000 to buy an operating system called QDOS from another startup in Seattle — without, of course, letting on that they had IBM lined up as a customer. Eventually, the product refined by Microsoft became the core of IBM PCs and their clones, catapulting Microsoft into its dominant position in the PC industry.The first versions of two classic Microsoft products, Microsoft Word and the Windows operating system, were released in 1983. By 1991, Microsoft's operating systems were used by 93 percent of the world's personal computers.Allen served as Microsoft's executive vice president of research and new product development until 1983, when he resigned after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.But Allen left Microsoft knowing he and Gates would be forever linked in the history of technology."We were extraordinary partners," Allen wrote. "Despite our differences, few co-founders had shared such a unified vision — maybe Hewlett and Packard and Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, but it was a short list."After leaving Microsoft, Allen would remain interested in technology, especially the field of artificial intelligence, which recalled first piquing his interest while he was still a teenager after reading "I, Robot," a science fiction book by Isaac Asimov."From my youth, I'd never stopped thinking in the future tense," Allen wrote in his 2011 memoir, "Idea Man."With his sister Jody Allen in 1986, Allen founded Vulcan White Chris Conte Jersey , which oversees his business and philanthropic efforts. He founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the aerospace firm Stratolaunch, which has built a colossal airplane designed to launch satellites into orbit. He has also backed research into nuclear-fusion power and scores of technology startups.Allen also funded maverick aerospace designer Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne, which in 2004 became the first privately developed manned spacecraft to reach space.聽The SpaceShipOne technology was licensed by Sir Richard Branson for Virgin Galactic, which is testing a successor design to carry tourists on brief hops into lower regions of space.Yet Allen never came close to replicating Microsoft's success. What he always seemed to lack, Enderle said, was another Bill Gates to help fulfill his visions."He was a decent engineer who got the timing on an idea right once in his life, and it was a big one," Enderle said.When Allen released his memoir, he allowed "60 Minutes" inside his home on Lake Washington, across the water from Seattle, revealing collections that ranged from the guitar Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock to vintage war planes and a 300-foot yacht with its own submarine."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level," his sister Jody Allen said in a statement. "Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern," she added.Paul Allen's influence is firmly imprinted on the cultural landscape of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, from the bright metallic Museum of Pop Culture designed by architect Frank Gehry to the computer science center at the University of Washington that bears his name.In 1988 at 35, he bought the Portland Trail Blazers professional basketball team. He told The Associated Press that "for a true fan of the game, this is a dream come true."He also was a part owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, a major league soccer team, and bought the Seattle Seahawks. Allen could sometimes be seen at games or chatting in the locker room with players.Associated Press writers Michael Liedtke in San Francisco and Lisa Baumann in Seattle contributed to this report.