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  • Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    July 28, 2015 2:43 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is upholding the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game. In announcing his decision today, Goodell said that Brady had told an assistant to destroy the quarterback's cell phone -- either on... more »
  • NFL close to new football inspection rules

    July 27, 2015 3:28 PM

    The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league's plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy. But those... more »
  • Frank Alexander: Past and present Play Video

    July 27, 2015 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Frank Alexander has had a long and winding journey from his high school days at Southern Lab to the NFL as a defensive end with the Carolina Panthers. Last year he faced yet another major obstacle as he had to sit out the majority of the... more »
  • Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

    July 9, 2015 2:53 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Prosecutors in California have formally charged former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald with domestic violence and false imprisonment following allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child. The Santa Clara County district attorney's office announced the charges Thursday. McDonald also... more »
  • Former Tiger Flynn signs with Patriots

    June 11, 2015 5:29 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - Former LSU Tiger Quarterback Matt Flynn has signed with the New England Patriots, per ESPN's Dianna Russini on Twitter. Flynn has been a back-up for his entire NFL career but could see playing time this year. Patriots' Quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games for his... more »
  • First full-time female NFL official assigned

    June 5, 2015 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Sarah Thomas is among 10 new officials joining the NFL's crews this season. NFL officiating director Dean Blandino said Friday that Thomas will work as a line judge with veteran referee Pete Morelli. Thomas already had been announced as the first woman hired by the league as... more »
  • New Orleans Saints sign DE Cam Jordan through 2020

    June 2, 2015 12:32 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints and starting defensive end Cameron Jordan have agreed on a contract extension through the 2020 season. Jordan, who was New Orleans' first of two first-round draft choices in 2011, was entering the final season of his rookie contract. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel on Tuesday... more »
  • Sharper back in court Friday

    May 29, 2015 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in... more »
  • Benson trial won't be a spectacle

    May 19, 2015 11:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The billion - dollar legal fight over Tom Benson 's mental status will be closed, a judge decided Tuesday. The public will be barred from the trial in which estranged heirs of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner intend to argue that their patriarch was... more »
  • NFLPA: We will call Goodell as witness in 'Deflategate'

    May 15, 2015 11:29 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady wants to call Commissioner Roger Goodell as a witness in the appeal of the four-game suspension he was handed for "Deflategate." The NFL players union says in its appeal of the penalties that Goodell can't hear the appeal because one of the issues is his... more »
  • Saints agree to contract with 2, sign 4 others

    May 11, 2015 5:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints announced Monday the club has officially agreed to terms with LB Hau'oli Kikaha and QB Garrett Grayson on four-year contracts and has signed LB Davis Tull, DL Tyeler Davison, CB Damian Swann and RB/RS Marcus Murphy to four-year deals. Kikaha, 22, was selected by... more »
  • New charge for Aaron Hernandez: witness intimidation

    May 11, 2015 3:27 PM

    BOSTON - Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is facing another criminal charge: witness intimidation. Hernandez was convicted last month of killing a man in June 2013. He also faces two counts of murder in Boston, where he's accused of gunning down two men in 2012... more »
  • La'el Collins signs with Cowboys check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU lineman La'el Collins will play for the Dallas Cowboys, successfully landing with an NFL team after his draft prospects went off the rails. The Cowboys organization confirmed the news , which ESPN reported will net Collins $1.6 million guaranteed over three years. Several... more »
  • What's next for Brady, Patriots after 'Deflategate' report

    May 7, 2015 11:42 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - Tom Brady smiled away the Tuck Rule on the way to his first Super Bowl victory, flashing that dimple-chinned grin that said, "I had it all the time." The New England Patriots' illegal videotaping. His name popping up in baseball's steroid investigation. Shenanigans with the NFL injury... more »
  • Ahead of meeting with La'el Collins, Anthony Johnson posts picture from plane

    May 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anthony Johnson broke the Internet - as the kids say these days - when he posted a picture of himself and Mike Pouncey on an airplane, likely headed to Baton Rouge. The flight from the Miami area was set to land in Baton Rouge shortly before... more »
  • Collins' agent says his client is not meeting with NFL teams

    May 5, 2015 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - La'el Collins' agent says his client is not meeting with NFL teams about his pro football future at this time. Collins, who is represented by Deryk Gilmore, is an undrafted free agent because NFL teams decided against selecting the former All-Southeastern Conference offensive tackle from LSU in... more »
  • Buffalo Bills' Rex Ryan dines with La'el Collins in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 4, 2015 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Embattled former LSU standout La'el Collins quickly left dinner with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan Monday evening without saying much. Collins left Ruffino's on Highland Road and was followed closely behind by Ryan. Both men got into the same shiny SUV and drove off with... more »
  • Saints sign 13 free agents, release 3 veterans

    May 4, 2015 7:58 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints signed 13 undrafted free agents and released three defensive reserves Monday. The new players are: defensive linemen Tavaris Barnes of Clemson, Kaleb Eulls of Mississippi State, Ashaad Mabry of Texas-San Antonio and Bobby Richardson of Indiana; guards Doniel Gambrell of Notre Dame (Ohio) College... more »
  • Sources: La'el Collins to meet with NFL tonight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 4, 2015 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources tell WBRZ, La'el Collins will meet with an NFL coach Monday night, hours after leaving a meeting with Baton Rouge Police where he discussed his relationship with a murdered woman. WBRZ's sports director, Michael Cauble , reported on WBRZ News 2 at 6:00, he spoke... more »
  • Police confirm meeting with La'el Collins check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 1, 2015 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said they've agreed to a time and location to meet with La'el Collins, the LSU football star whom they wish to question about a woman's death last week. BRPD would not release the details of their meeting. They said before Collins had... more »
  • Draft starts without La'el Collins check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2015 10:27 PM

    CHICAGO - La'el Collins was not among the rookies who were welcomed to the NFL Draft ahead of the official start of the ceremony Thursday night. Collins, it is believed, skipped the show in an effort to meet with police in Baton Rouge concerning a murder investigation. A woman... more »
  • Collins set to lose millions after draft stock falls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With a dark cloud hanging over his head, football draft experts feel former LSU standout La'el Collins will miss out on millions of dollars by falling down the draft board. Last week Collins was a lock in the first round tabbed as one of the best... more »
  • NFL rejects Collins' supplemental draft request

    April 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    CHICAGO - The NFL rejected a request Thursday from LSU football star La'el Collins to be placed in a supplemental draft while police try to question him about a woman's murder in Baton Rouge. Collins' representatives made the request so they could have time to clear up the connection... more »
  • BRPD to meet with La'el Collins after draft

    April 30, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police investigating a murder in Baton Rouge said they've agreed to meet with LSU football standout La'el Collins after the NFL Draft to interview him about the victim, who police said he used to have a relationship with. Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said they're not... more »
  • Ravens cancel draft party in the wake of Baltimore riots

    April 28, 2015 4:22 PM

    BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Ravens have canceled an NFL draft party at their stadium in the wake of rioting in the city. The event was scheduled for Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens say the decision to cancel the party for their fans came "out of respect to... more »
  • NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

    April 28, 2015 1:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status. In a letter to team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year. Goodell says the NFL has been tax-exempt since 1942,... more »
  • Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

    April 22, 2015 2:07 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer's disease or moderate dementia someday. The settlement approved by a federal judge Wednesday would... more »
  • Saints release 2015 schedule

    April 21, 2015 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fans will get their first chance to see the New Orleans Saints in action on August 13 when the team visits the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., the team announced late Tuesday. Of the four preseason games, the first and last are... more »
  • Ex-pro Hernandez gets life sentence without parole

    April 15, 2015 9:38 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder. Hernandez stood impassively as the court officer announced the sentence Wednesday. It came shortly after he was found guilty on all charges in... more »
  • No verdict after 4 days of deliberations in Hernandez trial

    April 10, 2015 12:14 PM

    FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have completed a fourth day of deliberations with no verdict. The twelve jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of Odin... more »
  • Jets add former LSU running back Stevan Ridley to roster

    April 8, 2015 8:56 PM

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets further bolstered their offense by adding running back Stevan Ridley on Wednesday. The former Patriot agreed to a one-year deal with the team. Ridley played in only six games last year before tearing his right ACL. "He's excited for the opportunity... more »
  • Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

    March 30, 2015 1:22 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. In statement released Monday, the league announced that the... more »
  • Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    March 26, 2015 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. So far, Sharper has pleaded guilty to charges in Las... more »
  • Change to extra points likely in NFL

    March 25, 2015 2:29 PM

    PHOENIX - Spicing up the NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be coming for the 2015 season. While team owners didn't vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the issue will be a main focal point for the... more »
  • NFL unveils plans to mark league's 50th Super Bowl

    March 24, 2015 4:57 PM

    PHOENIX - The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the player's... more »
  • NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

    March 23, 2015 2:00 PM

    PHOENIX - The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season. The league said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy for the preseason and regular season. There were no blackouts last season, because the minimum number of... more »
  • Jimmy Graham traded to Seattle

    March 10, 2015 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a trade that will send Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN , the Saints will trade Graham to the Seahawks for center, Max Unger, and multiple draft picks. At least one... more »
  • Council OKs Los Angeles-area stadium backed by Rams owner

    February 25, 2015 1:58 AM

    INGLEWOOD, CA - The Inglewood City Council has approved plans to build a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner. With a 5-0 vote, the council approved the $2 billion plan at a meeting Tuesday night. The vote... more »
  • Byron Jones steals show on final day of NFL combine workouts

    February 23, 2015 4:03 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Connecticut defensive back Byron Jones' record-breaking performance had the NFL world abuzz Monday. He soared 12 feet, 3 inches in the broad jump -- 15 inches farther than Florida State's P.J. Williams, who was second among the defensive backs working out at the league's annual scouting combine Monday.... more »
  • After tense exchange, Aaron Hernandez murder trial resumes

    February 23, 2015 2:09 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumes after a tense exchange last week between the judge and a prosecutor. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told prosecutor William McCauley he could not ask the victim's sister anything about text messages sent minutes... more »
  • Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

    February 20, 2015 2:06 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The teams announced plans for the $1.7 billion stadium in Carson in a joint statement Thursday... more »
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013

    February 13, 2015 4:19 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, according to tax returns submitted by the league. The NFL on Friday released the amount Goodell earned in salary, bonus and pension compensation. Goodell made $35.1 million in 2012, with an additional $5 million in incentive pay and... more »
  • Benson says bring on mental exam

    February 10, 2015 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said Tuesday he's looking forward to taking mental and physical exams to prove his competency after a judge ordered them. The order from Civil District Judge Kern Reese comes after a lawsuit was filed to have the 87-year-old Benson declared... more »
  • LSU wide receivers coach Adam Henry leaves for 49ers

    February 8, 2015 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team is looking for a new wide receivers coach after Adam Henry left for the San Francisco 49ers, the school announced Sunday. Henry was the position coach for the past 3 years with LSU, mentoring players like Jarvis Landry and O'Dell Beckham Jr,... more »
  • Former Northwestern State player makes Super play, leaves with injury

    February 1, 2015 11:11 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Long before the miracle catch, improbable interception and the rest of what made this a wild Super Bowl, Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane made a big play, then went down with a gruesome arm injury. The injury to the former Northwestern State standout would turn out to... more »
  • Patriots beat Seahawks 28-24 to take Super Bowl XLIX

    February 1, 2015 6:09 PM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The New England Patriots won their 4th NFL title in one of the most dramatic finishes in Super Bowl history, as Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass at the Patriots 1 yard line with less than 20 seconds left to preserve a 28-24 win. The Seahawks built... more »
  • Former NFL player shares message of hope in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A message of hope and perseverance was the focal point at Hearts of Ease Family Life Church on Sunday. Former defensive and defensive tackle for the New York Jets, Dennis Byrd, talked about the day that put his life on a different course. In November... more »
  • Beckham Jr. wins NFL rookie of the year

    January 31, 2015 10:52 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., grabbed The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year award for 2014. Best known for the play of the year, his one-handed snag of a touchdown pass while falling backward against Dallas, the first-round pick (12th overall) from... more »
  • Goodell: No decision yet on discipline for Lynch

    January 30, 2015 1:03 PM

    PHOENIX - The NFL won't decide on any discipline for Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch until after the Super Bowl, commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Super Bowl news conference Friday. Lynch has kept all his media appearances this week to five minutes or less and hasn't said much. He... more »
  • Top Tigers in the Super Bowl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has had no shortage of players go on to play in the Super Bowl after their college career concludes. News 2's John Pastorek looks back in this edition of Louisiana Super Bowl legends. LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon played in one Super Bowl... more »
  • Beckham, Brees team up to set world record

    January 30, 2015 5:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Two of Louisiana's biggest football stars teamed-up Thursday to break a world record. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and former-LSU Wide Receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. shattered the Guinness World Record for most one-handed catches in a minute. The pair combined for 33 catches in just... more »
  • Louisiana's Super Bowl Legends check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, we took a look back at some of the greatest Louisiana Super Bowl Legends today on 2une In. The legendary coach Vince Lombardi once called Jim Taylor the most determined runner he'd ever seen. Taylor credits Lombardi... more »
  • NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

    January 28, 2015 3:04 PM

    BOSTON - A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers. The study published Wednesday says researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem... more »
  • AP: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    January 28, 2015 12:19 PM

    PHOENIX - An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws in each state and the District of Columbia finds that fewer than half contain all of the key principles of the model legislation. The laws were pushed for by the NFL after Washington state passed the first bill... more »
  • Saints shine in Pro Bowl

    January 26, 2015 6:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The New Orleans Saints had four players selected for this year's NFL Pro Bowl. Three of them shined in Team Irvin's 32-28 win over Team Carter. The brightest was Tight End Jimmy Graham. The Black and Gold's leading receiver caught three passes for 30 yards with... more »
  • Brady says he didn't touch footballs after choosing them

    January 22, 2015 4:46 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he didn't touch or think about the footballs used to get his team into the Super Bowl after he picked out the ones he wanted to throw. Brady said Thursday that he didn't know how New England ended up using underinflated balls... more »
  • NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

    January 22, 2015 11:07 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday. The league did not specify what the gesture was in the win over... more »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    January 22, 2015 2:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
  • Collins shows off skill set during Senior Bowl week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2015 11:44 PM

    MOBILE, AL - La'el Collins showed he was one of the best offensive linemen in the country at LSU: now he's trying to show pro scouts he can do the same in the NFL during Senior Bowl week. Collins worked out with the South team Wednesday at practice, sporting... more »
  • Report: NFL finds Patriot game balls were deflated

    January 21, 2015 2:10 AM

    The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated Press... more »
  • LSU's Collins featured as Senior bowl week kicks off

    January 20, 2015 7:12 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - More than 100 NFL prospects are going through a week of evaluation at the Senior Bowl. That includes getting weighed and measured in their underwear before hundreds of onlookers from the NFL on Tuesday morning. The rest of the week is packed with interviews, meetings and... more »
  • Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

    January 19, 2015 1:59 AM

    For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots. In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s,... more »
  • Seahawks rally, stun Packers 28-22 to win NFC Championship

    January 18, 2015 6:23 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will... more »
  • Manning, citing thigh injury, won't play in Pro Bowl

    January 18, 2015 1:54 PM

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning is skipping the Pro Bowl because his right thigh injury hasn't gotten much better in the week since the Denver Broncos were bounced from the playoffs. Manning calls it "a great honor" to be selected to the game and he's "always taken the obligation... more »
  • Hunter makes NFL draft choice official

    January 9, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU junior Danielle Hunter formally announced his intention to enter the NFL draft Friday. Hunter told News 2 earlier this week he would not return to LSU for another season. On Friday he said coming to LSU was the best decision of his life. "I... more »
  • Aaron Hernandez murder trial to begin with jury selection

    January 9, 2015 2:30 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for... more »
  • Investigator: NFL should have sought more in Rice case

    January 8, 2015 1:13 PM

    NEW YORK - A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player. Robert Mueller released the report Thursday, saying that the NFL had substantial... more »
  • Former Tiger Beckham going to the Pro Bowl, replacing Megatron

    January 8, 2015 5:36 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is going to the Pro Bowl. The NFL announced Wednesday that Beckham has been chosen to replace the injured Calvin Johnson of Detroit in the Jan. 25 game. Beckham, who had 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12... more »
  • Romo rides late touchdown pass to lift Cowboys to 24-20 Wild Card win over Lions

    January 4, 2015 11:00 PM

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years. The Cowboys (13-4) wiped out... more »
  • Colts pull away from Bengals for 26-10 victory

    January 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel "Boom" Herron ran for another score and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round Sunday. The Colts (12-5) head to Denver (12-4) next week Sunday; Luck is 0-2 in the postseason... more »
  • Panthers defense shuts down Arizona on the way to 27-16 Wild Card win

    January 3, 2015 11:32 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Carolina's defense set an NFL record for fewest yards allowed in a postseason game, and the Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 on Saturday. It was Carolina's first playoff win in nine years and Newton's first playoff... more »
  • Ravens bounce division rival Steelers out of playoffs 30-17

    January 3, 2015 11:30 PM

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The rarely flustered Joe Flacco tossed two second-half touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 on Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game. Flacco hit Torrey Smith for an 11-yard score in the third quarter and found Crockett Gillmore with a 21-yard pass... more »
  • Mother of NFL great Jerry Rice dies

    January 1, 2015 7:16 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Eddie B. Rice, the mother of former NFL great Jerry Rice, has died. She was 77. Rice died at a Jackson hospital on Christmas Day. The cause of death was not released. Jerry Rice wrote about his mother's death on Twitter, saying "thank u all for the... more »
  • Jets fire coach Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik

    December 29, 2014 8:02 AM

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets have fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history. With the Jets (4-12) failing to make the postseason for the fourth straight season, owner Woody Johnson opted to clean house Monday... more »
  • Tips for LSU fans headed to Nashville

    December 27, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU fans are getting ready to hit the road right behind the tigers. The football team left Saturday and fans trailed right along. Ashley Richard got on the road today to make it to Tennessee in time for Tuesday's game. " I'm going to Tennessee,... more »
  • Manning wants to play next season

    December 25, 2014 7:37 PM

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning says he plans to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for his 18th NFL season. Manning was asked during his weekly news conference Wednesday if there was a set of circumstances that would lead him to retire. He replied: "I have not thought... more »
  • Redskins' RG3 limited with sprained shoulder

    December 24, 2014 12:20 PM

    ASHBURN, Va. - Robert Griffin III is dealing with a sprained right shoulder as he prepares for the Washington Redskins' season finale against the Dallas Cowboys. Griffin was limited in practice Wednesday. He appeared to be throwing normally during the portion of the workout open to reporters. Coach Jay Gruden... more »
  • Graham, Evans earn Pro Bowl nods for Saints

    December 23, 2014 11:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jimmy Graham and Jahri Evans will represent the New Orleans Saints in the 2015 Pro Bowl, the only two Saints picked in a disappointing season for the black and gold. Graham earned his 3rd nomination on the strength of 79 catches for 835 yards and 10... more »
  • Former Tiger Ferguson gets stomped, Raiola gets suspended

    December 22, 2014 11:50 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stomped on Bears, and former LSU, defensive tackle Ego Ferguson on Sunday. The punishment was handed down by Merton Hanks, the NFL's Vice President of Football Operations, comes following Raiola's sixth rules violation... more »

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