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  • Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

    April 21, 2017 8:22 AM

    BOSTON - Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives. Hernandez hanged himself in prison early Wednesday,... more »
  • Retrial denied for killer of NFL's Will Smith

    April 19, 2017 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has denied a new trial for the killer of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. State District Judge Camille Buras rejected numerous defense arguments for a new trial, including the claim of a newly found witness who said he heard more than two... more »
  • Ex-NFL player driving truck that ran over, killed daughter

    April 15, 2017 12:29 PM

    PHOENIX - Authorities say a former NFL player was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home. The Arizona Republic reports that police say Todd Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck the girl while... more »
  • Saints 2017 preseason opponents announced

    April 10, 2017 5:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints have announced their opponents for the 2017 preseason games. The team will play their first two preseason games on the road, followed by two home games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The kick off the preseason, the Saints will play the Cleveland Browns at... more »
  • All in the family Play Video

    April 6, 2017 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While NFL hopefuls were running drills for scouts on Wednesday at LSU's pro day, anxious parents watched from the stands at the LSU indoor practice facility, hoping their sons' dreams come true late this month. "He loves the game, and I told him if you have... more »
  • Amazon picks off NFL Thursday Night from Twitter

    April 5, 2017 1:37 PM

    NEW YORK - Amazon will stream NFL Thursday Night games this season, replacing Twitter. That means that technically, the games won't be free to stream, but they will be carried by broadcast networks. The games are available to members of Amazon Prime, which costs $99 per year. Prime, which comes... more »
  • Prosecutors rest in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

    April 3, 2017 10:49 AM

    BOSTON - Prosecutors have wrapped up their case in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez. The prosecution formally rested its case Monday after more than a month of testimony. The former tight end for the New England Patriots is charged with first-degree murder in the shootings of two... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star's killer

    March 23, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed. Cardell Hayes was scheduled for sentencing on Monday. However, state District Judge Camille Buras granted a defense attorneys' request for more time Thursday. No new date was set. A status... more »
  • Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

    March 20, 2017 11:06 AM

    NEW YORK - The search for Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is over. And the trail leads to Mexico. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Monday that department investigators relied on a tip from an informant and tracked Brady's jersey from last month's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons... more »
  • 'Bama star linebacker Foster sent home from NFL combine

    March 4, 2017 11:24 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that linebacker Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick, has been sent home from the NFL's annual combine. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL wasn't commenting on the situation. ESPN first reported Foster's departure,... more »
  • NFL considering making referees fulltime

    February 28, 2017 9:00 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL is considering making referees full-time employees and centralizing replay review at its New York headquarters as it aims for more consistent, shorter games. Those were the major topics of discussion when the league's competition committee met Tuesday in advance of the league's annual scouting combine. Falcons... more »
  • Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass

    February 24, 2017 7:55 AM

    BOSTON - A new book and a movie are in the works about Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" suspension he overcame to earn an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl ring. But Patriots Nation seems ambivalent, and the superstar quarterback's foes say they'll take a pass. Author Casey Sherman and Boston writer... more »
  • NFL retirees urged to sign up for settlement

    February 8, 2017 12:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Philadelphia is urging NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 of them to eventually be diagnosed with... more »
  • Airbnb follows Super Bowl ad with call to house 100K in need

    February 6, 2017 8:05 AM

    Airbnb is following up its Super Bowl ad calling for acceptance with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need. An announcement on the rental service's website says it plans to start with refugees, disaster survivors and relief workers, but wants "to... more »
  • President Trump says Patriots by 8 over Falcons

    February 5, 2017 5:13 PM

    HOUSTON - President Donald Trump is predicting an 8-point victory by the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Trump made the prediction during a Fox News interview taped Saturday and aired a few hours before the game. While Trump counts Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a friend and says... more »
  • Patriots stun Falcons with comeback OT victory in Super Bowl LI

    February 5, 2017 4:24 PM

    HOUSTON - Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game's history, and one of the greatest catches. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, and the Patriots came back from 25 points... more »
  • Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class

    February 4, 2017 8:45 PM

    HOUSTON - Running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis and quarterback Kurt Warner are part of the seven-man class heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sackmaster Jason Taylor and kicker Morten Andersen also made it in Saturday, along with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a contributor, and Seahawks safety... more »
  • Morten Andersen selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    February 4, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints legendary kicker Morten Andersen was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017, it was announced Saturday night. Andersen joins LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner & Jason Taylor make up 2017 class of the Pro FB Hall of Fame. The... more »
  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP honors

    February 4, 2017 7:46 PM

    HOUSTON - Quarterback Matt Ryan is the first Atlanta Falcons player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Ryan, also voted to the 2016 All-Pro Team by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL, earned 25 votes in balloting announced Saturday night... more »
  • Lawyer: Man shot former NFL running back Joe McKnight in self-defense

    February 3, 2017 1:56 PM

    GRETNA - A lawyer for the man accused of fatally shooting Joe McKnight says his client shot the former NFL running back in self-defense. In an email sent to The Associated Press late Thursday, Matthew Goetz wrote that "information provided from our sources" indicate the 28-year-old McKnight was shot while... more »
  • Report: Doritos reign supreme for Super Bowl LI snacks

    February 2, 2017 12:12 PM

    When the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons for Super Bowl LI, many Americans will be munching on Doritos, one report says. According to Jet.com, nacho cheese flavored Doritos is the top snack that America is planning to eat for the big game. Frito-Lay said last... more »
  • Elementary students in Port Allen to participate in NFL Saints camp

    January 30, 2017 12:53 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Cohn Elementary students in Port Allen will get the opportunity to participate in the NFL New Orleans Saints/ Gatorade Junior Training Camp on Friday, Feb. 3. The program targets third, fourth and fifth graders and focuses on getting more children playing the game of football, while... more »
  • Date announced for Saints-Dolphins game in London

    January 20, 2017 1:53 PM

    LONDON - The NFL says the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Baltimore Ravens in the first game at Wembley Stadium next season on Sept. 24. The Miami Dolphins will take on the New Orleans Saints the following weekend, Oct. 1, at English soccer's national stadium. The NFL has yet to... more »
  • Green Bay vs Dallas most watched divisional playoff game in NFL history

    January 16, 2017 4:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Green Bay's 34-31 win over Dallas was seen by an average of 48.5 million on Fox, the most-viewed NFL divisional playoff game ever. The game Sunday had a 26.1 rating and 46 share, the network said Monday, the highest-rated NFC divisional game since 1997. The rating is... more »
  • Steelers get rematch with Patriots for AFC title

    January 15, 2017 11:48 PM

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to get a rematch with the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. Chris Boswell set an NFL record with six field goals, Le'Veon Bell broke his own franchise playoff record by running for 170 yards as the Steelers advanced to the AFC title... more »
  • Catch by Cook sets up winning kick for Packers

    January 15, 2017 4:30 PM

    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2014 season after a thrilling finish in Dallas. Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, and the Packers edged the NFC's top-seeded Cowboys 34-31 on Sunday. The... more »
  • Lewis leads Pats over Texans 34-16 in playoffs

    January 14, 2017 11:45 PM

    Dion Lewis became the first player in NFL postseason history to score touchdowns by rushing, receiving and a kickoff return, leading New England to a 34-16 victory over the Houston Texans and pushing Tom Brady and the Patriots within two more wins of another title. The Patriots (15-2) weren't perfect... more »
  • Atlanta moving on after beating Seattle 36-20

    January 14, 2017 9:31 PM

    The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to the NFC championship game for the fourth time in franchise history, beating the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday. Matt Ryan threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns as Atlanta won just its second playoff game since 2004. Atlanta... more »
  • San Diego Chargers bolt to Los Angeles

    January 12, 2017 11:37 AM

    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades. Team chairman Dean Spanos made the announcement today in a letter posted on the... more »
  • All 4 divisional games regular-season rematches

    January 8, 2017 8:33 PM

    There will be a familiar feel to the NFL playoffs next weekend: Every divisional-round game will be a rematch from the regular season, the first time that's happened in six years. In the NFC, it's the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta... more »
  • LSU's Jamal Adams will enter NFL draft

    January 6, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football All-American safety Jamal Adams says he is going pro. Adams made the announcement that he was entering the NFL draft at LSU Football operations Friday morning. Adams started all 12 games for LSU’s defense in the 2016 season, earning First Team All American... more »
  • Report: Saints clean house, fire Joe Vitt, several assistant coaches

    January 5, 2017 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt and several assistant coaches were fired Thursday, per reports by WWLTV. Vitt, Bill Johnson, Greg McMahon, Stan Kwan and James Willis were all fired , according to WWLTV reporter Lyons Yellin. Vitt served as the assistant head... more »
  • Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    January 4, 2017 11:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann isn't happy with the San Francisco 49ers' decision to give Colin Kaepernick an award for "inspirational and courageous" player. Kaepernick sparked a national debate by kneeling during the national anthem before games as a way of protesting racial injustice and police... more »
  • A 1-15 record earned Browns top pick in April's NFL draft

    January 2, 2017 4:12 PM

    NEW YORK - A 1-15 record earned the Cleveland Browns the top pick in April's NFL draft. Since returning to the league as an expansion franchise in 1999, the Browns twice have used the No. 1 overall selection. In their first season, they chose Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch. The next... more »
  • Brother of former NFL player fatally shot in east New Orleans

    December 26, 2016 2:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man found fatally shot in east New Orleans has been identified as the brother of a former NFL player. WWL reports that 38-year-old Robert Smith, the brother of former New York Jets wide receiver Courtney Smith, was found lying in the front yard of a... more »
  • Man accused of killing former NFL player gets new lawyers

    December 20, 2016 11:49 PM

    GRETNA- New lawyers have signed on to defend the man accused of fatally shooting former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute. Court documents in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish show that attorneys Gerard Archer and Matthew Goetz asked Monday to delay a bond reduction... more »
  • Joe McKnight's family meets with DA

    December 14, 2016 10:19 AM

    GRETNA - An attorney for the family of slain former NFL running back Joe McKnight says the player's family has met with prosecutors to discuss next steps in the legal case against his accused shooter. Attorney George Tucker tells The New Orleans Advocate that McKnight's mother, his sister and the... more »
  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski to undergo back surgery Friday

    December 1, 2016 11:43 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.- Rob Gronkowski's season is likely over. The New England Patriots tight end was scheduled to have surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back, the team said in a statement Thursday night. He's likely to be out for eight weeks or more. The Super Bowl is scheduled... more »
  • Brees, Ingram, help Saints rout Rams, 49-21

    November 27, 2016 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns, Mark Ingram scored twice, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 49-21 on Sunday. Playing 10 days after being knocked unconscious in a Thursday night loss at Carolina, Ingram rushed for 146 yards on 14... more »
  • Star receiver Andre Johnson retires after 14 year-career

    October 31, 2016 11:23 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Star wide receiver Andre Johnson is retiring after 14 seasons in a career mainly spent with the Houston Texans. The 35-year-old Johnson is a seven-time Pro Bowl player now with Tennessee. Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement Monday that Johnson "in my opinion is one... more »
  • AP source: Dolphins to host Saints in UK in 2017

    October 30, 2016 1:02 PM

    MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins will host the New Orleans Saints in an NFL regular-season game in the United Kingdom next season, a person familiar with the scheduling of the match tells The Associated Press. No details on a date, stadium, kickoff time or other international games were made available... more »
  • Ex-NFL star sentenced in Nevada attempted sex assault case

    October 27, 2016 6:07 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A judge in Las Vegas has sentenced former NFL star Darren Sharper to as many as eight years in prison for attempted sexual assault as part of a four-state plea deal. Clark County District Judge Michelle Leavitt ordered Sharper on Thursday to serve the Nevada sentence concurrently... more »
  • Former NFL player Dennis Byrd killed in car accident

    October 15, 2016 10:09 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 50. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Byrd was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore. The Tulsa World first reported... more »
  • Cam Newton cleared to play for against Saints

    October 15, 2016 6:08 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton has been cleared from the NFL's concussion program and can play Sunday when Carolina visits New Orleans. The team said Saturday in a short statement that Newton had passed the league's concussion protocol. Previously, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the quarterback and 2015 league MVP was... more »
  • Las Vegas casino execs back stadium for Raiders

    October 10, 2016 9:28 PM

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Casino executives from Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International are urging Nevada lawmakers to support a convention center expansion and a Las Vegas stadium plan backed by one of their competitors. Steve Wynn said Monday that there's been no single thing in his career... more »
  • Brees, Saints stun Chargers in final minutes for 35-34 win

    October 2, 2016 8:04 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the final 4 minutes, 50 seconds to rally the New Orleans Saints to a stunning 35-34 victory on Sunday against Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers, who blew a 13-point lead by committing two crucial turnovers. Brees overcome two... more »
  • Saints fall to Falcons 45-32 in "Domecoming" anniversary game

    September 26, 2016 10:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints were hoping to ride the wave of emotion from a home crowd celebrating the ten year anniversary of the "Domecoming", instead the Atlanta Falcons reversed the outcome of that prior game that kicked off the return of Saints football to New Orleans. ... more »
  • Pete Carroll and Seahawks fined for excessive contact in OTA

    September 19, 2016 4:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Seattle coach Pete Carroll has been fined $200,000, the Seahawks have been fined $400,000 and will lose a fifth-round draft choice for violating the NFL's work rules on contact in the offseason. The Seahawks will forfeit the draft pick in 2017 and also lose a week of... more »
  • Admitted rapist Darren Sharper nominated to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    September 16, 2016 2:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The inclusion of former NFL safety and convicted rapist Darren Sharper on the Pro Football's Hall of Fame nomination list, shocked some people Friday and has started a national debate over who should be eligible for induction. Sharper, a five-time Pro Bowler, appeared on the list released... more »
  • GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study

    September 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are calling for an independent review of allegations the National Football League sought to improperly influence a government study into the link between football and brain disease. GOP leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee say in a letter sent Thursday to the Department of Health... more »
  • Twitter to launch app on Apple TV, others to stream NFL

    September 14, 2016 9:06 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A new Twitter app is coming to Xbox One, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, where viewers will be able to watch NFL games on Thursday nights. The short-messaging service secured the rights to stream 10 Thursday night games this year as it attempts to broaden its... more »
  • Oakland gamble pays off as Raiders top Saints 35-34

    September 12, 2016 12:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oakland gambled with a 2-point conversion that Derek Carr converted with a pass to Michael Crabtree for the winning points with 47 seconds left to help the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints 35-34 on Sunday. Carr hit Seth Roberts for a 10-yard touchdown setting up the... more »
  • NFL players, community rallies to save junior high's football season

    September 8, 2016 8:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – After historic flooding decimated Southside Junior High School, coaches said it would take a miracle for the football team to have a season. The school lost all of their equipment during the floods. But thanks to some local businesses and two NFL football players, they have... more »
  • Drew Brees agrees to third deal with Saints after prolific decade with team

    September 7, 2016 3:40 PM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints waited until the 11th hour. But they finally agreed to contract extension Wednesday, according to league sources -- four days before the quarterback's self-imposed Week 1 deadline. The extension will be announced as a five-year deal but contains an automatic... more »
  • Darren Sharper files notice of appeal in federal rape case

    August 27, 2016 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has filed a federal court notice that he now plans to appeal his conviction and nearly two-decade sentence in a drug and sexual assault case - a case in which he pleaded guilty. Sharper had pleaded guilty or no-contest in four states... more »
  • Browns trading linebacker, former LSU player Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

    August 25, 2016 7:50 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns are trading disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots for a 2017 fifth-round pick. The Browns selected Mingo with the No. 6 pick in 2013. The former LSU standout has recorded just seven sacks in three seasons and spent much of last season... more »
  • Judge to ex-NFL star Darren Sharper: can't ignore damage

    August 18, 2016 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge who more than doubled former NFL star Darren Sharper's prison sentence told him that courts cannot ignore the damage he inflicted on women and on society at large. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo (TREESH mil-AH-zoh) had rejected a multistate plea agreement's 9-year sentence... more »
  • Vikings DE, former LSU Tiger, Danielle Hunter hasn't turned 22 yet

    August 8, 2016 6:10 PM

    MANKATO, Minn. - In an atmosphere of constant turnover in the chase for fresher, cheaper NFL talent, age can be as much of an asset as size, smarts, speed and strength. Danielle Hunter was quite the addition to the Minnesota Vikings last year. Not only did he rank second among... more »
  • Saints cut Nicks, Armstead comes off PUP list

    August 8, 2016 2:39 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Saints coach Sean Payton says New Orleans has released veteran receiver Hakeem Nicks and starting left tackle Terron Armstead is coming off the team's physically-unable-to-perform list. Armstead is now cleared to practice for the first time since players reported for camp on July 27. Nicks, who... more »
  • Longtime Saints WR Lance Moore announces retirement

    August 8, 2016 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Longtime Saints wide receiver Lance Moore has announced he’ll be retiring from the NFL. Moore had signed with the Atlanta Falcons as of Friday, but he announced his decision to retire on Monday morning. Moore played for the Saints for eight season, including their 2009... more »
  • Brett Favre enters NFL Hall of Fame

    August 7, 2016 12:24 AM

    Canton, OH - Brett Favre, football's most durable quarterback and one of its greatest passers, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The first three-time MVP (1995-97) and an NFL champion in 1996, Favre played 20 pro seasons with four teams. He defined toughness in appearing in... more »

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