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  • NFL set to defend $1B concussion settlement amid appeals

    November 19, 2015 7:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- The NFL will ask a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to uphold a potential $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. Critics appealing the settlement say it compensates some retirees at the expense of others. The awards could reach several million dollars for... more »
  • NFL plans to increase security inside and outside stadiums

    November 14, 2015 2:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL says it will increase security inside and outside its stadiums for Sunday's games, two days after the Paris terrorist attacks. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday that there will be more security and law enforcement personnel at the venues and in parking lots, along with other... more »
  • Lawyers agree to mediation in Tom Benson family feud

    November 12, 2015 8:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and trustees for his estranged daughter and grandchildren have agreed to mediation about Benson's lawsuit to take back stock in the teams, ousting them as non-voting owners of the NFL and NBA teams. The suit is scheduled for trial... more »
  • Saints win streak comes to an end, fall to Tennessee 34-28 at home

    November 8, 2015 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rookie Marcus Mariota passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns, including the winning 5-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano in overtime, and the Tennessee Titans snapped a six-game skid with a 34-28 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (4-5) led 21-10 but could... more »
  • Panthers outlast Colts in OT to stay unbeaten

    November 3, 2015 9:42 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Carolina Panthers remain the NFC's only unbeaten team, but they needed overtime to stay that way. Graham Gano drilled a 52-yard field goal at 9:38 of overtime to give the 7-0 Panthers a 29-26 win over Indianapolis. Both teams traded field goals on their first two possessions... more »
  • Bucs beat Falcons 23-20 in overtime after blowing big lead

    November 1, 2015 5:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back after blowing a 17-point lead, getting a 31-yard field goal from Connor Barth in overtime to beat the mistake-prone Atlanta Falcons 23-20 on Sunday. Matt Ryan tied the game for the Falcons (6-2) on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones with... more »
  • Saints survive scare, beat Colts on the road 27-21

    October 25, 2015 7:10 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Drew Brees threw for 255 yards and one touchdown, Khiry Robinson ran for two scores and the New Orleans Saints held off the Indianapolis Colts' late comeback try for a 27-21 victory Sunday. New Orleans (3-4) has won three of its last four. Indy (3-4) still leads the... more »
  • Turnover-prone Saints lose 39-17 at Philadelphia

    October 11, 2015 5:19 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Sam Bradford overcame two red-zone interceptions and threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, Fletcher Cox forced two fumbles on sacks and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New Orleans Saints 39-17 on Sunday. Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray each rushed for touchdowns to help the Eagles (2-3) break... more »
  • Saints' top draft choice Peat ready for likely first start

    October 9, 2015 4:35 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says the club is "looking at" playing first-round draft choice Andrus Peat at left tackle on Sunday in Philadelphia. Terron Armstead normally starts at that spot, but he has not practiced this week after playing through a knee injury in last... more »
  • Fournette on sitting out 2016: 'I'm drowning with my brothers' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 30, 2015 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SEC defensive units should be warned: Leonard Fournette's not going anywhere. LSU's record-setting running back responded late Tuesday to an NBC Sports article suggesting he sit out the 2016 season to avoid injuring himself and hurting his NFL potential. He says that isn't in the cards.... more »
  • Saints' Payton expects Brees to throw at practice all week

    September 30, 2015 11:06 AM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton says it's "safe to say" Drew Brees is going to throw at every practice this week as the quarterback attempts to come back from a right shoulder injury. Brees sat out last Sunday's 27-22 loss at Carolina because of a bruised rotator cuff in... more »
  • Saints lose at Carolina 27-22, fall to 0-3

    September 27, 2015 5:15 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - Cam Newton threw for 315 yards and a pair of touchdowns to tight end Greg Olsen and also ran for a score, and the Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 27-22 on Sunday. Luke McCown, starting in place of the injured Drew Brees, completed 31 of... more »
  • NFL asks for expedited appeal of 'Deflategate' ruling

    September 25, 2015 5:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited hearing in its appeal of a federal judge's decision to nix New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension. League attorneys said in a filing Friday afternoon that the appeal is important to... more »
  • Brees out for Saints this Sunday

    September 25, 2015 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints head coach Sean Payton told the media Friday that quarterback Drew Brees would not play this Sunday in South Carolina. Luke McCown will start in his place, according to WWL-TV . Brees bruised his rotator cuff in the Saints' loss to the Tampa Buccaneers... more »
  • NFL gets permission for limited use of drones

    September 24, 2015 5:38 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL's sky-high popularity will now include drones. The league has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration for limited use of drones. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to The Associated Press that the drones will not be used on the day... more »
  • NFL will only place team in London if it will be competitive

    September 24, 2015 4:46 PM

    LONDON - The NFL says it would only put a full-time franchise in London once all operational issues are worked out and the league is sure the team would be competitive. Mark Waller, NFL executive vice president of its international division, says there is no time frame for possibly... more »
  • Darren Sharper rape case co-defendants seek separate trials

    September 22, 2015 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in Louisiana sexual assault cases have asked a federal judge for separate trials. Erik Nunez and former St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi are the remaining defendants in state and federal cases in which Sharper has pleaded guilty.... more »
  • Darren Sharper rape case co-defendants seek separate trials

    September 22, 2015 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in Louisiana sexual assault cases have asked a federal judge for separate trials. Erik Nunez and former St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi (lih-CHAR'-ee) are the remaining defendants in state and federal cases in which Sharper has pleaded... more »
  • Saints lose 26-19 to Tampa Bay

    September 20, 2015 4:05 PM

    New Orleans - The Saints fell to 0-2 as lost to Tampa Bay 26-19 on Sunday. The Saints took a 7-3 lead in the 2nd quarter as Mark Ingram scored on an 11 yard touchdown rush. The Buccaneers then went on a 20-0 run into the 4th quarter,... more »
  • Sentencing reset for ex-NFL player Sharper in Vegas sex case

    September 17, 2015 9:39 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Sentencing has been reset to Dec. 17 for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony Las Vegas attempted sex assault case made part of a four-state plea agreement. Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld said Wednesday that prosecutors didn't oppose the delay during a Sept. 3 hearing in Clark... more »
  • Payton, Saints confident they can fix red-zone failures

    September 14, 2015 4:59 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints tight end Ben Watson grinned when former teammate Jimmy Gaham's name came up, saying he wasn't at all "sick" of hearing how much New Orleans' offense might miss the 6-foot-7 receiving target inside an opponent's 20-yard line. "However much time Jimmy was here, he was... more »
  • Saints drop season-opener 31-19 to Arizona

    September 13, 2015 10:32 PM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Carson Palmer threw three touchdown passes in his first game back from a torn ACL and the Arizona Cardinals opened their season with a 31-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Drew Brees threw for 355 yards, but the Saints had to settle for Zach... more »
  • Tim Tebow returns to SEC Network after cut by Eagles

    September 10, 2015 1:54 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tim Tebow is returning to the broadcast booth a week after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Florida quarterback will be back on the air with the SEC Network as a college football analyst. He'll resume his role on the network's two-hour pregame show starting... more »
  • Saints not rushing to judgment on Jordan's club incident

    September 9, 2015 7:17 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton and several players say they're withholding judgment while police look into allegations that defensive end Cameron Jordan touched a woman inappropriately at a New Orleans night club and then tried to physically intimidate her boyfriend. Accord to a complaint filed with New Orleans police,... more »
  • Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

    September 3, 2015 10:16 AM

    NEW YORK- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate." The surprise ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman came Thursday after more than one month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its... more »
  • Sony says 'Concussion' wasn't softened to placate NFL

    September 2, 2015 3:45 PM

    NEW YORK - Sony Pictures insists that the Will Smith film "Concussion" was not "softened" to placate the NFL. Emails leaked by last year's hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed executives, lawyers and filmmakers making edits to the film after wrestling with whether "Concussion" would antagonize the NFL. ... more »
  • Agent: Saints trade Saunders to Patriots for draft pick

    September 1, 2015 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The agent for NFL return specialist and receiver Jalen Saunders says the second-year pro has been traded from the New Orleans Saints to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. The 22-year-old Saunders, whose agent is Rocky Arceneaux, saw his first NFL action with... more »
  • Goodell, Brady due in court for 'Deflategate' case

    August 31, 2015 10:10 AM

    NEW YORK- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are expected in court after failing to settle the "Deflategate" scandal. Both sides are to appear before a federal court judge in Manhattan Monday for a status conference. The dispute centers on the legality of the NFL's... more »
  • Junior Galette out for the season with Achilles tear

    August 28, 2015 9:58 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Redskins coach Jay Gruden says outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles tendon. Galette is the fifth Redskins player lost to a season-ending injury in the preseason. The Saints traded Junior Galette to the Redskins earlier this year. more »
  • Saints add defensive tackle Hunter after Brown's injury

    August 18, 2015 3:29 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - The New Orleans Saints are bringing in defensive tackle David Hunter, who had worked out with the club earlier this week. The move, confirmed by Hunter's agent, Garriet Blair on Tuesday, comes shortly after an apparent right knee injury to newly signed defensive tackle... more »
  • Goodell in fed court over Brady lawsuit

    August 12, 2015 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and lawyers for the league are meeting with a federal judge in private to discuss settlement talks in the legal dispute with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady waited his turn Wednesday after a hearing in a Manhattan federal court. ... more »
  • Junior Seau posthumously inducted into NFL Hall of Fame

    August 8, 2015 11:50 PM

    CANTON, Ohio - Junior Seau's legacy lives on in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The linebacker was inducted into the Hall on Saturday night. Seau's daughter, Sydney, and his sons were on hand when their father's bust was unveiled in Canton, more than three years after Seau took his... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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