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  • 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 »
  • Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals agree to 5-year, $62.5M deal

    August 2, 2016 4:42 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Cardinals and All-Pro defensive back Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to a five-year, $62.5 million contract extension, with $40 million guaranteed. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the... more »
  • NFL extends partnership with Snapchat

    August 2, 2016 4:33 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL and Snapchat have announced a multiyear partnership, strengthening the relationship with the league and the mobile storytelling platform. The NFL worked with Snapchat during the 2015 season, when it says more than 70 million people viewed Snapchat's live stories surrounding NFL games and events.... more »
  • Debate commission: Democrats didn't rig debate schedule

    July 31, 2016 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - The NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's claim that Democrats rigged the debate schedule so that two of the three debates would occur during football games. In a statement released Sunday, the commission said it started working more than 18 months ago... more »
  • Trump says presidential debates shouldn't compete with NFL

    July 30, 2016 9:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall. The billionaire businessman also says that the football league has complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter. An NFL spokesman says the... more »
  • Sean Payton: Good first day at camp

    July 29, 2016 11:37 AM

    This is a transcript of Saints head coach Sean Payton's Thursday press conference from the New Orleans Saints. Opening Statement: “Basically, (this is) the first day for us, install-wise. (It was) a non-padded practice. I thought the tempo was pretty good. We were a little bit ahead... more »
  • Peterson makes grand entrance, Cardinals aim high for 2016

    July 29, 2016 8:43 AM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson arrived at training camp via helicopter, a grand entrance befitting a team with great expectations. With nearly everyone back from a 13-3 season - a journey immortalized in the acclaimed "All or Nothing" video series - the team is embracing the idea that... more »
  • Saints aid flood recovery near West Virginia training camp

    July 27, 2016 5:43 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - The New Orleans Saints have spent much of their first full day in West Virginia helping the community where they're opening training camp recover from disastrous flooding. Much of the Saints' efforts were focused on a park where there are playing fields, public tennis and... more »
  • Williams says he was drug tested "at least 500 times" in NFL

    July 11, 2016 1:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Former running back Ricky Williams says he went through "at least 500" drug tests during his 11-year NFL career. The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas and first-round draft pick by New Orleans in '99 tells Sports Illustrated in a film to be released on SI.com... more »
  • Lawsuit against NFL by former players will go to court

    July 1, 2016 8:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - More than 1,500 former players claiming that NFL teams and their training staffs dispensed powerful drugs while misleading them about the health risks will get their day in court. Federal judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California denied a motion Friday to dismiss the players'... more »
  • Andrew Luck signs new contract with Colts

    June 30, 2016 11:20 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck has signed a new contract with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. The $140 million deal was completed Wednesday with Luck, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft. Owner Jim Irsay revealed the maximum value on Twitter, calling it... more »
  • Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82

    June 28, 2016 10:15 AM

    Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82. His agent, James Solano, said Ryan died Tuesday in Kentucky. He did not give a cause. The always outspoken Ryan... more »
  • Benson properties 'business as usual' after settlement

    June 17, 2016 3:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A spokesperson for Tom Benson said Friday that the New Orleans Saints owner’s properties will remain “business as usual” after a settlement was reached between Benson and trustees. The spokesperson for Benson said the terms of the settlement will remain confidential, but both the National Football... more »
  • Former NFL player Will Smiths blood alcohol level was above legal limit

    May 31, 2016 7:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former NFL New Orleans Saints player Will Smith's blood alcohol level was higher than the legal state limit when he was involved in road rage incident that resulted in him being shot and killed last month. According to sources, Smith's BAC was .20, while the state's legal limit... more »
  • NFL's Cam Newton brings Nickelodeon series to White House

    May 31, 2016 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has scored big for his new Nickelodeon series that launches Friday. Newton brought 10-year-old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House to interview Michelle Obama for the cable TV series "All in with Cam Newton." The NFL star helps kids fulfill some of their... more »
  • New Orleans loses to Atlanta in bid for 2019 Super Bowl

    May 24, 2016 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2019 Super Bowl will be held in Atlanta after the city beat New Orleans in a majority vote on Tuesday. New Orleans made it to the fourth round before losing to Atlanta, who will host the Feb. 3, 2019 Super Bowl LIII in a new... more »
  • Report: NFL sought to improperly influence study on brain injuries

    May 23, 2016 1:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior House Democrat has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. The report by New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the... more »
  • Honey Badger could become highest paid safety in NFL

    May 16, 2016 5:45 PM

    PHOENIX - While a season-ending ACL tear may have sidelined Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger "don’t care." Neither do the Arizona Cardinals as they’re likely to present him with a contract that could make the former LSU Tiger the highest-paid safety in the NFL. Ian Rapport of NFL.com... more »
  • Jones first Tiger off the board; LB picked by Atlanta

    April 29, 2016 10:00 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach... more »
  • Saints draft Buckeye WR Thomas in 2nd round

    April 29, 2016 9:06 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas with their second-round pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas, who was picked 47th overall, caught 56 passes for 781 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Buckeyes. His selection comes... more »
  • Saints draft defensive lineman Rankins with 12th pick

    April 28, 2016 10:02 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have selected defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft. The 6-foot-1, 299-pound Rankins starred at Louisville, where he played defensive tackle and had six sacks, as well as 13 tackles for losses last season. The selection provides... more »
  • QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick

    April 28, 2016 8:44 PM

    CHICAGO, IL - The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. It's the second straight year that two QBs were the first names... more »
  • Business owner, former NFL WR shot in leg during robbery

    April 25, 2016 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers and Baton Rouge business owner was shot early Monday morning during a robbery at a townhouse in the city. 37-year-old Nathan Black was shot in the leg, according to his Facebook page. Black owns a personal training facility... more »
  • Trump on Deflategate: 'Leave Tom Brady alone'

    April 25, 2016 2:38 PM

    WARWICK, R.I. - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is weighing in on Deflategate, saying "Leave Tom Brady alone." Trump made his comments during a campaign appearance in Rhode Island on Monday, soon after a federal appeals court ruled the New England Patriots quarterback must serve a four-game suspension imposed... more »
  • Johnny Manziel violence case to go to grand jury Thursday

    April 19, 2016 12:31 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas prosecutors say they will present the family violence case against troubled NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel to a grand jury this week. A spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney said the case will be presented Thursday, with a likely decision announced Monday. Manziel, a former... more »
  • Funeral for Hokie Gajan on Friday

    April 13, 2016 2:57 PM

    MADISONVILLE- Funeral arrangements for the longtime New Orleans Saints broadcaster, Hokie Gajan, will be held Friday. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Anselm Catholic Church at 306 St. Mary Street in Madisonville. Eulogies will be at 2:30 p.m. and the funeral mass will begin at 3 p.m.... more »
  • Attorney: Will Smith did not brandish gun

    April 13, 2016 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for the family of Will Smith says the former New Orleans Saints star did not brandish a gun or have it on him before he was shot to death. Peter Thompson, an attorney for the Smith family, gave an account of the shooting Wednesday based... more »
  • Court hearing set in death of ex-Saints player

    April 11, 2016 9:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Court records show the 28-year-old man arrested in the shooting death of a former New Orleans Saints player, Will Smith, will appear before a state judge in Orleans Parish Criminal Court. Cardell Hayes, who's being held one $1 million dollar bond in the death of Will Smith, will... more »
  • Former LSU football player suspended from NFL for 4 games

    April 8, 2016 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, will miss the first four games of the 2016 NFL Season with the Atlanta Falcons. Collins violated the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to NFL.com on Friday. The Mississippi native was picked in the second round of the NFL draft by the... more »
  • New trial date for Sharper co-defendants

    April 8, 2016 4:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new trial date of July 11 has been set for the two Louisiana co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in a federal drug and sexual assault case. Sharper pleaded guilty in the federal case in New Orleans, as well as to related charges in state... more »
  • Saints announce preseason game opponents

    April 7, 2016 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Saints have announced their four preseason game opponents for the start of its upcoming 50th season. The Saints will play their first two games on the road starting with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium and then go on to face the Houston Texans... more »
  • NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

    April 5, 2016 10:08 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. When the league negotiated its latest Thursday deal, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an "over the top" broadcast. It previously with Yahoo streamed a game from London this past season that took... more »
  • Saints coach Sean Payton agrees to 5-year contract

    March 23, 2016 11:12 AM

    BOCA RATON - Saints coach Sean Payton says he has agreed to a new five-year contract through 2020. Payton had two years remaining on his current deal at about $8 million per season. He hasn't signed the new contract yet, but had it in his briefcase at the NFC coaches'... more »
  • Federal court hearing set on Sharper's latest plea deal

    March 22, 2016 4:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal court hearing is scheduled for former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges involving the drugging and rape of women in four states. Tuesday's hearing in New Orleans is the first for Sharper since he decided to maintain his guilty plea... more »
  • Packed house for Peyton expected 1 last time

    March 7, 2016 12:31 PM

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is going to miss quite a bit about football. Here are some he listed during his retirement news conference: - Steak dinners at a place in Indianapolis after wins. - Battles against players such as John Lynch and Troy Polamalu (to name a few). -... more »
  • Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

    March 6, 2016 2:35 PM

    ENGLEWOOD - The Denver Broncos are confirming that Peyton Manning is retiring after 18 seasons in the NFL. A month after Denver's victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the nearly 40-year-old quarterback has informed Broncos general manager John Elway he's calling it a career. Manning is going... more »
  • AP Source: Colston told he'll be cut by Saints

    February 24, 2016 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the decision says Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston has been informed he'll be released by the only NFL club for which he has played during his 10-year pro career. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity... more »
  • Documents: Ex-NFL star Sharper has new plea hearing Thursday

    February 16, 2016 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents show that former NFL star Darren Sharper has a new plea hearing set for Thursday, further indication that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Earlier this month, court records showed that Sharper had renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors... more »
  • Security heavy and visible around Super Bowl

    February 7, 2016 3:10 PM

    SANTA CLARA - Security was heavy and visible Sunday around Super Bowl locations, from hotels in San Francisco to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Drones are banned around the stadium and there are overall flight restrictions. And San Francisco will not have large-scale public viewing spot downtown, unlike the way... more »
  • Cam Newton wins NFL Most Valuable Player award

    February 6, 2016 9:49 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Cam Newton has won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide. The Carolina Panthers' All-Pro quarterback, who will lead his team in Sunday's Super Bowl against Denver, received 48 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover... more »
  • Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall

    February 6, 2016 9:23 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 also includes contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr. and senior selection Dick Stanfel. The announcement was made Saturday, a day before the... more »
  • Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

    February 6, 2016 2:50 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. That's the lowest price of a ticket to the big game on Sunday, according to an executive from the online ticket marketplace StubHub. Prices are holding steady, said Jason Deppen, StubHub's director of field operations. "We're... more »
  • Goodell vows to help Oakland, San Diego teams get new venues

    February 5, 2016 3:45 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday "to do everything possible" to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. Goodell says: "The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the teams... more »
  • Saints Browner's social media posts forecast departure from Saints

    February 5, 2016 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints cornerback Brandon Browner has posted messages on social media saying farewell to New Orleans and alluding to the "next chapter" in his NFL career. The Saints have not announced a decision to release Browner, which under NFL rules could not take place until Monday. ... more »
  • Coldplay to honor past present and future at Super Bowl

    February 4, 2016 4:56 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future. At a press conference Thursday, the band said that they will have the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles there to represent the future and Beyonce -... more »
  • Document: Ex-NFL star Sharper, US renew plea negotiations

    February 4, 2016 4:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents say former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense - which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Sharper had pleaded guilty as part of a deal... more »
  • Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

    January 31, 2016 11:17 PM

    HONOLULU - Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks star, who was the first player picked in the all-star game's draft, led scoring drives on three of Team Irvin's first... more »
  • NFL players question teams' attitudes on health

    January 31, 2016 3:35 PM

    An Associated Press survey of 100 NFL players finds that fewer than half think the league's clubs, coaches and team doctors have the athletes' best interests at heart when it comes to health and safety. The divide between older and younger players is striking. Barely a third of the players... more »
  • Brett Favre to be headline speaker at LSU Football Coaches Clinic

    January 30, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers are getting the help from some NFL star power over the off season. National Football League star and Gulfport native Brett Favre will be the headline speaker at the LSU Football Coaches Clinic, according to LSU Football spokesperson Michael Bonnette. Excited... more »
  • Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win

    January 28, 2016 11:18 AM

    BOSTON - A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached - yet he says he has no regrets. Thirty-one-year-old Burke O'Connell says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance... more »
  • Newton, Panthers rout Cardinals, 49-15 for NFC title

    January 24, 2016 10:16 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina's big-play defense stifled Arizona's top-ranked offense in a 49-15 romp Sunday for the NFC championship. The NFL's new top man at quarterback - Newton is an All-Pro this season - will lead the Panthers against... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • No immediate ruling in Benson competency case

    January 21, 2016 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawyer says it will likely be about a month before a Louisiana appeals court rules on the mental competency of Tom Benson, the owner of the NFL's Saints and the NBA's Pelicans. A three-judge panel of the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal heard closed-door... more »
  • Bills hire NFL's first full-time female assistant coach

    January 21, 2016 8:29 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y.- The Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith to be their special teams quality control coach, making her the first full-time female member of an NFL coaching staff. The team announced the move in a release Wednesday night. Smith spent last season working as an administrative assistant for Bills... more »
  • Conference title games: Cards at Panthers, Pats at Broncos

    January 17, 2016 8:23 PM

    DENVER - The championship games are set, with the top two seeds in each conference coming through with victories over the weekend. In the AFC, it will be the New England Patriots at the Denver Broncos; in the NFC it's the Arizona Cardinals at the Carolina Panthers. The winners meet... more »
  • Manning, Broncos beat Steelers 23-16, reach AFC title game

    January 17, 2016 8:00 PM

    DENVER - Peyton Manning rescued the butter-fingered Broncos with a late touchdown drive and Denver advanced to the AFC championship game with a 23-16 win over Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Broncos (13-4) will host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (13-4) next weekend. Manning... more »
  • Panthers beat Seahawks 31-24, reach NFC title game

    January 17, 2016 3:51 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N. C. - The two best teams in the NFC will play for a spot in the Super Bowl. Cam Newton, with the help of Jonathan Stewart, led the Carolina Panthers to a huge halftime lead, then hung on for 31-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The... more »
  • Osweiler active to be Manning's backup vs. Steelers

    January 17, 2016 3:45 PM

    DENVER - Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler is active and available to relieve Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos' playoff game against the battered Pittsburgh Steelers. Osweiler missed nearly two weeks of practice with a sprained right knee before returning Friday. With Osweiler available, the Broncos (12-4) deactivated QB Trevor Siemian.... more »
  • Alabama's Henry, Robinson leaving early for NFL draft

    January 15, 2016 3:29 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson are heading to the NFL. The two juniors announced their intentions to enter the draft on Friday, four days after helping lead the Crimson Tide to its fourth national title in seven seasons. They're... more »
  • Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

    January 13, 2016 2:57 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Officials say guards at Kern Valley State Prison found the 40-year-old Phillips unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight Wednesday. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • NFL approves Rams to LA, Chargers option to join

    January 13, 2016 4:47 AM

    HOUSTON- NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility, The Associated Press has learned. The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the... more »
  • Thrilling win for Seattle and tight game in suburban DC

    January 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    UNDATED - The road team is 4-0 thus far in the NFL playoffs, which means each wild-card team has advanced to the divisional playoffs. The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks each shook off slow starts to win on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers threw for a pair of first-half touchdowns and... more »
  • Trump tells 3,000 in Reno NFL has gone 'soft' like the US

    January 10, 2016 7:21 PM

    RENO, Nev. - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he doesn't watch professional football much anymore because the NFL has gone "soft" like the United States. Trump drew the analogy during a campaign speech to more than 3,000 people in downtown Reno on Sunday while casino sportsbooks were jammed with... more »
  • Seahawks escape with 10-9 win over Vikings after Walsh miss

    January 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Blair Walsh's 27-yard field goal try into the frigid wind for Minnesota hooked left with 22 seconds remaining, handing the Seattle Seahawks a 10-9 victory over the stunned Vikings in their wild-card round playoff game in below-zero weather Sunday. The Seahawks (11-6) didn't score until Russell Wilson's short... more »
  • Seahawks-Vikings playing through third coldest NFL game ever

    January 10, 2016 3:04 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings have kicked off their wild-card round game with an official temperature of minus-6 degrees. That makes this tied for the third-coldest kickoff temperature in league history, according to NFL.com. The record, of course, is the famous Ice Bowl game on Dec. 31,... more »
  • Countdown to NFL playoffs concludes

    January 9, 2016 6:34 PM

    Surging Kansas City has taken its 10-game winning streak on the road to face AFC South champ Houston in the first AFC Wild Card game. At the half the Chiefs had a 13-0 lead. Alex Smith has led a resurgent Kansas City team that struggled through a 1-5 start... more »
  • Sean Payton to stay with Saints

    January 6, 2016 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed he is staying in New Orleans at a Wednesday afternoon press conference. "This is where I plan on coaching," he said. "I don't envision myself coaching for any other club." Payton said the Saints have challenges ahead of them,... more »

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