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  • 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 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 »
  • Saints lead Bears 24-8 in 4th quarter

    December 15, 2014 9:11 PM

    CHICAGO - Still in control of their own playoff destiny, the New Orleans Saints played strong against the Chicago Bears Monday night, taking a 24-8 advantage into the fourth quarter. Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, and the Saints defense forced two turnovers to take command of the game... more »
  • Panthers move into NFC South 1st place with 19-17 win over Tampa Bay

    December 14, 2014 6:25 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Derek Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, Graham Gano kicked four field goals and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-17 on Sunday to remain alive in the NFC South playoff race. The win, coupled with Atlanta's loss to Pittsburgh, leaves the... more »
  • Steelers top Falcons, knock dirty birds out of NFC South 1st place

    December 14, 2014 6:17 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 360 yards, William Gay returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 27-20 Sunday. The Steelers (9-5) remained a half-game behind Cincinnati in the AFC North with their second straight win. The Falcons (5-9) ensured themselves of... more »
  • LSU's La'el Collins dominates award season Play Video

    December 12, 2014 12:01 AM

    When offensive tackle La'el Collins made the decision to stay for his senior year, he was going against the recent trends at LSU. In the past two years alone, 17 Tigers have declared early for the NFL draft. Well it looks like his patience will pay off, literally. ... more »
  • Source: Saints tell WR Morgan he's been cut

    December 9, 2014 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says the Saints have told receiver Joe Morgan that he has been released. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the roster move has not been announced. Morgan, whose release was first reported by... more »
  • Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons rally for 43-37 win

    December 9, 2014 4:20 AM

    GREEN BAY, WI - Eddie Lacy ran for a touchdown and caught one of Aaron Rodgers' three TD passes, and the Green Bay Packers built a 24-point lead before holding off the Atlanta Falcons for a 43-37 victory Monday night. The Packers (10-3) earned their fifth consecutive victory to stay... more »
  • Olsen to play for Panthers vs. Saints

    December 7, 2014 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who has been dealing with knee soreness, is available to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Olsen had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report after missing last Wednesday's practice and then participating on a limited basis later in... more »
  • Saints running back Robinson back at practice

    December 3, 2014 4:30 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson, who has missed the past six games with a forearm injury, has returned to practice on a limited basis. Coach Sean Payton says Robinson is using a brace and that everything looked good in Wednesday's practice, though the team still wants... more »
  • Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

    December 2, 2014 5:42 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Miami Dolphins kept their playoff hopes intact by rallying for a 16-13 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night when Caleb Sturgis made a 26-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining. Miami (7-5) rallied in an old-fashioned - some might say dull - slugfest... more »
  • St. Louis police group criticizes Rams players

    December 1, 2014 10:36 AM

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Police Officers Association says the five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before Sunday's game should be disciplined and the NFL should publicly apologize. Some witnesses said Michael Brown, who was black, had his hands up before being fatally shot by white... more »
  • Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

    November 28, 2014 2:30 PM

    The NFL players' union says Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension. An association spokesman says the suspension has been "vacated, effective immediately." The appeal was heard earlier this month by a former federal judge. She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped its authority when it modified... more »
  • Johnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago

    November 27, 2014 2:59 PM

    DETROIT - Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. After losing at Arizona and New England and falling out of first place in the NFC... more »
  • Rare Monday night doubleheader for NFL

    November 24, 2014 10:51 AM

    UNDATED - The NFL has a rare two-game schedule for Monday night football tonight. The Ravens-Saints game in New Orleans was scheduled, but the Bills-Jets game is a late addition. The later game had to be moved from Buffalo to Detroit after areas of western New York were buried under... more »
  • Beckham Jr.'s spectacular catch not enough as Giants fall to Cowboys 31-28

    November 23, 2014 11:36 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - LSU fans might be used to seeing such plays, but on Sunday night, Odell Beckham Junior made a catch that will go down as one of the greatest in NFL history, although his New York Giants still lost to Dallas 31-28 on Sunday night. In... more »
  • NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets

    November 20, 2014 3:51 PM

    BUFFALO, NY - A league spokesman says a severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting Buffalo has led the NFL to relocate the Bills home game against the New York Jets on Sunday. Michael Signora said Thursday that the NFL has yet to determine where the game will be played. The decision comes... more »
  • Saints without Cooks, Bush during stretch run

    November 17, 2014 3:32 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints will have to continue their chase for an NFC South title without a pair of starters: receiver Brandin Cooks and safety Rafael Bush. Agent Jeff Sperbeck says Cooks had surgery on Monday on his broken thumb and that his recovery time is expected to... more »
  • Patriots apologize after thanking racist tweeter

    November 14, 2014 10:00 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The New England Patriots are apologizing after sending out a tweet to thank a "fan" with a racist Twitter handle. The Patriots were holding a promotion to celebrate becoming the first NFL team with 1 million Twitter followers. The team asked fans to retweet a message about... more »
  • Tannehill, former Tiger Landry lead Dolphins over Bills

    November 14, 2014 6:10 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Ryan Tannehill shook off five sacks and a third-quarter deficit, throwing for two late touchdowns to help the Miami Dolphins break a streak of three consecutive losses to Buffalo with a 22-9 win Thursday. Tannehill went 26 for 34 for 240 yards and threw touchdown... more »
  • In college, field goals aren't a sure thing

    November 12, 2014 4:05 PM

    Whenever an NFL kicker attempts a field goal from inside 50 yards these days, success seems inevitable. That isn't the case in college. Just two weeks ago, Duke beat Pittsburgh 51-48 in overtime after Chris Blewitt missed a 26-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Panthers.... more »
  • Sproles helps lift Eagles to 45-21 win over Carolina

    November 10, 2014 11:18 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Darren Sproles had two touchdowns, Sanchez threw for two scores and the defense sacked Cam Newton nine times to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers 45-21 Monday night. Filling in for an injured Nick Foles, Sanchez had 332 yards passing in his first start since... more »
  • Union files grievance vs. NFL in Peterson case

    November 10, 2014 5:12 PM

    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA cited Monday "explicit language in a signed agreement" from Sept. 18, when Peterson was placed on a special commissioner's exempt list following his indictment on... more »
  • Rodgers throws 6 TDs, Packers rout Bears 55-14

    November 10, 2014 1:59 AM

    GREEN BAY, WI - Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes to tie the Green Bay game record and match the NFL record for a half, and the Packers routed the reeling Chicago Bears 55-14 on Sunday night. Rodgers was 18 of 27 for 315 yards, throwing scoring passes of 73... more »
  • Cowboys owner would like to see a team in London

    November 6, 2014 11:48 AM

    LONDON - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would like to see the NFL put a team in London. Jones, one of the most outspoken owners in professional sports, is in Britain to watch his team face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. "On a personal basis, and speaking... more »
  • Saints embracing timely 3-game 'dome' stand

    November 5, 2014 6:00 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton sounds conflicted when the topic turns to his extraordinary success in the Superdome in recent years. Payton is pleased to remind Saints fans that they can create an advantage for their team by being excruciatingly loud at the right moments. He's less comfortable playing... more »
  • Saints put FB Johnson on IR

    November 4, 2014 10:30 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have placed fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve, ending his season. Johnson, whose knee injury shelved him for New Orleans' previous game at Carolina, played in seven games this season with one start. The Saints needed Johnson to play a regular role... more »
  • Luck throws for 4 TDs, Indy routs Giants 40-24

    November 4, 2014 1:59 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Andrew Luck threw for four touchdowns and the Colts' defense kept Eli Manning and the Giants off balance in Indianapolis' 40-24 romp on Monday night. With his franchise-record seventh consecutive 300-yard game, Luck led the Colts (6-3) to a lopsided win one week after a 51-34... more »
  • Roethlisberger, Steelers dominate Ravens 43-23

    November 3, 2014 1:58 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six scores to set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. A week after passing for a franchise-record six touchdowns against Indianapolis,... more »
  • Tigers in the NFL: Week 9

    November 2, 2014 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jeremy Hill headlined a big week for former LSU Tigers in the NFL, as the Cincinnati Bengals rookie ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns to help the Bengals beat Jacksonville 33-23. Fellow rookie Jarvis Landry caught a touchdown pass for Miami on Sunday, helping the... more »
  • Redskins: No injuries to team in bus accident

    November 2, 2014 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Two buses transporting the Washington Redskins to their game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday collided on a highway exit ramp while driving to TCF Stadium. The Redskins tweeted that the team had arrived safely at the stadium and team spokesman Tony Wyllie said that the accident will... more »
  • Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed

    October 31, 2014 3:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Friday, where a judge is scheduled to... more »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    October 30, 2014 3:10 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »
  • Redskins end Cowboys' 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

    October 28, 2014 1:44 AM

    ARLINGTON, TX - Colt McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath's 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Tony Romo returned from an apparent injury, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday night that snapped the Cowboys' six-game winning streak. McCoy, the former Texas... more »
  • Saints win big over Packers 44-23

    October 26, 2014 11:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints ended the Green Bay Packers' four-game winning streak, 44-23 on Sunday night. Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks had a 50-yard touchdown catch and a 4-yard scoring run, and tight... more »
  • Titans: Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at QB

    October 24, 2014 12:43 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans will start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday, switching away from Jake Locker who has missed three of the past four games with injuries. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that the decision to go with Mettenberger was made Tuesday... more »
  • Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers 35-21

    October 24, 2014 1:53 AM

    DENVER, CO - Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory... more »
  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    October 23, 2014 9:17 AM

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... more »
  • Beckham's star on the rise

    October 21, 2014 1:56 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Life in the NFL is changing quickly for New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The first-round draft pick has gone from a player who could not get on the field because of a hamstring injury, to an exciting young talent to Giants' No. 1... more »
  • Saints look for silver lining after losing to Lions

    October 20, 2014 10:52 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton is starting this week by emphasizing the many good things he noticed during New Orleans' latest loss. With his players mystified by their inability to close out close games, Payton is steering clear of the kind of criticism that could shatter the... more »
  • Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    October 19, 2014 5:12 PM

    DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (2-4) were in control late in the fourth quarter when Stafford... more »
  • Landry gets 1st NFL td catch, Miami loses late to Green Bay

    October 12, 2014 7:34 PM

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless with 3 seconds left Sunday, and the Green Bay Packers rallied past the Miami Dolphins 27-24. Former LSU Tiger Jarvis Landry scored the first touchdown of his pro career with an 11 yard touchdown... more »
  • LaFell's 2 TDs help lift New England to win over Buffalo 37-22

    October 12, 2014 6:33 PM

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and posted his 60th career 300-yard game to lead the New England Patriots to a 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Brandon LaFell had two touchdown catches, including a 56-yarder, and the Patriots' defense forced three turnovers... more »
  • Judge: NFL concussion opt-outs due by Tuesday

    October 11, 2014 11:14 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Tuesday remains the deadline to opt out of the NFL's settlement of concussion claims after a judge in Philadelphia denied an extension request. Lawyers for some retired players want the deadline delayed until after a Nov. 19 fairness hearing on the settlement. But Senior U.S. District Judge Anita... more »
  • Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

    October 10, 2014 9:14 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had a great first quarter and did just enough the rest of the way to hold on for a 33-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night. The Colts (4-2) raced to a 24-0 lead after one quarter, but allowed... more »
  • NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

    October 8, 2014 3:58 PM

    NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday. Instead, the focus has been on the personal conduct policy, and on educating everyone involved in the league about domestic violence. After approving the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula in... more »
  • Saints add another tight end to the roster

    October 7, 2014 11:04 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - With Jimmy Graham nursing a shoulder injury, the New Orleans Saints have signed tight end Tom Crabtree. The 28-year-old Crabtree, who has played three seasons with Green Bay and one season with Tampa Bay, signed on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Saints placed injured safety... more »
  • Wilson leads penalty-prone Seahawks by Skins 27-17

    October 7, 2014 3:08 AM

    LANDOVER, MD - Russell Wilson rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown Monday night, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame more than a dozen penalties - including three that wiped out apparent touchdowns by Percy Harvin - in a 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins. Wilson completed 18 of... more »
  • Seattle takes down Washington 27-17 on Monday Night Football

    October 6, 2014 11:14 PM

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Russell Wilson rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown Monday night, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame more than a dozen penalties - including three that wiped out apparent touchdowns by Percy Harvin - in a 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins. Wilson completed 18... more »
  • Aeneas Williams honored by Southern at homecoming Play Video

    October 5, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What a year it's been for Aeneas Williams. In August, the former safety for the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals was inducted into the NFL hall of fame. Then on Saturday, he was honored by his alma mater, Southern, at homecoming. The school, celebrating... more »
  • 2 former LSU Tigers score for NY Giants in win over Falcons

    October 5, 2014 9:54 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - First-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. made his NFL debut a memorable one, catching a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 10:02 left to lead the New York Giants to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Fellow rookie Andre Williams... more »
  • Manning passes 500 td milestone with Broncos win over Cardinals

    October 5, 2014 9:48 PM

    DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning has thrown his 500th career touchdown pass, joining Brett Favre as the only members of the exclusive club. Manning threw a 7-yard dart to tight end Julius Thomas to give Denver a 7-3 lead over Arizona in the first quarter Sunday. Thomas has caught six... more »
  • Saints defeat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT

    October 5, 2014 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints locked up their second win of the season with a touchdown 5 minutes and 36 seconds into overtime. The win puts the Saints (2-3) tied for second in the NFC South with Atlanta and 1 game behind Carolina for the division lead. The Saints... more »
  • Saints safety Byrd has season-ending knee surgery

    October 3, 2014 2:02 PM

    METARIE - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says starting free safety Jairus Byrd has had season-ending knee surgery. Payton said Friday the three-time Pro Bowler injured his lateral meniscus Thursday during a workout. Payton, who doesn't normally announce injuries, says Byrd had informed his father, Gil, an assistant with... more »
  • Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault

    October 2, 2014 1:58 AM

    GRAPEVINE, TX - Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the... more »
  • FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

    September 30, 2014 6:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be responding accordingly." A... more »
  • FCC spikes sports blackout rule

    September 30, 2014 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked out on local TV. The commission says the rule was outdated and unnecessary. It was originally adopted... more »
  • NFL says mistake made in player prayer penalty

    September 30, 2014 9:15 AM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception. NFL spokesman Michael Signora writes in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic... more »
  • Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

    September 30, 2014 7:20 AM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248 yards and three scores, and the... more »
  • Colts' Landry suspended four games

    September 29, 2014 11:04 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy. Landry has started all four games for the Colts (2-2) and had 18 tackles. He cannot return to the team until after Indy's Oct. 26 game against Pittsburgh. The... more »
  • Saints humbled, but not hopeless after 1-3 start

    September 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette says he and his teammates "have to be realistic and know" that they're not as good as they thought they were. Galette says the Saints need to improve drastically during their final 12 games, and there doesn't seem to be a... more »
  • Cowboys DB Claiborne done for season

    September 29, 2014 3:42 PM

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys cornerback and former LSU Tiger Morris Claiborne will have season-ending surgery after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee. Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Claiborne will have surgery in the next couple of days and be put on injured reserve. Claiborne got... more »
  • ESPN suspends Simmons 3 weeks for NFL comments

    September 25, 2014 8:37 AM

    ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast. ESPN announced the suspension Wednesday. "Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN's journalistic... more »
  • Saints taking critical look at first win

    September 22, 2014 5:56 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints are taking a critical look at their first victory of the season. While they're relieved they've finally won after a pair of close loses to open the season, they're not entirely happy with how they played in their home opener against Minnesota. New Orleans,... more »
  • Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice

    September 22, 2014 3:23 PM

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Bisciotti spoke Monday after... more »
  • Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

    September 22, 2014 2:09 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ben Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 37-19 on Sunday night. The Steelers had gone eight quarters without a touchdown before Roethlisberger's two scoring strikes in the third. They were... more »
  • Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    September 19, 2014 3:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me." At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players... more »

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