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  • Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

    August 30, 2014 3:19 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and... more »
  • Saints wait anxiously to learn roster moves

    August 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints rookie linebacker Ronald Powell said he felt as if he was waiting for a call-back after a job interview. With the final preseason game over, young players such as Powell, receiver Nick Toon, and safety Pierre Warren have little to do but wait and see if they'll... more »
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

    August 29, 2014 3:19 PM

    SANTA CLARA, CA - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Smith won't be eligible to return... more »
  • Saints fall to Ravens in preseason finale 22-13

    August 28, 2014 11:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Justin Tucker hit five field goals and the Baltimore Ravens wrapped up a perfect preseason with a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night. Baltimore (4-0) found the end zone only once on Tyrod Taylor's 8-yard pass to Deonte Thompson, but that was... more »
  • NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    August 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by... more »
  • Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

    August 28, 2014 2:44 AM

    A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason. Now the key question is not whether those calls will continue to rise in the regular season, because NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino is sure... more »
  • Houston stadium will enforce bag policy on LSU fans

    August 27, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will be met by stricter security enforcing a new bag law implemented this year by the NFL at all NFL-affiliated stadiums. Those attending the season opener against Wisconsin will be must follow tighter rules concerning what they can bring into the Houston Texans' NRG... more »
  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    August 27, 2014 3:25 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... more »
  • Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

    August 26, 2014 5:14 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas,... more »
  • Slap Ya Mama gets slapped with NFL ad ban

    August 25, 2014 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The cajun spice company, Slap Ya Mama, is no longer allowed to superimpose their banner ad on the football field in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The local favorite spice brand got a notice from the NFL saying they could no longer electronically superimpose their logo on the... more »
  • NFL, FIFA, other officials meet about concussions

    August 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions. The "think tank," funded by an educational grant from the NFL, was held Sunday and Monday at league headquarters in New York. Dozens... more »
  • Graham says he's done dunking after "steep" fine

    August 24, 2014 1:49 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got the message from the NFL. He's not dunking footballs over goal posts any more. On Saturday night, the Pro Bowl tight end finally responded to a $30,000 fine imposed by league officials. He called it "steep" and said "you can't really have... more »
  • Brees returns, leads Saints past Colts 23-17

    August 23, 2014 10:46 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and led New Orleans to a 23-17 win at Indianapolis on Saturday night. After missing more than two weeks of practice and the Saints' first two preseason games with a strained left side muscle, Brees showed no sign... more »
  • Colts' Wayne hoping to get on field vs Saints

    August 22, 2014 1:08 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees should be back at his old job Saturday night, leading the Saints prolific offense against Indianapolis. Colts receiver Reggie Wayne hopes he'll be lucky enough to play. Brees has recovered from a strained left oblique muscle in time to play in the most... more »
  • Cowboys first team valued over $3 billion

    August 20, 2014 3:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Forbes says Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, valued at $3.2 billion. Only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global... more »
  • PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

    August 20, 2014 12:42 PM

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance - usually 33 yards - were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason. The 94.3 percent success rate (133 of 141) was below the regular season rate (99.6 percent) from 2013 when... more »
  • Manziel struggles for Browns in 2nd preseason game

    August 18, 2014 10:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hoping to establish some credibility on the field, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel instead cast more doubts in the Browns preseason loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Manziel went 7-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown, but the touchdown pass was basically a glorified handoff... more »
  • Mettenberger's return to the Bayou state Play Video

    August 16, 2014 11:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Zach Mettenberger was cheered as he stepped in front of a Louisiana crowd on a Louisiana field, but even he didn't expect such a warm ovation as the visiting quarterback when the Tennessee Titans faced the New Orleans Saints on Friday. Mettenberger, the former LSU star... more »
  • Saints take quick 7-0 lead

    August 15, 2014 7:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - While Drew Brees didn't get the start at quarterback for the first preseason game inside the Superdome this season, Luke McCown showed great command of the offense to get the Saints off on the right foot. The scoring drive took 16 plays, 80 yards, and 6:30... more »
  • Manziel expected to see action

    August 9, 2014 12:34 PM

    Cleveland fans will get their first look at Johnny Football under fire. Top draft pick Johnny Manziel is expected to see action in the Browns' exhibition game against Detroit tonight. His performance could go a long way in determining if Manziel is close to challenging Brian Hoyer for the starting... more »
  • Minus Brees, Saints offense shines in preseason win over Rams

    August 8, 2014 11:06 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The New Orleans Saints got offensive production from a couple of players with something to prove, and backup quarterback Ryan Griffin led the Saints to a 26-24 win in their preseason opener over St. Louis Friday night. Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees sat out with... more »
  • Bengals' Dalton get big raise

    August 4, 2014 9:38 PM

    CINCINNATI (AP) -The Cincinnati Bengals are making Andy Dalton one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. Dalton signed a six-year extension on Monday. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth up to $115 million and will prevent Dalton playing out the final year of his rookie contract.... more »
  • Promise of Saints LT Armstead grows in camp

    August 4, 2014 4:23 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - On paper, Terron Armstead is a second-year pro out of a small school with rather limited NFL experience for a starting left tackle. The Saints see him not only as their best bet to keep Drew Brees safe from jarring blind-side hits, but as a... more »
  • Giants top Bills in NFL preseason opener

    August 3, 2014 11:31 PM

    CANTON, OH - Aeneas Williams and his fellow Hall of Fame inductees enjoyed one more moment in the spotlight, as the former Southern Jaguar standout attended the NFL's annual preseason kickoff game won by the New York Giants on Sunday night. The Giants topped the Buffalo Bills 17-13 as... more »
  • NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

    August 3, 2014 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - Tablets are making their debut on the NFL sideline Sunday. The devices will be used by players and coaches to view aerial photos of previous plays. In the past, those images were transmitted to a printer on the sideline, and teams would review black-and-white pictures on paper.... more »
  • Former Jaguar Aeneas Williams Joins NFL Hall of Fame

    August 2, 2014 8:45 PM

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Former Southern University defensive back Aeneas Williams has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Williams was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, who split 14 NFL seasons between the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He retired after the 2004 season and was selected... more »
  • Ingram places Saints RB mix among NFL's best

    August 1, 2014 5:01 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Mark Ingram speaks boldly about the promise of New Orleans' running game, considering the Saints ranked near the bottom of the NFL in rushing last season and then traded away Darren Sproles. Ingram says the Saints have one of the deepest and most talented groups... more »
  • Saints WR Colston expects rest to equal success

    July 31, 2014 7:13 PM

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Marques Colston says he made resting his ailing left foot a priority during the offseason and feels far healthier than he did a year ago. Colston heads into his ninth season as New Orleans' all-time leading receiver, but is coming off one of his least... more »
  • Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta leadership roles

    July 28, 2014 9:52 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly. Coming off a 4-12 season that ended with their defense ranked last in third-down efficiency, second-worst against the run and... more »
  • NFL's top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel

    July 21, 2014 4:37 PM

    CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL's top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback's No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle's... more »
  • NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

    July 18, 2014 11:56 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. Concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year's draft, and with 37 of them not selected, the... more »
  • LSU shrugs off NFL departures, has high hopes Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:33 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. - The NFL has taken another big chunk out of LSU's roster. As usual, coach Les Miles just shrugs, says that's part of the job and plans to replace them with guys who are just as good or better. The Tigers had nine players selected in May's draft... more »
  • Sharper in California court on rape charges

    July 16, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper, who is facing sexual assault allegations in several states, is returning to court in California. Sharper is scheduled to appear Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, where he's charged with drugging and raping two women last year after meeting them... more »
  • Lawyers: Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

    July 7, 2014 3:45 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims. Attorneys Sol Weiss and Christopher Seeger said in a statement that Monday's decision represents "an extraordinary settlement" for the plaintiffs. The NFL last month agreed to remove a $675... more »
  • Phase 1 of Panthers' Stadium renovation almost done

    June 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers are putting the final touches on phase one of a $125 million stadium renovation project. Panthers director of stadium operations Scott Paul led a media tour Wednesday showing off the stadium's two new larger video boards, two new ribbon boards, an improved sound system and... more »
  • NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

    June 25, 2014 10:56 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The NFL has agreed to remove a cap on concussion-related damages after a judge questioned whether a proposed settlement provided enough money to cover retired players. A revised settlement agreement filed Wednesday also eliminates a provision that barred anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing... more »
  • Former Southern Lab product Chuck Wiley returns to host football camp Play Video

    June 21, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chuck Wiley has been out of the NFL since 2004, but the former Southern Lab and LSU defensive end once again offered some pro-level to more than 100 aspiring youngsters at his 12th annual Bayou All-Stars camp. Wiley met with young boys (and girls for cheerleading... more »
  • Defensive End/Comedian Cameron Jordan keeps mood light at Saints camp Play Video

    June 15, 2014 11:30 PM

    METAIRIE - Cameron Jordan has carved out a great start to his New Orleans Saints career with 21.5 sacks in 4 years and a Pro Bowl appearance in 2013. He also provides some much-needed comic relief for the Saints locker room. Sports 2's Brian Holland gives us a... more »
  • Ridley focused on eliminating fumbles

    June 5, 2014 5:24 PM

    BOSTON - Fumbles have plagued former LSU Tiger running back Stevan Ridley even when the ball was dry. Steady rain presents another challenge for the New England running back. It wasn't a problem for him as Patriots conducted their organized team activities on a soggy day. Ridley lost fumbles in... more »
  • Saints C Goodwin striving to win back his old job

    June 5, 2014 4:47 PM

    METAIRIE - Jonathan Goodwin figures he's probably a better center now than when he left New Orleans after the 2010 season. The key is how well he can hold up physically at age 35. Goodwin has played in the past three NFC championship games with San Francisco, going to one... more »
  • Senators vote with Benson in workers comp dispute

    May 22, 2014 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators on the labor committee have narrowly sided with New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson over the NFL players in a dispute over how workers compensation claims for professional athletes should be calculated. The bill by Rep. Chris Broadwater, pushed by the team owner, would calculate workers... more »
  • Former NFL players file suit

    May 21, 2014 6:12 AM

    ATLANTA - Tuesday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the NFL, as the league announced Minneapolis, Minnesota as the host city of the 2018 Super Bowl. Instead, the league is now addressing concerns following a new lawsuit. Former players accuse the league of putting profits ahead... more »
  • Super Bowl could be back in New Orleans in 2018

    May 20, 2014 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the Super Bowl be coming back to Louisiana? NFL owners should decide today. New Orleans is a finalist for Super Bowl LII in 2018, along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The Crescent City is considered the favorite to win the bid, largely because of its warm... more »
  • Obama congratulates first openly gay NFL draftee

    May 11, 2014 1:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Obama calls the selection of Sam "an important step forward." Obama says that from the playing field to the corporate boardroom, gay and lesbian Americans, quote, "prove every day... more »
  • Mett 1 of 3 Tigers taken on day 3 of the NFL Draft

    May 10, 2014 2:01 PM

    NEW YORK - Zach Mettenberger will spend the beginning of his NFL career as a Tennessee Titan, after being drafted early in the 6th round. The quarterback was picked 224th overall. Mettenberger was the 7th Tiger taken in this year's draft. Lamin Barrow started off day 3 of the... more »
  • Four LSU Tigers go on Day 2 of NFL Draft Play Video

    May 9, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU underclassmen had a great showing on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, with four of them being drafted in the second and third rounds Friday night. Defensive tackle Ego Ferguson was the first to go on the second day of the draft, going to the... more »
  • Manziel-Mania arrives in Cleveland

    May 9, 2014 2:38 PM

    BEREA - Johnny Manziel expects life in the NFL to be even crazier than college. Selected in the first round of the draft by the Cleveland Browns, Manziel was introduced Friday to a soundtrack of whirring cameras as he took the initial steps of his pro career. Humble and self-assured,... more »
  • LSU offensive coordinator comes to Mettenberger's defense Play Video

    May 7, 2014 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron came to former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's defense Wednesday, after the former Tiger QB had his drug tests leaked to the public revealing too much water in his urine sample. "I'm pretty worked up about that," Cameron told reporters at the... more »
  • Loomis: A rookie center could start for Saints

    May 7, 2014 4:15 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints could conceivably find next season's starting center in this week's NFL draft. The center position is relatively complicated one in that it requires reading defensive fronts and making pre-snap calls to fellow blockers. But Loomis says the Saints... more »
  • Saints have five primetime games in 2014 Play Video

    April 24, 2014 7:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NFL released team schedules for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. The Saints have several exciting primetime match-ups. That includes a pair of Monday Night Football games in a month's span. The Black and Gold take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on November 24th and... more »
  • NFL hopefuls train at Traction in Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 22, 2014 11:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traction center for sports excellence has trained athletes getting ready for the draft, like Jarvis Landry, after running a 4. 78 at the combine, lowering his time to 4.51 at his pro day, and Southern's Dray Joseph, who threw in front of 18 NFL scouts, trying to... more »
  • Saints bring back WR Meachem

    April 18, 2014 11:02 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for... more »
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    April 17, 2014 6:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ- Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. A judge began a hearing on the subject Wednesday, and... more »
  • Backup QB Flynn back with Packers

    April 16, 2014 2:16 PM

    GREEN BAY, Wi. - The Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season. Flynn's agent, Bill Johnson, confirmed the two sides had agreed to terms. Details were not announced. Flynn... more »
  • Southern's Pro Day finds 'diamond in the rough'

    April 9, 2014 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While veteran players like Lee Doss and Dray Joseph still have a good chance to be picked up by an NFL team this May, Southern's Pro Day found a name not regularly featured on a fall Saturday on The Bluff. Rashaun Allen only registered nine receptions... more »
  • LSU players perform for NFL scouts Play Video

    April 9, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football players hoping to get drafted are putting their skills on display for NFL scouts today. Seventeen players from LSU's 2013 football team will take part, including top prospects QB Zach Mettenburger, WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., RB Jeremy Hill and offensive guard... more »
  • Saints sign Bailey to two-year contract

    April 4, 2014 3:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they'd agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Champ Bailey for a two-year contract. Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said he believed Bailey would add to their defense, calling him a "prideful and competitive" future Hall of Fame contender.... more »
  • Saints agree to terms with S Marcus Ball

    April 3, 2014 1:34 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club and safety Marcus Ball have agreed to the terms of a three-year contract. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound Ball has played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played in collage at Florida State, Pearl... more »
  • Saints sign LB Haralson to 1-year deal

    April 1, 2014 10:15 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has an agreement to bring back outside linebacker Parys Haralson on a one-year deal. New Orleans acquired the 6-foot, 225-pound Haralson in a trade shortly before the start of the 2013 regular season. He played in every regular... more »
  • Former LSU stars finding inspiration from cancer patient Play Video

    March 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parker Rivera lit up when his favorite LSU Tigers, Anthony Johnson and Jarvis Landry, walked through the door at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. What Parker didn't realize was that he was the inspiration for the future... more »
  • Falcons sign return specialist Devin Hester

    March 20, 2014 5:45 PM

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester. The team announced the deal Thursday. The 31-year-old Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler who last year tied an NFL record with his 19th scoring return in eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Coming off... more »
  • Hill gets early release from probation

    March 19, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU football star Jeremy Hill was released early from his two-year probation Wednesday. Hill went before a judge, and had his probation terminated because he completed all that was required of him. Hill was on probation after a fight outside a bar in Tigerland last year.... more »
  • Arizona to let California try Sharper case first

    March 19, 2014 2:55 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona authorities say they won't seek to extradite former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on rape charges until his sexual assault case in California is resolved. Sharper remains held in Los Angeles after being denied bail last week on charges that he drugged and raped two women in... more »
  • Judge: Sharper to remain in California jail

    March 13, 2014 12:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
  • AP Source: Saints tell Sproles he won't return

    March 7, 2014 10:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says Darren Sproles has been informed that the Saints will release him if they are unable to trade him before free agency begins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club's decision, first reported by... more »
  • Saints place franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham

    February 28, 2014 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have placed their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham in order to protect the club's rights to its star tight end through next season. The move means Graham, barring a holdout, will almost certainly play for New Orleans next season for no less... more »
  • Obama applauds Missouri gay player for coming out

    February 16, 2014 7:03 PM

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft. Obama says Sam's attitude is that he knows he can play great football and that he should be judged only on those facts. Sam could... more »
  • Former Saint Sharper charged with rape in California

    February 14, 2014 2:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women. A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a... more »
  • Rams hire Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator

    February 12, 2014 1:39 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Gregg Williams is returning to the Rams as defensive coordinator for the first time since he lost his job in New Orleans as fallout from the bounty scandal. The Rams announced the hiring Wednesday. A news conference introducing Williams will be Thursday. He will replace Tim Walton,... more »
  • Reports: Missouri All-American says he is gay

    February 9, 2014 8:10 PM

    Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August. Sam says: "I am... more »
  • Bradshaw off Fox's coverage after father's death

    February 2, 2014 1:22 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw will not appear on the network's Super Bowl coverage after the death of his father. Bill Bradshaw died Thursday after a long illness, Fox said Sunday. He was 86. Terry Bradshaw was with his family in Louisiana. Michael Strahan will replace Bradshaw... more »
  • Southern's Aeneas Williams among 7 elected to Hall of Fame

    February 1, 2014 6:19 PM

    NEW YORK - Former Southern Jaguar great Aeneas Williams was recognized for his play at the professional level. Williams was one of seven NFL veterans elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 2014 class was unveiled as a part of Super Bowl Weekend in New York. Along... more »
  • Goodell says "Redskins" honor Native Americans

    January 31, 2014 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supporting the use of Redskins as the nickname for the Washington franchise, saying it has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans." Goodell spoke Friday at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. He says he's been talking to Native American... more »
  • Mississippi enacting youth concussion law

    January 27, 2014 1:29 PM

    JACKSON, Ms. - Mississippi could enact a law requiring public and private schools to evaluate student athletes for concussion after they're shaken up during practice or competition. A player with a concussion would be banned from play until fully recovered. The House and Senate have passed House Bill 48 (http://bit.ly/1cWl94o... more »
  • Tigers OC Cameron says he's staying put

    January 26, 2014 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said on Sunday that he's not interested in the NFL and will remain with the Tigers. The comment, as relayed by LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette, came on the heels of a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Cleveland Browns... more »
  • Goodell to brave elements at Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - He'll be wearing a coat and no doubt gloves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be like most other folks at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. - he'll be outside. The league says the commissioner will be sitting in the elements as he... more »
  • NFL conference title games' TV viewership up big

    January 20, 2014 2:43 PM

    NEW YORK- The NFL conference title games' television viewership is up big from last season. The Broncos' 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship averaged 51.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. That's up 22 percent from the early game a year ago between San Francisco and Atlanta. The... more »
  • Manning's charity to get $24,800 for his 'Omahas'

    January 19, 2014 9:26 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Peyton Manning's foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $24,800 donation for all the times he shouted "Omaha!" during the AFC championship game Sunday. The donations were organized by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce after Manning's 44 pre-snap "Omaha!" calls during the Denver Broncos win over... more »
  • Former NFL star Sharper arrested in Los Angeles

    January 18, 2014 2:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department says former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape. LAPD says Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults... more »
  • LSU offensive stars headline list of early departures

    January 13, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, LSU is facing a mass exodus of early departures. Last year, 10 players left early for the chance to play in the NFL Draft: this year, seven players are leaving with eligibility still on the table, including offensive stars Jarvis Landry,... more »
  • Hill, Landry, Turner announce they're turning pro

    January 13, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's top rusher and receiver are entering the NFL draft, along with one of the Tigers' starting offensive linemen. In separate announcements Monday, sophomore running back Jeremy Hill, junior receiver Jarvis Landry and sophomore right guard Trai Turner have confirmed their intentions to turn pro. Hill has... more »
  • Police: DeSean Jackson's home burglarized

    January 12, 2014 10:42 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police say someone broke into a home belonging to Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson and stole a handgun and more than $250,000 in cash and jewelry. Investigators said Saturday the burglary happened sometime earlier in the week at Jackson's home in South Philadelphia, not far from the... more »
  • Chili Peppers to join Bruno Mars at Super Bowl

    January 11, 2014 4:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Bruno Mars will have help from the Red Hot Chili Peppers when he performs at the Super Bowl next month. Mars announced Saturday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will join him as part of his halftime show. Super Bowl halftime performers often have collaborators.... more »
  • Saints fall to Seahawks in NFC Playoffs, 23-15

    January 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win. The Saints could never fully... more »

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