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NFL officiating chief Blandino steps down

/ Apr 15, 2017

NFL officiating chief Blandino steps down

Dean Blandino, the NFL officiating director who has overseen rule changes that emphasized player safety, is leaving the league. The 45-year-old Blandino wants to spend more time with his family and explore other opportunities. He has young children and the job demands limited his ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Female kicker earns scholarship

A teenage high school student is believed to have made U.S. sporting history by becoming the first woman to win a college scholarship to play American football. Becca Longo, an 18-year-old senior at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, has signed a letter of ...

Steelers chairman Rooney passes away at 84

/ Apr 14, 2017

Steelers chairman Rooney passes away at 84

Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL’s landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team ...

/ Apr 13, 2017

49ers willing to trade No. 2 pick in draft

With just more than two weeks before his first NFL draft as general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, John Lynch said there is interest from other teams about acquiring the No. 2 overall pick. If the right offer comes, Lynch said Wednesday he’d ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Longtime Seahawks scout Jensen dies at 60

Derrick Jensen, a two-time Super Bowl winner as a player and longtime Seattle Seahawks scout, has died after a five-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He was 60. The Seahawks announced that Jensen died Friday morning. He retired as a scout in 2012 as ...

Roethlisberger plans to play for Steelers in 2017

/ Apr 8, 2017

Roethlisberger plans to play for Steelers in 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t quite ready to head off into retirement. Roethlisberger announced on Twitter Friday that he’s told the Steelers he plans to be under center in 2017. “Informed the team I am looking forward to my 14th season,” Roethlisberger posted. ...

/ Mar 31, 2017

Fiancee testifies in Hernandez double-murder trial

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and “not to ask any questions” in certain situations. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez ...