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Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25, who had been considered ...

Eagles to add Tebow on one-year contract

Apr 20, 2015

Eagles to add Tebow on one-year contract

It’s Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. Tim Tebow was expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because ...

Apr 17, 2015

NFL reinstates Peterson from ban

The NFL reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Thursday, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent Peterson a letter advising him of his reinstatement. Goodell ...

Apr 16, 2015

Voigt indicted in Ponzi scheme

Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt is charged in a federal indictment with conspiracy and fraud in an alleged Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Wednesday. The government accuses Voigt, 66, and another man, Jeffrey Gardner, 61, of using a real estate ...

Apr 14, 2015

Ex-NFL back Phillips suspected of murder

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips’ cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison spokesman Lt. Marshall Denning said in a ...

Apr 14, 2015

Former Colts TE Mutscheller dies

Baltimore Colts tight end Jim Mutscheller, who caught a 6-yard pass from Johnny Unitas to set up the overtime touchdown that won the 1958 NFL championship game, has died. He was 85. He died Friday of kidney failure at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Towson, ...

Apr 14, 2015

Receiver Crabtree to join Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Crabtree announced on his Twitter account Monday night that he is joining the Raiders. ESPN first reported the deal. Crabtree will become a Raider six years later than many ...

Polamalu ends career at right time

| Apr 13, 2015

Polamalu ends career at right time

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

By announcing his retirement, former Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu made some right decisions. First of all, Polamalu made his decision to call it quits before suffering more damage to his health. Polamalu, who turns 34 later this month, has had a history ...

Apr 12, 2015

Manziel released from rehab center

Johnny Manziel has taken the first steps in his comeback. The popular Browns quarterback was released from a rehab facility Saturday after more than 10 weeks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M ...

Kap's work paying off

Apr 11, 2015

Kap's work paying off

Colin Kaepernick dropped back to pass and tight end Vernon Davis could hardly believe he was watching the same player. Something had changed. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback spent much of his offseason in Arizona working with former NFL QB Kurt Warner to better ...

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

Apr 11, 2015

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

Jurors in the murder trial of former NFL star player Aaron Hernandez completed a fourth day of deliberations Friday with no verdict. The 12 jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of ...

Steelers great Polamalu calling it a career

Apr 10, 2015

Steelers great Polamalu calling it a career

Troy Polamalu’s iconic football career is over. The Uniontown Herald-Standard reported Thursday night that the eight-time Pro Bowl safety told Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney he will retire rather than return for a 13th season. “Maybe it was a sign for me to retire ...

Thomas breaks barrier with hiring

Apr 9, 2015

Thomas breaks barrier with hiring

Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she had been hired as a full-time game official. Not because that would make her the first woman to hold ...