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Wilson has last laugh as Seahawks hold off Broncos

Once Peyton Manning had completed a frantic fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, Russell Wilson could admit to being a little selfish. Wilson wanted the spotlight himself — to put together one final drive, keeping Manning sitting on the sideline as a spectator and making sure the Super Bowl rematch went ...

Sep 21, 2014

Ravens fans trade in Rice jerseys

More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event team officials said Saturday. The Ravens handed out 5,595 new jerseys before running out before midday Saturday, then issued more than 2,400 ...

NFL vows to get house in order

Sep 20, 2014

NFL vows to get house in order

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell on Friday announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered ...

Hester sets return mark in rout

Sep 19, 2014

Hester sets return mark in rout

Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone. The result: One of the biggest wins in Atlanta Falcons history. Hester set an NFL ...

Broncos get Welker back after NFL reduces his suspension

Sep 18, 2014

Broncos get Welker back after NFL reduces his suspension

Although excited to see his suspension cut in half, Wes Welker acknowledged Wednesday that missing a couple of games was probably for the best. Coming off his third concussion in a 10-month span, the veteran receiver had no choice but to watch on TV ...

Sep 18, 2014

Cards RB Dwyer arrested for assault

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said ...

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

Sep 17, 2014

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he ...

Sep 17, 2014

Jackson rips NFL over new hires

The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants. The league said Monday that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith would serve as “senior advisers.” NFL director ...

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

Sep 17, 2014

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. ...

Eagles beat Colts on last play

Sep 16, 2014

Eagles beat Colts on last play

With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. They proved it again on Monday night. Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up ...

Sep 16, 2014

Union expected to appeal Rice ban

The players’ union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday “we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night.” That deadline ...