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Sharper takes plea deal in drugging, rape cases

Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years. In two separate court cases, Sharper pleaded guilty to ...

Mar 23, 2015

Sam runs drills at veteran combine

The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others. Except for pro days for college players entering the draft, March isn’t usually a time for running sprints and drills ...

Wide receiver Kurihara invited to NFL Veteran Combine

Mar 22, 2015

Wide receiver Kurihara invited to NFL Veteran Combine

Wide receiver Takashi Kurihara on Sunday will participate in the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine at the Arizona Cardinals’ practice facility in Tempe, Arizona. The Veterans Combine will present an opportunity to free agent players to showcase their skills to the NFL club just like ...

'Concrete Charlie' Bednarik dies

Mar 22, 2015

'Concrete Charlie' Bednarik dies

Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday. He was 89. Known as “Concrete Charlie,” Bednarik epitomized the tough-guy linebacker and also was an outstanding center for the Eagles from 1949 to ...

Princeton routs Kwansei Gakuin

Mar 21, 2015

Princeton routs Kwansei Gakuin

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The level of play in Ivy League football is still a few steps ahead of the Japanese collegiate league, even for the four-time defending college champion Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters. The Princeton Tigers scored five touchdowns and a field goal in their first seven ...

Mar 20, 2015

Stadium deal not dead: L.A. mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that a proposal to build an NFL stadium downtown is not dead. Developer AEG had spent five years and at least $50 million on the project, but the company said last week that it would focus on ...

Mar 20, 2015

Ex-Raven Lewis sues ex-lawyer

Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is suing his former attorney over a failed development project he says cost him $1.5 million. Lewis last week filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court against Marc Seldin Rosen, who Lewis says tricked him into investing ...

Princeton, Kwansei Gakuin to battle in Legacy Bowl

Mar 19, 2015

Princeton, Kwansei Gakuin to battle in Legacy Bowl

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

One of the most successful college football clubs in Japan meets one of the oldest football programs in the sport’s mother country when Kwansei Gakuin University takes on Princeton University in the Legacy Bowl on Saturday. The exhibition game at Kincho Stadium in Osaka ...

Mar 17, 2015

49ers' Borland says he's retiring

Another star member of San Francisco’s vaunted defense is calling it a career. The 49ers announced late Monday that linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. The 24-year-old Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” earlier Monday that he is retiring ...

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

Mar 13, 2015

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. The All-Pro running back agreed Thursday to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray’s deal was valued at $42 million, with $21 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with ...

Cornerback Revis returns to Jets as NFL free agency begins

Mar 11, 2015

Cornerback Revis returns to Jets as NFL free agency begins

Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football. Trades, anyone? Monster deals sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free agent signings. That is ...

Texans release longtime star wideout Johnson

Mar 10, 2015

Texans release longtime star wideout Johnson

Andre Johnson has been released by the Houston Texans, and quarterback Ryan Mallett has agreed to return to the team. A person with knowledge of the move told AP on Monday that the 12-year veteran Johnson’s career in Houston is over. The person spoke ...