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Titans take Henry in second round

Apr 30, 2016

Titans take Henry in second round

Coach Mike Mularkey wants the Tennessee Titans to run so often that having the NFL’s 2014 rushing leader wasn’t enough. So they added a Heisman Trophy winner. The Titans selected Alabama running back Derrick Henry with the No. 45 overall pick, their third of ...

Rams take Cal quarterback Goff with first pick of NFL draft

Apr 29, 2016

Rams take Cal quarterback Goff with first pick of NFL draft

California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz. It was all about the quarterbacks before Laremy Tunsil’s bizarre tumble down the board at the NFL draft. Goff went No. 1 overall to the Rams on Thursday for their first pick since ...

Apr 28, 2016

Goodell says NFL ready to move on from Deflategate

As far as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from “Deflategate.” Speaking two days after a major victory for the NFL in its dispute with New England quarterback Tom Brady and the players’ union, Goodell defended the ...

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

Apr 26, 2016

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd ...

Apr 23, 2016

Redskins sign cornerback Norman

The Washington Redskins signed cornerback Josh Norman on Friday, two days after the Carolina Panthers cut him loose. Norman, one of the NFL’s top corners, became a free agent Wednesday after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag, which would have paid him $13.9 million ...

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Apr 22, 2016

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

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Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career. What he values are his experiences, which have helped him establish his unique training method. “European and American athletes use their bodies in a completely different way from ...

Apr 14, 2016

Football great Swann hired as USC athletic director

Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans’ athletic department. The Pro Football Hall of Famer was named USC’s athletic director on Wednesday. USC President Max Nikias announced the appointment of the former Trojans receiver, ...

New Orleans mourns slain former player, team leader Smith

Apr 12, 2016

New Orleans mourns slain former player, team leader Smith

People across Louisiana sought Monday to process the news that one of the Saints’ much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage. Smith, 34, arrived in New Orleans ...

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

Apr 11, 2016

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died “of multiple gunshot wounds” after a traffic accident in the city’s Lower Garden ...

Apr 9, 2016

Jets WR cleared in punch-up case

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall was cleared Friday by a jury that found the woman suing him in civil court failed to prove he punched her in a nightclub brawl. Christina Myles of Chino, California, brought the suit in Manhattan federal court ...