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BigBlue hold off Silver Star in thriller

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Ryo Takagi rushed 37 yards for the decisive score and defensive back Go Sano made a touchdown-saving pass defense on the final play as the IBM BigBlue improved to 2-1 with a 34-27 win over the Asahi Beer Silver Star on Sunday at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki. The Silver Star fell ...

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Sep 23, 2016

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Maybe the Texans thought Jacoby Brissett would run out of bounds at the 5 in the first quarter of his first NFL start. After all, with Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo injured, the Patriots didn’t have any other quarterbacks on the roster to ...

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Sep 22, 2016

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus, putting his season and perhaps his 10-year run with Minnesota in question. The Vikings have held off for now on placing the franchise’s all-time leading rusher on injured reserve, though, ...

Sep 22, 2016

Nevada Gov. Sandoval signals support for Las Vegas stadium

A plan to build an NFL stadium that could attract the Raiders to Las Vegas hit another milestone on Wednesday, with Gov. Brian Sandoval signaling support for the project and saying he intends to call Nevada lawmakers into a special session early next month ...

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Sep 22, 2016

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isn’t listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem. While some fans are obsessing about whether players take a knee, raise a fist or lock arms ...

Sep 21, 2016

49ers quarterback Kaepernick reveals death threats

Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national anthem last month. Kaepernick said Tuesday he has not alerted San Francisco 49ers team security about the threats and understood that could ...

Wentz shines again as Eagles beat Bears

Sep 20, 2016

Wentz shines again as Eagles beat Bears

Carson Wentz followed up an impressive NFL debut with another solid performance, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears 29-14 on Monday night. Wentz showed plenty of poise, just as he did in his debut against ...

Rams win in long-awaited return to L.A.

Sep 19, 2016

Rams win in long-awaited return to L.A.

The Rams were a certifiable hit in their return to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly 22 years. Now if they could just score a touchdown. They have yet to find the end zone since leaving St. Louis, yet still managed to ...

Jackson stars as Louisville routs Florida State

Sep 18, 2016

Jackson stars as Louisville routs Florida State

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson shrugged off chants of “Heisman! Heisman!” from Cardinals’ fans and seemed satisfied knowing he had played a role in one of the program’s biggest wins. A very big role worthy of all the adulation. Jackson ran for four touchdowns and ...

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

Sep 17, 2016

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

The New England Patriots have listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, one week after he missed the season opener with a hamstring injury. Defensive back Eric Rowe, acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last ...

Sharper's nomination for Hall causes outrage

Sep 17, 2016

Sharper's nomination for Hall causes outrage

The inclusion of former NFL safety and convicted rapist Darren Sharper on the Pro Football’s Hall of Fame nomination list, shocked some people Friday and has started a national debate over who should be eligible for induction. Sharper, a five-time Pro Bowler, appeared on ...

Sep 16, 2016

Ex-49ers center Quillan dies at 60

Fred Quillan, the former San Francisco center who played on the 49ers’ first two Super Bowl champion teams, has died. He was 60. The team said Thursday that Quillan died Monday. Quillan played all 10 seasons of his NFL career with the 49ers after ...