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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 ...

Forte's touchdown trifecta too much for Bills to overcome

Sep 16, 2016

Forte's touchdown trifecta too much for Bills to overcome

Matt Forte scored three touchdown runs and Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Rex Ryan’s defense, leading the New York Jets to a 37-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Forte’s 3-yard run put New York ahead 27-24 with 2:12 left in the third ...

Sep 16, 2016

Stadium plan to lure Raiders to Vegas passes major vote

A plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend $750 million in public funding for the project. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee ...

Protests comes at a cost for Marshall

Sep 13, 2016

Protests comes at a cost for Marshall

Evaporating endorsements and burning T-shirts won’t deter Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall from continuing to kneel during the national anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick’s protest of social injustices. “Yes, I will kneel again on Sunday,” said Marshall, who will meet with Denver police Chief ...

49ers pound Rams as Kelly wins debut

Sep 13, 2016

49ers pound Rams as Kelly wins debut

The San Francisco 49ers opened the Chip Kelly era with a dominating win while the Rams are still seeking their first points since moving back to Los Angeles. Carlos Hyde ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers posted their ...

More NFL players protest during U.S. national anthem

Sep 12, 2016

More NFL players protest during U.S. national anthem

Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the U.S. national anthem, a protest amplified later Sunday when four Miami Dolphins kneeled on the sideline as “The Star Spangled Banner” played in Seattle. The protests were ...

Rivera wants Newton protected

Sep 10, 2016

Rivera wants Newton protected

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to receive the same protection on helmet-to-helmet hits as other quarterbacks in the NFL. Rivera said because of the 193-cm, 111-kg Newton’s size and the Panthers’ style of play, Newton often doesn’t draw the flags on hard ...

Bridgewater has surgery on knee

Sep 9, 2016

Bridgewater has surgery on knee

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has had surgery on his severely injured left knee, the first step toward what will undoubtedly be a long, arduous recovery. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the operation took place Thursday, nine days after Bridgewater went down in practice ...

Broncos beat Panthers in rematch of Super Bowl 50

Sep 9, 2016

Broncos beat Panthers in rematch of Super Bowl 50

Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining in the NFL season opener. Newton was sacked ...