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Nov 21, 2014

NFL union appeals Peterson ban

The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case. In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by AP, the NFLPA called commissioner Roger Goodell’s punishment “unprecedented, arbitrary, ...

NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

Nov 20, 2014

NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

For all the noise he creates on the field, Marshawn Lynch’s silence with the media has now cost him six figures in fines. The NFL fined Seattle’s star $50,000 on Wednesday for violations of the league’s media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the ...

Peterson out for rest of '14

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson out for rest of '14

Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the ...

Nov 19, 2014

Star cornerback Bailey retires

Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with his beloved Denver Broncos. Bailey retired at age 36 with a cornerback-record dozen Pro Bowl selections, more interceptions (52) than any active player and no regrets. “Until my ...

Nov 19, 2014

NFL announces HOF semifinalists

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers ...

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

Nov 18, 2014

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent. Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell were an impressive duo in Music City on Monday night. Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, lifting the Steelers to a 27-24 victory over ...

Rams shut down Broncos

Nov 17, 2014

Rams shut down Broncos

Shaun Hill got his job back, finally. Then he got the best of Peyton Manning. After eight weeks on the bench, the journeyman was ready. “Obviously, we were facing one of the best teams in the league,” Hill said after the Rams surprised Denver ...

Nov 17, 2014

DEA raids NFL medical staffs

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday. ...

Gordon sets NCAA record

Nov 16, 2014

Gordon sets NCAA record

Melvin Gordon had one magnificent night. Wisconsin’s star running back rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and the 22nd-ranked Badgers overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday over No. ...

Nov 15, 2014

Jets coach Ryan hit with $100,000 fine

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for his postgame use of profanity that was picked up on video last Sunday. After the Jets beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13, Ryan could be seen yelling while walking onto the field to meet ...

Nov 14, 2014

Peterson awaits hearing with NFL

A person with knowledge of the hearing tells The Associated Press that Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL on Monday about possible reinstatement with the Minnesota Vikings. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hearing has not been announced. Peterson has ...