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U.S. pounds Japan to claim third straight IFAF crown

Jul 19, 2015

U.S. pounds Japan to claim third straight IFAF crown

Team USA completed a three-peat in the IFAF World Championship with an overwhelming 59-12 victory over Japan in the gold-medal game in Canton, Ohio, Saturday. The United States has competed in the tournament that’s held every four years since the 2007 edition in Kawasaki ...

Arnsparger dead at 88

Jul 18, 2015

Arnsparger dead at 88

Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the “No-Name Defense” that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday. He was 88. Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Breeders’ Cup Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, announced the death, saying ...

Japan, U.S. to battle for football supremacy

Jul 18, 2015

Japan, U.S. to battle for football supremacy

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Once again Japan and the United States will fight each other for the world championship of American football. World No. 3 Japan (2-1) defeated fourth-ranked Mexico (1-2) 35-7 on Wednesday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in International Federation of ...

Jul 17, 2015

Heyward, Steelers finalize six-year deal

Cam Heyward spent the offseason swatting away questions about his future as the final year of his rookie deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers loomed this fall. No matter how he was asked, the defensive end always gave a variation of the same answer: “I’m ...

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Jul 16, 2015

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Dez Bryant has the long-term contract he said he wouldn’t play without, and the Dallas Cowboys can quit worrying about whether he really would skip games. The All-Pro receiver signed a five-year, $70 million deal Wednesday, after months of posturing from both sides and ...

Jul 14, 2015

Ex-Texans receiver Dawson missing in lake

Authorities are searching for a former Houston Texans receiver who fell out of a rented boat during a family outing at a Dallas-area lake. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said 37-year-old JaJuan Dawson wasn’t wearing a lifejacket Sunday night when he fell into Lavon ...

Star receiver Bryant threatens Cowboys with holdout

Jul 14, 2015

Star receiver Bryant threatens Cowboys with holdout

Dez Bryant is sending another signal that he won’t play for the Dallas Cowboys without a long-term contract. The unsigned All-Pro receiver posted a message on Twitter to Dallas fans Monday, apologizing while saying he “will not be there” if he doesn’t have a ...

U.S. routs Japan at football worlds

Jul 13, 2015

U.S. routs Japan at football worlds

Sadale Foster rushed for two touchdowns, including a 60-yard third-quarter score, as the United States defeated Japan 43-18 on Sunday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in their world championship of American football contest. The defending champion U.S. improved 2-0, ...

Multisport culture failing to take root in Japan

Jul 11, 2015

Multisport culture failing to take root in Japan

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Do we have anyone like Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders in Japan? Or the environment to potentially produce athletes like them? The answer would be simply “no,” or “most unlikely,” wouldn’t it? In recent years, the value of playing multiple sports has been a ...

Former Raiders star QB Stabler dies at 69

Jul 10, 2015

Former Raiders star QB Stabler dies at 69

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler’s Facebook page on ...

Pierre-Paul has finger amputated

Jul 9, 2015

Pierre-Paul has finger amputated

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had a finger amputated following a July 4 fireworks accident which left him with severe injuries, ESPN reported Wednesday. The network cited medical records as saying Pierre-Paul had his right index finger removed as a result of ...