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May 17, 2014

Mathis suspended for failed drug test

NFL sack-leader Robert Mathis admits he made a mistake late last season. The Colts’ career sacks leader was suspended Friday by the NFL after violating the league’s ban on performance-enhancing substances. What exactly Mathis tested positive for remains a mystery but the linebacker said ...

New murder charges for Hernandez

May 16, 2014

New murder charges for Hernandez

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez ambushed and gunned down two men after a chance encounter inside a nightclub nearly two years ago, prosecutors said Thursday in an indictment that places the gun in his hands weeks before he signed a five-year, ...

Sam eager to get back to football

May 14, 2014

Sam eager to get back to football

The overflow crowd at Rams Park did not intimidate Michael Sam. He seemed almost anxious for the attention and scrutiny. The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was confident and engaged Tuesday as he was formally introduced by the St. Louis ...

Rams select Sam in seventh round

May 11, 2014

Rams select Sam in seventh round

Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. Sam played college football at Missouri, and came out as gay in media ...

Manziel fever grips Browns fans

May 10, 2014

Manziel fever grips Browns fans

Johnny Manziel held up his new brown No. 2 jersey and flashed a smile that beamed to Texas. With whirring cameras providing the soundtrack, he was welcomed to his NFL home. Johnny Football arrived. Cleveland may never be the same. Humble, confident and charmingly ...

Pats select quarterback Garoppolo

May 10, 2014

Pats select quarterback Garoppolo

With Tom Brady set to turn 37 in August, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said his team got a bit of a jump on the future by taking quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. “The situation ...

Texans take Clowney No. 1

May 9, 2014

Texans take Clowney No. 1

The Houston Texans beefed up their defensive line by taking extraordinary pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the University of South Carolina with the first pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday. The Texans, picking first after a league-worst 2-14 season, kicked off the annual ...

May 6, 2014

Veteran DE Will Smith joins Patriots

Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. The move became official on Monday. The 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons with New Orleans was a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2004. He’s played in 139 ...