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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 ...

Jul 8, 2015

NFL reaches 10-year stadium deal with Totttenham

The NFL says it will play at least two games per year at Premier League club Tottenham’s new stadium over a 10-year period. Tottenham’s new stadium is expected to open in the summer of 2018 and will feature a retractable grass field with an ...

Jul 4, 2015

Hernandez judge OKs phone probe

A Massachusetts judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can identify an anonymous tipster who claimed one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez of murder may have been “untruthful” during jury selection. Judge Susan Garsh ruled ...

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Jul 3, 2015

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit’s booming economy became the American standard, Sanders was ...

Jun 29, 2015

Sam returns to Alouettes

Michael Sam, who abruptly left the club for “personal reasons,” has decided to rejoin the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. The Alouettes, who signed Sam to a two-year deal, suspended him after he left the club, but it welcomed him back on the weekend. ...

Winston seeking to turn page as NFL career begins

Jun 27, 2015

Winston seeking to turn page as NFL career begins

Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him — watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake. The spotlight doesn’t leave, and Winston wants to shine in it. “It’s about my actions,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie said while attending a ...

Jun 26, 2015

Titans field renamed Nissan Stadium

The Tennessee Titans’ home field is changing its name from LP Field to Nissan Stadium. Officials from the Titans and Nissan announced Thursday a 20-year partnership that renames Nashville’s downtown stadium. The naming rights are subject to approval by the NFL and Metro Government ...

Jun 25, 2015

Ex-Saints coach Haslett named Penn State consultant

The coach who guided the New Orleans Saints through Hurricane Katrina has joined Penn State’s football team as a consultant. Penn State said Jim Haslett will work with its offensive, defensive and specials teams coaches and serve as a “sounding board” for the staff. ...

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

Jun 24, 2015

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the ...