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Rice says sorry for assault

May 24, 2014

Rice says sorry for assault

NFL His voice cracking with emotion, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice acknowledged Friday that he “failed miserably” and apologized for the actions that led to his arrest on assault charges. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, ...

May 24, 2014

Colts owner Irsay formally charged

Prosecutors charged Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay with two misdemeanor counts Friday stemming from his intoxicated driving arrest near his home in March. Hamilton County prosecutors said Irsay was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a schedule I ...

May 23, 2014

49ers give draft picks Ward, Borland four-year deals

The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft pick safety Jimmie Ward and third-round selection Chris Borland to four-year contracts. Ward was selected 30th overall this month out of Northern Illinois. The team announced the deals Thursday ahead of their rookie minicamp starting Friday. ...

May 23, 2014

O.J.'s lawyers deliver new appeal to Nevada Supreme Court

O.J. Simpson’s lawyers submitted a supersized appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, seeking the former football star’s release from prison and a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed-robbery case. The lawyers met a midnight Wednesday deadline to submit a request for the ...

49ers linebacker Smith pleads no contest to gun charges, DUI

May 22, 2014

49ers linebacker Smith pleads no contest to gun charges, DUI

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. The 24-year-old Smith entered his pleas in a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San Jose. He faces a sentence ...

Miyako shines as Rise tame Lions

May 19, 2014

Miyako shines as Rise tame Lions

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Nojima and Japan running back Takashi Miyako rushed for 166 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Nojima Sagamihara Rise to a 62-21 victory over the All Mitsubishi Lions in the Pearl Bowl Tournament at Kawasaki Stadium on Sunday. The Rise finished the preliminary ...

Dominant Miyako leads Rise past Lions

May 18, 2014

Dominant Miyako leads Rise past Lions

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Nojima and Japan running back Takashi Miyako rushed for 166 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Nojima Sagamihara Rise to a 62-21 victory over the All Mitsubishi Lions in the Pearl Bowl Tournament at Kawasaki Stadium on Sunday. The Rise finished the preliminary ...

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 ...