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Jun 10, 2015

Thomas, Smith miss Broncos minicamp

As expected, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and defensive end Antonio Smith were absent from Denver’s mandatory minicamp Tuesday. Thomas is boycotting the Broncos’ offseason program after the team placed its $12.8 million franchise tag on him. He’s not subject to a fine because ...

Jun 9, 2015

Patriots cut troubled LB Spikes

The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended. While ...

Hits keep coming for 49ers: Davis latest player to retire

Jun 6, 2015

Hits keep coming for 49ers: Davis latest player to retire

Right tackle Anthony Davis announced his retirement from the San Francisco 49ers in yet another shocking loss for the team this offseason, and it was unclear whether the decision stemmed from his difficulties with a concussion last year. The 25-year-old Davis informed the team ...

Panthers hand Newton $103.8 million contract

Jun 3, 2015

Panthers hand Newton $103.8 million contract

Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman believes Cam Newton can lead the Panthers to “the Promised Land,” so he made the fifth-year quarterback the highest-paid player in franchise history. He’ll get no argument from Newton. “I feel like I can get us there as well,” ...

May 30, 2015

Brady's appeal set for June 23

A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady’s appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the date hasn’t been officially announced. The ...

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

May 23, 2015

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

Roger Goodell will hear four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge ...

May 23, 2015

Sam finds new home in Montreal

Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considers Sam’s sexuality a nonissue. “Michael ...

Silver Star join trend by welcoming in foreign players

May 22, 2015

Silver Star join trend by welcoming in foreign players

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Reaping the benefits of having a former NCAA quarterback is becoming a trend in the X League. Last season, the Fujitsu Frontiers clinched their first national championship with Colby Cameron, an ex-Louisiana Tech Bulldog, at quarterback, while Inoke Funaki, a University of Hawaii alumnus, ...

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

May 21, 2015

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not had time to study a request from the players’ ...

May 20, 2015

NFL to move extra-point kicks back

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging. In recent seasons, kickers made ...