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Mar 31, 2016

Chargers want hotel tax increase to fund new stadium

The San Diego Chargers plan to ask voters in November to approve an increase in the city’s hotel tax to build a combined 65,000-seat stadium and convention center annex downtown. The Chargers say they need to gather 66,447 signatures from registered voters by mid-June ...

NFL takes exception to NYT concussion article

Mar 30, 2016

NFL takes exception to NYT concussion article

The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league’s concussion research flawed and likened the NFL’s handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry’s response to the dangers of cigarettes. In a letter from its law firm to ...

Mar 29, 2016

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah retires

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah retired after seven seasons Monday, joining the growing list of players who have walked away from the NFL because of health concerns. Husain had his fifth concussion this season, which sidelined him for five weeks. The 30-year-old player ...

Mar 29, 2016

Foster to hold talks with Dolphins

A person familiar with the situation said free agent running back Arian Foster has agreed to meet Tuesday with the Miami Dolphins, who have had trouble finding a replacement for Lamar Miller. The person confirmed the visit to The Associated Press on condition of ...

Mar 25, 2016

Ex-NFL running back Turner dies

Former NFL and Alabama football player Kevin Turner has died after battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 46. Turner’s father released a statement on Facebook Thursday announcing the death of the former Crimson Tide fullback, which was also posted to the Kevin Turner Foundation’s ...

Mar 25, 2016

Browns sign quarterback Griffin

The Browns have signed free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III, who hasn’t been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington. Griffin didn’t play a snap in 2015 and was recently released by the Redskins. The Browns met with Griffin last week and will ...

Mar 22, 2016

NFL mulls holding game in China

The NFL is studying the possibility of expanding its international series to a new frontier by staging a regular-season game in China, reports said Monday. A report on the NFL’s official website said the league was looking at the possibility of taking the sport ...

Mar 19, 2016

Ravens' Walker dies after bike crash

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker, who played one season in the NFL, died Friday of injuries from a dirt bike crash in Miami. His godmother confirmed the 23-year-old Walker’s death, according to the Ravens. Walker was riding a Honda dirt bike with no lights ...

Mar 19, 2016

Colts to erect Manning statue

Peyton Manning took one more victory lap around Indianapolis on Friday. It’s not likely to be his last. Less than two weeks after announcing his retirement in Denver, the record-breaking quarterback returned to his first NFL home to reminisce, thank supporters and receive a ...

Mar 18, 2016

Saints sign Laurinaitis, Sanford

The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker James Laurinaitis and safety Jamarca Sanford to free-agent contracts. The Saints, who announced the moves Thursday, say Laurinaitis has signed for three years and Sanford for one year. The 29-year-old Laurinaitis, who starred at Ohio State, has ...

Mar 15, 2016

NFL vice president admits football-CTE link

An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time. Jeff Miller, the NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety, spoke about the connection during an appearance Monday at a congressional committee’s roundtable discussion about ...

Mar 15, 2016

Steelers' Bryant gets one-year suspension

The NFL suspended Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant at least one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension, which begins immediately, was announced on Monday. This is the second league-mandated discipline for Bryant. The 24-year-old Bryant was suspended for the ...