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Princeton, Kwansei Gakuin to battle in Legacy Bowl

Mar 19, 2015

Princeton, Kwansei Gakuin to battle in Legacy Bowl

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

One of the most successful college football clubs in Japan meets one of the oldest football programs in the sport’s mother country when Kwansei Gakuin University takes on Princeton University in the Legacy Bowl on Saturday. The exhibition game at Kincho Stadium in Osaka ...

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

Mar 13, 2015

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. The All-Pro running back agreed Thursday to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray’s deal was valued at $42 million, with $21 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with ...

Cornerback Revis returns to Jets as NFL free agency begins

Mar 11, 2015

Cornerback Revis returns to Jets as NFL free agency begins

Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football. Trades, anyone? Monster deals sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free agent signings. That is ...

Texans release longtime star wideout Johnson

Mar 10, 2015

Texans release longtime star wideout Johnson

Andre Johnson has been released by the Houston Texans, and quarterback Ryan Mallett has agreed to return to the team. A person with knowledge of the move told AP on Monday that the 12-year veteran Johnson’s career in Houston is over. The person spoke ...

Lynch signs deal with Seahawks

Mar 7, 2015

Lynch signs deal with Seahawks

“Beast Mode” is getting paid. Marshawn Lynch is receiving a hefty raise for at least one more season in the Seattle Seahawks backfield. Lynch signed a two-year extension with the Seahawks on Friday that keeps him under contract with Seattle through the 2017 season, ...

Mar 6, 2015

Peyton takes pay cut to stay with Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed his physical and signed his revised contract on Thursday. “We’re glad to work something out with Peyton so that he will be part of our team this season,” Broncos general manager John Elway said. The five-time NFL MVP ...

Eagles to trade running back McCoy to Buffalo for Alonso

Mar 4, 2015

Eagles to trade running back McCoy to Buffalo for Alonso

LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan’s “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade McCoy, their star running back, to the ...

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Mar 3, 2015

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the ...

Judge rules for Peterson in ban case; NFL files appeal

Feb 27, 2015

Judge rules for Peterson in ban case; NFL files appeal

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over the personal conduct policy persists. Commissioner ...

QB Winston meets media

Feb 21, 2015

QB Winston meets media

Jameis Winston responded to all the lingering questions with some bold answers. According to Winston, the character concerns that dogged him at Florida State are history. The comparisons to Johnny Manziel are irrelevant. The supposed throwing shoulder injury is a non-issue. And anyone who ...

Vikings general manager expects to have Peterson back

Feb 19, 2015

Vikings general manager expects to have Peterson back

The Minnesota Vikings haven’t wavered with their public stance since the season ended: They want Adrian Peterson to return. In the strongest statement yet, general manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday he expects the star running back to stay with the team after his suspension ...