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Apr 23, 2016

Redskins sign cornerback Norman

The Washington Redskins signed cornerback Josh Norman on Friday, two days after the Carolina Panthers cut him loose. Norman, one of the NFL’s top corners, became a free agent Wednesday after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag, which would have paid him $13.9 million ...

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Apr 22, 2016

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

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Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career. What he values are his experiences, which have helped him establish his unique training method. “European and American athletes use their bodies in a completely different way from ...

Apr 14, 2016

Football great Swann hired as USC athletic director

Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans’ athletic department. The Pro Football Hall of Famer was named USC’s athletic director on Wednesday. USC President Max Nikias announced the appointment of the former Trojans receiver, ...

New Orleans mourns slain former player, team leader Smith

Apr 12, 2016

New Orleans mourns slain former player, team leader Smith

People across Louisiana sought Monday to process the news that one of the Saints’ much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage. Smith, 34, arrived in New Orleans ...

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

Apr 11, 2016

Former Saints defensive end Smith killed

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died “of multiple gunshot wounds” after a traffic accident in the city’s Lower Garden ...

Apr 9, 2016

Jets WR cleared in punch-up case

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall was cleared Friday by a jury that found the woman suing him in civil court failed to prove he punched her in a nightclub brawl. Christina Myles of Chino, California, brought the suit in Manhattan federal court ...

Griffin relishing Browns challenge

Apr 7, 2016

Griffin relishing Browns challenge

As Robert Griffin III vacated the podium following a poised and polished news conference, the quarterback tapped his fingers on the dais and made clear the mantra for his new opportunity. “No pressure, no diamonds,” he said. Though RG3 will face high expectations with ...

Apr 1, 2016

Dolphins sign running backs Thomas, Pead

Running backs Daniel Thomas and Isaiah Pead have signed with the Miami Dolphins, who have moved to add depth at the position after Lamar Miller’s departure for Houston. Thomas, a second-round draft choice by Miami in 2011, will return to play for his third ...

Apr 1, 2016

49ers guarantee Kaepernick's lucrative contract for 2016

After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco’s roster and due a hefty payday. Not many figured on this outcome in recent months. The 49ers could have released him or traded him. Instead, the quarterback’s $11.9 million 2016 ...

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 ...