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Aug 20, 2016

Steelers running back Bell handed three-game drug suspension

The NFL on Friday suspended Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for the first three games of the season for missing multiple drug tests, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Bell initially faced a four-game suspension, but it was reduced to three ...

Aug 19, 2016

Sharper sentenced to over 18 years for rape

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors. One of Sharper’s victims — the only one to speak at his sentencing hearing ...

NFL threatens to ban 4 players in PED probe

Aug 16, 2016

NFL threatens to ban 4 players in PED probe

The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it’s investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs. The league’s latest message to James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers came with an ominous and onerous threat: Answer our questions ...

Aug 14, 2016

Rams triumph over Cowboys in L.A. homecoming

Dallas’ Dez Bryant caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, but the Los Angeles Rams earned a win in their homecoming when Sean Mannion threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Green with 1:54 remaining for a 28-24 comeback over the Cowboys at the Los Angeles ...

Legend Favre 'blessed' by Hall of Fame induction

Aug 7, 2016

Legend Favre 'blessed' by Hall of Fame induction

They came in No. 4 jerseys and wearing cheeseheads. They chanted “Go Pack Go.” It was Lambeau Field transported to Ohio, and only one man could have caused it. Brett Favre, welcome to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Believe me, I am an ...

Cards extend stars Palmer, Fitzgerald

Aug 6, 2016

Cards extend stars Palmer, Fitzgerald

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and quarterback Carson Palmer have signed one-year contract extensions with the Arizona Cardinals. The deals put Fitzgerald under contract through the 2017 season and Palmer through 2018. Fitzgerald, holder of virtually all the franchise receiving records with statistics among the ...

Aug 6, 2016

Rooney Rule not working: Dungy

Tony Dungy would like to see the NFL’s Rooney Rule used in the manner it was intended. The new Pro Football Hall of Fame member said Friday that he doesn’t believe teams are “following the spirit of the rule now.” The rule, designed by ...

Aug 4, 2016

NFL analyst Tom Jackson leaves ESPN after 29 years

Hall of Fame broadcaster Tom Jackson is calling it quits after a 29-year career. ESPN announced Wednesday that the 65-year-old NFL analyst is retiring from broadcasting. Jackson’s final assignment will be this weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Jackson ...

Cardinals, Mathieu agree to extension

Aug 3, 2016

Cardinals, Mathieu agree to extension

The Arizona Cardinals and All-Pro defensive back Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to a five-year contract extension, a rich reward for a player once considered a high-risk draftee. A person with knowledge of the agreement says the contract totals $62.5 million, with $40 million guaranteed. ...

Bush hoping to extend career after signing with Bills

Aug 2, 2016

Bush hoping to extend career after signing with Bills

Running back Reggie Bush wasn’t going to let a freak accident on the concrete surface ringing the Edward Jones Dome field in St. Louis end his career. Declaring his surgically repaired left knee 100 percent, Bush eagerly looked forward to the opportunity of playing ...