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Japan routs Germany

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Receivers Naoki Maeda and Ryoma Hagiyama each reeled in a pair of touchdown receptions as Japan’s national football team shut out Germany 38-0 in an exhibition game Saturday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium. Japan utilized a pass-happy offense in order make the best use of its speed and quickness. The Japanese ...

Apr 12, 2014

49ers' Kaepernick dismisses report

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation. Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account Friday, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke ...

Apr 11, 2014

Eli Manning awaits ankle surgery

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to have surgery on his left ankle. The Giants announced that Manning will have the surgery on Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle that he sprained in the regular season finale against Washington. ...

Apr 10, 2014

Arizona to host Pro Bowl in 2015

The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl, skipping Hawaii for the first time since 2010. The game will return to Hawaii in 2016, the NFL announced Wednesday. The 2015 game will be the third time ...

Apr 6, 2014

Bills fans, players honor Wilson

With hundreds of pictures and mementos spread throughout the Buffalo Bills fieldhouse honoring late owner Ralph Wilson, Bruce Smith couldn’t resist bringing one more. The Hall of Fame defensive end pulled out a photo taken the day he signed his rookie contract in 1985. ...

Titans cut Johnson

Apr 5, 2014

Titans cut Johnson

The CJ2K era is over in Tennessee, just the latest step by the Titans in their franchise makeover. The Titans told Chris Johnson they are releasing him Friday after six seasons to avoid paying $8 million the running back is due in 2014, along ...

Apr 4, 2014

TV director Grossman dies at 78

Sandy Grossman, who directed a record 10 Super Bowl broadcasts and spent more than two decades in the TV truck working with announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden, has died. He was 78. Grossman died Wednesday at his home in Boca Raton, Florida, of ...

Jackson completes turnaround with three-year Redskins deal

Apr 3, 2014

Jackson completes turnaround with three-year Redskins deal

The contrast couldn’t have been greater for DeSean Jackson. In a matter of days, he went from unwanted to wanted, from fired to hired, from discarded by the Philadelphia Eagles with reputation tarnished to rock star treatment and a new fat contract from the ...

Apr 2, 2014

WR Jackson to sign with Redskins

Three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson is joining the Washington Redskins. Jackson’s publicist tweeted Tuesday night the former Philadelphia Eagles wideout was signing with the Redskins after two days of meeting with coaches and officials. Jackson arrived in the D.C. area Monday night and ...

Raiders add Rogers to defensive backfield

Apr 1, 2014

Raiders add Rogers to defensive backfield

The Oakland Raiders have added another proven veteran to their rebuilding defense, signing free-agent cornerback Carlos Rogers to a one-year contract on Monday. Rogers, 32, joins former San Francisco 49ers secondary mate Tarell Brown on Oakland’s overhauled defense. The Raiders have also brought in ...

Philly cuts Jackson

Mar 29, 2014

Philly cuts Jackson

DeSean Jackson went from the trading block to the chopping block. Jackson is out in Philly — just as Mark Sanchez was on his way into town. Unable to find a taker on the trade market, the Eagles released him, ending the Pro Bowl ...

Bills owner, Pro Football Hall of Famer Wilson dies at age 95

Mar 26, 2014

Bills owner, Pro Football Hall of Famer Wilson dies at age 95

During his 95 years, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson went from fan to “Foolish Club” member to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, enjoying every step along the way. The NFL lost the person regarded as the league’s “conscience” on Tuesday, when Wilson died ...

Football camp chief thinks outside box

Mar 22, 2014

Football camp chief thinks outside box

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As a player, Tomotsuna Inoue wasn’t able to fulfill his wish to reach the NFL. But his dream continues, now as someone who presents a chance for Japanese youngsters to achieve that big goal. Inoue has organized Tomotsuna Academy Football Camp as its director ...