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Dungy backs off latest remarks about Sam

NFL television analyst and former coach Tony Dungy backed off Tuesday from comments he “wouldn’t want to deal with” the diversions arising from drafting Michael Sam, who is hoping to become the league’s first openly gay player, saying he was referring to media attention surrounding such a move. Dungy, who ...

Jul 24, 2014

Denver's Bowlen reduces workload

Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster. So his absence from Dove ...

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

Jul 22, 2014

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

The San Francisco 49ers are eager to move forward from a forgettable offseason. They made nearly as much news off the field as in free agency and the draft, although they accomplished their top priority by re-signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of ...

Jul 22, 2014

Conti named first Big 12 female official

The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its football games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine “Cat” Conti will be on the crew for Kansas’ season opener at home Sept. ...

Jul 18, 2014

Madden, Levy among Hall presenters

Former coaching greats John Madden and Marv Levy will highlight the list of seven presenters during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Madden will present former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy. Levy will introduce former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed. Defensive end ...

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

Jul 18, 2014

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. Others had a different reaction upon walking ...

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Jul 17, 2014

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Quarterback Kyle Orton was released Wednesday by the Dallas Cowboys, an expected move after Tony Romo’s backup was a no-show during offseason workouts. Orton skipped the workouts amid reports that he was considering retirement. He was subjected to about $70,000 in fines for failing ...

Jul 17, 2014

Mom, 40, becomes NFL cheerleader

She hadn’t done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations. Faced with competition from women who ...

Saints come to terms with Graham

Jul 16, 2014

Saints come to terms with Graham

The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints’ voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts — and challenged the NFL’s franchise tag process through arbitration. ...

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

Jul 3, 2014

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

The Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. NFLPA had filed a grievance arguing that Graham was ...

'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Jun 28, 2014

'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Johnny’s gonna play and Johnny’s gonna party. Tired of scrutiny about how he spends his weekends away from football and drained by the spotlight that follows him, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said he has no plans to tone down his lifestyle. “I don’t ...