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Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Aug 16, 2014

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on three of the four that Philadelphia committed, and the ...

Aug 15, 2014

China to have arena football league

Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football? The China American Football League plans to begin in the world’s most populous country in 2015. The announcement Thursday comes less than a year after Marty Judge, co-owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, ...

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Aug 15, 2014

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good. Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer ...

Romo set to take field for first time since back surgery

Aug 14, 2014

Romo set to take field for first time since back surgery

Tony Romo will play his first game for the Dallas Cowboys since undergoing back surgery for a herniated disk last December. Romo will start for the Cowboys in Saturday’s exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens. Romo missed Dallas’ exhibition opener against San Diego as ...

Aug 14, 2014

Arizona State lineman says he's gay

Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin has become the first Division I football player to publicly announce that he is gay. Sarafin told Compete magazine, based in Tempe, Arizona, that he had informed his teammates about his sexuality a few months ago. “It was ...

Manning having more fun at training camp

Aug 13, 2014

Manning having more fun at training camp

Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer. He’s still grinding through training camp like always but he’s also showing a loosey-goosey side that he rarely flashed in Indy or in his first two seasons in Denver. One morning, he’s ...

Aug 13, 2014

Seahawks deny Lynch assault claim

The Seattle Seahawks say accusations that star running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property are “bogus.” In a statement Tuesday morning the team said it has “the utmost respect for the investigative process,” but that after speaking ...

Manziel makes solid debut for Browns

Aug 10, 2014

Manziel makes solid debut for Browns

Johnny Manziel took off up the middle, slipping between a couple defensive linemen and racing through the open field. Then — perhaps most importantly — he finished the 16-yard run with a smooth, feet-first slide across the turf at Ford Field. “The times I ...

Several NFL standouts targeting big comebacks after injuries

Aug 10, 2014

Several NFL standouts targeting big comebacks after injuries

Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances. They all combined to sideline some of the NFL’s biggest stars a year ago, a lost season for several players who spent most of the year in the trainers’ room. Rob Gronkowski, Percy Harvin, Julio Jones, Robert Griffin ...

Bortles leads Jags past Bucs

Aug 9, 2014

Bortles leads Jags past Bucs

Blake Bortles was solid in his preseason debut, throwing for 117 yards and leading a second-half drive for a field goal to help the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-10 on Friday. The third overall pick in this year’s draft completed 7 ...

Denver tops Seattle in sloppy affair

Aug 8, 2014

Denver tops Seattle in sloppy affair

The Super Bowl teams slogged through a preseason opener delayed by lightning and a flurry of flags Thursday night before linebacker Steven Jackson’s end zone interception of Terrelle Pryor’s pass sealed the Denver Broncos’ 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks. In between a 46-minute ...

Harbaughs come together for 49ers-Ravens tilt

Aug 7, 2014

Harbaughs come together for 49ers-Ravens tilt

They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it isn’t often that the Harbaugh brothers have a get-together in August. The exception to the rule will occur this week. Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers will face John Harbaugh and ...