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Jul 26, 2015

Peterson reports to Vikings camp

The “AP! AP!” and “MVP! MVP!” chants started as soon as Adrian Peterson was spotted driving into the parking lot. The purple-clad crowd of autograph-seeking Vikings fans gathered at the team’s annual reporting day saved the loudest cheers for a 30-year-old running back who ...

Saints poised to cut ties with Galette

Jul 25, 2015

Saints poised to cut ties with Galette

The New Orleans Saints have cut Junior Galette, who has been among their most productive pass rushers the past two seasons, but also has dealt with off-the field trouble. Galette’s agent, Alvin Keels Jr., said Friday that his client has been informed he’ll be ...

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

Jul 24, 2015

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was ...

Titans announce deal with Heisman Trophy-winner Mariota

Jul 22, 2015

Titans announce deal with Heisman Trophy-winner Mariota

Heisman Trophy-winner Marcus Mariota signed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, becoming the last of the NFL’s first-round draft picks to finalize his deal. The former Oregon quarterback is expected to start immediately, with the timing of the contract keeping the No. 2 overall ...

U.S. pounds Japan to claim third straight IFAF crown

Jul 19, 2015

U.S. pounds Japan to claim third straight IFAF crown

Team USA completed a three-peat in the IFAF World Championship with an overwhelming 59-12 victory over Japan in the gold-medal game in Canton, Ohio, Saturday. The United States has competed in the tournament that’s held every four years since the 2007 edition in Kawasaki ...

Arnsparger dead at 88

Jul 18, 2015

Arnsparger dead at 88

Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the “No-Name Defense” that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday. He was 88. Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Breeders’ Cup Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, announced the death, saying ...

Japan, U.S. to battle for football supremacy

Jul 18, 2015

Japan, U.S. to battle for football supremacy

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Once again Japan and the United States will fight each other for the world championship of American football. World No. 3 Japan (2-1) defeated fourth-ranked Mexico (1-2) 35-7 on Wednesday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in International Federation of ...

Jul 17, 2015

Heyward, Steelers finalize six-year deal

Cam Heyward spent the offseason swatting away questions about his future as the final year of his rookie deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers loomed this fall. No matter how he was asked, the defensive end always gave a variation of the same answer: “I’m ...

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Jul 16, 2015

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Dez Bryant has the long-term contract he said he wouldn’t play without, and the Dallas Cowboys can quit worrying about whether he really would skip games. The All-Pro receiver signed a five-year, $70 million deal Wednesday, after months of posturing from both sides and ...

Jul 14, 2015

Ex-Texans receiver Dawson missing in lake

Authorities are searching for a former Houston Texans receiver who fell out of a rented boat during a family outing at a Dallas-area lake. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said 37-year-old JaJuan Dawson wasn’t wearing a lifejacket Sunday night when he fell into Lavon ...

Star receiver Bryant threatens Cowboys with holdout

Jul 14, 2015

Star receiver Bryant threatens Cowboys with holdout

Dez Bryant is sending another signal that he won’t play for the Dallas Cowboys without a long-term contract. The unsigned All-Pro receiver posted a message on Twitter to Dallas fans Monday, apologizing while saying he “will not be there” if he doesn’t have a ...