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Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

Aug 20, 2015

Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four- game suspension of Tom Brady over Deflategate is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who’s been asked by the NFL Players Association to ...

Griffin defends 'best' comments

Aug 19, 2015

Griffin defends 'best' comments

Frustrated that a quote about striving to be the NFL’s best quarterback was taken out of context, Robert Griffin III complained Tuesday that his name “keeps getting used for headlines.” The Washington Redskins quarterback drew heavy scrutiny for his comments to WJLA-TV, the ABC ...

Aug 18, 2015

Hoop coaches visit Broncos camp

Sometimes during the dog days of August, NFL training camp talk turns to hoops and hardwood. That was the case in Denver on Monday when the Broncos welcomed several visitors to their sideline, including Colorado State basketball coach Larry Eustachy and new Denver Nuggets ...

Ruling to let college players unionize tossed out

Aug 18, 2015

Ruling to let college players unionize tossed out

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. In a unanimous decision, the board said ...

L.A. stadium could change divisions

Aug 18, 2015

L.A. stadium could change divisions

Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers. The teams have proposed a shared $1.78 billion stadium in the city of Carson — ...

Bucs unconcerned by Winston's up-and-down debut

Aug 17, 2015

Bucs unconcerned by Winston's up-and-down debut

Jameis Winston’s preseason debut didn’t go as smoothly as he would have liked, however the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came away from the outing feeling good about the rookie’s progress. “You would like all of your players the first time they’re going to be on ...

Winston has mixed debut for Bucs

Aug 16, 2015

Winston has mixed debut for Bucs

Jameis Winston produced mixed results at best in his first NFL action for Tampa Bay, and Teddy Bridgewater had Minnesota’s passing attack in prime form to spark the Vikings in a 26-16 exhibition victory over the Buccaneers on Saturday night. Winston, the first pick ...

Raiders roll past Rams

Aug 15, 2015

Raiders roll past Rams

Derek Carr took little time to build up his rapport with rookie receiver Amari Cooper. Carr completed three passes to Cooper on an opening field-goal drive and the Raiders beat the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in their exhibition opener under new coach Jack Del ...

Aug 15, 2015

Sam takes leave from Alouettes

Michael Sam is stepping away from pro football. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, has told the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes that he is leaving the team. “The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the ...

Embattled Brady plays

Aug 14, 2015

Embattled Brady plays

Tom Brady completed one of four passes before giving way to Jimmy Garoppolo, and the New England Patriots fell 22-11 to the Green Bay Packers in both teams’ exhibition opener on Thursday night. A day after appearing before a federal judge hearing the appeal ...

Judge blasts NFL at hearing on Brady suspension

Aug 13, 2015

Judge blasts NFL at hearing on Brady suspension

A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive Wednesday over its four-game suspension of Tom Brady, demanding to know what evidence directly links the New England quarterback to deflated footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy. “What is the direct evidence that ...

Panthers QB Newton doesn't regret role in scuffle at camp

Aug 12, 2015

Panthers QB Newton doesn't regret role in scuffle at camp

Cam Newton is defending his role in a scuffle with Carolina Panthers teammate Josh Norman that put the star quarterback at risk of unnecessarily getting injured. Newton said Tuesday he would do it again. “I have no regrets of things that I’ve done,” Newton ...