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Nov 14, 2014

Penn State escaped death penalty

A 2-year-old email from NCAA’s top lawyer, filed Thursday in a court case, documents just how close Penn State came to having its football program shut down over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The email from NCAA attorney Donald Remy says the school’s ...

Tannehill leads Dolphins in comeback victory over Bills

Nov 14, 2014

Tannehill leads Dolphins in comeback victory over Bills

When Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jarvis Landry dived into the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown, he was just getting started. A replay review upheld the score, and Landry then sprinted up and down the sideline in a celebration of redemption. Landry bounced back ...

Nov 13, 2014

FAI backs Keane after punch-up

The Football Association of Ireland says assistant manager Roy Keane retains its “full support” after he was involved in an incident with a member of the public at the team’s hotel in Dublin. The FAI did not disclose any details, but released a statement ...

Nov 12, 2014

49ers star Willis to miss rest of 2014

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the season and require surgery for a strained muscle in his left big toe. Willis was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday for the injury suffered in the third quarter at ...

Eagles beat up on Panthers

Nov 11, 2014

Eagles beat up on Panthers

Mark Sanchez did his part for the Eagles while the defense dominated and special teams shined. Darren Sproles had two touchdowns, Sanchez threw for two scores and the defense sacked Cam Newton nine times to help Philadelphia beat the Carolina Panthers 45-21 on Monday ...

Palmer's hopes get dashed again by injury

Nov 11, 2014

Palmer's hopes get dashed again by injury

In his 12th NFL season, Carson Palmer was having the time of his life. A career of big numbers but little team success was reborn in the desert, where the Arizona Cardinals, at 8-1, have the best record in the NFL. Then on Sunday, ...

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

Nov 10, 2014

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

A reprieve for mercurial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Redemption for indomitable linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive in the final minutes of regulation, Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked ...

Nov 8, 2014

Bironas was drunk during crash: cops

Former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was intoxicated and speeding when his sports utility vehicle went off the road and crashed into a row of trees, according to the final police report. The report issued Friday says data analysis shows Bironas was driving at 117 ...

Browns beat up on Bengals

Nov 7, 2014

Browns beat up on Bengals

Cornerback Joe Haden led a line of Browns players jumping to slap hands with joyous fans in the first row. The stadium was filled with the sound of woofing. Felt like times from way, way back when. And with a dominating performance, the Browns ...

No timetable on ruling after Rice appeal concludes

Nov 7, 2014

No timetable on ruling after Rice appeal concludes

A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league. Rice and his wife Janay left the hearing separately on Thursday about three hours apart after each ...