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Bridgewater guides Vikings to win

Aug 10, 2015

Bridgewater guides Vikings to win

Teddy Bridgewater didn’t want to talk about the completions. Last the Minnesota quarterback checked, getting the ball where it needs to go is the main part of his job. It’s that one miss, however, that will stick with the reigning Rookie of the Year. ...

Versatile Pro Football Hall of Famer Gifford dies at 84

Aug 10, 2015

Versatile Pro Football Hall of Famer Gifford dies at 84

From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner. An NFL championship in 1956 with the New York Giants. An Emmy award in 1976-77 as television’s “outstanding sports personality.” Induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame ...

Bettis leads Class of 2015 into football Hall of Fame

Aug 9, 2015

Bettis leads Class of 2015 into football Hall of Fame

The humbled men in gold jackets entering football immortality were unmistakable. So was the endless sea of twirling yellow Terrible Towels there to greet them and the outpouring of compassion for the legend who wasn’t there. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis headlined the ...

Aug 9, 2015

Cassel likely to start Bills' preseason opener

Even though veteran Matt Cassel will likely start for the Buffalo Bills in their first preseason game, Buffalo’s quarterback competition appears to be far from over. Bills coach Rex Ryan made the announcement after a team scrimmage Saturday night, saying that Cassel will “probably” ...

Aug 8, 2015

Fryar found guilty of mortgage scam

Former NFL star Irving Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday and faces up to 10 years in prison. The 52-year-old former wide receiver, who made his name at the University of Nebraska and with several professional teams, ...

49ers cut star Smith after latest arrest

Aug 8, 2015

49ers cut star Smith after latest arrest

Aldon Smith received second chance after second chance with the San Francisco 49ers. They finally had enough following his fifth run-in with the law. The Niners parted ways with the troubled linebacker Friday, only three days after general manager Trent Baalke expressed his desire ...

Colts embrace hitting portion of training camp

Aug 6, 2015

Colts embrace hitting portion of training camp

The months-long wait for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome is finally over. After dozens of non-contact workouts, constant meetings and endless hours of film study, he’s getting back to real football. “We got a little taste of it yesterday,” Newsome said Wednesday. “The only ...

Ravens deny 'tipping off' Colts about deflated footballs

Aug 6, 2015

Ravens deny 'tipping off' Colts about deflated footballs

The Baltimore Ravens deny they tipped off the Indianapolis Colts about underinflated footballs before the AFC championship game. Court papers released Tuesday in New England quarterback Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL over his four-game suspension show that the Ravens contacted the Colts about ...

Brady's 'Deflategate' testimony released

Aug 5, 2015

Brady's 'Deflategate' testimony released

Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn’t ...

Former Lions running back Farr dies at 70

Aug 4, 2015

Former Lions running back Farr dies at 70

Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions’ running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70. A Lions spokesman said Farr’s son confirmed his father died Monday. Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He ...

Aug 4, 2015

St. Louis stadium bid gets boost

The effort to build a new football riverfront stadium here got a big boost on Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project. St. Louis Circuit Judge Tomas Frawley’s ruling voided a ...