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Defense rests in murder trial of ex-NFL star Hernandez

Apr 7, 2015

Defense rests in murder trial of ex-NFL star Hernandez

Testimony in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told jurors they had heard all the evidence they would hear, ...

Apr 4, 2015

Thomas to be first full-time female ref

The NFL will make Sarah Thomas its first female permanent official for regular-season games, media reported on Friday. The NFL did not immediately confirm reports in the Baltimore Sun and Los Angeles Times that the league had tabbed Thomas, a former official for the ...

Prosecution rests in Hernandez murder trial

Apr 3, 2015

Prosecution rests in Hernandez murder trial

The prosecution rested on Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case that he killed the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder ...

Kurihara enthused by showing at veteran combine

Mar 31, 2015

Kurihara enthused by showing at veteran combine

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Takashi Kurihara’s ultimate dream of playing in the National Football League isn’t over yet. In fact, he feels stronger than ever. The Japanese wide receiver tested himself at the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine on March 22 in Arizona. He was one of over 100 ...

Sharper takes plea deal in drugging, rape cases

Mar 24, 2015

Sharper takes plea deal in drugging, rape cases

Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years. In two separate ...

Wide receiver Kurihara invited to NFL Veteran Combine

Mar 22, 2015

Wide receiver Kurihara invited to NFL Veteran Combine

Wide receiver Takashi Kurihara on Sunday will participate in the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine at the Arizona Cardinals’ practice facility in Tempe, Arizona. The Veterans Combine will present an opportunity to free agent players to showcase their skills to the NFL club just like ...

Princeton routs Kwansei Gakuin

Mar 21, 2015

Princeton routs Kwansei Gakuin

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The level of play in Ivy League football is still a few steps ahead of the Japanese collegiate league, even for the four-time defending college champion Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters. The Princeton Tigers scored five touchdowns and a field goal in their first seven ...

Princeton, Kwansei Gakuin to battle in Legacy Bowl

Mar 19, 2015

Princeton, Kwansei Gakuin to battle in Legacy Bowl

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

One of the most successful college football clubs in Japan meets one of the oldest football programs in the sport’s mother country when Kwansei Gakuin University takes on Princeton University in the Legacy Bowl on Saturday. The exhibition game at Kincho Stadium in Osaka ...

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

Mar 13, 2015

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. The All-Pro running back agreed Thursday to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray’s deal was valued at $42 million, with $21 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with ...

Cornerback Revis returns to Jets as NFL free agency begins

Mar 11, 2015

Cornerback Revis returns to Jets as NFL free agency begins

Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football. Trades, anyone? Monster deals sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free agent signings. That is ...

Texans release longtime star wideout Johnson

Mar 10, 2015

Texans release longtime star wideout Johnson

Andre Johnson has been released by the Houston Texans, and quarterback Ryan Mallett has agreed to return to the team. A person with knowledge of the move told AP on Monday that the 12-year veteran Johnson’s career in Houston is over. The person spoke ...