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Colts' Mathis to retire after season finale

Dec 31, 2016

Colts' Mathis to retire after season finale

When Robert Mathis speaks, the Indianapolis Colts listen. Every time. It’s a right the outside linebacker earned by playing 14 productive NFL seasons — all with the same team, all with the same passion, all with the same penchant for putting quarterbacks on the ...

Dec 30, 2016

Longtime BYU coach Edwards dies at 86

Before LaVell Edwards was promoted to head coach, Brigham Young University ran a slogging run-first offense that yielded mediocre or worse records. Under Edwards, dizzying passing numbers became the norm, and college football fans stayed in front of their TVs late Saturday nights from ...

Dec 30, 2016

Heisman winner Salaam's death ruled suicide

Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam killed himself after struggling with depression, an autopsy report confirmed Thursday, but investigators will never know whether the one-time running back suffered chronic head trauma from playing football because his family did not consent to those tests. Salaam was ...

Dec 29, 2016

Buccaneers running back Martin to enter drug treatment facility

Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances and said Wednesday he’s entering a treatment facility rather than appeal the ban. The two-time Pro Bowl selection, slowed by a hamstring injury this season ...

Dec 29, 2016

NFL games streaming live in China

NFL games are being streamed live in China, and will be through the Super Bowl. The league announced Wednesday a partnership with Sina Weibo, one of the largest social media platforms in China. Six regular-season games were streamed recently, and Sina Weibo will stream ...

McGloin excited for opportunity to lead Raiders

Dec 29, 2016

McGloin excited for opportunity to lead Raiders

Plenty has changed around the Oakland Raiders between starts at quarterbacks by Matt McGloin. When McGloin last got the chance to start a game late in 2013, the Raiders were wrapping up a four-win season with a roster severely lacking in talent. When McGloin ...

Dec 28, 2016

Hernandez attorneys seek dismissal of tattoo, text evidence

Jurors at Aaron Hernandez’s upcoming double murder trial shouldn’t hear about his tattoos or text messages sent to his sports agent, attorneys for former New England Patriots player told a judge Tuesday. Hernandez is charged with killing two men in a 2012 drive-by shooting, ...

Bills fire Ryan ahead of final game of season

Dec 28, 2016

Bills fire Ryan ahead of final game of season

Rex Ryan’s inability to back up his boasts of building a bully — particularly on defense — in Buffalo led to the Bills firing their high-profile coach one game short of completing his second full season. Terry Pegula, who made Ryan’s hiring his first ...

Dec 27, 2016

NC State trounces Vanderbilt in Independence Bowl

Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt 41-17 on Monday night in the Independence Bowl. North Carolina State (7-6) won three of its final four games to ...