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Newton named NFL MVP

Feb 7, 2016

Newton named NFL MVP

Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive Player of the Year, too. And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL honor as well. Newton, the Carolina Panthers star, won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player and ...

Manziel's world falling apart

Feb 6, 2016

Manziel's world falling apart

With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel was dropped by ...

Haden retiring as USC athletic director

Feb 6, 2016

Haden retiring as USC athletic director

The University of Southern California hired Pat Haden to guide its storied athletic department through the toughest time in its history. With that job largely done, USC’s athletic director and dedicated Trojan decided he was ready for another role. Haden will retire on June ...

Feb 6, 2016

Romanowski says to fight CTE

Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn’t know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late Raiders quarterback and Hall of Fame finalist Ken Stabler had been diagnosed with ...

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

Feb 6, 2016

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday “to do everything possible” to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. “The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the ...

Broncos, Panthers have full participation in practice

Feb 5, 2016

Broncos, Panthers have full participation in practice

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers had full participation at practice from all 53 players on their respective rosters on Thursday. Broncos starting safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) and guard Louis Vasquez (knee) had been limited in practice on Wednesday. “We ...

Feb 4, 2016

Sharper negotiates plea deal with feds

Federal court papers state that former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense — which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Wednesday’s motions, filed jointly ...

Peyton hopes to go out on top like boss Elway

Feb 4, 2016

Peyton hopes to go out on top like boss Elway

The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his helmet in his left hand, and his right hand clenched into a tight, celebratory fist. He flashed that toothy smile, knowing that ...

CTE found in late NFL star Stabler

Feb 4, 2016

CTE found in late NFL star Stabler

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday. Stabler, who died of colon cancer ...

Newton plays down significance of race in Super Bowl

Feb 3, 2016

Newton plays down significance of race in Super Bowl

Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away. For good. Newton on Tuesday emphatically tried to lay to rest any relevance of an African-American quarterback appearing in the NFL’s championship game. During a series of questions by a ...

Browns ready to release Manziel

Feb 3, 2016

Browns ready to release Manziel

The Browns are about to throw Johnny Football away. The team issued a strong statement Tuesday, condemning quarterback Johnny Manziel’s actions and pointing to his release in March, a move that has seemed inevitable for months. The conduct by the 23-year-old player — rampant ...

Panthers, Broncos attend 'Opening Night'

Feb 2, 2016

Panthers, Broncos attend 'Opening Night'

What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room? Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night. The NFL took a good idea gone surreal — what used to be known as “Media Day” — gave ...