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Jul 17, 2015

Heyward, Steelers finalize six-year deal

Cam Heyward spent the offseason swatting away questions about his future as the final year of his rookie deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers loomed this fall. No matter how he was asked, the defensive end always gave a variation of the same answer: “I’m ...

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Jul 16, 2015

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Dez Bryant has the long-term contract he said he wouldn’t play without, and the Dallas Cowboys can quit worrying about whether he really would skip games. The All-Pro receiver signed a five-year, $70 million deal Wednesday, after months of posturing from both sides and ...

Jul 14, 2015

Ex-Texans receiver Dawson missing in lake

Authorities are searching for a former Houston Texans receiver who fell out of a rented boat during a family outing at a Dallas-area lake. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said 37-year-old JaJuan Dawson wasn’t wearing a lifejacket Sunday night when he fell into Lavon ...

Star receiver Bryant threatens Cowboys with holdout

Jul 14, 2015

Star receiver Bryant threatens Cowboys with holdout

Dez Bryant is sending another signal that he won’t play for the Dallas Cowboys without a long-term contract. The unsigned All-Pro receiver posted a message on Twitter to Dallas fans Monday, apologizing while saying he “will not be there” if he doesn’t have a ...

U.S. routs Japan at football worlds

Jul 13, 2015

U.S. routs Japan at football worlds

Sadale Foster rushed for two touchdowns, including a 60-yard third-quarter score, as the United States defeated Japan 43-18 on Sunday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in their world championship of American football contest. The defending champion U.S. improved 2-0, ...

Multisport culture failing to take root in Japan

Jul 11, 2015

Multisport culture failing to take root in Japan

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Do we have anyone like Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders in Japan? Or the environment to potentially produce athletes like them? The answer would be simply “no,” or “most unlikely,” wouldn’t it? In recent years, the value of playing multiple sports has been a ...

Former Raiders star QB Stabler dies at 69

Jul 10, 2015

Former Raiders star QB Stabler dies at 69

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler’s Facebook page on ...

Pierre-Paul has finger amputated

Jul 9, 2015

Pierre-Paul has finger amputated

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had a finger amputated following a July 4 fireworks accident which left him with severe injuries, ESPN reported Wednesday. The network cited medical records as saying Pierre-Paul had his right index finger removed as a result of ...

Jul 8, 2015

NFL reaches 10-year stadium deal with Totttenham

The NFL says it will play at least two games per year at Premier League club Tottenham’s new stadium over a 10-year period. Tottenham’s new stadium is expected to open in the summer of 2018 and will feature a retractable grass field with an ...

Jul 4, 2015

Hernandez judge OKs phone probe

A Massachusetts judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can identify an anonymous tipster who claimed one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez of murder may have been “untruthful” during jury selection. Judge Susan Garsh ruled ...

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Jul 3, 2015

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit’s booming economy became the American standard, Sanders was ...

Jun 29, 2015

Sam returns to Alouettes

Michael Sam, who abruptly left the club for “personal reasons,” has decided to rejoin the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. The Alouettes, who signed Sam to a two-year deal, suspended him after he left the club, but it welcomed him back on the weekend. ...