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Browns' quarterback competition continues

Aug 20, 2014

Browns' quarterback competition continues

This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland’s first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn’t chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that’s not his fault. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven’t ...

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Aug 18, 2014

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Even Peyton Manning realizes he’s ready for the regular season. Or at least darn close. Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil ...

Huge rally in fourth quarter lifts Giants past Colts

Aug 17, 2014

Huge rally in fourth quarter lifts Giants past Colts

Ryan Nassib finally showed the New York Giants how this new offense should look. Crisp, efficient and potent. After three quarters of bumbling around in Indianapolis, the second-year quarterback led New York to two touchdowns in the final four minutes Saturday night. The second ...

Obic Seagulls lose Sister Cities International Bowl in Alabama

Aug 16, 2014

Obic Seagulls lose Sister Cities International Bowl in Alabama

The Obic Seagulls, Japan’s top football team, came up short against the APDFL Blazers on Thursday, losing 16-12 in the Sister Cities International Bowl in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Seagulls, eight-time champions in Japan’s X League, took a 10-0 lead thanks to a Tataeru Nakanishi ...

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Aug 16, 2014

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on three of the four that Philadelphia committed, and the ...

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Aug 15, 2014

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good. Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer ...

Romo set to take field for first time since back surgery

Aug 14, 2014

Romo set to take field for first time since back surgery

Tony Romo will play his first game for the Dallas Cowboys since undergoing back surgery for a herniated disk last December. Romo will start for the Cowboys in Saturday’s exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens. Romo missed Dallas’ exhibition opener against San Diego as ...

Aug 14, 2014

Arizona State lineman says he's gay

Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin has become the first Division I football player to publicly announce that he is gay. Sarafin told Compete magazine, based in Tempe, Arizona, that he had informed his teammates about his sexuality a few months ago. “It was ...

Manning having more fun at training camp

Aug 13, 2014

Manning having more fun at training camp

Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer. He’s still grinding through training camp like always but he’s also showing a loosey-goosey side that he rarely flashed in Indy or in his first two seasons in Denver. One morning, he’s ...

Manziel makes solid debut for Browns

Aug 10, 2014

Manziel makes solid debut for Browns

Johnny Manziel took off up the middle, slipping between a couple defensive linemen and racing through the open field. Then — perhaps most importantly — he finished the 16-yard run with a smooth, feet-first slide across the turf at Ford Field. “The times I ...

Several NFL standouts targeting big comebacks after injuries

Aug 10, 2014

Several NFL standouts targeting big comebacks after injuries

Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances. They all combined to sideline some of the NFL’s biggest stars a year ago, a lost season for several players who spent most of the year in the trainers’ room. Rob Gronkowski, Percy Harvin, Julio Jones, Robert Griffin ...