Marino joins concussion lawsuit against NFL

Jun 3, 2014

Marino joins concussion lawsuit against NFL

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is among 15 former players suing the NFL over claims it hid the risk of concussions sustained during the game. Claims by more than 5,000 ex-NFL players that the league hid the link between traumatic head impacts and ...

May 23, 2014

O.J.'s lawyers deliver new appeal to Nevada Supreme Court

O.J. Simpson’s lawyers submitted a supersized appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, seeking the former football star’s release from prison and a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed-robbery case. The lawyers met a midnight Wednesday deadline to submit a request for the ...

Football camp chief thinks outside box

Mar 22, 2014

Football camp chief thinks outside box

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As a player, Tomotsuna Inoue wasn’t able to fulfill his wish to reach the NFL. But his dream continues, now as someone who presents a chance for Japanese youngsters to achieve that big goal. Inoue has organized Tomotsuna Academy Football Camp as its director ...

Big stars Ware, Peppers released as NFL free agency opens

Mar 12, 2014

Big stars Ware, Peppers released as NFL free agency opens

A couple of accomplished NFL pass rushers suddenly became available when DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released to create room under the salary cap in two of the biggest moves at Tuesday’s start of the free-agency signing period. The Bears cut ties with ...

Feb 27, 2014

Anti-gay bill nixed after sports revolt

A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues that pump millions of dollars into the state’s economy. The National Football League, which will stage Super Bowl XLIX next February in Arizona, as ...

Missouri All-American says he is gay

Feb 10, 2014

Missouri All-American says he is gay

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports that were published Sunday, Sam said he came out to all his ...

Five NFL coaches get the axe

Dec 31, 2013

Five NFL coaches get the axe

It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, ...

NFL suspends ref Ellison for words

Nov 23, 2013

NFL suspends ref Ellison for words

The NFL has suspended a game official for one game without pay for making “a profane and derogatory statement” to Redskins tackle Trent Williams. Williams said he was called vulgar names by Roy Ellison during a drive in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss ...