Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

Aug 20, 2015

Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four- game suspension of Tom Brady over Deflategate is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who’s been asked by the NFL Players Association to ...

L.A. stadium could change divisions

Aug 18, 2015

L.A. stadium could change divisions

Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers. The teams have proposed a shared $1.78 billion stadium in the city of Carson — ...

Judge blasts NFL at hearing on Brady suspension

Aug 13, 2015

Judge blasts NFL at hearing on Brady suspension

A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive Wednesday over its four-game suspension of Tom Brady, demanding to know what evidence directly links the New England quarterback to deflated footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy. “What is the direct evidence that ...

Colts embrace hitting portion of training camp

Aug 6, 2015

Colts embrace hitting portion of training camp

The months-long wait for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome is finally over. After dozens of non-contact workouts, constant meetings and endless hours of film study, he’s getting back to real football. “We got a little taste of it yesterday,” Newsome said Wednesday. “The only ...

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots' first padded practice

Aug 2, 2015

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots' first padded practice

Two things were certain when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp on Saturday: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case haven’t affected his accuracy. In between raucous cheers ...

Brady lawsuit moved to New York

Jul 31, 2015

Brady lawsuit moved to New York

Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Brady and the players’ union filed their suit Wednesday in Minnesota. But the NFL already had filed papers Tuesday in New ...

Brady takes fight to court as Kraft rips NFL

Jul 30, 2015

Brady takes fight to court as Kraft rips NFL

Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after ...

Lawyer says Seau family won't make trouble

Jul 28, 2015

Lawyer says Seau family won't make trouble

The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, said ...

Jul 26, 2015

Peterson reports to Vikings camp

The “AP! AP!” and “MVP! MVP!” chants started as soon as Adrian Peterson was spotted driving into the parking lot. The purple-clad crowd of autograph-seeking Vikings fans gathered at the team’s annual reporting day saved the loudest cheers for a 30-year-old running back who ...

Saints poised to cut ties with Galette

Jul 25, 2015

Saints poised to cut ties with Galette

The New Orleans Saints have cut Junior Galette, who has been among their most productive pass rushers the past two seasons, but also has dealt with off-the field trouble. Galette’s agent, Alvin Keels Jr., said Friday that his client has been informed he’ll be ...

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

Jul 24, 2015

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady ban

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was ...