Push for NFL team in London grows

Oct 23, 2014

Push for NFL team in London grows

The British government wants an NFL team based in London. George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening Standard newspaper on Wednesday that the government will do whatever it can “to make this happen.” The NFL has been playing regular-season games at Wembley ...

NFL admits mistake on penalized prayer

Oct 1, 2014

NFL admits mistake on penalized prayer

The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman ...

Sep 13, 2014

Players' union OKs HGH testing

Hours after the players’ union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. Player representatives to the union also voted for changes to marijuana testing, classification for amphetamines, ...

Takada aiming for NFL career

Aug 23, 2014

Takada aiming for NFL career

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Playing in the NFL is the ultimate dream of every kid who plays football. The majority, however, never get to see that dream come true. The window of opportunity to reach the NFL is even narrower if you don’t live in the United States. ...

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 ...