May 16, 2016

Hayne leaving NFL to pursue Olympic dream

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne’s NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics. “I simply could not pass that chance up,” Hayne ...

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Apr 22, 2016

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

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Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career. What he values are his experiences, which have helped him establish his unique training method. “European and American athletes use their bodies in a completely different way from ...

Twitter to stream for free Thursday night NFL games

Apr 6, 2016

Twitter to stream for free Thursday night NFL games

The National Football League said it had chosen Twitter as its exclusive global partner for streaming its Thursday night games during the 2016 regular season. Twitter Inc., whose shares were little changed at midday, will stream 10 games for free, the NFL said in ...

NFL takes exception to NYT concussion article

Mar 30, 2016

NFL takes exception to NYT concussion article

The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league’s concussion research flawed and likened the NFL’s handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry’s response to the dangers of cigarettes. In a letter from its law firm to ...

Mar 22, 2016

NFL mulls holding game in China

The NFL is studying the possibility of expanding its international series to a new frontier by staging a regular-season game in China, reports said Monday. A report on the NFL’s official website said the league was looking at the possibility of taking the sport ...

Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

Mar 7, 2016

Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He’s retiring a champion. A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he’s going to follow his lead and ride off into that orange sunset ...

Brady ban back on table in Deflategate appeal

Mar 4, 2016

Brady ban back on table in Deflategate appeal

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could again be facing a four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate after federal appeals court judges spent time Thursday shredding some of his union’s favorite arguments for dismissal. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

Mar 3, 2016

Sharper makes new plea deal with federal prosecutors

Two weeks after a federal judge rejected a plea deal that included a nine-year prison sentence, former NFL star Darren Sharper has made a new plea deal with federal prosecutors in a drug and sexual assault case. The new deal was acknowledged in a ...

Hall of Famer Brown to get statue

Feb 18, 2016

Hall of Famer Brown to get statue

The greatest Cleveland Brown of them all is being immortalized. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, one of the most dominant players in NFL history who left the game at the prime of his career, will be honored with a statue outside FirstEnergy ...

Feb 17, 2016

Goodell's 2014 earnings revealed

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league’s tax filing released Tuesday. That total is actually down a bit from 2013 ($35 million) and 2012, when Goodell collected $44.2 million, including $9 million in bonuses and deferred ...