Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

Feb 8, 2016

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi spot, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. On advertising’s biggest night, Chrysler celebrated Jeep with an ad featuring black-and-white portraits of veterans, kids and pop icons. ...

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

Feb 6, 2016

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday “to do everything possible” to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. “The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the ...

Jan 29, 2016

Las Vegas casino owner wants to build dome

The billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino company wants to help build a domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials said Thursday. Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the casino company envisions ...

Jan 21, 2016

NFL says London team on track for 2022 season

London is “on track” to have its own permanent American football team within the next six years, NFL spokesman Mark Waller said on Wednesday. “The fan base is big enough and passionate enough that it can support a franchise,” Waller said, in comments published ...

Lowly Browns fire coach Pettine

Jan 4, 2016

Lowly Browns fire coach Pettine

The Browns changed uniforms to start the season and their coach and general manager to end it. Hours after a 28-12 loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale, owner Jimmy Haslam fired coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer following ...

Manning issues swift denial of link to HGH

Dec 27, 2015

Manning issues swift denial of link to HGH

Peyton Manning is vehemently refuting a report set to air on Al Jazeera that contends the Denver Broncos quarterback received human growth hormone through his wife during his recovery from neck fusion surgeries in 2011 in Indianapolis. In a statement Saturday night, Manning said: ...

NFL owners hear from teams in L.A. scenario

Nov 12, 2015

NFL owners hear from teams in L.A. scenario

The three NFL cities in line to potentially lose their NFL teams to Los Angeles made thorough and impassioned presentations to the league Wednesday as a step toward keeping them. Officials from Oakland, San Diego and St. Louis spoke to the league’s Los Angeles, ...

Nov 3, 2015

NFL to play at Twickenham Stadium next season

The NFL will move across the British capital to Twickenham Stadium to stage a regular-season game next year. The NFL announced it has agreed to play three games over the next three seasons at Twickenham, the home of England’s national rugby team. The league ...

Oct 27, 2015

Yahoo gets 15. 2 million NFL viewers

The NFL says more than 460 million total minutes of video were consumed for Sunday’s game between the Bills and Jaguars. The league experimented with distributing coverage primarily through streaming for the first time for the matchup from London through a partnership with Yahoo. ...

Oct 23, 2015

NFL, Wembley Stadium extend agreement

The NFL announced Thursday it has extended an agreement to play at least two regular-season games annually at London’s Wembley Stadium for five years through the 2020 season. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who had agreed to play one game in London through 2016, will continue ...

Oct 14, 2015

NFL admits game clock error

For the second week in a row, the NFL acknowledged an officiating error in a nationally televised game. This time, the problem was twofold: 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter Monday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-20 ...