NFL postseason taking shape

Dec 20, 2014

NFL postseason taking shape

The Seattle Seahawks fly into Arizona on a four-game winning streak, looking very much like the Super Bowl championship team of a season ago. The Arizona Cardinals, already assured of a playoff berth, send a quarterback who wasn’t around a month ago against a ...

Peterson loses appeal

Dec 13, 2014

Peterson loses appeal

The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this ...

Brown praises players for protests

Dec 13, 2014

Brown praises players for protests

Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting for anything he’s believed in. On Friday, the 78-year-old Cleveland ...

Peterson out for rest of '14

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson out for rest of '14

Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the ...

Nov 17, 2014

DEA raids NFL medical staffs

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday. ...

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 ...