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NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit’s booming economy became the American standard, Sanders was rewriting football history with a trend-setting ...

Sam returns to Alouettes

Michael Sam, who abruptly left the club for “personal reasons,” has decided to rejoin the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. ...

Winston seeking to turn page as NFL career begins

Jun 27, 2015

Winston seeking to turn page as NFL career begins

Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him — watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake. The spotlight doesn’t leave, and Winston wants to shine in it. “It’s about my actions,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie said while attending a ...

Jun 26, 2015

Titans field renamed Nissan Stadium

The Tennessee Titans’ home field is changing its name from LP Field to Nissan Stadium. Officials from the Titans and Nissan announced Thursday a 20-year partnership that renames Nashville’s downtown stadium. The naming rights are subject to approval by the NFL and Metro Government ...

Jun 25, 2015

Ex-Saints coach Haslett named Penn State consultant

The coach who guided the New Orleans Saints through Hurricane Katrina has joined Penn State’s football team as a consultant. Penn State said Jim Haslett will work with its offensive, defensive and specials teams coaches and serve as a “sounding board” for the staff. ...

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

Jun 24, 2015

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the ...

Jun 23, 2015

Diddy arrested for assault at UCLA

Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was arrested Monday on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, where his son is on the football team, police said. Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on ...

Jun 20, 2015

Former kicker Villanueva dies

Danny Villanueva, who was one of pro football’s first Latino kickers and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77. Family members and officials at New Mexico State University, where Villanueva was a member of the athletic hall of fame, confirmed that ...

Jun 19, 2015

Hall of Fame receiver Reed becomes intern again

Legendary receiver Andre Reed is once again looking to make his mark with the Buffalo Bills. The Hall of Fame wide receiver joined his former team this week as a coaching intern. As part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship, Reed is one ...

Jun 19, 2015

Heisman Trophy winner Crow dies at 79

John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university said Crow died Wednesday night surrounded by his family. A cause of death ...

Wilson still waiting on new contract

Jun 19, 2015

Wilson still waiting on new contract

Russell Wilson wouldn’t budge much on Thursday when asked about his ongoing contract negotiations after the Seattle Seahawks finished up minicamp. Wilson is set to enter the final year of his rookie deal, which is worth $1.5 million in 2015. “As you guys know, ...

Age no obstacle as Wakisaka chases dream

Jun 19, 2015

Age no obstacle as Wakisaka chases dream

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Four years before Japan midfielder Homare Sawa became the first player in soccer to appear in six consecutive World Cups, Yasuo Wakisaka was the only player to participate in all four world championships of another version of football, American football that is. Now the ...

Jun 18, 2015

Late NFL writer Goldberg named McCann Award winner

Dave Goldberg, who covered the NFL for The Associated Press for 25 years, has posthumously been given the Dick McCann Award for his distinguished work. Goldberg, who spent 41 years at the AP and passed away on Feb. 8 from complications following hip surgery, ...

Jun 18, 2015

Packers legend Starr has stem cell procedure

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is participating in a clinical trial using stem cells as a possible treatment for strokes. Starr suffered two strokes and a mild heart attack last September. His family said Wednesday in a statement released by ...