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Texans place star DE J.J. Watt on injured reserve

J.J. Watt is out until at least December and could miss the rest of the season with an injured back, leaving the Texans searching for ways to deal with the loss of the NFL’s best defensive player. Watt was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, which means he’ll be out ...

Sep 27, 2016

49ers lineman Davis retires again

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has once again retired from the NFL. Davis sat out last year in part because of concerns over a concussion before deciding to return to the Niners this summer. He suffered another concussion in practice on Sept. ...

Sep 27, 2016

Hardy arrested on cocaine possession charge

Former Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, was arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas. Hardy was booked early Monday and later released on $5,000 bond in ...

Freeman, Coleman lead Falcons in rout

Sep 27, 2016

Freeman, Coleman lead Falcons in rout

Devonta Freeman practically wore out the Superdome turf with one long gain after another, Tevin Coleman wouldn’t be denied near the goal line and the New Orleans Saints hardly looked like the team that made an emotional homecoming nearly 10 years ago to the ...

Siemian's big day sends Broncos past Bengals

Sep 26, 2016

Siemian's big day sends Broncos past Bengals

Four touchdown passes, more than 300 yards passing, two clutch touchdown drives in the fourth quarter. Trevor Siemian played every bit like Peyton Manning in his first road start. In some ways, even better. Siemian was nearly perfect as he rallied the Denver Broncos ...

BigBlue hold off Silver Star in thriller

Sep 25, 2016

BigBlue hold off Silver Star in thriller

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Ryo Takagi rushed 37 yards for the decisive score and defensive back Go Sano made a touchdown-saving pass defense on the final play as the IBM BigBlue improved to 2-1 with a 34-27 win over the Asahi Beer Silver Star on Sunday at Fujitsu ...

No. 11 Wisconsin demolishes No. 8 Michigan St.

Sep 25, 2016

No. 11 Wisconsin demolishes No. 8 Michigan St.

By the time Alex Hornibrook’s first start was over, there wasn’t much question about whether he could handle one of the toughest road tests in the Big Ten. Hornibrook threw for 195 yards and a touchdown, and 11th-ranked Wisconsin turned its early-season showdown with ...

Utes erase 10-point deficit to beat struggling Trojans

Sep 24, 2016

Utes erase 10-point deficit to beat struggling Trojans

Troy Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in No. 24 Utah’s 31-27 comeback victory over Southern California on Friday night. The Utes roared back in spectacular fashion with Tim Patrick catching an 18-yard touchdown pass at the ...

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Sep 23, 2016

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Maybe the Texans thought Jacoby Brissett would run out of bounds at the 5 in the first quarter of his first NFL start. After all, with Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo injured, the Patriots didn’t have any other quarterbacks on the roster to ...

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Sep 22, 2016

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus, putting his season and perhaps his 10-year run with Minnesota in question. The Vikings have held off for now on placing the franchise’s all-time leading rusher on injured reserve, though, ...

Sep 22, 2016

Nevada Gov. Sandoval signals support for Las Vegas stadium

A plan to build an NFL stadium that could attract the Raiders to Las Vegas hit another milestone on Wednesday, with Gov. Brian Sandoval signaling support for the project and saying he intends to call Nevada lawmakers into a special session early next month ...

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Sep 22, 2016

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isn’t listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem. While some fans are obsessing about whether players take a knee, raise a fist or lock arms ...

Sep 21, 2016

49ers quarterback Kaepernick reveals death threats

Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national anthem last month. Kaepernick said Tuesday he has not alerted San Francisco 49ers team security about the threats and understood that could ...