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Brady gets off to slow start in preseason win

At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. New England’s first six possessions included four ...

Manziel to miss remainder of preseason with elbow injury

Aug 28, 2015

Manziel to miss remainder of preseason with elbow injury

Johnny Manziel’s preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Manziel, who has made strides in his second year in the NFL after a rough rookie season, will not play in Cleveland’s last two exhibition games because ...

Defensive end Umenyiora retires

Aug 27, 2015

Defensive end Umenyiora retires

Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora has retired as a member of the New York Giants. Umenyiora, who won two Super Bowls with the Giants, signed a one-day contract Wednesday and announced his retirement after 12 NFL seasons, the first 10 with New ...

Steelers sign Vick to one-year deal

Aug 26, 2015

Steelers sign Vick to one-year deal

Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal on Tuesday night, hopeful there’s enough game left in the 35-year-old’s still-dangerous legs to provide ...

Packers' Nelson ruled out for entire season

Aug 25, 2015

Packers' Nelson ruled out for entire season

The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said Monday that the star receiver had suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him the season. Nelson, one of the top ...

Chiefs hold off rusty Seahawks

Aug 22, 2015

Chiefs hold off rusty Seahawks

Chiefs coach Andy Reid insists he has a handle on who will start along the offensive line when Kansas City opens the regular season, assuming a couple guys get healthy. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll? He remains decidedly noncommittal about his own. Alex Smith threw ...

Aug 22, 2015

Baylor to investigate handling of Ukwuachu case

Baylor University will conduct an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations against a football player who was allowed to transfer into coach Art Briles’ program despite a history of disciplinary problems at Boise State. Following the conviction of defensive end Sam ...

Rodgers proclaims calf fully healed

Aug 21, 2015

Rodgers proclaims calf fully healed

Eight months after being limited by a sore left calf, Aaron Rodgers is fully healed. So opponents must again stay on their toes against a quarterback known for his ability to extend plays. The NFL MVP had no issues in the offseason. He said ...

Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

Aug 20, 2015

Judge may throw out suspension of Brady

A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four- game suspension of Tom Brady over Deflategate is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who’s been asked by the NFL Players Association to ...

Griffin defends 'best' comments

Aug 19, 2015

Griffin defends 'best' comments

Frustrated that a quote about striving to be the NFL’s best quarterback was taken out of context, Robert Griffin III complained Tuesday that his name “keeps getting used for headlines.” The Washington Redskins quarterback drew heavy scrutiny for his comments to WJLA-TV, the ABC ...

Aug 18, 2015

Hoop coaches visit Broncos camp

Sometimes during the dog days of August, NFL training camp talk turns to hoops and hardwood. That was the case in Denver on Monday when the Broncos welcomed several visitors to their sideline, including Colorado State basketball coach Larry Eustachy and new Denver Nuggets ...

Ruling to let college players unionize tossed out

Aug 18, 2015

Ruling to let college players unionize tossed out

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. In a unanimous decision, the board said ...