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FILe - In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo, the roof is open on the stadium before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings in Arlington, Texas. Forbes says Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, valued at $3.2 billion. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL […]

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New York Giants' David Wilson runs with the ball during NFL football camp in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Giants RB Wilson’s career over due to back injury

  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants running back David Wilson’s NFL career is over because of a back injury. The 23-year-old Wilson was told by doctors Monday that he risked more serious […]

08/04/2014

Pharrell Williams performs at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Pharrell, Ariana Grande in NFL ‘lineup’

SEATTLE (AP) — Pharrell is bringing “Happy” to the NFL. The platinum-selling musician will perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4 before the Seattle Seahawks play the Greenbay Packers as the NFL […]

08/04/2014

FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference at the NFL's spring meeting in Atlanta. Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said this week, dozens of former players are joining a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few, if any, safeguards as recently as 2012 to keep players on the field. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made by hundreds of former players in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Goodell defends NFL’s 2-game suspension of Rice

  CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.” “We just can’t make up the […]

08/01/2014

In this June 11, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the ball during NFL football minicamp at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio. With LeBron James’ return, Johnny Football might not be the top star in Cleveland, but Manziel will still get plenty of attention for what he does on and off the field this summer.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) — Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league’s top-selling […]

07/21/2014

Jon Bon Jovi, center, takes part in a ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of the JBJ Soul Homes, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

AP sources: Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale […]

07/18/2014

FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, former NFL player Kevin Turner, left,  speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, as former players Dorsey Levens, center, and Bill Bergey listen. The NFL agreed Wednesday, June 25, 2014, to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. The plaintiffs include Kevin Turner, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots and is now battling ALS. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

A revised concussions settlement between the NFL and former players could shrink the league’s coffers. Only marginally, though, and not for a long time. The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on […]

06/26/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid rejects Redskins invite, presses for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name. In a letter Monday to the team’s president, Reid called the […]

06/17/2014

Sarah Thomas, right, walks off the field after a Cleveland Browns mandatory minicamp practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Thursday, June 12, 2014. Thomas, who hopes to be the first female to work in a league game, has spent the past few days at Browns minicamp working on her craft. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Female official hopes to break NFL barrier

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Sarah Thomas starts the day at her second job by tucking her long blond hair inside her cap, so she doesn’t get noticed. On a football field, that’s impossible. Thomas doesn’t […]

06/12/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2003 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer celebrates the Bucs' 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Billionaire and NFL team owner Glazer dies at 85

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Glazer, the self-made billionaire who led the takeover of English soccer’s Manchester United and owned the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has died. He was 85. The Bucs said Glazer died […]

05/28/2014

This file handout released May 13, 2013, by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings shows a rendering of the new Vikings stadium. (AP Photo/HKS, File)

Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners Tuesday rewarded the city for its new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the $1 billion stadium planned for […]

05/20/2014

Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) loses his helmet after being hit by Tennessee Titans free safety Michael Griffin during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Ex-players: NFL illegally used drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for […]

05/20/2014

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