NFL

FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2011, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to […]

09/19/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, footballs with pink ribbon NFL logos for breast cancer awareness, are displayed on the field before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the St. Louis Rams in Charlotte, N.C. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch. The NFL has started female fan groups and has made a big push for breast cancer awareness in October, rolling out pink shoes, sweatbands and jerseys. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL’s growing problems. The […]

09/19/2014

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Cowboys linebacker McClain doubtful for Sunday

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys will likely be without middle linebacker and leading tackler Rolando McClain for Sunday’s game at St. Louis. McClain is listed doubtful after missing practice all week because of […]

09/19/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than […]

09/19/2014

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets' Jason Babin (58) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 19-14. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams

The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. They’ll also be fighting mental fogginess and the physical effects of jetlag. Their internal clocks […]

09/19/2014

A San Francisco 49ers fan cheers before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

CHICAGO (AP) — Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself taking a tally of the players — one she’d rather not […]

09/19/2014

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig answers questions at a news conference, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, prior to a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves in Cincinnati. Cincinnati hosts the All-Star game in 2015. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players’ union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such […]

09/19/2014

FILE - These 2014 file photos show NFL football players, from left, Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy, San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald, Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice. (AP Photo/File)

Goodell to break silence on domestic abuse and NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday. The […]

09/19/2014

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi (94) hits Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history. Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in […]

09/18/2014

Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews stops New York Jets' Michael Vick during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Jets’ Vick says Goodell doing ‘great job’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael Vick fully supports the man who gave him a second chance in the NFL. The New York Jets quarterback defended NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while the league and its […]

09/18/2014

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