NFL

Seattle Seahawks' Chris Maragos (42) and Richard Sherman run through a drill at an NFL football practice Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Let’s get nasty: 49ers vs. Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Packers-Bears. Steelers-Browns. Cowboys vs. anybody in the NFC East. Those are long-standing NFL rivalries. Add to them 49ers-Seahawks, with a history of nastiness emanating from the college ranks for their coaches, […]

01/16/2014

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NFL says 2 players violated concussion protocol

BOSTON (AP) — Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend’s wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers. In […]

01/10/2014

San Francisco 49ers fan Mark Castanon wears a large Super Bowl ring on his head before the 49ers game against the Atlanta Falcons NFL football game in San Francisco, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Sumner)

Charlotte police beef up security for NFL game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will be increasing security for the Carolina Panthers’ playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. Police say they are increasing the number of officers in the downtown […]

01/10/2014

Super Bowl

Super Bowl tickets too expensive for fans, man files lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has sued the National Football League, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl. Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, says the NFL only […]

01/07/2014

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) dives for the end zone and a touchdown past Cleveland Browns cornerback Leon McFadden (29) after catching a pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

More officiating gaffes hurt NFL

When fans and media are talking more about the officiating than what Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, LeSean McCoy and Brandon Boykin do to get their teams in the playoffs, there’s a problem the NFL would […]

12/30/2013

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow joins SEC Network, still pursuing NFL

ATLANTA (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has been hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network in a return to his Florida glory days, but he still hopes to play […]

12/30/2013

Tampa Bay Buccaneers ex-head coach Greg Schiano. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

5 NFL coaches already fired

It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. […]

12/30/2013

April 19, 2013 file photo provided by the Massachusetts State Police, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File)

Boston Marathon bombing selected as AP sports story of year

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year Friday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line […]

12/27/2013

Dec. 22, 2013: Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson goes up against New York Giants free safety Ryan Mundy (21) during an NFL football game in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

NFL players still hiding, playing with concussions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson is the latest NFL player to stay in a game with a concussion. He joined a list that is likely long. Buffalo Bills safety […]

12/26/2013

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers, top, breaks up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin in the second half of an NFL football game, Dec. 22, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks remain atop AP Pro32

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite losing for the second time in three weeks, the Seattle Seahawks remained atop The Associated Press NFL power rankings Tuesday. Seattle was upset by Arizona last Sunday, its first loss […]

12/24/2013

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) waves to fans following an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Overview of NFL weekend: Peyton sets TD pass record

Not many players can overshadow a wild weekend of NFL playoff possibilities. Peyton Manning can. And did. Manning broke Tom Brady’s single-season record with his 51st touchdown pass, the last of four on Sunday in […]

12/23/2013

LA man charged in coach prank calls

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been criminally charged in connection with prank phone calls to professional and college coaches about jobs. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says 32-year-old […]

12/17/2013

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