Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

Football 05/21/19, 13:29

Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening.Antonio Brown. Le'Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all came for him in some form or another during a turbulent ...

‘Instincts just took over’: Coach describes stopping gunman

U.S. 05/21/19, 05:07

Former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe said he had just entered a classroom at the Portland high school where he works as a coach and security guard when a student armed with a black shotgun appeared in the doorway. Lowe had just seconds Friday to react. He lunged at ...

Catching on: Langley switches from cornerback to receiver

Sports 05/21/19, 02:05

Here's the catch: Brendan Langley reached a point where he would rather receive passes than pick them off.So, the Denver Broncos third-year player is calling an audible and going over to the other side — from cornerback to wide receiver.No offense, he just prefers offense."It's going well," Langley said of ...

1st of 5 women to testify at ex-NFL player’s rape trial

Football 05/21/19, 00:22

Prosecutors plan to call the first of five women to testify Tuesday at the rape trial of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr., whose accusers include a 54-year-old who got a ride from him hitchhiking and a 59-year-old who was homeless when they met.Meanwhile defense lawyers argued the sex was ...

Colorado seniors graduate weeks after fatal attack at school

Football 05/20/19, 21:20

Seniors from a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to stop a shooting nearly two weeks ago graduated Monday.STEM School Highlands Ranch held its commencement ceremony at a Denver Broncos training facility in suburban Denver and honored 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who was fatally shot when he and ...

Manning not worried about having Jones waiting in the wings

Football 05/20/19, 17:13

Eli Manning hasn't been looking over his shoulder since the New York Giants took heir apparent Daniel Jones with the sixth pick overall in the NFL draft.The 38-year-old Manning is always focused on what he can control and right now that's being the Giants' quarterback in 2019.There seems to be ...

Jets’ Gase: There was no power struggle with Maccagnan

Football 05/20/19, 15:04

New York Jets coach Adam Gase disagrees with the perception that there was a power struggle between him and Mike Maccagnan, which resulted in the general manager being fired last week.Speaking to reporters briefly at the team facility Monday, Gase says the new general manager will have control of the ...

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

Sports 05/20/19, 14:44

South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina.The Senate voted 23-16 on Monday to approve a compromise smoothing over small differences in the bill. ...

Ex-Oregon football star recounts disarming student with gun

U.S. 05/20/19, 14:41

Former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe said he had just entered a classroom at the Portland high school where he works as a coach and security guard when a student armed with a black shotgun appeared in the doorway. Lowe had just seconds Friday to react. He lunged at ...

Redskins’ Reuben Foster carted off field with knee injury

Football 05/20/19, 12:08

Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster injured his left leg during an offseason practice and was taken off the field on a cart.Foster went down clutching at his left knee during the first practice of organized team activities Monday. His left leg was stabilized before he was carted off.Washington claimed Foster ...

Only on : Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries

Sports 05/20/19, 01:06

Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Uggs boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees. Then comes the sensory deprivation of floating pitch black in 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt while ...

Rape trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr

Football 05/20/19, 00:10

Kellen Winslow Jr., a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hall of Famer who starred for his hometown San Diego Chargers, goes on trial Monday on multiple charges, including raping two women last year and the 2003 rape of an unconscious 17-year-old girl.The 35-year-old who once ...

2,000 cherry trees destroyed at ex-49er’s California orchard

Sports 05/19/19, 14:11

Former San Francisco 49ers center Jeremy Newberry says vandals have destroyed nearly half of the 4,000 cherry trees recently planted at his Northern California orchard.Newberry tells the San Francisco Chronicle that a worker at his Newberry Cherry Farm arrived May 15 to find 2,000 new trees plucked from their roots ...

Eagles’ Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

Sports 05/19/19, 01:03

Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.Long posted his decision on Twitter , with a tweet that included a picture of his right ...

Police ID teen tackled after bringing gun to Oregon school

U.S. 05/18/19, 12:38

Police released the identity Saturday of an 18-year-old student who was tackled after reportedly bringing a gun into classroom at an Oregon high school. The Portland Police Bureau said Angel Granados Dias had been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public building, ...

Ex-Oregon football star stops armed student at Oregon school

Sports 05/17/19, 22:23

A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured. Keanon Lowe, a football and track coach and a security guard at Parkrose High School, told reporters as he was leaving a police ...

Kraft’s prosecutors appeal block of massage parlor video

Sports 05/17/19, 18:03

Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to block them from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor.The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office on Friday filed a notice to appeal Monday's ruling that Jupiter police did not ...

Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

Sports 05/17/19, 18:03

Tom Brady will soon slip on his sixth Super Bowl ring, and Herb Adderley is the only other player on the planet who can relate to that level of success in the National Football League, which celebrates its 100th season this year."It's going to be a long time, another 100 ...

Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

Sports 05/17/19, 01:21

Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball.He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers."I think I'm improving. I'm working, developing," Tebow said Thursday before the Mets played a night ...

Versatile Kareem Jackson sees time at safety and in slot

Football 05/16/19, 17:29

Over the last few days, versatile Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson has lined up at safety and in the slot position.Not much work at cornerback, though.That could change depending on the team's contract talks with star cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who's skipping the organized team activities this week as ...

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