Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction

Sports 03/13/19, 09:26

Massachusetts' highest court on Wednesday reinstated the late Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction, which was erased after the former NFL star killed himself in prison.The Supreme Judicial Court also scrapped the legal principle that wiped out Hernandez's conviction for future cases, calling it "outdated and no longer consonant with the circumstances ...

Court upholds car rental tax imposed in Maricopa County

Sports 02/25/19, 16:37

The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday upheld a car rental tax surcharge that's imposed in Maricopa County to pay for building a professional football stadium and other sports and recreational facilities, marking the second time an appeals court has ruled the tax is legal.Car rental companies had challenged the surcharge ...

Gamblers bet on new US football league despite no history

Sports 02/13/19, 14:06

Almost no one knows the players and there's virtually no history to look back on.That's still not stopping gamblers from making and bookmakers from taking bets on America's newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football.One weekend of games has been played and the league has already drawn interest ...

Elway: Fangio ‘as good of a football coach as you can find’

Football 01/10/19, 13:20

The Denver Broncos are introducing Vic Fangio as their new head coach Thursday.Fangio, 60, has never been a head coach at any level but has 40 years of coaching experience, including 34 in professional football beginning in the old USFL and 19 seasons as a defensive coordinator in the NFL.Fangio ...

source: Jaguars fire running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley

Football 12/31/18, 21:11

A person familiar with the situation says the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley one day after Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon were criticized for sitting during the season finale.The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday night. Wheatley's dismissal was hardly ...

Football dominates television viewing as holiday nears

Football 12/18/18, 17:03

Professional football is the lifeblood of live television this time of year. And it illustrated its dominance in the ratings last week.Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's 20 most popular prime-time programs, with NBC's Sunday night and Fox's Thursday contests the top two. Both games featured Los Angeles ...

Should Aaron Hernandez’s conviction have been tossed?

Football 11/08/18, 02:38

Should Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction have been tossed just because he killed himself before his appeal was heard?That's what Massachusetts' highest court will consider Thursday in a closely watched case that seeks to scrap the longstanding legal principle that made the former New England Patriots tight end innocent in the ...

Future of Paul Allen’s sports holdings remains unclear

Football 10/16/18, 19:00

Paul Allen's love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle.In the wake of his death, Allen's ownership of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and NFL's Seattle Seahawks has come into focus because of questions about how the franchises will move forward in ...

Bolt to get start in trial game for soccer club in Australia

Football 10/09/18, 21:05

Usain Bolt says his performance in a trial game on Friday could determine his future with the Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League and his quest to play professional football.The eight-time Olympic sprinting champion is expected to start for the Mariners against a Macarthur South West United team in western ...

Rams hold off Chargers 35-23 in LA’s crosstown showdown

Football 09/23/18, 20:34

Jared Goff passed for 354 yards and three touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 105 yards and another score, leading the Rams to a 35-23 victory over the Chargers on Sunday in the franchises' first meeting since their relocations to Los Angeles.Cory Littleton blocked a punt in the end zone ...

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