Browns QB Mayfield named Cleveland’s top pro athlete

Football 02/06/19, 20:45

Baker Mayfield got one postseason trophy.The Browns quarterback, who finished second to Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was named Cleveland's top professional athlete at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Wednesday night.Following a season in which he broke the league's rookie ...

Brady tops NFL Players Association merchandise sales list

Football 02/01/19, 13:32

Who's No. 1 in football?When it comes to merchandise sales, who else but Tom Brady?According to the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List, based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise from March-November 2018 — the most updated survey available — the quarterback ranks ahead of Dallas ...

Lil Jon supports Maroon 5 canceling halftime press event

Football 01/31/19, 18:13

Lil Jon says he understands Maroon 5's decision to cancel its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance with reporters.Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, was supposed to speak with the media Thursday to promote their Super Bowl 53 appearance, but decided to cancel and let their ...

Giants face decisions on Eli, others after missing playoffs

Football 12/31/18, 16:39

Things definitely didn't go the way Pat Shurmur wanted in his first season as New York Giants coach.The Giants (5-11) finished last in the NFC East for the second straight year. They missed the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons and were among the NFL's worst teams despite ...

Rushing leader Elliott wants in vs Giants; do Cowboys agree?

Sports 12/27/18, 19:53

Ezekiel Elliott insists he's playing and has no hesitation saying the NFL rushing title is on his mind with the Dallas Cowboys locked into the fourth playoff seed as NFC East champions going into their regular-season finale at the New York Giants.If the league rushing leader does play, it won't ...

Barkley getting ready to cap great rookie season

Football 12/27/18, 17:26

While the NFL rushing title might be a little out of reach heading into the final week of the regular season, halfback Saquon Barkley is probably going to end his rookie season with the New York Giants with his share of records.The No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft ...

Cowboys, Giants have same goals heading into final game

Football 12/27/18, 17:15

The NFL rushing title will be on the line with Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley on the field. There is a chance this could be Eli Manning's final start for the team he led to two Super Bowl titles in the last 15 years.Not bad for a somewhat meaningless regular-season ...

With future uncertain, Eli Manning focusing on Cowboys

Football 12/26/18, 16:47

For the second straight year, two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is heading into an offseason with an uncertain future as New York Giants quarterback.The Giants (5-10) are going to miss the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years. Many are wondering whether general manager Dave Gettleman and coach ...

Top to bottom, 1st-round QBs impacted NFL along with others

Football 12/25/18, 11:52

From Baker Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts.And don't forget some of the players, at some of the other positions, in between.The betting favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of ...

Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players

Sports 12/18/18, 20:40

The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.James, a first-round draft choice, will be joined on the AFC squad by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, wide receiver Keenan Allen, running back Melvin Gordon, ...

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan says he has broken left leg

Football 12/17/18, 11:14

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan says he broke his left leg in Tennessee's victory over the Giants, writing on social media he believes a player should release his own injury news.Ryan updated his injury Monday morning with a post on Twitter.The cornerback says he will miss the rest of the season, ...

Titans shut down Saquon Barkley and NY offense in rain

Football 12/16/18, 19:04

Sensational rookie running back Saquon Barkley was stuffed repeatedly for the first time in more than a month. Eli Manning had little time to throw, and there was no Odell Beckham Jr. on the field to provide relief.A week after their best offensive effort in years in a 40-16 win ...

Henry rushes for 170 and 2 TDs, Titans win 3rd straight

Football 12/16/18, 16:26

Bruising halfback Derrick Henry had his second straight big game with a career-high 33 carries for 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Tennessee Titans kept their late-season playoff push alive and ended the New York Giants' postseason hopes with a 17-0 victory on Sunday.Henry, who had a franchise-record 238 ...

Manning not throwing as much with Giants’ offense in gear

Football 12/12/18, 16:44

The New York Giants are making life easier for Eli Manning since the bye week.After opening with a 1-7 record, Pat Shurmur's team has won four of five by doing all the little things that make a quarterback look good.The offensive line, which was much maligned before the bye, has ...

Giants RB Saquon Barkley looking for lead NFL in rushing

Football 12/10/18, 17:23

Coming off his best game running the ball, Saquon Barkley unveiled a few goals for the final three weeks of the regular season for the New York Giants.Of course, winning is No. 1. Leading the NFL in rushing either this year or down the road is high on his wish ...

Barkley rushes for 170 yards, Giants rout Redskins 40-16

Football 12/09/18, 18:45

Saquon Barkley was so upset at himself about dropping a pass he apologized to the rest of the New York Giants' offense."I went to line, quarterback, wide receivers and I said: 'That series is on me. I'm going to make up for it. I promise you guys,'" Barkley said. "And ...

Barkley rushes for 170 yards, Giants rout Redskins 40-16

Football 12/09/18, 16:23

Saquon Barkley rushed for 170 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown to surpass 1,000 for the season, Eli Manning threw for three scores and the New York Giants routed the Redskins 40-16 Sunday to effectively end Washington's already-slim playoff hopes.Barkley gashed the Redskins' defense for 12.1 yards a carry to become ...

Column: NFL’s Walter Payton Award means so much to nominees

Football 12/07/18, 15:02

s individual NFL awards, from MVP to top rookie, means plenty to players.Being nominated for, no less winning, the Walter Payton Man of the Year award means more.Don't minimize how proud a guy is when he's voted one of the prestigious individual awards. It's a portion of his resume that ...

Giants rookie DL B.J. Hill leads team in sacks with 5

Football 12/06/18, 18:26

There's been so much attention showered on halfback Saquon Barkley, it's easy to forget the New York Giants have been getting contributions from some other rookies.Will Hernandez, the second-round pick, has started all 12 games at left guard and helped Barkley get within 46 yards of a 1,000-yard rushing season.The ...

Barkley 46 yards shy of rushing for 1,000 yards as rookie

Football 12/03/18, 17:26

There seems to be no limit to Saquon Barkley's upside.Just when it seems the New York Giants' rookie running back has shown just about everything he can do on the football field, the second pick overall in the NFL draft finds another way to impress people.Take a look at Sunday's' ...

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