Bears’ Trubisky facing high expectations after playoff year

Football 05/29/19, 20:13

Dave Ragone recalled the look in Mitchell Trubisky's eyes during the final drive of the Chicago Bears' season.The then-defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles had just grabbed a 16-15 lead in the final minute of the wild-card game at Soldier Field. Chicago's season ended with Cody Parkey's field-goal attempt ricocheting ...

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 ...

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 ...

Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Sports 04/23/19, 15:48

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who's the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round?Well, that actually might be retired, thanks to Tom Brady.Now the NFL is celebrating its 100th season, and with the league's latest ...

From cozy get-together to huge event, NFL draft has soared

Football 04/23/19, 11:59

Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even.His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend.Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign Stanley "King Kong" ...

Browns enter NFL draft as outsiders without 1st-round pick

Football 04/21/19, 15:11

John Dorsey's patience is about to be tested as if never before.After having the No. 1 overall pick in each of the past two NFL drafts, the Browns — and their industrious general manager — will begin this year's as spectators.They may not stay that way.FILE - In this Monday, ...

Rams ponder options for first 1st-round pick of McVay era

Football 04/18/19, 14:39

Sean McVay led the Los Angeles Rams from the NFL's depths to the Super Bowl in just two seasons, and he did it without a first-round pick in the first two draft classes of his tenure. The upcoming draft is the Rams' first chance to add a truly elite talent chosen ...

Giants have 2 first rounders: expect beef and maybe a QB

Football 04/18/19, 14:08

After trading offensive catalyst Odell Beckham Jr. and sacks leader Olivier Vernon to Cleveland and losing perennial leading tackler Landon Collins to free agency, the New York Giants are rebuilding heading into the NFL draft.The question is, where does general manager Dave Gettleman start? He has 12 picks overall, including ...

Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg remembered as gentle giant

Football 04/17/19, 18:54

Forrest Gregg was remembered Wednesday as a gentle giant who was as comfortable playing Barbie dolls with his daughter as he was playing football for Vince Lombardi.Gregg died Friday at age 85 after a long fight with Parkinson's, a disease his neurologist and family believe might have been triggered by ...

LA Stadium reaches milestone with completion of canopy shell

Football 04/15/19, 19:21

The stadium that will house Los Angeles' NFL teams has reached another milestone with its opening less than 16 months away.Officials with LA Stadium at Hollywood Park and representatives from the Rams and Chargers held a ceremony Monday to celebrate the completion last week of the outer shell for the ...

LA Rams’ Todd Gurley not saying much about health of knee

Football 04/15/19, 16:53

Todd Gurley still isn't shedding much light on the injured knee that limited him down the stretch with the Los Angeles Rams.Gurley was in camp for the opening of the Rams' offseason program Monday in their first team activities since their Super Bowl loss to New England.Gurley only says he ...

Giants kept Manning in dark about future and Beckham trade

Football 04/15/19, 14:56

The New York Giants kept two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in the dark until recently about his future with the team, and didn't give him a warning about the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.Speaking as organized team activities started Monday, the 38-year-old quarterback ...

Forrest Gregg, lineman for mighty Packers teams, dies at 85

Sports 04/12/19, 09:36

The Pro Football Hall of Fame says Green Bay Packers great Forrest Gregg has died at 85.The Hall did not disclose details in its statement Friday.Gregg starred at tackle and guard for the mighty Packers teams of the 1960s. Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi called him the "best player I ...

Fans get 1st look at stadium for Final Four team practices

Football 04/05/19, 11:09

Basketball fans have lined up early for the first entry into U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Final Four teams hold open-to-the-public workouts.Auburn takes the court first, followed by Virginia, Texas Tech and Michigan State. There's no charge to attend the practices. The games, of course, come at a cost. According ...

Tom Brady saves 1st tweet for April Fools’ Day: I’m retiring

Sports 04/01/19, 12:05

Don't. Even. Joke.New England Patriots fans who forgot that it's April Fools' Day might been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted on Monday that he had decided to retire.The six-time Super Bowl champion has joined Twitter and his first post said simply, "I'm retiring. In my spare time, I'll be ...

Honoring rivalries: Packers at Bears to open 2019 schedule

Sports 03/25/19, 14:52

As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will have the Packers play at the Bears in the Thursday night kickoff game Sept. 5.Traditionally, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. No ...

Jets owner jokingly envisions self wearing Lombardi Trophy

Football 03/24/19, 21:05

Picture this: New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson parading around next winter with a certain Super Bowl bauble on his head. Sure, Johnson was dreaming about something his franchise hasn't achieved since 1969: an NFL championship. But in March, optimism flows through everyone in pro football. "If we win the Lombardi Trophy," ...

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