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," ...

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Sports 03/24/19, 17:38

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.Gronkowski announced his decision via a post on Instagram Sunday, saying that a few months shy of his 30th birthday "it's time to move forward and move forward with a big smile.""It all started at 20 ...

Review of penalty calls on table when NFL owners meet

Sports 03/22/19, 14:25

Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand replay when they meet next week in Phoenix.Greater use of replay has become a scorching topic since the NFC championship game, when a non-call on a blatant pass interference and helmet-to-helmet hit by Rams ...

New rules likely coming but not to replay

Sports 03/19/19, 02:13

In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer.Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game pretty much cost ...

Gettleman goes on offense over Odell Beckham deal and Eli

Sports 03/18/19, 13:37

After a week of being beaten up in the media over the trade of popular star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., general manager Dave Gettleman went on the offensive, saying the trade was in the best interests of the New York Giants and was a deal the organization could not refuse.Gettleman ...

Nearly $2 billion in New Jersey sport bets in 9 months

Sports 03/13/19, 14:43

Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year.New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on the day of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl and the ...

Top 10 NFL free agents of all time.

Football 03/12/19, 16:43

A look at the most impactful football free agents of all time:1. DE Reggie White, 1993 Green Bay Packers.White stunned the NFL by choosing Green Bay after a whirlwind tour in the first offseason of unfettered free agency. His arrival at age 32 signaled a new era for the Packers, ...

LA Rams re-sign pass rusher Dante Fowler before free agency

Sports 03/10/19, 22:49

Linebacker Dante Fowler has re-signed with the Los Angeles Rams, passing up a shot at unrestricted free agency to stay with the NFC champions.The Rams announced a deal Sunday night to keep Fowler, but didn't disclose the terms.The Rams acquired Fowler in a trade with Jacksonville on Oct. 30, and ...

Patriots’ Super Bowl DVD a celebration of Belichick, dynasty

Football 03/07/19, 02:38

NFL Films is no stranger to producing films commemorating a Super Bowl title for the New England Patriots. When it came time to tell the story of the Patriots' sixth championship, they found that tying it into the past five was the best route.The final product is a 75-minute DVD ...

Longtime Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn retires

Football 03/06/19, 16:31

Former Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn has announced his retirement.Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst made the announcement Wednesday.Kuhn played nine seasons with the Packers (2007-15) and won the Super Bowl in the 2010 season. Kuhn was a part of Packers teams that won five division titles, finished with at ...

Goodell has wide-ranging powers to fine or suspend Kraft

Football 02/23/19, 14:04

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has wide-ranging powers to discipline teams, coaches, players, and, yes, owners.Pending the completion of police investigations in Florida — and likely a league inquiry as well — Goodell could punish New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for being charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute. The ...

Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

Sports 02/23/19, 10:37

Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes amid a crackdown on sex trafficking from ...

Kubiak missed coaching too much to resist job with Vikings

Football 02/21/19, 18:05

The allure of the gameday atmosphere was simply too strong for Gary Kubiak to ignore, having spent the past two years in a non-coaching role for Denver following another health scare.He found his place in Minnesota, with this natural opportunity to add an experienced leader and accomplished strategist to a ...

Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

Football 02/18/19, 02:17

Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing.J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as a ...

Super Bowl MVP Edelman to wave green flag at Daytona 500

Football 02/14/19, 15:01

New England Patriots receiver and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman has been named the honorary starter for Sunday's Daytona 500.The honor caps a whirlwind two weeks for Edelman, who since winning his third Super Bowl on Feb. 3 has visited Disney World with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and served as ...

New Jersey saw $385M in sport bets in Super Bowl run-up

Football 02/13/19, 15:45

Gamblers betting on the NFL playoffs online or over their phones during the January run-up to the Super Bowl helped make more than $385 million in sports bets in New Jersey. It was the highest monthly total yet for the state whose U.S. Supreme Court victory cleared the way for legal ...

Alliance of American Football looks to blossom this spring

Sports 02/08/19, 16:19

Nearly four decades removed from a stint in the short-lived USFL, Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian will preside over the opening weekend of the newest spring league, the Alliance of American Football."It's one more challenge at the end of a long career," said Polian, 76, who co-founded the ...

Thousands who attended New Orleans protest raised $57, 000

Football 02/08/19, 15:54

Thousands of people attended the city of New Orleans' protest parties on Super Bowl Sunday, and many of those who attended a special fundraiser contributed more than $57,000 for a foundation that works to improve the community.A blown referee call in the NFC championship that many believe cost the Saints ...

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