The Raiders announced today that veteran announcer Beth Mowins will call play-by-play for their preseason games this season. Mowins will be a rarity in the NFL as a female in a broadcast booth. Although many women work NFL games as sideline reporters, the play-by-play and commentator duties are almost always handled by men. Mowins is…
The 2015 Miami Dolphins may not be able to rediscover the glory of years past, but they’ll at least look like the teams that competed for (and won) championships. The Dolphins will dust off their now-defunct uniforms for a Monday night visit from the Giants on December 14. It’s wise for the Dolphins to break out…
Recent comments from Giants co-owner John Mara suggested that an effort will be made to get quarterback Eli Manning signed soon. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no such efforts have commenced. It means that the outside chance of Manning getting a new deal by the start of camp is really no chance. This…
Aaron Rodgers has dealt with some injuries, and he is the MVP. But that doesn’t mean the Packers are going to put their quarterback on any kind of pitch count in training camp. “Aaron is going to have to get exactly he needs,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconson.com. “That’s obviously…
At some point between now and Thursday night, the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson will work out a new contract. Or they won’t. If they don’t, they won’t talk about the situation any further until after the season ends. Forgotten (or perhaps never noticed) in the hours since the Tom Brady ruling appeared is the notion…
On Tuesday, Giants co-owner John Mara criticized defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for not letting Giants officials visit him in the hospital after his July 4 fireworks injuries and said that he doesn’t think Pierre-Paul is “receiving very good advice right now” regarding his lack of communication with the team. It doesn’t look like Pierre-Paul will…
The Falcons had Jake Long in for a visit this week, but he went on to meet with other teams and the Falcons have signed another free agent offensive tackle on Wednesday. The team announced that DeMarcus Love is the newest member of the roster. While adding Long would likely create increased competition for starting…
Two weeks before he was cut by the Saints, Junior Galette was involved in yet another off-field issue. Galette was cited for three misdemeanor traffic violations, including driving on a suspended and expired drivers license, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. There’s no indication that the traffic violations played a role in the Saints’ decision…
Mike Florio reacts to Wednesday morning’s Patriots press conference and the news that Tom Brady’s suspension has been upheld. Mike also talks to Tom Curran and Albert Breer about what’s next for Brady and his team.
Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard landed in Arizona after the Patriots cut him this offseason, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be making it to training camp with the team. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Cardinals, who open camp in a couple of days, will release Dennard. Dennard joined the team in May, which wasn’t…
One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady's appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: ''I did nothing wrong.'' Kraft followed with an unscheduled address to the media gathered at Gillette Stadium for the opening of training camp and the team's defense of its fourth Super Bowl championship. ''It is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players, and a man for whom I have the utmost respect,'' the Patriots owner said. Just before the court…
Now that he has a multiyear contract extension, Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan realizes he'll be expected to take on more of a leadership role. Probably won't ever be me,'' Kerrigan said Wednesday, when the Redskins announced his new deal. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Kerrigan ranked second in the NFC last season with a career-high 13 1/2 sacks for the Redskins, who went 4-12 and finished last in their division for the sixth time in seven years.
In a filing Wednesday afternoon, lawyers working with the NFL Players Association asked U.S. District Judge David Doty to vacate the suspension or at least put it on hold until the case can be heard. ''It would be as if you would punish one player on a team because he has been generally aware that another player on a team is taking steroids,'' Kessler said.
Adrian Peterson burst through the line of scrimmage and veered toward the sideline as he headed up the field. Safety Robert Blanton had the Minnesota Vikings running back in his sights and eased off the throttle as he went in to ''thud'' Peterson, looking to deliver a cordial bump during the team's first training camp practice with players in pads. To Blanton's surprise, Peterson lowered his shoulder and delivered a jolt to the fourth-year defensive back.
There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried. For 30 minutes, one of the toughest players on the Kansas City Chiefs wept. Then, he resolved to beat cancer.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers say coach Ron Rivera plans to be at Wofford College on Thursday when players report to training camp, but could miss some practices following the death of his brother.
Shirtless Tim Tebow endures strange workout
Steven Jackson is just one of the NFC South players with something to prove.
Ex-CFL coach Marc Trestman kicks off Canada Week, our examination of North America's other league.
The Jets opened up the checkbook this offseason in an attempt to jumpstart the passing game. Will it work?
Tom Brady is clearly the class of the AFC East at quarterback. But who's next in line? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar debate.
Union will content commissioner was partial as it begins bid to get Patriots star back on field.
High expectations are apparent to Kyle Williams as Bills report for start of training camp
Tom Brady and Robert Kraft are unconvincing in attacking NFL commissioner
Bigger, stronger, faster: Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant embracing expanded role
Chicago Bears open first camp under Pace, Fox, eager to make jump after awful 5-win season
Team owner rips NFL for upholding Brady suspension, apologizes to fans for accepting penalties.
By destroying his cellphone, Patriots quarterback made commissioner's job easy.
After miscalculated Deflategate stratagem, owner gives harsh response while Belichick mum.
Redskins, LB Ryan Kerrigan agree to multi-year contract extension on eve of training camp
The Patriots quarterback reiterated his innocence, a day after his four game-suspension was upheld, and owner Robert Kraft criticized the league.
Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league."
Adrian Peterson burst through the line of scrimmage and veered toward the sideline as he headed up the field.
There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.
In the wake of news that Tom Brady allegedly destroyed his cellphone to hide evidence from the N.F.L., we asked readers for advice on effective methods.
N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the deflation of footballs used in the A.F.C. championship game.
New England Patriots football star Tom Brady denied on Wednesday he had destroyed his cell phone to avoid giving it to NFL investigators, saying the flap was "manufactured" to distract from "zero evidence" against him in the "Deflategate" scandal.
Full text of the statement released Wednesday by Tom Brady:
Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear.
This isn't over. Not by a long shot.
Jen Mai isn't normally a fan of key lime pie, but that changed after one bite of the cute mini-version served at Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach. We agree. And while it may not be a Key lime pie in the most traditional sense - there are passionate arguments about whether the pie should...
Will Elizabeth Gilbert be the Dr. Laura of book podcasts?
Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of inland Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties on Wednesday as intense thunder and lightning storms moved into the high desert.
The novelty of Gustavo Dudamel's four Los Angeles Philharmonic programs at the Hollywood Bowl this summer is that each is devoted to a single composer, with one slight exception.
Ford's revolutionary aluminum-body F-150 pickup truck does well in most crash tests but is significantly more expensive to repair, according to an analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
A sore left wrist kept Mike Trout out of the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday night. The Angels center fielder will be available to pinch-run and play defense in the late innings against the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park, but he appears several days away from swinging a bat.
Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily tour along the twists and turns of the 2016 presidential campaign. It's Wednesday, July 29, and this is what we're watching: News outlets are taking Donald Trump seriously and digging into his past Hillary Rodham Clinton has toned down her defense of Planned Parenthood,...
A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally had been stopped by Ohio authorities and released weeks before a crime spree in which he's suspected that left one woman dead, officials said.
Standout receiver-defensive back Darnay Holmes has decided to enroll at Calabasas, his father, Darick Sr., said Wednesday.
George Farmer will have a chance at a fresh start when he begins training camp with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in Oxnard.
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2015 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 8, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.NO. 11: CINCINNATI BENGALSMaking the playoffs four straight seasons in the NFL is a tremendous accomplishment.It's hard. There's too much turnover and there's too much luck involved to assume you can grind out enough wins year after year to qualify for the postseason. The Cincinnati Bengals have won 40 games and tied on…
Tuesday’s announcement that Roger Goodell will uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension didn’t amount to a conclusion in the case. But it made one conclusion very clear: Everyone loses with this story.Yes, you can have your jokes about lawyers, iPhones (poor Samsung) and “Free Brady” t-shirt makers getting theirs. Fine — those profiting off this circus are the insignificant minority here who win, like umbrella salesmen price gouging during a downpour.In short, everyone loses with this story, which should have been snuffed out months ago but now has taken an afterlife of its own. E…
In his most defiant public address since the deflate-gate scandal broke after the AFC championship game, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady emphatically defended his innocence on Facebook.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension on Tuesday, citing the QB's destroyed cell phone as an important factor in his decision, and the four-time Super Bowl champ threw his counterpunch on Wednesday morning, claiming he replaced a broken Samsung with an iPhone 6.I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wr…
Oh, what time can tell. Remember with me, for a moment, the mindset of fans around the NFL right before the 2012 NFL Draft. Indianapolis had the first pick of the draft after a dismal 2-14 record in the 2011 season, and the Washington Redskins had second pick, which they acquired after a major trade with the [...]