SYDNEY (AP) — The former head of professional football at FIFA has been named the new chief executive officer of Football Federation Australia.
As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it’s the Raiders-Jets game.
Paul Brown's influence on professional football has been felt for decades. He is as responsible as anyone for making it America's most popular sport.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin chose his words carefully. Partly out of habit. Partly out of respect.
Asked why the winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) have taken steps toward competency after a...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs had no way of knowing what the Super Bowl would become when they met at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden has been fired as coach of the Washington Redskins.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — He owned one of the oldest franchises in professional football and rarely talked about it.
William V. “Bill'' Bidwill would much rather tell stories about growing up in...
The NFL has a quarterback problem and it's only getting worse by the week.
There are not very many people, among the world's billions, who are capable of playing the most important position...
A look at the NFL's first decade, the 1920s:
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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For the fourth consecutive season, the Minnesota Vikings will take a kicker and punter pair into their opener that's different than the year before.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon casino plans to begin offering sports betting ahead of the state lottery agency, which does not expect to meet its goal of starting when professional football kicks...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.
FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — A December trial has been scheduled for a former professional football player who's been accused of being drunk and armed with a handgun while attending a northern Iowa...
LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico school district is looking into a proposal to rename its high school football stadium after retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans opened their mandatory minicamp Tuesday with no drama and new left guard Rodger Saffold the lone absence, and he was excused for personal...
The Los Angeles Rams public relations staff has been selected as the 2019 Pete Rozelle Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Football historian Joe Horrigan, who retired on June 1 as executive director after 42 years on the Pro Football Hall of Fame's staff, has been selected as the 2019 Jack Horrigan Award winner by...
Sam Farmer, now in his 25th year of NFL coverage and his 19th at the Los Angeles Times, has been selected as the 2019 Dick McCann Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of...
Recently retired Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has won his second consecutive "Good Guy Award" from the Professional Football Writers of America.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has won the 2019 George Halas Award by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Shazier, the 51st Halas Award winner, is the third Steeler to...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Dick Ebersol has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which is presented annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oliver Luck has noted that there is a graveyard full of tombstones for spring professional football leagues going back more than 40 years.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf returned to his Montana hometown and delivered a speech about dealing with mental health and substance abuse, a report said.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A former professional football player has been sentenced for the stabbing death of his wife.
Anthony McClanahan, 48, was sentenced to at least 15 years and up to life...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge expressed shock Tuesday at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and felony child abuse charges against her 25-year-old...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust as assistant coaches, becoming the first NFL team with two female coaches on their staff.
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So what do we know about the Alliance of American Football five weeks into its 10-week regular season?
First off, there's apparently an appetite for spring professional football. Although...
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts' highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL...
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the reinstatement of Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction (all times local):
Attorneys for late NFL star Aaron Hernandez are criticizing the state's...
PHOENIX (AP) — 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...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona Supreme Court ruling on a car rental tax surcharge imposed in metro Phoenix to pay for building a football stadium and other sports and recreational...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Almost no one knows the players and there's virtually no history to look back on.
But that's not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America's newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
ATLANTA (AP) — Darius Leonard, the AP's Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Tarik Cohen have been honored by the Black College Football Hall of Fame as their top pro players for 2018.
The award, announced Wednesday, recognizes the most outstanding professional football player from a historically black college and university. Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea was selected as the inaugural recipient in 2017.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerry Magee, who was honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Dick McCann Memorial Award by the Professional Football Writers of America in 1987, has died. He was 90.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Magee died Wednesday following a long illness. Magee worked for the Union and then the Union-Tribune for 52 years.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette's season-long struggles proved costly for his position coach.
The Jacksonville Jaguars fired running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and three more assistants Monday night, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity and said offensive line coach Pat Flaherty, secondary coach Perry Fewell and defensive line coach Marion Hobby also were let go one day after the season finale.
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional football — the lifeblood of live television this time of year — illustrated its dominance in the ratings this past 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 teams.
Add in three pre-game shows, and football accounted for seven of Nielsen's entries.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Jets and Giants won't be found in the end zones at MetLife Stadium this weekend.
The teams announced Wednesday that because of the timing of their games and a forecast for rain, the stadium will feature neutral end zones with nine diagonal slash marks on the green turf rather than the traditional Jets and Giants names in team colors for the home team.
SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic sprinting great Usain Bolt will continue to pursue his dream of playing professional football despite his failure to reach a deal with Central Coast to play in Australian football's A-League.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — 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 his absence.
The USFL helped change professional football in just three years of existence.
The spring league that featured such stars as Herschel Walker, Steve Young, Jim Kelly and future President Donald Trump is the subject of a new book by bestselling author Jeff Pearlman. "Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Even Crazier Demise of the USFL" is a passion project for Pearlman, who loved the league during its short lifespan from 1983-85.
GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — 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 Sydney. United plays in a second-tier competition.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the NFL's 21-year absence from Los Angeles, the area's professional football fans survived just fine. They watched the best game of each week on television, and they rooted for their favorite teams from afar.
Or more likely, they just went to the beach.
Now that the Rams have returned and the Chargers have arrived to saturate the nation's second-largest market with a home game nearly every weekend, Los Angeles fans have a wealth of football at their doors.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens traded punches Saturday.
First-year Colts coach Frank Reich jabbed back quickly after fists flew, a helmet was tossed and the two sidelines emptied onto the field, first to help defend teammates and then to restore order.
SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt has arrived in Australia for his try out with Central Coast Mariners, saying his goal of playing professional football is "for real."
The eight-time Olympic sprint champion wore a Mariners scarf after landing in Sydney on Saturday following a 14-hour flight from Los Angeles.
He was welcomed by a small group of Central Coast fans and told reporters he was looking forward to hitting the practice field on Tuesday, which is his 32nd birthday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin museum is highlighting the contribution of the Green Bay Packers' first African-American players in a new exhibit, as the team the gears up to celebrate its centenary in professional football.
Teddy Bridgewater can't help but smile these days.
Even through the sweat and exhaustion that mark the blazing hot days of training camp, the New York Jets quarterback still appreciates the little things about being a professional football player.
Because he almost wasn't anymore.
"I get excited every day I get to get my ankles taped, lace my cleats up and run out of the locker room and practice because it was taken away from me for two years," Bridgewater said after a recent practice.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio has approved legislation creating a day to honor the first documented, black professional football player, known by the nickname "The Black Cyclone."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78.
Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his talent agent Erin Connor said.
Born in West Virginia in 1939 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Casey excelled in track and field and football and attended Bowling Green State University on an athletic scholarship.