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Giants NFL draft pick shot just hours after selection

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Sixth-round pick Corey Ballentine is expected to make a full recovery while former teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in the shooting incident

TRAGIC. The New York Giants say they are investigating the shooting incident involving draftee Corey Ballentine. Photo from Ballentine's Twitter account (@cbxiii__)


Cardinals trade Rosen after picking Murray No. 1

Apr 27, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Rosen lands with the Dolphins as Murray takes on the quarterback job for the Cardinals

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK. All eyes will be on Kyler Murray after being drafted first overall. Photo from Arizona Cardinals' Twitter account (@AZCardinals)


Patriots' Gronkowski retires from NFL

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The star tight end brings down the curtain on a nine-year career highlighted by 3 Super Bowl triumphs

RETIRED. Rob Gronkowski hangs up his spurs after an injury-plagued NFL career. Photo from Gronkowski's Instagram account (@gronk)


Kaepernick's lawyer says quarterback still wants to play

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Mark Geragos, whose past clients include pop icon Michael Jackson, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers or the Patriots acquire Colin Kaepernick

RARING FOR COMEBACK. Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 before severing his contract with the San Francisco 49ers the following year. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP


Patriots, Rams ready for Super Bowl generation game

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Patriots star Tom Brady looks to become the only NFL player in history to win 6 Super Bowls against a youthful Rams side

FAVORITES. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are tipped to win their sixth title. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Patriots edge Chiefs to book Super Bowl date with Rams

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM

New England seeks its third title in 5 seasons after winning Super Bowls in 2016 and 2017

OLD BUT GOLD. Tom Brady (12) leads the New England Patriots to their ninth Super Bowl appearance in 18 seasons. File photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP


Points galore in NFL, NBA as rule changes take effect

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Both major professional sports leagues are experiencing a skyrocket in their offensive plays

THRIVING ON OFFENSE. The NBA and the NFL are seeing a more offensive approach in their respective leagues. File photos from Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP (NBA) and Shutterstock (NFL)


Patriots, Cowboys grab NFL playoff berths as Eagles alive

Dec 24, 2018 - 11:09 AM

New England became the first team in NFL history to reach the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons

10TH STRAIGHT PLAYOFF. The New England Patriots make history as the first team clinch a 10th striaght playoff berth. Photo from Tom Brady's Instagram

James slams NFL owners have 'slave mentality'

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:24 PM

LeBron James does not mince his words regarding his thoughts on the NFL

OUTSPOKEN. LeBron James compares the NFL and the NBA in a new episode of 'The Shop'. Photo from LeBron James' Instagram

Tom Brady becomes NFL's all-time passing yard leader

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:45 PM

The five-time NFL champion eclipses Peyton Manning's former record

Tom Brady also reaches 3,000 passing yards for the 16th straight season. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP


Trump tweets: No pay for NFL anthem protesters

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The US President provokes another round of debate on pro football players kneeling in protest during the national anthem

TAKE A KNEE. Many NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to highlight racial and social injustices. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Browns make Oklahoma's Mayfield top pick in NFL draft

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Cleveland Browns team officials describe the reigning Heisman Trophy winner as an 'ultra-competitor'

TOPNOTCH. The 23-year-old Baker Mayfield emerges as the top choice in a draft field considered as one of the deepest in recent history. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

Blame me, says Patriots coach Bill Belichick

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'Obviously we didn't do a good enough job coaching,' says Bill Belichick of New England's Super Bowl loss

UPSET. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes the blame for their Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. CJ Gunther/EPA

Vikings dump Saints on last-play shocker, Jaguars advance in NFL playoffs

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Minnesota will next play Philadelphia and Jacksonville will meet New England

WALK OFF TOUCHDOWN. Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs on a desperation game-winning 61-yard touchdown pass to send the Vikings to the NFC Championship game. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots roll past Titans in NFL playoffs, Eagles clip Falcons to advance

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The Patriots will face either the Jacksonville Jaguars of Pittsburgh Steelers for a berth in the Super Bowl

HANDOFF. It was another milestone night for superstar quarterback Tom Brady as the Patriots roll past the Titans and into their seventh straight American Football Conference title game. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Falcons topple Rams, Titans edge Chiefs in NFL playoff openers

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Titans also advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers

TEAM LEADER. Bryant catapults the Falcons to victory over the Rams via 4 field goals. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Cleveland Browns fans mark 0-16 season with mock parade

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Browns fans celebrate their season of perfect futility, with some wearing bags over their heads

HISTORIC FUTILITY. At least the Browns fans can keep a sense of humor. Screenshot from YouTube

Saints, Rams, Chiefs, Panthers clinch playoff spots

Dec 25, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The 4 teams join New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Jacksonville in the playoffs

PLAYOFFS. New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers clinch crucial victories to seal spots in the playoffs. Photo from Facebook

NFL player Cam Newton slammed over sexist remark

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The Panthers star smirks at a female reporter and says 'It's funny to hear a female talk about routes like - it's funny'

HOT WATER. Cam Newton's sexist comments to a female reporter were skewered by other female journalists on Twitter. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sports stars, teams grieve after Vegas shooting horror

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:42 AM

Athletes, teams and leagues react in disbelief as the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history hit home

FIRST RESPONDERS. An ambulance leaves the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

The Juice is loose - O.J. Simpson walks out of prison on parole

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The former NFL star is released on parole after 9 years behind bars for armed robbery

NO PULP. OJ Simpson was released 8 minutes after midnight on Sunday 'to ensure public safety and avoid possible incident.' File photo by Jason Bean/Pool/AFP

O.J. Simpson could be released from prison as early as next week

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was granted parole in July and could walk out a free man as early as this coming Monday

PAROLED. O.J. Simpson is reportedly 'very upbeat' after serving 9 years in prison for armed robbery. Photo by Sholeh L Moll-Masumi/Pool/AFP

NFL player Delanie Walker says he's received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Tennessee Titans player says the 'words of hate' motivates him to continue his work in creating dialogue on race matters

BACKLASH. 'The racist and violent words directed at me and my son only serve as another reminder that our country remains divided and full of hateful rhetoric,' says Delanie Walker. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Tom Brady disapproves of Trump's 'divisive' comments

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:51 AM

'I thought it was just divisive,' Brady says after Trump called on NFL owners to fire athletes who protest.

NOT HAPPY. Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who is on friendly terms with Trump, said he was unhappy with the president's comments. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Am NFL star Baldwin believes 'dehumanized' Trump’s comments can unify sports world

Sep 24, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin Jr joins a growing number of athletes speaking out against Donald Trump, saying 'this can be an opportunity for us to change the narrative of society.'

SEAHAWK SWOOPS. Doug Baldwin Jr calls US president Donald Trump 'a poor example of what you can become if you remain close minded, ignorant and uneducated.' Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found to have advanced CTE

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hernandez had stage 3 CTE, with stage 4 being the most severe form of the disease, researchers say. The illness is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.

HEAD TRAUMA. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison in April 2015 for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose bloodied body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's luxury Massachusetts home in 2013. Hernandez was appealing the conviction at the time of his suicide. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Kaepernick will eventually be signed by a team, NFL commish Goodell believes

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:04 AM

Pressed on whether he felt Kaepernick was good enough to earn a place on an NFL roster Goodell replied: I m not a football expert

BLACKLISTED. Colin Kaepernick's failure to find a team when several less talented players have managed to win contracts has led to speculation that Kaepernick is paying the price for his activism. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

NFL player Bennett alleges police brutality after Mayweather-McGregor

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:22 AM

The Seattle Seahawks star player claims he was targeted by law enforcement because of his ethnicity

HAWK DOWN. Michael Bennett says he had a guns drawn on him by Las Vegas police for 'nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.' Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images/AFP

Brain damage found in 110 of 111 deceased NFL players – study

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:01 AM

The NFL has faced growing scrutiny in recent years linked to the issue of concussions and head trauma

BRAIN DAMAGE. Researchers examining the brains of deceased NFL players have found that 99% of them showed signs of degenerative disease. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NFL player Whitehead says his dog was stolen and is being held for ransom

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead says his pitbull has been stolen and that a 10 000 ransom has been demanded for its return

STOLEN POOCH. Lucky Whitehead says he has agreed to pay the ransom but has not heard back from the thieves about his dog Blitz. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

NFL Commissioner Goodell says league won't soon approve marijuana use

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Goodell s comments Friday met with criticism from former NFL players who have argued in favor of relaxing marijuana rules

Aaron Hernandez's brain to be studied for signs of trauma

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:15 AM

With his death officially ruled a suicide the family of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants to find out if he had signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

STUDY. The family of Aaron Hernandez wants to release his brain to Boston University as part of their research into the effects of concussions. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Disgraced ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The 27 year old Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell after he used a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window

THE END. Aaron Hernandez, seen during  a 2013 court hearing, had beat two murder counts but was already serving life without parole for a previous conviction. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Trump leads Twitter praise of 'amazing' Patriots

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Personalities congratulate Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their Super Bowl 51 victory

A general view of the field following the Patriots 34-28 win over the Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Brady hails mental toughness after Patriots miracle win

Feb 06, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Tom Brady 39 insisted his team had never given up even after falling 28 3 behind in the third quarter

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks to pass late in the game against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Patriots stun Falcons to win Super Bowl

Feb 06, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The New England Patriots overturn a 28 3 third quarter deficit to snatch a sensational victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Houston s NRG Stadium

CHAMPIONS! Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Head coach Bill Belichick (R) looks on after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Patriots, Falcons chase history at Super Bowl

Feb 05, 2017 - 1:01 PM

More than 100 million homes across the United States and millions more worldwide will tune in for the American football showpiece in Houston

MVP. Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, this season's Most Valuable Player, walks on the field during the Super Bowl LI team walk through at NRG Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Lady Gaga promises Super Bowl message of inclusion

Feb 03, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The only statements I ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I have been consistently making throughout my career says Lady Gaga

GAGA FOR FOOTBALL. Lady Gaga, seen showing off her throwing arm at a Super Bowl press event, will occupy a prominent podium in Houston during halftime. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Tom Brady baffled by Donald Trump questions

Jan 24, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Why does everybody make such a big deal? Brady asks I don t understand it

BAFFLED. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots asks 'why does everybody make such a big deal' out of his friendship with US President Donald Trump? Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Falcons, Patriots to clash in Super Bowl showpiece

Jan 23, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Tom Brady 39 will now be chasing a record equaling fifth Super Bowl crown in Houston on February 5

SUPER BOWL-BOUND.Tom Brady of the New England Patriots attempts a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Packers boot top-seeded Cowboys in NFL thriller

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:54 PM

A 51 yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining sends the Dallas Cowboys home and the Green Bay Packers into the NFC Championship game

PACKED IN. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will play the Atlanta Falcons for the right to play in the Super Bowl. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

Seahawks, Texans advance in NFL playoffs

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Seattle books a showdown with the Atlanta Falcons while Houston will meet either the New England Patriots or Kansas City Chiefs

ON TO THE NEXT. Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks marched past the Detroit Lions. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Packers, Lions reach NFL playoffs as Chiefs, Falcons earn byes

Jan 02, 2017 - 1:44 PM

The playoff picture takes form after the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions

CHEESE NATION. Aaron Rodgers threw 4 touchdowns in a playoff-clinching victory. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Dallas Cowboys equal franchise record with 13th win

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The Cowboys rout the Detroit Lions 42 21 to prevent the Lions from clinching their own NFL playoff berth

HOW BOUT THEM BOYS. Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys equalled the franchise's record for wins in an NFL season with one more game to be played. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Giants, Texans, Falcons reach NFL playoffs while Raiders lose Carr

Dec 25, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The NFL playoff picture takes shape with just one week left in the regular season

RAIDERS OF THE LOST QB. The Raiders took a major hit to their title hopes when quarterback Derek Carr was taken out of the game in the fourth quarter. He'll have surgery on his fractured fibula and be replaced by the unheralded Matt McGloin. Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images/AFP

Former Ravens, Jets player dead at 29 after aneurysm

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:54 AM

The 29 year old died on Monday just over two weeks after an operation on November 28

PASSED AWAY. Konrad Reuland #88 of the New York Jets, seen here making a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles on August 29, 2013, has passed away at 29 years old. File Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Giants, only team to beat Cowboys this season, do it again

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

An Odell Beckham touchdown in the third quarter snaps the Cowboys 11 game winning streak and keeps the Giants playoff hopes alive

HOW BOUT THEM GIANTS. Odell Beckham says plans for the Cowboys to celebrate clinching the NFC West title at Giants Stadium motivated the team. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

'Walking legend' Tom Brady seizes all-time win mark

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Tom Brady notches his 201st NFL triumph breaking the all time record for wins by a quarterback

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks on during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Manning tosses 3 TDs as gambling Giants beat Bengals

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:46 PM

The Giants moved to 6 3 after a risky gamble late pays off at home

CLOSE WIN. The New York Giants held on to win following a risky fourth down touchdown pass late in the game. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron fears NFL losing fun as NBA, MLB ratings surge

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:52 PM

James notes how several top NFL players have said the NFL is more and more becoming the No Fun League

LeBron James (R) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Public Auditorium on November 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP