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Patriots, Chiefs stay unbeaten with NFL road victories

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs both improve to 4-0 with victories over the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions, respectively

KINGS OF NFL. Defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots continue to dominate. Photo from Twitter/@Patriots


Brown says he's done with NFL after Patriots drop him

Sep 23, 2019 - 12:37 PM

With rape and sexual assault allegations haunting him, Antonio Brown gets released by the Patriots after just one game into the new NFL season

SHORT-LIVED. Antonio Brown ends his stint with the New England Patriots after just one game. Photo from Twitter/@AB84


New England Patriots dump Brown amid NFL rape investigation

Sep 21, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Controversies continue to unfold as the Patriots release Antonio Brown after just 11 days

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots receiver Brown dropped by Nike, sidesteps questions

Sep 20, 2019 - 2:34 PM

'I'm just here to focus on ball and look forward to getting out there,' says Patriots star Antonio Brown amid a sexual assault case filed by his former trainer

EMBATTLED. The NFL launches an investigation on the allegations against Antonio Brown. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Brown scores in Pats debut as NFL champs thump Dolphins

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:23 PM

The Patriots waste no time in making use of Antonio Brown, who engineered his departure from the Oakland Raiders

WINNING DEBUT. Antonio Brown makes an immediate impact for the New England Patriots. Photo from nfl.com


Brown trains with Patriots as NFL mulls rape probe

Sep 12, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Just days after joining Super Bowl champion Patriots, Antonio Brown gets rocked by a fresh controversy

TUMULTUOUS. New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown denies accusations of rape in a federal lawsuit filed by his former fitness trainer. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Brady, Patriots agree on two-year extension – reports

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The 42-year-old Tom Brady has talked of playing until 45 and the new deal could make that a possibility

CAN STILL PLAY. Tom Brady is not stopping anytime soon. Photo from Twitter/@TomBrady


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

LOOK: Catriona Gray attends NFL honors

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Catriona and Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers hit their first red carpet event together

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


Rams rally past Saints in overtime to reach Super Bowl 2019

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Los Angeles overcomes an early 0-13 deficit to win the National Conference final

CRAVING FOR MORE. The Los Angeles Rams seek their fourth NFL crown. Photo from Twitter (@RamsNFL)


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)


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

Eagles honor accidental hero Nick Foles after Super Bowl triumph

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Foles goes toe-to-toe with New England Patriots counterpart Tom Brady in a thrilling 41-33 upset victory for the Philadelphia Eagles at the US Bank Stadium

A SPECIAL PLAYER. Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

'I'll be back,' vows downcast Brady after Patriots loss in Super Bowl 2018

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:24 PM

'I expect to be back,' Brady tells reporters. 'It's 15 minutes after the game ended, so I would like to process this. I don't see why I wouldn't be back.'

DOWN NOT OUT. Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after fumbling the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. Photo by Rob Carr/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

Patriots, Brady eye records vs underdog Eagles in Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Tom Brady is the oldest recipient of the NFL's Player of the year award

MVP. Tom Brady bags his 3rd MVP award in the NFL at 40 years old. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Tom Brady, New England Patriots eye record-book rewrite in Super Bowl 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 12:11 PM

A sixth win for Tom Brady would give him more Super Bowl victories than any other player in history

EYE ON HISTORY. In this file photo taken on February 5, 2017 New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Head coach Bill Belichick (right) looks on after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Timothy A. CLARY / AFP

7 unforgettable Super Bowl halftime shows

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:27 AM

From Katy Perry to Prince, these performers rule Super Bowl's halftime show history

KATY PERRY. The pop star dances with the now-iconic Left Shark at her 2015 Super Bowl performance. Screengrab from YouTube.com/NFL

No underdogs in Super Bowls says Brady

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Brady will play his 8th Super Bowl with the New England Patriots

GOING FOR 6. Tom Brady is chasing his 6th Super Bowl crown on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The Patriots could match Pittsburgh's record 6 Super Bowl triumphs on Sunday, February 4

TITLE DEFENSE. The Patriots are looking to defending the Super Bowl Crown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

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, NBA go political in year of protests

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:12 PM

2017 is a year that saw sports figures make a stand - and kneel - against Trump and a culture of inequality

PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Aussie rugby player Hayne accused of 2015 sex assault – reports

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Jarryd Hayne, 29 is charged with sexual battery, gender violence, infliction of emotional distress and negligence

ACCUSED. Hayne was reported to be guilty of sexual assault. Photo from Facebook

On vacation, Donald Trump again feuds with NFL and the Big Baller

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Though US President Donald Trump is an avowed sports fan, athletes are among his preferred opponents on his now 280-character bullhorn

UNGRATE FOOL. This file photo taken on November 14, 2017 shows LaVar Ball, father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, attends a promotional event in Hong Kong. Donald Trump calls him 'ungrateful fool' in his tweets. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

NFL: Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:15 AM

It will be the third time that Timberlake performs in the halftime show of the league's championship spectacular

BACK AT THE SUPER BOWL. In this file photo, singer/actor Justin Timberlake attends the Hollywood Reporter's 5th Annual Nominees Night on February 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie Macon/AFP

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

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

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/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

Rodgers says 'unity' demonstrations to continue

Sep 27, 2017 - 1:12 PM

The Green Bay Packers star says their display of unity had no intention of being disrespectful to the military

SOLIDARITY. Aaron Rodgers said that the Green Packers will continue to show solidarity with the protesters. File photo by Gregory Shamus/AFP

Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Trump wholeheartedly embraces the controversy, with his advisors suggesting it plays well with his largely white base.

PATRIOTISM NOT COLOR. U.S. President Donald Trump denies inflaming racial tensions. File photo by Saul Loeb/ 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

Steve Kerr pens open letter to Trump: 'You represent all of us. Don’t divide us.'

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:17 PM

'You’re the president. You represent all of us. Don’t divide us. Bring us together.'

CRUSHED. Steve Kerr was "crushed" by Trump's  comments against protesting NFL players, whom he called "sons of bitches". File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/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