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Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damage

Four former National Football League players, including two Pro Bowl players, sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them facing medical problems years after their careers ended.

New suit against NFL raises issue of painkillers

A lawsuit filed by 12 former football players against the NFL about its concussion policies says there was widespread pregame use of an anti-inflammatory drug that could put someone with a head injury at increased risk.


NFL memo warns teams on faking injuries

To the fake handoff and fake field goals, add fake injuries. The NFL sent a memo Wednesday to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game. Yet several players adm...

NFL wants pat downs from ankles up at all stadiums

Michael McCarthy USA Today 16.09.2011
NFL wants pat downs from ankles up at all stadiums

The NFL wants all fans patted down from the ankles up this season to improve fan safety. Under the new "enhanced" pat-down procedures, the NFL wants all 32 clubs to search ticket-holding fans from the ankles to the knees as well as the waist up. P...


Peyton Manning is highest paid player in NFL: report

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will end this year as the National Football League's (NFL) highest-paid player, according to a Forbes report released Wednesday.

Former players file explosive concussion lawsuit against NFL

On the day that the NFL may get itself out of one court room, the league learned it may be forced to enter another. Seventy-five former NFL players filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court this week, alleging that the league has covered up th...


Super Bowl Hero David Tyree: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Anarchy

Former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree -- best known for making a famous catch against his helmet during Super Bowl XLII -- spoke out against gay marriage Wednesday, claiming it is the first step towards "anarchy."

Former top NFL draft pick JaMarcus Russell facing foreclosure

JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned. The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders, famous for wearing mink coats and taxing a heavy toll on the team's bench, needs to find a job soon.


Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills wideout, blames God on Twitter after dropping game-winning pass

It wasn't his own hands or the Pittsburgh secondary Sunday that foiled Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson from hauling in what should have been the game-winning TD catch in the end zone. It was God.

Randy Moss told Tom Brady his haircut made him look like a girl

Before he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings, Randy Moss got into a catfight with Tom Brady about, all of things, his facial hair.


Dementia Risk Seen in Players in N.F.L. Study

ALAN SCHWARZ The New York Times 30.09.2009
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A study commissioned by the National Football League reports that Alzheimer’s disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed in the league’s former players vastly more often than in the national population — including a r...

Giants Win at Last Second, Spoiling Stadium Debut

JOE LAPOINTE The New York Times 21.09.2009
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This game had a little bit of everything and a lot of people to see it. The crowd of 105,121 was a regular-season record for the N.F.L. on a night of celebration for Texas football culture.


UCLA freshman quarterback Richard Brehaut has short wait time

Chris Foster Los Angeles Times 16.09.2009
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The 18-year-old, who enrolled early at UCLA so he could take part in spring practice, is expected to get the start against Kansas State as Kevin Prince is sidelined because of a fractured jaw.

At Rutgers, It’s a Not-So-Grand Opening

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New York Times 08.09.2009
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Tony Pike threw for a career-high 362 yards and 3 touchdowns, and visiting Cincinnati used its high-speed, no-huddle offense to hurry past Rutgers, 47-15, on Monday.


The Dolphins Acquire Some Glamour

JUDY BATTISTA The New York Times 21.08.2009
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DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins of last season were so devoid of star power that their promotional billboards featured an unsmiling image of a rookie head coach and the graying countenance of a front-office executive. During training camp earlier...

Burnley 1 - 0 Man Utd

Phil McNulty BBC Sport 20.08.2009
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Burnley marked the return of top-flight football to Turf Moor after 33 years with a memorable win against Premier League champions Manchester United.


Leagues See Bloggers in the Bleachers as a Threat

KEN BELSON and TIM ARANGO The New York Times 20.08.2009
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Camera phones, hand-held video cameras and social networking sites like Twitter have turned sports fans with Web sites into instant reporters and broadcasters. But one of the nation’s leading college leagues is drawing a line in the turf.

In a Surprise, Vick Signs With the Eagles

JUDY BATTISTA The New York Times 14.08.2009
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Michael Vick, exiled from football for two seasons, finally has a new team, and it is not one anyone expected. The Philadelphia Eagles, who have Donovan McNabb as their starting quarterback, sent a shock wave through the preseason Thursday night b...


Yankees and Sabathia Keep Cruising on the Road

TYLER KEPNER The New York Times 14.08.2009
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As Manager Joe Girardi stepped into the Yankees’ dugout at Safeco Field before batting practice Thursday, Ken Griffey Jr. spotted him and asked the first question at the news briefing.

Giants Hope Depth Keeps Defense Fresh

JOE LAPOINTE The New York Times 04.08.2009
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Justin Tuck, a Pro Bowl defensive end, missed the first practice of training camp Monday morning with a sore left foot, but Giants fans should not be concerned.



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