NFL football

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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Former NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 from Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty, right, in Amsterdam, Saturday April 21, 2018. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when refusing to stand for the national anthem, instead he knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 21, 2018 - 1:33 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job. Onetime San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented...
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April 21, 2018 - 2:57 am
DALLAS (AP) — A Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 was sold at auction for $2.88 million, falling just short of setting a record. The card, sold by former NFL lineman Evan Mathis through Heritage Auctions, earned the second-highest figure for a card at an auction, trailing only the $3.12 million...
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Danica Patrick talks to Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 20, 2018 - 10:35 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1987, file photo, Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce gestures on the sidelines during a game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Bruce died in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 87, according to a statement released by his daughters through Ohio State on Friday. He’d been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. (AP Photo/Robert Kozloff, File)
April 20, 2018 - 5:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace. Bruce embraced the task of following Woody Hayes, and went on to have his own Hall of Fame...
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April 20, 2018 - 3:49 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy. The league announced the punishment Friday for Brothers, who will remain eligible for practices and...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Chris Borland, a former NFL linebacker and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year at Wisconsin, testifies before the Illinois House Mental Health Committee hearing on House Bill 4341, which would ban tackle football for kids under 12 years of age, in Springfield, Ill. Borland was illustrating how repetitive sub-concussive hits that begin when children play impact sports can be as dangerous as a single hit that results in a concussion. Borland is raising money and awareness for the issue of veterans with traumatic brain injuries by taking part this week in "Pat's Run" on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz., alongside his brothers Joe and John. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 3:09 pm
Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Instead of playing in front of boisterous crowds on the big NFL stage, Borland spends his time now helping other...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2017, file photo, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald watches his players warm up before the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against Kentucky, in Nashville, Tenn. College Football Hall of Fame member Pat Fitzgerald was an All-America linebacker at Northwestern and has been head coach there since 2006. He fit the category of star player and student, and he now gets to work with similar youngsters, the vast majority of whom won't be heading to the pros. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Football is complicated. Life is more so. The charge for universities is to prepare students for whatever comes after they graduate. At least that is the mission statement. At places such as Northwestern and Stanford, it certainly rings true. When those students are football players...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 15, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles. The expansion Golden Knights were long shots at the start of the year to make the playoffs. Now the team is one of the best bets to hoist the Stanley Cup Trophy. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:37 am
As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds. Long shots to even make the playoffs seven months ago, they are a favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup in June. Behind the stellar play of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Golden Knights completed a sweep of the Los Angeles...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los...
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