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Even With Rappers Set To Perform, Super Bowl's Halftime Show Remains Tone-Deaf

Rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott have agreed to perform at the show while many others have rejected the NFL's request due to its handling of the Colin Kaepernick kneeling controversy.(Image credit: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)
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Gladys Knight Comments on Colin Kaepernick and Super Bowl: ‘I Am Here to Give the Anthem Back Its Voice’

Legendary soul singer, Atlanta native and longtime Civil Rights advocate Gladys Knight, who announced Thursday that she will be singing the National Anthem before the Super Bowl in her hometown on Feb. 3, has issued a statement in response Variety’s question about her stance on the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco […]
Tags: News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Atlanta, Super Bowl, National Anthem, Gladys Knight

Saints redeemed secondary confident vs. high-powered Rams

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Marshon Lattimore and the Saints’ secondary no longer look — or sound — haunted by the “Minnesota Miracle” touchdown pass that stunningly ended their playoffs one year ago. “We don’t panic. We don’t do none of that,” Lattimore said. “We adjust well.” Lattimore backed that up with his late-game interception against […]
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Rams thin on playoff experience, hungry for Super Bowl run

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh earned multiple All-Pro honors, Pro Bowl selections and tens of millions of dollars during his first eight NFL seasons. The imposing defensive lineman had never won a playoff game, let alone a Super Bowl. When he was free to choose his next team after the Dolphins released him […]
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Broncos coach Vic Fangio hires 2 more assistants

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio has hired two more members of his staff: tight ends coach Wade Harman and defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill. Harman has spent 19 of his 22 years as an NFL assistant coaching tight ends, including the last four years in Atlanta, where he was instrumental […]
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UFC obliging troubled Greg Hardy’s desire for 2nd chance

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy says he is “haunted” by his high-profile domestic violence past and wants to prove he has changed as he makes his debut in UFC, a promotion that hasn’t hesitated to embrace fighters with legal or drug problems. His co-headline spot in a heavyweight bout Saturday […]
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Paxton Lynch signs with Seattle Seahawks after year out of NFL

Paxton Lynch last just two years with the Denver Broncos after being selected with the No. 26 pick in the 2016 NFL draft.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years. He talked about how much it meant to their long-suffering fans. Spoke glowingly about […]
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2019 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper Jr. has 49ers picking Josh Allen at No. 2

NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper Jr. has 49ers picking Josh Allen at No. originally appeared on Kyle Shanahan and the rest of his 49ers coaching staff won't have the opportunity of working with edge rusher Josh Allen in the Senior Bowl anymore, but that doesn't matter to ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. In his first mock draft of 2019, Kiper has the 49ers selecting Allen with the No. overall pick.
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Previewing This Weekend's NFL Conference Title Tilts

The results of the two games will decide who plays in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in Atlanta.
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Falcons G Garland, former Lions QB Hipple award finalists

Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple are the finalists for the NFL’s Salute To Service Award. The recipient of the award, presented by USAA, will be revealed on Feb. 2 during the NFL Honors show when The Associated Press announces its annual league awards, including MVP. Garland and Hipple […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Detroit Lions, Associated Press, Atlanta Falcons, Lions, USAA, Hipple, Ben Garland, Falcons G Garland, Eric Hipple

Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin to stand trial over threatening social media post

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin must stand trial on criminal threat charges stemming from 2018 Instagram post, a Los Angeles judge ruled Wednesday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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It’s all about offense in the conference championships

Offense wins championships in the new NFL. For the first time since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002, none of the teams playing in the conference title game have a defense ranked in the top 10 in total yards. Only New England is among the top 10 in fewest points allowed. But, the […]
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Travis Scott Consulted Colin Kaepernick Before Accepting Super Bowl Gig: Report

Last month, word leaked out that Travis Scott would join Maroon 5 at this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show. That news has recently been confirmed, and it's led many, including public figures like Meek Mill and the Rev. Al Sharpton, to criticize Scott. After every NFL team refused to sign the former San … More »
Tags: Music, News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Super Bowl, Travis Scott, Rev Al Sharpton

Ray Rice Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Ray Rice and learn more about the former NFL running back.
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Soup’s off: Peters, Payton downplay gumbo beef in big game

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Peters stood at a podium Wednesday and spoke about his respect for Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints. He insisted his feisty comments about the coach two months ago had been misinterpreted and blown out of proportion by controversy-hungry fans and media. And then his coach popped up […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Ap, Sean Payton, Marcus Peters, THOUSAND OAKS Calif, Peters Payton

Leftwich joins Buccaneers as offensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made it official: Byron Leftwich is the team’s new offensive coordinator. The Bucs announced the hiring Wednesday, a week after incoming coach Bruce Arians said the ex-NFL quarterback would call plays next season and Clyde Christensen would serve as quarterbacks coach. Christensen’s hiring also was announced […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Clyde Christensen, Christensen, Bruce Arians, Tampa Fla, Bucs, Buccaneers, Leftwich, Byron Leftwich

Pats’ Brady, Chiefs’ Mahomes achieve success different ways

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of them is a sixth-round pick who married a supermodel, became one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and is still going strong well past his 41st birthday. The other is a first-round pick who is still dating his high school sweetheart, has exactly one season as an […]
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Former NFL Player Catches Alleged Peeping Tom Outside Daughter’s Window

Former defensive back Tony Beckham says he "did only what was necessary" to detain Geoffrey Cassidy until police came.
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Oklahoma's hypocrisy laid out in full view with shameless Austin Kendall decision

On Wednesday, the very day when the Sooners welcomed yet another transfer quarterback to Norman, sources confirmed to Yahoo Sports that the school was standing by the Big 12 rule that would prohibit QB Austin Kendall from gaining immediate eligibility at another conference member as a graduate transfer. The school in question is West Virginia, which is in acute need of a quarterback with Will Grier headed to the NFL. In no just world should a school or conference have the power to tell a student...
Tags: News, NFL, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Norman, Sooners, Will Grier, Austin Kendall, American College Football

Brett Favre isn't so sure Eagles should stick with Carson Wentz over Nick Foles

There are plenty of people who have a take when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles' decision to stick with 2016 first-round draft pick Carson Wentz over veteran Nick Foles. One of them is Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, who was teammates with Eagles coach Doug Pederson for four years on the Green Bay Packers. Dance with the one who brung ya' Appearing on SiriusXM NFL radio on Tuesday, Favre indicated he'd stick with Foles over Wentz, even favorably comparing Foles to Tom Br...
Tags: News, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Hall of Fame, Eagles, Doug Pederson, Brett Favre, Wentz, Favre, Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, Foles, Green Bay Packers Dance

Falcons: McKinley with family following mental evaluation

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley is with a family member in Oakland after undergoing a mental evaluation prompted by a friend’s call to Los Angeles police. Falcons spokesman Brian Cearns told The Associated Press McKinley “is in a good spot” and has been in “constant communication” with the team, including coach […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Ap, Oakland, Atlanta Falcons, Falcons, McKinley, Takk McKinley, Brian Cearns, The Associated Press McKinley

Steve Gleason Neuroscience Institute to open this year at WSU-Spokane

Named for former WSU linebacker and NFL player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed in 2011 with ALS, the institute will launch later this year with $500,000 in initial funding and an office building in Spokane’s University District.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Cougar Football, Cougars, Spokane, Steve Gleason, WSU, WSU Spokane, Steve Gleason Neuroscience Institute

Tom Brady, Joey Bosa have great exchange about Patriots QB thwarting pass rush

Tom Brady, Joey Bosa have great exchange about Patriots QB thwarting pass rush originally appeared on The Los Angeles Chargers had one of the best pass rushes in the NFL this season, but it didn't play much of a factor in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round playoff game because New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wasted no time getting the ball out quickly. Many of these quick passes went to running backs, most notably James White, who tied an NFL playoff record wi...
Tags: News, NFL, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, New England, Los Angeles Chargers, James White, Joey Bosa, Tom Brady Joey Bosa, Gillette Stadium Chargers

Ex-NFL star praises Patriots QB Tom Brady as 'ultimate teammate'

Ex-NFL star praises Patriots QB Tom Brady as 'ultimate teammate' originally appeared on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's dedication and preparation are unmatched, and that sure was evident to James Harrison when joined the team last season. The veteran linebacker spent 12-plus seasons with the rival Pittsburgh Steelers and was on the losing end of many great games against Brady. When he came to the Pats, he was blown away by how incredible a teammat...
Tags: News, NFL, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Pittsburgh Steelers, James Harrison, Brady, Pats

Bills re-sign linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to 1-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to a one-year contract. The signing Wednesday comes as no surprise after both sides ended the season openly discussing the likelihood of the 35-year-old returning for a third season in Buffalo. Alexander is a 12-year NFL veteran who said he wanted to […]
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Spanos brought it to fix UConn’s historically bad defense

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has hired Lou Spanos, a coach with experience in both college and the NFL, to fix its historically bad defense. Coach Randy Edsall announced Wednesday that Spanos has been hired as defensive coordinator, replacing Billy Crocker, who was fired after the Huskies’ 1-11 season. He takes over a defense that […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, UConn, Huskies, Spanos, Conn AP, Randy Edsall, STORRS, Billy Crocker, Lou Spanos

Kyler Murray the latest example of why kids should play multiple sports

There are many examples of people who shined in multiple sports before reaching the apex of their craft (LeBron James and Allen Iverson both played high-school football). Plus, the benefits package for going the two-sport route is hard to pass up.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Mlb, College sports, College Football, Lebron James, Seahawks, Mariners, Allen Iverson, Kyler Murray

Greg Hardy aiming to be greatest heavyweight of all-time despite 'elephant in the room'

A former NFL All-Pro lineman, Hardy is the kind of athlete rarely seen in mixed martial arts.
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