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If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren't alone. While recent history has belonged pretty much to New England and Pittsburgh in the AFC, and Green Bay is a usual suspect in the NFC...
OK, Raider Nation. It's time to rise up — by staying home. The NFL has shown plenty of arrogance over the years, but the idea of the Raiders playing up to three lame-duck seasons in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas might be its worst nose-thumbing yet. No reason for the good...
An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent. Spring League CEO Brian...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla is crossing the bay again, re-joining the Oakland Athletics with a two-year contract Friday after seven seasons with San Francisco. While the right-hander lost his job as closer last season for the Giants' struggling bullpen...
An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent. Spring League CEO Brian...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr announced his retirement Friday after learning he has a congenital spinal condition. The 24-year-old Orr led the Ravens this season with 132 tackles. He joined Baltimore in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas...
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, more than 100 college players are giving up eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The league on Friday released a list of 95 underclassmen who have been granted early entry to draft, along with the names of eight other players,...
MONACO (AP) — Belgian driver Thierry Neuville took a 45-second lead Friday over defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier midway through the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally. Overnight leader Neuville won three of Friday's six special stages, while Ogier struggled early on...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Power Five conferences have voted to stop coaches from taking teams off-campus during any vacation period outside a sport's season for practice, a rule proposed after Jim Harbaugh took his Michigan Wolverines to Florida during spring break last year...