More than 60 players were on the Carolina Panthers’ practice fields Wednesday, but for 10 minutes, coach Ron Rivera was transfixed on one guy. As quarterback Cam Newton went through routes with his receivers, Rivera studied his most important player.
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was cut Wednesday when the team received word that the 30-year-old was named by the San Jose Police Department as a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that occurred at his house. The 49ers said McDonald had “demonstrated a pattern of poor decision-making.”
On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State’s new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini’s departure from Nebraska was revealed.
Houston Texans tight end J.J. Watt received an unexpected gift from a 7-year-old fan this week — the fan’s autographed football game jersey.
Defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released Wednesday by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.
The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday.
Roberto Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington Capitals just enough to earn a 2-1 victory that was finally settled in a record-breaking, 20-round shootout on Tuesday night.
Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota leads the 2014 Associated Press All-America team. Here’s the full list.
A guilty plea is scheduled for a South Florida businessman accused of helping to finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba.
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher, was scheduled to have surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his left hand, team vice president Stephen Jones said.
Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, said referees got it wrong when the San Francisco 49ers were called for a crucial roughing-the-passer penalty against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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