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UNLV loses lineman to Arkansas

Offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson transferred to Arkansas. He can play right away because the Rebels are ineligible for a bowl bid because of a low Academic Progress Rate.

Half of Senate urges Goodell to mandate nickname change

Half of the U.S. Senate urged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.

NFL players: League hid injuries by pushing pills

A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road.

Manziel texted Browns urging selection, ‘wreck this league’ together

Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains said in a radio interview Thursday that as Johnny Manziel was sliding in the first round of the NFL draft last week, he sent a text message urging Cleveland to select him.

PHOTOS: Legends ladies return to action

The Las Vegas Sin hosted the Green Bay Chill in their Legends Football League home opener at the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday night.

Former NFL player Hernandez indicted in 2012 killing in Boston

Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub weeks before he signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the New England Patriots, prosecutors said Thursday.

Panthers DE Hardy remains jailed after arrest

Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy will spend Tuesday night in jail after being arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.

Rice, Graham receive NFL tryouts

Former UNLV wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. will try out for the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, and ex-UCLA defensive end and Silverado High School graduate Keenan Graham will shot a shot with the Chicago Bears.

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