Thursday, April 27, 2017

Football

In this Dec. 20, 2008, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo walks down the tunnel to the playing field at Texas Stadium before an NFL football game, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/File)

BY SCHUYLER DIXON DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo couldn’t bring himself to use the word “retired” and didn’t have an answer for whether he would have decided to replace another ...
In this Dec. 22, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pre-trial hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has testified in his double-murder trial that she learned to keep her mouth shut and “not to ask any questions” ...
San Francisco 49ers owners John York, left, and Jed York, right, arrive for sessions at the NFL football annual meetings, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

BY BARRY WILNER PHOENIX (AP) — Time to celebrate? NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation ...
In this photo taken Dec. 26, 2016, then-Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin (80) gains yardage after catching a pass during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Football is hard. But for Malcolm Jenkins of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, convincing politicians to enact meaningful changes to the nation’s criminal justice system ...
In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten runs the ball in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas tight end Jason Witten has signed a four-year contract extension that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys. The ...
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio speaks during an NCAA college football news conference at Spartan Stadium, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP)

BY NOAH TRISTER EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With his program embroiled in a sexual assault investigation, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio decided more conventional questions about spring practice would ...
Labor union member Geraldine Lacy celebrates Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. NFL team owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas in a vote at an NFL football annual meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BARRY WILNER PHOENIX (AP) — Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders. Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis’ team belongs to Oakland. Well, ...
Oakland Raiders fans gather for a picture before the start of a rally to keep the team from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

BY JOSH DUBOW ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland’s mayor asked NFL owners to delay voting on a proposed move by the Raiders to Las Vegas, wanting to give her city ...
In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws an interception to Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack, File)

BY STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn’t second-guessing the team’s decision to allow quarterback Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a ...
In this photo released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Harold H. Shaw, left, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division and Colonel Richard D. McKeon, right, of the Massachusetts State Police, hold two recovered Super Bowl jerseys worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, beside team owner Robert Kraft, center, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the NFL football team's trophy room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Brady's jersey went missing from the Patriots' locker room after their Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5, setting off an investigation that stretched from Boston to the Mexican border. (FBI via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. The jerseys worn by Brady during this year’s Super Bowl and the 2015 Super ...
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