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UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Fans flock to Geno’s for World Cup final

Try telling the 100 people packed into Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales at 8 a.m. on a Sunday that Spokane isn’t a soccer town. To the warm and inviting scent …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

2014 top offensive player RB DeMarco Murray retires

DeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL. The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN four months after being released by the Tennessee Titans. He has …


Pro Football Hall of Fame won’t acknowledge Terrell Owens at ceremonies, will mail him gold jacket

Terrell Owens spurned the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and now Canton is returning the favor.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Police had previously responded to Bills star LeSean McCoy’s home

Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied …


NFL players union files grievance over anthem policy

The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy was imposed without consultation with the NFLPA. That …


Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy denies allegation of bloodying girlfriend

An Instagram post from a person who says she is friends with the woman showed a graphic photo of the former girlfriend and accuses LeSean McCoy of physically abusing her, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s departure elicits feelings of admiration, guilt

Kam Chancellor’s combustive hits are a large part of what draws us to football. The problem is, we know too much these days. Too much about the debilitating effects of …


Vestal: We need to quit football, cold turkey – but we can’t

If America had some good friends right now – the kind who will tell you hard truths – those friends would be sitting the country down and saying it’s time …


Youth football, downtown Spokane stadium in spotlight amid concerns about head injuries

The revelation this week that former Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy prompted increased scrutiny about the safety of the high-impact sport on young players. …


Washington companies develop new technologies to make football safer

Increased awareness about sports-related brain trauma has brought a wave of new wearable technology designed to make athletes safer.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Analysis: Projecting the Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster following minicamp

The addition of Brandon Marshall only adds to the intrigue at what could be the most competitive position battles at the bottom of the Seahawks’ roster. Elsewhere, who is Seattle’s …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 1:01 p.m.

NFL suspends Bucs QB Jameis Winston for 3 games

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

NFL fines ex-Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75M after misconduct review

The NFL has fined former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The league says the investigation conducted by …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Chinese court hands U.S. football coach 4-year prison sentence

A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced former Ball State football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison for his involvement in a September 2016 bar fight, a lawyer for …


Brother of Giants’ Janoris Jenkins charged in man’s death

The brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of a 25-year-man whose body was found in the NFL player’s …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Increasing number of young athletes, like Tyler Hilinski, suffering from CTE

Tyler Hilinski was far from alone. As researchers have moved beyond the NFL to look at the brains of high school and college athletes, they’re increasingly finding signs of traumatic …


Praying football coach petitions U.S. Supreme Court

A former Bremerton High School assistant coach who was fired when he


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

WSU regents approve plan to balance athletics budget

The Washington State University regents unanimously approved a plan to balance the school’s athletics department budget.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Seahawks notebook: Earl Thomas expected to report for mini-camp, Chris Carson is healthy

The Seahawks’ offseason is nearing its end. Thursday marked the last of the team’s 10 voluntary OTAs (Organized Team Activities). All that’s left now is a mandatory mini-camp next Tuesday-Thursday, …


Reports: Julian Edelman headed for 4-game suspension

Tom Brady spoke at Patriots minicamp before reports of top wide receiver Julian Edelman’s potential four-game suspension. Brady said he has not contemplated retirement. He turns 41 in August.


Malcolm Jenkins chooses handwritten signs instead of spoken words to convey message after cancellation of Eagles’ visit to White House

Malcolm Jenkins, perhaps the most outspoken player on the Eagles, chose not to speak on Wednesday. Instead, Jenkins responded to questions about the Eagles’ rescinded White House invitation by holding …


Kirk Cousins targeting Kyle Rudolph ‘like throwing into a mattress’

Among many get-to-know-them moments in Minnesota for Kirk Cousins this offseason, Kyle Rudolph has made a sharp first impression. After completing a pass to his strong-handed tight end during one …


Jets’ birthday boy Sam Darnold turns 21, making ‘ton of strides’

Sam Darnold celebrated his 21st birthday by practicing and not partying. The No. 3 overall draft pick out of USC has taken a businesslike approach to life in the NFL …


Show of kindness makes Cardinals’ Jermaine Gresham internet hero

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham says he’s surprised at how much attention he’s received for a random act of kindness that cost him just $50. Gresham was behind a …


Titans new offensive coordinator, Marcus Mariota learning together

Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur wants to make sure Marcus Mariota is comfortable with Tennessee’s new offense and plans to call plays that best fit the quarterback. Mariota is busy …


Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady return to field as Patriots open minicamp

Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady returned to the practice field as the New England Patriots opened their mandatory three-day minicamp. Both players missed the team’s voluntary workouts last month. Gronk …


Broncos’ DeMarcus Walker eager to pull his new weight in Year 2

Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Walker lost weight a season ago to be more of an outside pass rush threat. He’s added the weight back on this season in order …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Bears’ Zach Miller won’t set limits on recovery from leg injury

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is not setting any limits on his comeback from a gruesome injury that nearly cost him his left leg last season. He says he …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:47 p.m.

Ex-cheerleaders sue Texans, allege intimidation, low pay

Five former Houston Texans cheerleaders are suing the NFL franchise, alleging the team failed to fully compensate them as required by law and subjected them to hostile work environment in …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Splish, splash, Browns coach Hue Jackson takes a Lake Erie bath

Browns coach Hue Jackson made good on his promise and jumped into Lake Erie following Cleveland’s 0-16 season. After the Browns went 1-15 in Jackson’s first season he said if …