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UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

ESPN hires former WSU QB Ryan Leaf as college football analyst

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction …


Packers profit drops 98% to $724,000, hurt by losing

The Green Bay Packers reported a profit of just $724,000 in their latest fiscal year, which included their second straight season without a playoff appearance, a large contract extension for …


Raiders’ Richie Incognito suspended 2 games over personal conduct

Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Incognito …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

A Texas sheriff says he has apologized to New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts for the actions of a deputy during a March traffic stop but also defended the deputy …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 1:53 p.m.

Jets TE Chris Herndon suspended 4 games by NFL for 2018 DWI arrest

Jets second-year tight end Chris Herndon has been suspended without pay by the NFL for the first four regular-season games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Herndon pleaded guilty …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Former NFL defensive lineman says he needs kidney transplant

Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth said on social media that he needs a kidney transplant. The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted an Instagram that he’s been battling kidney disease …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Buccaneers’ Ryan Smith suspended 4 games by NFL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers. Smith is eligible to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Billionaire Len Blavatnik wants a piece of the NFL

NFL authorities are thinking of ending AT&T Inc.’s 25-year grip on some Sunday afternoon broadcasts to accommodate companies that show content via “over-the-top” apps on internet-enabled televisions.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Ex-Patriot, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi recovering after 2nd stroke

Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering in a Massachusetts hospital after suffering a second stroke. His family says in a statement that the 46-year-old …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries and had his arm amputated following a car crash. Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

NFL: Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott won’t be suspended over Vegas incident

The NFL says Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won’t be suspended over an incident in Las Vegas. Police say there was altercation between Elliott and a security guard. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Ezekiel Elliott vows to avoid trouble after meeting with Roger Goodell

Ezekiel Elliott is vowing to avoid incidents similar to a recent one in Las Vegas that forced the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys to meet with Commissioner Roger …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Jalen Thompson loses final year of eligibility at Washington State after committing NCAA violation, will head to NFL

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Thompson, who would’ve been a fourth-year senior this fall, learned Friday he’d lost his final season of eligibility at WSU though reasons are …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Reader wants to know Seahawks’ goal for L.J. Collier, DK Metcalf, Shaquem Griffin

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times answers readers’ questions in an online format he calls “Seahawks Mailbag.”


Ketner Kupp hopes to repeat Samson Ebukam’s success

Before former Eastern Washington linebacker Samson Ebukam whittled his way into the Los Angeles Rams’ first-team defense, few pundits were familiar with the Nigeria-born talent. But even after a sophomore …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

Redskins QB Alex Smith on playing again: ‘That’s the plan’

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith says he hopes to play football again. But he still needs to make basic progress like relearning how to run after breaking his right leg. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Aaron Neary happy to have home with Los Angeles Rams, but is far from satisfied

Since the former FCS All-American entered the NFL as an undrafted free-agent in 2016, he’s earned relative longevity in the league, but has rarely suited up on Sundays.


After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

NFL at 100: In its early days, the NFL often relied on baseball stadiums for its teams. Often, the football team took the name of the baseball team, looking to …


Nsimba Webster aims to be the next ex-Eastern Washington receiver to stick in the NFL

Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback Blake Bortles fired passes Tuesday to a series of undersized, fleet-footed receivers trying to extend their stay with the flourishing organization.


The Seahawks offseason program gave us some clarity, but here are five questions we’re still asking

The just-completed offseason program helped the Seahawks learn a few things about the team they expect to have in 2019.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

NFL teams up with NCAA for next round of safety improvements

The NFL is teaming up with the NCAA to make football safer. Two of the league’s top medical experts spent two days in Indianapolis sharing data from their research with …


Broncos to honor Pat Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen who died at age 75 last week. One way they won’t pay tribute, however, is by renaming …


QB Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons

Quarterback Josh McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 …


Beefed up and healthy, former WSU Cougar Hercules Mata’afa vies for Vikings’ spot

Mata’afa had quite a spring for the Minnesota Vikings. Now up to 275 pounds – 20 to 25 pounds heavier than he was a year ago when he tore his …


Importance of Father’s Day extends three generations in football-loving Kupp family

Cooper Kupp is worried about the health of his younger, stouter younger brother.


Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has busy break ahead before camp starts

Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24. He plans to start raising money for his family foundation and open …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks wrap up minicamp happy as clams, with none of the soap opera drama of 2018

“Let’s talk kickers,” gushed Pete Carroll, beginning his final press briefing of the Seahawks offseason on Thursday with unabashed enthusiasm over a mundane topic.


Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

The Minnesota Vikings have been adjusting to yet another system this spring, with Kevin Stefanski their fourth offensive coordinator in five seasons. What actually helps is that the veteran players …


What’s in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

NFL At 100: The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the “Steel Curtain” or “America’s Team.” And the NFL …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Pat Bowlen, the longtime Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died just under two …