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UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

The key to each NFL team’s training camp

The agonizingly long time without pro football will end this week as NFL teams report to training camp. Here’s a brief look at what each team is facing. The reporting …


6 Broncos offensive players coming back from injuries

The Denver Broncos’ new offense features a half-dozen players coming off injuries that cut short their 2018 seasons. One is right guard Ronald Lear, who says he realized during his …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The NFL will not suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill under its personal conduct policy. The league had been investigating his involvement in a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old …


Emmanuel Sanders, Phillip Lindsay shine, Todd Davis hurt at Broncos camp opener

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and running back Phillip Lindsay provided the good vibes when the Denver Broncos opened their first training camp under new coach Vic Fangio. Sanders and Jones …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

State court suit over ‘no-call’ can proceed against NFL

A Louisiana judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the NFL over the blown playoff “no-call” that led to the Rams beating the Saints and advancing to the Super …


Broncos out to forge new identity following owner’s death

Broncos CEO and president Joe Ellis says he no longer is running the team as he felt owner Pat Bowlen would have wanted. Ellis said it’s time to forge a …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Matt Calkins: NFL’s latest 18-game/16-week proposal an interesting idea, but not realistic

If you don’t have a team, or particularly care about any teams, the NFL may have just come up with its best idea of the 21st century.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

In a break from tradition, Seahawks rookies are reporting a week ahead of the veterans

For the first time in the Pete Carroll era, the Seahawks will have their rookies report for training camp at the earliest permissible date – which for Seattle is Wednesday.


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, 7:59 p.m.

Prep notebook: All-state softball teams named; East-West football game Friday

The Washington State Softball Coaches Association announced its selections for 2019 All-State Softball Teams earlier this week; East-West football on Friday.


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: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

At Spokane watch party, ‘no doubt’ of victory in Women’s World Cup Final

Soccer fans filled Geno’s in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood bright and early Sunday to watch the American team play in the Women’s World Cup Final. The crowd of about 80 was …


Helmet maker rounds out football portfolio with new headgear

The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football.


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 …


XFL’s plans for upcoming season starting to take shape

Oliver Luck’s first year as the XFL’s commissioner has mostly been confined to the office and getting the league’s framework set up. The next couple months are what Luck refers …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …