Stories by Barry Wilner

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Goodell disagrees with Kaepernick's choice, but won't step in

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disagrees with Colin Kaepernick's choice to kneel during the national anthem, but recognizes the quarterback's right to protest.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Harrison, Matthews, Peppers meet with NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to ...
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

Emotional Favre leads pack of new Hall of Fame inductees

CANTON, Ohio - They came in No. 4 jerseys and wearing cheeseheads. They chanted "Go Pack Go." It was Lambeau Field transported to Ohio, and only one man could have caused it. Brett Favre, welcome ...
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Favre amazed to be going into hall

Brett Favre's still not sure he belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which he will enter Saturday.
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Beef' relishing newfound popularity

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Andrew Johnston already has had a busy few days in the New York area. You know, pastrami at Katz's Deli, sampling burgers throughout Manhattan, and getting a taste of the fare ...
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Legendary defensive coach Ryan dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, ...
By Barry Wilner

Monday, June 13, 2016

Arum believes Lomachenko could be boxing's next superstar

NEW YORK - As a promoter, Bob Arum is paid to pump up his clients. Hyperbole is a staple of his repertoire. Yet, judging by the performances of junior lightweight Vasyl Lomachenko, particularly in ...
By Barry Wilner

Monday, May 23, 2016

Still plenty of air in 'Deflategate' court case

NEW YORK - Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them Monday that the principle at stake is not just a silly dispute over ...
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NFL will give ejection rule a one-year trial

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The NFL is putting some bite in its on-field discipline. NFL owners Wednesday approved as a one-year trial ejecting a player who draws two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties from ...
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Chop blocks are eliminated by NFL

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The chop block has been entirely outlawed from NFL games, and extra-point kicks snapped from the 15-yard line are now permanent.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, March 21, 2016

NFL competition committee trying to clarify catch rule

Even though NFL owners won't vote on any proposals regarding what constitutes a reception in their games, competition committee co-chairman Rich McKay and officiating director Dean Blandino spent ...
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Broncos ride defense to Super Bowl title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title.
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Star QBs hope to strike gold in Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal with the dynamic defenses ...
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

With Super Bowl Bay Area return, much changed 31 years later

SAN FRANCISCO - They're here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern Califor­nia's first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Newton, Carolina's 'D' too much for Arizona

Superman to the Super Bowl: Cam Newton leads Panthers over Cardinals 49-15 for NFC title and second trip to Super Bowl. Carolina will face Peyton Manning and Denver for the NFL championship in two ...
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Newton, Palmer make conference title game debuts

Arizona QB Carson Palmer, in his 13th season, and Carolina QB Cam Newton, in his fifth, are newbies at conference title games.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Panthers thwart Seahawks rally, advance to NFC title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers built a 31-point halftime lead before barely holding off Seattle's relentless comeback, beating the Seahawks 31-24 Sunday to advance to the NFC Championship ...
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Wild cards are getting a lot of love this postseason

It looks like it's a good year to be a wild card in the NFL playoffs.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Seahawks' loss is a head-scratcher

Just when you thought it was safe to look toward the playoffs, Week 16 of the NFL schedule threw a bunch of stuff out of kilter.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Jets make Patriots pay for overtime gamble

Eric Decker's 6-yard touchdown catch on the first drive of overtime - after New England stunningly chose to kick off - lifted the Jets to a 26-20 victory Sunday that put New York in position to ...
By Barry Wilner
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