Stories by Barry Wilner

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Falcons rally past Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Julio Jones caught a perfect 37-yard pass from Matt Ryan, setting up Devonta Freeman's 2-yard touchdown run with 1:14 remaining, lifting the Atlanta Falcons past the New ...
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Patriots prevail in season opener

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, three to favorite target Rob Gronkowski, and Super Bowl champion New England beat Pittsburgh 28-21 in the NFL's season opener Thursday night.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brady's suspension upheld

NEW YORK - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, July 27, 2015

NFL close to new inspection rules for footballs

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cotto easily retains title

NEW YORK - Miguel Cotto didn't quite break into New York, New York after one of his most powerful showings in the city that never sleeps.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lightning advance to Stanley Cup Finals

NEW YORK -The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third consecutive game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern ...
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Los Angeles might have NFL team by 2016

SAN FRANCISCO - Los Angeles might be in the NFL's future sooner than anyone thought.  The NFL could approve a team move to Los Angeles by the end of the year, with a club playing in the area ...
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pair of quarterbacks head to contrasting situations

CHICAGO - Quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Brett Hundley found their way into the NFL on Day 3 of the draft Saturday - heading to entirely different circumstances.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Winston, Mariota go 1-2 in the NFL Draft

CHICAGO - The Tampa Bay Bucs took signal caller Jameis Winston, of Florida State, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2013, with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. 
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Background checks on draftees take on increased importance

The pressure for the upcoming NFL Draft is as much on team decision makers as it is on the players hoping to build a career in professional football.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, March 23, 2015

NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

PHOENIX - The NFL said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing television blackout policy for the preseason and regular season.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sam among veterans considering spot in NFL during combine

TEMPE, Ariz. - The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others.
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Free agency's first week was full of surprises

NEW YORK - Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL's business season would be wild.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cowboys' Murray signs with Eagles

Look who's running to paydirt as free agents: DeMarco Murray, Justin Forsett and Ryan Mathews.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blockbuster trades steal thunder from first day of NFL free agency

Monster deals sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free-agent signings.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Even at 37, Tom Brady sets his sights on more rings

PHOENIX - Tom Brady knows what's next: more Super Bowl wins. At least he hopes so.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Patriots win Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson's pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, helping the New England Patriots hold on to beat ...
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Facebook hub is all over the Super Bowl

PHOENIX - As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl - a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Patriots take air out of controversy

PHOENIX- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl Media Day and, well, deflated it.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Patriots' owner calls on NFL to apologize

CHANDLER, Ariz. - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules.
By Barry Wilner
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