Stories 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

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 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

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

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

League still 'awaiting findings' in tampering case

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 ...
By Barry Wilner

Report: NFL found 11 footballs were not properly inflated

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game is ongoing.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Seahawks have issues to resolve

SEATTLE - Now that they've pulled off a comeback for the ages, the Seattle Seahawks must recognize how fortunate they are to be in a second Super Bowl.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

Seahawks rally to stun Packers in OT for NFC title

SEATTLE - Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Seattle's Wagner and Green Bay's Matthews are key figures

The performances of Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner and Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews on Sunday will go a long way toward determining which team goes to the Super Bowl.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

NFL's four finalists have rebounded from so-so starts

It's been a long and winding road to the conference title games for New England, Seattle, Green Bay and Indianapolis.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Match-ups are season do-over

You again. Remember, New England routed Indianapolis 42-20 and Seattle romped over Green Bay 36-16 to open the season.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Reversed call aids Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Hobbled but happy, Aaron Rodgers might have felt a bit lucky, too. No matter: The All-Pro quarterback and his Green Bay Packers are one step away from the Super Bowl.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

NFL gets mixed reviews in Rice report

NEW YORK - The NFL failed to investigate the Ray Rice case properly, former FBI director Robert S. Mueller said in a report that also said he found no evidence the league received a video of the ...
By Barry Wilner

Ice Bowl players haven't forgotten the cold

In the history of NFL games, none stands out for the brutal conditions in which it was played like the NFC championship on the last day of 1967.
By Barry Wilner
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