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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Atlanta quarterback downplays reason for off-season workouts

Matt Ryan insists his motivation for a full schedule of off-season work has nothing to do with his disappointing 2015.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Manning, Spurrier could go in College Hall of Fame together

Peyton Manning and his old college football nemesis, Steve Spurrier, could enter the Hall of Fame at the same time.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Atlanta takes Super Bowl scam

Atlanta was the latest mark in this hugely profitable shell game run by the NFL and its billionaire owners.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ravens punished for violating labor agreement

The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited one week of offseason practices for violating the labor agreement on such workouts.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Patriots ask federal appeals court to rehear case

The New England Patriots have asked a federal appeals court in New York City to rehear the "Deflategate" case.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Former NFL defensive end Smith had CTE

Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.

Atlanta gets Super Bowl again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.
By Steve Reed

Beasley accepting responsibility of learning dual role

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley Jr. is learning a new position for his second season with the Atlanta Falcons.
By Charles Odum

Monday, May 23, 2016

NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries, report says

WASHINGTON - National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report ...
By Andrew Taylor

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

NFL returns money to government

The NFL is returning more than $700,000 of taxpayers' money that was paid to teams for sponsored military tributes.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SEC to have officials at headquarters to help with replays

The Southeastern Conference will have officials at headquarters helping with instant replay rulings during the upcoming football season.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ex-Blackville-Hilda star Brown inducted into SC Hall of Fame

COLUMBIA - Three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Brown couldn't help but smile after once again proving doubters wrong.
By Pete Iacobelli

New stadium back on schedule, Blank says

ATLANTA - As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is back on schedule to ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, May 13, 2016

Richt wishes Georgia well during his stop in Atlanta

Miami coach Mark Richt says he wishes nothing but the best for Georgia.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

UAB football player fighting for life after shooting

Alabama-Birmingham coach Bill Clark said Saturday that running back Greg Bryant is "still fighting for his life" after the player was shot in South Florida.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Manziel's first hearing is Thursday

Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond of $1,500 in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cook, Billings finally come off the board

CHICAGO - Connor Cook is the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history. Andrew Billings is coming off a dominant season on Baylor's defensive line. It didn't mean very much in the NFL Draft.
By Jay Cohen

Falcons add another piece to defense on final day of NFL Draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - For the second consecutive year, defense was the early priority in the NFL draft for coach Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons. 
By Charles Odum

Michaux: Hometown shows appreciation for Velasco

Backup offensive linemen don't generally get a lot of days named in their honor. Fernando Velasco, however, is so much more than a backup offensive lineman to the folks in Jefferson County.
By Scott Michaux

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