NFL retirees file complaint against players, NFL

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While NFL owners and players appear to be inching toward a resolution of the league's long lockout, a group of retired players is clamoring to be more involved in the discussions. The group filed a class-action complaint against the owners and current players in federal court...

    NFL, players resume negotiations in Minneapolis

    Joined by a handful of owners and players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith resumed talks Thursday aimed at ending the lockout with a new collective bargaining agreement. The group met at a Minneapolis law firm with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan. The...

    NFL, NFLPA negotiators meeting in DC area

    NEW YORK – The NFL and its players were making progress in labor negotiations being held Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Maryland. A person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the two sides are headed in the right direction and that lawyers for the owners...
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    Burress leaves NY prison for uncertain NFL career

    ROME, N.Y. – Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was released from prison on Monday after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge and headed to Florida to be with his family as he contemplates his chances of playing again in the NFL. As he left Oneida Correctional Facility...
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    NFL, players start another day of mediation

    MINNEAPOLIS – NFL owners and players and their legal counsel have returned to court for another round of mediation. Commissioner Roger Goodell arrived Tuesday morning with other league leaders, and other owners entered the courthouse in separate small groups. Linebacker Mike Vrabel showed up...

    NFL draft starts with remembrance of storm victims

    Once NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned the devastating tornadoes that left a path of death and destruction across the Southeast, the horde of heckling fans fell silent. Joined on stage by Auburn star Cam Newton, Alabama standout Mark Ingram and their college coaches, Goodell began the...

    Goodell, NFL executives at mediator's office

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several league executives have arrived at the offices of federal mediator George Cohen. The NFL and the players' union agreed to a 24-hour extension of the current collective bargaining agreement, giving them all day Friday to work on a new deal — or perhaps...

    Key senator urges NFL to open its financial books

    The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee is urging NFL owners to open their financial books to the players union, arguing that will help resolve a labor dispute that is threatening next season's games. "Reluctantly, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to sort out this stalemate...

    Indiana lawmakers urge NFL, players to reach deal

    Lawmakers from Indiana, home of next season's Super Bowl, are urging the NFL and players union to avoid a work stoppage that would have a "devastating impact" on the state's economy. "We are especially troubled that a failure to complete a new agreement could lead to a work stoppage affecting...
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    Appeals court won't block 2 Vikings suspensions

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that it won't permanently block the NFL from suspending Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams for violating the league's anti-doping policy. Barring another appeal, the ruling appears to clear the way for the NFL to...

    AP-KN Poll: 18 NFL games fails to excite fans

    AP-KN Poll: 18 NFL games fails to excite fans AP – Thu Feb 3, 5:03 am ET AP DALLAS - Even though Americans like watching football far more than any other sport, they don't necessarily want a longer NFL season. Full Story » :dirol:

    How the poll on the NFL was conducted

    How the poll on the NFL was conducted AP – Thu Feb 3, 5:06 am ET The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll on NFL football was conducted Jan. 21-26, 2011 and is based on 1,125 interviews, including 482 NFL fans. Full Story » :dirol:

    NFL riding remarkable TV ratings into Super Bowl

    NEW YORK – To understand just how good the NFL's ratings have been this season — the best in about 15 years — it helps to take a moment and compare the league to the rest of TV. Games on CBS, Fox and NBC averaged 20 million viewers. The average for the prime-time programming on the four major...

    NFL commissioner: $1 salary if work stoppage

    NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will cut his salary to $1 if there is a work stoppage after the collective bargaining agreement expires in March. Goodell, who makes about $10 million a year including bonuses, said in a memo to his staff Wednesday that chief negotiator Jeff Pash will...
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    NFL=Unhappy NFL prods Toyota to edit TV ad

    The National Football League prodded Toyota Motor Corp to edit a television commercial, removing an image of a helmet-to-helmet tackle at a time when the effects of concussions have come under heavy scrutiny, representatives of both sides said. The Japanese automaker, one of the largest...

    NFL: Oakland 39, Denver 23

    NFL: Oakland 39, Denver 23 OAKLAND, Calif., -- Oakland's Jason Campbell found Marcel Reece on a 73-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter Sunday and the Raiders went on to best Denver 39-23. After Sebastian Janikowski put the Raiders ahead for good at 23-20 with a 47-yard field goal late in...
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    NFL concussion committee hears from helmet makers

    NEW YORK – Commissioner Roger Goodell was planning to briefly stop by the hotel where the NFL's head, neck and spine medical committee met Wednesday to hear from equipment makers, researchers, the military and NASCAR about how to improve helmet safety and cut down on concussions. Goodell wound...
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    NFL players adjust to crackdown on illegal hits

    Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith had Steelers receiver Hines Ward lined up, ready to deliver the big hit. Instead of going high, he went for Ward's legs. No fine or penalty for that one. It was the sort of play that, most Sundays, would have gone unnoticed, especially because Ward returned to the...
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    Lawyer: Sterger mulling NFL meeting

    Lawyer: Sterger mulling NFL meeting EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., -- The woman at the center of the Brett Favre "sexting" allegations is considering meeting with NFL investigators, her lawyer said Wednesday. New York attorney Joseph Conway said in an e-mail to the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press...
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    Commissioner warns of NFL suspensions

    Commissioner warns of NFL suspensions NEW YORK, -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told each of the league's 32 teams Wednesday that players who hit an opponent in the head would be subject to suspension. Various league officials had said during the past week that the NFL was going to...