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Football

Snickers upends iconic 'Brady Bunch' scene in Super Bowl ad teaser

Snickers upends iconic 'Brady Bunch' scene in Super Bowl ad teaserSnickers' Super Bowl ad is attempting to whet the appetites of "The Brady Bunch" fans with a teaser two weeks before the big game.
  • Football
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Sports

Rob Gronkowski's hilarious response to 'Deflate-Gate'

Rob Gronkowski's hilarious response to 'Deflate-Gate'The New England Patriots tight end poked fun at the NFL's investigation into whether the team deflated balls used in Sunday's 45-7 AFC Championship game win against the Indianapolis Colts, posting a photo on Twitter of himself spiking the ball after a touchdown.
  • Sports
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Football

Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC titleThe Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England.
  • Football
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Football

Patriots beat Colts 45-7, will play Seattle in Super Bowl

Patriots beat Colts 45-7, will play Seattle in Super BowlThe Patriots won their eighth AFC championship - their sixth under Brady and coach Bill Belichick. They will play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 1.
  • Football
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Football

With NFL talk buzzing, Cardale Jones says he's 'not ready'

With NFL talk buzzing, Cardale Jones says he's 'not ready'Jones said that he's not ready for the NFL. But after just three college starts, the 22-year-old, third-year sophomore is in a unique position. Should he stay or should he go?
  • Football
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Football

John Elway wants Peyton Manning back with the Denver Broncos

John Elway wants Peyton Manning back with the Denver BroncosElway declined to speculate about Manning's health, and if he believes Manning's body will hold up in 2015.
  • Football
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

12-year-old wrote letter to each NFL team, only one responded

12-year-old wrote letter to each NFL team, only one respondedWhen Heather Pope's son Cade was home sick from school the week before Christmas, he was "kind of bored" and "needed something to occupy his time," so he asked his parents if he could write to every professional football team.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Indiana

Ind. girl proves football isn't just for boys

Ind. girl proves football isn't just for boysFourteen-year-old Renee Sisloff--a talented young athlete who in 2014 didn't know her passion for soccer would lead her towards a whole new goal.
  • Indiana
  • 4 weeks ago
Football

Tuesday's bowls: Music City, Belk, Foster Farms

Tuesday's bowls: Music City, Belk, Foster FarmsPreviewing Tuesday's bowl games
  • Football
  • 1 month ago
Football

Manziel fears looking 'like a jackass'

Manziel fears looking 'like a jackass'The Browns drafted Manziel in the first round with the hope he would develop into their future quarterback. But his offseason behavior raised immediate questions about his commitment, and when Manziel was on the field he looked overwhelmed and unprepared.
  • Football
  • 1 month ago
Football

Behind the most powerful college football booster

Behind the most powerful college football boosterKnight, with apologies to T. Boone Pickens at Oklahoma State, has become the most impactful booster in college sports.
  • Football
  • 1 month ago
Football

Jets fire coach Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik

Jets fire coach Rex Ryan, GM John IdzikJohnson fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik on Monday, one day after completing one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.
  • Football
  • 1 month ago
Football

Newton: Fans 'classless' for cheering when Manziel injured

Newton: Fans 'classless' for cheering when Manziel injured"I was saddened to see the crowd's response to when he got hurt," Newton said. "It was classless. Anytime when a person gets hurt you don't celebrate. I have had that done in my career and it just takes the integrity out of the game."
  • Football
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Football

Ole Miss QB signee Chad Kelly arrested after scuffle with police

Ole Miss QB signee Chad Kelly arrested after scuffle with policeBack home in his native Buffalo, Kelly was arrested early Sunday morning after fighting with bouncers at a local watering hole and later scuffling with police, reports the Buffalo News.
  • Football
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Football

Holliman named AFCA All-American

Holliman named AFCA All-AmericanA native of Miami, Fla., Holliman is the first Cardinal since Elvis Dumervil in 2005 to be named to the AFCA squad.
  • Football
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Football

Holliman Named First Team Associated Press All-American

Holliman Named First Team Associated Press All-AmericanA native of Miami, Fla., Holliman is the first Cardinal since Elvis Dumervil in 2005 to be named to an Associated Press All-America squad.
  • Football
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Arrest made in fatal shooting of Auburn's Jakell Mitchell

Arrest made in fatal shooting of Auburn's Jakell MitchellAuburn Police, along with the Tallapoosa County Sheriff Department and Jackson Gap Police, arrested Markale Deandra Hart, 22, of Camp Hill, Ala., on felony murder charges.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Football

Washington's Shaq Thompson wins Hornung Award

Washington's Shaq Thompson wins Hornung AwardAt 6-foot-1 and 228 pounds, Thompson shares the national lead for fumble recoveries with four, three of which he returned for scores. He also tallied 71 tackles on defense, one interception for a touchdown and a sack. Offensively, Thompson rushed 61 times for 456...
  • Football
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Football

Louisville's Gerod Holliman wins Jim Thorpe Award

Louisville's Gerod Holliman wins Jim Thorpe AwardHolliman had a Football Bowl Subdivison-best 14 interceptions this season, trying the NCAA record. He also had 37 tackles as part of a Cardinals' defense that ranked sixth in the FBS total defense.
  • Football
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sports

Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges in New Orleans

Darren Sharper indicted on rape charges in New OrleansAlleged accomplices, Erik Nunez and St. Bernard Parish deputy Brandon Licciardi, were also indicted by the grand jury.
  • Sports
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
High School

Trinity, DeSales bring home state championship trophies

Trinity, DeSales bring home state championship trophiesTwo Louisville high school football teams celebrated state titles Thursday morning, one boasting 11 titles in the last 15 seasons, another reacting to its first back-to-back win in the school's history.
  • High School
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Football

Panthers' Cam Newton discharged from hospital

Panthers' Cam Newton discharged from hospitalDayton said Wednesday that Newton was thankful for the care he received and is stiff and sore, but otherwise in good spirits. Newton left the hospital with his family and will stay with them while recuperating. He will not be at the team's facility Wednesday.
  • Football
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Football

Football coach paralyzed at end-of-season celebration

Football coach paralyzed at end-of-season celebrationOne minute, a Union City Football coach was smiling and celebrating with his team. An instant later, he was facing the reality of being paralyzed for life.
  • Football
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Football

Fans line up for tickets as Cards prepare for Belk Bowl

Fans line up for tickets as Cards prepare for Belk BowlTickets for the University of Louisville's bowl game went on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, and by 9:20 this morning Charlie Will was at the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium ticket making plans for Dec. 30.
  • Football
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Football

Search on for missing Ohio State football player

Search on for missing Ohio State football playerOhio State University football player Kosta Karageorge left his apartment about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to his family. His sister Sophia told the Columbus Dispatch that his roommate said that he left to take a walk.
  • Football
  • 2 months ago
Football

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of 2014 season

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of 2014 seasonThe NFL Players Association quickly announced it will appeal the decision and demand a neutral arbitrator — not Goodell — to hear the appeal, accusing an unnamed league executive of telling Peterson his nine weeks on the exempt list would be considered time served.
  • Football
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Football

UofL receiver James Quick suspended for unspecified violation

UofL receiver James Quick suspended for unspecified violationUniversity of Louisville receiver James Quick has been suspended from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.
  • Football
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago