| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
1. Should the Dolphins have Tony Gonzalez on speed dial? Just for the prayer he'd pick up the phone? He's the big, productive tight end this offense needs. He's retired and on TV this fall, but admitted to Newsday about returning: "The temptation would be...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is slated to stand trial in the Odin Lloyd murder case in January 2015.
At a hearing Tuesday, Fall River Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh set a date of Jan. 9 for jury selection to begin, scheduling the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Josh Sweat's days as a man of mystery on area high school football fields didn't last long. He was destined to be noticed.
Sweat opened last season on ESPNU in Oscar Smith High's 42-2 win against Lake Taylor as an imposing unknown towering on the edge...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Unlike Steve Almond and Mark Edmundson, the authors of two terrific new books on football, I did not grow up with a father who loved the sport.
My father thinks football is commercialized barbarism — 22 oversized idiots plowing into one another,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:22 PM
— These are always the best stories because you never know where they're coming from or who they will be, only that they are a constant from year to year, decade to decade.
NFL training camp surprises dazzle. They capture minds, making it easier...
| May 5, 2014
Penn State coach James Franklin opened the Coaches Caravan last week by delivering this challenge to his players: We expect you to graduate in 3.5 years. The proclamation continued Franklin's approach for setting high public bars with regard to his......
| Dec 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
There may be no sadder injury in sports than one to a senior college football player who is also an NFL prospect.
Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner, who will miss Wednesday’s Rose Bowl with a torn pectoral muscle, stood to the side Sunday...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
INDIANAPOLIS--Academic ineligibility prevented former Simeon standout Zach Moore from playing big-time college football. So the Concordia-St. Paul defensive end is savoring his scouting combine experience as he looks forward to competing at the sport&...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:21 PM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — It was one of the biggest, and perhaps the most quickly forgotten, interceptions in NFL playoff history.
When Seattle's Richard Sherman tipped away a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree in the NFC...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Even before Ray Rice's issues in Atlantic City over the weekend, the Ravens' top decision makers had discussed the need to add another running back.
In an interview with The Baltimore Sun at last month's Senior Bowl, Ravens assistant general manager...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:29 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Sam stepped onto stage and looked into what might have been the largest media gathering in the history of the NFL scouting combine. Hundreds of reporters clustered in, and there were three rows of TV and video cameras.