| May 8, 2014
| 7:54 PM
NEW YORK — Blake Bortles is used to exceeding expectations, but even the former UCF quarterback was surprised when his phone rang after the first pick in the NFL Draft was announced Thursday night.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were calling, and...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:14 AM
As Ha Ha Clinton-Dix took the stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall a few weeks ago to shake hands with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, best friend Dee Hart was right there in his best friend’s cheering section.
Hart was happy for his...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Fresh off lots of bad publicity about football players sustaining damaging concussions, the National Football League is turning to the one person who might be able to help: Mom.
The NFL Foundation is hosting a camp for mothers to explain the dangers...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s idea of expanding Soldier Field was met with questions Wednesday about how the city would pay for added seats and whether it’s a prudent move given the city’s shaky finances.
The administration’s stadium...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field.
The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which owns the stadium, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid.
| May 22, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Politicians continue to weigh in on the appropriateness of Redskins as the name for Washington’s NFL team.
Fifty U.S. senators have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to support a name change for the Redskins, calling supporters of the...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:03 PM
His name was Billy Woods, Seaman 2nd Class William Anthony Woods, and he left William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens to join the U.S. Navy. He was aboard the USS Arizona at 7:48 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese began their stunning air assault...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Now that the NBA is addressing ownership problems that fester behind closed doors, will the NFL step up to deal with a problem in plain sight?
After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver determined that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was the voice on the audio...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Great NFL Sideline Rebellion of 2014 strikes again.
A former professional cheerleader for the New York Jets filed a wage-theft lawsuit against the team Tuesday, making the Jets the fourth NFL team this year to be sued by cheerleaders for allegedly...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Colts defensive end Robert Mathis admits he failed to follow protocol when he didn't check to see if a fertility drug he was prescribed violated the NFL's ban on performance-enhancing substances.
Mathis, who led the NFL with 19-1/2 sacks last season,...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Now that Ray Rice has held a widely criticized news conference Friday that included some awkward, off-the-cuff moments and no public apology to his wife, just months after their physical altercation at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino, the Ravens' star...