NFL football

May 26, 2017 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. The suit sought class...
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A police officer carries a floral tribute close to the Manchester Arena, the morning after a suicide bomber killed more than a dozen people as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester England Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 8:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer. The City Council Budget Committee on Tuesday approved a $1 million donation by the World Series...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates his interception with a "bow and arrow," gesture during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Landover, Md. The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 23, 2017 - 6:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance parties. "I always planned...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2000, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy (96) celebrates Seattle's 27-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders in an NFL football game in Seattle. The Orlando Police Department confirmed that Kennedy was found dead Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Orlando. (AP Photo/Cheryl Hatch, File)
May 23, 2017 - 6:12 pm
Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career. And yet what Kennedy accomplished as a player with the Seattle Seahawks — which was good enough for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame —...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2000, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy (96) celebrates Seattle's 27-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders in an NFL football game in Seattle. The Orlando Police Department confirmed that Kennedy was found dead Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Orlando. (AP Photo/Cheryl Hatch, File)
May 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died in Orlando. Police say the 48-year-old former Seattle Seahawks star was found dead on Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio said the circumstances surrounding his death are still...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 1983, file photo, Washington Redskins get together in the end zone to do their trademark high five to celebrate the first half touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl inPasadena, Calif. Jubilant Redskins include, from left, Rick Walker (88), Charlie Brown (87), Otis Wonsley (39), Virgil Seay (80) and Alvin Garrett (89). The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. (AP Photo)
May 23, 2017 - 1:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL wants to put some flair back into touchdown celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop,celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. In an email from Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to fans in an effort to deliver "a more exciting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stands for the singing of the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. Zimmer will be taking some time away from the team to recover from multiple eye surgeries. The Vikings say Zimmer is expected to return “in a few weeks.” Zimmer has undergone eight surgeries on his right eye, where he suffered a detached retina, since Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
May 22, 2017 - 4:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally relented, taking some time away from the team to allow his right eye a proper recovery from his latest surgery. Better in the spring than during the fall, he realized. As Zimmer departed Monday for some rest and relaxation at his...
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May 22, 2017 - 10:34 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking some time away from the team to recover from multiple eye surgeries. The Vikings say Zimmer is expected to return "in a few weeks." Zimmer has undergone eight surgeries on his right eye, where he suffered a detached retina, since...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives between Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) and guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
May 20, 2017 - 8:41 am
BOSTON (AP) — An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. "I believe we've got another level, as well," he said after Cleveland...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:52 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will serve as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick spent the last two seasons with the New York Jets, who allowed the quarterback's contract to expire in...
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