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49ers lament missed opportunities in tight loss to Rams

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco's previously dormant offense woke up with five touchdowns, 421 yards and more than enough big plays to win a game....

Rams use big offensive night to beat 49ers 41-39

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Coach Sean McVay walked into the postgame news conference and immediately asked, "Anyone have a beer?"...

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

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BOSTON (AP) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team for hiding the true dangers of the sport....

The Latest: Hernandez's daughter suing NFL, Patriots
BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on deceased NFL star Aaron Hernandez being diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (all times local):...

Report: NFL players ask league to support campaign
A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform....

FANTASY PLAYS: Play matchups, manage injuries for Week 3

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As fantasy players look to set their Week 3 lineups, some will be scrambling to find a replacement for Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and others will have to monitor injuries to Bears running back Jordan Howard and Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Managing injuries is an unfortunate part of playing fantasy football, but here are some suggestions that'll help you decide who to start in Week 3....

Chiefs' Kareem Hunt has clear request: 'Stop sleeping on me'

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs thought enough of Kareem Hunt that they traded up to grab the record-setting running back from Toledo late in the third round of April's draft....

Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."...

Vikings QB uncertainty: Bradford says knee is 'better'
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford says his left knee is feeling better this week, raising the possibility he'll return from injury after only a one-game absence....

DeMaurice Smith re-elected as head of NFL players' union

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DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote....