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Cowboys' Spillman probed for alleged sex assault

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month....

NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games....

Jaguars: Suspended Blackmon 'doing very well'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has checked into a voluntary treatment program and seems to be doing well....

Quarterback dilemma for Vikings vs Packers

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You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma....

Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen....

Top 3 remain the same in AP Pro32 rankings
NEW YORK (AP) -- There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings....

FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves....

NFL has laundry list of verboten celebrations

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Dancing Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the group high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today's NFL....

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception....

Penalty on Chiefs player ignites social media

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Husain Abdullah knew before he even reached the end zone Monday night that he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 victory over New England....