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Packers ride Rodgers' hot start to 21-16 win over Vikings

Sep. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That's it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. "The biggest thing is that we're 2-0," he said. "I know we owe a lot of that to our defense and...

The Latest: Rams DL Donald returns after back injury

Sep. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL Week 2 (all times EDT): 5:50 p.m. Aaron Donald has returned to the game for the Los Angeles Rams after briefly going to the locker room because of a back injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year came back on the field late in the second quarter against the Saints. Los Angeles leads...

SoFi Stadium: Naming rights sold for Los Angeles' new arena

Sep. 15, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — SoFi Stadium is the name of the palatial new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. The growing personal finance company formally known as Social Finance has reached a 20-year agreement for the naming rights to the multibillion-dollar stadium complex in Inglewood,...

Officiating woes are not monopolized by NFL

Sep. 14, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

While Saints fans must be feeling picked on as NFL game officials made another error that damaged them in the opener, it must be noted that pro football hardly has a monopoly on officiating problems. Yes, things have gotten murky in that area in the NFL, so much so that pass interference now can be challenged by...

Daughters dispute Pat Bowlen's trust, risking disinheritance

Sep. 13, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Pat Bowlen's two oldest daughters have put themselves at risk of being disinherited by challenging their late father's trust, which is in charge of selecting the next controlling owner of the Denver Broncos, a franchise valued at more than $2.5 billion. Beth Wallace and Amie Klemmer...

NFL At 100: League is all in on the action of sports betting

Sep. 13, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Roxy Roxborough set the lines for the big Las Vegas sports books in the '80s and '90s, he was also working behind the scenes to help the head of the NFL's security team keep a close eye on point spreads that moved suddenly for suspicious reasons. He remembers a few, like when Dan...

Patriots' Brown practices, status for Sunday's game unclear

Sep. 11, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. Before the practice session, coach Bill Belichick declined to answer...

'Nola No-call' lawsuit is no more; fan drops his fight

Sep. 9, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney and New Orleans Saints fan said Monday he will go no further with his court fight against the NFL over game officials' failure to call an obvious penalty at a crucial point in a January playoff game. The no-call helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the Saints and advance to the...

Call NFL preseason games what they are: exhibitions

Sep. 7, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when NFL games played in August were called exactly what they are: exhibitions. In recent years, the league has stuck to describing them as being part of the preseason. What they need to be is extinct. Well, that might be a bit overstated: There actually are reasons to play...

Louisiana high court rejects 'NOLA No-Call' suit against NFL

Sep. 6, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit against the NFL and game officials over the failure to call a crucial penalty against the Los Angeles Rams in a January playoff game was dismissed Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The ruling appeared to be a death blow to the last remaining...