Latest National Football League News

Serena Williams hosts an ESPY awards show celebrating landmark year for women's sports

Jul. 12, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Led by host Serena Williams, The ESPYS celebrated a landmark year for women's sports, with Simone Biles, A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark, Dawn Staley and JuJu Watkins among the honorees on Thursday night. Staley, coach of the national champion South Carolina women’s...

Longtime NFL assistant coach and defensive mastermind Monte Kiffin dies at age 84

Jul. 11, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Monte Kiffin, the longtime NFL and college assistant coach whose Tampa Bay defenses routinely ranked among the league’s best, died Thursday. He was 84. One of the architects of the ultra successful Tampa 2 defensive scheme, Kiffin spent 13 seasons as defensive...

Bill Belichick joining 'Inside the NFL' for upcoming season

Jul. 11, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Belichick has added a second media job for the upcoming season. The CW Network announced Thursday that Belichick will be one of the analysts on “Inside the NFL.” Belichick, who coached the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl titles during his 24 years...

Here's what you need to know about the NBA's upcoming 11-year, $76 billion media rights deal

Jul. 11, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

The NBA might not be happy with the NFL making Christmas Day a regular part of its schedule. However, its new media rights deals nearly put the two leagues in the same economic arena. The NBA's 11-year, $76 billion contract package would kick in with the 2025-26 season. The deal is...

Colombia beats Uruguay 1-0 and will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in Copa America final

Jul. 11, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Colombia is headed to the Copa America championship game for the first time in 23 years after a contentious win over Uruguay in which it played the second half a man short and players brawled with fans in the stands following the final whistle. Jefferson...

NFL suspends Steelers CB Cam Sutton for 8 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy

Jul. 08, 2024 16:37 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL suspends Steelers CB Cam Sutton for 8 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

NFL suspends veteran safety Tashaun Gipson 6 games for performance-enhancing drug use

Jul. 02, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

Veteran safety Tashaun Gipson has been suspended by the NFL for the first six games of the 2024 season for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL announced Gipson’s suspension Tuesday. Gipson, who turns 34 on Aug. 7, is a free agent and...

CONMEBOL assures Hard Rock Stadium's surface will be in 'excellent condition' for Copa America final

Jul. 01, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — South American soccer's governing body maintained that the Hard Rock Stadium's playing surface will be in great shape for the Copa America final on July 14 amid complaints during the group stage about grass at other fields used for the tournament. The grass surface at...

Hurdler Alaysha Johnson earns spot to Paris Games wearing borrowed spikes and uniform she designed

Jul. 01, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Alaysha Johnson ran in shoes she borrowed from a fellow hurdler and in a uniform she designed herself. Both fast and fashion-forward. The 100-meter hurdler earned a spot to the Paris Games with a second-place finish in a competitive field at the...

So long to the NHL's centralized draft, with the league planning to do it remotely next year

Jun. 29, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — So long, Sphere. And say goodbye to the NHL’s centralized draft — for now, at least. The league is planning to shift from its current setup, in which team executives and scouts are all gathered on the floor of a venue to make their selections, to doing so...