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Alliance football league moves title game to Frisco, Texas

Mar. 20, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

The Alliance of American Football is moving its championship game from Las Vegas to Frisco, Texas. The new eight-team spring league, which plays its seventh set of games this weekend, said Wednesday that the April 27 title match will switch to The Ford Center at the Star, which is owned by Jerry Jones and the...

Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis

Mar. 17, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

Johnny Football is heading to Memphis to resume his football career. Johnny Manziel signed with the Alliance of American Football on Saturday night and will join the Memphis Express. The quarterback's rights belonged to San Antonio of the spring league, but that team declined to sign him and Manziel then was free...

5 games in, here's what we know about Alliance football

Mar. 15, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

So what do we know about the Alliance of American Football five weeks into its 10-week regular season? First off, there's apparently an appetite for spring professional football. Although the quality of play, particularly on offense, doesn't approach the NFL — nobody said it would, of course — this...

Alliance seeks and finds new partners in commercial world

Mar. 2, 2019 2:36 AM EST

It's too early to tell what impact the Alliance of American Football will have on the sport itself. After all, this is its fourth weekend of games. Away from the field, with an infusion of backing to the tune of $250 million from Tom Dundon, owner of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, the AAF is finding its footing....

New Atlanta football team: no wins, lots of coaching changes

Feb. 25, 2019 7:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The new Alliance of American Football's Atlanta Legends are winless after three games and last in the league in scoring. Put some of the blame on a coaching staff that keeps changing. The upheaval began before the season. Coach Brad Childress left in January . Offensive coordinator Michael...

Hurricanes owner Dundon invests $250 million in Alliance

Feb. 19, 2019 4:51 PM EST

Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is investing $250 million in the Alliance of American Football. Dundon also will serve as chairman of the fledgling eight-team league that began play on Feb. 9. His involvement came together in a matter of days last week, according to Dundon and Alliance co-founder Charlie...

Pro football returns to San Diego, along with tailgating

Feb. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two years after the Chargers left their home of 56 seasons, pro football returned to San Diego on a cold, rainy winter Sunday, with a different dynamic mixed in with a beloved local tradition. On the field at SDCCU Stadium, the San Diego Fleet of the new Alliance of American Football,...

With Martz in charge, pro football returns to San Diego

Feb. 15, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 51 years ago, Mike Martz took his future wife, Julie, on their first date to watch Don Coryell's San Diego State Aztecs at what was then called San Diego Stadium. "I can't tell you what section. It was behind the Aztecs' bench on the 50-yard line, about halfway up the stands on the...

AP source: Alliance had conversation with Kaepernick

Feb. 14, 2019 7:20 PM EST

A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league. But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend. The person...

Column: Alliance provides entertainment, intrigue in Week 1

Feb. 11, 2019 9:43 PM EST

There clearly is an appetite in America for more football. Why else would the NFL combine, draft and minicamps get almost as much attention as regular-season or even playoff games in other sports? There also is quite the gridiron void once the Super Bowl is over and the next NFL contests to pay attention to...