Latest Football News

Ray Rice: 'I'm done with football,' talks domestic violence

Dec. 18, 2018 2:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs...

Rivera uncertain if he will shut down ailing QB Cam Newton

Dec. 18, 2018 2:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down quarterback Cam Newton for the season because of a sore right throwing shoulder. Rivera said Tuesday he plans to meet with Newton later in the week and figure out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state"...

Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors

Dec. 18, 2018 1:59 PM EST

Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome...

Panthers' Rivera says his future up to owner David Tepper

Dec. 18, 2018 12:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera says he wants to return to coach the Panthers next season. He is just not sure if he'll get that chance. Carolina is in the midst of a colossal collapse, losing six straight games following a 6-2 start. Rivera addressed questions about his job security Tuesday, saying "I...

Ohio takes on slumping San Diego State in Frisco Bowl

Dec. 18, 2018 12:32 PM EST

Frisco Bowl: San Diego St. (7-5) vs. Ohio (8-4), Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Ohio by 3. Series Record: First meeting WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio and San Diego State have gotten to their bowl on different streaks. The Bobcats of the MAC have won two in a row and five of their last six. They are also trying to win...

New normal: Most recruits choosing to sign in December

Dec. 18, 2018 11:45 AM EST

College football fans used to treat the first Wednesday of February like a virtual national holiday. Now that recruiting ritual and all the madness surrounding it has shifted to December. Most schools are signing nearly all their incoming recruits the week before Christmas. The arrival of an early signing period...

Saints keep finding ways to grind out wins, stay atop NFC

Dec. 18, 2018 3:47 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a night when the high-powered offense was stuck in neutral, the New Orleans Saints still found a way to grind out a 12-9 win over Carolina behind their ever-improving defense. That could bode well for these Saints (12-2) as they prepare to make a run at the Super Bowl. For years,...

League's most aggressive coach backs down at critical time

Dec. 18, 2018 2:15 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver's season on the brink and his job on the line. He backed down. Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6, Joseph...

Saints' D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers

Dec. 18, 2018 1:02 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league's top-scoring offenses, but lately it's the defense that's been carrying the NFL's most complete team. On a night when Brees and the offense couldn't get much going and made some uncharacteristic mistakes, New Orleans...

With division in hand, Bears going for first-round bye

Dec. 17, 2018 11:37 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy is saving the big celebrations for later. He opted instead to spend "quality time" at home with his four sons, ate sushi, consumed "one beverage" and kept his eyes on the prizes still out there after the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North. One he would love,...