Mission for ex-Jets star Lyons is granting ill kids' wishes

Marty Lyons pauses, fights back tears and clears his throat nearly every time he mentions the children who are no longer here.

Steelers have found ways to slow down Ravens' Jackson

November 24, 2020
Lamar Jackson's energy is palpable.

Chiefs aim for payback for Raiders' victory lap on Sunday

November 18, 2020
It takes a lot to get Big Red to turn red.
Nfl
July 13
Jason Wright

Washington Football Team's new nickname won't include any Indian imagery

The move poses a stark contrast to the team's rhetoric in previous years, when owner Daniel Snyder insisted the team would "never" change its name.
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June 9
Green Bay Packers’ Jordan Love runs a drill during minicamp.

Love struggles, teammates talk. It's everything Rodgers could want.

Reports suggest things weren't pretty during the first day of minicamp Tuesday, while two of Aaron Rodgers' most prominent Packers teammates talked about missing him.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) and s running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated a defensive turnover at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday Septem
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June 8
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t report to training camp on Tuesday.

Rodgers a no-show at Packers training camp. What happens now?

Aaron Rodgers failed to appear for a mandatory minicamp, upping the ante on his dispute with the team. He faces a fine in the $100,000 range for his decision.
Nfl
May 3
The Bears went big (and maybe desperate) by trading up to draft Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

Too early for grades, but here's what to like (and dislike) about the draft

On the NFL: Some of us would have enjoyed high school math much more if the grading had been as gentle as the ones that are usually handed out after the NFL draft.
Nfl
April 30
Aaron Rodgers remains offended enough by the Packers’ drafting of a quarterback in the first round of the 2020 draft that he wants to leave the team

Souhan: If Rodgers leaves Packers, everything changes in NFC North

The Packers may have unintentionally sabotaged a championship-caliber team with their handling of Aaron Rodgers and drafting of Jordan Love.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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April 30
Trey Lance with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday night at the NFL draft in Cleveland.

49ers take Marshall's Lance, passing over Alabama's star quarterback

The 49ers traded to get the third overall pick and most speculation was they would take Mac Jones. Instead, they went with the 20-year-old from North Dakota State.
Nfl
April 30
The Falcons drafted quarterback Matt Ryan with the third pick in 2008.

What quarterbacks before Trey Lance have been selected third in the NFL draft?

There have been stars (Matt Ryan, Falcons, 2008) and busts (Akili Smith, Bengals, 1999).
Nfl
April 29
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence

NFL draft: Complete first-round pick-by-pick selections

Quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance went with the first three selections. The Vikings traded down and took Virginia Tech OT Christian Darrisaw at No. 23; the U's Rashod Bateman went to Baltimore four picks later.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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April 6
Aaron Rodgers at the lectern for his guest host stint on “Jeopardy!”

Aaron Rodgers has fun at his own expense while hosting 'Jeopardy!'

The Packers star is hosting the show for the next two weeks and is already getting some good-natured ribbing from contestants.
Variety
February 8
The Weeknd performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 20

Review: The Weeknd puts on lavish, but niche halftime show

Was it too soon for this hitmaking Toronto star to headline the Big Game?
Nfl
January 13
Josh Allen celebrated with Stefon Diggs after a touchdown connection against Indianapolis last Saturday.

Reusse: Can 'Josh Allen Experience' rescue Buffalo from Vikings-like futility?

The Bills and the Vikings have ardent fan bases and 0-4 Super Bowl records. The Buffalo zealots have a bit more of an edge to them.
Nfl
December 26, 2020
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers smiled before last weekend’s game vs. the Panthers.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers enjoying third season with 40 touchdown passes

Once upon a time, throwing for 40 touchdowns in a season was unheard of; now the Green Bay star has two more games to add to his total.
Vikings
July 17, 2020
In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines against Philadelphia. Allegations of sexual harassment

15 women accuse ex-employees of Washington NFL team of harassment

Among those accused of sexual harassment and verbal abuse are three former members of owner Dan Snyder's inner circle, including the team's former radio voice, and two longtime members of the personnel department
Sports
March 26, 2019
Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf.

Wilf family donates $1 million to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf have donated $1 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame through their foundation.
Local
January 29, 2019
People work in Centennial Park in Atlanta as the city gets ready to host the Super Bowl 53 NFL football game, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

Employers stand to be Super Bowl losers, along with either the Patriots or the Rams

Game-related distractions, absences cause billions in lost productivity.
Variety
January 23, 2019
Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' accompanies Budweiser's next Super Bowl ad

Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' accompanies Budweiser's next Super Bowl ad

The ad by the beer-making giant is promoting its use of wind as an alternative energy source.
Business
January 21, 2019
Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number president and CEO, hopes the NFL initiative will yield data to help players’ health and wellness through improved sleep.

Minneapolis-based Sleep Number betting big on its 'innovative' NFL partnership

The cornerstone of the agreement was a plan to give the new 360 Smart Beds to all eligible players in the league in 2018.
Local
September 7, 2018
Colin Kaepernick in a screen shot from Nike's new ad, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.

U students applaud Kaepernick's message, Nike's ad and the Gophers alliance

Students appear to back message; athletic clothing contract remains in place.
Vikings
February 12, 2018
Johnny Manziel in 2015

Manziel says he's sober, bipolar and hoping for another NFL chance

Johnny Manziel wants to transform into Johnny Football once again. The former Texas A&M star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner famously flamed out in the…
Sports
August 2, 2017
Packers' coach Vince Lombardi during a game in December 1964.

Green Bay school named for Vince Lombardi cancels football season

The upcoming football season at a Green Bay middle school named for legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi has been canceled because the school can't find any coaches.