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  • Coach Jen Welter calls groundbreaking NFL work ‘fantastic’

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jen Welter’s days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end. It’s been an experience she calls “fantastic” and “a dream come true.” The first female to hold any kind…

  • Cowboys lineman RJ Dill gets 4-game ban over PED policy

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas offensive lineman R.J. Dill, a third-year player who hasn’t appeared in an NFL game, has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Dill said Friday…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Jorge Rondon to Norfolk (IL). Assigned OF Nolan Reimold outright to Norfolk. Sent RHP Mike Wright to Norfolk for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned…

  • Purple Heart, Bronze Star recipient fights for Rams spot

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Long after the rest of the St. Louis Rams have left the practice field, Daniel Rodriguez drips with sweat, running dozens of extra pass routes with backup quarterback Austin Davis. Rodriguez…

  • 2015 NFL Team Schedules

    All Times Eastern (x-subject to change) AMERICAN CONFERENCE Baltimore Ravens Sept. 13 at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Sept. 20 at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Sept. 27 Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Pittsburgh, 8:25 p.m. Oct. 11…

  • 2015 NFL Schedule

    All Times Eastern (x-subject to change) Week One Thursday, Sept. 10 Pittsburgh at New England, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 Indianapolis at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Houston,…

  • NFL Calendar

    Sept. 5 — Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players by 4 p.m. EDT. Sept. 6 — Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction expires at noon…

  • Identifying zone-read plays makes it tough to protect QBs

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If Chip Kelly, Pete Carroll and other NFL coaches want to run zone-read plays, their quarterbacks are fair game — even when they don’t have the ball. The league’s competition committee has…

  • Sanders missing second straight summer of work

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the second straight year, Pro Bowl receiver Emmanuel Sanders is missing a good chunk of training camp with a leg injury. Last year, it was a strained thigh that sidelined…

  • Cal hires Andre Carter as student assistant coach

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former California and NFL star Andre Carter has returned to the Golden Bears’ football program as a student assistant coach. Head coach Sonny Dykes said Thursday that Carter will assist with…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Joey Butler from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Spencer Patton to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP…

  • Entering 10th season, Jets’ Colon still out to prove himself

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Willie Colon walked out of the New York Jets’ facility eight months ago uncertain if he’d ever be back. He had just completed his second season with the Jets, but…

  • Elway says rest will be good for Manning _ eventually

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December. The downside? September might not be so smooth. With longtime apprentice…

  • Skins’ RG3 evades concussion questions, OK’d to face Ravens

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III evaded questions Thursday about when — or even if — he sustained a concussion in the Washington Redskins’ second preseason game. “You’ve got to talk to the people…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Joey Butler from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Spencer Patton to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP…