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  • Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said…

  • Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends ‘Concussion’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming…

  • Emails show nuances to ‘Concussion’ controversy, NFL fears

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama “Concussion” paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of…

  • Former 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Edward DeBartolo Jr., who as owner of the 49ers helped build one of the NFL’s dynasties, is a finalist for the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as…

  • Packers not satisfied with NFC North perch

    The competitive balance that has come to define the modern NFL has not exactly been evenly distributed across the different divisions. The Green Bay Packers sure haven’t been generous in sharing their hold on the…

  • Much-criticized Humphries finally gets an Arians compliment

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — No one has drawn more criticism from Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians in the preseason than first-round draft pick D.J. Humphries. There are signs this week that the big offensive tackle…

  • Raiders sign free agent LB Lorenzo Alexander

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. The Raiders waived linebacker Horace Miller on Wednesday to make room on the roster. Alexander is entering his ninth NFL season.…

  • Final preseason games, few starters to see action

    What to look for in Thursday’s final preseason games (all times EDT) ___ GIANTS AT PATRIOTS, 7:30 p.m. Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo gets his last and probably best chance in the preseason to prepare to…

  • Pryor down to last chance to impress Browns

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Terrelle Pryor doesn’t want a handout. No, thank you. If he’s going to make the Browns’ roster as a wide receiver, Pryor, the former NFL quarterback with extraordinary physical gifts, intends to…

  • Jaguars rookie kicker Myers takes unusual path to NFL

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As reporters and cameras gathered around new Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jason Myers, teammates started walking by. Several players stopped to listen. One yelled, “I see you, J!” Another added, “It’s show…

  • Panthers sign backup QB Derek Anderson to 2-year extension

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season, providing depth and experience behind Cam…

  • Bears acquire TE Lee from Houston

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Khari Lee from the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick. A product of Division II Bowie State, Lee entered the league…

  • Winning 3rd straight AFC South title piece of Colts’ plans

    Nothing has changed in the AFC South, where the Texans, Jaguars and Titans all are chasing Indianapolis, and the Colts have their sights set so much higher than the division they dominate. Yes, the Colts…

  • Column: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It’s a movie…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks bouncing back after big plunge NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets are recovering in midday trading after a sharp sell-off on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was ahead…