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  • AP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of…

  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian…

  • Scandrick signs 1-year extension with Cowboys through 2019

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys. The eighth-year cornerback agreed on a one-year contract extension that…

  • Lawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick…

  • NFL Calendar

    June 21-27 — Rookie symposium, Aurora, Ohio Aug. 8 — Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio Aug. 9 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio: Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh Sept. 10 — Regular season begins, Pittsburgh…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Reinstated LHP T.J. House from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Sent RHP Bruce Rondon to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS…

  • Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as “sexual in nature.” Smith has not been arrested and no…

  • New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. So,…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Reinstated LHP T.J. House from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Sent RHP Bruce Rondon to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS…

  • Former players: NFL teams ‘conspired’ to push painkillers

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of…

  • NFL suspends Bills defensive tackle Dareus for 1 game

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not play in Buffalo’s season opener after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The NFL…

  • What happened at NFL meetings and what it means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL owners concluded an especially hectic spring meetings by setting up what figures to be a very busy summer and fall. Los Angeles was the main topic, along with deflated footballs,…

  • Lawyer: Duerson heirs won’t appeal NFL concussion deal

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson has decided not to appeal the potential $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits. Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio says the family doesn’t…

  • Raiders sign cornerback Chimdi Chekwa

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Chimdi Chekwa. The team announced the move Wednesday to bring back Chekwa following a brief stint in New England. Chekwa spent four seasons with the…

  • No competition: Chan Gailey says Geno Smith is Jets’ starter

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets’ quarterback competition appears over before it even got started. It’s Geno Smith’s job — and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey expects it to be that way heading…