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  • APNewsBreak: NFL says concussions down 25 percent this year

    PHOENIX (AP) — The rate of concussions among NFL players fell 25 percent this season, according to the league, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall. Data provided to The…

  • Lynch gives most extensive answers of Super Bowl week

    PHOENIX (AP) — After a couple of days of giving only scripted answers, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week. “All week I told y’all what’s up…

  • Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

    PHOENIX (AP) — He’s been called the Evil Genius, and he’s been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Any visual portrait of Bill Belichick likely has him…

  • Governors announce Super Bowl food bank donations

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots Super Bowl matchup is bringing cross-country donations into the food banks of each team’s home state. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and New…

  • Brady feels better, expects to be 100 percent for Super Bowl

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady expects his cold to be gone in time for the Super Bowl. The Patriots quarterback still sounded congested when he said Thursday, “I expect to be 100 percent on…

  • Eagles name Marynowitz VP of player personnel

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have named Ed Marynowitz vice president of player personnel. The 30-year-old Marynowitz joined the Eagles in 2012 as the team’s assistant director of pro scouting. He was promoted one…

  • Study: Best cities for football fans are …

    WASHINGTON — It can be tough being a Washington Redskins fan between name controversies, quarterback crises and disappointing losses. And now a study’s ranking of D.C. as a football-fan city doesn’t help either. A WalletHub study…

  • Son of Hog: Redskins add Chad Grimm to coaching staff

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The son of a former Hog is joining the Washington Redskins’ coaching staff. The team announced Thursday that Chad Grimm has been hired as a defensive quality control coach. Grimm’s father…

  • NFL Calendar

    Feb. 1 — Super Bowl, Glendale, Ariz. Feb. 16 — First day for teams to designate franchise or transition players. Feb. 17-23 — NFL combine, Indianapolis. March 2 — Final day to designate franchise or…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Japan says it has deep trust in Jordan to help secure release of Islamic State group hostage TOKYO (AP) — Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of…

  • Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

    PHOENIX (AP) — He’s been called the Evil Genius, and he’s been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Any visual portrait of Bill Belichick likely has him…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks sunk by oil plunge, Fed rate hike plan reminder TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets sank today after plunging oil prices. Contributing to this was the U.S. Federal Reserve’s reminder that…

  • Carroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring. Following the 2012 season when Gus Bradley was hired as the head coach in Jacksonville, Carroll was offered a…

  • The most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

    The Super Bowl Halftime Show offers music’s biggest stage. Click through the gallery for a countdown of the Most Memorable Performances. The full chronological list appears below.

  • Who’s who in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial

    A list of who’s who in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez: ___ AARON HERNANDEZ The 25-year-old was a star player with the Patriots with a $40 million contract…