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  • Cowboys to add Super Bowl winner Woodson to ring of honor

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Former Cowboys safety Darren Woodson is set to be the sixth player from Dallas’ Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s to join the franchise’s ring of honor. The team’s all-time leader…

  • AP Pro32: Packers are preseason No. 1 in AP’s power rankings

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a healthy Aaron Rodgers ready to resume his pinpoint passing, the Green Bay Packers will start the season as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 power rankings. In…

  • NFL union releases Brady testimony in “Deflategate”

    NEW YORK (AP) — The public now has more information to decide whether New England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs. The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of his June testimony…

  • 49ers O-linemen out to show they are better than last year

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Boone strolled through Levi’s Stadium in a tank top with his large, tattooed arms on full display. “You don’t see very many fat guys walking around here anymore,” he…

  • Gronk happy to have contract settled, ready to play ball

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots’ check in his pocket. “I guess so,” the smiling tight end said…

  • Jaguars GM Caldwell confident ‘greater days ahead’

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s been a long and laborious building process for Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell. He revamped a mistake-filled roster from top to bottom. He jettisoned some players he probably should…

  • Browns’ Pryor more confident of switch to wide receiver

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Terrelle Pryor took the handoff, set his feet and unloaded a deep pass that fluttered, floated and somehow landed in Travis Benjamin’s hands for a touchdown. Pryor knew the trick-play toss…

  • Packers’ 1st-round pick Randall picking up corner on the fly

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Damarious Randall is learning about life as an NFL cornerback on the fly. If the Green Bay Packers’ first-round draft pick is going to make mistakes, it might as well…

  • Fiery Sanders expands his role with Denver Broncos

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders is so wired to win that he considers his competitive streak both a blessing and a burden. Sure, it helped him make the Pro Bowl for the first time…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Toronto RHP Aaron Sanchez three games for throwing at a batter with warnings in place and Toronto manager John Gibbons one game for returning to the field after being ejected.…

  • Former Lions running back Mel Farr dies at age 70

    DETROIT (AP) — Mel Farr, a former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in seven pro seasons with the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 70. Farr, a…

  • Vikings running backs, even Peterson, must work on blocking

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — After an absence from NFL activity that spanned seven months, Adrian Peterson has returned as Minnesota’s featured runner. But before he resumes his familiar role of carrying the ball, there’s one…

  • Coach Mike Zimmer expected to rejoin Vikings soon

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon. Zimmer missed practice Tuesday to be with his father, Bill, who has been in declining health. Zimmer was expected…

  • Polian follows unconventional route on road to Hall of Fame

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian relied on simple, solid principles to build winners. He went from successful general manager to Hall of Fame executive by developing one more trait: becoming an astute salesman. After persuading…

  • Jaguars have little hope of Justin Blackmon’s return

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two years after Justin Blackmon’s last NFL practice, the Jacksonville Jaguars have all but given up on the suspended receiver. General manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday he’s pretty much lost…