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  • NFL linebacker’s case highlights rise of revenge porn laws

    Amid a national push to punish jilted lovers and others who distribute racy photos, NFL linebacker Jermaine Cunningham will be the most recognizable defendant yet to face “revenge porn” charges when he appears in court…

  • Grading the Washington Redskins’ 2015 NFL Draft

    WASHINGTON — Redskins general manager Scott McCloughan came into his first Redskins draft wanting at least 10 picks and big, physical football players.  He succeeded on both accounts. When the fifth overall selection came up on Thursday night,…

  • Jaguars agree to terms with 9 undrafted rookie free agents

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with nine undrafted rookies, including former Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall. Marshall switched positions before the NFL combine, moving from quarterback to cornerback, and should…

  • NFL Calendar

    May 18-20 — Spring owners’ meetings, San Francisco Aug. 8 — Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio Aug. 9 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio: Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh.

  • Saturday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Blake Swihart from Pawtucket (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Selected the contract of RHP Scott Copeland and OF…

  • No bluffing: Cowboys stick with defense as draft closes

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones wasn’t bluffing when he said getting a running back wouldn’t be a top priority in the draft, even though the Cowboys lost NFL rushing…

  • Patriots reinforce defensive line on draft’s 3rd day

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their…

  • Shutout: No Vols picked in NFL draft, a 1st since 1963

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has been shut out of the NFL draft for the first time since 1963. When the seventh and final round ended Saturday without any Volunteers getting chosen, it ended a…

  • Browns wrap up draft, grab wide receiver, ignore quarterback

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — No splash, no sizzle, and surprisingly, no quarterback. One year after Cleveland made three trades in the first round, selected quasi-celebrity quarterback Johnny Manziel and was widely praised for having one…

  • Former Cowboys great retires as Broncos scout

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Cornell Green, a perennial Pro Bowler in his 13-year career as a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys and an NFL scout for nearly four decades, is retiring from the Denver…

  • Vikings turn focus to offense, targeting versatile linemen

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Their defense fortified with the first three rounds of the NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings turned Saturday to other side of the ball. The crux of their objective was depth…

  • 49ers fortify offense on third day of draft

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After addressing defense during the first two days of the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers turned to offense Saturday. The 49ers used six of their seven picks on the…

  • Seattle turns focus to offensive line on final day

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After going two days without addressing their biggest need, the Seattle Seahawks wasted no time turning their attention to the offensive line on the final day of the NFL draft. Needing…

  • Lions move toward filling Suh void with Wright in 4th round

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Gabe Wright wore No. 90 in college, and he’d be happy to keep it when he joins the Detroit Lions. “I wouldn’t mind that at all,” he said. No pressure,…

  • Broncos stick with theme of toughness, athleticism

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Grouching that the Denver Broncos hadn’t gone out “kicking and screaming” in the playoffs the last three seasons, John Elway set out to toughen up a team that featured 11 Pro…