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  • Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life

    Wealthy widow Anita Barney lost nearly her entire fortune to an ex-Ohio State quarterback who defrauded her of hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed a gambling addiction that left him banished from the NFL. Now 74 and living off Social Security after surviving breast cancer, Barney is trying to…

    The Associated Press
  • MVP Newton, Watt, Rivera, Berry big winners of NFL awards

    Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Newton, the Carolina Panthers star, won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards Saturday night. ''It means so much, but not just for myself,'' Newton said in a video acceptance speech for the…

    The Associated Press
    Sun, Feb 7
    3:30 PM PST
    Carolina at Denver
    Preview Game
  • The Latest: Browns owner reached out Manziel, no response

    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he hasn't been able to reach troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel. Haslam told reporters Friday in San Francisco ahead of the Super Bowl that the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner hasn't responded to multiple attempts to reach him. Dallas police said Friday they…

    The Associated Press
  • Ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball arrested in domestic case

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was jailed early Friday on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend.

    The Associated Press
  • Manning, Newton to duel as America stops for Super Bowl 50

    A perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to a standstill for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl. More than 100 million households across the United States and millions more worldwide will tune in to see if Manning…

    AFP
  • Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. In December, Beckham, a receiver for the New York Giants, was allowed to stay in a game despite drawing three personal-foul penalties for unnecessary roughness, including…

    The Associated Press
  • Chiefs CB Peters wins top defensive rookie award

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kansas City's Marcus Peters is the first cornerback in 17 years to win The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

    The Associated Press
  • Vegas bookmakers want Broncos to cover Super Bowl spread

    Las Vegas casinos aren't against Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning winning a Super Bowl in what is likely his final game but prefer the Carolina Panthers deny him a fairytale finish without covering the spread. If top-seeded Carolina win the National Football League's title game on Sunday…

    Reuters
  • If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it

    If Johnny Manziel wants help, the NFL and its players are ready to step in. The troubled quarterback simply has to accept it. ''We wish to give Johnny as much support as he is willing to receive, we can't make anyone do anything,'' Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football…

    The Associated Press
  • Roundtable: Super Bowl Predictions

    There�s only one game left. Which team will hoist the Lombardi Trophy? The guys share their Super Bowl predictions in this week�s Roundtable.

    Rotoworld
  • NFL-Favre headlines Hall of Fame Class of 2016

    By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Strong-armed quarterback Brett Favre, an ironman at the position and a bold playmaker, headlined the eight-member Class of 2016 voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Favre, who retired five years ago, was elected in his first year of…

    Reuters
  • Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

    Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. ''It just popped into his head,'' Norma Hunt said. Others thought it was a bit corny, even though it was used unofficially from the…

    The Associated Press
  • Carolina's Ron Rivera wins Coach of Year for 2nd time

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ron Rivera has won The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award for the second time in three years.

    The Associated Press
  • Cam Newton wins NFL Most Valuable Player award

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cam Newton has won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.

    The Associated Press
  • Shula: Newton tough to bring down, Csonka even tougher

    Don Shula said Cam Newton is pretty hard to tackle. ''I don't think anyone could be tougher than Csonka,'' Shula said of the former Dolphins running back. On Sunday, he'll be there to watch his son, Mike, the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, coach in the Super Bowl against the…

    The Associated Press
  • KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.

    The Associated Press
  • Chillin' with a special recipe for the Super Bowl

    Hormel Chili has created a ''Chili Bowl 50'' that includes 50 ingredients for fans to cook up for Sunday's game. The company says it sells more than 6 million pounds of chili in the two weeks before the Super Bowl, which would cover the field at Levi's Stadium where Denver and Carolina are playing…

    The Associated Press
  • Little-known receivers help Panthers get to Super Bowl

    The Carolina Panthers have a group of wideouts who've embraced their roles, checked their egos and do whatever it takes to win. Brown, Jerricho Cotchery, Ted Ginn Jr. and Devin Funchess don't have impressive resumes that compare to Denver's Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Thomas is a…

    The Associated Press
  • Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress gets probation for tax evasion

    Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has five years to repay New Jersey $56,000 in back taxes and restitution or face going to jail, a judge said Friday. Burress, of Totowa, declined to comment after he was sentenced in Superior Court. The former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York…

    The Associated Press