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NFL and NFLPA take steps to enforce concussion protocol

The NFL and NFL Players Assn. announced an agreement Monday to enforce the league’s game-day concussion protocol and discipline clubs that violate it. The new enforcement policy, which includes club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks, adds teeth to a concussion protocol already in place....

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  • Dodgers' win over Nationals carries weight

    Dodgers' win over Nationals carries weight

    The Dodgers swept the last-place Cincinnati Reds last month, only to drop three of four games against the Chicago Cubs a week later. Something similar unfolded this month, when they swept the downtrodden Atlanta Braves one weekend and lost two of three games to the San Francisco Giants the next....

  • For Rams rookies, a forceful caution on the perils of drinking and driving

    For Rams rookies, a forceful caution on the perils of drinking and driving

    On a bright, sunny Southern California day, Rams rookies sat in a dimly lighted hotel conference room Monday, wearing blank stares as the mood turned somber. Mike Lutzenkirchen had warned the players. They probably would cry when he described his son, Philip, a former Auburn tight end who tried...

  • Rookie linebacker Josh Forrest stands tall with the Rams

    Rookie linebacker Josh Forrest stands tall with the Rams

    Glance across the field and it’s easy to spot Rams rookie Josh Forrest among the linebackers. The 6-foot-3 Forrest, a sixth-round draft pick, peers over most of the other players at his position, but stands eye to eye with veteran Akeem Ayers.  “He kind of reminded me of myself,” the 6-3 Ayers...

  • Rams' outlook matches L.A.'s weather: Sunny and bright

    Rams' outlook matches L.A.'s weather: Sunny and bright

    The Rams worked out under sunny skies this spring in Oxnard, a fitting weather backdrop for a franchise that returned to Southern California after more than two decades in the Midwest. The sunny disposition of nearly all players, coaches and front-office personnel is expected to last at least through...

  • Jared Goff still saying all the right things, but he's not the starter yet

    Jared Goff still saying all the right things, but he's not the starter yet

    As Jared Goff addressed his status as the face of an NFL franchise in the country’s second-largest market, he sounded awfully similar to the most dominant athlete in town. “I’m very honored that they decided to do what they did, trade the picks to take me with the first pick,” Goff said. “I don’t...

  • Rams wrap up organized team activities in Oxnard

    Rams wrap up organized team activities in Oxnard

    Phase one is complete.  The Rams finished organized team activities Thursday, all but ending their temporary stay in Oxnard. Rookies will be around next week for some NFL orientation business, but veterans prepared to exit after the ninth workout while support personnel continued packing boxes....

  • Westlake High product Nelson Spruce trying to make it with Rams

    Westlake High product Nelson Spruce trying to make it with Rams

    With hundreds of local high school coaches at the Rams’ organized team activities Friday, Jim Benkert thought he’d blend into the crowd. There was a steady buzz as coaches rapped about their upcoming seasons. Some jotted notes on the team rosters that were distributed. Others shuffled up and down...

  • Jared Goff will take snaps with Rams' first-team lineup next week

    Jared Goff will take snaps with Rams' first-team lineup next week

    There are three remaining practices in organized team activities, and it will be three months before the Rams play the San Francisco 49ers in the season opener. Quarterback Jared Goff is expected to make another incremental move toward possibly starting that “Monday Night Football” game by taking...

  • Former USC receiver Nelson Agholor is accused of rape

    Former USC receiver Nelson Agholor is accused of rape

    Former USC receiver Nelson Agholor is being investigated by police for allegedly sexually assaulting a dancer at a Philadelphia nightclub. According to a report by Philadelphia magazine, the 27-year-old dancer told Philadelphia police that she was raped by Agholor on Thursday afternoon at Cheerleaders...

  • Quarterback Jared Goff and other Rams rookies sign contracts

    Quarterback Jared Goff and other Rams rookies sign contracts

    Quarterback Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and five other Rams rookies signed contracts on Thursday, the team announced. No terms were announced, but Goff’s deal is expected to be worth slightly more than Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick in the draft who...

  • Jared Goff continues to impress at Rams workouts

    Jared Goff continues to impress at Rams workouts

    The rookie quarterback calmly surveyed the defense, took the snap and looked for receivers amid the pass rush before tucking the ball and scrambling into the end zone for a touchdown. It was one of the final plays of the Rams’ workout Wednesday, and Jared Goff continued to show something new. That...

  • Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald ready to get back to work

    Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald ready to get back to work

    Aaron Donald gave himself a week off after last season before training for the Pro Bowl. He took another week off after returning from Hawaii. Other than that, the Rams’ defensive tackle refused to rest in preparation for his third NFL season. “Right back to work,” Donald said. Donald, 25, is a...

  • NFL looking into shooting of Aqib Talib

    NFL looking into shooting of Aqib Talib

    The NFL was investigating Tuesday after Denver Broncos star cornerback Aqib Talib was shot in the leg in Dallas early Sunday, according to multiple media reports. The Broncos said Talib would make a full recovery. The injury caused Talib to miss the reigning Super Bowl champions’ Monday trip to...

  • HBO releases new 'Hard Knocks' trailer featuring the Los Angeles Rams

    HBO releases new 'Hard Knocks' trailer featuring the Los Angeles Rams

    We’re a little over two months before the premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” featuring the Los Angeles Rams. Rams fans should be excited for this year’s edition of the five-episode miniseries. It will be the first time that an overall No. 1 NFL draft pick and a team’s relocation will be documented....

  • Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib recovering after getting shot in leg

    Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib recovering after getting shot in leg

    The Denver Broncos say star cornerback Aqib Talib is recovering after being shot in the leg at a Dallas nightclub.  Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said the team has been in touch with the cornerback and that he's doing OK. Smyth said the team was gathering more information.  Last week, Talib said...

  • Rams' Todd Gurley feels good during workouts

    Rams' Todd Gurley feels good during workouts

    The cutbacks looked crisp, the bursts quick. Rams running back Todd Gurley moved laterally to his right and left during a full-team workout this week, his running not restricted to a sideline and a straight line. That was the situation during organized team activities last year, when Gurley, the...

  • Rams' exhibition games include home matchups with Chiefs as well as Cowboys

    Rams' exhibition games include home matchups with Chiefs as well as Cowboys

    The Rams, preparing for their first season in Southern California in more than two decades, will play three exhibitions on Saturday nights and one on a Thursday night, the NFL announced Thursday. The Rams’ exhibition opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. PDT on ESPN...

  • Muhammad Ali hospitalized with respiratory condition

    Muhammad Ali hospitalized with respiratory condition

    Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized because of a respiratory issue, Spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a press release Thursday. The boxing legend is in fair condition, the release stated, and a short hospital stay is expected. At 74, Ali is the oldest living former heavyweight champion. He suffers from...

  • Laptop with thousands of NFL players' medical records is stolen from Redskins trainer

    Laptop with thousands of NFL players' medical records is stolen from Redskins trainer

    The Washington Redskins have confirmed that a laptop containing the medical records of thousands of NFL players was stolen from a team trainer’s car in April. According to the team, the laptop was password-protected but not encrypted – which would further help prevent unauthorized access. “We have...

  • Nick Foles, possibly the Rams' odd QB out, skips first OTAs

    Nick Foles, possibly the Rams' odd QB out, skips first OTAs

    Rams quarterback Nick Foles, whose status became tenuous when the Rams traded to the top of the draft to select quarterback Jared Goff, was absent from the first organized team activities workout on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. The person could not confirm an...

  • Jared Goff and his new Rams teammates will be getting their bond together at OTAs

    Jared Goff and his new Rams teammates will be getting their bond together at OTAs

    He came onto their radar as a possible teammate two weeks before the NFL draft. Some might have seen Jared Goff when he played in college at California, others not until he walked onto a Chicago stage after he was announced as the No. 1 overall pick. At the team’s temporary training base in Oxnard,...

  • Rob Ryan on his time with the Saints: 'I did a damn good job and got fired for it'

    Rob Ryan on his time with the Saints: 'I did a damn good job and got fired for it'

    Rob Ryan knows the New Orleans Saints defense was one of the worst in the NFL the last two seasons. He also realizes that he was the team's defensive coordinator during that period. But Ryan feels he is not to blame for the unit's struggles in recent years. In fact, he said in an interview with...

  • Promo video for new stadium in Las Vegas adds momentum to Raiders' potential move

    Promo video for new stadium in Las Vegas adds momentum to Raiders' potential move

    The Raiders are looking for a new home, if you haven't heard — though it is still unknown whether the franchise will stay put in Oakland after its one-year lease at O.co Coliseum is up or move down the coast if the San Diego Chargers do not exercise their option to join the Rams in Los Angeles....

  • Ravens forfeit a week of off-season workouts after rules violation

    Ravens forfeit a week of off-season workouts after rules violation

    The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited one week of offseason practices for violating the labor agreement on such workouts. The NFL also fined the team an undisclosed amount Thursday. See the most-read stories in Sports this hour >> When the Ravens had rookies and first-year players don pads at a mini-camp,...

  • Case Keenum knows he's listed as Rams' starting QB — in pencil

    Case Keenum knows he's listed as Rams' starting QB — in pencil

    The trade to the top of the NFL draft did not unnerve him, the No. 1 pick was not a surprise and the aftermath, Case Keenum said, would not change the way he approaches his job. Keenum was the Rams’ presumptive starting quarterback going into off-season workouts. Nearly five months later, as the...

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