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  • Were the Cleveland Browns named after boxer Joe Louis?

    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The Cleveland Browns were named after boxer Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis. The Cleveland Browns opened shop in 1946 as one of the inaugural teams in a new professional football league designed to compete with the National...
  • New NFL TV deals will mean bigger bills for consumers

    The NFL is working on new TV deals with broadcast networks Fox, CBS and NBC that will include a dramatic increase in the rights fees each pay to carry games.

    ESPN cuts new football deal as sports rights fees keep rising

    The Super Bowl is five months away, but after the National Football League's regular season starts Thursday night in Green Bay, the countdown will begin, and fans will start obsessing about the big game. There is a similar obsession going on about the...

    Art Modell dies at 87; Cleveland Browns owner enraged fans with move to Baltimore

    Art Modell dies at 87; Cleveland Browns owner enraged fans with move to Baltimore
    Art Modell, a marketing executive who helped negotiate the NFL's first television contract and later enraged fans when he moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, has died. He was 87. Modell died Thursday of natural causes at Johns Hopkins...

    PASSINGS: Robert Galvin, Patricia Breslin Modell

    PASSINGS: Robert Galvin, Patricia Breslin Modell
    Robert Galvin Motorola chief transformed company Robert Galvin, 89, who over nearly three decades as Motorola's chief executive transformed the maker of police radios and TVs into one of the world's leading electronics companies, died in his sleep...