| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper and an acquaintance acknowledged that they had sex with two women in New Orleans "without their knowledge or permission," according to an arrest warrant released Thursday.
Sharper, 38, who has been charged with seven rape...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:55 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for baseball season.
The Skinny: My morning ritual of doing this column while listening to the Dan Patrick show has been disrupted because Patrick is off covering the Olympics for NBC. The guest hosts don't do...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:55 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — A scant three weeks into the off-season, the NFL is dealing with three public relations infernos, two involving current players.
There's the Miami Dolphins bullying saga, chronicled in a just-released investigation that pulled...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:29 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Sam stepped onto stage and looked into what might have been the largest media gathering in the history of the NFL scouting combine. Hundreds of reporters clustered in, and there were three rows of TV and video cameras.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:18 AM
CBS has scored the rights for a new Thursday night football package.
The one-year deal with the National Football League is for eight games that CBS will air in the first half of the NFL season starting this fall. While terms were not disclosed, it is...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Richard Sherman was pretty much all anyone could talk about following the NFC championship game two weeks ago.
That's because the Seattle cornerback stole the show with his postgame rant to Fox reporter Erin Andrews after the Seahawks' victory over...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Warren Sapp wasn't happy when Michael Strahan set the all-time sack record in 2002 on what appeared to be a dive by Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre.
And with Strahan a leading candidate to join him in the Hall of Fame this year, Sapp is unhappy with...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The NFL is thinking about streamlining the game a bit by eliminating the extra-point kicks following touchdowns.
After all, the PAT is pretty much automatic these days anyway.
According to Sam Farmer in Wednesday's Times, only four of 1,191 extra-...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:03 PM
SEATTLE — It's time for the NFL to kick the extra point to the curb.
In a league where the pinnacle is Super, the point after touchdown is entirely superfluous.
What play, other than the clock-killing kneel down, is so virtually automatic? There...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Denver receiver Wes Welker did not do anything wrong as far as the NFL is concerned and will not be disciplined for the hit that knocked New England cornerback Aqib Talib out of Sunday's AFC championship game with a knee injury.
“It was a legal...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before again trying to shake this cough.
The Skinny: Got my power steering fixed. Nice not to have to feel like I did 50 push-ups after driving my car. Now I just have to get my health back! Wednesday's roundup includes Verizon's deal...