NFL Draft picks briefed on domestic violence, sex crimes
NFL Draft picks briefed on domestic violence, sex crimes

The NFL Draft gets under way on Thursday with the next generation of American football stars undergoing mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault education prior to the event for the first time in history.

NFL concussion settlement approved by US judge
NFL concussion settlement approved by US judge

An American judge on Wednesday approved of a revised settlement agreement between the National Football League and thousands of ex-players who sued the league over concussions.

Greg Hardy banned for 10 games
Greg Hardy banned for 10 games

Defensive end Greg Hardy will miss the first 10 games of the 2015 season after the National Football League`s disciplinary committee suspended him for "conduct detrimental to the league."

Rock band The Slants cannot trademark disparaging name: US appeals court

 Asian-American rock band the Slants, which says it chose its name as a way to reclaim a term usually considered a racial slur, cannot trademark the name because it is disparaging, a US appeals court ruled on Monday. 

Ex-NFL star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing
Ex-NFL star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

Atlanta Falcons lose draft pick for artificial crowd noise
Atlanta Falcons lose draft pick for artificial crowd noise

The Atlanta Falcons were fined $350,000 and stripped of a fifth-round pick in the 2016 National Football League draft on Monday for using artificial crowd noise for the past two seasons.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sexual assault
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sexual assault

Former National Football League star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges filed in Arizona on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison shortly before facing more sex crime charges in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Manila-born ex-NFLer Tim Tebow pays Manny Pacquiao visit
Manila-born ex-NFLer Tim Tebow pays Manny Pacquiao visit

Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao received a visit from Manila-born former National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow for a weekend workout sesssion ahead of his May showdown with undefeated Floyd Mayweather.

Top receivers Bryant, Thomas get `franchise` tag

Two top National Football League receivers, Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys and Demaryius Thomas of Denver, were among those given a "franchise player" tag on Monday by their clubs.

NFL: Pats, Seahawks fined for Super Bowl scuffle
NFL: Pats, Seahawks fined for Super Bowl scuffle

Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin was docked $10,000 on Friday for igniting a scuffle at the end of Super Bowl 49 as the league fined four players involved.

NFL Super Bowl 49 sets US television viewership record
NFL Super Bowl 49 sets US television viewership record

New England Patriots` dramatic victory over Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49 set a new US television viewership record by attracting 114.4 million viewers, telecaster NBC said.

Super Bowl 49: Pats stand in way of Seahawks dynastic aims
Super Bowl 49: Pats stand in way of Seahawks dynastic aims

Sunday`s Super Bowl 49 caps a National Football League season marred by scandal with a compelling clash between Seattle and New England that promises to clear away the clouds.

Owners back Roger Goodell after probe supports Ray Rice story
Owners back Roger Goodell after probe supports Ray Rice story

National Football League club owners restated their support for commissioner Roger Goodell after an independent probe backed his version of events in the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal.

Tiger Woods eyes return to Phoenix after 14 years: Report
Tiger Woods eyes return to Phoenix after 14 years: Report

Tiger Woods is looking to play later this month at the PGA Phoenix Open, an event the former world number one has skipped since 2001, Golf magazine`s website reported Wednesday.

Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video
Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video

 Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.

Facebook, NFL team up to score with online video
Facebook, NFL team up to score with online video

Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.

Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video

Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.

The move comes as Facebook tries to tackle a multi-billion-dollar television advertising realm seen as ripe for disruption by Internet technology.

Buffalo Bills end deal to play some home games in Toronto
Buffalo Bills end deal to play some home games in Toronto

The Buffalo Bills have ended the remaining years of their deal to play one National Football League home game a season at nearby Toronto, the team announced Wednesday.

Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games
Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was slapped with a 24-game suspension by the NBA on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson banned for remainder of season
Vikings' Adrian Peterson banned for remainder of season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was suspended Tuesday by the National Football League for at least the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the league`s personal conduct policy.