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NFL Overreactions: Romo will leave the booth, save Packers

Tony Romo will rescue the cheeseheads. Soon after Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone , Romo’s name was mentioned as a potential replacement for the injured Green Bay Packers quarterback. Romo even hinted he may not stay retired Thursday night during the broadcast for the Eagles-Panthers game. Surely, he’d jump at a chance […]

No. 5 Wisconsin aims to limit cold streaks on offense

MADISON, Wis. — No. 5 Wisconsin can look unstoppable at times with a punishing rushing attack and efficient passing game. Coach Paul Chryst is hoping to correct the long spurts of mistakes and inconsistencies that have plagued the offense at times during the first half of the season for the Badgers (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten). […]

Judge set to rule on another bid to stop Elliott suspension

NEW YORK — A federal judge said he will rule Tuesday on an emergency request from attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott to stop the running back’s six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty heard arguments from lawyers on both sides as the NFL Players Association scrambled to keep Elliott […]

McCarthy: Rodgers to have surgery, felt Barr tackle was ‘illegal act’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The sullen expression that Aaron Rodgers had on his face while being carted back to the locker room at Minnesota proved to be a precursor to the diagnosis that no one on the Green Bay Packers wanted to hear. Coach Mike McCarthy knew pretty quickly that this was one injury that […]

The 10 things to know going into this NBA season

Happy New Year, NBA. The 72nd regular season starts Tuesday night, when Boston heads to Cleveland and Houston goes to Golden State. Fans in Cleveland will boo Kyrie Irving, fans in Oakland will cheer the Warriors’ latest championship banner, and the march toward April will finally be underway. The offseason was loaded with changes. Carmelo […]

Column: NFL still riding high, despite issues

The narratives themselves are easy enough to craft. Anyone searching for signs the NFL is in trouble doesn’t need to look far to document the league’s woes. Television ratings are up and down, in a league long accustomed to them being only up. In Los Angeles, the Chargers can’t even fill a small soccer stadium. […]

ICYMI in NFL Week 6: A-Rod’s out; Kaep vs. NFL; what’s a TD?

Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone . Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance , saying NFL owners colluded to keep him out of the league because he knelt during the national anthem. And a play that looked like a touchdown to everyone — EVERYONE — except the head of officiating […]

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

NEW YORK — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and […]

Oh, that’s Adrian Peterson

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Amazing what a difference one man can make to an NFL team, especially if that man is Adrian Peterson. For five games, the Arizona Cardinals had the worst running game in the NFL. Then Peterson came to town. Five days after he was traded to the Cardinals after a brief, unsatisfying stint […]

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