| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Three Sundays ago, during the New England Patriots' football game against the Cleveland Browns, the collective heart of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., stopped: In the middle of the third quarter, after tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a pass for...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:39 PM
The numbers of kids playing football at the Pop Warner and youth levels in this country has dropped precipitously according to a report released this past week. For Pop Warner football alone, that's a drop of over 9 percent, or about 23,000 kids. The...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:54 AM
When the regents of the University System of Maryland meet on Friday, they need to add to their agenda a discussion of Derek Sheely, the Frostburg State University student who died two years ago of head trauma sustained in football practice.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits.
The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Former Ravens reserve quarterback Cullen Finnerty died from pneumonia triggered by swallowing his own vomit, according to an autopsy report published today by the Associated Press.
Finnerty was also diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Reading the eyes of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Ravens cornerback Corey Graham broke on the football and undercut wide receiver Brandon Stokley to intercept the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player in overtime.
The pivotal turnover set up...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
President Barack Obama and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed have something in common.
Both love the game of football but would be hesitant to expose a son to its physical dangers.
"I am a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I'd...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:34 AM
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EditorsNote: Update 1: Hickey quotes Dolphins re-sign top CB Grimes
Cornerback Brent Grimes signed a four-year contract to stay with the Miami Dolphins.
"I am thrilled that we have been able to reach an agreement with Brent to keep...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:50 PM
PHILADELPHIA Christopher Aiello broke into tears again when he got a call last month about Madison Holleran, a promising scholar-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania who jumped to her death from a Philadelphia parking garage, stunning her family,...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Kain Colter's life has changed little since he became the face of a movement to unionize college football.
His morning starts at 6 a.m. when trainers at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., rouse him for a day of activities such as film study, rehab on...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Christopher Aiello broke into tears – again – when he got a call last month about Madison Holleran, a promising scholar-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania who jumped to her death from a Center City parking garage, stunning her family,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:24 AM
When Kain Colter stood up in front of the media Tuesday, it wasn’t as a star college football player.
Those days are done, but it didn’t stop the former Northwestern quarterback from making what some believe to be a game-changing play....