| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Peyton Manning isn't the guy you want to bring up if you're looking for a little lively debate among the folks who pick the Associated Press' All-Pro football team.
All 50 of them think he's the best quarterback in the NFL this season. And it's hard...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wrote a a lengthy and scathing column, published online Thursday by Deadspin, detailing the reasons he feels he was released by the team prior to the 2013 season.
Kluwe, who spent all eight of his NFL...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In the inevitable frenzy to piggyback on Super Bowl XLVIII, there are stories from every conceivable angle about the ins and outs of the game. But most of the serious topics - the ones that don't fall under the headline of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell-...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The late Junior Seau was not far from the thoughts of friends and associates in the immediate aftermath of news of a proposed settlement of concussion-related lawsuits between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players.
Seau, the former San Diego...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Late Friday afternoon, David Kopay watched sun cut through cypress trees at Lands End in San Francisco as the first former NFL player to come out as gay reflected on the past two weeks.
"It's amazing, it really is, and I tell you it's because things...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo is probably best known for throwing the final pitch that helped the Giants win the 2012 World Series.
But the Giants' closer is also earning a reputation for his political activism. At the team’s victory...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
We are gathered here today to discuss two recent controversies about same-sex marriage. One comes from the world of pigskin, the other from the world of chicken fat.
You are surely familiar with the latter. It unfolded a few weeks ago over comments by...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:13 PM
The Minnesota Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, Kluwe announced on Twitter.
Kluwe tweeted the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman.
Thank you to all the fans, my teammates, and the Wilf family...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The New York Giants will honor those killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school by wearing a decal on their helmets for Sunday's game at the Atlanta Falcons, the National Football League website said on Saturday.
The NFL has asked...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:35 AM
NBA center and Harvard-Westlake School graduate Jason Collins came out Monday as the first active gay athlete in a major professional sport.
The 34-year-old Los Angeles native who helped lead Harvard-Westlake to two state championships in the 1990s with...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay.
The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Now the hard work begins.
The Bears ended a five-game losing streak that crippled a promising season, edging the NFC North cellar-dwelling Vikings 17-13 on Sunday at the Metrodome and setting the stage for a pivotal offseason....