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Aaron Hernandez’s Family Will Get His Suicide Notes

His fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, had asked for three notes found in Mr. Hernandez’s cell, where he hanged himself last week.

Eli Manning Denies Claim Regarding Fake Game-Used Memorabilia

The Giants quarterback addressed accusations related to a 2014 lawsuit, saying an email to a team equipment manager was taken out of context.

New England Patriots to Host Kansas City Chiefs in N.F.L. Opener

The champion Patriots will begin the season Sept. 7 in a Thursday night game, while the team they beat for the title, the Atlanta Falcons, starts on the road.

Aaron Hernandez’s Brain Will Be Donated to C.T.E. Research Center

Hernandez’s family may be interested in whether he had a degenerative brain disease that can only be diagnosed in autopsies.

The Final Fall of Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez was once the youngest player in the N.F.L. and a star for its best team. But he remained tangled in his roots.

In Replacing Productive Players, N.F.L. Teams Walk a Fine Line in the Draft

The goal is to look three years ahead, but with more players worried about serious injuries and leaving the game early, and a short shelf life at some positions, the task is difficult.

As It Embraces Las Vegas, N.F.L. Is Awash in Gambling Contradictions

The decision to move the Raiders to Las Vegas from Oakland presents conflicts for a league that has long opposed gambling.

An Appraisal: Dan Rooney: Pittsburgh and N.F.L. Royalty, and an Ordinary Guy

The Steelers’ longtime chairman helped shape modern pro football but remained grounded. He stayed in touch with old friends and former players.

Aaron Hernandez Is Found Not Guilty of 2012 Double Murder

Hernandez, the former Patriots player accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting, is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder.

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, an N.F.L. Force and Link to Football’s Past, Dies at 84

Rooney began his time with the team as a water boy at age 9 and helped build one of the most successful franchises in N.F.L. history.

In Sports, Boston Is Now Second to None

It’s a good time to be a sports fan in the city. But it wasn’t always that way.

St. Louis Sues N.F.L. Over Rams’ Departure

St. Louis and groups in the city say the league violated its own relocation policy when N.F.L. owners voted to let the team leave for Los Angeles.

Richard Sherman and the Seahawks May Be Ready to Part Ways

In recent days, team officials have openly discussed at least considering a trade of Sherman, who has been a Pro Bowler or first-team All-Pro in five of six years.

Tony Romo Is Said to Be Planning to Retire to Start Broadcasting Career

After losing his starting job with the Cowboys last season, he planned to retire after 13 seasons, although several teams were interested.

Fans Have Spoken: Indoor Football Team Won’t Sign Greg Hardy

The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles, who have made fan participation the cornerstone of their team, let their fans vote on whether to sign Hardy, who has faced off-the-field issues.

On Pro Football: With Raiders’ Move, N.F.L. Owners Go Where the Money Is

The Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas, which has no real football tradition, feels like the money grab it is.

Sports of The Times: The N.F.L. and the Business of Ripping Out the Heart of Oakland

Las Vegas was willing to offer a $750 million public subsidy to gain the Raiders, even as school class sizes had to be increased for lack of funds.

Raiders Leaving Oakland Again, This Time for Las Vegas

The team is the third franchise to gain approval to change cities since 2015. But Raider Nation will probably not truly annex Sin City for a couple of years.

Colin Kaepernick Is Unemployed. Is It Because of His Arm, or His Knee?

Other quarterbacks, perhaps lesser ones, have landed spots on N.F.L. rosters. Some wonder if Kaepernick’s protests have kept teams away.

Why the Raiders May Be Sin City-Bound — or Bound to Oakland Instead

Three-quarters of N.F.L. owners must approve the team’s request to exit Oakland (again) for Las Vegas. Here’s why it might happen, and why it might not.

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