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NFL Approves More International Games, Some Outside England

NFL owners have approved more international games through 2025, including ones in places other than England.

Stadium Sponsor Unveiled in Move to Keep Rams in St. Louis

National Car Rental agreed to pay $158 million for the naming rights on a football stadium being planned by civic leaders in Missouri, a deal that will be announced Wednesday.

N.F.L. Roundup: Seattle Looks Back at Win-Preserving Noncall With a Shrug

Coach Pete Carroll said that based on what he understood about the rule before Monday’s missed call, he would have “done the exact same thing” as his linebacker.

Giants Take Precautions After Tight End Is Found to Have MRSA

The team scrubbed its locker room, meeting areas and training rooms after the staph infection that ended Daniel Fells’s season was identified as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Arizona University Asks Football Fans to Shun Blackface

Arizona State University officials have asked football fans to refrain from painting their faces black for a so-called blackout home game this weekend after several fans last year caused an uproar by attending the event in minstrel-style blackface.

Caldwell Says He's Done Talking About Controversial Play

Jim Caldwell doesn't want to talk any more about the controversial way his Detroit Lions lost Monday night — and he doesn't want his players talking about it either.

A Primer on Daily Fantasy Football Sites

Answers to questions about fantasy football and the recent fantasy sports scandal, which has raised fresh questions about the legality of the games.

Future of 3 Teams on Agenda When NFL Owners Meet

NFL owners will look west (Los Angeles), east (Europe) and south (Mexico) at their fall meetings Wednesday.

Bad Call in End Zone Causes Lions to Lose to Seahawks

As a fumbled ball bounced through the end zone, K. J. Wright helped it on it way by batting it. The ruling, a touchback, was wrong.

FANTASY PLAYS: Devonta Freeman Looking Strong for Owners

Imagine this: Taking Devonta Freeman with one of your top picks. And then grabbing Larry Fitzgerald with another.

FIFA Presidential Candidate Chung Mong-Joon 'Facing Suspension'

South Korea's Chung Mong-joon has said he is facing a 15-year suspension by FIFA's Ethics Committee that has "sabotaged" his campaign for the FIFA Presidency, but he denied any wrongdoing and vowed to continue his bid to lead soccer's world governing body.

Controversial Non-Call Denies Lions Chance of First Win

A controversial non-call may have cost the Detroit Lions their first win of the season following a wild finish to their 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.

Chancellor's Timely Punch Saves Seahawks Against Lions

Kam Chancellor's game-saving effort on Monday against the Detroit Lions rescued the Seattle Seahawks' season and proved his ultimate value to the franchise.

High School Football Player Dies

Kenney Bui, a Seattle high school player who was injured during a game last week, died.

N.F.L. Roundup: Seahawks Hold On to Defeat the Lions

The Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor punched the ball loose from the Lions’ Calvin Johnson, who was diving for the end zone, for a touchback with less than two minutes remaining, which sealed Seattle’s victory.

Chancellor's Big Play Allows Seattle to Beat Detroit 13-10

With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks.

For Inspiration, Rejuvenated Giants Turn to (Who Else?) a 69-Year-Old

Players credit Tom Coughlin for the team’s turnaround after an 0-2 start. “I think he’s come in with more energy, more enthusiasm,” one Giant said.

U.S. Sports Fantasy Firms Defend Integrity After Insider Bet

The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies defended their businesses' integrity on Monday after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.

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