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A Free Spirit Prepares to Make an N.F.L. Splash

The skateboarding Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams possesses “Hall of Fame talent,” one analyst said.

Jimmy Gunn, Player on U.S.C.’s ‘Wild Bunch’ Defensive Line, Dies at 66

Gunn was an all-American defensive end for U.S.C.’s 10-0-1 football team in 1969 before playing seven years in the N.F.L.

Browns QB Manziel Hopes to Earn Back Respect After Rehab

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has apologized to the team and its fans and asked for privacy during his recovery from an undisclosed substance problem.

Star Quarterback Winston's Lawyer Calls Florida Rape Suit a 'Stunt'

A lawyer for college football star quarterback Jameis Winston, a contender for the top pick in the upcoming National Football League draft, on Friday labeled as a "stunt" the lawsuit filed a day earlier in a Florida court by a woman who says he raped her.

Jameis Winston Being Sued by Accuser in Alleged Rape in 2012

The woman who accused the former Florida State quarterback of sexually assaulting her filed a lawsuit against Winston on Thursday, two weeks before the N.F.L. draft.

Rape Accuser Sues Football Star Jameis Winston in Florida Court

College football star Jameis Winston was sued on Thursday in Florida court by a woman who has accused him of raping her in 2012 while she was a student at Florida State University.

N.F.L. Reinstates Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

The move on Thursday cleared the way for Peterson to return to the league after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.

NFL Reinstates Adrian Peterson From Suspension

The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.

Vikings' Peterson Reinstated by the League

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was suspended by the National Football League (NFL) for using a tree branch to discipline his son, has been reinstated, the league said on Thursday.

Ex-NFL Star Hernandez's Murder Conviction Poses Legal Challenge

The intense publicity around Wednesday's conviction of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez for a 2013 murder will make it more difficult to seat an impartial jury in the next trial he faces, on charges of a 2012 double slaying.

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Former Viking Is Accused of Fraud

The former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt was charged in a federal indictment with conspiracy and fraud in a reported Ponzi scheme.

Art Powell, 78, Receiver Who Fought Racism, Dies

The star receiver for the New York Titans and the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s was a persistent voice protesting the segregation encountered by the pro football players of his time.

Man in the News: Aaron Hernandez, Guilty of Murder, Shed Tackles, but Not His Past

Mr. Hernandez, who was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday, was thought to have the golden ticket out of a rough-and-tumble upbringing in Bristol, Conn.

'The Hardest Thing', Jurors Say After Finding Ex-NFL Star Guilty

The forewoman of the jury that found ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday said that making the decision was the "hardest thing" many of them had ever done.

Ex-NFL Star Hernandez Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Massachusetts Superior Court Associate Justice Susan Garsh on Wednesday sentenced former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance.

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

Hernandez, 25, the former star New England Patriots tight end, had been charged in in the killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of his fiancée,

Jury in Seventh Day of Deliberations at Aaron Hernandez's Murder Trial

The jury in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez began a seventh day of deliberations on Wednesday on whether the former National Football League player is guilty of murdering an acquaintance, the first of two murder trials he will face this year.

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Steelers Cornerback Ike Taylor Retires

Taylor is ending a 12-year career in which he helped lead Pittsburgh to two Super Bowl victories.

Jim Mutscheller Dies at 85; Made Pivotal Catch for Colts in ’58

Mutscheller caught a pass in overtime in the 1958 N.F.L. championship game that set up the winning touchdown in the Colts’ 23-17 victory against the Giants.

Browns Breaking Out New Uniforms at Big Event

The Browns are rolling out the orange carpet to show off their new uniforms.

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