AFC West - the best personalized free web-based Email en en AFC West Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first kickoff at the palatial new home of the Rams and the Chargers is scheduled to happen a year later than originally planned. The opening of the NFL teams' $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood was pushed back to 2020 on Thursday because of construction delays caused by Los Angeles' uncommonly wet winter. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:45:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:45:00Z Board OKs conditional lease for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) — The public board that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility after months of negotiations that were affected by the sudden exit of an instrumental financial backer of the $1.9 billion project. The Las Vegas Stadium Author... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:29:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:29:00Z ESPN's Mowins set to be 1st woman to call NFL game since '87 BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the second part of a season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader in September, making her the first woman do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years. The network says Mowins will team with former NFL Coach Rex Ryan when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos on Sept. 11. M... Tue, 16 May 2017 15:40:00 GMT 2017-05-16T15:40:00Z Sheriff: Chiefs top draft pick Mahomes unharmed in robbery KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped injury after being robbed outside a Texas home after attending a college baseball game, authorities said Monday in describing the holdup as random. Mahomes and the three other people were stepping from a vehicle on a home's driveway outside Tyler on Friday night when a suspec... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:43:00Z Butt out to prove he's the best tight end in '17 draft class ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jake Butt has no regrets and one thing to prove. The former Michigan star and Denver Broncos rookie wants to show he's the best tight end of the 2017 NFL draft class even though six were selected ahead of him, including three in the first round. Butt was considered a first-rounder, too, until blowing out his righ... Sat, 13 May 2017 20:45:00 GMT 2017-05-13T20:45:00Z NFL owners want to see Vegas stadium lease at May meetings LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and the public entity that oversees their proposed stadium in Las Vegas have a little over a week to agree on a conditional lease to avoid any delays on the team's relocation. Raiders President Marc Badain on Thursday said the lease agreement is on the agenda of the NFL league owners' meetings scheduled to begin later ... Fri, 12 May 2017 01:50:00 GMT 2017-05-12T01:50:00Z NFL player charged in connection with New Jersey shooting ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A linebacker in the NFL who starred at Rutgers University was charged by a grand jury on Tuesday in connection with a shooting in New Jersey and was put on waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs. Khaseem Greene was charged with unlawful weapon possession in a Dec. 3, 2016, shooting in Elizabeth, where he is from. Greene originally was ch... Wed, 10 May 2017 01:58:00 GMT 2017-05-10T01:58:00Z Manning's number to be retired during fall ceremony in Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last fall, Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis for a Super Bowl reunion. In October, he's coming back for some personal honors. Team owner Jim Irsay announced Tuesday that the Colts will unveil a statue of Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7. One day later, the Colts will honor the biggest star of their Indy era by retiring the familiar No. 18... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:52:00Z Jamaal Charles signs 1-year deal with Denver Broncos ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Declaring "I still have more in my tank," Jamaal Charles, the Kansas City Chiefs' all-time rushing leader, signed with the AFC West rival Denver Broncos on Tuesday for a chance to prove it. "Excited to have Jamaal Charles join the Broncos," general manager John Elway tweeted Tuesday afternoon upon signing Charles to a one-year, inc... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:46:00Z Raiders purchase land near Las Vegas Strip for new stadium LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have checked off one more item on a long to-do list in their effort to move to Las Vegas after buying more than 60 acres near the Las Vegas Strip where their partially tax-funded, 65,000-seat stadium is to be built. A sale deed that became effective Monday shows a team-owned company paid $77.5 million for four parcels ... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:12:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:12:00Z Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of "Fly Eagles Fly" by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player who was far from irrelevant in college being picked last. Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly, a talented player with a history of off-the-field issues and injuries, was the 253rd ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:34:00 GMT 2017-04-29T23:34:00Z The Latest: SEC's 53 draft picks lead all conferences PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m. The SEC led all conferences in number of draft picks for the 11th straight year. The Southeastern Conference had 53 players selected. The run started with Texas A&M's Myles Garrett going No. 1 overall and ended with Mississippi's Chad Kelly going last, at No. 253, as "Mr. Irrelevant." ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:10:00 GMT 2017-04-29T23:10:00Z Players from Big 12 are slow to go in NFL draft once again Let's just say the phone isn't ringing off the hook for Big 12 players so far in the NFL draft. Only five players from the conference were selected through the third round Friday night, and it appeared the Big 12 was headed toward having the fewest picks among the power five leagues again. The Big 12 started off with Texas Tech quarterb... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:08:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:08:00Z The Latest: 49ers select Iowa QB Beathard late in 3rd round PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson N... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:08:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:08:00Z The Latest: Saints trade up to take Alvin Kamara PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The New Orleans Saints trade up to select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara and offensive linemen finally start to hear their names called as the third round opens. No. 65 Cleveland: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, 6-3, 305, Charlotte No. 66 San Franci... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:05:00 GMT 2017-04-29T02:05:00Z Tom Hanks going on 'NFL moratorium' over Raiders move SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Hanks says he's going on an "NFL moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn't explain what that entails. The NFL approved the Raiders' plan to move last month. A $1.9 billion stadium is slated to be built for the team with the help of $750 million in public money. ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT 2017-04-27T19:00:00Z Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland. Lynch passed a physical Wednesday and agreed to a restructured two-year contract. Those were the final steps needed before Seattle could trade his rights along with a 2018 sixth-round pick to the ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-04-26T19:45:00Z Attorneys review applications for 'Las Vegas Raiders' name LAS VEGAS (AP) — A handful of people paid up to $275 for the "Las Vegas Raiders" trademark when news of the team's potential move from Oakland surfaced in January 2016. The filings have shed light on a trademark system that gives priority to the first people to submit applications, regardless of the validity of their claims. The applications for the vario... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-04-22T19:09:00Z Romo to call Cowboys on Thanksgiving, might get earlier game DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo should call his first Cowboys game in November in the former Dallas quarterback's first season as lead NFL analyst on CBS. It's just a question of which game. The first CBS game for the Cowboys will be at home against Kansas City on Nov. 5, followed 2 1/2 weeks later by their Thanksgiving game against the Los Angeles Chargers. If Romo doesn't call the... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:35:00 GMT 2017-04-21T14:35:00Z Spoils for a champion: Patriots open season hosting Chiefs One of the spoils of being champion: The New England Patriots will kick off the NFL season on Sept. 7 by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. New England earned that honor with its record comeback to beat Atlanta in the Super Bowl. Its opening opponent in a Thursday night game won the AFC West last season. The Falcons visit Chicago in their ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:56:00 GMT 2017-04-21T00:56:00Z Raiders exercise fifth-year option on star defender Mack ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are making a commitment to one of the NFL's best players. Menacing pass rusher Khalil Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by Oakland on Thursday, presumably keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. The AP Defensive Player of the Year for 2016, Mack had sacks in eight str... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:20:00 GMT 2017-04-20T21:20:00Z Von Miller recovers his Super Bowl 50 helmet ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has his Super Bowl 50 helmet back. The FBI retrieved his helmet from Mexican authorities who also recovered Tom Brady's two Super Bowl jerseys in Mexico City last month. Special agents Brian Schmitt, Melissa Tallman and Clint Judd delivered the helmet to Miller at the UC Heath Center on Wednesday. Mill... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:48:00 GMT 2017-04-19T19:48:00Z Tax increase yields $4.6M for Vegas stadium in first month LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taxpayers contributed more than $4.6 million for an NFL stadium in Las Vegas in the first month that a new increase on area hotel taxes went into effect— ahead of projections for the state's share of the project. The preliminary tax collection figures from March for the stadium that the Oakland Raiders want to call home were released Tues... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:38:00 GMT 2017-04-18T23:38:00Z AP source: Lynch visits Raiders amid talk of comeback ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Retired running back Marshawn Lynch visited the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday as he decides whether to come back to the NFL and the team decides whether it wants to acquire the hometown favorite. A person familiar with the visit says Lynch came to the facility to meet with Raiders officials. The person spoke on condition of anonymity... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:26:00 GMT 2017-04-06T13:26:00Z NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas, so what now? PHOENIX (AP) — Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders. Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. Davis insisted the club his father, Hall of Fame owner Al Davis, built into a champion — ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:06:00 GMT 2017-03-28T16:06:00Z Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team. "I used to be," he responded. Davis has been a Raiders fan for about a half-century, celebrating Super Bowl titles, enduring long stretches of l... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-03-27T23:47:00Z Raiders to Las Vegas should happen Monday with little delay PHOENIX (AP) — Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval Monday to relocate to Las Vegas . Several team owners have said this week they don't envision a scenario where Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn't get the required 24 votes to move the team. Chargers owner Dean Spanos, whose team went from San D... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-03-27T13:11:00Z Oakland makes last-ditch effort to keep Raiders from Vegas With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors' plans for the first time for a stadium on the current Coliseum site, and vowed that she and the city are doing all they can to keep the team. ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-03-24T23:47:00Z Vikings nab ex-Raiders RB Murray, bid Peterson farewell MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has taken his final handoff for Minnesota, a 10-year run featuring a league MVP award, plenty of off-the-field drama and a franchise-leading 11,747 yards rushing over 123 regular-season games. After the Vikings declined their $18 million option on his contract for 2017 two weeks ago to make Peterson a free agent, they si... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:11:00 GMT 2017-03-16T23:11:00Z Ex-Raiders QB Marinovich pleads guilty in public nudity case NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to his arrest after he was seen trying to enter a stranger's home naked. The 47-year-old entered guilty pleas Tuesday to public nudity, drug and trespassing counts and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. The Orange County... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:59:00 GMT 2017-03-15T15:59:00Z