AFC East - the best personalized free web-based Email en en AFC East Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The injury, which was not reported by the team, left her worried about how long he should continue to play football. Asked if she wanted the New England Patriots quarterback to retire, Bundchen expressed ... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:53:00 GMT 2017-05-17T20:53:00Z LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeGarrette Blount is bringing his power running to Philadelphia. The Eagles and Blount agreed on a one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a bruising back to complement their group of smaller, speedy runners. Blount led the NFL with 18 touchdowns rushing in 2016 while helping the New England Patriots win the Sup... Wed, 17 May 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-05-17T15:37:00Z No problems reported in minute before deadly jet crash MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — A plane that crashed near a small airport outside New York City, killing two crew members, didn't report any problems to air traffic controllers a minute before it nosedived, a federal investigator said Tuesday. The Learjet crash Monday afternoon in an industrial area near Teterboro Airport caused a fire that damaged two buildings a... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:32:00Z Conan jokes may have killed, but he stands accused of theft LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument have in common? They're all subjects of punchlines Conan O'Brien is accused of ripping off — and that's no joke. O'Brien lost an effort to toss out a federal copyright infringement lawsuit in San Diego last week, potentially setting up a novel trial over comic creativity and the value of laughte... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-05-16T07:37:00Z No laughing matter: Writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the best jokes are stolen, the best comedians don't think it's funny when they're accused of ripping off material. That's why Conan O'Brien is vigorously defending himself from copyright infringement allegations by a writer who said he plagiarized punchlines about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument. Tue, 16 May 2017 01:07:00 GMT 2017-05-16T01:07:00Z Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: I don't think death was a suicide BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn't initially believe he had died in his prison cell and doesn't think his death was a suicide. The first part of a two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez aired Monday on the "Dr. Phil " show. The second part is set to air Tuesday. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:09:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:09:00Z Undefeated '72 Dolphins player cites concussions in assault MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A player on the Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 team cited neurological problems he says he has from concussions during his career as he pleaded guilty Friday to punching a man in the face in New Jersey. In entering the plea, Henry Stuckey told the judge that concussions he suffered during a five-year career as a defensive back w... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:22:00Z Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover Now, Tom Brady truly has reached the pinnacle. At least in the eyes of his video game-loving son. To the joy of 9-year-old Jack Brady, the five-time Super Bowl champion will be the cover athlete for Madden 18 , following his Patriots teammate and buddy Rob Gronkowski. "I think it is very cool," Brady said. "I grew up not far from the he... Fri, 12 May 2017 14:12:00 GMT 2017-05-12T14:12:00Z Questions remain on Hernandez wealth after conviction erased BOSTON (AP) — Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in a 2013 killing. Chief among them: What, if any, wealth did the former New England Patriots tight end leave behind when he hanged himself in prison on April 19? And could the team be back on the hook for nearly $6 million it withheld from Hernandez after he was charged in th... Wed, 10 May 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-05-10T23:20:00Z Buffalo Bills hire Brandon Beane as general manager ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina connection continues for the Buffalo Bills in their offseason front-office overhaul. Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane was hired on Tuesday to fill the Bills' GM vacancy in yet another indication of rookie head coach Sean McDermott's growing influence over team decisions. Beane's hir... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:18:00Z Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction is tossed after suicide FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh said she was compelled to follow pre... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:38:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:38:00Z Boston sports struggle with perception built on racist past When Red Sox fans hurled the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of Boston's racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams. Boston's reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained, intertwined with broader struggles for progress along with today's climate of racial tension that s... Wed, 03 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT 2017-05-03T14:15:00Z Bills fire GM Whaley, scouting staff 1 day after NFL draft ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whether it was sitting together in a golf cart watching training camp or sharing dinner and drinks at a nearby restaurant, Bills owner Terry Pegula and general manager Doug Whaley were nearly inseparable last summer. Some nine months later, their professional relationship soured to such an extent that Pegula fired Whaley and his ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-04-30T20:21:00Z 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 Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Tim Murray ran out of time to rebuild the Buffalo Sabres into a contender. The team will need a new head coach, too. Sabres owner Terry Pegula cleaned house by firing Murray and coach Dan Bylsma on Thursday amid questions over player accountability during a season in which Buffalo extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to a sixth year. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-04-21T03:58:00Z 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 Patriots hit back at New York Times over White House tweet WASHINGTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are taking issue with a New York Times photo comparison that suggested a significantly smaller turnout for a Super Bowl celebration at the White House with President Donald Trump than one two years ago with President Barack Obama. The Times on Wednesday tweeted an Associated Press photo of the Patriots standing b... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:55:00 GMT 2017-04-20T11:55:00Z Falcons look to move on after epic Super Bowl collapse FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After a Super Bowl championship was ripped from his grasp, MVP Matt Ryan needed some time to grieve. He wasn't alone on the Atlanta Falcons. This one hurt. A lot. "It sucks. There's no getting around it," Ryan said Wednesday. "You hang on to it for a little bit. You're in kind of your spot, whatever that is, your dark place for a little bit. Then y... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:20:00 GMT 2017-04-20T02:20:00Z Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn't mention Hernandez WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House Wednesday, noting the parallels between his own upset victory and their stunning Super Bowl win — but avoiding discussion of the apparent prison suicide of their former teammate Aaron Hernandez earlier in the day. As he extolled the team's virtues and saluted ind... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:25:00 GMT 2017-04-19T20:25:00Z The Latest: Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long' WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the New England Patriots' visit to the White House to celebrate their 2017 Super Bowl championship (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is saluting the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at the White House. Trump says "no team has been good this long." The Patriots ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:35:00 GMT 2017-04-19T18:35:00Z Brady's jersey stolen again, this time in fun at Fenway Park BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey was stolen again — this time by Rob Gronkowski in full view of 37,000 screaming Red Sox fans. The New England Patriots quarterback was showing off the recently re-acquired uniform top during the pregame ceremony on opening day at Fenway Park on Monday when Gronkowski ripped it out of his hands. Brady chased him around the infield a... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-04-03T22:11:00Z Rex Ryan will talk the talk on ESPN's 'NFL Countdown' BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Rex Ryan is taking his bluster to the TV studio. ESPN announced Monday the former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets coach is joining its "Sunday NFL Countdown" show as an analyst. He will also contribute to SportsCenter and ESPN Radio. He will make his debut Saturday as part of the network's coverage of Florida State's spring game. ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:23:00 GMT 2017-04-03T18:23:00Z A blitz: Car carrying Super Bowl trophy hits deer in Maine FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — The Super Bowl trophy's run-in with a deer was nearly as improbable as the New England Patriots' come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons. But it happened Friday night in Maine when a Patriots employee who had the Vince Lombardi Trophy in his vehicle struck a deer in Fairfield. Team spokesman Stacey James on... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 21:59:00 GMT 2017-04-01T21:59:00Z Draft bust Dion Jordan released by Dolphins MIAMI (AP) — Defensive end Dion Jordan was released Friday by the Miami Dolphins, solidifying his status as a draft bust. Jordan started one game and totaled three sacks after being taken with the No. 3 overall draft pick four years ago. Jordan was reinstated by the NFL in July following a 15-month suspension for his latest violation of... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-03-31T20:39:00Z The Latest: Falcons coach Quinn hits reset button PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest from the NFC coaches breakfast Wednesday that concluded the NFL owners meetings (all times local): 9:40 a.m. It's reset time for the Falcons. That's the term coach Dan Quinn is using less than two months after one of the worst collapses in NFL history and certainly the worst in a Super Bowl. ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:45:00 GMT 2017-03-29T16:45:00Z The Latest: Trump picks businessman for ambassador to Japan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has selected a private equity founder for U.S. ambassador to Japan. William Francis Hagerty IV is the co-founder of a private equity firm based in suburban Chicago, Hagerty Peterson and Co. He ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-03-24T00:37:00Z Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. The jerseys worn by Brady during this year's Super Bowl and the 2015 Super Bowl were returned to Gillette Stadium Thursday, the FBI announced. Brady's 2017 jersey went missing from the Patriots' locker room after the team's win over the Atlanta F... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:33:00 GMT 2017-03-23T22:33:00Z Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16 When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four. John Beilein conjured up the highlight-reel catch that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman made during New England's game-tying drive in the Super Bowl, and said the Wolverines should keep that sort of play — an outlier, as he called it — in mind. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:54:00 GMT 2017-03-23T06:54:00Z Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys BOSTON (AP) — Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment. So how exactly does that happen? Old-fashioned detective work. Experts in the sports memorab... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:31:00 GMT 2017-03-22T22:31:00Z Jets sign veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have turned to Josh McCown in their winter-long search for a quarterback. The team announced the signing of the veteran free agent on Monday night. A person familiar with the one-year contract told The Associated Press that the deal is for $6 million fully guaranteed, as first reported by ESPN and NFL Network. The deal includes a potential $... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:58:00 GMT 2017-03-21T00:58:00Z