NFC West - the best personalized free web-based Email en en NFC West NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance parties. "I always planned all my celebrations," said Denver's Emm... Tue, 23 May 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-05-23T22:41:00Z NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA CHICAGO (AP) — The 2021 Super Bowl has been moved by the NFL from Los Angeles to Tampa. Five days after the opening of the $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood, California was pushed back to 2020 because of construction delays caused by Los Angeles' uncommonly wet winter, league owners approved the move Tuesday. Owners voted unanimously to give the February 2021 game t... Tue, 23 May 2017 20:17:00 GMT 2017-05-23T20:17:00Z Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead Cortez Kennedy, one of the best defensive linemen of his generation and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee despite rarely finding himself in the spotlight as a player, has died. He was 48. Police in Orlando, Florida, say the former Seattle Seahawks star was found dead Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio said the circumstances ... Tue, 23 May 2017 19:34:00 GMT 2017-05-23T19:34:00Z 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 Cardinals QB Palmer to ease way up on offseason throwing TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have five quarterbacks. One of them, Carson Palmer, only stood and watched as the team went through its first offseason workout Tuesday. At age 37, Palmer will greatly curtail his offseason throwing in hopes of preserving arm strength for his 15th NFL season. Palmer has thrown 6,040 passes in th... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:21:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:21:00Z 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 AP Source: Cardinals, QB Blaine Gabbert agree on 1-year deal PHOENIX (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says quarterback Blaine Gabbert has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced by the team. The 27-year-old Gabbert joins a Cardinals team that will ... Thu, 11 May 2017 02:58:00 GMT 2017-05-11T02:58:00Z Kaepernick hands out old suits outside parole office NEW YORK (AP) — Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has yet to find another NFL job, but he's donating some of his old suits in order to help others find work. Video and pictures from social media show Kaepernick standing outside a New York City parole office with two boxes of custom-made suits. An Instagram post by Kaepernick's "Know Your Rights Camp"... Tue, 02 May 2017 15:30:00 GMT 2017-05-02T15:30:00Z Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, wife Ciara welcome baby girl Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his popstar wife Ciara are now parents to a baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson. The couple announced the birth of their daughter on Friday night while the NFL draft was taking place. Ciara posted to her Instagram account details of the birth. Sienna weighed 7 pounds, 13 ou... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:46:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:46:00Z 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 Chicago Bears trade up, take QB Trubisky with No. 2 pick LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears drafted their latest quarterback of the future, grabbing North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick on Thursday night after trading up a spot with the San Francisco 49ers. There was some thought the Bears might wait a round or two before looking at quarterback after signing Mike Glennon last month to ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:02:00 GMT 2017-04-28T01:02:00Z Anguish, sympathy for Heap after ex-NFL player's kid killed PHOENIX (AP) — Condolences poured in for retired NFL player Todd Heap and his family on Saturday, a day after police say the former Pro Bowl tight end accidentally ran over his 3-year-old daughter with a truck, killing her. Heap was moving the truck at his home in Mesa, a Phoenix suburb, on Friday when he struck the girl, police said. She was pronounced d... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:42:00 GMT 2017-04-15T22:42:00Z Ex-NFL player driving truck that ran over, killed daughter PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a former NFL player was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home. The Arizona Republic reports ( ) that police say Todd Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck the girl while moving the vehicle forward outside their home in Mesa on ... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-04-15T14:19:00Z Coach Sean McVay sets a new foundation with Rams this week THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay had been waiting three months to get all of his players in the same room for the first time since he took over the Los Angeles Rams. As you might expect, the youngest head coach in modern NFL history doesn't like to wait. When McVay finally got to say his first words to his new team Monday as the ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-04-10T23:04:00Z 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 Seahawks GM: Sherman trade talks have occurred SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Wednesday the team has listened to trade offers regarding cornerback Richard Sherman, but downplayed that a deal may actually happen. Schneider made his comments in an interview with KIRO-AM . Schneider said, "What you've seen lately in the news is real. That's on both sides," in regard t... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:43:00 GMT 2017-04-05T17:43:00Z 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 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 Final 4 court assembled in Arizona's NFL stadium GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eight days before the competition begins, a shiny new basketball court has been laid in place for the Final Four. Made of sturdy maple harvested in November in northern Michigan, the court was shipped to Idaho Falls, Idaho, for painting and staining. From there it was trucked to Arizona and unloaded Friday. It too... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:39:00 GMT 2017-03-25T02:39:00Z 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 Trump rips NFL QB Kaepernick during speech in Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in Louisville, Kentucky. Kaepernick, who played for the San Francisco 49ers but now is a free agent, hasn't yet been signed to another team. Trump told the crowd he read an article reporting t... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-03-21T06:26:00Z Spike Lee calls lack of suitors for Colin Kaepernick 'fishy' NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee says it's "fishy" that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. Kaepernick's season-long protest of "The Star Spangled Banner" ahead of 49ers games became a topic of national debate last season. Kaepernick was protesting police treatment of minorities in the country. He has indicated he plans to stand for the anthem next ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:14:00 GMT 2017-03-20T19:14:00Z Dwight Clark says he has ALS, suspects football a cause SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dwight Clark revealed Sunday that he has Lou Gehrig's disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced on Twitter that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks cells that control muscles. The former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver linked to a post on his personal blog detailing his ALS diagnosis, ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:06:00 GMT 2017-03-20T04:06:00Z Seahawks reach agreement with RB Eddie Lacy on 1-year deal RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Eddie Lacy can be motivated by a one-year contract to rediscover the form that made him the 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Seahawks and Lacy agreed to terms on a one-year deal Tuesday, providing Seattle a big body for a run game that was once the best in football but lagged last season following the retirement of M... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:16:00 GMT 2017-03-14T23:16:00Z AP Source: Adrian Peterson takes free agent visit to Seattle MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson visited the Seattle Seahawks, while his original team in Minnesota hosted fellow free agent running back Eddie Lacy. There's still a path for Peterson to return to the Vikings, but the signs of his potential departure haven't stopped popping up. Peterson was at Seahawks headquarters on Sunday, accordin... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:23:00 GMT 2017-03-13T03:23:00Z Glennon gets Bears job, RG3 gets walking papers It looks like Mike Glennon has a starting job in the NFL. Robert Griffin III no longer has any job. The Bears finalized their deal with Glennon, the former Tampa Bay quarterback, on Friday, one day after cutting Jay Cutler. Glennon wasn't about to beat out Jameis Winston with the Buccaneers, and he got a three-year contract in Chicago. ... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:38:00 GMT 2017-03-11T04:38:00Z Redskins fire general manager Scot McCloughan WASHINGTON (AP) — On the opening day of NFL free agency, the Washington Redskins made a franchise-altering move that didn't involve a player. They fired general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, ending speculation about his future that had clouded the organization in recent weeks. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing, which is effective immediately. ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:59:00 GMT 2017-03-10T15:59:00Z The Latest: Rams trade defensive end Hayes to Dolphins The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 12:55 a.m. The Rams have traded defensive end William Hayes to the Miami Dolphins. The clubs also exchanged draft picks, with Miami getting a seventh-round pick and the Rams getting a sixth-round pick. Hayes spent the past five... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:02:00 GMT 2017-03-10T06:02:00Z