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NFL commissioner pushes for HGH tests

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says progress has been made in reaching a deal with the players union that would allow for human-growth hormone testing of all players to begin. Speaking two days before the New York Giants and New England Patriots meet in Sunday’s Super Bowl 46, Goodell said a…

Union workers stage protest march to Super Bowl site

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — While Super Bowl players prepared for Sunday’s NFL title showdown, protesting workers marched on the host stadium after a vote Wednesday by Indiana lawmakers to weaken union power in the state. With thousands of protesters in and around the Statehouse in the shadow of the NFL host…

No major Super Bowl threats, says Homeland Security

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — No major threats have been made against Sunday’s Super Bowl 46, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday even as authorities noted record safety technology advances. “We’re probably the most technologically protected Super Bowl we have ever had,” said Frank Straub, director of public safety for…

Domestic violence rises after NFL upsets: study

WASHINGTON – Domestic violence against women rose in regions whose NFL teams lost important games they were expected to win, US research findings showed Tuesday. Researchers funded by the US National Institutes of Health reported a 10 percent rise in domestic violence reports to police in areas where teams lost…

NFL announces official player lockout

MIAMI (Reuters) – The NFL officially announced a lockout of players by team owners following the move by the players’ union to dissolve themselves and pursue court action against the league, the NFL said in a statement Saturday. A lockout effectively closes down the league’s activities and will halt any trade…

NFL lockout looms as union talks break down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The NFL was on the verge of its first work stoppage in almost a quarter of a century when negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed on Friday. The last real hope for a quick end to the dispute ended when the union representing the players (NFLPA)…

Steelers, Packers head to NFL Super Bowl

Green Bay and Pittsburgh punched their tickets to the Super Bowl, building substantial first-half leads then surviving late scares before holding on to win their NFL semi-final games. The Packers advanced to their first Super Bowl in 13 years with a 21-14 victory over long-time rival Chicago, who could not…

Pittsburgh’s Big Ben faces ban: report

UPDATE: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has confirmed reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for four to six games for violating the NFL’s code of conduct. The Associated Press reports: Goodell made the announcement a week after prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger after a 20-year-old college…

The NBA Draft Is Kind Of Lame

I’ve never really liked the NBA Draft, even when I was rabidly collecting cards and attending Cavs games in the mid-90s. …Yes, I attended Cavs games in the mid-90s. Shut up. I was trying tonight to figure out why I don’t like the NBA Draft, particularly as compared to the…

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