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U.S. sports leagues move to add Sharapova drug to banned list

Mildronate (Meldonium) medication is pictured in the pharmacy in Saulkrasti

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) – Several major U.S. sports leagues are pushing to add the drug that led to a positive test for Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova to their banned list, but in many cases they will need player approval before they can hit that goal. Sharapova, who last week revealed she had […]

Steelers’ Bryant banned one year for substance abuse

NFL: AFC Divisional-Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos

(The Sports Xchange) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant on Monday was suspended for a year by the NFL for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Bryant will not appeal the suspension, which begins immediately. Bryant was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 regular season due to violations of […]

Yahoo, NHL enter pact to stream four live games a week

A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle

By Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc has entered into a partnership to stream live National Hockey League broadcasts, part of its push to use sports to draw in millennial viewers and the advertisers who want to reach them. Starting with Friday's match between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, […]

NFL-Peyton Manning retiring after 18-year career

* Goes out on top after Super Bowl triumph * Holds slew of NFL passing records * Commissioner praises his “extraordinary career” (Adds quotes, including NFL commissioner) By Frank Pingue March 6 (Reuters) – Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has decided to retire from the NFL, bringing an end to a career that will surely […]

Peyton Manning retiring after 18-year career

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has decided to retire from the NFL, bringing an end to a career that will surely land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the team said on Sunday. Manning, who turns 40 later this month, will be going out on top after helping the Broncos to a Super […]

Falcons coach asks college player if he is gay

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, pictured on November 1, 2015, has apologized to college standout Eli Apple after a member of his staff asked last week during the NFL Scouting Combine if he was gay

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn has apologized to college standout Eli Apple after a member of his staff asked last week during the NFL Scouting Combine if he was gay. Neither Apple, a 20-year-old cornerback for Ohio State who helped the Buckeyes win a national championship for the 2014 campaign, nor Quinn identified the Falcons […]

NBA’s Ballmer paces world’s 63 billionaire sport team owners

Steve Ballmer is the owner of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers and has a net worth of $  23.5 billion

New York (AFP) – This week's Forbes magazine list of the world's wealthiest people finds 63 billionaires around the planet worth a combined $ 285 billion (262 billion euros) who together own 81 teams across seven sports over 12 leagues. Football News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Brady, Patriots agree on two-year extension, report

NFL: AFC Championship-New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

(The Sports Xchange) – The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season when he will be 42. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, Brady's salary-cap charge for 2016 was scheduled to be a team-high $ 15 million and the extension would lower […]

NFL salary cap jumps to $155 million in 2016

When the NFL instituted a salary cap in 1994, it was $  34.6 million for each team

NFL teams will each have an extra $ 12 million (10.9 million euros) to spend on players next season under new 2016 salary cap figures released by the NFL Players Association. The new mark is nearly double the salary cap from the 2003 season, a testimony to television rights fee increases and total revenue hikes […]

NFL-List of Super Bowl MVP winners

Feb 7 – List of Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) winners: Feb. 7, 2016 – Von Miller (Denver) Feb. 1, 2015 – Tom Brady (New England) Feb. 2, 2014 – Malcolm Smith (Seattle Seahawks) Feb. 3, 2013 – Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens) Feb. 5, 2012 – Eli Manning (New York Giants) Feb. 6, 2011 […]

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