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QBs Winston, Mariota drafted 1-2 by Bucs, Titans

Chicago, IL ( – Jameis Winston watched from a friend’s home in Alabama as he heard his name called in Chicago. Marcus Mariota looked on thousands of miles away from Hawaii as his name was announced 10 minutes later. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Winston, the talented-but-controversial Florida State quarterback, with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft ... Read More »

Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

Fall River, MA ( – Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the June 2013 killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. First-degree murder guarantees life in prison without the possibility of parole. Twelve jurors, who deliberated for seven days, found Hernandez killed Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd, 27, was ... Read More »

Hernandez trial headed to jury after closing arguments

Fall River, MA ( – The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will head to the jury after the prosecution and defense presented closing arguments on Tuesday. Defense attorney James Sultan told the jury Hernandez didn’t commit the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player from the Boston area who was dating ... Read More »

Giants looking for happy medium with Eli

By John McMullen New York is all about the bright lights of the big city, but at least one of the its football teams has been able to fly under the radar. The New York Giants are the big brother in the nation’s No. 1 media market yet it’s the Jets who find the back cover of the tabloids far ... Read More »

Revis returning to Jets

( – The agents for Darrelle Revis tweeted Tuesday night that the star cornerback has agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Jets. Revis, 29, would return to the Jets after two seasons with Tampa Bay and New England. He played his first six NFL seasons for the Jets, building a reputation as one of the league’s ... Read More »

Giants extend Coughlin through 2016

East Rutherford, NJ ( – The New York Giants announced that head coach Tom Coughlin’s contract has been extended by one year through the 2016 season. Coughlin, the second-longest tenured head coach in team history, is entering his 12th season with New York. Behind New England’s Bill Belichick and Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis, Coughlin’s tenure with the Giants is the third- ... Read More »

Help for Geno is on the way as Jets trade for Marshall

( – It looks like Geno Smith will have a new target this upcoming season.  The Chicago Bears have reportedly traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets., citing a source informed of the move, is reporting the trade. is also reporting the trade, which requires Marshall passing a physical. It cannot become official until the new ... Read More »

Jets part ways with Chris Johnson, retain Pace and Babin

Florham Park, NJ ( – After a disappointing season, the New York Jets declined Chris Johnson’s option for the 2015 season, allowing him to become a free agent on March 10. The Jets also exercised options on pass rushers Calvin Pace and Jason Babin. Johnson, 29, signed with New York after six seasons with the Tennessee Titans. With the Jets, ... Read More »

Ed Sabol, founder of NFL Films, dies at 98

( – Ed Sabol, whose revolutionary NFL Films was key to the league’s growth over the decades since he founded the production company in the 1960s, has died at the age of 98. The NFL said Sabol died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sabol founded NFL Films in his 40s and led it until 1985, when his son ... Read More »

Winning Ways: Thoughts on a Sports City

By Helen Church, Contributing writer New York doesn’t get to be called “sports city.” No, that title is for other cities – cities whose core generates a following of avid sports lovers who live and thrive on the next great event. Many folks are going to argue that New York fits the bill to some extent, but NY is so big, bold ... Read More »