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Patriots QB Brady files lawsuit against NFL to halt suspension

By The Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith ...

Chiefs star Berry beats cancer, returns to field

By The Associated Press
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the ...

NFL notebook: Redskins re-sign star linebacker Kerrigan

By The Associated Press
Locking up their top pass-rusher, the Washington Redskins agreed to a multiyear contract extension with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on Wednesday, a day before the first practice of training camp. The Redskins announced the deal a few hours before coach Jay Gruden ...

Patriots QB Brady’s suspension upheld by Goodell

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger ...

NFL notebook: Chiefs SS Berry cleared after cancer treatment

Wire Reports
Chiefs safety Eric Berry is returning to the practice field, less than eight months after a stunning cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career. Berry was cleared by the Kansas City medical staff and his own doctors after ...

NFL notebook: Ravens owner Bisciotti denies pressuring Goodell over ‘Deflategate’

Wire Reports
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti issued an emphatic denial of a report alleging that he attempted to exert pressure on commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. Brady appealed the punishment, which stems from his alleged role ...

NFL notebook: League doles out 3 multiple-game suspensions

Staff and Wire Reports
The NFL suspended Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith three games after he pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge earlier this year. Cornerback Jabari Price of the Minnesota Vikings was suspended two games for violating the league’s substance abuse ...

NFL notebook: Proposed Brady suspension settlement ‘met with silence’

Wire Reports
The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the ...

Goodell doesn’t discount Pittsburgh’s chances of hosting 2023 Super Bowl

By Mark Kaboly
If it was solely up to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, a Super Bowl at Heinz Field with Pittsburgh serving as a snowy backdrop would be ...

NFL notebook: Cowboys reach 5-year, $70 million deal with wide receiver Bryant

By The Associated Press
Dez Bryant and the Cowboys have the long-term contract both sides said they wanted during a long stalemate that came right up against the deadline ...

NFL notebook: Cowboys WR Bryant reiterates holdout threat

Wire Reports
Dez Bryant is sending another signal that he won’t play for the Cowboys without a long-term contract. The unsigned All-Pro receiver posted a message on Twitter to Dallas fans Monday, apologizing while saying he “will not be there” if he doesn’t ...

Variable pricing helps NFL teams profit

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — So you want to see the Steelers play the Seahawks? Plan to spend more money for that ticket than for some other ...

Jets’ Walls giving back to Pittsburgh

By Wynston Wilcox
Darrin Walls, a cornerback for the New York Jets, has made his way back home to Pittsburgh, and he’s not alone. Walls’ homecoming visit is to ...

Former Raiders star quarterback Stabler dies at 69

By The Associated Press
Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s MVP in 1974, died as a result of complications ...

Browns claim Jeannette’s Pryor off waivers

Wire Reports
CLEVELAND — Terrelle Pryor believes he can be an NFL wide receiver. The Browns are giving him a chance. Pryor, who has made 10 pro starts ...