Cowboys backup S Jakar Hamilton gets 4-game ban

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Dallas backup safety Jakar Hamilton has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse.

AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can't

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Josh Gordon can't run a deep pass route into Canada and play.

Jets' Patterson: no-show claims 'completely false'

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Dimitri Patterson disputes the New York Jets' version of his mysterious absence.

Drafting Derrick Thomas ushered in a decade of excellence for Chiefs

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The decision made 25 years ago would shape a franchise and define a decade of excellence for Kansas City Chiefs football.

Jerry Brewer: For the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, one is not enough

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

One is not enough.

FANTASY PLAYS: Back to draft board _ who's first?

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The tail end of the NFL preseason signals something much more festive for tens of millions of fantasy football players around the world: the nearing of draft day.

Buy a mere ticket? How quaint. Be a team 'member'

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.

Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason.

Raiders rookie QB Carr gets chance to impress

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Raiders insist it's not an audition, just a chance for rookie Derek Carr to get in some much-needed work.

Larry Stone: Seahawks learn price of success is target on their backs

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Seahawks knew they were going to be "the hunted" this year.