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November 19, 2018 1:45 AM Joe Theismann feels Alex Smith’s pain

LANDOVER, MD.—Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann, was at Sunday’s game and sensed the same — all-too-familiar 4

November 15, 2018 11:47 PM NFL provides University of Calgary $12M for concussions research

Emery says research will evaluate risk factors, look at how to predict recovery and gauge effectiveness of concussion prevention across multiple sports including hockey, rugby, football, lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. “We will recruit over 6,000 high school students across 60 schools nationally and we will follow 6

November 7, 2018 5:43 PM Dez Bryant has reportedly agreed to contract with New Orleans Saints

The Saints on Tuesday also worked out Brandon Marshall, who most recently played for the Seahawks, and Kamar Aiken, who was released by the Eagles last month. Bryant, 30, has been out of football since being released by the Dallas Cowboys in April. Over eight seasons in Dallas, he caught 531 passes, surpassing 1,000 yards receiving in three consecutive 15

November 1, 2018 1:45 AM Bruce Arthur’s Thursday NFL pick: Raiders at 49ers

Among big cities, the Bay Area contains arguably the two most expensive real-estate markets in America: San Jose and San Francisco. Why not? It’s California, Silicon Valley and the chance to work on a social network that might just topple a government, or might destroy the world. The football teams are similarly irresponsible, actually: The 49ers abandoned 13

October 25, 2018 10:34 PM Andersen makes his mark on Leafs on ice and off

Scot Prohaska, the southern California performance coach, is not a fortune teller. But it says something about his eye for athletic detail that he detected a difference in Frederik Andersen a couple of months back, this shortly after Andersen headed off to Maple Leafs training camp after another offseason spent grinding in Prohaska’s famed L.A. gym. “I know sometimes 15

October 19, 2018 4:08 PM Eagles fan finds fame after running into a pole

The moment in the spotlight isn’t over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year. Jigar Desai is now the subject of an NFL digital short feature, shot ahead of the Eagles game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Oct. 28. In the short, he’s surprised with tickets 14

October 19, 2018 3:57 PM Rihanna reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick

Last month, word broke that the NFL had tabbed Maroon 5 to perform at halftime of next year’s Super Bowl LIII. It was a perfectly safe choice for a league that tries not to wander off the beaten path, entertainment-wise. But was it the first choice? Or even the second choice? According to Us Weekly, the NFL and CBS — which is broadcasting the game — first 15

October 13, 2018 8:27 PM Packers legend Jim Taylor dead at 83

Taylor played on the great Packer teams and was the league’s MVP in 1962. He won four NFL titles and scored the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history. Taylor played for the Packers from 1958 to 1966 and spent 10 seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by Green Bay in the second round out of LSU in 1958. He played in a backfield that featured Paul Hornung 53

October 11, 2018 5:23 PM Donald Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

The White House had said that Trump and West would discuss a range of issues, including manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, which is where West grew up. Trump calls West a longtime friend. Trump told Fox and Friends Thursday: “He’s a different kind of guy and that’s OK with me.” The White House has said they will talk about 17

October 9, 2018 3:43 AM Drew Brees becomes NFL passing yardage king in Saints win

NEW ORLEANS—Drew Brees’ 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith made him the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing and sent the Saints well on their way to a lopsided 43-19 victory over the mistake-prone Washington Redskins on Monday night. Brees entered the game needing 201 yards to eclipse Peyton Manning’s previous mark of 71,940 yards. He had 250 yards 16