National Football League (NFL)

6:24am

Sun June 23, 2013
Author Interviews

Outspoken Punter Muses On Life, The Universe, And 'Sparkleponies'

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 11:55 am

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Most NFL punters spend the majority of their time focusing on one thing: kicking the ball, and kicking it well. But Chris Kluwe — the most successful punter the Minnesota Vikings ever had and now signed to Oakland — has a few other things on his mind. Like bad drivers, and the proper degree of pressure for a handshake. And more substantive issues, like gay marriage.

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5:17am

Mon June 17, 2013
Around the Nation

Putin Denies Stealing Kraft's Super Bowl Ring

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:13 am

When New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft met with then-Russian President Vladmir Putin in 2005, he showed off his Super Bowl ring. Kraft told a crowd last week Putin put the ring on, and said, "I can kill someone with this ring." He then put it in his pocket, and walked away. The Kremlin says the ring was a gift.

1:44pm

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Can The Patriots Groom Tebow To Be A Good NFL Quarterback?

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 4:07 am

New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow throws during practice in Foxborough, Mass., on Tuesday.
Charles Krupa AP

Tim Tebow, the polarizing quarterback everyone has come to know and love (or hate), found a new home this week in New England, when the Patriots signed him to a two-year, nonguaranteed contract, igniting yet another cycle of Tebowmania.

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7:40am

Tue June 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Is New England The Right Fit For Tim Tebow?

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 8:45 am

Tim Tebow (right) shakes hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the Patriots defeated the Broncos on Dec. 18, 2011. Now, they're due to be teammates.
Mark Leffingwell Reuters /Landov

11:49am

Mon June 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Butt Slap Lands Ex-NFL Star Chad Johnson In Jail

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 12:59 pm

Former Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson.
J. Meric Getty Images

Chad Johnson — the NFL star formerly known as Chad Ochocinco for his jersey number — was minutes from having part of his life back on track. Johnson, who had pleaded no contest to head-butting his ex-wife, was about to seal a plea-deal that called for community service and counseling instead of jail time, when he did something that made the entire court room erupt in laughter.

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