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Bears' newly-signed Jared Allen: I'm still the best at what I do

Bears' newly-signed Jared Allen: I'm still the best at what I do

LAKE FOREST | New Bear Jared Allen, a farm boy at heart who owns three rodeo bulls, appeared at his Monday afternoon press conference wearing cowboy boots and a big shiny belt buckle.

March 31, 2014 6:45 pm

Indianapolis Colts News

Police: Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

Police: Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

CARMEL, Ind. | Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and other charges, according to the arrest report.

March 27, 2014 2:27 pm
Bears' newly-signed Jared Allen: I'm still the best at what I do

Bears' newly-signed Jared Allen: I'm still the best at what I do

LAKE FOREST | New Bear Jared Allen, a farm boy at heart who owns three rodeo bulls, appeared at his Monday afternoon press conference wearing …

March 31, 2014 6:45 pm
Police: Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

Police: Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

CARMEL, Ind. | Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of…

March 27, 2014 2:27 pm
Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

SAN FRANCISCO | Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the …

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Highland's Grigson steering Indy team through stormy seas

AL HAMNIK: Highland's Grigson steering Indy team through stormy seas

Ryan Grigson loves his job as general manager of the Colts, with its suffocating pressure, long hours and incredible demands.

March 25, 2014 5:45 pm
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Former NFL star Streets coaching at Harvey school

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Former NFL star Streets coaching at Harvey school

Tai Streets and his fellow Thornton High School alums wear the pride of their school not only on their sleeves, but on their faces.

March 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Bears, Tillman agree on one-year contract

Bears, Tillman agree on one-year contract

Charles Tillman said he wanted to retire as a Bear and the veteran cornerback may now get his wish.

March 14, 2014 6:00 pm

Revis, Sproles, Smith, Harrison, Tuck on move

Darrelle Revis and Darren Sproles found landing spots in the Northeast. Now Steve Smith and James Harrison look for new NFL homes.

March 13, 2014 6:28 pm

Bears agree to deals with Young, Hixon

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears agreed to a three-year contract with defensive end Willie Young and a one-year deal with receiver Domenik Hixon …

March 13, 2014 5:01 pm
Bears terminate Peppers' contract

Bears terminate Peppers' contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears released eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday, one of several moves they made to reshape …

March 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Free agency begins Tuesday, cap at $133 million

NEW YORK | Let the bidding binges begin.

March 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Bears confirm Devin Hester won't return

Bears confirm Devin Hester won't return

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago.

March 06, 2014 12:10 pm
JIM PETERS: Old friends stay in touch through friendly all-star game wagers

JIM PETERS: Old friends stay in touch through friendly all-star game wagers

HOBART | It started as a friendly hallway wager between students.

February 26, 2014 5:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Grigson's Super Bowl train chugging along

AL HAMNIK: Grigson's Super Bowl train chugging along

Is Trent Richardson a bust?

February 22, 2014 5:00 pm
HAMNIK.COLUMN: Kawann Short feeling the love of his Carolina brothers

HAMNIK.COLUMN: Kawann Short feeling the love of his Carolina brothers

EAST CHICAGO | Second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers, productive backup at defensive tackle, a Pro Football Writers Association All-Rooki…

February 15, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Inquiry says Incognito, 2 others harassed Martin

An investigation into the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal detailed widespread harassment in the team's locker room that exten…

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
Seahawks ready to start work on Super Bowl defense

Seahawks ready to start work on Super Bowl defense

NEW YORK | Less than 12 hours after winning the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll already was talking about getting started on n…

February 03, 2014 6:30 pm
Seahawks crush Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

Seahawks crush Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | The Seattle Seahawks' mantra all season was to make each day a championship day.

February 02, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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SUPER BOWL NOTEBOOK: Early safety sets record, and tone, in Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL NOTEBOOK: Early safety sets record, and tone, in Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Just 12 seconds into the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos were already trailing after a bizarre, clumsy sequence. It set…

February 02, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Seattle LB Smith earns Super Bowl MVP award

Seattle LB Smith earns Super Bowl MVP award

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Malcolm Smith always was ready to step in when the Seattle Seahawks needed him.

February 02, 2014 9:00 pm
Guy, Brooks, Jones among 7 elected to Hall of Fame

Guy, Brooks, Jones among 7 elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK | Ray Guy is the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

February 01, 2014 6:41 pm

AL HAMNIK: Taking a big bite out of Super Bowl Sunday

I have a friend who delivers for one of the region's top pizzerias and he's got dollar signs in his eyes today.

February 01, 2014 5:30 pm
Different QB styles clash at Super Bowl

Different QB styles clash at Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for.

February 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Manning still has strong fan base in Indianapolis

Manning still has strong fan base in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS | Peyton Manning still tugs on the heartstrings of Colts fans.

January 31, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Seattle back again barely talks to reporters during a media session

Seattle back again barely talks to reporters during a media session

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after Seattle's quiet talking running back wrapped up…

January 30, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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NFL INSIDER: Manning poised for second Super Bowl title

NFL INSIDER: Manning poised for second Super Bowl title

NEWARK, N.J. | Ladies and gentlemen, we've got ourselves a ballgame.

January 30, 2014 6:25 pm
It took years for some players to wind up in the Super Bowl

It took years for some players to wind up in the Super Bowl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | They were once kids who played in their backyards and dreamed of scoring the winning touchdown, making the big play on def…

January 30, 2014 6:21 pm Photos

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Thomas' mom, grandma have to root from prison

Thomas' mom, grandma have to root from prison

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Demaryius Thomas' mother and grandmother will cheer for the Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No.…

January 30, 2014 5:11 pm
Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl.

January 29, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Richard Sherman is downright charming on media day

Richard Sherman is downright charming on media day

NEWARK, N.J. | Richard Sherman couldn't wait to start talking Tuesday.

January 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Super Bowl circus takes center stage

Super Bowl circus takes center stage

NEWARK, N.J. | Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nick…

January 28, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Game on for Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson

AL HAMNIK: Game on for Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson

The Broncos and Seahawks clash for NFL supremacy on Sunday.

January 28, 2014 5:00 pm
Broncos QB Manning 'had concerns' about comeback

Broncos QB Manning 'had concerns' about comeback

NEWARK, N.J. | When Peyton Manning returned to the NFL after a series of neck operations that sidelined him for the entire 2011 season, there …

January 28, 2014 4:48 pm
Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catch…

January 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Super Bowl megastars, All-Pros, and everyone else

Super Bowl megastars, All-Pros, and everyone else

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Su…

January 27, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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AP-GfK Poll: 49 percent are pro football fans

NEW YORK | About half of Americans say they are fans of pro football, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, and nearly a third of those f…

January 26, 2014 5:10 pm
Peyton Manning eyes Super Bowl title with 2nd team

Peyton Manning eyes Super Bowl title with 2nd team

For all the NFL records Peyton Manning owns — and there are plenty — he is one victory away from the one accomplishment that eventually might …

January 25, 2014 6:15 pm
Manning warns Broncos not to let chance slip by

Manning warns Broncos not to let chance slip by

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Peyton Manning is the only player in this Super Bowl who has won the big game.

January 24, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Slights become motivation for Seattle's receivers

Slights become motivation for Seattle's receivers

RENTON, Wash. | Somewhere along the way, "pedestrian" became a favored word for the Seattle Seahawks' receivers.

January 21, 2014 4:59 pm
NYC and NJ prep for Super Bowl on calm MLK Monday

NYC and NJ prep for Super Bowl on calm MLK Monday

NEW YORK | Workers hung in harnesses, putting the finishing touches on a sponsor's billboard high above Broadway. A few blocks north, in Times…

January 20, 2014 9:00 pm

Manning's Broncos to face Seahawks in Super Bowl

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning runs the NFL's No. 1 offense.

January 19, 2014 10:30 pm
Manning to Super Bowl, Broncos beat Pats 26-16

Manning to Super Bowl, Broncos beat Pats 26-16

DENVER | Peyton Manning had an answer for everyone. What's new?

January 19, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title

Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title

SEATTLE | The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense — and the 12th Man — to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl.

January 19, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Pre-Super Bowl star power abounds in semifinals

Pre-Super Bowl star power abounds in semifinals

The Super Bowl needs a ratings boost like a racecar could use more horsepower.

January 18, 2014 6:00 pm

NFL INSIDER: Broncos won't be sleepless, neither will Seattle

In the pantheon of all-time great athlete rivalries, we get to one of the best Sunday.

January 16, 2014 6:14 pm
Let's get nasty: 49ers vs. Seahawks

Let's get nasty: 49ers vs. Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. | Packers-Bears. Steelers-Browns. Cowboys vs. anybody in the NFC East.

January 16, 2014 5:29 pm Photos

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Judge's decision means NFL may have to pay more

NEW YORK | The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday — and it's no closer to being resolved — just a…

January 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Manning, Broncos top Chargers, make AFC title game

DENVER | Peyton Manning welcomed Wes Welker back into the lineup with a touchdown toss and the Denver Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of the…

January 12, 2014 9:00 pm

Kaepernick lifts 49ers over Panthers 23-10

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Colin Kaepernick raced into the end zone, then pretended to rip open his shirt with both hands imitating Cam Newton's Superm…

January 12, 2014 9:00 pm

Luck struggles in Colts loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | This time, there was no stunning comeback for Andrew Luck and the Colts.

January 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Patriots' Blount runs for four touchdowns to oust Colts

Patriots' Blount runs for four touchdowns to oust Colts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | LeGarrette Blount wasn't satisfied with three short touchdown runs, not against a team coming off the second greatest come…

January 11, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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