Defensive end J.J. Watt could be in the running for MVP

...Should J.J. Watt be the NFL's Most Valuable Player?Many who are paid to find ways to slow down the overpowering defensive end for the Houston Texans say yes."I'd vote for him," Cincin nati offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said. "I've...

New OT rules being tested in AHL could help limit shootouts

...causes the NHL to take notice and later implement, like the delay penalty for flipping a puck over the glass in the defensive end. Or the trapezoid area behind the goal.Or, maybe soon, this new OT rule."The fans love the shootout," Avs...

Mixed martial arts techniques helping some top pass rushers in the NFL

DENVER - Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a...of pass rushing by Greg Ellis, a defensive end in the NFL from 1998-2009. Ellis...typically 330 pounds and outweigh most defensive ends by 75 pounds and linebackers by 100...

Nine Broncos, two Falcons selected for NFL's Pro Bowl in January

...Bell; and Eagles special teams star Darren Sproles. Arian Foster was one of two Houston Texans honored, along with defensive end J.J. Watt."It is kind of the league's elite," Foster said. "It's a place where you can meet the best...

Rivera, Panthers can repeat as NFC South champs after another strong December push

...said. "We got hot at the right time. We've just got to keep rolling now."NOTES: The Panthers have activated defensive end Frank Alexander from the reserve/exempt list and placed wide receiver De'Andre Presley on injured reserve with...

Cowboys star DeMarco Murray is questionable for Colts

...week's win at St. Louis. SEAHAWKS: Are continuing efforts to keep core players from reaching free agency, signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth up to $28.5 million.Avril's deal comes a day after the Seahawks...

Jaguars rally late, win in front of largest crowd

...The senior guard ignited a pivotal 17-0 run with a driving layup.Then, he forced a five-second call on the defensive end.Boyce then swished a 3 from the left wing. Later, Boyce missed on a drive to the hoop, but McCarthy grabbed the...

49ers release Ray McDonald amid sexual assault investigation

...health-and-safety duties on team owners themselves."Nine players were named as plaintiffs, including Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent. The judge gave them until Dec. 30 to file an amended complaint.

Georgia paid attorney more than $40,000 for Todd Gurley's legal representation

...Steve Addazio's contract by two years through 2020 after he led them to 14 wins in his first two seasons. FLORIDA: Defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. will miss the Jan. 3 Birmingham Bowl against East Carolina following hip surgery. ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM...

Playoff teams well-represented on All-American list

...team along with safety Landon Collins. The top-ranked Tide will face fourth-seeded Ohio State and All-America defensive end Joey Bosa on New Year's Day in the Sugar Bowl.Florida State had the most players on the three All-America teams...