April 11, 2014 - 6:03 AM

UN expert weighs in on Redskins controversy

GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team's owner to change the name.

April 10, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Arbitrator: Mankato university wrong to fire coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An arbitrator has found that Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire head football coach Todd Hoffner last May and has ordered that the university immediately reinstate him, an attorney for the coach confirmed Thursday.

April 10, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Giants' Eli Manning has surgery on left ankle

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to have surgery on his left ankle.

The Giants announced that Manning will have the surgery on Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle that he sprained in the regular season finale against Washington.

April 10, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Police: no arrest in case involving Missouri WR

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for bringing a criminal complaint.

April 10, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Lions' Stafford on the spot after coaching change

April 9, 2014 - 6:03 PM

Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

April 9, 2014 - 4:03 AM

Wednesday Deadline in Northwestern Athletes Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to unionize.

Northwestern, based in Evanston, Ill., has strongly disputed the ruling and has said it would file such an appeal.

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