Posts Tagged Professional football

Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team

Montreal Alouettes defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to reporters after returning to practice with the Canadian Football League team Monday, June 29, 2015, in Montreal. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team,  could not make the roster of the St. Louis Rams and signed with Montreal. He left the Alouettes for what he said were personal reasons, but returned to the team this week. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

MONTREAL (AP) — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career.

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Lions fan accused of using laser due in court in November

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit Lions fan who was banned from Ford Field after being accused of directing a laser pointer at Buffalo Bills players during a game is due back in court in November for a review of the case.

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Hyundai replaces General Motors as NFL auto sponsor

DETROIT (AP) — The National Football League is getting a new official automotive sponsor: Hyundai.

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Financing plan for stadium called a lousy deal for Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Finance experts say a long-awaited plan for a new Raiders stadium is a lousy deal for the team and will make a potential return to Los Angeles even more attractive.

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Report: Michigan, Pipkins in disagreement over health

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins tells ESPN.com he plans to transfer, and he says the Wolverines’ staff asked him to sign a medical scholarship form that would have halted his career.

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