Posts Tagged Professional football

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank smiles during a news conference announcing the city is getting a Major League Soccer expansion team on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise, unveiling a the team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta.

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Sharper’s attorneys to question Arizona evidence

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women.

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Bills great Kelly hoping to spend weekend at home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is planning to spend this weekend celebrating Easter at home in suburban Buffalo with his family, before returning to New York City to resume treatments for sinus cancer.

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Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson watches the second half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in New York. The The Knicks won 109-98. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.

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Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper’s DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday.

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