National Football League http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27322/all en NFL to evaluate call to expand Rooney Rule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-league-evaluating-call-expand-rooney-rule The National Football League said on Tuesday it is considering a proposal to expand the Rooney Rule, designed to increase the number of minority head coaches, after all eight recent vacancies were filled by white coaches. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-league-evaluating-call-expand-rooney-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Affirmative action in the United States Business National Football League National Football League Rooney Rule Social Issues Entertainment United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737935 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Congressmen criticise players union over lack of HGH test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/nfl-congressmen-criticise-players-union-over-lack-hgh-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 28 (Reuters) - The reluctance of the National Football League Players Association to implement in-season testing for human growth hormone (HGH) has been criticised by key members of a congressional oversight committee.</p> <p>House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking member Elijah Cummings called for action by the players union and hinted they may call individual players before the committee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/nfl-congressmen-criticise-players-union-over-lack-hgh-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DeMaurice Smith Growth hormone National Football League National Football League Players Association Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740767 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL's Goodell: no brain damage cover-up in football http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/nfls-goodell-no-brain-damage-cover-football <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alister Bull</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The head of the National Football League, in remarks before the Super Bowl on Sunday, defended his organization's efforts to make the game safer and flatly denied an allegation that it had deliberately covered up the risks of head injuries in the sport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/nfls-goodell-no-brain-damage-cover-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health National Football League National Football League NBC Sports Politics Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744653 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: New research program aims to combat brain injuries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/nfl-new-research-program-aims-combat-brain-injuries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The National Football League joined GE, a world leader in medical imaging, on Monday in launching a $60 million research program aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.</p> <p>The four-year Head Health Initiative, guided by healthcare experts, aims to improve athlete concussion safety with innovations that could be used by soldiers as well as in society.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/nfl-new-research-program-aims-combat-brain-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medicine National Football League Neurotrauma Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780158 at http://www.globalpost.com Federal judge in NY allows shutdown of China-based websites in NFL fake merchandise lawsuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/federal-judge-ny-allows-shutdown-china-based-websites-nfl-fa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NFL won a court order Wednesday to shut down the operators of nearly 1,500 China-based websites accused of selling fake NFL merchandise, continuing the league's effort to counter booming counterfeit sales of its popular player jerseys and other merchandise.</p> <p>In a lawsuit, the NFL accused the website operators of being part of a single network of counterfeiters who sell fake jerseys, headwear and other merchandise bearing the trademarks of the league or its 32 teams.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/federal-judge-ny-allows-shutdown-china-based-websites-nfl-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counterfeit Forgery National Football League Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:40:16 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827592 at http://www.globalpost.com Tablets on sidelines? Could happen as NFL and Microsoft enhance interactive experiences http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/tablets-sidelines-could-happen-nfl-and-microsoft-enhance-int <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Imagine Sean Payton holding up a Surface tablet instead of a cardboard playsheet on the sideline.</p> <p>Envision Peyton Manning sitting on the bench and dissecting the last series from a variety of camera angles on his hand-held device instead of looking at still photos. Or sitting at home and pulling up real-time highlights on a Sunday afternoon.</p> <p>It's coming.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/tablets-sidelines-could-happen-nfl-and-microsoft-enhance-int" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Games National Football League National Football League Sports The Canadian Press Tue, 21 May 2013 19:45:59 +0000 The Canadian Press 5843122 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: League settles concussion lawsuit for $765 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130829/nfl-league-settles-concussion-lawsuit-765-million-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The National Football League has reached a settlement worth $765 million in a lawsuit filed by more than 4,500 former players against the NFL over concussion injuries.</p> <p>Under the landmark agreement, the league and NFL Properties will contribute $765 million to provide medical benefits and injury compensation for the retired players or their families.</p> <p>The league will also fund medical and safety research and cover litigation expenses as part of the deal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130829/nfl-league-settles-concussion-lawsuit-765-million-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Lawsuit National Football League National Football League NFL lockout AFP Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:15:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5921104 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive: NFL, DirecTV agree to framework for Sunday Ticket deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131212/exclusive-nfl-directv-agree-framework-sunday-ticket-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronald Grover and Liana B. Baker</p> <p>(Reuters) - The National Football League and DirecTV have agreed on a framework for negotiations to renew the satellite TV operator's contract to offer the popular NFL Sunday Ticket football package the company uses to attract subscribers, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131212/exclusive-nfl-directv-agree-framework-sunday-ticket-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DirecTV DirecTV National Football League Satellite television Television Thomson Reuters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 02:16:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6018989 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. judge rejects $760 million NFL concussion settlement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140114/judge-rejects-760-million-nfl-concussion-settlement-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>(Reuters) - A $760 million settlement between the National Football League and thousands of former players, who contend the league downplayed the risk of concussions, was rejected on Tuesday by a U.S. judge who said it might not be enough to pay all of the affected players.</p> <p>The proposed deal, reached in August, had set aside up to $5 million for each former player diagnosed with a certain brain condition as a result of their years on the playing field.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140114/judge-rejects-760-million-nfl-concussion-settlement-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chronic traumatic encephalopathy Motor neurone disease National Football League Neurotrauma Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:46:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6043022 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive: Fox, CBS, ESPN bid for Thursday night NFL games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/exclusive-fox-cbs-bid-thursday-nfl-games-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronald Grover</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fox, CBS and ESPN have submitted bids for the rights to broadcast as many as eight Thursday night National Football League games, three people familiar with the bidding process told Reuters, as bidders began assembling for what is expected to be a highly contested auction.</p> <p>NBC, which already broadcasts NFL games on Sunday nights, is expected to join the bidding by Friday night, when bids are due, according to one of the people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/exclusive-fox-cbs-bid-thursday-nfl-games-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League NBC Sports Sports media Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:19:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6046173 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL to let football fans create personalized online service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140130/nfl-let-football-fans-create-personalized-online-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Football League, which already offers football-crazed fans programs on its own cable channel, online and mobile, is launching an "NFL Now" video service that lets fans personalize programs on Internet-connected devices.</p> <p>The league said NFL Now will launch this summer worldwide on mobile devices, and in the United States through Verizon Communications Inc, on Microsoft Corp's XBox One console, on Yahoo Sports and online.</p> <p>It expects to add other distribution partners in future, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140130/nfl-let-football-fans-create-personalized-online-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League National Football League Technology Yahoo! Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:24:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6057689 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL to launch new digital video service, seeking to increase revenue from mobile advertising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140130/nfl-launch-new-digital-video-service-seeking-increase-revenu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NFL, already a more than $9 billion a year business, is seeking new revenues from the expanding mobile advertising market.</p> <p>The league will launch a digital video service called "NFL Now" this summer, which will offer game highlights, archived NFL Films footage and original news and analysis programs.</p> <p>Brian Rolapp, the league's executive vice-president of media, called mobile advertising the "fastest-growing revenue stream" out there.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140130/nfl-launch-new-digital-video-service-seeking-increase-revenu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business National Football League National Football League Technology Television Television in the United States The Canadian Press Fri, 31 Jan 2014 03:36:18 +0000 The Canadian Press 6057734 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Super Bowl ticket resale prices rise with temperatures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140201/nfl-super-bowl-ticket-resale-prices-rise-temperatures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Resale market prices for Super Bowl 48 tickets are rising on the eve of the big game as new weather forecasts predict relatively warm conditions with clouds and light winds.</p> <p>The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will meet Sunday before a sellout crowd of about 79,000 at East Rutherford, New Jersey in the National Football League championship spectacle, the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather city.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140201/nfl-super-bowl-ticket-resale-prices-rise-temperatures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Business Human Interest National Football League National Football League Technology Tickets AFP Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:46:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6058955 at http://www.globalpost.com CBS to televise 8 Thursday night NFL games in new package next season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140205/cbs-televise-8-thursday-night-nfl-games-new-package-next-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - CBS won bidding among broadcast networks to televise eight Thursday night NFL games next fall, and perhaps beyond that.</p> <p>The NFL said Wednesday that CBS and its broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be in the booth for eight early-season Thursday night games simulcast on the NFL Network.</p> <p>The league's cable network will show six Thursday night games alone, produced by CBS with Nantz and Simms also in the booth. Included in the deal is two Saturday games, but it is unclear whether they will be on CBS or the NFL Network</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140205/cbs-televise-8-thursday-night-nfl-games-new-package-next-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business National Football League Sports Sports media Television in the United States The Canadian Press Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:18:08 +0000 The Canadian Press 6062499 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Washington's Davis banned indefinitely for doping http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/nfl-washingtons-davis-banned-indefinitely-doping <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was suspended indefinitely without pay by the National Football League on Wednesday after a violation of the substance abuse policy.</p> <p>Davis, who caught seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown in 10 games for the Redskins last season, is set to become a free agent next month.</p> <p>Davis, 28, was suspended for four games in 2011 after failing multiple drug tests for marijuana.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/nfl-washingtons-davis-banned-indefinitely-doping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Fred Davis National Football League National Football League Sports in the United States AFP Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:21:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6075602 at http://www.globalpost.com