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Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu is a positive in-flight role model

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Hey, how about a positive story involving air travel? Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was on his way to New Jersey for the Rutgers spring game this weekend, and happened to be seated in front of a family en route to a hockey camp. After the

The Buffalo Bills three most important games of the 2017 season

Friday, April 21st, 2017

With the NFL schedule being released on Thursday, teams and fans now know which direction these teams will be taking as they move forward. For the Buffalo Bills, 2017 is likely to be a very telling season for how the next few years of football in Buffalo will go. Based on their schedule as a whole and the Bills could be in for another rough season this year.

6th District race heats up with rally, endorsements

Friday, April 21st, 2017

ATLANTA - Democrats from around the country gathered in Atlanta Thursday for an annual dinner for state Democrats.  The dinner at the Hyatt Regency downtown drew attention from big names in the party as they wanted to take part and rally support for Jon Ossoff.  "I'm here to tell you the Democratic National Committee was all in before Tuesday and we're all in through June 20," Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez said.  Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel in the 6th Congressional District runoff on June 20.  TRENDING STORIES: 2017 Atlanta Falcons schedule released Bodycam video shows moments before officer-involved shooting Atlanta officer facing charges in deadly crash still has badge

Neymar, Brady, James among Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential’

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Barcelona's Brazilian superstar Neymar, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named Thursday in Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people. Polarizing NFL free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick also appeared on the list that included pioneers, artists and leaders.

Sport-Brady, Kaepernick named to Time most influential list

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people, which was announced Thursday. While Brady and James have ample championships on their resume, polarizing NFL free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick also appeared on the list that included pioneers, artists and leaders. Chicago Cubs general manager Theo Epstein, 2016 Olympic gold-medal gymnast Simone Biles, UFC light heavyweight champion Conor McGregor and Barcelona superstar forward Neymar were also included on the list.

Brady, LeBron, Kaepernick named to Time’s Most Influential list

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein are among the sports figures who were named to Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people. Olympic champion Simone Biles, NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, UFC champion Conor McGregor, Barcelona forward Neymar and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Ashley Graham also made the list, which was announced Thursday.

NFL Patriots meet Trump without Tom Brady, some teammates

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

While other players had suggested political reasons for not attending, quarterback Tom Brady, the game's most valuable player, said family matters kept him away. The White House celebrations were overshadowed by the suicide of the Patriots former star Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself on Wednesday in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, prison officials said.

Judge: Ex-Utah State player accused of rape to stand trial

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

A Utah judge ruled on Wednesday that there is enough evidence against a former Utah State University football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women for the cases to go to trial. Torrey Green, 23, is charged with sexually assaulting the women from 2013 to 2015, when he was a student. Judge Brian Cannell's ruling came after lawyers gave closing statements to wrap up evidentiary hearings in March.

New England Patriots Visit White House Hours After Aaron Hernandez’s Suicide in Prison

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

President Donald Trump felt a moment of football glory as he welcomed the 2017 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to the White House on Wednesday. The team, which beat the Atlanta Falcons to win the Super Bowl LI in February, visited the president just hours after their disgraced former teammate and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell. There has been speculation that the Patriots' D.C. visit may have been the final straw.

Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn’t mention Hernandez

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

President Donald Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House Wednesday, noting the parallels between his own upset victory and their stunning Super Bowl win — but avoiding discussion of the apparent prison suicide of their former teammate Aaron Hernandez earlier in the day. As he extolled the team's virtues and saluted individual players, the president did not name star quarterback Tom Brady, who notified the White House that he was dealing with a "personal family matter" and would not attend the ceremony. More than two dozen Patriots skipped the ceremony.