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National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is the largest Professional American Football league in the world.It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922. The league currently consists of thirty-two teams from the United States. The league is divided evenly into two conferences — the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC), and each conference has four divisions that have four teams each. The NFL is organized as a non-profit organization.

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Tony Dungy Clarifies Comments on Michael Sam, NFL’s First Openly Gay Draftee

By IBTimes AU

Tony Dungy is backtracking and clarifying remarks that has created a wave of media backlash and social media scrutiny. The backlash stems from comments made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis mentor to the Tampa Tribune saying that Michal S... (2:14 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SUPER BOWL, NFL DRAFT

Actress Gabrielle Union arrives at the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California June 30, 2013.
Gabrielle Union is a Beautiful Distraction to Help Fiancé Dwyane Wade Overcome Tough Loss in the NBA Finals

By IBTimes AU

The Miami Heat fought fiercely, but the San Antonio Spurs got the better and walloped them in the game 5 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals on June 15. (Jun 19)

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. poses on the scale during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2014. Mayweather faces WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a WBC/WBA
Top 10 Forbes’ 2014 List of World’s Highest-Paid Athletes

By IBTimes AU

Forbes released its list of top 100 world’s highest-paid athletes on June 11. (Jun 13)

MORE TOPICS: TIGER WOODS, IBM, BARCLAYS, EXXON MOBIL, PORTUGAL, CREDIT SUISSE

Tim Tebow ‘Willed’ He Will Make a Comeback in the NFL

By IBTimes AU

Tim Tebow is reportedly training every single day and still has high hopes that he will soon be able to set foot back in the football pitch of the National Football League (NFL). (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: SEC

Dan Marino Withdraws from Concussion Suit

By IBTimes AU

A day after being named as one of the plaintiffs in a concussion suit against the NFL, Dan Marino confirms his withdrawal from the legal battle. (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, FLORIDA, LAWSUIT

Actors Sarah Paulson and Pedro Pascal attend the premiere of "The Normal Heart" in New York May 12, 2014.
'Game of Thrones' Recap (Sort Of): How the Stupidity of the Red Viper Compares to the Most Humiliating Premature Celebrations in Sports

By IBTimes AU

Game of Thrones Spoilers - The French Open is in full swing, the NBA Finals rematch is coming and the Red Viper’s head became a bloody watermelon. What lessons in life and in sports did we learn from these momentous events? (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, SUPER BOWL

Marino is Latest Name in Concussion Suit Against NFL

By IBTimes AU

Fan Marino, former Miami Dolphins quarterback, is one of fifteen players to file the latest concussion suit against the National Football League. (Jun 03)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWSUIT, SETTLEMENT, LOS ANGELES

NFL News: Minnesota Awarded 2018 Super Bowl

By IBTimes AU

With a $1 billion stadium already under construction and set to be finished by 2016, the National Football League (NFL) owners have awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minnesota winning over other candidates like New Orleans and Indianapolis on Tuesday. (May 21)

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University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam runs through drills during the 2014 NFL Combine in Indianapolis
Oprah Acquires Rights to Make Documentary for First Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam

By IBTimes AU

After negotiations of roughly two months, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has announced that it has purchased the rights to make a documentary on Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL Draft. (May 15)

MORE TOPICS: SEC, OPRAH WINFREY, NFL DRAFT

A Kiss Too Far? New Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam’s BF Vito Cammisano, Who is His Hot Swimmer Lover?

By IBTimes AU

Michael Sam has made history after becoming the first-ever openly gay athlete to be drafted in the National Football League (NFL). (May 13)

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