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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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Articles About National Football League

Aug 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) runs the ball during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium.
NFL Suspends, Fines Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay Following Drunk Driving Incident

By IBTimes AU

Indiana Colts owner Jim Irsay has been suspended by the National Football League (NFL) for the upcoming six games of the season and is also required to pay a fine of $500,000 for barring the league's policy on owners and officials' conduct. (2:52 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, MANAGEMENT

Minnesota Vikings Corey Wootton sacks Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith
Alex Smith to Earn $17M Per Year After 4-Year Contract Extension With Kansas City Chiefs

By IBTimes AU

Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs will extend their partnership after the veteran quarterback signed a four-year contract extension worth roughly $68 million. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: NFL DRAFT

Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union Officially Exchanged ‘I Do’s’

By IBTimes AU

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are now a married couple. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, HOLLYWOOD

Former NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Tim Tebow Foundation’s W15H Program Grants A Sick Girl’s Wish To Meet The Former NFL Quarterback

By IBTimes AU

Tim Tebow has fulfilled the dream of Haley Burke, a girl who was diagnosed with life-threatening illness Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FLORIDA, ARIZONA

Suspended Wideout Josh Gordon Cannot Play in Canadian Football League

By IBTimes AU

Wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is already suspended for one season after NFL previous decision was upheld on Wednesday, is barred to play in the Canadian Football League per provisions of his contract with the Cleveland Browns. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK

Roger Federer of Switzerland
Roger Federer Tops Forbes’ List Highest-Paid Tennis Players Of 2014

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer continues to reign at the 2014 Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Tennis Athletes. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, CREDIT SUISSE

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. attends a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 30, 2014. Mayweather will take on WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a WBC/WBA unifica
American Heavyweight Boxer Amir Mansour Says It’s Disrespectful For 50 Cent To Take Jabs At Floyd Mayweather On Social Media

By IBTimes AU

Amir Mansour is not so pleased at all with 50 Cent thrashing Floyd Mayweather on social media. (Aug 26)

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is helped off the field after getting injury
NFL News: St. Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford to Miss Entire Season with Knee Injury

By IBTimes AU

NFL News - Sam Bradford, quarterback for the St. Louis Rams in the National Football League (NFL) is out for the entire 2014-2015 season due to torn ACL in his left knee. The same injury cost Bradford half of last season and the injury is a big blow to the Rams’ campaign this year. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: ARIZONA, NFL DRAFT

Bruno Mars (L) performs with The Red Hot Chili Peppers during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII
NFL Gets 'Chilly Responses' From Rihanna and Coldplay's Representatives on Pay to Play Policy For Super Bowl 2015

By IBTimes AU

The National Football League (NFL) is getting "chilly responses" from Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay's representatives when it asked them to pay up for their performances at next year's Super Bowl show in February 2015. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: SUPER BOWL

Aug 18, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) shakes hands with Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) after their game at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 24-23.
Cleveland Browns Chooses Brian Hoyer Over Johnny Manziel For Starting QB Slot

By IBTimes AU

The Cleveland Browns are going by the safe route and picked three-year veteran Brian Hoyer over rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel for the starting quarterback slot in the upcoming National Football League season. (Aug 21)