National Football League


  • Patriots used under-inflated footballs: NFL Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:26 PM ET
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes during the first half of the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Jan. 22, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass.

    NFL investigators indicate that the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in Sunday's AFC championship. NBC News reports.

  • Remember these? One-hit wonder Super Bowl ads Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    The Pets.com sock puppet dog stars in a commercial for the company, Jan. 11, 2000, in Los Angeles.

    Every year, first-time advertisers gamble millions in hopes of scoring big on game day and long afterward, but many come up short.

  • Ante up: This year's weirdest Super Bowl bets Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    Bettors will be trying to cash in on hundreds of weird bets tied to the Super Bowl. Did someone mention a Punxsutawney Phil?

  • Deflategate: Just what the country needed now Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:13 PM ET
    New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick spoke to the media on Jan. 22, 2015, on issues surrounding underinflated footballs used during the AFC championship game.

    Deflategate is just the distraction we need in a woebegone new century filled with wars, racial tension and terrorism, Politico's White says.

  • Tom Brady: I did not alter the footballs Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Tom Brady of the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2015 AFC championship game, Jan. 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Mass.

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady denied adjusting last Sunday's game balls in anyway, saying he "would never do anything outside the rules of play."

  • Tom Brady of the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2015 AFC championship game, Jan. 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Mass.

    Fran Tarkenton, former NFL quarterback, reacts to comments by the New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady on the deflation of balls.

  • NFL wracked by scandals...and no one cares Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has faced his share of controversies this year. But the league roars on.

    The NFL is flourishing despite a series of mishaps that would have wreaked havoc on many organizations that lacked its brand strength.

  • Will Patriots pay price for deflate-gate?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he had no knowledge of deflating footballs and is cooperating with the NFL. Dave Briggs of NBC Sports discusses if it had any impact on the game versus the Colts.

  • Here are the world’s top-earning soccer teams Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:44 PM ET

    Real Madrid topped the soccer money-making league last season, with the U.K.’s Manchester United coming in second, says a new report from Deloitte.

  • How to host a Super Bowl—by a guy who's done it Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and co-owner of the New York Giants

    NY Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch reveals what it was like to host Super Bowl XLVIII and if NY/NJ ever hopes to win another Super Bowl bid.

  • NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders on head trauma  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, is raising awareness for PBA, or Pseudobulbar Affect. Sanders also discusses his son's interest in playing football.

  • Cashing in on championship games  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    Eric Chemi, CNBC's senior editor-at-large, and Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, discuss the big money involved in college sports.

  • NFL playoffs in full swing  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 8:40 AM ET

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, takes a look at Monday night's college football playoff championship game, and week two of the NFL playoffs.

  • Ray Rice probe concluded  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the probe into when the Ray Rice elevator video was received by the NFL has been concluded.

  • Stern: Dish's ESPN deal not a threat to NBA Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:36 AM ET
    David Stern

    A deal to offer ESPN as part of a streaming package could bring in new NBA viewers, David Stern said.

  • Super Bowl advertisers ready to rock Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Danica Patrick and Go Daddy will return with a new Super Bowl Ad.

    The televised advertising space during the Super Bowl, at up to $4.5 million per 30-second slot, is virtually sold out. The USAT reports.

  • St. Louis Rams owner to build NFL stadium...in LA Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:57 PM ET
    Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by strong safety T.J. McDonald #25 of the St. Louis Rams and defensive tackle Aaron Donald #99 of the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 28, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

    Plans to build an Inglewood NFL stadium, led by Rams owner Stan Kroenke, may be a sign the team could return to Los Angeles.

  • Cashing in on college bowl bonanza  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    David Briggs, NBC Sports, discusses the big action in college football and why Allstate showed how to sponsor a bowl game.

  • Playoffs?! The big, new boon to college football Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Blake Sims of the Alabama Crimson Tide

    In establishing a national championship playoff, college football's power players boosted the sport's ability to rake in revenue.

  • Academic values? College football's cold cash Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes lifts the Big Ten trophy after his team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 59-0 in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    College football has so much money that some believe it increasingly resembles professional football more than higher education. The NYT reports.