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AHSAA partners with Falcons, NFL to make Girls Flag Football official

MONTGOMERY – In partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and NFL FLAG with support from Nike, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) announced Tuesday at its 13th Annual Principals’ and Athletic Directors’ Conference that girls flag football will be a sanctioned sport in 2021. The new sport will be available for member schools beginning in the fall. The AHSAA Central…

NFL adds 17th game to season, shortens preseason

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games. Team owners on Tuesday approved the 17th game, marking the first time in 43 years the regular season has been increased. It went from 14 to 16 games in 1978. The Super Bowl now will move back a week to Feb. 13, which…

Record-setting Saints QB Brees announces retirement at 42

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees has decided to retire after 20 NFL seasons, including his last 15 with New Orleans. The 42-year-old quarterback announced his decision on Sunday on a social media post. It comes after Brees won nine of 12 regular-season starts while completing 70.5% of his passes in 2020. He came back from multiple…

HOF linebacker, pass rush great Kevin Greene dies at 58

Former NFL player Kevin Greene poses with his Hall of Fame bust during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene, considered one of the fiercest pass rushers in NFL history, has died. He was 58. Greene died Monday, according to the family…

Selma Set to Host HBCU Football Showcase in April

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A college football game featuring all-stars from historically black colleges and universities — could be on its way to Selma this spring. The HBCU Pigskin Showdown is a post-season college football game for standout players from HBCUs. Former coaches Chris Williams and Bryant Grove founded the game. “It’s going to be an event where we’re…

Atlanta Falcons Name Raheem Morris Interim Head Coach after Firing Dan Quinn

FILE – Raheem Morris (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File) The Atlanta Falcons have announced that Raheem Morris will be interim head coach following the firing of Dan Quinn on Sunday. “Raheem is a strong leader and a talented coach that has adapted to a variety of roles since joining the Falcons in 2015,” said Rich McKay, Falcons President and CEO in…

Reports: Former Auburn QB Cam Newton Positive for COVID-19

The NFL postponed this week’s game between New England and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs after “positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.” Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu were both added to the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list released this afternoon. The NFL said the game, originally scheduled for Sunday, will be played…

Tennessee Titans suspend activities after eight test positive for Covid-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4. The outbreak threatened to jeopardize the Titans’ game this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers and posed the first significant in-season test…