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Cause of Super Bowl outage probed

Cause of Super Bowl outage probed

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- New Orleans utility Entergy and the manager of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome say they're probing the cause of a partial power outage during Super Bowl XLVII.

NFL to scrutinize injuries from low blocks

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday the NFL was looking at the occurrences of low blocks as another way of making the game safer for its players.

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NFL commissioner promises enhanced safety

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday professional football would continue to make changes in the game where needed to protect the health of players.

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NFL reinstates Sean Payton as Saints coach

NFL reinstates Sean Payton as Saints coach

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Sean Payton was reinstated, effective immediately, as head coach of the New Orleans Saints, the National Football League announced Tuesday.
New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
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Player bounty suspensions vacated

Player bounty suspensions vacated

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Suspensions slapped on four New Orleans Saints players in the team's bounty scandal have been vacated, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Tuesday.

Union wants Tagliabue off bounty case

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The NFL players' union announced Wednesday it was seeking to remove former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue from any involvement in the New Orleans bounty case.

Former commissioner to hear bounty appeals

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The National Football League announced Friday former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue would hear an appeal from four players in the New Orleans bounty case.

Miami, S.F., Houston vie for Super Bowls

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Either Miami or San Francisco will host Super Bowl L, with Houston in the mix for Super Bowl LI the following year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday.
Saints' Vilma expects to return soon

Saints' Vilma expects to return soon

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma Monday asked a federal judge to overturn his NFL ban, saying he'll return to practice this week.
Saints bounty punishment confirmed

Saints bounty punishment confirmed

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday tweaked his punishment of three of the four players caught in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.
NFL referees back to work Thursday

NFL referees back to work Thursday

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The National Football League announced Thursday the lockout of its game officials had ended and regular crews would begin work immediately.
Report: NFL refs could return Thursday

Report: NFL refs could return Thursday

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The NFL and its game officials are on the verge of a deal that could put regular crews in place for this week's games, CBS Sports reported Wednesday.

NFL Films' Sabol dies of brain cancer

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- NFL Films President Steve Sabol died of brain cancer Tuesday, the NFL said. He was 69.

NFL gives $30 million for injury research

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The National Football League said Wednesday it is giving $30 million to the National Institutes of Health for research into athletic injuries.
Goodell: 'There is no place for bounties'

Goodell: 'There is no place for bounties'

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- NFL chief Roger Goodell said Friday the league is putting renewed emphasis on enforcing a ban on bounties -- "No exceptions. No excuses."

Vilma restraining order request denied

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge denied suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's request for a restraining order that would allow him to return to the team.

Report: No settlement in bounty lawsuit

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- An out-of-court settlement was unlikely this week in a lawsuit stemming from the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, sources told ESPN Wednesday.
Andy Reid back at Eagles' practice

Andy Reid back at Eagles' practice

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid returned to the team's practice Wednesday, one day after his son's funeral.
NFLPA sues, calling Goodell ruling biased

NFLPA sues, calling Goodell ruling biased

NEW ORLEANS, July 5 (UPI) -- The NFL Players' Association said in a lawsuit Thursday NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal was biased.

Goodell upholds Saints 'bounty' penalties

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Penalties imposed on four players in connection with the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal will stand, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ruled Tuesday.

Durbin says no hearings on NFL bounties

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Assistant U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin said Wednesday he will not hold hearings on the NFL bounty scandal because the league is instituting reforms.

NFL reveals Saints 'bounty' evidence

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The NFL Monday revealed some of the evidence it has compiled that the New Orleans Saints conducted a "bounty" program against opposing players.
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