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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits
AP: The NFL and more than 4,500 former players are to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement, a federal judge says. The settlement would fund medical examples, concussion-related compensation, as well as medical research.
Plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon and the family of Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012.
Photo: Junior Seau (Winslow Townson/AP)

Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

AP: The NFL and more than 4,500 former players are to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement, a federal judge says. The settlement would fund medical examples, concussion-related compensation, as well as medical research.

Plaintiffs include at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon and the family of Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012.

Photo: Junior Seau (Winslow Townson/AP)

David Moyes to join Manchester United

Channel 4: David Moyes is leaving Everton football club to join Manchester United. He’ll be taking the reins as manager at Manchester United, starting July 1.

In a statement on the Manchester United website, Sir Alex Ferguson said, “When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes we unanimously agreed on David Moyes.”

Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII

NBC Sports, AP:


The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second half surge from the San Francisco 49ers and overcame a 30-plus minute power outage to win Super Bowl XLVII 34-31.

Photo: Joe Flacco (left) of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images)

Manti Te’o says he briefly lied about girlfriend after discovering hoax

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o says he briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist and was a part of an elaborate hoax. Te’o made the admission in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Katie Couric, taped on Tuesday and scheduled to air on Thursday.

Te’o said he was not lying up until December. He said he was duped into believing his online girlfriend died of cancer.

Photo: Manti Te’o speaks to Kate Couric during an exclusive interview. (ABC)

Ravens dominate Patriots, advance to Super Bowl

AP:The Baltimore Ravens have defeated the New England Patriots, 28-13, in the AFC title game. The Ravens will now meet the 49ers in a brother-versus-brother Super Bowl; Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be battling his brother Jim of the 49ers.

Photo: Dannell Ellerbe (59) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. (Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers advance to the Super Bowl

AP: The San Francisco 49ers have beaten the Atlanta Falcons, 28-24, in the NFC title game, advancing to the Super Bowl . The 49ers will play the winner of the Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots game.

Photo: San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (R) is congratulated by quarterback Colin Kaepernick (C) and Vernon Davis after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters)

Alabama rolls to 2nd consecutive BCS championship, beats Notre Dame

AP: Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in Monday night’s championship game.

Photo: Alabama’s Eddie Lacy celebrates one of his two touchdowns against Notre Dame in the BCS championship game Monday. (David J. Phillip / AP)

Ex-NFL Commissioner Tagliabue ‘vacates all player discipline’ in Saints bounty case

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has issued a ruling in the bounty matter that vacates all player discipline.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the case against the players was ‘contaminated’ by coaches and others in the Saints’ organization.

“Tagliabue affirms factual findings of Commissioner Goodell concludes Hargrove, Smith, Vilma “engaged in conduct detrimental” and vacates all player discipline,” Aiello said, using “and” where perhaps “but” would have been the better choice.

Regardless, the suspensions imposed on Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, and free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove have been overturned.

More on the story from ProFootballTalk here.

NFL upholds touchdown ruling in Packers-Seahawks game
NBC Sports:The NFL has issued a statement on Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks game, saying the result of the game will not be reversed. ‘The result of the game is final,’ the league’s statement says.
Photo: Referees make conflicting signals as Seattle receiver Golden Tate fights for the ball on what was called a touchdown catch against the Packers on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images)

NFL upholds touchdown ruling in Packers-Seahawks game

NBC Sports:The NFL has issued a statement on Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks game, saying the result of the game will not be reversed. ‘The result of the game is final,’ the league’s statement says.

Photo: Referees make conflicting signals as Seattle receiver Golden Tate fights for the ball on what was called a touchdown catch against the Packers on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images)

NFL’s 1st female official makes regular season debut

AP:


Shannon Eastin has made NFL history.

Eastin was the line judge in Sunday’s St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game, making her the first woman to be an official in a regular-season game.

She is among the replacement officials hired by the league while the regular officials are locked out. Replacement officials are working games for the first time in 11 years.

Photo: Shannon Eastin takes the field in San Diego for her debut as an NFL official during a preseason game between the Packers and Chargers on Aug. 9. (Denis Poroy / Associated Press via LA Times)

Penn State fans ‘still proud’ as new football season opens

Before the game began today, a “moment of reflection” was held to honor victims of child sexual assault and for those who “endured suffering and loss.” NBC News reports the overhead PA announcement said, “You are in our hearts today.” There was no mention of longtime head coach Joe Paterno.

Photo: Fans cheer as the Penn State team arrives for their game against Ohio on Sept. 1, 2012, in State College, Pennsylvania. (Rob Carr / Getty Images)

US, Japan women’s soccer teams battle for Olympic gold
The highly anticipated gold medal women’s soccer game between the U.S. and Japan has just concluded. The game is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, which Japan won in a penalty shootout.Japan is trying to become the 1st team to win the World Cup and Olympic titles in back-to-back years. The U.S. is vying for their 4th Olympic gold medal and 3rd straight. The final drew a crowd of 80,203 to Wembley Stadium, the largest ever to see a women’s soccer game at the Olympics. View results on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. fights for the ball against Japan’s Aya Sameshima. (Mike Blake / Reuters)

US, Japan women’s soccer teams battle for Olympic gold

The highly anticipated gold medal women’s soccer game between the U.S. and Japan has just concluded. The game is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, which Japan won in a penalty shootout.

Japan is trying to become the 1st team to win the World Cup and Olympic titles in back-to-back years. The U.S. is vying for their 4th Olympic gold medal and 3rd straight.

The final drew a crowd of 80,203 to Wembley Stadium, the largest ever to see a women’s soccer game at the Olympics. View results on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. fights for the ball against Japan’s Aya Sameshima. (Mike Blake / Reuters)

Penn State removes statue of Joe Paterno

AP:

Penn State University removed the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.

Penn State President Rod Erickson said he decided to have the statue removed and put into storage because it “has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing.”

Photo: The now removed statue of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been a rallying point for students and alumni outraged over Paterno’s firing. (Pat Little / Reuters)

Goal-line technology approved for global soccer matches

Football’s world governing body FIFA has agreed to allow the introduction of goal-line technology after it was approved by the International Football Association Board, Sky Sports reports.

The systems could be introduced into the Premier League as soon as the new year, and they’ll be used at the Club World Cup in Japan in December, the Confederation Cup in 2013 and also the World Cup in 2014.

Photo via skysports.com

FLASH: Spain wins 2012 European Championship

Spain has won the 2012 European Championship, beating Italy 4-0 to retain the title - AP

(Source: breakingnews.com)