NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has no timetable for new labor talks, just wants fair agreement

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Headed into contract talks with the players’ union, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says there is no timetable to reach a new agreement.

Robinho not to quit Man City for Brazil

LONDON - Brazilian football star Robinho has dismissed suggestions he is anxious to quit the Premier League and return to his native Brazil.

‘Spoilt brat’ Man U stars are treated better than the Royal Family!

LONDON - Manchester United stars, it seems, are treated better than the Royal Family.

According to the club’s left winger Patrice Evra, all the multi-millionaire stars have a team of personal butlers to cater for their every whim.

Former NFL player extradited to face charges in Orange County millionaire’s shooting death

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A former NFL linebacker has been extradited from Connecticut to Orange County to face a murder charge in the 1994 shooting death of his ex-lover’s millionaire boyfriend.

Chiefs hire Joel Collier as assistang GM, add 3 others to staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Longtime NFL executive Joel Collier has been hired by the Kansas City Chiefs as assistant general manager to GM Scott Pioli.

Arizona GM Graves says he looks forward to working with Boldin’s new agent

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves says he looks forward to working with Anquan Boldin’s new agent, Tom Condon.

Jets and Giants agree with EPA to make new stadium one of greenest in US

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Jets and Giants signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency that will make their new $1.6 billion football stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands one of the greenest in professional sports.

Lions sign former Redskins OT Jon Jansen after he passes physical

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have signed offensive tackle Jon Jansen.

Gators football player arrested, shot with Taser after fight; charged with resisting arrest

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An attorney for a University of Florida cornerback charged with punching another man in the head during a fight said his client acted in self-defense.

Santosh Trophy: Tamil Nadu look to defy history with home support

CHENNAI - Hosts Tamil Nadu are the odd team out as the quarterfinal league of the 63rd National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy starts at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday.

FIFA to experiment five on-field officials in Europa Cup

GENEVA - FIFA will experiment with five on-field match officials next season in the Europa League, the renamed UEFA Cup, soccer’s world governing body said Sunday.

Beckham says Chelsea lucky to get Ancelotti

LONDON - England football star David Beckham has said that Chelsea are lucky to have former A C Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti as their next boss.

Retired NFL players lash out at union seeking support during upcoming talks with league

LAS VEGAS — Retired football players angry with the NFL Players Association over disability and pension benefits said Sunday that the executive director of the union may be ahead of himself in seeking their support during upcoming contract talks with the league.

Maharashtra pack off Kerala in Santosh Trophy

CHENNAI - Maharashtra defied the odds and packed off five times champions Kerala 1-0 with K. Sampathkumar scoring the match-winner in a pre-quarterfinal match of the 63rd National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at Coimbatore Sunday.

Injury problems for Spain ahead of Confederations Cup

MADRID - The Spanish national football team has been hit by various injury problems ahead of the upcoming Confederations Cup in South Africa.

Werder win German Cup

BERLIN - German football powerhouse Werder Bremen made up for a disappointing league and defeat in the UEFA Cup final by claiming the German Cup, beating Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 here.

Move for a Great Britain soccer team at 2012

LONDON - The Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and English football associations have agreed that Great Britain should field a composite team at the 2012 Olympics.

Versatile Harvin: Vikings coaches eagerly insert new pages in playbook for rookie

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — When the Minnesota Vikings made Percy Harvin their first-round draft pick last month, coach Brad Childress immediately asked his offensive coordinator about his plans.

NFLPA is trying to woo support of retired players to strengthen its hand for labor talks

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The NFL Players Association wants the support of various groups of retired players in its upcoming contract talks with the league.

World War II bombs found at German stadium

STUTTGART - Eighteen World War II bombs have been found under the pitch during a stadium makeover at VfB Stuttgart, the German Bundesliga football club said Saturday.

When Becks almost lost his Motorola deal

LONDON - England football star David Beckham risked hanging up on a multi-million-pound sponsorship deal with Motorola when he was caught playing with a rival iPhone.ccording to the Daily Star, the England ace has starred in a worldwide ad campaign for Motorola’s new 1,400 pound Aura.

Berbatov may quit Man U over Champions League final snub

LONDON - Bulgarian football star Dimitar Berbatov is questioning his future at Manchester United after being left on the bench for the Champions League final.

Iniesta doubtful for Confederations Cup after aggravating injury

MADRID - Andres Iniesta is doubtful for the upcoming Confederations Cup football match after aggravating the muscle injury in his right thigh in Wednesday’s Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

Hiddink says that he looks forward to coaching in England again

LONDON - Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink bows out of English football after the FA Cup final with Everton today, but has vowed to come back.

Ronaldo says Portugal’s World Cup spot is his concern

LONDON - Cristiano Ronaldo says his prime concern now is to see his national team Portugal back on rails for a spot in the World Cup finals and has refused to talk about his future with Manchester United.

Real Madrid’s Perez claims Ronaldo will join club soon

MADRID - Real Madrid presidential candidate Florentino Perez has hinted that Portuguese and Manchester United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will join the Spanish football club this summer

Adriano prepares for Flamengo debut

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian football star Adriano said he would rather come in the second half than be in Flamengos starting line-up against Atletico Paranaense as he returns to the Brazilian championship at the Maracana stadium Sunday.

OT Jon Jansen says he will sign 1-year contract with Lions if he passes physical Monday

DETROIT — Jon Jansen’s search for a new team lasted less than a day.

Police: Falcons OL Ojinnaka charged with simple battery, allegedly fought with wife

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka is free on bond after being accused of fighting with his wife over his Facebook activity, police said Friday.

Safety Jarrad Page signs restricted free agent tender with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Safety Jarrad Page has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Kansas City Chiefs.

2009 NFL Free Agent Signings List

ARIZONA CARDINALS_Signed Dominque Byrd, TE; Anthony Becht, TE; Mike Leach, LS; Rodney Leisle, DT; Keith Lewis, S; Bryant McFadden, CB; Donovan Raiola, C; Oliver Ross, OT; and Jason Wright, RB. Re-signed Bertrand Berry, DE; Elton Brown, OL; Ben Graham, P; Clark Haggans, LB; Dan Kreider, FB; Brian St. Pierre, QB and Kurt Warner, QB. Agreed to terms with Ralph Brown, CB.

LB Tinoisamoa agrees to 1-year deal with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Free agent linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa agreed Friday to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears after leading the St. Louis Rams in tackles four of the past six seasons.

Childress: Vikings CB Winfield to miss mandatory minicamp while attending funeral

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield will miss this weekend’s mandatory three-day minicamp.

Former Duke starting QB Zack Asack kicked off team for violating undisclosed team policy

DURHAM, N.C. — Former Duke starting quarterback Zack Asack has been kicked off the team.

Penn State records show Hall of Famer Paterno makes more than $1 million a year

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State coach Joe Paterno is a millionaire.

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