Jan 25, 2012 14:50 EST
Roger Goodell's contract to serve as commissioner of the National Football League has been extended through the 2018 season by the league's 32 teams, the league announced on Wednesday.
Jan 25, 2012 12:59 EST
(Reuters) - National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell, who helped reach a labor deal with players that salvaged the 2011 season, was handed a five-year contract extension that will extend his reign to 13 years, the league said on Wednesday.
Feb 03, 2011 13:23 EST
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Head coach Mike Smith has been given a three-year contract extension after leading the Atlanta Falcons to the NFC South title, the team said Thursday.
Jan 02, 2011 16:33 EST
Ryan, Falcons beat Fox's Panthers 31-10 to lock up division title, NFC home-field advantage. The Atlanta Falcons weren't about to fool around with NFC home-field advantage at their fingertips.
Dec 14, 2010 18:20 EST
3 years after Vick-Petrino debacle, Falcons owner Blank has established new culture in Atlanta. In the room leading to his office, Arthur Blank has proudly displayed a football commemorating the first back-to-back winning seasons in the history of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dec 07, 2010 14:29 EST
Falcons event sets Guinness record as 2,288 students participate in physical exercise class. Atlanta has set the record for the world's largest physical exercise class, thanks to the help of the NFC-leading Falcons.
Nov 28, 2010 17:53 EST
Matt Bryant kicks 47-yard FG in final seconds; Falcons win 5th straight, top Packers 20-17. Don't even mention a third straight winning season to the Atlanta Falcons.
Nov 16, 2010 17:00 EST
Boring works well for Smith's Falcons, who boast the NFC's best record _ and fewest headlines. No NFL team has a better record than Mike Smith's Falcons, and perhaps none has made fewer headlines.
Nov 12, 2010 02:48 EST
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Atlanta likely needs new stadium to land Super Bowl. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Atlanta likely will have to build a new stadium if it wants to host its third Super Bowl.
Mar 23, 2010 17:08 EDT
Major League Soccer looks to add stars following 5-year collective bargaining agreement. Major League Soccer is looking to add stars and teams now that it has avoided a strike and agreed to a five-year labor contract.
Mar 04, 2010 17:00 EST
How each of the 32 NFL teams are approaching free agency without a salary cap. How each of the 32 NFL teams are approaching Friday's opening of free agency with no salary cap:
Feb 12, 2010 18:33 EST
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell given new contract until March 2015. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been given a new five-year contract as the league heads into a key period of labor negotiations that could lead to a work stoppage in 2011.
Dec 18, 2009 11:05 EST
Former RB Warrick Dunn to become minority owner of Atlanta Falcons. Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn is buying a piece of the team.
Dec 11, 2009 16:08 EST
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Babineaux arrested, charged with marijuana possession. Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says Jonathan Babineaux's arrest Thursday night for felony possession of marijuana will not affect his struggling team.
Dec 07, 2009 02:41 EST
Vick makes triumphant return to Atlanta; No. 7 puts up two TDs in rout of former team. Michael Vick felt the tears welling up as he headed to the Georgia Dome.
Dec 06, 2009 20:55 EST
Former Falcons star Michael Vick turns boos to cheers in his return to Atlanta. Michael Vick had a feeling his return to Atlanta would be special. He could tell by the tears welling in his eyes even before he reached the Georgia Dome.
Dec 06, 2009 16:53 EST
Former Falcons star Michael Vick turns boos to cheers in his return to Atlanta. Michael Vick's fans wearing his No. 7 jersey were outnumbered by those who welcomed the former Falcons quarterback with boos for the start of his return to Atlanta on Sunday.
Dec 06, 2009 16:15 EST
Vick makes triumphant return, running for 1 TD, throwing for another in rout of old team. Michael Vick took the snap, sprinted to his right, made a quick cut to the left, broke a tackle and dove into the end zone.
Dec 02, 2009 18:54 EST
Welcome back, Michael Vick: Former Falcons star set to face old team for 1st time since prison. Roddy White looks forward to seeing Michael Vick. Just don't expect the Falcons receiver to don another T-shirt showing his support for No. 7.
Oct 14, 2009 03:45 EDT
Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy St. Louis Rams gets a resounding no from Colts owner. Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL on Tuesday, when Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.