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Does Russell Wilson really want to leave Seahawks for Giants?

Does Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson really want out of Seattle and to play instead for the New York Giants? That was the juicy rumor passed along Wednesday morning by FS1 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

New Alliance of American Football gives former area players another chance at big time

Matt Linehan isn’t the highest-paid player on the Salt Lake Stallions’ 52-man roster. He isn’t fighting for scraps on the startup organization’s payroll, either.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Are the Seattle Seahawks scouting the Alliance of American Football?

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said in January he was excited for the Alliance and wants to see it succeed.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

AP Source: Broncos to acquire Joe Flacco from Ravens

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade veteran quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick in this year’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Mike Leach says ‘things are looking good’ for WSU course this spring on football, war

The outspoken head coach of the Cougars football team provided more details in a Twitter post late Tuesday about a class he’s been pondering teaching on the Palouse. The course …


How many Kyler Murrays are out there in specialization era?

Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

AP Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver has asked the Steelers for a trade. …


Tom Withers: Browns give Kareem Hunt 2nd chance, hope he stays inbounds

The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt’s second NFL season wasn’t him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It …


AAF kicks off without kickoffs, but with SkyJudge

The new Alliance of American Football will kick off this weekend without kickoffs. There will be plenty of other differences between the latest football spring league and the NFL, including …


Sean McVay, Jared Goff begin shaking off Rams’ loss, focusing on future

The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of offseason work to do in a short timeframe thanks to their run to the Super Bowl. Head coach Sean McVay must replace quarterbacks …


Can Zac Taylor take long-suffering Bengals the next step?

Zac Taylor convinced the Bengals that he’s ready to be their head coach at a young age with little NFL coaching experience. Now he has to face another question: Can …


New coordinator, same offense for Marcus Mariota and Titans

Arthur Smith has worked for several head coaches, including four with the Tennessee Titans. He knows as well as anyone just how much turnover quarterback Marcus Mariota has dealt with …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners

Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title. A party atmosphere enveloped the city as fans clad …


Arnie Stapleton: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went …


With wait over, Zac Taylor and Brian Flores become head coaches

After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor …


Patriots’ coach Belichick joins Halas, Lambeau with 6 championships

Bill Belichick is now standing shoulder to shoulder with the NFL’s all-time greatest coaching icons.


President Donald Trump says he wouldn’t steer son Barron toward football

President Donald Trump says he wouldn’t steer son Barron toward football, saying it’s “a dangerous sport,” but also wouldn’t stand in the way if the soccer-playing 12-year-old wanted to put …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:09 a.m.

Shining moments: Former Eastern Washington standouts Samson Ebukam, Cooper Kupp came up clutch in prime time

EWU has produced dozens of NFL players over the last four decades, many who stuck around the league and experienced big games. Here’s a list of the seven most memorable …


Super Bowl start the latest stop in Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam’s journey

Now in his second year in the NFL, Ebukam is slated to start in a Super Bowl, something no other Eastern Washington player has done.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

New England Patriots have habit of Super Bowl trips, Los Angeles Rams are newcomers

Hey, have you guys been here before? If you’re a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is “all the time.” If you play for the Rams, the reply basically …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

‘We Not Me’ epitomizes Rams’ team-first culture under coach Sean McVay

The Los Angeles Rams had 13 consecutive non-winning seasons and no clear team culture before Sean McVay arrived two years ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Slam dunk: Tony Gonzalez makes Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Ty Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him. Champ …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

In his second pro season, Mahomes led Kansas City to its first AFC title game since 1993 with some of the most creative and clutch plays the league has seen …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

Perfect attendance: 3 fans to keep Super Bowl streak alive

Remember these hearty men – they are the three surviving members of the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Patriots’ Stephen Gostkowski still kicking entering 6th Super Bowl

Only two players on the New England Patriots’ 2018 roster – Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski – were around for each of their previous five Super Bowl appearances.


New Hampshire girl, a QB, gets 2 tickets to Super Bowl

A seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the New England Patriots.


After further (judicial) review: No do-over of Rams-Saints

A federal judge is refusing to order the NFL to implement a rule that could have led to a do-over of the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints …


Cowboys promote Kellen Moore to defensive coordinator, hire Jon Kitna as QB coach

Moore is replacing Scott Linehan after one season on the coaching staff, and just one year after retiring as a player.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Tom Brady, Jared Goff have massive age gap, but same Super Bowl dream

The wide-eyed, talented Jared Goff will try to lead his Los Angeles Rams past the grizzled, 41-year-old Tom Brady, who is looking to guide the New England Patriots to their …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Past and Future: Wade Phillips back at Super Bowl with Rams

Wade Phillips is in the Super Bowl for the second time in four years after making it just once in his first 37 seasons of NFL coaching. The Los Angeles …