Stories tagged: football
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:38 P.M.
Colts owner says Andrew Luck has successful right shoulder surgery
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has undergone surgery on the right shoulder that’s bothered him the past two seasons. Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday on Twitter that Luck was …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:32 P.M.
Wade Phillips eager to work for young boss Sean McVay with Rams
The Los Angeles Rams have confirmed Wade Phillips is their new defensive coordinator. The Rams made the announcement Thursday. New coach Sean McVay said last week that Phillips would be …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:29 P.M.
Tough talk: Gregg Williams vows to make Browns tougher on defense
New Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams promised to make Cleveland’s defense tougher. During a fiery, 48-minute introductory news conference, Williams said the Browns will play an aggressive brand of defense …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:24 P.M.
Falcons’ Kyle Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers
Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job. Shanahan …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:21 P.M.
Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers
Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him from playing in Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones says he felt a “snag” in last week’s …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:19 P.M.
Packers’ Davante Adams may be game-time decision on Sunday
The Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams says he may not know until warmups on Sunday whether he’ll be able to play in the NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:18 P.M.
Leaky pass defenses to be tested when Packers meet Falcons
Leaky pass defenses will surely be tested when the Green Bay Packers meet the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game. The Packers face another worrisome injury in their secondary …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:12 P.M.
Ben Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Tom Brady’s “gold standard”
Ben Roethlisberger considers Tom Brady the “gold standard” of NFL quarterbacks. It’s a club Roethlisberger doesn’t include himself in, though he’ll get a chance to taking perhaps the last step …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:10 P.M.
Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount’s friendship transcends abrupt exit
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and New England counterpart LeGarrette Blount remain in constant contact more than two years removed from Blount’s abrupt exit with the Steelers. Pittsburgh cut …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
Who is that? Falcons’ Taylor Gabriel, others make their marks
Midway through the season, there would have been no way to predict Taylor Gabriel would be the top scorer among Atlanta Falcons wide receivers. Especially considering that group includes All-Pro …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
4 QBs left have unique talents – but they also have flaws
There’s a lot of talk heading into Sunday’s conference title games about the accomplishments, talents and legacies of the four starting QBs, which makes sense. New England’s Tom Brady, Pittsburgh’s …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 5:47 P.M.
Bay Area investors still working to keep Raiders in Oakland
Oakland civic leaders and deep-pocketed investors fighting to keep the Raiders from moving insist they are still in the game despite team owner Mark Davis formally applying to the NFL …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 5:23 P.M.
Jackpot! Vegas looks to score big win by landing Raiders
The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. The NFL and officials in Nevada confirmed Thursday that the team is asking league owners to approve the move, …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017
Christilaw: Losing hurts, but Bennett a sore loser after Seahawks’ loss
The better your season is, the more likely it is to end with a loss.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 3 A.M.
Chiefs’ Andy Reid believes holding should have been no-call
Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn’t believe the holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that cost Kansas City a tying 2-point conversion against Pittsburgh on Sunday night should have been …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 2 A.M.
New NFL stadium would play key role in 2024 L.A. Olympics
Organizers trying to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would include a new football stadium in the games’ ceremonies.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10:26 P.M.
Pete Carroll: Richard Sherman played 2nd half of season with knee injury
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman played the second half of the season with an injured knee, although he was never listed on any injury report.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:46 P.M.
Underdog Texans face big challenge on road against Patriots
The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night. The Patriots enter the game as 15
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 6:48 P.M.
Alabama’s Cam Robinson, Marlon Humphrey, ArDarius Stewart declare for draft
Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson, cornerback Marlon Humphrey and wide receiver ArDarius Stewart are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft. The trio announced their decisions on Friday, …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 6 A.M.
NFL, union begin review of concussion protocol on Miami QB
The NFL has begun a review of the concussion protocol conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore when he left his team’s playoff game at Pittsburgh after being shaken up.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 5 A.M.
NFL viewership down 7 percent for wild-card round of routs
Average TV viewership for the four NFL wild-card telecasts was down about 7 percent from a year ago – in line with lower ratings during the regular season, but also …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 3 A.M.
Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter arrested after game
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a Pittsburgh bar and a police officer who intervened, hours after the team’s wild card …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 2 A.M.
Jaguars hire Doug Marrone, Tom Coughlin, extend Dave Caldwell
Jacksonville’s coaching search landed someone from its past and present.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 1 A.M.
Jerry Reese: Giants investigating hole in wall outside locker room
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has told star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. that he needs to look at some of his antics on and off the field and …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 10 P.M.
Peyton Manning, Steve Spurrier enter College Football Hall of Fame
Peyton Manning and his Southeastern Conference nemesis, former Florida coach Steve Spurrier, will go into the College Football Hall of Fame together.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 9 P.M.
Cal fires coach Sonny Dykes after 4 seasons, 1 bowl appearance
More than six weeks after coach Sonny Dykes finished his fourth season at California, he was called into a meeting Sunday with athletic director Mike Williams and promptly fired.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 11:14 P.M.
Rumbling again, Thomas Rawls leads Seattle past Detroit, 26-6
The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned. A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground. A few timely …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 11:13 P.M.
Paul Richardson shows the flash in Seahawks’ romp of Detroit
With the emergence of Doug Baldwin, the arrival of Tyler Lockett and a list of injuries that slowed his development, Paul Richardson was seemingly forgotten as one of the pass …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 6:04 P.M.
Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill ruled out against Steelers; Moore to start
The Miami Dolphins dispensed with any pretense of suspense regarding their quarterback situation. Ryan Tannehill was ruled out of Sunday’s playoff game at Pittsburgh , and backup Matt Moore will …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 5:55 P.M.
Zach Zenner brushes off comments about being NFL’s best white RB
Zach Zenner brushed off comments made by Seattle’s Michael Bennett, who said the Detroit Lion was the best white running back in the NFL, insisting he wasn’t bothered by the …