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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

It remains unclear if the NFL admitted wrongdoing or how much money Reid, Kaepernick or others may have received. Considering the lost salary both players claimed and legal costs, the …


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, 6:31 p.m.

Matt Calkins: It might hurt the Seahawks, but nobody can question Kam Chancellor’s right to his money

You know that Seahawks fans, regardless of their reverence for the man, can’t be pleased with Kam Chancellor’s contract. He hasn’t played since the middle of the 2017 season, won’t …


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 …


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 …


Cleveland Browns give troubled running back Kareem Hunt second chance

Following their own investigation, the Cleveland Browns signed Kareem Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance after a video showed him …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Kyler Murray chooses NFL over baseball and A’s

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Sports letters: Pittsburgh Steelers being forgotten in ‘greatest Super Bowl team’ discussion

Before we bestow “Great Super Bowl Team” crown upon the New England Patriots, we should compare them with the other six-time winner, the Pittsburgh Steelers


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Bill Belichick/Tom Brady-led Patriots: Professional sports’ greatest dynasty?

The Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl ring in 18 seasons on Sunday, extending a brilliant run that started in 2001 with head coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as …


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.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Sally Jenkins: New England’s old goats keep the Rams at bay

The New England Patriots wrecked this Super Bowl, and that’s meant as a compliment.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Goff, Rams’ electric offense shorts out in Super Bowl defeat

Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams’ electrifying offense shorted out in the Super Bowl


Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Julian Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP

Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers. Catch after …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Pats’ defense stifles Goff, Rams’ offense in Super Bowl win

For most of the season the New England Patriots have been creatures of habit on defense, sticking to their principles and making just enough plays to win. They were much …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Super Bowl’s lone touchdown comes at most opportune time for Patriots

For five plays, and for 2 minutes, 49 seconds, Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady and the Patriots offense looked like the one that cruised up and down the field …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Norman Chad: Time and again, Pats ruin it for him

The thing is, it’s not healthy to root against people or teams. Heck, I didn’t even root against the British in the Revolutionary War. But Super Bowl Sunday is ruined …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

Super Bowl LIII: Patriots win sixth Super Bowl title, tie Steelers

The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 on Sunday in a defensive struggle to win the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl.


Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill

President Donald Trump said “a lot of people” from the NFL have been calling and thanking him for signing legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system.


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 …