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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Larry Stone: Russell Wilson contract extension may sting for Seahawks, but not as much as alternative

As the Seahawks enter what they ruefully believe is a premature offseason, numerous contractual matters hang over their future.


Couch Slouch: Where oh where will the Raiders play?

Couch Slouch: The Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders are looking for a temporary home for the 2019 NFL season. At this point, a pop-up stadium in Dubai might be in play. …


Oklahoma QB, A’s prospect Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declares for NFL draft


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 …


Sarah Thomas becomes first female on-field official for playoff game

Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official.


Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg dies at age 71

Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only NFL team to achieve a perfect season, died at age 71.


Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff. Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.


Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

Sony Michel scores three TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28, earn eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game


Moment of silence for daughter of Chargers’ Brandon Mebane

The Patriots asked fans to stand and observe a moment of silence for Makenna Mebane, who was born with a rare genetic condition known as Trisomy 13 that causes delays …


AP Source: Oakland A’s make pitch for Kyler Murray

Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback’s deadline to enter the NFL draft, a …


Offseason of intrigue: Biggest questions facing the Seahawks before the start of the 2019 season

The Seahawks overhauled their roster last offseason. But what surprises await this offseason? Questions abound in regard to Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Kam Chancellor and the backup QB …


Super Bowl heroes Mark Rypien, Jerry Kramer headline night of ‘Super Stories’

On Jan. 28, The Spokesman-Review and KHQ/SWX will host an evening of great storytelling with Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, who played …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Todd Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more yards and another TD in the Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

Patrick Mahomes picked apart the Colts and the Kansas City defense came through, helping the Chiefs to a 31-13 victory in the divisional round of the playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

NFC Divisional advance: Playoff stakes more important than perceived slights for Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton dismisses the premise that the Eagles could derive extra motivation from the perception that New Orleans ran up the score when they met in November.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

AFC Divisional advance: Philip Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Tom Brady, Patriots

Tom Brady and the Patriots will be looking to make their eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game when they host the surging Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

With Sebastian Janikowski’s future uncertain, Seahawks sign kicker Sam Ficken

Sam Ficken has appeared in five games with the Rams over the last two seasons.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

NFC Divisional Round: Rams, Cowboys seek long-awaited postseason breakthroughs

The Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys are meeting under the Hollywood spotlight on Saturday night for a trip to the NFC championship game.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

AFC Divisional Round: Chiefs aim to rewrite playoff history against nemesis Colts

The Chiefs have never beaten Indianapolis in four tries in the playoffs.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

AP source: Jets hire former Dolphins coach Adam Gase

A person familiar with the decision says the New York Jets have hired former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase as their head coach. Gase was 23-26 in three seasons with …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

NFL drops appeal over dementia claims in concussion case

The NFL has abruptly dropped its plan to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players’ lawyers accuse the league of trying to delay payments and rewrite …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

AP source: Broncos pick Vic Fangio as new head coach

A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Vic Fangio is going to be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos. Fangio is the Chicago …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

AP source: Browns pick coordinator Freddie Kitchens as next coach

A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns are hiring Freddie Kitchens as their coach. Kitchens had a dazzling eight-week run as the team’s interim offensive coordinator this …


Packers confirm hiring of Matt LaFleur as coach

Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers. The team announced his hiring late Tuesday, confirming multiple reports from a day earlier. The 39-year-old LaFleur spent …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:51 p.m.

Bruce Arians comes out of retirement to coach Buccaneers

Bruce Arians is the latest coach entrusted to transform the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners. The 66-year-old came out of a one-year retirement to fill the team’s fifth coaching …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Cardinals hire ex-Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury

The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks have obvious goal for next season – win division, play at home

For all but one team, locker cleanup day is the most melancholy ritual in sports.


Couch Slouch: English language takes a hit during NFL broadcasts

Couch Slouch: The NFL remains an easy thing to watch and a hard to thing to listen to. What was once plainspoken is now plain gobbledygook; game analysts turn simple …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Report: Matt LaFleur to become Green Bay Packers coach

A person familiar with the decision says Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur has accepted Green Bay’s offer to become the next head coach of the Packers.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

It’s Philip Rivers versus Tom Brady in divisional round of NFL playoffs

Philip Rivers directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 23-17 playoff victory at Baltimore on Sunday, setting up another high-stakes matchup with Brady and the New England Patriots. For all …