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  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014, 9:57 P.M.

    Blanchette: History shows top defense holds the edge

    The problem with the inevitable debate of Who’s No. 1 is that somebody’s already No. 1. Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali may have both been undefeated when they stepped through …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014

    Aunt, uncle rescued Thomas from sad fate

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Demaryius Thomas’ mother and grandmother will cheer for the Denver Broncos receiver around the prison TV, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014

    Super Bowl notebook: Carroll, Fox enjoy chat

    As if they were enjoying a morning coffee together, Pete Carroll and John Fox fulfilled their final media obligations before the Super Bowl. Relaxed, self-assured and even charming, the coaches …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014

    Spokane fans show Seahawks pride in ‘12’ photo

    Many a Spokane lunch hour was sacrificed on the final Blue Friday of the season, as hundreds turned out to form a “12” in honor of the Seattle Seahawks at …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014

    Blanchette: Pete Carroll? Don’t bet against him

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The 12th Man? All-in on the Seattle Seahawks. But deep down, there’s a sense that everyone is still holding back a few chips when it comes …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014

    Manning vs. Wilson: Different styles at play

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Record-setting offense versus relentlessly stingy defense. Coaches who actually smile, are quotable and think football should be fun.

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014

    In Year of Kicker, best two meet in Super Bowl

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If the Super Bowl comes down a last-second field goal, might as well head for the fridge. If your team has the ball, the question is …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014


    Agreed The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with reliever Aaron Crow on a $1.475 million, one-year deal. Crow can earn an additional $50,000 if he is named an All-Star, …

  • FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014, 7:25 P.M.

    Blanchette: Carroll? Don’t bet against him

    The 12th Man? All-in on the Seattle Seahawks. But deep down, there’s a sense that everyone is still holding back a few chips when it comes to Pete Carroll.

  • FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014

    HGH testing leads to-do list

    When the Super Bowl ends, three complete seasons will have come and gone without testing for human growth hormone, even though the NFL and the players’ association originally paved the …

  • FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014

    Cable becomes Lynch’s punch line

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The overwrought drama of the Seattle Seahawks’ reluctant running back and his media tormentors came to an end Thursday, with a compromise brokered by the NFL …

  • THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014, 9:46 P.M.

    Lynch on Cable: ‘My type of person’

    Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had this to say when asked what his initial thoughts were of Seahawks assistant coach Tom Cable, when the coach came to the Seahawks in …

  • THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014


    Announced The University of Notre Dame plans to move ahead with a $400 million project to add up to 4,000 premium seats to its football stadium and buildings on three …

  • THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014

    A cold day indoors

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Football coaches love to replicate game conditions in practice, even atmospheric ones. And Pete Carroll buys in – to a point. The weather outside is frosty …

  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

    Martin: Dolphins’ language made him feel trapped

    Tackle Jonathan Martin says the persistence of vulgar language around the Miami Dolphins made him feel trapped, so he left the team before lodging allegations at the root of a …

  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

    Broncos QB Manning ’had concerns’ about comeback

    NEWARK, N.J. – When Peyton Manning returned to the NFL after a series of neck operations that sidelined him for the entire 2011 season, there was plenty of talk about …

  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

    Seahawks notes: Tate wants to remain with Seahawks

    NEWARK, N.J. – Once the Super Bowl concludes Sunday, the 14 Seahawks who are unrestricted free agents will be thrust into uncertainty about their future. Understandably, it’s not something they …

  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

    Super Bowl notes: No regrets for Broncos’ QB Brock Osweiler

    NEWARK, N.J. – Brock Osweiler has a reputation for early exits. But when it comes to being the apprentice until Peyton Manning decides to call it a career with the …

  • TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014, 9:36 P.M.

    Marshawn Lynch begrudgingly gives media few minutes of his time

    Last week, it was all about the Seahawk Who Talks Too Much. But come the sociological hot mess that is Super Bowl Media Day, everyone wanted it to be about …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014, 8:46 P.M.

    Norman Chad’s 48th annual Super Bowl Viewing Guide

    As a public service, I am here to provide my 48th annual Super Bowl Viewing Guide (For Super Bowl Parties of Six or More),.

  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

    Thomas, Wilson set tone for Seahawks

    RENTON, Wash. – Safety Earl Thomas has no problem admitting he can be a jerk. “I’m an ass during practice because I push my teammates,” he said. “I’ll be in …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

    Pro Bowl isn’t one for the ages

    HONOLULU – Jerry Rice has fresh bragging rights on Deion Sanders nearly a decade after both players retired from the NFL. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

    Seahawks’ Avril has come long way

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril, one of six Seahawks designated to speak to the media after the team’s arrival at its hotel Sunday night to begin …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

    Double standard in the NFL?

    A week of Super Bowl hype begins in earnest today, finally giving us a chance to discuss the appalling case of the most famous player in the game taking advantage …

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014, 10:34 P.M.

    Seahawks’ Avril has come a long way

    Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril couldn’t help but smile as he took his seat and looked out at the bank of camera lights aimed his way.

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014, 10:20 P.M.

    Thomas, Wilson set tone for Seahawks

    Safety Earl Thomas has no problem admitting he can be a jerk. Quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t as demonstrative, but his quiet intensity produces the same effect.

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

    Pro Bowlers pull out the tricks in final tune-up

    Pro Bowlers practicing one last time Saturday before the schoolyard pickup all-star game dropped hints they’ll use some trickery to get an edge today ( 4:30, NBC). On one play, …

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

    Seahawks’ Bennett’s big-play dancing draws variety of reactions

    RENTON, Wash. - Earl Thomas won’t let his daughter watch it. “I make her turn her head,” he said. Luke Willson refuses to discuss it. “No comment,” he said. Richard …

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

    Guest column: Greatest Super Bowl franchise? Don’t be Buffaloed

    Part of the Super Bowl hoopla each year is the usual debate about which is the greatest ever team. Herein we offer some possible contenders, one of which may surprise …

  • SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

    Recent poll reveals NFL America’s favorite sport

    About half of Americans say they are fans of pro football, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. The NFL is still the most popular sports league in the United States, …



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