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Carroll, Hawks near deal

SEATTLE – Jim Mora is out and it looks like Pete Carroll may be in as the Seahawks’ new head football coach. Mora was fired Friday morning less than a …


Mora out as coach of Seahawks after 1 season

The Seattle Seahawks fired Jim Mora after just one season, leaving the former NFC West champs without a coach, general manager and president less than four years after they appeared …


What Seahawks mean

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle’s problems on offense were clear and unmistakable. Tight end John Carlson was the only Seahawk to score a touchdown in the final four games. Seattle went …


As expected, Zorn fired

Jim Zorn was fired by the Washington Redskins early Monday, the first step in yet another team overhaul under owner Dan Snyder. Zorn was informed of his dismissal shortly after …


Jones would like to return to Seahawks

RENTON – Walter Jones continues to rehabilitate his left knee and said he hopes to play next season. The veteran tackle also remains one of the largest questions facing whoever …


Rams will go first in NFL draft

NEW YORK – The St. Louis Rams are on the clock. The team with the worst record in the NFL at 1-15 has the No. 1 pick in the April …


Johnson reaches 2,000 yards against Hawks

SEATTLE – Chris Johnson’s blockers grinned widely as they posed for pictures on an emptying field, standing behind a young rusher they turned into a star. Their Titan had his …


Dallas crushes Eagles

For an entire year, the Dallas Cowboys have had to deal with the fallout from a crushing, season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.


Jets return to playoffs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rex and The Sanchise are headed to the playoffs, lucky breaks and all. Same Old J-E-T-S? Nope, not this time.


Cowboys roll; Ravens earn berth

Dallas won a division title, Baltimore and the New York Jets earned wild-card spots, and the Super Bowl champs were eliminated on the final day of the NFL season. Next …


Sports in brief: Zorn expected to be fired today

NFL: The Washington Redskins plan to fire coach Jim Zorn today, an official within the NFL told the Associated Press. The Redskins planned to make the move on the day …


Bears beat Vikings in OT

CHICAGO – Brett Favre cranked up and made one more impossible throw, zinging a touchdown pass in the fading seconds. Too bad for the Minnesota Vikings, that merely put them …


Hawks’ loss second-worst in franchise history

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Seahawks took the field in one of the league’s most legendary stadiums Sunday, and put on a nearly historic performance. Historically awful that is, requiring …


NFL playoff picture clearer

New England and Dallas are back in the playoffs. The New York Giants are out. And both AFC wild-card spots are still up for grabs.


Colts rest starters, fall to Jets

INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning and the rest of the Colts accepted Jim Caldwell’s plan. The hometown fans didn’t like the imperfect ending one bit.


Hasselbeck dusts self off

RENTON, Wash. – Matt Hasselbeck will return to the city where his NFL career started this weekend, and while he’s there he will almost assuredly become the Seahawks’ all-time leader …


Buccaneers seize victory from Seahawks in second half

SEATTLE – On Saturday the Seahawks announced that Mike Holmgren had turned down an offer to come back to Seattle in a front office role. A day later, the Seahawks …


Steelers win on final play

PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger throws to the corner of the end zone, the receiver barely gets his feet down inbounds for a remarkable touchdown. Ten months after winning the Super …


Harrison sets Browns’ rushing record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Walking with a cane, 73-year-old Jim Brown hurried downstairs Sunday to congratulate Jerome Harrison for rushing for 286 yards and erasing the Cleveland Browns record he …


Fumbled opportunity on Holmgren

ROCK BOTTOM, Wash. – No disrespect to Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller, but imagine what this Sunday afternoon could have been. The Seahawks could have announced on Saturday that Mike …


Colts reach 14-0

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Peyton Manning completed every pass early and one big one late, exactly what the Indianapolis Colts needed to stay unbeaten. Manning threw for 308 yards and four …


Henry’s death leaves Bengals empty

CINCINNATI – For the second time in their breakthrough season, the Cincinnati Bengals are dealing with death. Teary players held a somber practice Thursday and dedicated the rest of their …


Hasselbeck keeps goals in mind

RENTON, Wash. – It’s doubtful anyone would balk if Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck decided to shut it down for 2009 and start the recovery toward next season. He broke his …


Hawks were, too, that bad

RENTON, Wash. – Jim Mora’s optimism is ebbing. The Seahawks coach didn’t have the same fiery emotion and frustration Monday as he did immediately after his team’s most lopsided loss …


49ers capitalize as Cards crumble

SAN FRANCISCO – The Arizona Cardinals threw away a chance to clinch a second straight NFC West crown. Alex Smith threw touchdown passes after two of Arizona’s seven turnovers, Frank …


Texans hand Seattle worst loss of year

HOUSTON – To call a loss the worst of the season for the Seahawks is saying quite a bit. Seattle, after all, had lost six games by double digits this …


Colts respond for record day

INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning watched disbelievingly as one pass after another hit the ground Sunday. Then he demonstrated how an undefeated team survives the perfect storm.


Curry has hip pointer

HOUSTON – Relieved isn’t the right word to describe linebacker Aaron Curry after Sunday’s game. Curry had to hold his breath to bear the pain of lifting up his right …


Marshall catches record

Brandon Marshall set a single-game record with 21 receptions in Denver’s 28-16 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. “I believe it was one of those games where, whenever you accomplish something …


Browns pretty much eliminate Steelers

CLEVELAND – There’s nothing Super about the Pittsburgh Steelers anymore. The defending NFL champions lost their fifth straight and had their playoff hopes sacked by the lowly Cleveland Browns, who …