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Tampa Bay signs McCoy to $98 million contract

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will …


NFL notes: Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson doubtful for Atlanta game

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit’s game against Atlanta on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the …


In brief: Golden Tate blasts Jim Schwarts for Sunday victory ride

NFL: When Jason Jones walked by Jim Schwartz as he was being carried across Ford Field on Sunday, the Detroit Lions defensive end extended his hand in congratulations. Lions receiver …


Johnny Manziel to make preseason debut

Johnny Manziel will have his first real chance to show how he measures up against live NFL competition when the Cleveland Browns play at Detroit today ( 4:30 p.m., NFL …


Detroit Lions owner Ford, 88, dies

William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement …


Newsmakers

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 …


NFL notebook: Vikings make Zimmer new coach

Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator. The Vikings announced on Twitter on Wednesday …


Snapshot: Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

The Detroit Lions have hired coach Jim Caldwell. The team confirmed the move Tuesday and has scheduled a news conference at Ford Field today. San Diego Chargers assistant and former …


Redskins introduce Gruden

The face was different, the words familiar. Like Mike Shanahan and nearly every recent Washington Redskins coach, Jay Gruden is anxious to declare an end to franchise’s days of dysfunction. …


Romo status unclear

Tony Romo led the Dallas Cowboys to a comeback win Sunday that kept their playoff hopes alive. The Cowboys need an even bigger comeback from Romo this week. An MRI …


Tucker kicks Ravens to win

DETROIT – Justin Tucker’s powerful leg kicked the Super Bowl champions into playoff gear. Tucker made six field goals, including a franchise-record 61-yarder with 38 seconds left, that lifted the …


On 10th try, Lions finally get to enjoy Thanksgiving

DETROIT – Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game. Stafford turned the ball over a few times and …


Packers’ Sitton blasts Lions’ coaches, D-line: ’They’re all just scumbags’

Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton called out the Detroit Lions on the airwaves in Milwaukee on Tuesday leading up to their Thanksgiving Day showdown. Sitton spoke on WSSP about …


Meriweather targets knees, Marshall

After saying he’s going to “take peoples’ knees out” to avoid another suspension for hits to the head, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather struck another blow – declaring that “people …


Stafford catches Dallas Cowboys off guard

DETROIT – Calvin Johnson thought Matthew Stafford was going to spike the ball for at least another snap. The Dallas Cowboys did, too.


Falcons’ White to miss game for 1st time

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White will miss the first game of his nine-year career on Sunday. White, Atlanta’s career-leading receiver, played the first five games with a right ankle injury, …


Who’s dancing now?

Joseph Fauria’s choreographed end zone dances have earned him fans all over the Internet and even in Hollywood. That’s not what impresses the Detroit Lions most. They are fondest of …


Hanson ends NFL career after 21 years

Jason Hanson wanted to keep on kicking. His body told him to stop. The Detroit Lions kicker is retiring after 21 NFL seasons, announcing his decision Thursday. The 42-year-old Hanson …


Spokane consulting company sues White Sox

A Spokane-based company is suing several professional sports teams for breach of contract. Vizant Technologies LLC, formerly known as P.E. Systems, recently filed lawsuits in Spokane County Superior Court against …


Falcons have enough on line

DETROIT – The Atlanta Falcons have proven they’re good enough to dominate a division leader. Atlanta is coming off a 34-0 victory over the New York Giants, putting the NFC …


Jerome Harrison opens up on benign brain tumor; future in football uncertain

Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison spoke publicly in a televised interview on Thursday for the first time since doctors found a benign tumor on his brain last year that …


Coach’s gaffe gives victorious Texans score

DETROIT – Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he didn’t need to and the Houston Texans made him regret it. Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left in …


Bears force four turnovers in win over Lions

CHICAGO – There was a big gasp going through the stadium as Jay Cutler writhed in pain on the field. He got up and the defense provided a big lift. …


Former Boise State QB Moore finds home with Detroit

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Kellen Moore, an undrafted free agent from Boise State, beat the odds by making Detroit’s 53-man roster Friday, landing a job as its No. 3 quarterback. …


Spokane football star Cogdill needs operation to survive

The handsome face is undimmed by age, and the man moves with the grace of the wide receiver he once was. Gail Cogdill is only 75 and has a lot …


Cogdill needs heart procedure to survive

The handsome face is undimmed by age, and the man moves with the grace of the wide receiver he once was. Gail Cogdill is only 75 and has a lot …


Brees’ Saints send Lions packing

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are pouring on the points, racking up the wins and rewriting the record books nearly every time they play. Things …


Detroit Lions call Suh’s actions unacceptable

DETROIT – For the first season-and-a-half of his young career, Ndamukong Suh could almost brush off talk about his penalties and fines, saying he would keep doing what was needed …


Packers roll, remain perfect

DETROIT – Aaron Rodgers took every hit the Detroit Lions could dish out. He just kept throwing – and winning.


Niners shake off Lions

DETROIT – Jim Harbaugh charged across the field, lifting his shirt to expose his belly to attempt a chest bump. He extended his right hand to Jim Schwartz for a …