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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Falcons’ Matt Ryan has ankle sprain, not ruled out against Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Ryan ran in a pool on Monday to test his sprained ankle and has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Seattle.


NFL roundup: Aaron Rodgers has 5 TD passes, 1 rushing score as Packers roll

Aaron Rodgers had his best game by far under new Packers coach Matt LaFleur, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns and running for another as Green Bay beat the …


Bird is the Word: Lamar Jackson, Ravens face Russell Wilson’s Seahawks

There is an understandable mutual admiration between Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 12:38 a.m.

Prep football: University holds off Lewis and Clark rally in 4A thriller

Roundup of Friday’s high school football action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes hurts knee in Chiefs’ win over Broncos

Reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes injured his right knee in a pileup near the goal line before his Kansas City teammates rallied around their fallen superstar for a 30-6 thrashing of …


Jalen Ramsey hopes to play Sunday in LA Rams’ revamped secondary

Thanks to two injures and a couple of major trades, the Los Angeles Rams will be without three regular starters in their secondary this weekend in Atlanta. Defensive coordinator Wade …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes injures right knee against Broncos

Struggling to straighten his right knee, Patrick Mahomes tossed his helmet to the side and covered his face with both hands. The Kansas City quarterback was hurt on a sneak …


Cowboys defense lacking impact of promising unit from 2018

Jeff Heath agrees the Dallas defense hasn’t had the impact it did early last season, when that unit often covered for a sagging offense and kept the Cowboys from falling …


Saints’ Marshon Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective

Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He’ll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn’t play well. He’ll even volunteer when luck played a part …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

‘I’ll always be there for him’: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has no hard feelings for former safety Earl Thomas

More than a year later, as Thomas prepares to make his return to Seattle on Sunday in Baltimore Ravens colors, Carroll said he has no hard feelings toward the former …


Chargers’ Russell Okung happy to be back practicing after embolism

Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung has taken part in his first practice since June 1, when he suffered a pulmonary embolism during an offseason workout. He is being …


Saquon Barkley coy about playing Sunday, practices fully again

Dynamic running back Saquon Barkley is being coy about his chances of playing for the New York Giants on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.


Raiders DC calls Vontaze Burfict suspension a ‘witch hunt’

Oakland defensive coordinator Paul Guenther lashed out at the NFL for the lengthy suspension the league handed to Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit, one of a series …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Jets’ C.J. Mosley declares: ‘I’m playing Monday night’

New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley says he will play Monday night against the New England Patriots barring any setbacks at practice this week.


Dolphins heading toward wrong end of history

Forty-seven years since the Miami Dolphins had the only undefeated season in NFL history, the team is heading toward an ignominious record. The Dolphins are 0-5 and on pace to …


Patrick Peterson’s return from suspension boosts Cardinals’ defense

Cornerback Patrick Peterson’s return to the Arizona Cardinals practice facility included a gift for teammate Larry Fitzgerald, whose birthday he had missed while serving a six-game suspension for violating the …


Central Valley football gets back on track by keeping it simple

Bad games. Teams have them from time to time. The measure of a program, of a team, lies in how quickly it can turn the page, put it in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

XFL draft: Former Idaho, Central Valley kicker Austin Rehkow selected by Houston Roughnecks on second day

Former Central Valley and Idaho kicker Austin Rehkow’s professional career will continue.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Week 7 prep football preview: 4A battles highlight slate as league races heat up

It’s hard to imagine there are just three weeks left in the football regular season, but here we are. The “finding out who we are” phase of the season is …


Back from suspension, Jarran Reed looks to boost Seahawks defense

Seattle defensive tackle Jarran Reed missed the first six games of the season while serving a suspension and the timing of his return couldn’t be better for a defensive front …


Undefeated 49ers remain grounded after 5 straight wins

For a franchise that has had little success the past few seasons, the San Francisco 49ers are sure taking their fast start this season in stride.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Browns’ Myles Garrett said he was punched by ‘fan’ wanting picture

The Browns are even taking hits off the field. Star defensive end Myles Garrett said he was punched in the face Wednesday by a “fan” who wanted to take a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Jets hopeful C.J. Mosley closer to return from groin injury

The next step in C.J. Mosley’s return will come on the practice field Thursday. The Jets are planning to have the star linebacker participate in individual drills this week as …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Jalen Ramsey ‘overjoyed’ by LA move; Rams eager for long-term deal

The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

Roger Goodell: pass interference reviews are working as expected

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the new video review rule for pass interference is working as expected, with only obvious mistakes by officials being corrected. Through Week 6, the league …


Ravens S Earl Thomas respectfully gears up for return to Seattle

Over the course of nine NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Earl Thomas picked off 28 passes, earned a Super Bowl ring and was selected to the Pro Bowl six …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley full-go at practice

The wait for Saquon Barkley may finally be over for the New York Giants. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year was a full-go at practice Wednesday, increasing the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Raiders T Trent Brown sued for domestic violence

Oakland Raiders tackle Trent Brown has been sued by his ex-girlfriend for what she says were multiple acts of domestic violence over the past year.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will return as starter after concussion

Looks like “Duck Season” will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup after being cleared …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Bears hope to have Mitch Trubisky return from shoulder injury

The Chicago Bears are cautiously optimistic quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will return this week from a left shoulder injury. Trubisky said he feels “close” to 100 percent and hopes to start …