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Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as head coach

Arkansas has hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Los Angeles Rams stay in playoff hunt, end Seattle Seahawks’ 5-game streak 28-12

The Los Angeles Rams prevented the Seattle Seahawks from clinching a playoff berth with a 28-12 victory


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

State football: Marcus King rushes into record books as Odessa wins 1B title

After running over, through and around Central Washington 1B teams all season, Odessa’s Marcus King ended his season with a record-breaking performance Saturday.


Seattle Seahawks visit Los Angeles Rams for rematch with playoff hopes on line

Greg Zuerlein has made plenty of tougher field goals than the 44-yarder he pushed barely wide right through the Seattle night air two months ago.


Tre Flowers overcomes illness, continues to grow for Seahawks

Tre Flowers was throwing up into trashcans and practicing with a surgical mask on at times last week as the flu had hit him and several teammates ahead of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Seahawks’ ‘Spiderman’ K.J. Wright keeps climbing the record books, but he says he’s far from done

A large wall in a hallway at the Seahawks training facility that leads from the lobby to the indoor practice field and locker room is peppered with photos of glorious …


Daniel Jones misses third straight practice, Eli Manning likely starter

Daniel Jones missed his third straight practice Friday because of a sprained right ankle, making it likely Eli Manning will return as the New York Giants starting quarterback on Monday …


Von Miller says he’ll test out injured knee Sunday

Von Miller said Friday he will test his injured left knee before the Denver Broncos’ game at Houston to see if he’ll be able to start a new streak.


NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we’re headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned.


Jerry Jones tries everything, but Cowboys can’t get it right

Jerry Jones tried ripping the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys after the first loss in the current three-game skid, then took the gentle approach following the second.


Jumping right in: Rookies make big impact on NFL season

The salary cap, rookie wage scale and migration of strategies from the college to the professional game have placed more of a premium than ever on playing rookies in the …


More mobile QB Mitchell Trubisky makes Bears offense stronger threat

The Chicago Bears hadn’t run well or passed effectively much of the season against better defenses before quarterback Mitchell Trubisky did both with surprising effectiveness Thursday night in a 31-24 …


Tom Brady, Patriots face Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs in AFC title rematch

Tom Brady wanted to make one thing clear: He did not injure his toe during a tryout to become the New England Patriots’ new placekicker.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mitchell Trubisky helps Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 31-24

Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in the Chicago Bears’ 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys.


Clay Matthews is unapologetically focused on LA Rams’ surge

Nearly two months later, Clay Matthews still isn’t sorry for his tweet condemning the performance of the NFL’s referees this season.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jets’ Robby Anderson believes he’s top-5 WR when he gets chances

Robby Anderson believes he’s one of the NFL’s top wide receivers – even if the numbers this season don’t necessarily show it.


Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs playing with fractured shoulder

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs may make a little history if he’s named rookie of the year at the end of the season.


Giants’ Saquon Barkley hoping to break 100-yard drought vs Eagles

The combination of playing the Philadelphia Eagles and Eli Manning returning at quarterback for the New York Giants might be what gets Saquon Barkley a much-sought 100-yard game rushing.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Matt Calkins: Three games ago, the Seahawks’ defense decided it was time to be great … mission accomplished

There was no victory celebration for the Seahawks’ defense three games ago when Seattle beat Tampa Bay 40-34 in overtime. At that point, though, the defenders decided it was time …


Odell Beckham Jr. vague about future with Browns amid ‘bad’ season

Odell Beckham Jr.’s disappointing first season with the Browns isn’t even over, and the star wide receiver is already making predictions about the next one. “2020’s going to be my …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Von Miller says sprained MCL could keep him out vs Texans

Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he won’t go on IR because of a sprained left MCL that ended his 95-game starting streak.


Chiefs and Patriots plenty familiar ahead of Sunday showdown

The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it’s little surprise they’re …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Browns’ Baker Mayfield passing in practice, looks good to go

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw in practice for the first time since injuring his right hand in Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew hopes work as backup benefits him as starter

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie and former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew hopes the extra work he got as a backup over the last month benefits him as a starter.


Carolina Panthers fire head coach Ron Rivera

The Panthers have fired coach Ron Rivera with four games left in the NFL season.


Ohio State tops penultimate CFP rankings, LSU second

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia


Rutgers hires Greg Schiano to rebuild Scarlet Knights again

Greg Schiano is coming back to Rutgers, reuniting the coach with the program he led for 11 years


AP Top 25: LSU remains No. 1, Alabama slides to ninth

Alabama dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide’s record streak of 68 appearances in the top five


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

State football: Deer Park ousted by Lynden Christian in 1A semifinal; Odessa reaches 1B title game

Roundup of Saturday’s state football playoff action.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Seahawks expect Jadeveon Clowney, Jarran Reed to play against Vikings

The Seattle Seahawks expect defensive linemen Jadeveon Clowney and Jarran Reed to be able to play on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings despite both being listed as questionable.