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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Packers’ Mason Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22.


Chargers’ Melvin Gordon expected to play at Miami

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is expected to play Sunday at Miami after reporting to the team this week and ending his holdout.


Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson says the team wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct – the third team in seven months to tire of …


Patriots’ coach Belichick joins Halas, Lambeau with 6 championships

Bill Belichick is now standing shoulder to shoulder with the NFL’s all-time greatest coaching icons.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Couch Slouch: It doesn’t make dollars and sense to go to NFL game in Vegas

Couch Slouch: Rising from the ashes of a million cigarette butts, in the shadow of a desert filled with buried body parts, looms the specter of a massive sporting palace …


Jon Gruden excited to return to Raiders’ sideline for first time in 17 years

As much as he tries to downplay the significance, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is fully aware Friday’s exhibition game against the Detroit Lions will be anything but an ordinary …


Matt Calkins: Did Earl Thomas watch and learn from Duane Brown’s holdout?

If you’re Earl Thomas, and you’re looking at the three-year, $36.5 million extension the Seahawks just gave Duane Brown, what are you thinking?


It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language

Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears.


On game day, normally packed Spokane venues feel like a ghost town

It’s one of the best days of the year to bring down the house – or have it all to yourself, depending on your preference.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Pro Bowl becomes gathering place for the brokenhearted

The Pro Bowl has become a gathering spot for the brokenhearted, a place to laugh, smile and joke through lingering disappointment.


Colts fire coach Chuck Pagano after 4-12 season

Six years after convincing Jim Irsay he could lead the Colts to a Super Bowl, and two years after convincing the team owner to give him a surprise contract extension, …


Raiders fire coach Jack Del Rio after 6-10 season

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was fired Sunday after his third year when the impressive turnaround job he engineered for his hometown team collapsed with a disappointing six-win season.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

Seahawks’ list of Pro Bowl selections shows why team has struggled this season

The good news – if you’re inclined to read much into Pro Bowl picks – is that the Seahawks are still regarded as having their fair share of talent despite …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington receiver Kendrick Bourne making an impression with 49ers

While Cooper Kupp is making headlines with the Rams in Los Angeles, his former teammate Kendrick Bourne is raising eyebrows as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Cooper Kupp takes center stage as Los Angeles Rams rookies report

Cooper Kupp’s dreams are bigger now. So is the stage. Twenty-two Los Angeles Rams rookies reported to fall camp on Wednesday, but Kupp was among the biggest stars on a …


Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death.


Peyton Manning’s 530 career touchdown passes top list of NFL records

Among the many NFL records set in the 2014 season, most notable – and hardly surprising – was something done by Peyton Manning. The Denver quarterback easily surpassed Brett Favre’s …


Area youth coaches taught how to address concussions

Youth football coaches sat around a room Saturday at the Spokane YMCA and had safety regarding concussions drilled into their heads. Head-injury awareness has been heightened in what many view …


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 …


NFL notebook: Judge rejects concussion deal

A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. U.S. District Judge Anita …


Seahawks rumble past New Orleans

Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 …


Gostkowski, Vinatieri get kicks in NFL playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Stephen Gostkowski sings on the sideline when he prepares to kick. Then he tries a field goal that could win a big game for the New England …


Percy Harvin will play for Seahawks vs. New Orleans

Pete Carroll told Percy Harvin that the Seattle Seahawks were considering placing him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot ahead of the postseason.


O’Brien known for work with QBs

Bill O’Brien worked closely with Tom Brady when he was a Patriots assistant. He’s now set to return to the NFL to coach Houston, and he’s a long way from …


NFL notes: Bengals chances ride with Dalton

There’s no scrambling away from it. The Bengals’ chances of finally making a deep playoff run rest largely with Andy Dalton, who has been streaky this season and awful during …


Snapshot: Bridgewater, Clowney leaving for the NFL

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater announced that he will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft. Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the …


NFL notes: Belichick questions NFL offseason workout limits

Patriots coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries. “I’m in favor of …


Seahawks’ hard-hitting safety Chancellor shows his softer side

RENTON, Wash. – The hardest hitter on Seattle’s defense has a soft spot. And he has proof. Safety Kam Chancellor is wearing a gray hoodie and slippers after the last …


Foles still hears about 1 bad game vs. Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA – Nick Foles has a new nickname that’s appropriate this time of year: Saint Nick. Foles hardly resembles jolly, old Santa Claus, but he’s given fans of the Philadelphia …