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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Pro Bowl packed with pending free agents like Drew Brees, Derrick Henry

A number of Pro Bowlers are about to get paid. And not just the relative pocket change ($35,000 or $70,000) that comes with competing in the NFL’s annual all-star game …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Larry Stone: What’s next? Russell Wilson’s ‘goofball’ persona remains the Seahawks’ best offseason story line

Russell Wilson tweeted the other day that it “makes me sick” not to be still playing in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.


Iran’s female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany

Kimia Alizadeh is trying to rebuild her life and career after she announced this month she had left Iran, citing sexism on the part of officials there.


NFL receiver Antonio Brown granted bail by Florida judge

NFL free agent Antonio Brown was granted bail on Friday after turning himself in at a Florida jail on charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

NFL’s Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s …


NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Jimmy Garoppolo gets 49ers to Super Bowl with handoffs not throws

Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese’s old stomping grounds in Miami for …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Matt Calkins: Does Seahawks coach Pete Carroll deserve Pro Football Hall of Fame call?

Few will dispute that Carroll is the most successful coach in the organization’s history. And given his consistency, it’s hard to argue that he isn’t one of the best coaches …


Terrell Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month

There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House to seek …


Long lines at Pro Bowl to get Lamar Jackson’s autograph, picture

Fans chanted Lamar Jackson’s name throughout two days of practice at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports and clamored for his autograph before and after workouts. To get a picture, fans …


AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski’s departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns.


Brett Favre sees some of his own traits in Patrick Mahomes

Brett Favre sees some of his own traits as a football player in Patrick Mahomes. The mobility and passing outside the pocket, usually on the run. The willingness to stick …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

Authorities say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida hom.


SoFi Stadium is 85% complete, on schedule for Rams, Bolts

In just six months, Taylor Swift is scheduled to step onto a stage inside a stadium that’s currently a dusty cement bowl filled with busy construction workers moving around a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Green Bay Packers stay with Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

Packers coach Matt LaFleur has decided to stick with Mike Pettine as his defensive coordinator.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Giants’ Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowl wins

Eli Manning, who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired.


Tim Dahlberg: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

For the first time in four years, the Patriots will be sitting at home when the NFL championship is decided. And, really, on the 100th anniversary of the NFL, that …


3 former Dolphins provide Super Bowl boost to Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs saw value in a trio of players that were essentially castoffs from what was one of the least-successful franchises in the NFL over the past 10 …


Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday. Not bad for a defensive lineman.


49ers coach Kyle Shanahan reflects on blown Super Bowl

Kyle Shanahan’s play calls from his first trip to the Super Bowl as an offensive coordinator have been heavily scrutinized.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Seahawks mock draft roundup: Will Seattle address its defense with its first pick?

The Seahawks are scheduled to have the 27th pick in the first round, and most observers think Seattle will lean toward improving its defense.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Browns still seeking GM, meet second time with Vikings assistant

New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski isn’t campaigning to bring a former close colleague and friend to Cleveland. At least not publicly.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Analysis: Did the Seahawks let go of Richard Sherman too soon?

Two years later, after the Seahawks finished 27th in the league in pass defense and 22nd in points allowed, the waiving of Richard Sherman doesn’t look very wise.


Pat Mahomes gives Andy Reid best hope to win elusive Super Bowl

Andy Reid revitalized the Kansas City Chiefs the same way he did with the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s one win away from finishing the job.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Raheem Mostert lifts 49ers into Super Bowl with 37-20 win over Packers

Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick Bosa harassed Aaron Rodgers from the start and the 49ers beat the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

After cashing in on QB gambles, 49ers, Chiefs land in Super Bowl

A little more than two years ago, a pair of teams gambled on quarterbacks who had all kinds of potential but were far from a sure thing. Both teams guessed …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Patrick Mahomes leads Kansas City Chiefs into Super Bowl after 50-year drought

Patrick Mahomes tip-toed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first Super Bowl in a half-century by beating the …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Anquan Boldin shares poignant inspiration for social justice

Former NFL star receiver and Players Coalition co-founder Anquan Boldin is sharing a poignant personal tragedy in a public service announcement by the the NFL.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

AFC Championship preview: Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl

Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

NFC Championship preview: 49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once in the Super Bowl era.