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Tate subjected to ‘nasty stuff’

RENTON, Wash. – Golden Tate was asked if he could repeat some of what was directed toward him on social media after his disputed touchdown catch that lifted Seattle past …


NFL, referees closing in on new deal

Two days after a controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win, the NFL and the referees’ union are reportedly nearing an end to a lockout that put replacement …


Five questions: Officials

Frustration with the NFL’s use of replacement referees gave way to outrage after another batch of blunders, none more infamous than the up-for-grabs pass to the end zone that helped …


Simers: Terrific entertainment despite horrible call

LOS ANGELES – I can’t remember a better NFL weekend, a more entertaining end to a Monday night game. So what’s with an ESPN SportsCenter anchor saying she’s depressed, media …


Former linebacker Brigance inspires Ravens

BALTIMORE – Former Baltimore linebacker O.J. Brigance continues to inspire the Ravens with his toughness and leadership. Only now, he’s doing it while battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.


NFL upholds Seahawks controversial win

The NFL upheld the Seahawks’ disputed 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers and resumed meetings with its locked-out officials in an attempt to resolve an impasse that has prompted …


NFL coaches closing in on boiling point

NFL: New England coach Bill Belichick was confused about a decisive field goal he thought was off-target. Detroit’s Jim Schwartz couldn’t understand a 27-yard penalty walk-off for unnecessary roughness. Philadelphia’s …


Controversial Hail Mary hands Seahawks victory

SEATTLE - Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers …


Titans outlast Lions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Call this one Music City Mayhem. The Tennessee Titans are winless no more after an unforgettable overtime victory over Detroit featuring an endless stream of big plays, …


Smith, Tucker help Ravens avenge AFC title game defeat

BALTIMORE – Torrey Smith turned in an emotional – and sensational – performance under very difficult circumstances. His teammates on the Baltimore Ravens helped make it a winning effort.


Seahawks’ victory over Packers would accomplish goal

RENTON — Monday Night Football, is it just another game for the Seahawks, or a chance at a coming-out party? Well, that depends on who you ask, but to some …


Allen ends long feud

The long-running feud between Marcus Allen and the Oakland Raiders is over. In a symbolic move after years of separation and harsh words, Allen lit the eternal flame honoring late …


Seahawks can state their case on MNF

RENTON, Wash. — Monday Night Football, is it just another game for the Seahawks, or a chance at a coming-out party? Well, that depends on who you ask, but to …


Smith continues to move 49ers offense despite sacks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers understand the value of taking a sack. Smith was sacked more than any other NFL quarterback last season and …


Lynch gives Seahawks an added boost

SEATTLE – Marshawn Lynch’s back. That’s a statement, now, and no longer a question mark. He might have begun the season questionable because of back spasms, but after two games …


NFL Network expands

Time Warner Cable agreed to carry NFL Network on Friday, the last major holdout in the channel’s long-running push into more homes. NFL Network and the NFL RedZone channel will …


Brown patches up rift with Browns

After a two-year split, Jim Brown wants to reunite with the Cleveland Browns. The Hall of Fame running back, who had been estranged from the organization after he was relieved …


Flynn not complaining about being No. 2 QB for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – This is not how Matt Flynn pictured this week playing out. Not at all. When Flynn signed with the Seahawks back in March, most people assumed – …


Broncos plan honor for receiver Smith

Rod Smith hangs on to a grudge almost as well as a pass. Even 18 years later, the former Denver Broncos wide receiver still remains irate over not being drafted. …


Seahawks have become ‘dirtbags’ Mora requested

SEATTLE – If you had to pare down the all-in, anti-hierarchy Seahawks to a single defining image, the deceptive smile of Kam Chancellor would be an apt selection. He looks …


Young finds himself in financial trouble, without a team

Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Vince Young finds himself without a team and with just a fraction of the money he …


Doubters beware

Apparently his college career wasn’t sufficient to answer all the questions about his capability of playing quarterback in the NFL. He had succeeded at two colleges, led his team to …


NFL Films President Sabol dies at 69

NFL Films President Steve Sabol, half of the father-son team that revolutionized sports broadcasting and mythologized pro football into the country’s favorite sport, died Tuesday from brain cancer. He was …


Seahawks’ Wilson stands tall despite height

Apparently his college career wasn’t sufficient to answer all the questions about his capability of playing quarterback in the NFL.


What you saw …

RENTON, Wash. – For one of the rare times since coming back to the NFL, Pete Carroll saw the exact style he wanted the Seattle Seahawks to play with in …


Falcons harass Manning before holding on for win

Peyton Manning kept throwing up wobbly passes. The Atlanta Falcons kept picking them off.


Seattle plays smashmouth, leaves Dallas bruised, beaten

SEATTLE – The big chuckle of the National Football League’s opening weekend was Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones being caught on camera delegating the cleaning of his glasses to a …


Vick rescues Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – With the game on the line, Michael Vick made all the right decisions – again. Vick scored on a 1-yard TD run with 1:55 left, helping the Philadelphia …


Seahawks manhandle Cowboys to even record

SEATTLE – Golden Tate circled back around and lined up Sean Lee with a crushing block that sent the burly Dallas linebacker flat to his back with his cleats in …


Seahawks rumble over Cowboys

SEATTLE - Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards and a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Seattle’s special teams came up with two huge first-quarter plays that led to 10 …