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Arizona fires Mike Stoops

College football: Coach Mike Stoops has been fired halfway through his eighth season at Arizona. Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Stoops’ dismissal Monday, two days after the Wildcats lost their …


Best belts Bears

DETROIT – Detroit Lions fans counted down the final seconds – as if it was New Year’s Eve – when the franchise finished its first Monday night game in a …


Hawks serve notice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Out there in their little corner of the NFL world, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks like what they are putting together. The Seahawks were derided, …


Patriots a work in progress

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Five weeks into their season with newcomers playing key roles, the New England Patriots are developing into a solid group. The running attack has had two consecutive …


Seahawks’ Jackson will rest pectoral strain during bye week

Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has a “high-grade” strained pectoral muscle in his right chest and will be rested during the Seahawks’ bye week. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Jackson …


Unsung heroes rescue Seahawks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The pass bounced first off a receiver’s hand, then a teammate’s forearm, and that’s right about when everything slowed down for Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner. “The …


In brief: Vikings sit Berrian for unspecified reasons

Berrian’s absence a mystery NFL: Bernard Berrian was a surprise healthy scratch for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against Arizona, the first time in his career the receiver has not …


Raiders face uncertain future after Davis’ death

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders will have to replace much more than an owner now following Al Davis’ death. He was the general manager who hand-picked many of the …


Sunday’s NFL summaries

For 10-10-2011


Unsung heroes rally Seahawks past Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Unsung is an understatement for the guys who lifted the Seattle Seahawks to victory Sunday. Doug Baldwin, Brandon Browner and Charlie Whitehurst were the unlikely stars …


Al Davis, professional football pioneer, owner and coach dies

OAKLAND, Calif. – Al Davis was a rebel with a cause – “Just win, baby” he exhorted his beloved Oakland Raiders. And as the NFL well knows, he was also …


Seahawks look to build on last week’s turnaround

RENTON, Wash. – Turning point or two-quarter anomaly? The Seahawks’ offense, which came alive in the second half of last week’s loss, hopes that performance was the former and not …


Hank Jr., ESPN part

Are you ready for some football? Hank Williams Jr. isn’t anymore. The country singer and ESPN each took credit for the decision Thursday morning to ax his classic intro to …


Seahawks found groove with hurry-up offense

RENTON, Wash. – In a move of necessity, the Seattle Seahawks might have discovered what their lagging offense needed. Down by 20 points in the third quarter last week against …


Seahawks receiver Baldwin proves surprise success

RENTON, Wash. – The initial reaction is to chuckle, because on first blush there is no way Doug Baldwin appears the type to suffer from anger problems. This guy? All …


In brief: Augustus moves Lynx within one win of WNBA title

WNBA: Seimone Augustus scored 36 points to lead Minnesota’s second-half surge, and the Lynx moved within one win of their first WNBA title by beating the Atlanta Dream 101-95 in …


Giants often serve as barometer for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – The Seahawks’ next opponent is a historical landmark. That has nothing to do with the fact the New York Giants joined the NFL in 1925, making them …


Giants often serve as barometer for Seahawks

The Seahawks’ next opponent is an historical landmark.


Slow starts concern Carroll

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks are one-quarter of the way through the season, but it’s the first half that has coach Pete Carroll’s full attention. Specifically, the first two …


Manning watches 0-4 Colts fall to Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. – Josh Freeman and LeGarrette Blount helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rally for another victory. Freeman threw for 287 yards and a touchdown, Blount ran for 127 yards …


Lions rally from 24 points down to beat Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas – Matthew Stafford took the final snap, dropped to a knee and tucked the ball under his jersey for safekeeping. He wanted a souvenir to remind him of …


Victory out of Hawks’ range

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks’ chance at a historic comeback against Atlanta came up short. Short and to the left, to be more precise. That was the result of Steven …


NFL Notes: Hester’s return a record

Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears set an NFL record with his 11th career punt return for a touchdown, running one back 69 yards against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday …


Lions rally to beat Cowboys, improve to 4-0

ARLINGTON, Texas — Matthew Stafford took the final snap, dropped to a knee and tucked the ball under his jersey for safekeeping. He wanted a souvenir to remind him of …


Missed FG ends Hawks’ comeback hopes against Falcons

SEATTLE — Matt Ryan did plenty with his arm and his legs. Atlanta’s star was still stuck having to watch a 61-yard field-goal attempt fall short in the waning seconds …


Atlanta game will test fans’ theories about Seattle

SEATTLE – Have you talked yourself into it yet? Do you think these Seahawks have more than a puncher’s chance today against the Atlanta Falcons?


Blanchette: Tofflemire paid ultimate price to play in NFL

Revel in your football today. Throw on your replica NFL jersey, invite some friends over, wolf down some wings. Meticulously add and project your fantasy league points. High-five your buddy …


Veteran NFL assistant coach Heimerdinger dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mike Heimerdinger, a veteran assistant coach in the NFL who directed high-powered offenses and developed quarterbacks such as Steve McNair, Jay Cutler and Vince Young, has died. …


Blanchette: Give Tofflemire thought on Sunday

Think about Joe Tofflemire and those like him whose willing participation in our Sunday amusements came at the steepest price.


Both teams will play short-handed in Chiefs’ home opener

Hockey: When the Tri-City Americans come to the Arena at 7 tonight for the Spokane Chiefs’ Western Hockey League home opener, both teams will be short-handed. The Chiefs (0-1) lost …