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Seahawks fired up for tonight’s divisional tilt with Rams

The lights will be on at CenturyLink Field as the Seahawks play their second consecutive prime-time game. The cameras will be there, too – about 30 of them, as ESPN …


NFL players embrace fantasy game with approval of league

INDIANAPOLIS – There was only one good reason for Matt Hasselbeck to run out of bounds at the 1-yard line against Carolina. To help his fantasy football team, of course.


Shurmur defends treatment of McCoy

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur strongly defended his team’s handling of Colt McCoy after the quarterback sustained a concussion during Thursday night’s loss to Pittsburgh. Scrambling from pressure, McCoy was …


Tate’s NFL future looks Golden now

RENTON, Wash. – Since he first arrived in Seattle, Golden Tate has made it a point to watch the Seahawks raise a ceremonial flag in honor of their fans before …


Steelers clamp down on Browns for 15th win in teams’ last 16 meetings

PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger added to his burgeoning reputation as one of the toughest players in the game by returning from a gruesome second-quarter sack to pass for 280 yards …


It’s a bull market for Packers stock

The cheese is going fast. The Green Bay Packers, the NFL’s only publicly owned team, said Thursday that it sold 185,000 shares in the first 48 hours of a stock …


Wire and news services Former Cougars linebacker Bush dies at 42

SAN DIEGO – Former Washington State linebacker Lew Bush, who played for the San Diego Chargers for seven seasons and was part of their lone Super Bowl team in 1994 …


Lineman Jeanpierre gets his shot with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – With injuries continuing to plague the Seahawks’ offensive line, lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre is ready to step in and keep Seattle’s improving running game moving forward. Despite losing …


Former Cougar, pro football player Lew Bush dies at 42

The San Diego Chargers report that Lew Bush, who played seven years with the Chargers and his college ball at Washington State, has died at age 42.


NFL Notes: Seahawks’ Brock charged with DUI

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock was charged with drunken driving, more than a year after he was pulled over and accused of driving 85 to 90 mph on Interstate …


Ivory’s prospects improve with Ingram’s injury

METAIRIE, La. – Mark Ingram pulled a protective walking boot out of his locker and set it on the floor, then acknowledged that he might have to sit out with …


Bears’ Forte not sure when he’ll return

Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte isn’t sure when he’ll return from a sprained right knee. His status for the rest of the season is in question after he …


Lions coach Schwartz downplays Suh’s ‘fender bender’

DETROIT – Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz hasn’t talked to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh since his weekend traffic accident because NFL rules prohibit contact with suspended players. But Schwartz downplayed …


Proctor regains momentum at National Finals Rodeo

LAS VEGAS – Shane Proctor regained the momentum in the chase to win the bull-riding world championship. The Grand Coulee cowboy, who entered the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a …


Okung injury forces more line changes for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – Already saddled with two major losses on the offensive line, the Seattle Seahawks returned from a four-day break Tuesday with even more shuffling to do up front. …


Rivers leads Chargers easily past Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was the Philip Rivers everyone expected all season. Rivers threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns, burning Jacksonville’s depleted secondary early and often, and the San …


Monday Night Football: Lightning in a bottle

Philip Rivers threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns, burning Jacksonville’s depleted secondary early and often, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Jaguars 38-14 on Monday night to snap …


Packers edge Giants to remain unbeaten

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Green Bay Packers are still perfect and heading to the playoffs. Aaron Rodgers engineered a last minute drive to set up a 30-yard field goal …


Carroll moves Seahawks in right direction

Pete Carroll is the stubborn male driver who won’t stop to ask for directions. Scream all you want that he’s going the wrong way. He’s not listening. He believes too …


Tebow defies experts, all explanations

ORLANDO, Fla. – Let’s root for chaos, shall we? Let’s hope that all those nerdy draftniks, know-it-all talking heads on ESPN, and NFL icons like John Elway squirm as their …


Gore, 49ers have waited long time

Frank Gore is closing in on San Francisco’s rushing record. He’s hoping it will be one small part of a big celebration for the 49ers on Sunday. Gore needs 22 …


Seahawks get blueprint win but lose Russell Okung

RENTON, Wash. – Already hampered by two major season-ending knee injuries on the offensive line, the Seahawks lost left tackle Russell Okung for the rest of the season on a …


Lynch, Seahawks roll over Eagles

SEATTLE – Marshawn Lynch loves the prime-time stage, even if he’s rarely given such a spotlight. But he wasn’t about to accept any praise on a night when he certainly …


Vikings waive veteran quarterback McNabb

Donovan McNabb is available again. The Minnesota Vikings waived the 13-year veteran quarterback on Thursday, giving him the opportunity to sign with another team for the stretch run in a …


Seahawks lose receiver Rice for season

RENTON, Wash. – Sidney Rice won’t just be missing Seattle’s game against Philadelphia tonight. He won’t play again this season. Rice, the Seahawks’ prize free-agent acquisition, will be placed on …


Mockery costs Bills’ Johnson

Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for mimicking shooting himself in the thigh during a touchdown celebration last weekend that mocked New York Jets …


Williams-Rice combination has come up short

RENTON, Wash. – Mike Williams has heard the talk that his drop-off this season is related to the big contract extension he was given at the end of his breakout …


Jacksonville fires coach, reveals sale

The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed in a completely new direction. Team owner Wayne Weaver fired longtime coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday after a 3-8 start and agreed to sell …


Big Easy for Saints

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees and the surging New Orleans Saints made everything look easy against the slumping Giants. Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns and ran for …


Seahawks’ QB shows his toughness playing through painful injury

At this point, no one can question Tarvaris Jackson’s toughness, his desire, or his dedication to the team. What Sunday’s loss to Washington showed we can question, however, is if …