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Romo gets Cowboys back on winning track

TAMPA, Fla. – Tony Romo was nearly flawless in getting the Dallas Cowboys back on track in the NFC East. Romo threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth …


Tebow remains polarizing figure in sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Man of faith or religious zealot? Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos’ quarterback who continues to defy his critics, has become the most polarizing, and talked about, figure …


Seahawks, Bears enter Sunday with different moods

RENTON, Wash. – Despite having a lot in common, the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks are teams trending in opposite directions heading into today’s game. Both teams are still clinging …


Fitzhugh: No regrets year after turning down Jets

NEW YORK – Keith Fitzhugh’s phone rang off the hook around this time a year ago. There were calls from Jay Leno’s people, reporters from CNN, ABC and too many …


Seahawks call up speedy Lockette

RENTON, Wash. – The dentist’s chair was going to have to wait. Ricardo Lockette had to take a call he’d been waiting for all season. Lockette was just settling into …


Seahawks expect better weather in Chicago

RENTON, Wash. – The skies should be clearer Sunday than they were for the Seahawks’ last trip to Chicago, which was for a January playoff game that took place amid …


Hurd’s lawyer denies drug rumors

The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without …


Atlanta Falcons score complete victory

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons had been waiting all season for a complete game. They finally got it.


Browner blossomed when Seahawks gave him a shot

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle’s Brandon Browner knew this was probably going to be his last shot. Six teams had given him tryouts over the last three years and no one …


Bears receiver Hurd locked up

Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was locked up in federal custody Thursday as his stunned teammates learned he had been charged with trying to set up a drug-dealing network …


Run-first strategy saved Seahawks’ season

RENTON, Wash. – The meeting sticks out in Pete Carroll’s memory. The Seahawks’ head coach was talking with assistant Tom Cable and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell when they decided they …


League, union examine handling of McCoy’s concussion

An investigation by the NFL and Players Association into the Cleveland Browns’ handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion could lead to changes in the league’s medical procedures and protocol on head …


Tebow gains believers

Tim Tebow is doing what decades of conventional NFL wisdom said couldn’t be done. He’s winning game after game playing the most important position on the field less like a …


Chiefs, Dolphins fire coaches

The losses kept mounting, the tension kept growing and ultimately Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli decided the status quo was no longer good enough. It was time to …


NFL Notes: Patriots TE Gronkowski sets touchdown mark

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots set the record for most touchdown catches in a season by a tight end, raising his total to 15 with two Sunday against …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …