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Zorn tackles new project

BALTIMORE – Jim Zorn has already made an indelible mark as the Ravens’ new quarterbacks coach by bringing a kid-at-heart enthusiasm, a proven record for improving mechanics and a mean …


Seahawks to Hill: Stay away, for now

Football: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team told troubled linebacker Leroy Hill to stay away from this weekend’s minicamp to avoid being a distraction. Hill missed Seattle’s first …


Seahawks’ Jones ends elite career

SEATTLE – Offensive tackle Walter Jones has retired, the Seattle Seahawks announced Thursday. That ends 17 months of uncertainty after a knee injury Jones suffered on Thanksgiving 2008 in Dallas. …


Commentary: Veteran RBs might just work for Seahawks this time

RENTON, Wash. – The surprise wasn’t that the Seahawks added two running backs during the three-day NFL draft. The surprise was how they did it.


Carroll pulls levers

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to resurrect his fallen Seattle Seahawks with competition everywhere – from anybody. And he keeps bringing in familiar …


Trojans surprised by NFL draft fall

LOS ANGELES — USC players were on the field before the NFL draft concluded Saturday, but they were still talking about the fates of former teammates when an 81-play scrimmage …


Niners nab Iupati

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Mike Singletary’s offensive line received a major makeover in a matter of 30 minutes. The San Francisco 49ers made sure they got their men, all right …


Seattle fills biggest holes

The Seattle Seahawks and their new regime addressed their biggest and most urgent needs by selecting All-American left tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State with the sixth overall choice in …


Seahawks draft LT Okung 6th overall

The Seattle Seahawks have selected All-American left tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State with the sixth overall choice in the NFL draft.


Unusual NFL draft begins three-day run today

NEW YORK – Sam Bradford chucked footballs to Pop Warner players. Ndamukong Suh posed for dozens of cameras. Gerald McCoy surveyed the Central Park landscape. While the top prospects enjoyed …


Carroll pumped for draft

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll is pumped about having the sixth and 14th overall picks in the NFL draft. The Seahawks’ new coach likens it to being a kid waiting …


Carroll pumped for draft

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll is pumped about having the sixth and 14th overall picks in the NFL draft. The Seahawks’ new coach likens it to being a kid waiting …


Iupati gears up for call

MOSCOW, Idaho – If Thursday night unfolds like many expect it to, at some point Mike Iupati will take a call from a National Football League franchise and quickly see …


Hasselbeck knows pressure can come from every side

RENTON, Wash. – Everything is new at Seattle Seahawks headquarters – the coaching staff, the noise level and, yes, the utter lack of expectation, for the time being. Also the …


Victory revelry

NEW ORLEANS – Only a Super Bowl victory parade could upstage Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Carnival floats carrying Saints players, coaches and team owner Tom Benson rolled past tens …


All the way back

MIAMI, Fla. – The ultimate underdogs, they ain’t. Not anymore. The Saints are Super Bowl champions now. Who Dat? Try Drew Brees, Sean Payton and a team that has reversed …


Risks rewarded

MIAMI – Sean Payton coaches a football team that for decades personified the stubbornness of futility. He coaches in a city that in recent years has come to represent the …


Manning’s mistake costly

MIAMI – Peyton Manning spent the whole season building toward a Super Bowl crown, a win that certainly would put him among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. And then …


Saints’ Brees earns free trip to Denny’s

It wasn’t Giants-Patriots or Steelers-Cardinals, but Saints-Colts was almost scintillating and almost sensational. America is on the uptick; I’ll bet you even bin Laden was watching. With Super Bowls like …


Victory completes parallel journeys for Brees, Big Easy

MIAMI – Drew Brees grew up in Texas and started playing for pay in faraway San Diego. But he made New Orleans his home and its cause uniquely his own. …


Saints win Super Bowl

Drew Brees and the Saints are NFL champions, rallying to beat Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night


A Super Bowl ad, Spokane style

“Moments,” developed by Spokane ad agency Magner Sanborn, is a 60-second Super Bowl ad featuring music by The Who, remixed by will.i.am, frontman for The Black Eyed Peas. It aired …


His name of fame

MIAMI – With the NFL championship game barely 72 hours away, Coach Lombardi took a break from his team’s preparations to revisit the notion that winning is the only thing. …


NFL’s running era has passed into history

MIAMI – In the 1973 Super Bowl, Bob Griese threw a grand total of 11 passes to help the Miami Dolphins complete the NFL’s only perfect season. The sport was …


Brees hit New Orleans, ignited moribund franchise

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The New Orleans Saints arrived during a Florida rainstorm Monday afternoon. Practice was moved indoors, to a different location, and the Saints had to put on …


It’s a soggy start to Super Bowl week

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Rain drove the New Orleans Saints indoors Monday. The NFL scrambled to move today’s media day activities under cover. And tourism officials tried to shrug off …


Saints start week with a laugh

DAVIE, Fla. – Sean Payton had taken a few pages from the playbook of the late coaching great Bill Walsh before. Not quite like this, though. Ever focused on the …


Norman Chad: The Who and Favre have a lot in common

Best I can tell, one Manning or the other will be taking his team to the Super Bowl for the rest of our natural lives. Meanwhile, it appears that the …


Success never a doubt

LOS ANGELES – The first time Peyton Manning hunkered into an NFL huddle, called an NFL play, scanned the field and fired a pass to an NFL receiver, didn’t come …


Carroll starts talent search

MOBILE, Ala. – Pete Carroll’s sunglasses were perched atop his head. Reading glasses hung from his neck. They were his tools of the trade for a day spent eyeballing football …