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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Paul Newberry: Steve Gleason comes along for the New Orleans Saints’ playoff ride

As the New Orleans Saints go for another Super Bowl title, Steve Gleason is along for the ride – the perfect beacon for a city that knows about emerging from …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Scott Linehan out at Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys after five seasons. The announcement came only days after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the assistant’s future …


Seahawks sign former 1st-round QB Paxton Lynch

The Seattle Seahawks are giving quarterback Paxton Lynch another chance in the NFL. Lynch’s signing throws the former first-round pick directly into the mix as a potential backup for Russell …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

By the numbers: 20 stats to know ahead of the NFL’s conference championship games

The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

NFC Championship preview: Rams and Saints predicted they’d see other again

After suffering an early-November loss to the New Orleans Saints, several Los Angeles Rams players said they were relieved that the pressure to complete a perfect season was over.


Washington State community urged to remember Tyler Hilinski

Members of the Washington State community were urged to light a candle and hold a moment of silence in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski on the one-year anniversary of his …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

John Parry will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

Referee John Parry will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl in Atlanta. This will be the third Super Bowl that Parry has worked. Three …


Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams. Anthony Lynn and his Chargers’ staff will coach the AFC …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6 p.m.

Vahe Gregorian: Sayonara, paranoia – Kansas City Chiefs’ win over Indianapolis Colts sets fans free to be in moment vs. New England Patriots

This, too, shall pass. It always helps to remember that. Just the same, it takes a lot to disperse lingering ghosts, doesn’t it? Especially when the paranoia was almost tangible …


Patriots’ Julian Edelman still making most of his opportunities

The Patriots were dealt a blow prior to their final two regular-season games when Josh Gordon was suspended for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. But what could …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Larry Stone: Russell Wilson contract extension may sting for Seahawks, but not as much as alternative

As the Seahawks enter what they ruefully believe is a premature offseason, numerous contractual matters hang over their future.


Offseason of intrigue: Biggest questions facing the Seahawks before the start of the 2019 season

The Seahawks overhauled their roster last offseason. But what surprises await this offseason? Questions abound in regard to Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Kam Chancellor and the backup QB …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

NFC Divisional Round: Rams, Cowboys seek long-awaited postseason breakthroughs

The Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys are meeting under the Hollywood spotlight on Saturday night for a trip to the NFC championship game.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

AFC Divisional Round: Chiefs aim to rewrite playoff history against nemesis Colts

The Chiefs have never beaten Indianapolis in four tries in the playoffs.


Carroll College Parts Ways with Jay Staggs

Carroll College football program announced it would no longer be considering potential assistant football candidate Jay Staggs after allegations surfaced from his former school.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

AP source: Jets hire former Dolphins coach Adam Gase

A person familiar with the decision says the New York Jets have hired former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase as their head coach. Gase was 23-26 in three seasons with …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

NFL drops appeal over dementia claims in concussion case

The NFL has abruptly dropped its plan to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players’ lawyers accuse the league of trying to delay payments and rewrite …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

AP source: Broncos pick Vic Fangio as new head coach

A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Vic Fangio is going to be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos. Fangio is the Chicago …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

AP source: Browns pick coordinator Freddie Kitchens as next coach

A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns are hiring Freddie Kitchens as their coach. Kitchens had a dazzling eight-week run as the team’s interim offensive coordinator this …


Packers confirm hiring of Matt LaFleur as coach

Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers. The team announced his hiring late Tuesday, confirming multiple reports from a day earlier. The 39-year-old LaFleur spent …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:51 p.m.

Bruce Arians comes out of retirement to coach Buccaneers

Bruce Arians is the latest coach entrusted to transform the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners. The 66-year-old came out of a one-year retirement to fill the team’s fifth coaching …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Cardinals hire ex-Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury

The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks have obvious goal for next season – win division, play at home

For all but one team, locker cleanup day is the most melancholy ritual in sports.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys power past Seahawks for 24-22 wild-card win

A rare one-and-done for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL playoffs. A first for Russell Wilson.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Andrew Luck has 2 touchdowns to lead Colts over Texans 21-7 in wild card

Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts raced out to a big lead and cruised to a 21-7 win over the Houston Texans in …


49ers’ Antone Exum Jr. fined $53,482 by NFL for hit on Rams’ Robert Woods

San Francisco 49ers safety Antone Exum Jr. has been fined $53,482 by the NFL for his hit on Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods last Sunday.


Browns interview Patriots LB coach Brian Flores, fifth candidate

The Browns have interviewed Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores for their coaching vacancy. Flores started in New England’s scouting department before joining Bill Belichick’s staff in 2008. He’s the fifth …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

After big jump, Bears look to KO defending champion Eagles in NFC Wild Card

After winning the NFC North, the Chicago Bears host the defending Super Bowl champions in a wild-card game.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

Chargers-Ravens in AFC Wild Card is rematch of late-season game

The last time Baltimore was at home in the postseason was in 2012, when linebacker Ray Lewis and quarterback Joe Flacco engineered a victory over Indianapolis to launch a surprising …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Redskins’ Reuben Foster has domestic violence charge dropped

Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster, though the NFL continues to review the matter. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the …