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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

NFL’s Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s …


NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Jimmy Garoppolo gets 49ers to Super Bowl with handoffs not throws

Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese’s old stomping grounds in Miami for …


Terrell Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month

There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House to seek …


Long lines at Pro Bowl to get Lamar Jackson’s autograph, picture

Fans chanted Lamar Jackson’s name throughout two days of practice at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports and clamored for his autograph before and after workouts. To get a picture, fans …


AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski’s departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns.


Brett Favre sees some of his own traits in Patrick Mahomes

Brett Favre sees some of his own traits as a football player in Patrick Mahomes. The mobility and passing outside the pocket, usually on the run. The willingness to stick …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

Authorities say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida hom.


SoFi Stadium is 85% complete, on schedule for Rams, Bolts

In just six months, Taylor Swift is scheduled to step onto a stage inside a stadium that’s currently a dusty cement bowl filled with busy construction workers moving around a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Green Bay Packers stay with Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

Packers coach Matt LaFleur has decided to stick with Mike Pettine as his defensive coordinator.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Giants’ Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowl wins

Eli Manning, who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired.


Tim Dahlberg: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

For the first time in four years, the Patriots will be sitting at home when the NFL championship is decided. And, really, on the 100th anniversary of the NFL, that …


3 former Dolphins provide Super Bowl boost to Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs saw value in a trio of players that were essentially castoffs from what was one of the least-successful franchises in the NFL over the past 10 …


Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday. Not bad for a defensive lineman.


49ers coach Kyle Shanahan reflects on blown Super Bowl

Kyle Shanahan’s play calls from his first trip to the Super Bowl as an offensive coordinator have been heavily scrutinized.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Seahawks mock draft roundup: Will Seattle address its defense with its first pick?

The Seahawks are scheduled to have the 27th pick in the first round, and most observers think Seattle will lean toward improving its defense.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Browns still seeking GM, meet second time with Vikings assistant

New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski isn’t campaigning to bring a former close colleague and friend to Cleveland. At least not publicly.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

AFC Championship preview: Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl

Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

NFC Championship preview: 49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once in the Super Bowl era.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Prolific 49ers TE George Kittle takes great joy in run blocking

George Kittle is the most prolific tight end in NFL history over his first three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Marcus Mariota helping Tennessee Titans on, off field despite being benched

The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn’t that hard during their …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Bob Condotta: Examining the future for Seahawks’ 19 pending unrestricted free agents

The offseason started earlier than the Seahawks were hoping, Seattle’s season ending with Sunday’s 28-23 loss to the Packers in a divisional playoff game.


Antonio Gates announces retirement following 16-year career

Antonio Gates, who became one of the most prolific tight ends in the NFL without playing a down of college football, announced his retirement Tuesday.


Panthers All-Pro LB Luke Kuechly retiring after 8 seasons in NFL

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Matt Calkins: The Seahawks were held back by their depleted defense this season. Here’s how they can fix that.

Coaching football generally requires a comprehension of complexities that exceed those of other sports. The schemes, the formations, the details, the adjustments – they’re pretty much unrivaled when you compare …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game with 28-12 win

Derrick Henry gained 195 yards rushing and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass in the Tennessee Titans’ 28-12 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.


Bill Cowher elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings

Jimmy Garoppolo threw a TD pass on his opening drive as a playoff starter and then watched San Francisco’s defense and running game take over from there in the 49ers’ …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Legacies in limbo: QBs Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers face contrasting pressures to win

Two quarterbacks. Two legacies. Two levels of pressure to win this game.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Deshaun Watson vs. Patrick Mahomes headlines Texans-Chiefs playoff tilt

The Kansas City Chiefs picked Patrick Mahomes over Deshaun Watson in the NFL draft a couple of years ago and the decision has worked out quite well for them.