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Matt Calkins: Russell Wilson should be mentioned in most any MVP conversation

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson might be a future Hall of Famer if he retires this second, and he certainly has proven himself to be one of the best quarterbacks of …

NFL roundup: Patrick Mahomes guides Chiefs to comeback win at Detroit

Darrel Williams ran for a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 23 seconds left after Patrick Mahomes’ run converted a fourth down, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 34-30 win over …

Chargers’ Melvin Gordon expected to play at Miami

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is expected to play Sunday at Miami after reporting to the team this week and ending his holdout.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson setting QB standard for Cardinals’ Kyler Murray

Russell Wilson is proof that a mobile quarterback who is slightly undersized by NFL standards can have a long and successful career in the league.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 2:11 a.m.

Prep football: Landon Rehkow’s 21-yard field goal lifts Central Valley past Lewis and Clark

Roundup of Friday’s prep football action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 2:16 a.m.

Caleb Shawen toughs it out as Mead beats Mt. Spokane in ‘Battle of the Bell’

Caleb Shawen carried 20 times for 181 yards and Mead outlasted Mt. Spokane 34-28 in a Greater Spokane League showdown at Albi Stadium on Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Panthers’ Cam Newton says he needs ‘time away from game’ to heal

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he plans on taking “time away from the game” because of a mid-foot sprain that has bothered him since the third preseason game.

Matt LaFleur gets first taste of defeat as Packers coach

Matt LaFleur said it is time to hit the reset button. LaFleur got his first taste of defeat as Green Bay’s coach Thursday night with the Packers’ 34-27 home loss …

Mature Jordan Akins thrives in NFL after putting baseball aside

Second-year Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins has a maturity and understanding of being a professional athlete superior to most people with his experience thanks to a career he completed …

Broncos’ Vic Fangio says Von Miller isn’t frustrated with role

Broncos coach Vic Fangio says he’s not worried about star linebacker Von Miller, who spoke for 13 seconds and took no questions at his daily news conference. “No, he’s not …

Paul Newberry: Guys in stripes getting plenty of NFL face time

In the early weeks of the NFL season, the biggest stars are the guys in the stripes. They’re certainly getting the most face time. The league is awash in yellow …

Seahawks supporting Chris Carson amid fumble concerns

Despite having lost a fumble in each of the first three games, running back Chris Carson has the support of the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll’s “it’s all about the …

Melvin Gordon on why he returned to Chargers this week: “We’re 1-2”

Melvin Gordon would likely be continuing his holdout if the Los Angeles Chargers had gotten off to a 3-0 start. But with the Bolts on a two-game losing streak after …

With Saquon Barkley out with ankle injury, Wayne Gallman gets his shot

When the New York Giants opened their locker room this week, Wayne Gallman was in as much demand rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. It might seem unusual for a running back …

Eagles turn to run game for big victory

Desperate for a win on the road in a short week with an injury-depleted roster, the Philadelphia Eagles turned to power football. A successful run game saved Philadelphia’s September.

Jaguars list Jalen Ramsey as questionable after birth of 2nd child

Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Denver following the birth of his second child.

Forget ‘any given Sunday’: There are givens in NFL this year

You can take that “any given Sunday” bromide and toss it out with some of Case Keenum’s interceptions. So far in 2019, there is a Grand Canyon of separation between …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 1:37 p.m.

Saints’ special teams emphasis evident in recent win

Between Thomas Morstead placing punts just short of opponents’ goal lines and diminutive returner Deonte Harris deftly darting away from tacklers, the New Orleans Saints like the way their special …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf sees Antonio Brown’s rise, fall in NFL as ‘self-sabotage’

Antonio Brown’s unraveling happened nearly as quickly as his rise in the NFL.

Week 4 prep football preview: ‘Battle of the Bell’ showcases two top teams in Mead, Mt. Spokane

The annual “Battle of the Bell” doesn’t mean anything toward postseason play, but it’s a rivalry game unparalleled in the area, with a five-figure crowd expected at Albi Stadium on …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Eagles pick off Aaron Rodgers’ late pass, beat Packers 34-27

Nigel Bradham picked off Aaron Rodgers’ pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, Jordan Howard gashed Green Bay for his second career three-touchdown game and the Philadelphia Eagles …

John Johnson’s reliable tackling helps Rams limit big pass plays

John Johnson has interceptions in consecutive games for the Los Angeles Rams, including the clinching pick in the end zone on fourth down against Cleveland on Sunday.

Chargers’ Melvin Gordon ends holdout, unlikely to play Sunday

Melvin Gordon called Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn on Wednesday night to let him know he was ending his holdout.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Analysis: Reviewing the Seahawks’ rookie draft class as season hits the quarter pole

On Sunday, just one of the 11 players taken in the draft figures to be in the starting lineup – receiver DK Metcalf.

Giants defense struggling so far after 3 games

The stats speak for themselves. After three games, the New York Giants are ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed passing per game (332.3), 31st in yards per game …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Jalen Ramsey’s roller-coaster ride has been ongoing for years

Jalen Ramsey’s three-plus seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars have been far from smooth. Between fighting, trash-talking, getting ejected, being suspended, questioning coaches, ripping quarterbacks and requesting a trade, Ramsey has …

Akiem Hicks’ injury could make stopping Dalvin Cook even tougher

The Chicago Bears face a huge challenge trying to contain NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. That task could be even tougher if …

Running man: Browns wary of QB Lamar Jackson’s shiftiness, speed

Lamar Jackson has as many cool moves as Justin Timberlake. Like the pop sensation on stage, Baltimore’s do-it-all quarterback shimmies, shakes and jukes on the field. He changes directions on …

Hurry-up offense; Steelers TE Nick Vannett cramming after trade

Nick Vannett slipped ever so briefly. And who could blame him really? It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the newest Pittsburgh Steelers tight end.

Panthers undrafted QB Kyle Allen ‘bet on himself’ and it paid off

Kyle Allen realized it was a monumental gamble to turn pro after his junior season of college, knowing he wouldn’t be selected in the NFL draft.