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Clemson gets revenge on Alabama

Jan 10, 2017

Clemson gets revenge on Alabama

College football’s first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and became the first team to beat Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down ...

Packers too much for Giants to handle

Jan 9, 2017

Packers too much for Giants to handle

Aaron Rodgers, master of the Hail Mary pass, struck again in another big moment. Rodgers overcame a sluggish start and finished with four touchdown passes, including a momentum-swinging 42-yard heave to Randall Cobb at the end of the second quarter, to lead the Green ...

Seahawks top Lions by returning to roots

Jan 8, 2017

Seahawks top Lions by returning to roots

The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned. A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground, and a few timely throws by Russell Wilson helped by some remarkable catches. Plus a defense that ...

Osweiler returns to lead Texans by Raiders

Jan 8, 2017

Osweiler returns to lead Texans by Raiders

Brock Osweiler finally looked like the player Houston spent $72 million on, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 wild-card playoff win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. Osweiler, benched on Dec. 18, got his job ...

Jan 7, 2017

Elway starts search for new head coach

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway began his third coaching search in six seasons with a visit to Kansas City on Friday to interview Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub. Elway will also travel to Atlanta this weekend to meet with Falcons offensive coordinator ...

Wild-card games kick off playoffs

Jan 7, 2017

Wild-card games kick off playoffs

The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. 5. On Saturday, the playoffs open as Oakland travels to Houston and Detroit ...

Jan 6, 2017

Cubs seek opportunity to host bowl game at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs would like to host a bowl game at Wrigley Field. President of business operations Crane Kenney told the Chicago Tribune the team intends to start hosting a bowl game after the ongoing overhaul to the 103-year old ballpark is completed. They ...

Jan 6, 2017

Saints parting ways with five assistants: source

New Orleans Saints special teams coordinator Greg McMahon, linebackers coach Joe Vitt and three other assistants won’t be retained, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because none of the coaching moves, ...

Jan 5, 2017

49ers interview Lynn for coaching vacancy

The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Buffalo Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn on Wednesday for their head coach opening. Lynn is the first candidate to interview with the Niners as they begin the process of finding the replacement for Chip Kelly, who was fired after ...

Jan 5, 2017

Patriots' Slater selected for Bart Starr Award

New England Patriots special teams captain Matt Slater on Wednesday was named the recipient of the 2017 Bart Starr Award, given to the NFL player who best exemplifies character and leadership on and off the field. Slater joins his father, Hall of Fame offensive ...