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Dolphins struggle past Jets

Dec 2, 2014

Dolphins struggle past Jets

The Miami Dolphins found the right formula to stay in the AFC playoff race: Simply let the Jets run the ball all night, and wait for New York to make mistakes. It worked effectively in an old-fashioned — some might say dull — slugfest. ...

Packers take down Patriots

Dec 1, 2014

Packers take down Patriots

Aaron Rodgers made trademark pinpoint passes. Eddie Lacy powered out tough yards on the ground. The defense held firm in a frantic fourth quarter. This could be one super combination for the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers threw for 368 yards and two touchdowns, and ...

Ohio State player dies of self-inflicted gunshot

Dec 1, 2014

Ohio State player dies of self-inflicted gunshot

An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said police received a call around 2:30 p.m. ...

Alabama triumphs in wild Iron Bowl

Nov 30, 2014

Alabama triumphs in wild Iron Bowl

Alabama survived an Iron Bowl shootout like no other with a well-tested formula: Throw deep to Amari Cooper. Then do it again. Cooper tied his own school record with 224 yards receiving and caught three touchdown passes in the second-ranked Crimson Tide’s 55-44 comeback ...

Rice free to play again

Nov 29, 2014

Rice free to play again

An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is “eligible to play upon signing a new contract.” ...

Seahawks D silences 49ers

Nov 28, 2014

Seahawks D silences 49ers

Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: “I told their sideline if they threw it my way I’d end the game.” He did exactly that — just like last time. Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, ...

Eagles soar past Cowboys

Nov 28, 2014

Eagles soar past Cowboys

LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn’t walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on ...

Woodson planning on returning in '15

Nov 27, 2014

Woodson planning on returning in '15

When he signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders in March, safety Charles Woodson wasn’t thinking much about playing beyond this season. Now the 38-year-old sees no reason to stop — as long as he can get through the final five games healthy. ...

Griffin faces uncertain NFL future

Nov 27, 2014

Griffin faces uncertain NFL future

Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food. No sense talking about football, not when a player who once could do no wrong has been benched for the second time in two years. The Redskins will ...

Well-wishers line up in support of Chiefs star Berry

Nov 26, 2014

Well-wishers line up in support of Chiefs star Berry

Wide receiver Jason Avant arrived in Kansas City a few days ago, a mid-season signing by the Chiefs. He was leaving his hotel Tuesday when a woman mustered up the courage to approach him. She didn’t want to welcome him to the team. Or ...

Bills pound Jets in relocated game

Nov 25, 2014

Bills pound Jets in relocated game

Scott Chandler capped an emotionally draining week with a celebration for the folks back home in Buffalo. After catching a touchdown pass shortly before halftime, he began mimicking a shoveling motion, a nod to Bills fans who have spent the last few days digging ...