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Seahawks fans struggle to deal with Super Bowl loss

Feb 4, 2015

Seahawks fans struggle to deal with Super Bowl loss

As shocking as it was, the Seattle Seahawks’ last-minute loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday was probably not even the worst loss in the city’s sports history. Seattle did lose an entire NBA franchise, after all, when the SuperSonics ...

NFL suspends Browns receiver Gordon for at least one year

Feb 4, 2015

NFL suspends Browns receiver Gordon for at least one year

Josh Gordon has been pushed out of bounds again by the NFL. And this time, there’s no guarantee he’ll be back. The troubled wide receiver was suspended by the league for at least one year without pay on Tuesday for violating the league’s substance-abuse ...

Carroll stands by call to pass

Feb 3, 2015

Carroll stands by call to pass

Less than 16 hours later, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was still stunned by the outcome while defending the decision to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl’s closing seconds, a choice that will long be debated. So close to another ...

Quinn leaving Seahawks to be head coach of Falcons

Feb 3, 2015

Quinn leaving Seahawks to be head coach of Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons’ long wait for new leadership on the field finally ended Monday when Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was named the team’s coach. The Falcons said Quinn will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday. Quinn replaces Mike Smith, who was ...

Browns QB Manziel enters treatment program

Feb 3, 2015

Browns QB Manziel enters treatment program

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has sought help to change his off-field lifestyle. Following a rough rookie season in the NFL, Manziel has entered a treatment program for unspecified reasons, one of his advisers said in a statement released by the team on Monday. ...

Patriots complete journey in Super Bowl XLIX

Feb 2, 2015

Patriots complete journey in Super Bowl XLIX

The final 125 seconds included a perfect possession by Tom Brady for the go-ahead points, a juggling catch that could have been the play of the year, and a victory-clinching, end-zone interception on a pass — not run — from the 1. A Super ...

Brady rallies Patriots past Seahawks to Super Bowl victory

Feb 2, 2015

Brady rallies Patriots past Seahawks to Super Bowl victory

Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs. Clutch football, spiced by a sensational fourth-quarter rally and a goal-line, game-saving interception. The record-setting Brady threw for four touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining Sunday ...

Rodgers named MVP; Watt gets top defender

Feb 1, 2015

Rodgers named MVP; Watt gets top defender

Just living the dream. And looking for more. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award Saturday night, and J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet to take top defensive honors. Rodgers, also the 2011 Associated ...

Feb 1, 2015

Seau, Bettis lead eight elected to Hall of Fame

Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along ...

Goodell takes turn in spotlight

Jan 31, 2015

Goodell takes turn in spotlight

As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. “As an organization, and as an individual, it’s been a ...

Breaking down key factors for the Super Bowl

Jan 30, 2015

Breaking down key factors for the Super Bowl

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

One of the best moments during the Super Bowl week is simulating the biggest game of the year. How do the Seahawks match giant tight end Rob Gronkowski? Can the Patriots stop Marshawn Lynch when he is in the “Beast Mode?” And ultimately, who’s ...

Patriots over painful defeat

Jan 29, 2015

Patriots over painful defeat

The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago in the desert. Not that they dwell on ...