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Jan 21, 2015

Bears hire Fangio to bolster defense

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit. The Bears said they have reached an agreement with the 56-year-old ...

Jan 21, 2015

NFL says ball investigation ongoing

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president for ...

Jan 20, 2015

NFL 'looking into' deflated ball claims

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their 45-7 AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. “We are looking into it,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to AP on Monday. “We do ...

Jan 20, 2015

Elway hires Kubiak to run Broncos

John Elway and Gary Kubiak are back together drawing up blueprints for the Denver Broncos to get back to the Super Bowl. Elway hired Kubiak, the ex-Houston Texans head coach, Monday, inking his former backup QB and offensive coordinator to a four-year contract. Kubiak ...

Patriots steamroll Colts in AFC championship game

Jan 19, 2015

Patriots steamroll Colts in AFC championship game

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no head coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl. They earned their trip with the second-most lopsided AFC championship victory ever. The New England Patriots’ dominant duo earned a ...

Jan 19, 2015

Broncos pick Kubiak to lead team

Gary Kubiak is John Elway’s No. 2 again. The Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president was hashing out a four-year contract with his former backup quarterback to become the team’s head coach, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told AP Sunday ...

Seahawks rally past Packers

Jan 19, 2015

Seahawks rally past Packers

The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away. Time for the Seattle Seahawks to show why they are champions. “You have the belief these guys have in one another, there is nothing you can’t do,” ...

Settlement restores 111 Paterno wins

Jan 17, 2015

Settlement restores 111 Paterno wins

Penn State’s football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school ...

Jan 17, 2015

Bears look to Fox to lead turnaround

John Fox has a reputation for turning around teams. The Bears are counting on him to do just that. Fox was hired as Chicago’s coach four days after he and the Denver Broncos parted ways. Fox has a 119-89 regular-season record in 13 years ...

Chancellor making presence felt

Jan 17, 2015

Chancellor making presence felt

The text messages still haven’t stopped lighting up Kam Chancellor’s cellphone. That Chancellor is getting this much attention shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s not every day a 191-cm, 105-kg strong safety hurdles an entire offensive line — twice. “He’s such a unique guy ...

Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jan 16, 2015

Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at his family across the room as he waited his turn to speak on the podium, unfamiliar territory and formality for a humble defensive line coach thrust into the top job for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Jan 16, 2015

Rice, Ravens reach settlement: sources

Ray Rice has reached a settlement on his grievance against the Baltimore Ravens, according to two people familiar with the case. The three-time Pro Bowl running back was seeking slightly more than $3.5 million for wrongful termination after the Ravens released him once the ...