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Jan 16, 2015

Colts' McNary put on exempt list

The Indianapolis Colts put backup linebacker Josh McNary on the commissioner’s exempt list Thursday, less than 24 hours after prosecutors filed criminal charges against the 26-year-old. McNary faces charges of rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury — another ...

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

Jan 15, 2015

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house. Tomsula is set to be formally introduced Thursday in ...

Jan 15, 2015

Mariota declares for NFL draft

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The Oregon Ducks quarterback announced on the school’s website on Wednesday that he would forgo his senior season. The school said he filed paperwork on Wednesday, a day before the NFL ...

Elway wants to keep Manning as QB for coach-less Broncos

Jan 14, 2015

Elway wants to keep Manning as QB for coach-less Broncos

If John Elway gets to choose, his quarterback next season will be Peyton Manning. His coach: To be determined. During a news conference Tuesday, Elway said he did not press Manning for a decision on his future when they met the day after Denver’s ...

Jan 14, 2015

Ohio State's Jones 'not ready' for NFL

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones says he is not ready for the NFL. In just his third career start, the 22-year-old third-year sophomore helped the Buckeyes beat Oregon 42-20 on Monday night to win the College Football Playoff national championship game. Jones is eligible ...

Ohio State pounds Oregon as Elliott romps for 4 TDs

Jan 13, 2015

Ohio State pounds Oregon as Elliott romps for 4 TDs

Ohio State won the first national title in college football’s playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 on Monday night. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns for the Buckeyes, including three straight times in the second half after the Ducks pulled within ...

Fox finished with Broncos despite impressive record

Jan 13, 2015

Fox finished with Broncos despite impressive record

John Elway is looking for a new coach after agreeing to part ways with John Fox following Denver’s latest playoff meltdown. Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended in ugly fashion in the ...

Jan 12, 2015

Source: Ryan accepts Bills' offer

Rex Ryan is switching NFL teams — not divisions — after reaching an agreement to coach the Buffalo Bills. A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press the former New York Jets coach accepted in principle the Bills’ contract offer after two ...

Luck usurps predecessor Manning as Colts upset Broncos

Jan 12, 2015

Luck usurps predecessor Manning as Colts upset Broncos

Andrew Luck has his signature NFL win, and it came against his predecessor, of all people. Hardly pressured all afternoon, Luck threw two touchdown passes and outplayed Peyton Manning in leading the Indianapolis Colts past the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday. The Colts (13-5) advanced ...

Packers rally by Cowboys late to reach NFC title game

Jan 12, 2015

Packers rally by Cowboys late to reach NFC title game

Hobbled but happy, Aaron Rodgers might have felt a bit lucky, too. No matter: The All-Pro quarterback and his Green Bay Packers are one step away from the Super Bowl. More stationary than usual because of a left calf injury, Rodgers rallied the Packers ...

Brady rallies Pats by Ravens

Jan 11, 2015

Brady rallies Pats by Ravens

One big comeback, then another. And now another game for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The quarterback who treats deficits as distractions dug the Patriots out of two 14-point holes — the first team to do that in NFL playoff history — ...