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Kroenke heralds return of LA Rams

Jan 16, 2016

Kroenke heralds return of LA Rams

Stan Kroenke stepped to the microphones at the Forum with football fans chanting “We love Stan!” When the owner first said the words “Los Angeles Rams,” those fans erupted in wild cheers. What a difference LA makes for Kroenke and his Rams, who are ...

Kelly gets second chance, hired as new coach of 49ers

Jan 15, 2016

Kelly gets second chance, hired as new coach of 49ers

Chip Kelly is the offensive-minded, experienced head coach the San Francisco 49ers have long sought, and now he needs to win — right away. The 49ers hired the former Eagles coach on Thursday, finding the leader CEO Jed York is counting on to turn ...

Jan 14, 2016

Browns name Jackson coach

Hue Jackson strolled into the Browns’ facility unafraid, brimming with optimism. He’s well aware of Cleveland’s football misery, the losing, continuous change and dysfunction encasing one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. Jackson doesn’t mind the mess. He’s ready to clean it up. “I ...

Pittsburgh leaves door open for Roethlisberger

Jan 13, 2016

Pittsburgh leaves door open for Roethlisberger

Maybe Ben Roethlisberger should consider throwing with his left hand. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said on his radio show Tuesday he’s dealing with torn ligaments and a sprain in his right shoulder, though coach Mike Tomlin stressed the team remains hopeful Roethlisberger will be ...

NFL approves Rams' return to Los Angeles

Jan 13, 2016

NFL approves Rams' return to Los Angeles

NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the ...

Alabama tops Clemson, wins NCAA crown

Jan 12, 2016

Alabama tops Clemson, wins NCAA crown

Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. The last step toward making Alabama’s run of championships under Nick Saban the greatest in college ...

Seahawks advance after missed field goal

Jan 11, 2016

Seahawks advance after missed field goal

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three quarters to warm up at Minnesota, their quest to avenge last year’s Super Bowl loss nearly frozen before it began. The Vikings, after gritting through this grind-it-out wild-card round playoff game, booted their chance ...

Packers overcome slow start in victory over Redskins

Jan 11, 2016

Packers overcome slow start in victory over Redskins

For Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay Packers’ offense, the first quarter of their playoff game Sunday looked quite similar to the stagnant way their regular season wound down. Not a lot of progress. Not a lot of points. Not a ...

Steelers prevail in bad-tempered clash with Bengals

Jan 10, 2016

Steelers prevail in bad-tempered clash with Bengals

Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t throw. Antonio Brown couldn’t stand without help. And in the end, it didn’t matter. The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver after the Cincinnati Bengals did what they always seem to do this time of year: they imploded. Spectacularly. Chris Boswell ...

Jan 10, 2016

Dolphins hire Gase as head coach

Adam Gase’s introductory news conference as Miami Dolphins coach wrapped up an hour before the NFL playoffs began Saturday, and the goal going forward was clear. The Dolphins want more postseason games in January, and fewer coaching searches. Gase was hired Saturday as Miami’s ...