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Chilly conditions await teams at Lambeau

Jan 10, 2015

Chilly conditions await teams at Lambeau

A brisk wind blew through the open doors of the Hutson Center, turning the Green Bay Packers’ indoor practice facility into an ice box. Bundled up in a heavy parka, the conditions felt just right to coach Mike McCarthy. In the cold, the Packers ...

Report says NFL did not see tape in Rice case

Jan 9, 2015

Report says NFL did not see tape in Rice case

The NFL failed to discipline Ray Rice properly because of a weak domestic abuse policy and an investigative system too reliant on information from law enforcement, according to a report released Thursday. The report from a former FBI director hired to investigate found no ...

Unsung Cowboys defender Pugh passes away

Jan 8, 2015

Unsung Cowboys defender Pugh passes away

Jethro Pugh played alongside Hall of Famers Bob Lilly and Randy White in a long career as a defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, which may explain why he was among the most unsung Super Bowl winners in the franchise’s storied history. Pugh, who ...

Brady keeps focus off past

Jan 7, 2015

Brady keeps focus off past

The last time Tom Brady faced the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs, he threw interceptions on the New England Patriots’ final two drives. In their three playoff matchups, he lost twice. All those games were at Gillette Stadium, where the postseason rivals meet Saturday ...

Jan 6, 2015

L.A. stadium plan set by Rams owner

The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs, boosting the chances that an NFL team could return to the region. Stan Kroenke has partnered with Stockbridge Capital Group, owners of the 96-hectare Hollywood Park ...

Rivera escapes fire

Jan 6, 2015

Rivera escapes fire

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has more to worry about this week than his team’s upcoming NFC playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks after an overnight fire at his home left his family displaced on Monday. The Rivera family’s two-story Charlotte home sustained “significant” damage ...

Colts rely on Luck to beat Bengals

Jan 5, 2015

Colts rely on Luck to beat Bengals

When Andrew Luck was under pressure Sunday, he stood tall and maintained his poise. Andy Dalton and the Bengals simply collapsed. Again. Luck delivered a game-changing touchdown pass as he was headed to the turf, and Indianapolis’ defense dominated the rest of the game ...

Cowboys cage Lions

Jan 5, 2015

Cowboys cage Lions

Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child. Frustrated by yet another season-ending failure? Far from it. The Dallas quarterback was celebrating after giving the Cowboys the lead in a stirring playoff comeback. Romo threw two ...

Ravens defeat rival Steelers to advance

Jan 4, 2015

Ravens defeat rival Steelers to advance

The Baltimore Ravens survived the tumultuous dismissal of Ray Rice, a sometimes spotty fall and a critical month without their suspended, all-everything nose tackle. Winning in Pittsburgh in January hardly seemed too much to ask. Allowed to hit the reset button in the playoffs, ...

Panthers maul slumping Cardinals

Jan 4, 2015

Panthers maul slumping Cardinals

Luke Kuechly knows Carolina’s defense didn’t have much bite earlier in the season. He said that made Saturday all the more special. The Panthers held Arizona to 78 yards and forced three turnovers in a 27-16 win, the franchise’s first postseason victory in nine ...

Houston roars back for win

Jan 3, 2015

Houston roars back for win

Houston quarterback Greg Ward had just thrown his third touchdown in a flurried comeback that included two recovered onside kicks in a row to get the Cougars within a point in the Armed Forces Bowl. Interim coach David Gibbs never had a second thought ...