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Resurgent Raiders lead Pro Bowl picks

Dec 21, 2016

Resurgent Raiders lead Pro Bowl picks

After more than a decade as the NFL’s black hole, the Oakland Raiders are back in the playoffs and filling up the Pro Bowl. The resurgent Raiders lead the league with seven players selected for next month’s all-star game. Quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver ...

Kwansei Gakuin beats Waseda to win national collegiate title

Dec 19, 2016

Kwansei Gakuin beats Waseda to win national collegiate title

Mitsuhiro Izu completed 16 of 27 passes for 171 yards and scored a touchdown to help the Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters beat the Waseda University Big Bears 31-14 on Sunday at Koshien Stadium. The victory gave the Fighters their first collegiate national championship in ...

Elliott puts Cowboys in festive mood in win against Bucs

Dec 19, 2016

Elliott puts Cowboys in festive mood in win against Bucs

Ezekiel Elliott probably has a fine coming from the NFL for jumping into an oversized Salvation Army red kettle to celebrate a short touchdown run in a bounce-back win for the Dallas Cowboys. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones sure hopes so. “My dream ...

Dolphins dominate on both sides of ball in win against Jets

Dec 18, 2016

Dolphins dominate on both sides of ball in win against Jets

Matt Moore’s first game as Ryan Tannehill’s replacement was the best of his career. The nine-year veteran stepped in Saturday night by throwing for four touchdowns to keep the Miami Dolphins’ playoff hopes very much alive with a 34-13 rout of the New York ...

Dec 17, 2016

Sarkisian replaces Kiffin at Alabama

Alabama has hired another former Southern California head coach as offensive coordinator, turning to Steve Sarkisian to once again replace Lane Kiffin. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the move Friday, with Kiffin having been hired to take over the Florida Atlantic program. Sarkisian, ...

Minnesota players boycott over bans on teammates

Dec 17, 2016

Minnesota players boycott over bans on teammates

The University of Minnesota football team is threatening to boycott one of the nation’s top second-tier bowl games over the suspension of 10 players accused of participating in a sexual assault. Prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges, and the ...

Browns fall to 0-13, near infamous mark

Dec 12, 2016

Browns fall to 0-13, near infamous mark

The Browns’ mascot can’t even stay on his clogs. This season of embarrassment has a new symbolic blooper. Early in Sunday’s 23-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland’s “Brownie The Elf” attempted to retrieve a football that had bounced out of bounds following a ...

Dec 10, 2016

Four NFL games for London in 2017

The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year. Teams and venues for the four games will be announced on Tuesday. The NFL started playing regular-season games in London in 2007, and has recently played three games per season in the British ...

Dec 10, 2016

Heisman winner Salaam laid to rest

Former teammates joined family and friends to say goodbye to 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam on Friday, remembering his warm heart and peaceful spirit. About 250 people gathered for a funeral service for Salaam at the Islamic Center of Boulder near Folsom Field, ...