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Deflated ball scandal brings denials from Brady, Belichick

Jan 23, 2015

Deflated ball scandal brings denials from Brady, Belichick

The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said on Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he has not been contacted by the ...

J-Wave to air live radio broadcast of Super Bowl

Jan 21, 2015

J-Wave to air live radio broadcast of Super Bowl

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japanese FM radio station J-Wave (frequency: 81.3) will carry live game coverage of the Super Bowl XLIX, the company announced on Wednesday. It will be the first time the NFL’s championship game will be broadcast live on Japanese radio. Bilingual sports anchor Yuji Kondo ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...