Falcons fire two defensive coaches

Feb 9, 2017

Falcons fire two defensive coaches

After squandering a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons are shaking up their defensive staff. The team said Wednesday that coach Dan Quinn has dismissed coordinator Richard Smith and defensive line coach Bryan Cox, though there’s a chance Smith could stay ...

Brady rebuffs Gisele's call to retire

Feb 8, 2017

Brady rebuffs Gisele's call to retire

New England Patriots star Tom Brady, the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl titles, says his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, pleaded with him to retire after Sunday’s championship victory. “If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today. She ...

Feb 7, 2017

Boston Globe early editions say Patriots lost Super Bowl

It wasn’t exactly “Dewey Defeats Truman,” but some Florida readers of The Boston Globe learned a different Super Bowl outcome than most on Monday morning. Early editions of New England’s largest newspaper ran a front page suggesting the Patriots lost to the Atlanta Falcons ...

Ryan, Quinn reflect on agonizing defeat

Feb 6, 2017

Ryan, Quinn reflect on agonizing defeat

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan admitted his team was struggling to come to terms with its shattering Super Bowl loss on Sunday after the New England Patriots’ remarkable comeback victory. The Falcons appeared to be surging to their first Super Bowl win after leading ...

Patriots favored to win 5th title

Feb 4, 2017

Patriots favored to win 5th title

An NFL season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension ends with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The oddsmakers have Brady and the Patriots three-point favorites, which ...

Goodell dodges questions on Raiders, parries on Pats

Feb 2, 2017

Goodell dodges questions on Raiders, parries on Pats

Nothing produces awkward NFL moments quite like watching the commissioner parry all those thorny issues involving the league’s oldest and newest troublemakers — the Raiders and Patriots. Reporters spent time poking Roger Goodell about “Deflategate,” the Raiders’ now-threatened move to Las Vegas, and other ...

Falcons' Freeney has chance to go out on top

Feb 1, 2017

Falcons' Freeney has chance to go out on top

Dwight Freeney is coming up on that time of year when he has to answer some hard questions. How does his body feel? Can he still be effective at what he does? Is the motivation to succeed as strong as ever? Once he completes ...

Super Bowl opening night tamer than usual

Jan 31, 2017

Super Bowl opening night tamer than usual

A man traipsing around Monday’s Super Bowl opening night in a full-length gown declaring himself “The Empress of Austria, Elizabeth I” was the most outrageous guest at what was a rather tame media night compared to the circus this event has been in the ...

Oct 14, 2016

Former Dolphin Walker dies at 58

Fulton Walker, the first player to return a kickoff for a touchdown in a Super Bowl, died on Wednesday at the age of 58, the Miami Dolphins confirmed. “On behalf of the entire Miami Dolphins alumni, it is with sad hearts that we found ...