AP Source: Panthers part ways with special teams coordinator 2018-01-19T15:10:17Z 2018-01-19T13:35:01Z 2018-01-19T15:10:16Z A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have parted ways with special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey.
All eyes on Brady as he misses practice with hand injury 2018-01-19T15:09:56Z 2018-01-18T21:54:31Z 2018-01-19T15:09:50Z Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville.
Nick Foles and Case Keenum have strong career connections 2018-01-19T14:30:16Z 2018-01-18T22:39:37Z 2018-01-19T14:30:12Z Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum.
Titans kick off coaching search interviewing Vrabel, Wilks 2018-01-19T04:46:09Z 2018-01-19T01:34:37Z 2018-01-19T04:46:04Z The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up their first day of interviews for a new coach by interviewing Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks of the Carolina Panthers.
Oklahoma's Mayfield takes Manning Award as nation's top QB 2018-01-19T04:45:59Z 2018-01-19T02:14:34Z 2018-01-19T04:45:58Z Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield has been named the 2017 Manning Award winner after a season in which he passed for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns.
GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double' 2018-01-19T02:15:23Z 2018-01-18T09:14:04Z 2018-01-19T02:15:16Z Only On AP: The GoDaddy Girl will be back at both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.
Jags' Fournette feels fine after ankle injury, fender-bender 2018-01-19T01:27:11Z 2018-01-19T00:15:30Z 2018-01-19T01:27:06Z Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette feels fine after re-injuring his right ankle and being involved in a fender-bender.
The NFL's final 4 all overcame injuries to star players 2018-01-19T00:18:50Z 2018-01-18T19:39:08Z 2018-01-19T00:18:45Z The four teams still standing are all survivors of the Year of the Injured Star that saw so many of the league's best players get hurt.
America might be yawning at another Patriots AFC title 2018-01-18T23:20:24Z 2018-01-18T16:54:42Z 2018-01-18T23:19:56Z YAWN! That seems to be the reaction from everywhere except New England when Pro Picks has asked folks about the prospect of the Patriots being in yet another Super Bowl.
Falcons' offensive coordinator Sarkisian to return in 2018 2018-01-18T23:14:49Z 2018-01-18T21:04:25Z 2018-01-18T23:14:47Z Steve Sarkasian to return as Falcons' offensive coordinator despite team's decline in production in his debut 2017 season.
Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas 2018-01-18T21:59:51Z 2018-01-18T18:04:31Z 2018-01-18T21:59:48Z O.J. Simpson's lawyer says Simpson isn't planning to move from Las Vegas to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gets advice on beating Patriots 2018-01-18T21:59:25Z 2018-01-18T17:14:19Z 2018-01-18T21:59:17Z Jaguars coach Doug Marrone got some unsolicited advice from first-graders on how to beat the Patriots. Oregon AD Mullens new playoff selection committee chairman 2018-01-18T16:20:20Z 2018-01-17T19:54:06Z 2018-01-18T16:20:12Z Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will be the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, starting next season; three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel.
Aggressive Eagles set to face Minnesota's top-ranked defense 2018-01-18T11:26:29Z 2018-01-17T22:34:11Z 2018-01-18T11:26:29Z The Philadelphia Eagles are aggressive no matter what.
Vikings deep in playoffs, thanks in part to diligent Diggs 2018-01-18T04:35:38Z 2018-01-18T00:14:06Z 2018-01-18T04:35:37Z The Minnesota Vikings are deep in the playoffs, thanks in part to the diligence of Stefon Diggs. Quarterback's death permeates NCAA convention discussions 2018-01-18T03:54:15Z 2018-01-17T19:12:37Z 2018-01-18T03:54:12Z Police are interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life. Steelers part ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley 2018-01-18T03:27:14Z 2018-01-17T18:53:54Z 2018-01-18T03:27:11Z A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Pittsburgh Steelers will not renew offensive coordinator Todd Haley's contract. Football's divisional round viewership down 16 percent 2018-01-18T03:04:28Z 2018-01-17T22:44:00Z 2018-01-18T03:04:27Z Viewership for football's divisional round of playoffs is down 16 percent from last year's games, offering ammunition to critics of the NFL.
Van Noy's versatility key in Patriots defensive improvement 2018-01-18T00:48:30Z 2018-01-18T00:43:52Z 2018-01-18T00:48:24Z From role player to key cog, Kyle Van Noy a big reason for Patriots' defensive success.
Brady limited participant in practice with right hand injury 2018-01-18T00:18:38Z 2018-01-17T20:59:56Z 2018-01-18T00:18:30Z Brady misses AFC championship news conference to meet with team medical staff.
Jaguars' Ngakoue trying to turn heads on AFC's biggest stage 2018-01-17T22:56:07Z 2018-01-17T22:13:55Z 2018-01-17T22:56:05Z Yannick Ngakoue has a knack for the strip-sack and could pose problems for the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. Embrace the Bold North in Minneapolis for Super Bowl 2018-01-17T21:57:39Z 2018-01-17T14:38:19Z 2018-01-17T21:57:37Z Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl, and tourism officials are embracing that as they welcome visitors to the "Bold North.". Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dies in apparent suicide 2018-01-17T19:10:31Z 2018-01-17T04:33:29Z 2018-01-17T19:10:30Z Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead in apartment.
Jags 'threw a tantrum' when Marrone started making changes 2018-01-17T16:08:34Z 2018-01-16T17:43:04Z 2018-01-17T16:08:34Z The Jacksonville Jaguars "threw a tantrum" when coach Doug Marrone started making changes.
Resilient Vikings have taken their cue from Zimmer 2018-01-17T13:58:38Z 2018-01-16T23:17:08Z 2018-01-17T13:58:38Z The resilient Minnesota Vikings have taken their cue from head coach Mike Zimmer.
Tomlin not ready to endorse Haley's return in 2018 2018-01-17T13:26:57Z 2018-01-16T21:23:11Z 2018-01-17T13:26:52Z Todd Haley's contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up and his status is uncertain. Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette uninjured in car accident 2018-01-17T11:06:34Z 2018-01-16T20:43:10Z 2018-01-17T11:06:32Z Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette escaped injury after what authorities say was a minor, three-car crash.
Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player's road-rage killing 2018-01-17T06:05:52Z 2018-01-16T11:13:31Z 2018-01-17T06:05:46Z Trial in a road-rage shooting that left a former NFL football player dead is set to begin in a New Orleans suburb. Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics 2018-01-17T03:36:51Z 2018-01-16T15:23:39Z 2018-01-17T03:36:46Z Only On AP: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is branching out past NASCAR with NBC Sports. The network plans to use NASCAR's most popular driver at both next month's Super Bowl as well as the Winter Olympics. Earnhardt has never attended a Super Bowl before. Saints QB Brees: No plans to field offers from other teams 2018-01-16T23:35:54Z 2018-01-16T17:49:43Z 2018-01-16T23:35:48Z Drew Brees says he still expects to remain with the New Orleans Saints as long as they'll have him.
Doug Pederson emerges from Class of 2016 NFL coaches 2018-01-16T23:25:25Z 2018-01-16T23:25:19Z 2018-01-16T23:25:21Z Doug Pederson was too close to Andy Reid to get fan approval when the Philadelphia Eagles hired him to replace Chip Kelly.
Danica Patrick finds love away from track with Aaron Rodgers 2018-01-16T13:55:27Z 2018-01-15T20:03:20Z 2018-01-16T13:55:19Z Only on AP: Danica Patrick has found love away from the race track.
Vikings pivot to Eagles, after big break to beat Saints 2018-01-16T11:36:53Z 2018-01-16T01:03:25Z 2018-01-16T11:36:52Z Vikings pivot toward Eagles and NFC title game after big late break beats Saints. AP source: Colts closing in on deal to hire McDaniels 2018-01-16T10:46:40Z 2018-01-16T02:03:14Z 2018-01-16T10:46:39Z A person familiar with the negotiations says the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal to hire Josh McDaniels as their new coach.
Titans fire coach Mike Mularkey after playoff win 2018-01-16T09:14:43Z 2018-01-15T15:23:09Z 2018-01-16T09:14:43Z Titans split with coach Mike Mularkey despite first playoff victory in 14 years.
Stefon Diggs erased decades of Minnesota heartache 2018-01-16T04:15:05Z 2018-01-15T19:46:34Z 2018-01-16T04:15:03Z Stefon Diggs had the presence of mind to turn in one of the NFL's most memorable playoff finishes.
Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey tells fans 'we're going to Super Bowl' 2018-01-16T00:15:12Z 2018-01-15T23:54:13Z 2018-01-16T00:15:07Z All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey is already looking ahead, telling thousands of fans awaiting Jacksonville's return from Pittsburgh that the Jaguars "are going to the Super Bowl and we are going to win that (expletive).".
Correction: AP Was There-Immaculate Reception story 2018-01-15T23:16:22Z 2018-01-15T04:05:57Z 2018-01-15T23:16:21Z AP Was There: The Immaculate Reception led Steelers to playoff win over Raiders on Dec. 23, 1972.
Penn State is growing into 'Hockey Valley' 2018-01-15T22:25:35Z 2018-01-15T08:25:34Z 2018-01-15T22:25:33Z After creating Division I men's and women's programs, Penn State is becoming 'Hockey Valley'.
Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC 2018-01-15T22:04:06Z 2018-01-14T22:22:42Z 2018-01-15T22:04:05Z Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the winner headed to the Super Bowl.
Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints 29-24 2018-01-15T19:56:17Z 2018-01-15T01:32:47Z 2018-01-15T19:56:16Z Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans.
Jaguars stun Steelers 45-42 to earn trip to AFC title game 2018-01-15T19:47:09Z 2018-01-14T21:42:41Z 2018-01-15T19:47:08Z The Jacksonville Jaguars, yes those Jacksonville Jaguars, are heading to the AFC championship game. AP source: Arizona to hire Kevin Sumlin as football coach 2018-01-15T17:25:13Z 2018-01-14T23:02:35Z 2018-01-15T17:24:55Z A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin.
Vikings top Saints rally with last-play stunner in 29-24 win 2018-01-15T13:24:26Z 2018-01-15T07:12:50Z 2018-01-15T13:24:25Z Keenum's Vikings top Brees-led Saints rally, with last-play stunner for 29-24 victory.
Defense rose to challenge for Eagles 2018-01-15T03:13:34Z 2018-01-14T21:22:42Z 2018-01-15T03:13:33Z When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up.
The Latest: Vikings lead Saints 20-14 early in 4th quarter 2018-01-15T01:55:13Z 2018-01-14T18:34:00Z 2018-01-15T01:55:13Z Leonard Fournette's fourth down leap into the end zone from 1 yard gave the Jaguars a 7-0 lead over the Steelers in the first quarter.
Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons 2018-01-15T00:04:00Z 2018-01-14T08:02:21Z 2018-01-15T00:04:00Z Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC championship game.
Patriots back in AFC title game, Titans trip into offseason 2018-01-15T00:03:53Z 2018-01-14T07:02:14Z 2018-01-15T00:03:53Z Brady, Patriots block out negativity to make it back to AFC championship game. Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies 2018-01-14T22:25:35Z 2018-01-13T17:51:51Z 2018-01-14T22:25:32Z Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89.
Jags-Steelers, Vikings-Saints playoff ready 2018-01-14T18:44:46Z 2018-01-14T17:26:03Z 2018-01-14T18:44:43Z The NFL divisional playoffs wrap up with a doubleheader Sunday starting in Pittsburgh where the AFC North champion Steelers host the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars.
Patriots beat Titans 35-14 to head back to AFC title game 2018-01-14T12:43:00Z 2018-01-14T04:53:05Z 2018-01-14T12:42:53Z Patriots dominate Titans over final 3 quarters, head back to AFC title game with 35-14 win.
Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons 2018-01-14T07:54:58Z 2018-01-14T01:02:11Z 2018-01-14T07:53:51Z Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC championship game.
The Latest: Pats dominate 35-14 to return to AFC title game 2018-01-14T05:16:18Z 2018-01-13T22:12:04Z 2018-01-14T05:16:18Z Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead after Eagles running back Jay Ajayi fumbled on the opening possession.
Brees-Keenum: Will playoff savvy prevail in Saints-Vikings? 2018-01-14T04:45:23Z 2018-01-13T22:24:05Z 2018-01-14T04:45:12Z Drew Brees will lead the New Orleans offense onto the field at Minnesota and commence the 13th postseason game of his stellar career. Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster 2018-01-14T03:44:05Z 2018-01-13T18:02:18Z 2018-01-14T03:43:58Z The Minnesota Vikings activate quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter on the roster for playoff game against New Orleans. Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM, extend Bill O'Brien's deal 2018-01-14T01:52:39Z 2018-01-13T17:21:57Z 2018-01-14T01:52:14Z Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM, extend coach Bill O'Brien's contract through 2022.
Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans 2018-01-14T01:43:49Z 2018-01-12T17:14:58Z 2018-01-14T01:43:49Z Patriots eyeing 7th consecutive conference championship game berth against underdog Titans.
Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly 2018-01-13T22:54:08Z 2018-01-12T20:51:23Z 2018-01-13T22:53:57Z Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming when team hosts Eagles in divisional playoff. NFL divisional playoffs kick off with doubleheader 2018-01-13T20:53:52Z 2018-01-13T20:51:59Z 2018-01-13T20:53:44Z The NFL divisional playoffs kick off with a doubleheader starting in Philadelphia where the Eagles are the first No. 1 seed to enter their first postseason game as an underdog against the Atlanta Falcons.
The case for Keenum: Vikings QB keeps on disproving doubters 2018-01-13T16:42:18Z 2018-01-12T07:51:06Z 2018-01-13T16:42:17Z The case for Keenum: Unexpected Vikings quarterback keeps on disproving doubters. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio returning to Bears 2018-01-13T06:25:04Z 2018-01-12T15:01:22Z 2018-01-13T06:25:03Z The Chicago Bears hire former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich as their offensive coordinator.
New fantasy sports game revives sports betting concerns 2018-01-13T03:02:02Z 2018-01-12T21:01:20Z 2018-01-13T03:02:02Z A leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new contest for the NFL playoffs, but some gambling experts suggest the company is violating federal law.
Panthers hire Norv Turner as new offensive coordinator 2018-01-13T01:23:37Z 2018-01-12T16:31:13Z 2018-01-13T01:23:30Z The Panthers have hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator.
Column: What's the worst sports city in America? 2018-01-13T01:02:59Z 2018-01-12T23:25:22Z 2018-01-13T01:02:50Z Column: Atlanta gets a lot of credit for being the worst sports city in America, but Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix and San Diego are also very much in the mix. Club Nomadic traveling venue cancelled for Super Bowl 2018-01-12T23:02:29Z 2018-01-12T20:51:42Z 2018-01-12T23:02:23Z A traveling nightclub called Club Nomadic that was expected to bring VIP experiences to the Minneapolis area during the Super Bowl has been cancelled.
Life around football prepares Gutekunst for Packers GM job 2018-01-12T22:33:13Z 2018-01-12T07:52:38Z 2018-01-12T22:32:46Z A life around football has prepared Brian Gutekunst for his new job as the general manger of the Green Bay Packers.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week 2018-01-12T20:23:01Z 2018-01-12T18:41:42Z 2018-01-12T20:22:54Z NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week.
Amazon looks to build on 1st season of NFL streaming 2018-01-12T19:08:20Z 2018-01-11T07:30:21Z 2018-01-12T19:08:03Z Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games.
NFL to 'look into' whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule 2018-01-12T14:27:15Z 2018-01-11T23:41:35Z 2018-01-12T14:27:13Z The NFL says it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach.
Titans, Jaguars aim to show they're the real deal in AFC 2018-01-12T14:06:32Z 2018-01-11T23:45:21Z 2018-01-12T14:06:11Z Conventional wisdom in NFL playoffs: 4 Super Bowl contenders in NFC, 2 in AFC. French league suspends goal-line technology after 'failings' 2018-01-12T11:12:34Z 2018-01-12T10:41:11Z 2018-01-12T11:12:01Z The French football league says it has suspended goal-line technology in its competitions following more glitches during League Cup quarterfinals this week. The future of esports arrives with Overwatch League launch 2018-01-12T06:04:30Z 2018-01-11T09:22:29Z 2018-01-12T06:04:30Z The Overwatch League has been launched in an audacious attempt to showcase esports within a traditional sports structure.
Falcons' Jones ignores aches and pains to stay on the field 2018-01-12T05:34:40Z 2018-01-12T00:02:42Z 2018-01-12T05:34:40Z Julio Jones has been on the injury report most of the season with various aches and pains, but it's not enough to keep him off the field for the Falcons. Raiders vs Seahawks in 1st NFL game at new Tottenham stadium 2018-01-12T02:14:32Z 2018-01-11T16:31:36Z 2018-01-12T02:14:31Z The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL game at the new London stadium of English Premier League club Tottenham.
Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later 2018-01-12T01:32:22Z 2018-01-11T12:20:32Z 2018-01-12T01:31:16Z Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son. Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft 2018-01-11T23:56:38Z 2018-01-11T19:43:01Z 2018-01-11T23:55:28Z National champion Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
AP source: Panthers interviewing Turner for coordinator spot 2018-01-11T23:45:56Z 2018-01-11T15:40:57Z 2018-01-11T23:45:50Z A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers are interviewing Norv Turner for their vacant offensive coordinator position. Injured Steelers LB Ryan Shazier attends practice 2018-01-11T18:53:38Z 2018-01-10T19:51:26Z 2018-01-11T18:52:46Z Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier attended practice for the first time since injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month.
Gruden tasked with getting best out of Carr for Raiders 2018-01-11T08:24:36Z 2018-01-10T22:23:27Z 2018-01-11T08:24:17Z Jon Gruden finally has a promising, young quarterback to develop in Derek Carr.
Vikings put faith in Forbath's leg, as Lutz satisfies Saints 2018-01-11T07:54:22Z 2018-01-11T01:01:33Z 2018-01-11T07:54:22Z Vikings enter playoffs with faith in Forbath's leg, as Lutz satisfies Saints.
Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will 'probably never stop' 2018-01-11T07:54:14Z 2018-01-10T22:10:21Z 2018-01-11T07:54:11Z Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will 'probably never stop'. Recording of racial epithet played at Pilot Flying J trial 2018-01-11T01:55:09Z 2018-01-11T01:50:27Z 2018-01-11T01:54:52Z Jurors in the fraud trial of former executives at the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J have heard a portion of secret recordings that include one of the defendants saying the n-word.
Business plan: Bell ready to carry heavy load for Steelers 2018-01-11T00:22:42Z 2018-01-11T00:20:13Z 2018-01-11T00:22:42Z Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell says he's as fresh as he's ever been in January.
Iowa coach Ferentz faces an unusual rival: his neighbors 2018-01-10T20:43:25Z 2018-01-10T17:32:10Z 2018-01-10T20:43:18Z Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz is preparing to battle an unlikely off-season opponent: his next-door neighbors.
Gruden welcomed back to Raiders 16 years after departure 2018-01-10T20:13:21Z 2018-01-09T22:43:55Z 2018-01-10T20:12:39Z Jon Gruden was welcomed back for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach with an elaborate introductory news conference.
Bills GM says Incognito comments may have been misunderstood 2018-01-10T07:33:46Z 2018-01-09T20:09:39Z 2018-01-10T07:33:44Z Bills general manager Brandon Beane says there may have been a misunderstanding of what was said on the field that led to Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accusing Buffalo guard Richie Incognito of using "weak racist slurs.".
'Bama-Georgia draws 2nd-largest CFP championship TV audience 2018-01-10T07:22:22Z 2018-01-09T21:19:31Z 2018-01-10T07:22:22Z The national championship game between Alabama and Georgia drew 28.443 million viewers, making it the second-most watched title game in the four-year-old format of the College Football Playoff.
AP Top 25 Heat Check: Final rankings of' 17, looking at '18 2018-01-10T06:32:18Z 2018-01-09T18:26:07Z 2018-01-10T06:32:18Z Alabama is the national champ again and the Crimson Tide won the championship with a bunch of freshmen coming off the bunch. ESPN reaches 28.4 million with football championship 2018-01-10T04:32:20Z 2018-01-09T20:49:34Z 2018-01-10T04:32:20Z The college football semi-final between Georgia and Oklahoma is a bigger television draw than Alabama's win over Clemson.
Gronk: Belichick knows to how help Pats avoid distractions 2018-01-10T04:04:27Z 2018-01-10T00:10:43Z 2018-01-10T04:04:23Z Rob Gronkowski says coach Bill Belichick makes it easy for the New England Patriots to ignore distractions such as the one created by last week's ESPN report.
Titans confident with Marcus Mariota doing bit of everything 2018-01-10T02:21:12Z 2018-01-10T00:50:39Z 2018-01-10T02:21:04Z Marcus Mariota is a winner. The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner always has been, even if his Titans weren't winning. Now Tennessee's third-year quarterback is healthy and doing a bit of everything to lead the Titans to victories when it matters most.
Alabama is No. 1 in final AP poll for 11th time; UCF 6th 2018-01-10T00:44:07Z 2018-01-09T07:59:31Z 2018-01-10T00:44:03Z Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game, and unbeaten Central Florida finished sixth. Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 1-7 2018-01-10T00:21:30Z 2018-01-09T20:49:40Z 2018-01-10T00:21:16Z A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Jan. 1-7.
Column: Nick Saban's 6th championship is the best of all 2018-01-09T23:13:41Z 2018-01-09T06:33:46Z 2018-01-09T23:13:41Z Column: Nick Saban has won plenty of national titles with the best players, but his sixth championship was all about the coach after he made a gutsy quarterback switch at halftime.
Rooney Rule adopted by England soccer teams in diversity bid 2018-01-09T23:03:36Z 2018-01-09T13:11:56Z 2018-01-09T23:03:28Z English soccer leaders want to interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in future for jobs around the national teams.
Man City grabs 2-1 lead vs Bristol City in League Cup semis 2018-01-09T22:22:38Z 2018-01-09T22:19:35Z 2018-01-09T22:22:31Z Sergio Aguero netted in stoppage time to give quadruple-chasing Manchester City a 2-1 victory over Bristol City in the first leg of their English League Cup semifinal.
Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title 2018-01-09T18:26:00Z 2018-01-09T05:38:56Z 2018-01-09T18:25:46Z Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship.
Trump gets a national anthem moment at football title game 2018-01-09T18:25:54Z 2018-01-09T00:29:12Z 2018-01-09T18:25:38Z President Donald Trump is in Atlanta to watch Alabama's Crimson Tide and Georgia's Bulldogs face off in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
NFL, NFLPA to review how Panthers handled hit on QB Newton 2018-01-09T18:25:44Z 2018-01-08T19:42:39Z 2018-01-09T18:25:31Z The NFL and NFL Players Association will conduct a joint review to determine if the Carolina Panthers followed the correct concussion protocol with quarterback Cam Newton in their 31-26 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans 2018-01-09T17:05:20Z 2018-01-08T06:28:30Z 2018-01-09T17:05:13Z Trump promoting his administration's plans to boost economic development in rural communities _ and reserving a seat at college football's championship game. Belichick 'absolutely' intends to return as Patriots coach 2018-01-09T16:00:06Z 2018-01-08T17:09:28Z 2018-01-09T15:59:58Z Belichick 'absolutely' intends to return as Patriots' coach despite reports of turmoil.
A championship game filled with big moments 2018-01-09T14:02:48Z 2018-01-09T06:59:46Z 2018-01-09T14:02:47Z Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw scoring passes to Calvin Ridley in the fourth quarter and to DeVonta Smith in overtime to lift the Crimson Tide to their fifth national title since 2009 in a championship game filled with memorable moments.
Alabama's youngsters deliver on national championship stage 2018-01-09T10:59:07Z 2018-01-09T07:38:58Z 2018-01-09T10:59:07Z Alabama's latest group of hotshot recruits delivered on college football's biggest stage.
Georgia can't find more OT magic in crushing loss to Tide 2018-01-09T10:53:30Z 2018-01-09T07:32:18Z 2018-01-09T10:53:30Z 1 week after double-OT Rose Bowl win, Georgia can't find more overtime magic in crushing championship game loss to Alabama.
National title game still feels like afterthought to season 2018-01-09T07:43:04Z 2018-01-08T18:58:48Z 2018-01-09T07:42:45Z The College Football Playoff is here to stay, but the national championship game is still trying to make its mark. Chicago Bears hire Chiefs assistant Matt Nagy as coach 2018-01-09T07:21:22Z 2018-01-08T17:39:03Z 2018-01-09T07:21:22Z The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach.
Saints assert they've evolved considerably since Week 1 2018-01-09T06:34:21Z 2018-01-09T01:48:48Z 2018-01-09T06:33:29Z For Saints coach Sean Payton and his players, the notion that their return to Minnesota in the playoffs fits the definition of a rematch is a bit of a stretch.
The Latest: Alabama beats Georgia 26-23 in OT for title 2018-01-09T06:12:48Z 2018-01-08T23:42:17Z 2018-01-09T06:12:47Z The Latest: Georgia arrives with backup TE on crutches.
The Latest: Trump touts tax overhaul as boon for farmers 2018-01-09T04:40:56Z 2018-01-08T12:28:25Z 2018-01-09T04:40:51Z The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs on Monday for President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta.
Bills coaches, Triplette's crew weren't primed for playoffs 2018-01-09T01:52:17Z 2018-01-08T19:20:30Z 2018-01-09T01:51:24Z The Buffalo Bills coaching staff and referee Jeff Triplette's crew had some curious calls in wild-card weekend. Beamer, Brown head College Football Hall of Fame class 2018-01-09T01:32:17Z 2018-01-08T15:08:46Z 2018-01-09T01:31:22Z Coaches Frank Beamer, Mack Brown highlight latest class of College Football Hall of Fame. A few dozen protesters in cold rain outside the big game 2018-01-09T01:00:40Z 2018-01-08T00:09:35Z 2018-01-09T01:00:38Z The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs and another group says demonstrators will gather to "take a knee" during President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta Monday. GM Gutekunst part of revamped Packers front office structure 2018-01-09T00:42:26Z 2018-01-08T16:58:42Z 2018-01-09T00:42:08Z Brian Gutekunst promoted to Packers general manager, succeeding Ted Thompson after 7-9 season.
The Patriots are rested, recharged and rankled 2018-01-08T21:01:06Z 2018-01-08T01:58:35Z 2018-01-08T21:00:55Z The New England Patriots are rested and rankled as they await the Tennessee Titans next weekend.
'Falling apart?' Trump's insults not forgotten in Atlanta 2018-01-08T20:32:25Z 2018-01-07T13:58:01Z 2018-01-08T20:32:25Z At championship game, Trump can expect Southern hospitality of city he disparaged as 'falling apart'.
Frosty feelings: Browns fans protest 0-16 season with parade 2018-01-08T20:03:49Z 2018-01-06T19:00:53Z 2018-01-08T20:03:49Z Thousands of Browns fans braved sub-zero wind chills to protest the team's winless season on Saturday.
Ngakoue says Incognito used "weak racist slurs" during game 2018-01-08T20:03:17Z 2018-01-08T03:48:37Z 2018-01-08T20:03:11Z Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue says Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito used "weak racists slurs" during their playoff game Sunday.
Jaguars beat Bills 10-3 in ugly, sometimes unwatchable game 2018-01-08T17:44:54Z 2018-01-07T21:38:15Z 2018-01-08T17:44:46Z Blake Bortles put together one decent drive all day, doing as much with his legs as his arm, and the defensive-minded Jacksonville Jaguars eked out an ugly and sometimes unwatchable 10-3 victory against the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game.
Brees, defensive stand, help Saints survive Panthers, 31-26 2018-01-08T17:44:38Z 2018-01-08T01:18:45Z 2018-01-08T17:44:38Z Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defense held of Carolina's late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wild-card game.
High-tech Atlanta stadium a hit with fans after early woes 2018-01-08T16:14:47Z 2018-01-08T14:22:03Z 2018-01-08T16:14:03Z Fans say Atlanta's new $1.5 billion stadium is living up to the hype after a series of construction setbacks caused several opening delays.
Call Titans ugly or gritty, they keep finding ways to win 2018-01-08T15:32:00Z 2018-01-08T14:22:25Z 2018-01-08T15:31:01Z The Tennessee Titans are underdogs once again, and coach Mike Mularkey says they like that role.
Saban, complacency-proof Alabama faces Georgia for title 2018-01-08T09:01:05Z 2018-01-07T19:38:07Z 2018-01-08T09:01:04Z Alabama coach Nick Saban has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff National championship game for the third straight season. UCF celebrates self-proclaimed national title at Disney 2018-01-08T08:20:32Z 2018-01-08T01:18:36Z 2018-01-08T08:20:32Z Unbeaten UCF celebrates its self-proclaimed national championship with a parade at Disney World. ESPN says Trump interview during CFP title game unlikely 2018-01-08T06:42:43Z 2018-01-07T23:28:08Z 2018-01-08T06:42:40Z An ESPN executive says the network has been in contact with the White House about interviewing President Donald Trump during the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night, but indications are it will not happen.
Saints beat Panthers, confident about rematch with Vikings 2018-01-08T06:02:06Z 2018-01-08T05:58:18Z 2018-01-08T06:01:46Z Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints face the prospect of seeing their season end where it began.
Rams see bright future after turnaround season ends early 2018-01-08T01:51:26Z 2018-01-07T22:08:06Z 2018-01-08T01:51:26Z The Los Angeles Rams have a bright future after exceeding every expectation during their surge to an 11-win season and the NFC West title.
The Latest: Brees, Saints hold off Panthers 31-26 2018-01-08T01:50:47Z 2018-01-07T18:58:02Z 2018-01-08T01:50:23Z Buffalo and Jacksonville are scoreless after the first quarter.
Titans owner dispels rumors: Mularkey not going anywhere 2018-01-08T01:30:54Z 2018-01-07T18:48:07Z 2018-01-08T01:30:54Z Tennessee owner Amy Adams Strunk says that Titans coach Mike Mularkey is going nowhere after helping change the culture of the Titans and getting them to their first playoff victory in 14 years. AP source: Packers promoting Gutekunst to be next GM 2018-01-08T01:22:01Z 2018-01-07T21:18:03Z 2018-01-08T01:21:59Z A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Green Bay Packers are promoting player personnel director Brian Gutekunst to be the team's next general manager. NFL playoffs continue with Bills-Jaguars, Panthers-Saints 2018-01-07T22:01:18Z 2018-01-07T17:38:18Z 2018-01-07T22:00:07Z The NFL playoffs continue with a doubleheader starting in Jacksonville, Florida, where the Jaguars and Buffalo Bills ended lengthy postseason droughts to make a wild-card game.
Titans rally from 21-3 hole, beat Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs 2018-01-07T22:00:44Z 2018-01-07T01:18:01Z 2018-01-07T21:59:27Z Marcus Mariota led Tennessee to three second-half touchdowns, incredibly throwing one of his TD passes to himself, and the Titans rallied from a 21-3 halftime hole to beat Kansas City 22-21 for their first playoff win in 14 years.
Falcons hitting road back to Super Bowl with 26-13 win in LA 2018-01-07T21:39:38Z 2018-01-07T07:49:14Z 2018-01-07T21:39:34Z Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons showed the upstart Los Angeles Rams what playoff poise is all about in a 26-13 playoff victory. Bills' McCoy in starting lineup for playoff game at Jaguars 2018-01-07T21:39:32Z 2018-01-07T16:58:03Z 2018-01-07T21:39:22Z Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is in the starting lineup against Jacksonville. Key lineman active in Panthers-Saints playoff clash 2018-01-07T21:39:30Z 2018-01-07T20:58:03Z 2018-01-07T21:39:20Z The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers each are getting starting offensive linemen back for their NFC wild-card round playoff matchup.
Raiders officially announce hiring of Gruden as coach 2018-01-07T19:30:45Z 2018-01-07T02:47:41Z 2018-01-07T19:29:48Z The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Jon Gruden as their coach.
Falcons show playoff poise in 26-13 win over upstart LA Rams 2018-01-07T17:59:54Z 2018-01-07T04:47:51Z 2018-01-07T17:59:40Z Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons showed the upstart Los Angeles Rams what playoff poise is all about in a 26-13 playoff victory.
Saban way produces tenacious defenses for Tide _ and 'Dawgs 2018-01-07T16:49:47Z 2018-01-06T23:17:40Z 2018-01-07T16:48:44Z Georgia coach Kirby Smart spent eight years as defensive coordinator for Alabama coach Nick Saban.
N Dakota St takes back FCS title, tops James Madison 17-13 2018-01-07T16:39:59Z 2018-01-07T01:39:00Z 2018-01-07T16:39:51Z Easton Stick threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Shepherd and North Dakota State took back the Football Championship Subdivision title, beating James Madison 17-13. McNabb, Davis out at ESPN after sex misconduct investigation 2018-01-07T10:58:13Z 2018-01-06T17:27:19Z 2018-01-07T10:58:10Z McNabb, Davis out at ESPN following sexual misconduct inquiry from time at NFL Network. The Latest: Falcons topple Rams 26-13, face Eagles next 2018-01-07T05:38:58Z 2018-01-06T21:20:44Z 2018-01-07T05:38:58Z The NFL playoffs get started Saturday with a doubleheader beginning in Kansas City, where the Chiefs will try to beat Tennessee for their first home postseason win in nearly a quarter century.
Georgia punter takes unlikely road from Ivy to title game 2018-01-07T01:39:55Z 2018-01-06T23:27:42Z 2018-01-07T01:39:51Z No one has taken a more unlikely road to the national championship game than Georgia's Cameron Nizialek, who punted for Ivy League school Columbia the last three seasons.
Vegas bookies cheering national title game wagers 2018-01-07T00:48:40Z 2018-01-06T18:27:22Z 2018-01-07T00:48:40Z Las Vegas bookies are looking to cash in on college football's national championship game. N Dakota St takes back FCS title, tops James Madison 17-13 2018-01-06T23:20:16Z 2018-01-06T20:57:25Z 2018-01-06T23:20:15Z Easton Stick threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Shepherd and North Dakota State took back the Football Championship Subdivision title, beating James Madison 17-13. Panthers seek stability, give Rivera contract extension 2018-01-06T23:10:44Z 2018-01-06T18:47:26Z 2018-01-06T23:09:25Z Panthers coach Ron Rivera has signed a two-year extension keeping him under contract with the team through the 2020 season. The team announced the news Saturday. AP Source: Raiders to announce Gruden hiring next Tuesday 2018-01-06T22:10:51Z 2018-01-05T19:48:57Z 2018-01-06T22:09:21Z The Oakland Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach.
Hughes fired as Stoke manager after FA Cup humiliation 2018-01-06T21:37:31Z 2018-01-06T17:27:23Z 2018-01-06T21:37:30Z Not even an FA Cup match against a fourth-tier opponent could offer any respite to beleaguered Stoke manager Mark Hughes. Titans visit Chiefs as NFL playoffs begin 2018-01-06T21:10:23Z 2018-01-06T21:07:27Z 2018-01-06T21:10:23Z The NFL playoffs get started Saturday with a doubleheader beginning in Kansas City, where the Chiefs will try to beat Tennessee for their first home postseason win in nearly a quarter century.
Saints-Panthers rivalry becomes a trilogy in the playoffs 2018-01-06T20:57:36Z 2018-01-06T20:47:26Z 2018-01-06T20:57:35Z Saints coach Sean Payton takes a small measure of comfort in New Orleans' regular-season sweep of Carolina.
Playoffs could change perception for QBs Taylor, Bortles 2018-01-06T20:51:25Z 2018-01-06T20:27:26Z 2018-01-06T20:50:37Z After getting benched earlier this season and questioned for years, quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Blake Bortles have a chance to change public perception in the playoffs. Intense Alabama DB Brown all business ahead of title game 2018-01-06T20:51:18Z 2018-01-06T20:47:49Z 2018-01-06T20:50:11Z Intense Alabama defensive back Tony Brown was all business at media day, his focus solely on the marquee showdown between the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia in the national college football championship game. $10K reward in college player's shooting at New Year's party 2018-01-06T20:18:14Z 2018-01-06T20:07:46Z 2018-01-06T20:18:06Z Police in Maryland are offering up to $10,000 for information about a shooting that paralyzed a college football player and an injured a 17-year-old. Patriots insist there's no Kraft, Belichick, Brady rift 2018-01-06T20:13:03Z 2018-01-05T18:16:47Z 2018-01-06T20:13:03Z Patriots call report of tension involving Kraft, Belichick, Brady 'flat-out inaccurate'.
Alabama, Georgia players say Trump visit not a distraction 2018-01-06T20:02:07Z 2018-01-06T19:48:06Z 2018-01-06T20:02:04Z Players from Alabama and Georgia are not concerned about President Trump's expected presence and the hoopla that comes with it being a distraction during the college football national championship game.
Dogs' 'Big Ben' in pivotal role vs Alabama's defensive line 2018-01-06T19:48:22Z 2018-01-06T19:27:24Z 2018-01-06T19:48:18Z 'Big Ben' Cleveland could play key role in tough national championship matchup against Alabama's strong defensive front. Steelers' Antonio Brown, unanimous choice on AP All-Pro Team 2018-01-06T19:00:44Z 2018-01-05T17:06:55Z 2018-01-06T19:00:43Z Steelers' Antonio Brown among 4 players to repeat on AP All-Pro team and only unanimous choice.
Misery march: Browns fans facing bitter cold for 0-16 parade 2018-01-06T18:50:59Z 2018-01-05T15:36:51Z 2018-01-06T18:49:57Z Browns fans set to brave bone-chilling weather to parade after 0-16 season.
Georgia and Alabama arrive in Atlanta, home away from home 2018-01-06T17:50:26Z 2018-01-06T01:07:14Z 2018-01-06T17:50:26Z The bus ride for Georgia was about an hour from its campus in Athens to the capitol city.
Giants interview Patriots coordinators Patricia, McDaniels 2018-01-06T05:57:44Z 2018-01-05T19:48:59Z 2018-01-06T05:57:43Z The New York Giants have interviewed New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia for their vacant head coaching job.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson leaving Louisville for NFL draft 2018-01-06T04:37:30Z 2018-01-05T15:16:45Z 2018-01-06T04:37:29Z Quarterback Lamar Jackson says on Twitter that he will leave Louisville to enter NFL Draft.
James Madison seeks FCS repeat vs streak master, N Dakota St 2018-01-06T03:19:55Z 2018-01-05T23:07:44Z 2018-01-06T03:19:49Z James Madison is playing for a second straight FCS championship against North Dakota State, winner of the previous five titles.
LA Rams make long-awaited playoff return vs tested Falcons 2018-01-05T23:21:28Z 2018-01-05T23:08:08Z 2018-01-05T23:21:17Z The Los Angeles Rams are in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years when they host Atlanta.
No mystery: Georgia, Alabama like running, stuffing the run 2018-01-05T23:21:26Z 2018-01-05T23:07:54Z 2018-01-05T23:21:09Z Georgia and Alabama got to the College Football Playoff championship game by running the ball. NFL changes concussion protocol after Savage incident 2018-01-05T22:57:48Z 2017-12-29T17:55:49Z 2018-01-05T22:57:39Z The NFL and the players' union have announced a series of changes to the way possible concussions are handled during games.
Cousins ready for waiting game with Redskins this offseason 2018-01-05T22:50:39Z 2018-01-05T21:59:45Z 2018-01-05T22:50:39Z Quarterback Kirk Cousins says he is likely to wait until March for any possible negotiations with the Washington Redskins.
Distractions? What distractions? Steelers rise above fray 2018-01-05T22:39:14Z 2018-01-05T22:36:54Z 2018-01-05T22:39:09Z The Pittsburgh Steelers have "shunned" the outside noise on their way to a second straight AFC North title.
Gruden could follow coaches who sat out before return 2018-01-05T17:18:15Z 2018-01-05T07:16:33Z 2018-01-05T17:18:12Z Jon Gruden could follow coaches who sat out before return. Jaguars donate 1,000 NFL playoff tickets to refugees 2018-01-05T15:51:44Z 2018-01-05T14:36:43Z 2018-01-05T15:50:52Z The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Jaguars Foundation are donating 1,000 playoff tickets to refugees from around the world and to Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria who have settled in the Jacksonville area.
Topsy-turvy NFC playoff field: 5 newcomers plus Falcons 2018-01-05T14:40:08Z 2018-01-04T21:29:40Z 2018-01-05T14:40:07Z NFC playoff field features 5 new teams and defending conference champion Falcons.
Brady, Patriots again top the AFC playoff field 2018-01-05T13:30:18Z 2018-01-04T22:59:36Z 2018-01-05T13:30:18Z Tom Brady and the New England Patriots again top the AFC playoff field in a year were there are three newcomers.
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