Football

January 26, 2018 - 10:48 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected outside New Orleans in the road rage killing of a former NFL player. Ronald Gasser is charged with murder for shooting Joe McKnight. His lawyers say he feared for his life when he pulled the trigger. But prosecutors say witnesses and forensic...
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FILE- In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, Al Michaels arrives at the The NHL100 Gala held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Michaels is set to join Pat Summerall as the only play-by-play announcers to call at least 10 Super Bowls when he works next weekend's game in Minneapolis between New England and Philadelphia. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 25, 2018 - 7:57 pm
Al Michaels has a similar level of anticipation heading into his 10th Super Bowl broadcast as he had the first time he worked the biggest stage on television 30 years ago. Michaels is set to join Pat Summerall as the only play-by-play announcers to call at least 10 Super Bowls when he works next...
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FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles away from Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox (91) during the first half of an NFL football in Foxborough, Mass. Cox, Malcolm Jenkins, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Mychal Kendricks and Beau Allen are six key defensive players left from an Eagles team that beat Tom Brady and the Patriots 35-28 in Foxborough in December 2015 (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 25, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles needed touchdowns on a blocked punt, interception return and punt return to beat the New England Patriots the last time the teams met in 2015. They don't think it'll take another set of unusual scores to win the Super Bowl. Malcolm Jenkins, Fletcher Cox, Brandon...
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January 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
STAMFORD, Conn (AP) — The XFL is set for a surprising second life under WWE leader Vince McMahon. McMahon announced the return of the much-maligned league that spawned He Hate Me and flamed out in 2001 after one wild season. McMahon said the XFL would return in 2020 but offered few other details...
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Larry Nassar sits with attorney Matt Newburg during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: "I just signed your death warrant." The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Nassar's victims were able to confront him face to face in the Michigan courtroom. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 24, 2018 - 9:18 pm
Lack of institutional control. A failure to protect its athletes from harm. The so-called NCAA death penalty. That punishment and more are being suggested by critics as apt sanctions for Michigan State, where disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was employed as he sexually abused girls and young women for...
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January 24, 2018 - 8:42 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have fired offensive line coach Steve Marshall after three seasons. The move Wednesday comes a week after coach Todd Bowles parted ways with offensive coordinator John Morton. The Jets have not yet hired a replacement for Morton, who was in the role for...
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Larry Nassar sits with attorney Matt Newburg during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: "I just signed your death warrant." The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Nassar's victims were able to confront him face to face in the Michigan courtroom. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 24, 2018 - 8:15 pm
Lack of institutional control. A failure to protect its athletes from harm. The so-called NCAA death penalty. That punishment and more are being suggested by critics as apt sanctions for Michigan State, where disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was employed as he sexually abused girls and young women for...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) catches a touchdown pass in front of Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson (39) and linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Amendola has had a knack for producing in big moments in the playoffs the last two seasons. He had a touchdown catch and the tying 2-point conversion during New England's comeback win over Atlanta in last year's Super Bowl. And he was the recipient of two TD passes, including the winner, in its AFC title victory over Jacksonville. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 24, 2018 - 7:29 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Danny Amendola is Bill Belichick's kind of player. After battling injuries throughout 2016, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound receiver has had some of the best moments of his five-year Patriots' tenure during their past two playoff runs. It started last year with his touchdown catch...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin watches during warm ups before an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego. The Green Bay Packers have rehired Joe Philbin as offensive coordinator, hoping he can bring another Super Bowl championship to Green Bay, the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Philbin is a former Miami Dolphins head coach, but he also spent 2007-11 as Green Bay's offensive coordinator. In that time, the Packers won the Super Bowl after the 2010 season. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
January 24, 2018 - 6:07 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A familiar face on offense and a fresh voice on defense headline the changes to Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's revamped staff in the wake of the team's first losing season since 2008. Joe Philbin, a Packers assistant from 2003 until 2012, was hired Wednesday as...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Jim Schwartz watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Philadelphia. Schwartz doesn't appear to be getting a head coaching job but perhaps deserves one after the way he's rebuilt an awful defense in two years. The Eagles ranked among the bottom three for three straight years under Chip Kelly and rose to the top five under Schwartz.(AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)
January 24, 2018 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Schwartz inherited one of the NFL's worst defenses and turned them into one of the best in less than two years. When coach Doug Pederson hired Schwartz to be the defensive coordinator in 2016, the Philadelphia Eagles were coming off three straight seasons ranked in the...
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