Professional football

TCU head coach Gary Patterson, left, and Stanford head coach David Shaw, right, take part in a news conference for the Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in San Antonio. The game is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 27, 2017 - 1:36 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Another season, another Stanford player as a Heisman Trophy finalist. With Cardinal players making the trip to New York five times since 2009, it's become as predictable as anything in college football. Running back Bryce Love is the latest. But unlike his predecessor Christian...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shouts in the direction of an official in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 26, 2017 - 6:26 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett will return for an eighth full season after Dallas missed the playoffs in a year marred by the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that Garrett's job "is not an issue here at...
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin yells on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 26, 2017 - 6:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't sure how long of a break he wants to give his star players before the postseason begins. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is going to wait to determine how much Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and company play during Sunday's regular-season finale against winless...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison walks the sidelines as his team plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The New England Patriots signed Harrison, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)
December 26, 2017 - 6:16 pm
James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room. The ex-Steelers star signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, three days after his unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh. The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo on Instagram showing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison walks the sidelines as his team plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The New England Patriots signed Harrison, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)
December 26, 2017 - 6:03 pm
Former Pittsburgh Steelers star James Harrison has signed with the New England Patriots. The Patriots announced the move Tuesday, three days after Harrison's unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh. The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo of himself with 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady in New...
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December 26, 2017 - 5:41 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have placed receiver Andre Holmes and running back Travaris Cadet on season-ending injured reserve in a series of roster moves made before their season finale at Miami. Buffalo also released defensive tackle Deandre Coleman on Tuesday. Coach Sean...
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December 26, 2017 - 5:33 pm
Former Pittsburgh Steelers star James Harrison is hinting that he's signed with the New England Patriots, although they aren't confirming the deal. The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo of himself Tuesday with 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady in New England's locker room on his Instagram...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shouts in the direction of an official in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 26, 2017 - 5:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett will return for an eighth full season after Dallas missed the playoffs in a year marred by the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that Garrett's job "is not an issue here at...
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Philadelphia Eagles' LeGarrette Blount cheers during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 19-10. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 26, 2017 - 3:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Before they tackle rest vs. rust, the Philadelphia Eagles have to approach rest vs. reps. With the NFC's No. 1 seed secured, the Eagles (13-2) have nothing to gain against the Dallas Cowboys (8-7) on Sunday other than playing for a franchise-record 14th win. But coach Doug...
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This photo taken Dec. 23, 2017, shows Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh watching the teams warm up before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts in Baltimore. Baltimore has won five of six, the lone flaw in that stretch a 39-38 defeat against AFC North champion Pittsburgh on the road. So, the Ravens (9-6) will enter the finale against the Bengals (6-9) riding a wave of momentum that started with a 23-0 rout in Green Bay on Nov. 19 and extended through last Saturday’s 23-16 win over Indianapolis. “It's very important and I'm very happy with it,” Harbaugh said Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. “That's the idea.” (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 26, 2017 - 1:14 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Playing their best football at just the right time, the Baltimore Ravens need only to beat Cincinnati at home on Sunday to reach the playoffs for the first time in three years. Baltimore has won five of six, the lone flaw in that stretch a 39-38 defeat against AFC North...
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