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January 06, 2018 - 4:08 pm
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on wild-card weekend (all times local): 4 p.m. ET The Chiefs have only won two home playoff games in franchise history, the last in January 1994, so perhaps there was some trepidation among fans about investing in a ticket this season. Chiefs president Mark Donovan...
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January 06, 2018 - 3:57 pm
The NFL playoffs get started Saturday with a doubleheader starting in Kansas City, where the Chiefs will try to beat Tennessee for their first home postseason win in nearly a quarter century. The fourth-seeded Chiefs won four straight games to cap the regular season and capture their second...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) and New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) embrace before an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Saints coach Sean Payton takes a small measure of comfort in New Orleans' regular-season sweep of Carolina. It means the Saints play the Panthers (11-5) in the Superdome, where New Orleans hasn’t lost a playoff game since 1992 and is 4-0 in the postseason under Payton. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
January 06, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton takes a small measure of comfort in New Orleans' regular-season sweep of Carolina. It means the Saints (11-5) play the Panthers (11-5) in the Superdome, where New Orleans hasn't lost a playoff game since 1992 and is 4-0 in the postseason under Payton...
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FILE - This Dec. 17, 2017 file photo shows Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera watching his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Charlotte, N.C. Rivera has signed a two-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2020 season. The team announced the extension Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, file)
January 06, 2018 - 2:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seeking stability amid an uncertain future, the Carolina Panthers signed coach Ron Rivera to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press the extension is worth $15.5 million over two seasons. The person spoke...
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A Cleveland Browns fan dressed as Santa Claus participates in the "Perfect Season" parade, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Cleveland. The Browns became the second team in NFL history to lose 16 games in a season. In joining the 2008 Detroit Lions in a shameful loser's club, the Browns have found a new low in what has been nearly two decades of disgrace since returning as an expansion franchise in 1999. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 06, 2018 - 1:52 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of disgruntled Cleveland Browns fans, some of them chanting for owner Jimmy Haslam to sell the team, paraded to protest a 0-16 season. Despite wind chills below zero, the so-called Perfect Season Parade went off without incident Saturday as Cleveland fans displayed...
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January 06, 2018 - 1:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera has signed a two-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2020 season. The team announced the extension Saturday. Financial terms were not released. Rivera is 64-47-1 in seven seasons with the Panthers. He has guided Carolina to a Super...
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The Atlanta Westin hotel is decorated an image of the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Atlanta. Georgia is to take on Alabama on Monday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 1:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not exactly the Super Bowl — that will have to wait another month — but Las Vegas bookies are looking to cash in on college football's national championship game. Bettors, too, are hoping to make a score on the last college football game of the season. "I'm expecting a monster...
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FILE - This file photos show, former NFL football players Donovan McNabb, left, in 2013, and an Eric Davis in 2013. McNabb and Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network, ESPN said in a statement Saturday, Jan 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, left, Danny Moloshok, right, File)
January 06, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network. ESPN says in a statement Saturday "they are no longer working for us." The pair worked for ESPN Radio and were taken off the...
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January 06, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network. ESPN says in a statement Saturday "they are no longer working for us." The pair worked for ESPN Radio and were taken off the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. The New York Giants had the busiest day in their search for a new head coach, interviewing Patriots coordinators McDaniels and Matt Patricia. McDaniels met with new general manager Dave Gettleman, Giants co-owner John Mara and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams on Friday afternoon, Jan. 5, in Foxborough. Patricia, the defensive coordinator, talked with the trio in the morning. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 05, 2018 - 7:45 pm
The New York Giants had the busiest day in their search for a new coach, interviewing New England Patriots coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia. McDaniels, the Patriots' offensive coordinator, met with new general manager Dave Gettleman, Giants co-owner John Mara and assistant general...
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