| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:45 PM
RENTON, Wash. — Marshawn Lynch once made the earth shake. Now, he does the same to Seattle Seahawks headquarters.
The Pro Bowl running back ambles into the locker room at lunchtime, attaches his smartphone to a speaker in his locker and cranks...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:10 PM
We see one side of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck — the maturity, athleticism and solid decision-making.
His backup, veteran Matt Hasselbeck, has an inside perspective on Luck, and knows the challenge of attempting to keep pace both mentally...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Prater kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Peyton Manning and Denver overcame the first 500-yard passing game in Dallas history to keep the Broncos unbeaten with a 51-48 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.
| Oct 11, 2013
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags.
Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Six weeks ago, Alterraun Verner had no guarantees he'd be a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans.
Today, he's made as big an impact as any defensive player in the NFL.
What are the odds of that?
Actually, Verner could calculate those for...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:19 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Circle City is suddenly the Full Circle City.
Peyton Manning is coming home Sunday to play the Indianapolis Colts for the first time, leaving this a town torn.
A common sentiment here, where Manning won a Super Bowl and an...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 3:26 PM
DAVIE — Here's a story you don't hear enough in sports: Defensive end Cameron Wake, who dazzled in the Dolphins' opener, who was voted All-Pro last season, got that good by deciding again this offseason he could get better.
Every winter it's...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
STORRS — Harsh realities.
A few of them came to light Tuesday around the Burton Family Football Complex, which houses an 0-6 football team that is 0-2 in the American Athletic Conference.
One centered on responsibility and team, which is what...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Peyton Manning homecoming: Broncos at Colts Sunday on NBC: Sunday Night Football features Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning returning to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Colts, the team for which he played 14 seasons and won a Super Bowl. NFL fans ...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:09 PM
I wanted to compliment The Times on its great coverage of the baseball playoffs and especially the NLCS preview. Other than the part where you picked the Dodgers to have an edge in every category (starting pitching, relief pitching, hitting, defense,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Jim Leyland announced Monday he won't return as the manager of the Detroit Tigers, two days after the team was eliminated from the American League championship series by Boston in six games.
And after eight seasons as the team's manager -- going 700-597...