| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Eluding cornerbacks with quick moves or tossing them aside with a mean stiff arm, wide receiver Steve Smith has been busy establishing himself as the Ravens' top offensive weapon through two games.
Smith has been thrown to a team-high 25 times heading...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
UCLA plays Saturdays, but the school has some former players who take the field on Sundays. Here’s a weekly blog featuring former Bruins and what they did in their NFL games:
Akeem Ayers, fourth-year linebacker for the Tennessee Titans: Ayers...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Wild-Card Wednesday is when I tackle several random fantasy football topics. This week I touch on bye week pains and lineup dilemmas.
If you have ideas for subjects I should cover, or if you want to spout your own opinion about something fantasy-...
| Sep 10, 2014
The Philadelphia Eagles have placed guard/tackle Allen Barbre (ankle) and linebacker Najee Goode (torn pectoral muscle) on Injured Reserve. The team has also placed guard Evan Mathis (medial collateral ligament) on Injured Reserve Designated For Return....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A new NFL season is dawning and the heirarchy of power in the AFC South is looking pretty familiar. The Colts are still the team to beat, but the Texans are poised to make an improvement over last year's dismal campaign.
The predicted order of finish:...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:13 PM
New England Patriots
2013: 12-4, first.
Last in playoffs: 2013.
They're going all the way: TE Rob Gronkowski is (almost) back — he's still favoring his recovering right knee and is said to be 50-50 for the opener against the Dolphins....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Energetic fashion designer Betsey Johnson -- known for turning cartwheels and doing splits at the end of her shows -- has signed on for season 19 of "Dancing With the Stars." Some wags are making fun of the selection of Johnson, 72, and comic Tommy Chong,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Standing in front of his locker Thursday, Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith was already displaying signs of intensity and his trademark no-nonsense attitude.
Smith wasn't in a chatty mood and was starting his focus days before his first regular-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:56 PM
If you asked Bernard Pierce, he'd tell you that absolutely nothing has changed.
He's prepared himself like he always has. He says that he doesn't feel any extra pressure. He doesn't sense any unique or special opportunity at hand.
However, those who...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In predicted order of finish by division:
2013 | 13-3, 1st in West
Last year in playoffs | 2013
Going all the way: Offense-minded Denver beefed up on the other side of the ball, adding end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib, and...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The dirt path, narrow and steep, snakes about 500 yards up a severe hillside in Danville, Calif., and beckons Maurice Jones-Drew each week. He and his trainer consider it their Saturday morning exclamation point, the grueling capstone for their week of...