| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Former Ravens running back Ray Rice will probably have to be reinstated by the NFL after his appeal hearing Nov. 5-6, but he most likely won't play again until next season.
Rice is still carrying too much baggage and can't completely start rebuilding...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:48 AM
DENVER — Each of the dozen NFL teams still standing has reason to believe next month will bring a party and a parade.
Every one of them also has a potentially costly flaw that could have them dejectedly clearing out their lockers instead.
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:35 PM
By Art Garcia
The Sports Xchange
ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo came into his postgame proudly sporting a T-shirt reading "COWBOYS RUN THE EAST."
The emphatic performance of Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon was worthy of all caps....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The approach of Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison evolved through three years of scheming and brainstorming with the likes of John Harbaugh, Dean Pees, Rex Ryan and Chuck Pagano.
Mattison was the Ravens' linebackers coach in 2008 and their...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Watching his 13-year-old son play a video game, John Pagano felt a call of duty.
"I'm laying on the couch one night and my son's playing Madden online against somebody," recalled Pagano, defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers. "I said, 'You've...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Peyton Manning brought the Denver Broncos so far . . .
But he couldn't help the Seattle Seahawks' playing keep-away.
After Denver's furious fourth-quarter rally to tie the Super Bowl rematch Sunday, the Seahawks hogged the football in overtime,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:15 PM
— No one is undefeated in the NFL, although four teams have just one loss: Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Arizona.
The Broncos have Peyton Manning, the league's only five-time most valuable player who has thrown more touchdown passes than anyone...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:33 PM
PITTSBURGH — On a day when style points didn't come from the Pittsburgh Steelers' throwback bumble-bee stripe uniforms, Ben Roethlisberger racked them up in multiples of 100.
Roethlisberger won his 100th career game in grand fashion, setting...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:36 PM
— So many things can conspire to send the Philadelphia Eagles to their second defeat of the season Sunday at Arizona, but the players and coaches are confident complacency isn't one of them.
There will be no letdown following a 5-1 start, a...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 9:55 PM
A funeral doesn't sound like a good way to motivate a losing football team.
Well, maybe if it's the type of service Tony Sparano held this week as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, burying a football at the practice facility of the 0-4 team to...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:16 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- After serving a six-game suspension on the NFL's Exile Island for driving under the influence, social media-loving team owner Jim Irsay returned to active duty with his Indianapolis Colts on Friday.
He did so not with a whimper or a...