| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Many old teammates will be eager to catch up to Devin Hester on Sunday in Atlanta, especially if the Bears are foolish enough to kick or punt to him.
Given the dreadful performances on special teams this year — among many miserable statistics...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Injuries are a pain (sorry about that) -- unless you're the beneficiary. That looks to be a recurring theme in Week 6 as key injuries on offense and defense present opportunities for certain players to fill up the fantasy football stat sheets.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Jerry Angelo’s voice sounded like he hadn’t slept. And he probably hadn’t. You can understand why: A USA Today story posted on the newspaper’s Web site Thursday afternoon quoted Angelo, the Bears general manager from 2001-11,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:34 PM
USA Today reporter Josh Peter repeated the word to make sure he heard Jerry Angelo correctly.
In the controversial interview that caused a national stir Thursday, Angelo projected to Peter that NFL teams had covered up "hundreds" of domestic-abuse...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Some sports name three stars of the game after the game. I'll do that one better: I'm going to name them before the Ravens even play. These will be the three stars when the Ravens travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers on Sunday.
1. Tight end Owen...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals ran into a buzz saw named Tom Brady last Sunday night during an ugly loss to the New England Patriots. The 43-17 blowout raised questions about the Bengals' ability to defend elite offenses without injured Pro Bowl linebacker...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:03 PM
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers shared an empty feeling after Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium, in which neither team won or lost.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis called it "a missed opportunity."
Panthers coach Ron Rivera...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 11:12 AM
No more a preseason favorite than the 5-1 San Diego Chargers, the shift in thinking that the Dallas Cowboys are legitimate contenders was sudden and established the same way the Chargers earned notice — beating the Seattle Seahawks.
And that in...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:11 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers are moving on in the playoffs - thanks to the most suffocating defensive effort ever in a playoff game.
The Panthers harassed Arizona third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley all game Saturday and held the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:01 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera has more to worry about this week than his team's upcoming NFC playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks after an overnight fire at his home left his family displaced on Monday.
The Rivera family's 7,000-...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $25,000 for intentionally twisting the ankles of two Carolina Panthers players, according to multiple reports Wednesday.
Burfict was fined for twisting the ankles of Panthers quarterback Cam...