| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Quarterbacks are the most protected players in the NFL. The league revolves around them.
Running backs are the least protected players. Even helmet-to-helmet hits are legal against them.
In a read-option offense, a scheme rapidly gaining popularity in...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?"
Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:21 PM
RENTON, Wash. — One side has five Super Bowl rings, six most-valuable-player awards, 35 Pro Bowls and 62 postseason starts.
On the other, the boundless promise of what might be.
There are eight remaining quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs, and...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how Haloti Ngata could blast a big hole in the 49ers offensive line.
In today’s NFL, with...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:42 PM
LOS ANGELES — The Orlando Magic's season has been tough enough.
It was about to become even tougher on Monday night in their game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.
The matchup started a five-game road trip against Western...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon takes losses extremely hard and after another third-period collapse in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Bruins, he begrudgingly fired coach Kevin Dineen and his assistant coaches following a dismal 3-9-4 start....
| Nov 12, 2013
So the secret is finally out: The National Football League is an anachronism. Not the game, which is as ever. But the league's culture.
The NFL's out-of-touch, out-of-time "context" has been on vivid display during the ongoing contretemps between...
| Apr 14, 2013
Pleasanton, Calif., is — no surprise here — a pleasant small city east of San Francisco Bay that was off the beaten track for much of the 20th century and avoided the redevelopment that destroyed the cores of many older cities. Its downtown...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Pat Summerall, who was half of one of the best known announcing teams in television sportscasting history as John Madden's broadcasting partner for more than two decades of NFL games, has died. He was 82.
Summerall, who lived in Southlake, Texas, died...
| Apr 21, 2013
Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says.
The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Looking back, there were signs of trouble all along.
Coming into the season, Hampton had one returning starter on defense — defensive back Tyquon Wilkins. Most starters from 2012, like lineman Troy Garrett and Daunte Wilson, had graduated. But the...