| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.
More than just a change on the depth chart, the quarterback switch figures to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:55 AM
First, a quick note of thanks, again, to Sports Illustrated.
If you believe in the SI jinx, and Lord knows you should, they just screwed us.
They put Jon Lester on the cover before he pitched even one inning for the Cubs.
I want to say the last time...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:14 PM
The Oakland Raiders have fired Coach Dennis Allen after four games into the 2014 season, a team official told The Times on Monday night.
The Raiders are winless this season, losing to the New York Jets, Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Miami...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:55 AM
The Oakland Raiders, off to an 0-4 start, fired coach Dennis Allen, a team official confirmed late Monday.
Allen was 8-28 in two-plus seasons for the Raiders, who have lost an NFL-high 10 consecutive games. He was Oakland’s seventh head coach...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Sixteen years ago, before they hired Jon Gruden, the Oakland Raiders got a frigid dose of reality from the agent of the little-known, teenage-looking coach.
"Nobody's lining up for this job," said agent Bob LaMonte, essentially delivering an ice-...
| Oct 12, 2014
Logan Thomas throwing a touchdown pass before Johnny Manziel? Three NFC East teams with winning records? Those are among the improbable storylines as the NFL season's Week 6 hits overdrive Sunday.
Dallas' afternoon visit to Super Bowl champion Seattle...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Here the point spreads on today's games (home teams in CAPS except for Dallas and Jacksonville in London):
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Dallas 7 ...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Broncos 4-1 (2): Challenging stretch coming: 49ers and Chargers at home in five-day span and then a visit to the Patriots.
2. Chargers 5-1 (3): Rookie running back Branden Oliver has gone past 100 yards rushing in two...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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Question: On any given football...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Ten thoughts on a night that left Dolphins fans chanting in MetLife Stadium:
1. Here’s the one thing the Dolphins felt best about Monday: Coming back in the fourth quarter to win. That’s a feeling few of them knew. The Dolphins had lost 48...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:41 AM
What are the chances of Marc Trestman getting fired and Jim Harbaugh replacing him? Phil Emery does not strike me as the type to make that move but ... -- @MLubba
I don’t expect we will hear from general manager Phil Emery, chairman George...