| Sep 21, 2014
| 9:24 AM
As the Vikings prepared to leave Winter Park for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Adrian Peterson's locker looked the way it always has.
His helmet hung on the side. There were jerseys on hangers. Shoes were neatly lined up. There were two bottles of a...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
JACKSONVILLE — As one of his first acts upon being hired, Jacksonville Jaguars' general manager Dave Caldwell asked crews to take down the steel doors that once created a dungeon-like feel in the team's offices.
The metal was replaced with glass,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:06 PM
While everyone else thinks of Sunday's Denver-Seattle game as a Super Bowl rematch, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas considers it more of a personal reboot after last week's 30-21 loss at San Diego.
"I think I definitely got my championship spirit back after...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Rick Neuheisel works with a microphone instead of a headset these days, but he's still recruiting.
On a recent Monday morning, the former UCLA coach was minutes into a telephone interview when another incoming call got his attention. He excused...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged.
So much for all that....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After spending much of his career being likened to "High Noon" star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a countdown-clock movie to call his very own in "Draft Day." Although director Ivan Reitman's sports dramedy trades the streets of the Wild West for the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The NFL is fiercely protective of its image and seldom gives Hollywood permission to use its marks, team names and logos. As a result, moviegoers wind up watching teams such as the Boston Rebels ("The Game Plan"), Los Angeles Outlaws ("Against All Odds"),...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:48 AM
When the Ravens' offense broke the huddle during this week's organized team activities, one of the biggest changes was the first player to touch the football on each play.
The Ravens added Jeremy Zuttah as their new starting center in March, trading a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The World Cup has been a boon to ESPN, not that the all-powerful sports media player needs it.
The network carved out an overnight rating of 6.3 for the U.S.-Germany game -- well below its record 9.1 rating (18.2 million viewers) for the Americans'...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Sarah Harbaugh, wife of San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, wants to talk about a serious condition affecting countless men in our country. “I’m talking, of course, about dad pants,” she says in a public service announcement,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:44 AM
Today's Hyde5 blog:
1. Jon Gruden was asked if the Dolphins look like like they're on the way to .500 again this year. He got right to the meat of the issue, as far as I'm concerned: Does this line let Ryan Tannehill decide where this season goes?...