| 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The Oakland Raiders on Tuesday named Tony Sparano interim coach, promoting the offensive line coach to the top job after firing coach Dennis Allen the day before.
Sparano coached the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011, amassing a 29-32 record in the...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 1, 2014
| 8:42 PM
In each of the last six NFL seasons, at least one rookie quarterback has started an opener.
That trend will continue this season — although the Oakland Raiders nearly ran out the play clock before deciding.
The Raiders announced Monday that...