| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Down to their fourth tailback, the San Diego Chargers should have pylons and flashing signs surrounding their running game under repair.
It's only fitting, then, that rookie Branden Oliver should step into the fray, a guy who wore a hard hat in college....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Fantasy football has long missed having a Pocket Hercules: Could it be you, Branden Oliver?
Of course, I'm referring to the nickname given to 5-foot-7 running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who, despite his small stature, accounted from more than 1,300...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:26 PM
The NFL season isn't even a quarter over and already a robust list of front-line running backs have been out of games because of injury.
The list of the banged-up backs sounds like the top of a fantasy draft: Arian Foster, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy,...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Wembley Stadium, London, England
TV: Chs. 4, 12. Radio: WINZ (940 AM), WBGG (105.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish).
Coaches: Joe Philbin (16-19, in third season with Dolphins); Dennis Allen (8-27, in third season with Raiders)
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Prediction: Dolphins 24, Raiders 16
Comment: It can't sink this far, this fast ... can it? Oakland is 0-3 on full merit. Then again, I'm 0-3 on the Dolphins predictions this year. Why listen to me?
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:49 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The heavily favored New England Patriots, still looking for some consistent offense, did just enough to hang on for a 16-9 home-opening victory over the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
The Raiders thought they tied the score...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:50 PM
San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players will not face charges in an incident involving a woman at a downtown Miami hotel, prosecutors said Thursday.
A memo released by the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The dirt path, narrow and steep, snakes about 500 yards up a severe hillside in Danville, Calif., and beckons Maurice Jones-Drew each week. He and his trainer consider it their Saturday morning exclamation point, the grueling capstone for their week of...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Denver Broncos' offense was off the charts last season but they came just short of the organization's third Super Bowl title in a disappointing loss to the defensive-minded Seattle Seahawks. This season, the Broncos look to repeat as division...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:13 PM
New England Patriots
2013: 12-4, first.
Last in playoffs: 2013.
They're going all the way: TE Rob Gronkowski is (almost) back — he's still favoring his recovering right knee and is said to be 50-50 for the opener against the Dolphins....