| Oct 11, 2014
| 9:55 PM
A funeral doesn't sound like a good way to motivate a losing football team.
Well, maybe if it's the type of service Tony Sparano held this week as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, burying a football at the practice facility of the 0-4 team to...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 11:12 AM
No more a preseason favorite than the 5-1 San Diego Chargers, the shift in thinking that the Dallas Cowboys are legitimate contenders was sudden and established the same way the Chargers earned notice — beating the Seattle Seahawks.
And that in...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:12 PM
You never see it after a regular-season NFL game — not even in the South.
If San Francisco loses at Atlanta in October, no merry mob of celebrators rips the goal posts down and parades them past City Hall. The governor does not issue a...
| 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 6, 2014
| 9:17 PM
LANDOVER, Md. — It took seven tries over 16 seasons, but the Seattle Seahawks finally beat the Washington Redskins again.
The reigning Super Bowl champions jumped to a 17-point lead in the second quarter and held on for a 27-17 victory Monday over...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Week 5 in the NFL is here, and while most fans in the city are gearing up for Sunday's Bears-Carolina matchup, I'm worried about the only fall sport I'm good at nowadays: fantasy football. We're a quarter of the way into the fantasy season and while it'...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 11:10 PM
USC had not given up a touchdown pass coming into Saturday night’s game against Oregon State and Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion, who will probably end this season as the Pac-12 Conference’s career passing leader.
Oregon State hadn’...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Every Monday we will recap notable performances of former USC players in the NFL.
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews on Sunday gave NFL fans something to talk about other than his blond locks and growing beard.
The former USC and Agoura High...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:15 AM
Captain Obvious now thinks USC's opening 52-13 win over Fresno State was a misleading movie trailer.
Those 105 plays feel like 105 years ago.
The up-tempo, razzle-dazzle promise of Steve Sarkisian's debut has gravitated to a colder, workaday
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:06 PM
— They have vastly different personalities and come from completely different backgrounds, but they have one huge and very obvious common denominator, according to Zach Ertz.
"Their desire to win is very similar," the Philadelphia Eagles tight end...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:41 PM
HALLANDALE BEACH – The much-anticipated matchup between two of Broward County's most prolific aerial attacks turned into a mashing in the mud Friday night.
Led by Richie Cooper's two touchdowns, Taj McGowan's hard running and a suffocating defense,...