| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
At this time last year, there were plenty of questions about Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith.
In his first three NFL seasons, the 2011 first-round draft pick fought injuries and inconsistency, but it was his defense in the end zone on San Francisco...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Raising the big blue flag is tradition for the Seattle Seahawks.
Causing the little yellow ones to drop could be tradition too.
As the Seahawks head into Thursday night's season opener against the Green Bay Packers — the festivities start with...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:12 PM
This time, no Hail Mary was required.
Seven months after winning their first Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks picked up where they left off with a 36-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFL's Kickoff Opener at CenturyLink Field.
| Sep 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
As usual, the Super Bowl champions suffered a drain of talent in the offseason. But that won't stop the Seattle Seahawks from winning a second straight NFL title.
Repeating as champion is difficult, so much in fact that the last team to do it was the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Last week in parenthesis.
1. Broncos 2-0 (2): Time to see if they have closed the gap in rematch of 43-8 beating at hands of Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
2. Seahawks 1-1 (1): Even the league's best team won't be at that level every week as loss to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:23 PM
CULVER, Ind. — For Notre Dame even to get a whiff of the new four-team playoff this season, junior KeiVarae Russell has to be a lockdown cornerback for the Irish.
Or so goes the simplified thinking associated with Notre Dame's defense.
| Jul 17, 2014
The 22nd annual ESPYS — ESPN's annual sports awards show — started off with cornerback Richard Sherman of Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks winning the award for Best Breakthrough Athlete.
But two of the more memorable moments came when...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Hollywood and the sports world played together nicely for ESPN's 2014 ESPYS award ceremony. The mixture of stars, stand-up comedy and speeches at the annual telecast at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre created a light yet sometimes highly emotional atmosphere...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Johnny Manziel's No. 2 Cleveland Browns jersey was the highest seller on NFLShop.com during the first quarter of the league's fiscal year.
Manziel, taken No. 23 by the Browns in the draft, may or may not start for the team his rookie year. Despite that,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Could American football soon take a page from Australian rugby?
According to the Courier-Mail of Brisbane, National Football League officials and broadcasters are interested in adopting referee helmet cameras similar to those used in the Aussies'...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Although he's right-handed, Kobe Bryant belted a home run left-handed Sunday during Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game at Safeco Field in Seattle.
The Lakers' All-Star guard isn't likely to retire from basketball to pursue America's national...