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  • As Big Ten football rises, Maryland and other programs try to keep pace

    The Big Ten Conference was not considered among college football's elite for most of last season. Its downward trend had started years before, when leagues such as the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Conference and even the Pacific-12 Conference had raced...
  • Coroner: Ex-NFL running back's cellmate death ruled homicide

    The death of a man sharing a prison cell with former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ruled a homicide by strangulation, according to a coroner's report released Thursday. Damion Soward, 37, was found lifeless early Saturday in a Central California...
  • Coroner: Ex-NFL player Lawrence Phillips' cellmate died of strangulation

    Coroner: Ex-NFL player Lawrence Phillips' cellmate died of strangulation
    A man who authorities say was killed by his cellmate, former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, died of strangulation. Damion Soward, 37, was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday and was taken to Delano Regional Medical Center where he later died,...
  • Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case

    Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case
    In August, defensive end Ray McDonald of the 49ers celebrated his 30th birthday with friends at his 4,800-square-foot home in San Jose overlooking a golf course. Guests arrived as early as 3 p.m. with the party going strong enough to generate a noise...
  • John Kass: NFL rookie's decision to retire another sign football is doomed

    Years ago Rush Limbaugh called me a liberal sportswriter, suggesting I was the harbinger of death to football in America. Happily, though, loyal readers know that I'm not even remotely liberal. Just ask my editors, or the legions of Obama's peeved off...
  • Ryan Pace taking odd risk with defensive end Ray McDonald

    Ryan Pace taking odd risk with defensive end Ray McDonald
    PHOENIX — It's not surprising Ryan Pace is willing to take a risk, but the timing just might be. The Bears are taking a gamble with veteran defensive end Ray McDonald, who knows new coordinator Vic Fangio's defensive scheme very well, but had...
  • Bednarik, Borland provide definitions of football toughness

    Bednarik, Borland provide definitions of football toughness
    The ultimate football warrior died on Saturday. Chuck Bednarik was 89 and was probably still nasty enough to play linebacker until a few years ago. As fate would have it, Chris Borland retired a few days earlier. He and Bednarik had the same position...
  • Transcript: George McCaskey addresses Ray McDonald signing

    Transcript: George McCaskey addresses Ray McDonald signing
    PHOENIX -- Chicago Bears owner George McCaskey understands what’s at stake. Tuesday’s signing of defensive end Ray McDonald comes with risk and plenty of potential drama. After McDonald experienced multiple legal run-ins in 2014 -- first...
  • Ex-NFL running back suspected of killing prison cellmate

    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips' cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison...
  • Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    Ex-NFL star Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate
    Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate at a California state prison where he is serving a 31-year sentence, officials said Monday. Phillips, 39, is accused of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward, who was found...
  • Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh says he's not worth his $5-million salary

    Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh says he's not worth his $5-million salary
    Jim Harbaugh is getting paid quite handsomely to coach Michigan's football team -- $5 million a year with the chance to make a lot more in bonuses and incentives. Obviously the university thinks he's worth it. Not only did Harbaugh go to three NFC...