Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:55 PM - Permalink
Every year, the NFL Players Association recognizes one of its members with the Byron “Whizzer” White Award.   Named for the late Supreme Court Justice who played for the Steelers (known at the time as the Pirates) and Lions before becoming an intelligence officer in World War...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM - Permalink
After almost two hours of discussion that centered mostly on avoiding a Marlins-like fiasco, county commissioners urged state lawmakers Wednesday to pass legislation for the Miami Dolphins’ financing plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:47 PM - Permalink
The three NFC West teams reaching the Super Bowl over the past eight seasons had an important similarity.All three kept their offensive lines intact all season.That is the case for the San Francisco 49ers as their linemen -- left tackle Joe Staley, left guard Mike Iupati, center Jonathan Goodwin,...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:44 PM - Permalink
MOBILE, Ala. -- Former Fresno State star Robbie Rouse is out to prove that he can play with the big-school players...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:42 PM - Permalink
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio says his time working with the Baltimore Ravens doesn't give him a big game-planning advantage against Joe Flacco and Ray Rice...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:41 PM - Permalink
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was with the Baltimore Ravens when they drafted quarterback Joe Flacco, and Fangio saw Flacco's potential from the start...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:41 PM - Permalink
Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu had one of the coolest nicknames in sports while at LSU " the "Honey Badger," which is classified as an animal that "has few natural predators because of its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM - Permalink
BEREA: In his second week on the job, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski struck boldly.In the biggest decision of his young tenure, Chudzinski announced he is turning over the play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Norv Turner.There was no gnashing of teeth, no attempt to hide who would be doing...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM - Permalink
The Junior Seau story took another turn as the family of the late San Diego legendary linebacker has sued the NFL. Seau killed himself last may. He was 43. Studies of his brain concluded that he suffered brain damage.The family is suing the NFL because it is claiming he suffered the brain damage...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM - Permalink
The Charlotte chapter of the state's restaurant and lodging lobbying group said Wednesday that money set aside for the Convention Center could be a way to pay for renovations at…Click to Continue »...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:39 PM - Permalink
By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff WriterWednesday, January 23, 2013MOBILE, Ala. — For the average NFL coach watching prospects practice here at the Senior Bowl, their familiarity with the players often consists of what little they absorb from scouting reports read on the plane ride to town.In...
Tampa Bay Times
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:39 PM - Permalink
By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff WriterWednesday, January 23, 2013MOBILE, Ala. — For the average NFL coach watching prospects practice here at the Senior Bowl, familiarity often consists of what little they absorb from scouting reports read on the plane ride to town.In the midst of 100-hour...
Tampa Bay Times
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM - Permalink
In November, the disclosure that the long-term contract negotiated by the Saints and coach Sean Payton had been rejected by the league office spawned breathless reporting that Payton could be a free agent.  (We reported at the time that the Saints were adamant that Payton will be back.) It...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:36 PM - Permalink
Of all the things Lions coach Jim Schwartz is going to worry about, having star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh appear on "Celebrity Diving" does not make the list. Schwartz cracked jokes about Suh's appearance on the reality show, which apparently includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:36 PM - Permalink
Browns tight end Benjamin Watson has been named a finalist for the 2013 Byron "Whizzer" White Award...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:33 PM - Permalink
HONOLULU -- The NFC team ended its first Pro Bowl practice by breaking the huddle and shouting, ''Win.'' One night earlier, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning asked his fellow all-stars to play the game hard...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:33 PM - Permalink
Small-school defensive tackle steals the spotlight...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM - Permalink
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have hired Tony Sparano as an assistant head coach who will work with the offensive line...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM - Permalink
The story of the Ravens' remarkable turnaround from losing four of five games to close the regular season to winning three straight to get to the Super Bowl will be told many times before Feb. 3. And the story will undoubtedly start when the team hit rock bottom...
Baltimore Sun
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:28 PM - Permalink
By Tom Jones, Times Sports ColumnistWednesday, January 23, 2013Under normal circumstances, the first couple of weeks of the regular season would not be that big of a deal for the Lightning. It has played only three games, hardly enough to start circling games on the calendar as must-win or even...
Tampa Bay Times
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM - Permalink
Schwartz said every offensive player wants the ball more, but there are right and wrong ways to go about making that happen...
mlive.com
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:17 PM - Permalink
Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie supports the Rooney Rule. But after an offseason in which every NFL team followed the letter of the Rooney Rule — interviewing at least one minority before hiring a head coach or G.M. — and yet no team hired a minority, McKenzie questions the...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:16 PM - Permalink
DALLAS -- Police said Wednesday that Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff didn't seem drunk after they pulled him over this week before arresting him for driving while intoxicated...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:15 PM - Permalink
Rob Chudzinski was Norv Turner’s tight ends coach in San Diego in 2009 and 2010. Turner hired Chudzinski after the latter was a Cleveland coordinator in 2007 and ’08...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:14 PM - Permalink
Assassin is a powerful and thought-provoking play based on the true story of the Patriots' Darryl Stingley and the Raiders' Jack Tatum, whose lives intersected when Tatum paralyzed Stingley in a 1978 exhibition game...
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