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  • Rams offer $1-million prize in 'Guess Our Games' schedule contest

    Rams offer $1-million prize in 'Guess Our Games' schedule contest

    The Rams, coming off a 4-12 finish, are longshots to play in the Super Bowl under first-year Coach Sean McVay. The odds are even longer for a fan to correctly predict the Rams’ schedule before the NFL releases it in April. As part of a Guess Our Games contest, the Rams are offering a $1-million...

  • Patriots Coach Bill Belichick named as possible witness at Aaron Hernandez murder trial

    Patriots Coach Bill Belichick named as possible witness at Aaron Hernandez murder trial

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez. Belichick's name appeared on a list of possible witnesses filed Tuesday by Hernandez's defense. Patriots offensive coordinator...

  • Letters: They're not thrilled by this Magic trick

    Letters: They're not thrilled by this Magic trick

    The notion that just because a player had a great basketball career it will transfer to management is flawed. I can count on one finger a former player who is an exception to this rule and his name is Jerry West. Magic Johnson, one of the all-time great players, was a total bust as a coach, not...

  • Darrelle Revis faces assault charges

    Darrelle Revis faces assault charges

    New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend in Pittsburgh.  According to a docket sheet filed Thursday night, the 31-year-old Revis is facing two counts of aggravated...

  • Matt LaFleur, new Rams offensive coordinator, will try to get run and pass games working together

    Matt LaFleur, new Rams offensive coordinator, will try to get run and pass games working together

    The feeling won’t go away. Matt LaFleur, the Rams’ new offensive coordinator, suspects it never will completely. As quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons, he recently experienced an epic Super Bowl defeat to the New England Patriots. And the aftermath. “I was grieving for a couple days, there’s...

  • Tom Brady is fine with teammates skipping White House visit because they don't like his buddy Trump

    Tom Brady is fine with teammates skipping White House visit because they don't like his buddy Trump

    Tom Brady said Tuesday he has no problem with several of his teammates planning to skip a team visit to the White House, even if some of them are doing so as a protest against his friend President Trump. “Everybody has their own choice,” the New England Patriots’ quarterback told “Pro Football...

  • Chargers announce Anthony Lynn's first coaching staff

    Chargers announce Anthony Lynn's first coaching staff

    The Los Angeles Chargers celebrated Anthony Lynn’s hiring with an event at the team’s temporary home in Carson. His staff? They just got a press release. Monday, the Chargers announced Lynn’s finalized staff, unveiling a mix of returning coaches with new blood. Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt...

  • Chargers take their 'Fight for L.A.' to the people

    Chargers take their 'Fight for L.A.' to the people

    Scrolling down past a grainy video of your niece’s dance recital, your old roommate’s engagement photos and your uncle’s political manifesto, you might’ve noticed an advertised declaration of battle from this city’s newest pro sports team. The Chargers are trying to let the people of Los Angeles...

  • Jared Goff has a fan in new Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson

    Jared Goff has a fan in new Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson

    He has been entrusted with developing the cornerstone of the franchise, a player the Rams mortgaged their future to acquire. New quarterbacks coach Greg Olson said Friday that he was looking forward to working with second-year pro Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft. “I’m really excited...

  • NFL report: Raiders give Coach Jack Del Rio new four-year contract

    NFL report: Raiders give Coach Jack Del Rio new four-year contract

    The Oakland Raiders rewarded Coach Jack Del Rio with a new four-year contract Friday, replacing the original four-year deal he received when he took the job in January 2015.  Owner Mark Davis made the announcement Friday evening by saying the initial deal had been “torn up” after Del Rio led the...

  • Former Servite player Matthew Slater comes through in Super Bowl LI overtime

    Former Servite standout Matthew Slater, the New England Patriots' special teams captain, came through big time on Sunday in overtime in Super Bowl LI. It was his job to call heads or tails in the coin flip to decide which team would get the ball first. He called heads, the Patriots got the ball...

  • Super Bowl notes: James White has huge game

    Super Bowl notes: James White has huge game

    New England Patriots running back James White enjoyed a career night in the biggest game of his life. White caught a Super Bowl-record 14 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 29 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner, in the New England Patriots’ 34-28 victory over the...

  • How the Falcons lost the Super Bowl

    How the Falcons lost the Super Bowl

     A wall banner running the length of the somber Atlanta Falcons locker room at NRG Stadium read “IN BROTHERHOOD, WE RISE.” On Sunday, the Falcons fell. They nosedived harder and farther than any team in Super Bowl history. The Falcons collapsed, blowing a 25-point lead in a 34-28 overtime loss...

  • This time the Patriots make the unbelievable Super Bowl catch

    This time the Patriots make the unbelievable Super Bowl catch

    The New England Patriots were victimized in previous Super Bowls by unbelievable catches by New York Giants tight end David Tyree and receiver Mario Manningham. On Sunday, the Patriots got their own miracle catch from receiver Julian Edelman in a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons...

  • With a record fifth Super Bowl win, Brady cements his legacy as the greatest ever

    With a record fifth Super Bowl win, Brady cements his legacy as the greatest ever

    On the goal line, James White dragged three Atlanta Falcons into the end zone. Ten yards back, Tom Brady tore off his helmet and stepped into history. It was as breathtaking as the roar that filled NRG Stadium, as glittering as the red, white and blue confetti that fell from the ceiling, and as...

  • Tom Brady leads Patriots to epic Super Bowl comeback victory

    Tom Brady leads Patriots to epic Super Bowl comeback victory

    It was a game that left the football world Brady Gaga. After a first half in which he played like that impostor in a Tom Brady mask, the New England Patriots quarterback put on a Super Bowl performance for the ages Sunday, leading his team back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons...

  • Super Bowl LI: Players to know and players who must deliver

    Super Bowl LI: Players to know and players who must deliver

    Here are some players you should know and players who must deliver in Super Bowl LI: FALCONS YOU SHOULD KNOW Patrick DiMarco, Fullback DiMarco is an excellent lead blocker but also goes out on pass patterns. He’s a bit of a wild card, particularly when the Patriots are going with a lighter and...

  • Super Bowl LI: How the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots match up

    Super Bowl LI: How the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots match up

    Falcons pass offense vs. Patriots pass defense Matt Ryan has been on fire this season and has so many receiving weapons. His 117.1 rating was the best in the NFL. Julio Jones finished second in the NFL with 1,409 yards receiving, Mohamed Sanu is terrific in the red zone, and Taylor Gabriel has...

  • NFL: Tomlinson and Warner headline seven-man Hall of Fame class

    NFL: Tomlinson and Warner headline seven-man Hall of Fame class

    Kurt Warner, a quarterback who led the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title and won two NFL most-valuable-player awards, and LaDainian Tomlinson, a record-setting running back for the San Diego Chargers who won an NFL MVP award, were voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Warner...

  • It just feels right to pick the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI

    It just feels right to pick the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI

    There is only one certified lock in this Super Bowl prediction column. It’s going to be wrong. In my three decades on the job, I have predicted 17 Super Bowls, and been correct three times. Three. Seriously. That’s a .176 batting average, worse than even that of Carl Crawford last season, although...

  • Eric Yarber expected to join Rams' staff as receivers coach

    Eric Yarber, UCLA’s receivers coach since 2012, is expected to join the Rams’ staff. Yarber, 53, attended Los Angeles Crenshaw High and played on special teams as well as at receiver for the Washington Redskins’ team that won Super Bowl XXII in 1988. He has coached in the NFL with the Tampa Bay...

  • Super Bowl notes: Lady Gaga says halftime performance will be about inclusion

    Thirteen years after a Houston Super Bowl that featured Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction,” Lady Gaga is hinting at an equally polarizing halftime show during Sunday’s Super Bowl LI game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. In a news conference Thursday,...

  • Rams' Sean McVay is personable and full of energy as he makes rounds at 'Radio Row'

    After nearly six hours of radio and television appearances, impromptu congratulatory conversations and Super Bowl glad-handing, Sean McVay finally took a break late Thursday afternoon. The Rams’ new coach had just completed something of a national coming-out party, turning a potential gantlet into...

  • Rich McKay, whose Atlanta Falcons are near pinnacle, cites a lesson from his dad, John

    Among the many qualities Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay appreciated about his famous father, a legendary college football coach, was his unwillingness to walk away from difficult situations. “Finish the drill, that’s what he believed,” McKay said of his late father, John, who won four national...

  • Man indicted in shooting death of former USC and NFL player Joe McKnight

    The Louisiana man accused of killing former USC and NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was indicted Thursday on a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence. A grand jury charged Ronald Gasser, 55, of Terrytown, with second-degree murder, Jefferson Parish District Atty. Paul...

  • Dez Bryant believes Cowboys are the 'only team' that could've defeated the Falcons

    Would the outcome of the NFC championship game be different if the Dallas Cowboys had played the Atlanta Falcons instead of the Green Bay Packers? Just ask Cowboys standout Dez Bryant. The star wide receiver and pro bowler believes that the Cowboys are the “only team” that could have defeated the...

  • What time does Super Bowl LI start?

    The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are the last teams standing in the NFL. They will face off in Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on Fox. Of course, the network’s coverage of the game starts long before...

  • NFL says injuries, concussions are down

    Injuries in the NFL decreased this season, including concussions.  Emphasizing that players are doing more self-reporting of head injuries, the league released data Thursday that show overall concussions for the preseason and regular season were down from 275 in 2015 to 244 in 2016. That includes...

  • Alliance with Trump may prove to be a Super distraction for New England Patriots trio

    The week before the Super Bowl is historically filled with all sorts of sordid distractions, from cocaine to prostitutes to the infamously bared butt of a quarterback. But there has never been anything like the divisive presence that will soon threaten to fracture the attention of the New England...

  • Podcast | Rams Overtime: A new coach, a new team in L.A. and draft grades

    The Super Bowl is just over a week away, so it seems like a perfect time for another episode of the “Rams Overtime” podcast with Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein. This week’s topics include: The Rams’ hiring of first-time coach Sean McVay, and his moves to fill out his staff The Rams’ ramping-up draft...

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