| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who lost his job last season in San Francisco to Colin Kaepernick after an injury, has a chance to do something Sunday that has happened only once since the AFL-NFL merger.
Smith is attempting to win his...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Tottenham at Aston Villa, 9:55 a.m. (NBCSN); Women’s National Teams, Exhibition, United States vs. Australia, 12:30 p.m. (NBC); MLS, San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
| Oct 16, 2013
In the funny mirror world of the NFL where almost acquisitions and near additions make team-building as much a matter of chance or fortune as science or calculation, the Bears conceivably could be facing Jay Cutler or Peyton Manning instead of Robert...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I know the NFL is a passing league. I know the NFL has rigged it to be so.
But still, if I were the Bears this week, I’d commit to the running game.
Matt Forte can run, catch and pick up the blitz. He can and should be the centerpiece of this...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.
It capped a 70-yard drive in which...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:19 PM
NFL Football--Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings, Noon (FOX); Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos, 3 p.m. (CBS); Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 3:25 p.m. (FOX); Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, 7 p.m. (NBC)...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:38 PM
College Football--Oklahoma vs. Texas, 11 a.m. (ABC); Missouri at Georgia, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Indiana at Michigan State, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); Memphis at Houston, 11 a.m. (ESPNEWS); Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU); Kansas at...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
So much has changed for Dannell Ellerbe since the Super Bowl. He is in a new city wearing a different uniform for another AFC contender. He is now the leader that young players look to in key moments, instead of it being the other way around. And yes, his...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:13 PM
It was a gamble from the get-go, the decision by the Kansas City Chiefs to trade two draft picks for Alex Smith this past offseason. So far, it's paying off.
Smith is off to the best start of his career, leading the Chiefs to a 4-0 mark. He's on pace to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:40 PM
In the months after the read-option took the NFL by storm, defensive coaches around the league became hell-bent on eradicating it, hoping to make the read-option go the way of the Wildcat and other near-extinct schemes.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:29 PM
ST. LOUIS — Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night....