| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Writers from around Tribune Co. predict which teams will reach and advance in the playoffs this NFL season. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own.
Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
In the AFC, I like New England, Cincinnati,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Stanford has been No. 1 in invention, research, sunsets, marching bands (most despised) and several sports that are played in a pool.
But come on, seriously, football?
Think about it: Less than six years ago, Stanford was a 41-point underdog at USC...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:36 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Marcus Lattimore's bad right wheel isn't up to full speed, but the wheels in his head are spinning in overdrive.
"I'll be better than I was when I was playing at 100%, no doubt," said Lattimore, a South Carolina running...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Jacksonville Jaguar and former UCLA tight end Marcedes Lewis will host a free youth football clinic on Saturday at Long Beach Poly High.
The event takes place from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will feature Lewis and fellow NFL players such as Andre Branch,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin was handed a four-game suspension last month for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He was the sixth Seahawks player to test positive since 2011, with only cornerback Richard Sherman...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:35 PM
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has caught almost five miles of passes (8,321 yards) in his illustrious NFL career while accounting for 642 receptions and 83 touchdowns. He made eight consecutive Pro Bowls between 2004-2011, and is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Barely two months ago, Alex Smith stood alone under center as the NFL's hottest starting quarterback for one of its best teams.
One concussion later, he is lost in the crowd.
At the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl media day this...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:17 PM
NEW ORLEANS — John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, stepped onto the convention center stage wearing a suit, a tie and a smile.
Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, followed him wearing khakis, sweatshirt and a stare.
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Just when this week's Super Bowl celebration reaches its bourbon-fueled, Cajun-spiced peak, the football player with the most to celebrate will be leaving.
On the 25th anniversary of the game in which he became the first and only...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 11:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS — It began with the light of the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary school, saved children singing "America the Beautiful" in tiny voices that moved the soul.
It was then pitched into 34 minutes of a murky darkness, the power out, the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Seeing as the NFL is a copycat league, teams naturally want to emulate the blueprint of the franchise that wins it all.
So mark this down: Losing at the end of the regular season can be a good thing.
That's what the champion Baltimore...