| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:58 PM
NAPA, Calif., — For Matt Flynn, last season was a false start.
Flynn, who had been backup to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, signed with Seattle during the 2012 off-season and was on track to start for the Seahawks. But Seattle selected...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….?
You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words.
There are still things you...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:20 PM
On the first day Ed Orgeron became interim head coach of the USC football team, another coach, a former USC coach who had some success at the school, asked Orgeron if he wanted to chat and perhaps listen to some advice.
Orgeron looked at John Robinson...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans have hit “rock bottom,” and Coach Gary Kubiak believes the quarterback who helped put them there can bring them back.
At least for now.
Schaub threw three passes for interceptions,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Which Kiffin is having a worse week? Lane: Washington State loss plus secret team meeting. Monte: Viewing Eagles game.
Twitter: @Mike Jelline
Answer: I'm going with Lane. I couldn't imagine going through what Kiffin...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2012
Two thousand steps forward.
Two big steps back.
On a Sunday when Minnesota's Adrian Peterson became the seventh NFL player to run for 2,000 yards — coming within nine of breaking Eric Dickerson's season rushing record — two teams backpedaled...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Two years ago, the NFC West was a joke.
Four teams, four losing records. The Seattle Seahawks became the first team in history to win a division and reach the postseason at 7-9.
Fast forward to today, and the NFC West is, top to bottom, the best...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Move over, RG3. Make room for another rookie quarterback sensation . . .
That's Seattle's Russell Wilson, who happens to wear No. 3 and has helped invigorate the Seahawks, just as Robert Griffin III has pumped life into the Washington Redskins....
| Jul 23, 2012
Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald
Ex-wife of former Lakers owner
Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, 94, the first wife of media and sports mogul Jack Kent Cooke whose record divorce settlement precipitated his sale of the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum to...