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  • Raiders ready to give Matt Flynn his 'rare' moment

    Raiders ready to give Matt Flynn his 'rare' moment
    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...
  • Kiffin's airport firing, Clowney's antics and other missed calls

    Kiffin's airport firing, Clowney's antics and other missed calls
    You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….? Bobcats. 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...
  • Former USC coach John Robinson knows what Trojans need to come back

    Former USC coach John Robinson knows what Trojans need to come back
    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...
  • Niners create headache for Texans' Matt Schaub in 34-3 victory

    Niners create headache for Texans' Matt Schaub in 34-3 victory
    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,...
  • Not a good week for the Kiffin family

    Not a good week for the Kiffin family
    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...
  • Alex Smith handles demotion like a Super Bowl champion

    Alex Smith handles demotion like a Super Bowl champion
    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...
  • By and bye, Adrian Peterson, others in NFL come tantalizingly close

    By and bye, Adrian Peterson, others in NFL come tantalizingly close
    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...
  • NFC West has come a long way

    NFC West has come a long way
    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...
  • NFL draft preview: AFC and NFC West

    NFL draft preview: AFC and NFC West
    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: AFC West Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
  • NFL Week 16 preview: Revitalized Seahawks face 49ers

    NFL Week 16 preview: Revitalized Seahawks face 49ers
    Move over, RG3. Make room for another rookie quarterback sensation . . . RW3. 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....
  • PASSINGS: Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, Mike Lynn, William D. Pawley Jr., Sylvia Woods, Frank 'Pancho' Martin

    PASSINGS: Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, Mike Lynn, William D. Pawley Jr., Sylvia Woods, Frank 'Pancho' Martin
    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...