| Oct 9, 2012
There they were Sunday night, during the televised NFL game, their pictures flashed to a nation of TV viewers, with penalties incurred listed below.
They were three known New Orleans Saints evildoers. They might just as well have been on the wall of a...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:55 PM
The NFL would be so much more interesting if it were narrow-minded.
By that I mean the league should narrow the uprights.
With kickers steadily improving — they're on pace for their most accurate season — the league should consider...
| Oct 23, 2012
All around the NFL, this figures to be a landmark week for the men who carry clipboards and draw up Xs and O's.
Joe Vitt has returned to the New Orleans Saints as interim coach, his six-game suspension behind him.
Carolina's Ron Rivera is facing...
| Aug 25, 2012
Steve Van Buren, a Hall of Fame running back who led the Philadelphia Eagles to NFL titles in 1948 and 1949, died of pneumonia Thursday in Lancaster, Pa., the Eagles said. He was 91.
The former Louisiana State star, nicknamed "Wham-Bam" for his quick and...
| Jul 10, 2012
John Williams, a Los Angeles Rams lineman in the 1970s who went to dental school during his off-seasons and started a dentistry practice in Minneapolis after he retired from football, has died. He was 66.
Williams, who had recently undergone a kidney...
| Oct 1, 2012
Who says Tom Brady isn't a great scrambler?
The Patriots quarterback was scrambling all over the New England sideline Sunday in Buffalo, frantically searching for his missing helmet before his team's first possession of the third quarter. He couldn't...
| Apr 17, 2012
Whenever he hunkered over the football, as he did for 12 seasons as center for the Los Angeles Rams, Rich Saul had a way of being not only ferocious but folksy.
"Rich would get down over the ball, and there's the nose guard, and Rich is talking to him,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:54 PM
(x-Subject to change) All times Pacific.
Sept. 9 Seattle, 1:15 p.m.
Sept. 16 at New England, 10 a.m.
Sept. 23 Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 30 Miami, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 4 at St. Louis, 5:20 p.m.
Oct. 14 Buffalo, 1:05 p.m.
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:46 PM
One would think that we've learned from bitter experience not to trust a word uttered by our major professional sports leagues.
Yet here they are trying to put another howler over on us. This is their assertion that retired pro athletes — many...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
In his first game in 1963 with the San Diego Chargers, Walt Sweeney established a pattern that would mark his 13 seasons as a star in professional football.
Even though it was only an exhibition, Sweeney played with a fearsome aggressiveness. As a...
| 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...