| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Despite a hole in the infield and a depleted bench, the Dodgers already have the makeup of a playoff team. And with pitching a key factor in postseason success, it's not surprising that bookies are listing the Clayton Kershaw-led Dodgers as favorites to...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:05 PM
RENTON, Wash. — No San Francisco? Check.
No New England? Check.
No hard feelings? Well ...
There were ruffled feathers and bruised feelings from coast to coast Monday in the aftermath of the NFL's conference title games.
In Seattle, the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:01 PM
For more than three hours Sunday, millions of Americans joyfully cheered a football game whose players are paid to be angry and callous.
But then, moments afterward, America was offended when one of those players spewed anger and callousness?
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:01 PM
One team celebrated its Super Bowl invitation by angrily stomping across a rain-splattered patch of downtown pavement. The other team tearfully skipped around a bright mountain meadow.
One team's fans celebrated their Super Bowl invitation when a few...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:08 PM
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Like the Arctic front sweeping across the country, the winds of change have whipped through the NFL this season and altered the landscape.
Nowhere is that more evident than the first day of the playoffs.
Walking the sidelines Saturday will be...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Being labeled the biggest, baddest team on the block doesn't matter much in the NFL playoffs.
Since realignment in 2002, only twice has a No. 1 seed in either conference gone on to win the Super Bowl: New Orleans in 2009 and New England in 2003. Just as...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles will play host to the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night in the first round of the NFL playoffs. The game will feature a quarterback duel between No. 9 from Westlake High in Austin, Texas, and …
No. 9 from Westlake...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I've been tossing and turning all night. I'm hearing the crowd roar. I'm seeing UCLA Coach Jim Mora and USC Coach Ed Orgeron smiling on the sideline. I'm watching exuberant fans dance in the stands.
On one side of the field is unbeaten Bellflower St....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:37 PM
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...