| 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,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Keyshawn Johnson is on his own.
If a celebrity known primarily as an athlete is to win the coveted "Dancing With the Stars" mirror ball trophy, like so many times in the past, this season it will be Johnson or no one.
The cast for the upcoming 17th...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Christian Fauria spent 13 seasons as an NFL tight end. He won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots. He understands the hunger for any possible physical edge.
But he said he couldn't bring himself to use human growth hormone.
He did buy...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:10 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Chip Kelly's star receiver at the University of New Hampshire had a standard comeback when a defensive player talked trash.
Recalled record-breaking pass catcher David Ball: "Whenever they would chirp, the only thing I would say...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:29 PM
Although talk show host and football analyst Michael Strahan was initially a reluctant seller, a $3-million gain in less than a year helped him overcome his hesitancy.
Strahan and his fiancee, television personality Nicole Murphy, have sold their Bel-...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Tim Tebow, the third-string quarterback for the New England Patriots, and Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl last season, had something in common Friday: a 0.0 passer rating.
The two dual-threat quarterbacks didn't...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers made sharpening his deep throws a point of emphasis this off-season, according to an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.
“Tom Brady told me after the ’07 season -- we got to play a little...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Denver Broncos center Dan Koppen is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Sunday during nine-on-seven drills, less than six weeks after rejoining Denver following J.D. Walton's setback in his comeback from...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice Saturday and could miss the season.
Maclin went down at the end of a non-contact drill and appeared to be in pain while he was on the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Donovan McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback, has announced that he will officially retire from the NFL as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
McNabb, who led the Eagles to 100 victories, five NFC title games but only one losing Super Bowl...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Clancy Pendergast nearly lost his voice.
Two days into USC's training camp, the new defensive coordinator was speaking with a distinct rasp.
"Just talking to a lot of different guys," Pendergast said after practice Sunday. "It's an active voice, I...