| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Pittsburgh Coach Mike Tomlin declared last week that the Steelers would no longer be able to play ping-pong, pool or shuffleboard in the locker room.
Makes sense. Teams that are winless five games into the season probably should be all business when...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:19 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Circle City is suddenly the Full Circle City.
Peyton Manning is coming home Sunday to play the Indianapolis Colts for the first time, leaving this a town torn.
A common sentiment here, where Manning won a Super Bowl and an...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 11:01 PM
He was the afterthought, the other guy, the quarterback who wasn't Peyton Manning.
But Sunday night, Andrew Luck was the man.
Luck threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead Indianapolis to a 39-33 victory over Denver, spoiling Manning'...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
DETROIT — Calvin Johnson almost broke an NFL record, and could celebrate the feat because of a comeback capped by his quarterback.
Matthew Stafford's 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Johnson's 329 yards receiving lifted...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Jim Mora came to UCLA known as a hothead prone to bouts of spontaneous verbal combustion.
An out-of-town colleague put it to me this way: "You know he's crazy, right?"
Mora lived up to the reputation by screaming at assistant coaches and midlevel...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Tom Brady is the only NFL player who could get away with this.
Seriously, can you think of anyone else who has the guts to wear a "Wizard of Oz" Cowardly Lion costume for Halloween? Out in public for all to see, photograph and post on Instagram?
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:08 PM
NEW YORK JETS (1-0)
AT NEW ENGLAND (1-0)
TV: NFL Network, 5:15.
Line: Patriots by 12.
Over/under: 43 1/2
Sam Farmer's pick: Patriots have won their last four against the Jets and 17 of last 22. Tom Brady isn't going to let them...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:25 PM
On Friday, April 12, Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles slept without trouble, which wouldn't be news except for one thing.
The next day, ElAttrache had a pair of surgeries scheduled on athletes whose combined price tag this...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Jay Z and Beyonce can flaunt all they want -- the husband and wife have been named Forbes' highest-earning celebrity couple for the second year in a row.
The music moguls, who married in 2008, locked in an estimated $95 million in earnings in the past...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
So much for silver platters.
A couple of first-place NFL teams saw prime opportunities go poof Sunday, as they failed to make the most of their comeback chances.
The Chicago Bears, who were in a three-way tie for first in the NFC North, scored on a...