Super Bowl Headlines

  • Ravens’ head coach says Lamar Jackson is team’s No. 1 quarterback

    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh on Wednesday selected rookie Lamar Jackson as his starting quarterback over Joe Flacco, opting to play the hot hand rather than a Super Bowl MVP who has been starting since his inaugural season in 2008. After Flacco hurt his right hip in a loss to Pittsburgh on Nov 4, Jackson became the starter. Under his guidance, the Ravens ramped up their running game and went 3-1, the loss coming in overtime Sunday at Kansas City. "Every decision is based on making...

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  • Defending Kareem Hunt Inquiry, N.F.L. Says It Won’t Pay for Video Evidence

    The league doubled down on its policy of not paying for surveillance videos like the one that showed Hunt attacking a woman in a hotel in February.

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  • Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo

    The Vikings, seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo on Tuesday. Head coach Mike Zimmer made what he called an "extremely difficult decision" on Tuesday, following a 21-7 loss at Seattle on Monday night. DeFilippo's first season on the job ended after 13 games, amid a sharp decline in production by the offense in the past six weeks. "I went round and round and round...

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  • Shaq Is Throwing a Big Party and Everyone Is Invited (Except Charles Barkley)

    NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has a big idea (naturally) about the events business.

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  • Shaq explains why he's renting a baseball stadium to throw a Super Bowl party that's 'part music festival, part carnival, part circus'

    Shaquille O'Neal spoke to Business Insider about renting out the Atlanta Braves' baseball stadium for a Super Bowl event he's putting on called "Shaq's Fun House." O'Neal also discussed his experience in music and DJ-ing, and his career after retiring from the NBA. In March, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal hosted a lineup of musicians, carnival acts, and food vendors at a private Miami Music Week event he called "Shaq's Fun House." "Shaq's Fun House" will return in February as a public event to...

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  • N.F.L. Week 14 Was Wild. Here’s What We Learned.

    No contender was safe on Sunday with several close games, a few major upsets, and a highlight-reel touchdown catch by an offensive lineman.

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  • NFL contender kryptonite: Biggest weakness for each playoff team

    Great running teams for the Chiefs. Defending tight ends for the Steelers. Here's where every Super Bowl contender is vulnerable.

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  • The tank is on! Why defeat for this American football team could lead to a great victory

    Under coach Jon Gruden, the Oakland Raiders are in the midst of a terrible run, and some claim there's nothing accidental about it. As James Moore explains, it wouldn't be the first example of a team machinating its own demise

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  • Atlanta beats Portland to win MLS title

    Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and host Atlanta United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 to win the MLS Cup on Saturday. Cheered on by the largest crowd in franchise history - 73,019 - United captured the crown in just its second season. Owner Arthur Blank got to lift the trophy, just under three years after his other team, the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, squandered a 25-point lead in a Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots. "I...

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  • The N.F.L. Questioned Kareem Hunt, But Not About Cleveland

    A start-and-stop investigation, and then an interview with Kareem Hunt, but nothing about violence against a college student.

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  • Michael Blackson Says Jaguars Are In Toilet Bowl, 'Duval, Get Your Team Together!'

    Michael Blackson is so disappointed in Jacksonville after yet another blowout loss Thursday

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  • Washington head coach Jay Gruden says team ‘discussed’ Colin Kaepernick

    The possibility of bringing in Colin Kaepernick for a tryout was "discussed" by quarterback-needy Washington, according to head coach Jay Gruden, who said Tuesday the team made a "strictly football" decision to look elsewhere. "Isn't it obvious what the real reason is?" Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, wrote in an email to the Associated Press. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance, hasn't played since 2016, when he began kneeling during the national anthem as a way to...

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  • Raiders adding former Cal RB C.J. Anderson

    The Raiders are adding a Bay Area product to their already crowded backfield. Running back C.J. Anderson, a Richmond native who played at Bethel-Vallejo and Cal, is signing as a free agent with the Raiders, a source confirmed Tuesday. Anderson, 27, spent his first five NFL seasons with the Broncos and set career-highs in rushing attempts (245) and rushing yards (1,007) last season. Denver, though, released Anderson in April. Anderson signed with the Panthers in May and appeared in nine games but...

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  • ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Up From Season Low & 2017; Eagles’ Playoff Hopes Rise

    After beating the Washington Redskins 28-13 on Monday Night Football, current Super Bowl champs the Philadelphia Eagles still have a chance to go for consecutive win in the big big game next February 3rd in Atlanta. Up against the midseason finale of The Good Doctor on ABC, which saw pro-football preemptions in both the Philly and D.C. markets, and The Voice on NBC, the ESPN broadcast put the once struggling Eagles within reach of the NFC East top spot. Last night's MNF…

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  • Former Raider, 49er Matt Millen reportedly awaiting heart transplant

    Matt Millen, an intense middle linebacker who brought home championship rings with both the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, is now awaiting a heart transplant in New Jersey, according to NBC Sports.

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  • Barnwell: Answering biggest questions on the Mike McCarthy firing

    The Packers parted ways with their longtime coach, opening up one of the NFL's best jobs. Now what?

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  • On Pro Football: A Soaring N.F.L. Is Disrupted by a Familiar Demon: Off-Field Abuse

    A season that seemed focused on exciting players and thrilling games has once again come under scrutiny for players’ abusive conduct outside of games.

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  • Carson Wentz aims to continue success vs. Redskins

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Carson Wentz put all his skills on display against the Washington Redskins last season. He showed off his strong arm, his accuracy, his running skills, ability to escape and toughness in two double-digit wins, helping the Philadelphia Eagles to the No. 1 seed in the NFC before ...

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  • 49ers’ Sherman, Smith return as opponents to site of their historic play

    The last time the 49ers traveled to Seattle with a winning record, they left with a broken heart. And their anguish came courtesy of two players they currently employ: cornerback Richard Sherman and linebacker Malcolm Smith. In January 2014, Sherman and Smith teamed for one of the most agonizing plays in 49ers' history in Seattle's 23-17 win in the NFC Championship Game. Sherman tipped Colin Kaepernick's pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone and Smith grabbed the deflection to...

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  • 100,000 fans demand SpongeBob be allowed to play the half-time show at next year's Super Bowl

    Stephen Hillenburg died this week, with animation fans worldwide expressing their sadness at the loss of the endlessly creative, wonderfully goofy creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Now, Vice reports that one particular effort to pay tribute to Hillenburg’s enduringly/endearingly weird legacy is picking up quite a bit of online steam: Dear NFL, won’t you please let SpongeBob play the Super Bowl half-time show?

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  • Kareem Hunt of the Chiefs Caught on Video in Altercation With Woman

    The star running back is seen arguing and being restrained and then sends the woman reeling to the ground, where he kicks her. The Chiefs would not comment.

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