| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:05 AM
College Football-Champs Sports Bowl, Florida State vs. Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN); Alamo Bowl, Washington vs. Baylor, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Men's College Basketball-Florida at Rutgers, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Elon at North Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPNU); Penn...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 1:05 AM
College Football-Armed Forces Bowl, Brigham Young vs. Tulsa, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Pinstripe Bowl, Rutgers vs. Iowa State, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN); Music City Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest, 5:40 p.m. (ESPN); Insight Bowl, Iowa vs. Oklahoma, 9 p....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Amazing what success can do for a team's confidence.
Consider this scenario from midway through the fourth quarter of the Vikings' 30-7 victory Sunday at Mall of America Field: They led Tennessee by 16 points and seemed content with pocketing their third...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:38 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have bought themselves a little breathing room with a much-needed victory, and the Pittsburgh Steelers still can't win away from Heinz Field.
Rob Bironas kicked his fourth field goal, a 40-yarder as...
| Oct 17, 2012
1. Falcons (2 last week): They aren't getting any style points for the way they have been winning lately, but they are the NFL's only unbeaten.
2. Texans (1): There is no disgrace to losing to Aaron Rodgers when he's on his game like he was Sunday.
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The most curious NFL news Sunday was that the league is investigating the San Diego Chargers for using Stick 'em, the glue-like goop that helps players hang on to the football. The Fox report said an equipment manager was concealing the substance on...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:00 PM
1. Giants (3 last week): Is there a better quarterback in the NFL in the final two minutes than Eli Manning?
2. Bears (6): They have the best defense in the NFL by a wide margin, and the offense isn't bad either.
3. Falcons (1): The offense is...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:34 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger talks constantly about the weapons at his disposal.
Mike Wallace. Antonio Brown. Heath Miller. Jerricho Cotchery. Whatever running back happens to be healthy during a given week.
So of course the first...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:07 PM
Sometimes it seems the closer the Bears get to training camp, the further they are from signing Matt Forte to a new contract.
In fairness, negotiations have been hush-hush, so we really don't know where the sides are. But the outward signs are not...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:05 PM
The Bears have taken an aggressive approach to their defensive game plan this season in showing pressure in third-and-7-plus situations. Sunday in Nashville, the Bears can use pre-snap disguises to create confusion in the Titans' protection schemes and...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:42 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Somehow it was perfect that the number the Bears put on the scoreboard was the same as the one they retired in honor of Dick Butkus, the linebacker celebrated as the most feared man in football during his Hall of Fame career.
| Nov 4, 2012
| 6:01 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Setting his clock back six years Sunday at LP Field, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher stayed stride for stride with Titans running back Chris Johnson covering a deep pass route down the sideline.
Johnson, who once clocked 4.24...