| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Here is the letter Panthers owner Vinnie Viola wrote to Panthers fans on their website:
As you are undoubtedly aware, we have decided to make a change behind the bench for your Florida Panthers with Peter Horachek becoming the team&...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:05 PM
In a lighter moment during a mostly dry conference call Wednesday with Charlotte media, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh warmly called Ron Rivera a lifelong friend.
The two were teammates for six seasons with the Chicago Bears, lived in San Diego...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:20 PM
On the first day Ed Orgeron became interim head coach of the USC football team, another coach, a former USC coach who had some success at the school, asked Orgeron if he wanted to chat and perhaps listen to some advice.
Orgeron looked at John Robinson...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
| Oct 17, 2013
John Robinson: An article about former USC football coach John Robinson in the Oct. 13 Sports section said that Robinson and former NFL coach John Madden attended Junipero Serra High School in Northern California. Madden attended Jefferson High in Daly...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Looking back, there were signs of trouble all along.
Coming into the season, Hampton had one returning starter on defense — defensive back Tyquon Wilkins. Most starters from 2012, like lineman Troy Garrett and Daunte Wilson, had graduated. But the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Tom Bradley made it clear ahead of time that he didn't want to talk about Penn State, where he spent 37 years as a player and coach — serving as the Nittany Lions interim head coach for four games in 2011 after the Jerry Sandusky scandal...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's hard to believe that the "Madden NFL" franchise has been going for 25 years now. We've seen a lot of killer editions of this game over the years, as well as some flounders that we'd just as soon forget about (we're looking at you,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?"
Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...
| 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 20, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Quarterbacks are the most protected players in the NFL. The league revolves around them.
Running backs are the least protected players. Even helmet-to-helmet hits are legal against them.
In a read-option offense, a scheme rapidly gaining popularity in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson, one-half of the legendary "Mark and Brian" radio team, are back again this season with "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam".
Each Tuesday, you’ll hear post-game...