| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Brian Banks, who is fighting for a job with the Atlanta Falcons, said his debut in a preaseason game on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals "was better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on."
Banks, a 28-year-old from Long Beach...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It never changes with opening exhibition games for fans in the NFL---their team wins, there’s a lot to feel good about—lose it and ‘it’s only a meaningless exhibition’.
I’m spending the weekend in Las Vegas at a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:58 PM
NAPA, Calif., — For Matt Flynn, last season was a false start.
Flynn, who had been backup to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, signed with Seattle during the 2012 off-season and was on track to start for the Seahawks. But Seattle selected...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:59 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Matt Barkley hasn't even played in his first NFL exhibition game, and already the Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback has his ring.
It's made of black rubber, and he wears it on his left hand, a temporary wedding band Barkley...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The SEC has won seven consecutive national titles, including back-to-back wins to cap the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Luck can only take you so far in this game.
That’s why until someone steps forward and knocks the SEC off its perch, I’m all...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:24 PM
— Watching the Eagles operate under fast-talking, quick-thinking, enigmatic head coach Chip Kelly, just the team's second boss since 1999, you get the idea that his evolution will accelerate at a tempo similar to his no-huddle practices and game...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:40 PM
PHOENIX — The NFL's eight new head coaches have yet to conduct a practice, or even solidify their rosters, but already they can be roughly divided into three groups.
The haves, the might-haves and the have-nots.
That's those who have an answer...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The question was innocuous enough.
But it struck a nerve with Marc Trestman during his lengthy introductory news conference in January.
"Based on the pieces you have in place, do you anticipate any major changes by bringing in a new defensive...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:50 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — On a golf cart long ago after Notre Dame football practice, when Lou Holtz could be at his philosophical best, the coach wistfully recalled the time adversity reinforced what Holtz considered his career destiny.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:38 PM
We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits:
• Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Two years ago, the NFC West was a joke.
Four teams, four losing records. The Seattle Seahawks became the first team in history to win a division and reach the postseason at 7-9.
Fast forward to today, and the NFC West is, top to bottom, the best...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 2:52 PM
The football future of Brian Banks, the former Long Beach Polytechnic High School football standout whose rape conviction was overturned earlier this year, is expected to be announced Friday in Las Vegas....