| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:12 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): The Bears' retaining defensive coordinator Mel Tucker or the Lions’ embarrassment trying to hire a head coach?
The chokefest that marked the way these NFC North rivals closed the regular season...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:57 PM
7 a.m. Golf: Volvo Champions final round (d. in Durban, South Africa).--Golf
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS
9:05 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Newcastle at Manchester...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have gotten past a shaky start to string together four straight wins for a half-game lead over the Detroit Lions at the top of the NFC North standings.
If he hadn't already, Rodgers established himself as a...
| Oct 29, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia quarterback David Watford considers his Clemson counterpart, Tajh Boyd, a mentor and friend, hardly a surprise given their shared position, roots and demeanor. But Saturday's clash between the Cavaliers and Tigers will...
| Nov 2, 2013
Saturday marks the second time this football season that Virginia has hosted a top-10 opponent quarterbacked by a future NFL draft choice orchestrating a rapid-fire spread offense reinforced by an underrated defense.
The Cavaliers can only hope their...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The football season everyone still wants at Sun Life Stadium is the one that appeared for a few hours Sunday. The defense rose up in the end. The offense did just enough. And an unknown guard named Sam Brenner shuffled through text messages on his phone...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:17 AM
A man broke the fall of a woman who was apparently trying to commit suicide by jumping from the third-level deck at O.co Coliseum following the Oakland Raiders' loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The man, identified by the San Jose Mercury News...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:30 PM
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning snubbed the San Diego Chargers once.
And, therefore, he is a woman.
That is the logic apparently used Sunday at the Chargers-Giants game in San Diego by a fan who was caught on camera holding a humongous...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
USC needs to answer two fundamental questions as it searches for a new football coach.
Question 1: Should it fall for the sentimental "That old gang of mine" yarn that only a former Trojan like Jack Del Rio or Jeff Fisher can come in and fix this mess?...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps:
1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages.
2. Put those on a card and laminate it.
3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder.
If there are blitzes that work against...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass.
At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...