| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Marvin Lewis was the Ravens' defensive coordinator in 1996 when the franchise set its foundation with the drafting of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
Year after year, he watched Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The news that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1 with a neck injury -- and that his status going forward is unclear -- is good news for the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Steelers and the other contenders in the AFC. It's bad news for fantasy football owners...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:46 PM
SEATTLE — Mike Leach had just gotten the Texas Tech coaching job in 1999 when he and an assistant coach flew from Lubbock down to Odessa to recruit a decorated receiver named Roy Williams.
"Amazing-looking kid," said Manny Matsakis, the former...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa."
Tomlin was right. Sort of....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:39 PM
College basketball collectively swooned Friday night when Virginia Tech hired Buzz Williams as its head coach, and here’s why: Williams created more national splash in six seasons at Marquette than the Hokies have in 106.
To wit: Williams guided...
| Apr 10, 2014
Wake Forest, Boston College, Virginia Tech: That's how I ranked the ACC's basketball coaching vacancies this spring. Each has myriad issues, witness the involuntary exits of Jeff Bzdelik, Steve Donahue and James Johnson, but recent and historic success...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Matthew Millen could have followed his father's path to the broadcast booth.
That's the impression I got from watching "A Football Life: Matt Millen" on the NFL Network. The hour-long documentary debuted on Tuesday night and will be shown many times...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:40 PM
With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Long, rangy wings who lead the break and make contested threes; clever, slightly undersized point guards who pass unselfishly but score when needed; a power forward who rebounds more than he shoots.
So appeared the ACC’s future during last...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
VCU versus Michigan in suburban Detroit. North Carolina against Kansas in Kansas City. A Duke-Louisville rematch in Indianapolis. North Carolina State encountering preseason No. 1 Indiana.
Much of the regional contingent in the NCAA basketball...
| Mar 18, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Middle Tennessee State has one top-100 victory. Virginia boasts eight. The Blue Raiders defeated two teams that made the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers bested four.
Yet when the NCAA unveiled its 68-team bracket Sunday, Middle...