Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O’Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career. They’re not stars. Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year’s All-Star Game. Only 10 players will […]

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Nick Foles, Case Keenum ride QB carousel to NFC championship

AP Pro Football Writer (Eds: With AP Photos.) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum. That’s just one spin of a unique quarterback carousel that’ll be on display when Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host […]

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Steelers split with offensive coordinator Todd Haley; Munchak staying put

PITTSBURGH — Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most dynamic in the NFL. All the yards and all the touchdowns weren’t enough, however, for the fiery offensive coordinator to keep his job. The Steelers chose not to renew Haley’s contract on Wednesday, three days after the […]

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Eagles, Vikings defenses could mean a slugfest for Sunday

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles are preparing for the Minnesota Vikings’ top-ranked defense, although their own fourth-ranked unit doesn’t often take a back seat. The Eagles have allowed 26 total points during the last three games and opponents have averaged only 13 points per game at Lincoln Financial Field this season. Las Vegas has set the […]

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Steelers’ Tomlin not ready to endorse Haley’s return in 2018

PITTSBURGH — Todd Haley’s contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up. And coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t sound as if he’s in a rush to decide whether Haley will be back next season. Tomlin sidestepped several attempts to endorse Haley’s return on Tuesday as the AFC North champions continued to dissect what […]

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Flavor of the Week: The best calls from a crazy season

After using Miley Cyrus to put a pop-culture spin on my bad fantasy football calls from the season, I tried to find another reference from my childhood for this week’s column — my good takes. But I couldn’t find any. It’s probably better that way. Less humiliation on my part. Was it necessary to reveal […]

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Eagles had right formula for success vs Falcons last season

PHILADELPHIA — Atlanta’s high-flying offense had its way with every defense it faced in 2016 on the way to the Super Bowl except Jim Schwartz’s unit. The Philadelphia Eagles shut down the Falcons in a 24-15 victory in Week 10 last season, holding them to a season low in points, first downs (11) and yards […]

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Inside the spectacle of Jon Gruden’s first day back with the Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. — For almost an hour straight before Jon Gruden arrived, the weight room at Raiders headquarters buzzed with former players, current high-ranking staffers, media and anyone and everyone wanting a glimpse at Gruden’s official return to coaching. Hundreds of people filled the room, transformed from a full workout facility to a press conference […]

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Raiders make it official: Gruden returns as head coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Jon Gruden as their coach. The team announced the move Saturday as soon as Gruden finished his final broadcast as an announcer for ESPN. Gruden will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday. Gruden is returning for a second stint as coach of the Raiders […]

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Mariota leads Titans to second-half rally, shocks Chiefs in Arrowhead

AP Sports Writer Eds: APNewsNow. Titans 22, Chiefs 21. With AP Photos. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Mariota led Tennessee to three second-half touchdowns, incredibly throwing one of his TD passes to himself , and the Titans rallied from a 21-3 deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 on Saturday for their first […]

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