NFL Notebook: Rooney hopeful Steelers can reach long-term deal with Bell

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have no plans on moving on from All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. Team president Art Rooney II is optimistic the team can sign Bell to a long-term extension going into the 2018 season, but didn’t rule out using the franchise tag for a second straight year as a precaution if the […]

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Philadelphia gears up to shut down for Eagles parade

PHILADELPHIA — The city is gearing up and shutting down for its first-ever Super Bowl parade, with universities, schools and government offices all shuttering and mass transit being shifted to serve the needs of parade-going Eagles fans. Museums, city courts and even the Philadelphia Zoo will close as Philadelphia focuses on Thursday’s celebrations. Visitors who […]

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Mayor hopes ‘knucklehead contingent’ avoids Eagles parade

PHILADELPHIA — An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney called on them to celebrate with passion and pride and warned the small “knucklehead contingent” that […]

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Patriots defense pushed around in Super Bowl loss to Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS — So many times this season New England’s defense made plays when it had to give Tom Brady and the Patriots offense a chance to win. But it couldn’t figure out the Philadelphia Eagles its 41-33 loss Super Bowl loss on Sunday. The 41 points New England allowed were more than they have given […]

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Graham’s strip-sack of Brady hands Super Bowl to Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS — The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. That’s when Brandon Graham delivered one of the few defensive highlights in the most prolific offensive game in NFL history, ripping the ball out of Brady’s hands for a fumble that gave the Philadelphia Eagles […]

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Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philly

MINNEAPOLIS — Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he outdueled the great Tom Brady to do it. Foles, who took over when Carson Wentz injured his right knee in mid-December, matched the five-time champion and three-time MVP big play for big play Sunday in leading […]

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Super Bowl LII: Three keys to victory for each team

The Philadelphia Eagles versus the New England Patriots. Nick Foles, who considered retiring after a disappointing stint with the St. Louis Rams, versus Tom Brady, who’s playing in his eighth Super Bowl and going for his sixth ring. Second-year Eagles head coach Doug Pederson versus Bill Belichick, who’s revered as one of the game’s best […]

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Eagles alums Dawkins, Owens among eight inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

MINNEAPOLIS — Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting linebackers and two big-play receivers highlighted an eight-person class voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Safety Brian Dawkins also […]

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Influential Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie hopes to bring joy to Philadelphia

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games. Video cameras in the locker room recorded his awkward moves for millions of viewers, but the team’s longtime owner will be happy to lead a giant dance party if the Eagles beat the New England […]

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Rejected by Eagles, Patriots’ trio has shined in New England

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — One thing sticks out to Patriots running back Dion Lewis about his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. “Not playing,” Lewis said Tuesday with a smirk. Lewis is one of three Patriots starters who will be facing their former team in Sunday’s Super Bowl, along with receiver Danny Amendola and safety Patrick Chung. […]

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