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Blount Carries New England Past Colts

Blount Carries New England Past Colts

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBORO) — Legarrette Blount rushed for four touchdowns and a franchise playoff record 166 yards, leading the way for New England as the Patriots defeated Indianapolis 43-22 in the AFC Divisional round on Sunday. All six of New…

Seahawks Fly Into NFC Championship Game

Seahawks Fly Into NFC Championship Game

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — In a windy and rainy contest, the Seattle Seahawks did what they do best; win at home. The NFC’s top seed withstood both the elements and a late rally by New Orleans to advance into the NFC Championship Game …

Harvin to Play Against Saints

Harvin to Play Against Saints

NFL via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — When the Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints in their NFC Divisional playoff matchup, they will have an added weapon in wide receiver Percy Harvin. The five-year veteran said after Thursday’s practice that he w…

Football Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Football Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(CANTON) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 modern-era finalists for induction on Thursday. Tony Dungy, Derrick Brooks, Marvin Harrison and Walter Jones were the four first-year finalists named to this y…

Seahawks Finally Clinch Top Spot in NFC

Seahawks Finally Clinch Top Spot in NFC

Jay Drowns/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The third time really is the charm. On their third attempt to clinch the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks did so in convincing fashion, beating St. Louis 27-9 on Sunday. The victory clinched both a division crown and h…

Browns Fire Chudzinski After One Year

Browns Fire Chudzinski After One Year

Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — Rob Chudzinski will not be returning as Cleveland’s head coach in 2014, the team announced Sunday night. Chudzinski finished his first year with the Browns and was relieved of his duties following the teams 20-7 loss to Pitts…

Eagles Hold On, Beat Dallas for NFC East Crown

Eagles Hold On, Beat Dallas for NFC East Crown

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Following a season in which they finished dead last in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles won the division crown Sunday night with a 24-22 win over Dallas (8-8). The victory was sealed when Brandon Boykin intercep…

Saints Storm Panthers, Take Charge of NFC South

Saints Storm Panthers, Take Charge of NFC South

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — The New Orleans Saints took a big step towards securing a division title by beating the Carolina Panthers 31-13 on Sunday night. Both teams entered the game tied atop the NFC South standings.
After falling be…

Arizona Rattlers Advance To 3rd Straight Arena Bowl

Arizona Rattlers Advance To 3rd Straight Arena Bowl

iStockphoto(PHOENIX) — Quarterback Nick Davila tossed eight touchdowns as the defending champion Arizona Rattlers defeated the Spokane Shock, 65-57 Saturday night to advance to their third consecutive Arena Bowl.Davila finished the National Conference…

Was RGIII ‘Tyranny’ Tweet Aimed at Efforts to Change Team Name?

Was RGIII ‘Tyranny’ Tweet Aimed at Efforts to Change Team Name?

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It is not exactly clear what Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III was referring to when he sent a frustrated tweet about political correctness on Tuesday afternoon.But one possible ex…

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the nation geared up for the Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, President Obama said he stood by his recent comments that as a parent he’d hesitate allowing his …

No Device Eliminates Concussion Risk, Experts Say

No Device Eliminates Concussion Risk, Experts Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the long-term consequences of concussions become more clear, a cottage industry has popped up to sell athletes and worried parents products designed to mitigate risks of concussions that even helmets cannot preven…

Watching the Super Bowl Is a Bad Idea for a First Date, Survey Says

Watching the Super Bowl Is a Bad Idea for a First Date, Survey Says

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Millions of people gather at Super Bowl parties to watch “The Big Game,” but a new survey shows a majority of singles say they would never bring a “first date” to a Super Bowl bash.A survey …

Super Bowl Superstitions or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Super Bowl Superstitions or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Wendy Hope/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As football fans don their unwashed jerseys, sit in their favorite couch seats or line up their remote controls like Robert De Niro’s character in Silver Linings Playbook, many might wonder whether their Sup…

President Barack Obama Concerned about Football Safety

President Barack Obama Concerned about Football Safety

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In an interview that will appear in the Feb. 11 issue of The New Republic, President Barack Obama stressed his concern about player safety in football.
Obama told The New Republic that if he had a son, he’d th…

Will Notre Dame Use Painkiller in Championship Game on Monday?

Will Notre Dame Use Painkiller in Championship Game on Monday?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Unlike championship rival Alabama, the team doctor for Notre Dame football, Dr. James Moriarity, told ABC News he does not rule out the “occasional use” of the controversial painkiller Toradol on game days to treat F…

Oklahoma Sooners Player Says Tackling Cancer Was ‘a Team Effort’

Oklahoma Sooners Player Says Tackling Cancer Was ‘a Team Effort’

ABC News(NORMAN, Okla.) — Austin Woods, an offensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners, plays hard, whether it’s on the football field, in the classroom or tackling cancer.”A lot of it is up here, between your ears,” Woods said, “you know, your attitud…

Despite Risks, College Football Still Using Powerful Painkiller

Despite Risks, College Football Still Using Powerful Painkiller

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite stated label risks of possible fatal heart attack, stroke or organ failure, college football players across the country are still being given injections of a powerful painkiller on game days so they can play …

High School Football Player Victim of ‘Second Impact Syndrome’

High School Football Player Victim of ‘Second Impact Syndrome’

Courtesy Becky Lehe(NEW YORK) — Cody Lehe’s headache following a helmet-to-helmet hit in a 2006 high school football game was so bad that he asked his mother to take him to the doctor.  His CT scan a few days later came back normal, but the decis…

Florida Youth Football Coaches Allegedly Bet on Own Games

Florida Youth Football Coaches Allegedly Bet on Own Games

Pictured left to right: Brandon Bivins, Darron Bostic and Dave Small (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)(MIAMI) — Nine men have been arrested in Broward County, Fla., and charged with felony bookmaking for illegally gambling on youth football games, as …

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