Football

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) fumbles while being hit by Minnesota Vikings' Xavier Rhodes (29) and Eric Kendricks (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Seattle. The Vikings' recovered on the play. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
December 03, 2019 - 12:53 am
SEATTLE (AP) — By the time the playoffs arrive, the Seattle Seahawks are going to feel just fine in a close, tight game. Even when they’re comfortably ahead, the Seahawks have a way of making the final minutes more than a little unnerving. “Close games are cool, aren’t they? I like them,” Seattle...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Sam Acho, left, forces a fumble as he sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
December 02, 2019 - 4:03 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Mississippi Mustache is back in Jacksonville’s starting lineup. Rookie sensation Gardner Minshew will start Sunday when the reeling Jaguars host the Los Angeles Chargers. He replaces ineffective and highly paid quarterback Nick Foles following the team's fourth...
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee hands Washington head coach Chris Petersen the Apple Cup after an NCAA college football game between Washington and Washington State, on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 in Seattle. Washington won 31-13. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
December 02, 2019 - 3:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen has unexpectedly stepped down after six seasons at the school, with defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake promoted to run the program. Petersen’s decision was shocking coming off a season where the Huskies went 7-5 in the regular season and are bound for a...
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Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) is sacked by Auburn defensive end Big Kat Bryant (1) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 2:11 am
The Associated Press college football poll is a subjective and mostly backward-looking assessment, especially late in the season. Voters sprinkle in some speculative forecasting when trying to order the plethora of teams that have never played. Would Team A beat Team B? But mostly, a ranking is a...
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Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 01, 2019 - 9:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — Take a chance before halftime? No way. Take a knee for overtime? Not a chance. Vic Fangio bypassed a shot at a historic field goal with 1 second left in the first half because “it wasn’t desperation time.” When the Broncos got the ball back at their 28 with 9 seconds left and the game...
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In this Nov. 28, 2019 photo, Mississippi head coach Matt Luke removes his headset during an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi has fired Luke, three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Athletic director Keith Carter said Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 the decision to change coaches was made after evaluating the trajectory of the program and not seeing enough “momentum on the field.” (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 01, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Mississippi fired football coach Matt Luke on Sunday, three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Athletic director Keith Carter said in a statement the decision to change coaches was made after evaluating the trajectory of the program and not seeing...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
December 01, 2019 - 8:45 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes looked up at the scoreboard late in the third quarter and was stunned to see the Kansas City Chiefs had taken a 31-0 lead over the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders. “I felt like we’d only scored a couple of times,” he said. That’s because the Chiefs’ high-...
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen scores over Denver Broncos strong safety Will Parks during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 01, 2019 - 7:37 pm
The Latest on Week 13 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ The New England Patriots have a chance to be the first in the AFC to clinch a playoff berth with a victory thanks to a pair of losses earlier Sunday. The Patriots came into the weekend with a chance to clinch a playoff berth under five different...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2013, file photo, then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano reacts on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Greg Schiano is coming back to Rutgers. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 the university and Schiano have reached a contract agreement, a week after talks to bring back the 53-year-old former Scarlet Knights head coach fell apart. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
December 01, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Greg Schiano is coming back to Rutgers. Athletic director Pat Hobbs announced Sunday the university and Schiano have reached a contract agreement, a week after talks to bring back the 53-year-old former Scarlet Knights head coach fell apart. “The next great chapter for Rutgers Football is about to...
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December 01, 2019 - 6:51 pm
South Florida fired coach Charlie Strong on Sunday after three seasons in which the Bulls won fewer games each year. USF made the move two days after finishing a 4-8 season with a blowout loss to rival UCF. That left Strong 21-16 overall but 4-14 since starting the 2018 season with seven straight...
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