Football

January 05, 2020 - 6:54 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett is out as coach of the Dallas Cowboys after missing the playoffs with an underachieving team in a make-or-break season. The Cowboys made it official Sunday. Garrett had the second-longest tenure with the franchise at 9½ seasons behind Tom Landry’s 29 years...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 05, 2020 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has been cleared to play with an injured kidney for the NFC wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Ertz, the team’s leading receiver with 88 catches for 916 yards, will be in the lineup Sunday. He injured his ribs and kidneys...
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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, right, congratulates running back Derrick Henry after his touchdown dive in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the New England Patriots, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 05, 2020 - 1:23 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Vrabel posted himself outside the locker room following Tennessee's 20-13 wild-card playoff win over the New England Patriots and waited. He wanted to personally shake the hand of every member of his team as they came off the field. Between the flood of...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after a series of plays in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 05, 2020 - 1:11 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady walked off the field at the end of his 20th NFL season and said he plans to be back for another, when he will be 43 years old. If not in New England, somewhere else. The Patriots quarterback said after a season-ending 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday...
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Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) dunks the ball against Miami forward Sam Waardenburg (21) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 04, 2020 - 10:20 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Vernon Carey Jr. scored 24 points in 25 minutes playing against his hometown team for the first time, and No. 2 Duke shot a season-high 60% to beat the Miami Hurricanes 95-62 Saturday night. It was Miami's most lopsided home loss in Jim Larranaga's nine seasons as coach....
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Houston Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (7) kicks a game-winning 28-yard field goal as Buffalo Bills cornerback Kevin Johnson (29) tries to block the kick during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. The Texans won 22-19. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 04, 2020 - 8:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson spun out of a would-be sack and coolly completed a pass that set up the winning field goal in overtime as the Texans rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit for a 22-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs Saturday. Both teams...
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Florida State guard M.J. Walker (23) attempts to shoot past the defense of Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
January 04, 2020 - 6:08 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — M.J. Walker could have spent this weekend preparing for college football’s national championship game. Instead, he helped Florida State’s basketball team make a statement Saturday on the road. Walker, a five-star hoops recruit who turned down football scholarships from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Cleveland Browns didn't even talk to Mike McCarthy on their last coaching search. He was at the top of their list this time around. The former Green Bay coach is meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, with Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam as Cleveland begins its latest quest to find the right coach after so many failed attempts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 04, 2020 - 4:46 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are talking to former head coaches Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis in the surest sign so far that they are moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl and went to three other NFC championship games with Green Bay, was to interview Saturday,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead (6) injures his ribs on a touchdown saving tackle of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels (35) during the first half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in Minneapolis, Minn. Morstead is one of just two current Saints players who played in the NFC title game against the Vikings in January 2010. The other is quarterback Drew Brees. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP, File)
January 04, 2020 - 1:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years ago, when the Minnesota Vikings last visited New Orleans in the playoffs, Saints punter Thomas Morstead wasn't prepared for what he saw. “I remember after the game was over, I didn’t expect it to be as emotional as it was. I found my family and everybody was in tears...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy gestures during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, in Kansas City, Mo. The Browns are interviewing Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy Friday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Kansas City for their head coaching vacancy, the club announced.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
January 04, 2020 - 1:44 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ. (AP) — The New York Giants resumed their fast-paced coaching search Saturday, interviewing Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. He is the third candidate the team has spoken with in the past three days. After firing coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, the Giants met...
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