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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead watches as players warm up before the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisville, in Nashville, Tenn. Two people with knowledge of the situation say Mississippi State has fired coach Joe Moorhead after just two seasons. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not yet been made by the school. A meeting was scheduled Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, with Moorhead and athletic director John Cohen.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 03, 2020 - 10:54 pm
Mississippi State fired Joe Moorhead after just two seasons Friday, making the unusual decision to dismiss a coach after a bowl game. The Bulldogs went 14-12 under Moorhead, who was previously the offensive coordinator at Penn State. He was hired after the 2017 season when Dan Mullen left...
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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor runs past Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. during second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 03, 2020 - 8:36 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is headed to the NFL. The record-setting junior announced Friday on Twitter and Instagram that he will forgo his senior season with the Badgers and enter the NFL draft. The two-time Doak Walker Award winner and two-time unanimous first-...
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Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) arrives in the end zone on a 35-yard touchdown run against Nevada in the first half of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
January 03, 2020 - 8:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke is projected to be the top quarterback taken in the Canadian Football League draft this spring. He’s pretty good at the American collegiate version, too. Rourke, from Oakville, Ontario, accounted for 231 yards of offense and ran for a touchdown to...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 03, 2020 - 5:19 pm
The Patriots have been compared to a sporting dynasty and to Palpatine's Evil Empire. Regardless of which is true, there's no denying that New England enters these playoffs more vulnerable than in quite a few years. One thing we've learned since Tom Brady went from 199th draft pick to dominant NFL...
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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 03, 2020 - 5:05 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and led them to nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons, has interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Giants. The 56-year-old McCarthy met with Giants co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave...
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones catches a pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
January 03, 2020 - 4:50 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings secondary will be short-handed for Sunday's playoff game at New Orleans, with cornerback Mackensie Alexander ruled out with a knee injury and cornerback Mike Hughes placed on injured reserve with a neck problem. Alexander, the slot man in the nickel defense...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates after making a touchdown throw against the Washington Redskins during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Prescott connected with wide receiver Michael Gallup for the touchdown. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
January 03, 2020 - 4:47 pm
The NFL goes into the playoffs with its regular-season ratings having gone up for the second straight year, the first time the league has seen back-to-back increases since 2010. The league’s 100th season was its most viewed in four years as games averaged 16.5 million viewers on television. That is...
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Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. dunks against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 03, 2020 - 2:35 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Vernon Carey Jr.’s friends and family will lead the cheers Saturday night when he’s introduced at a University of Miami game for the first time, just as Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga envisioned when he began recruiting the precocious youngster five years ago. Alas for...
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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 03, 2020 - 12:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are interviewing Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy in Kansas City to possibly be their next head coach. Bieniemy is the third candidate to interview with the Browns, who met Thursday with former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy at their facility and...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, talks with quarterback Russell Wilson, second from right, during warmups before NFL football practice, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 03, 2020 - 2:19 am
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Pete Carroll was informed that nearly 10 years to the day had past since he was announced as the Seattle Seahawks head coach, the normally effusive coach was momentarily stunned. Partly because it hasn’t felt like a decade. Partly because he’s never been anywhere for this...
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