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Romo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo helped dump a bucket on Jason Garrett and playfully shoved him the same way the Dallas coach often does to his players. The...


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NFL ROUNDUP: Steelers lock up playoff berth

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspiring....


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Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime after Philip Rivers rallied San Diego back from a 21-point deficit...


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Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. — The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn’t any longer....


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A story of football, Vegas, superstitions and Coach Mac ...

As I type these words, I’m using all my willpower to keep my fingers from tapping out the words “Viva Las Vegas” on the keyboard. It’s not...




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Fightin' words: Howell's comments ring true for BYU's defense

At age 34, BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell still has a ton of football ahead of him. But judging by some of the comments the former Ben Lomond High head coach...


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Saints beat Bears, grab South lead

CHICAGO — Drew Brees and the Saints found a cure for their problems — playing the Bears. Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and New...


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NFL ROUNDUP: Manziel shut out in first start

CLEVELAND — Johnny Manziel spent his first NFL start being chased and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the hyped rookie...


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Wagner a major key to Seahawks' defensive success

RENTON, Wash. — As is usually the case with Richard Sherman, the politicking on behalf of Seattle teammate Bobby Wagner came completely unscripted....


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PRO PICKS: Worst time for short week for Cardinals

Even as the Arizona Cardinals are presented an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth, they have plenty to be concerned about. Injuries, for one. No...


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