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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 that I don’t like Elvis, or...

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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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Heisman finalists: Mariota, Cooper and Gordon

NEW YORK — Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon were selected Monday as...


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Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons rally

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Another big first half helped the Green Bay Packers withstand a furious rally by the desperate Atlanta Falcons. Eddie Lacy ran for a...


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NFL ROUNDUP: Seahawks make NFC statement

PHILADELPHIA — Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and the Seattle Seahawks stifled Philadelphia’s high-powered offense in...


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Debate all you want, but playoff selection committee nailed it

Forgive me if this comes across as, you know … braggy. I hate to say I told you so but facts are facts, you know? About 20 years ago (give or take) I wrote...


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