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UNLV running back looking to use size to his advantage at UCLA
Seven inches. That’s the average difference in height between UNLV starting running back Lexington Thomas and the Rebels’ offensive line, assuming Thomas stacks up to his listed 5-foot-9.
16 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football positions American football Fullback Running back Canadian football Quarterback Sam Boyd Stadium Imperial units
Solich returns to Big 12 country as Ohio plays Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Frank Solich has only fond memories of leading teams against Kansas. Now the longtime coach of Ohio, Solich spent six years running Nebraska's juggernaut in the 1990s and early 2000s. He never lost to the Jayhawks, spanking them by an average margin of 40-9. Things may ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | American football positions American football Canadian football Big 12 Conference Quarterback Texas Blitz Fullback
Football: St. Francis is 2-0 after 35-0 win over Pasadena
There were a number of individual standouts on Thursday night in St. Francis' 35-0 win over Pasadena. Receiver Daniel Scott, a point guard for the basketball team, showed off his moves and versatility with a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter in which he caused two Pasadena...
30 points by Los Angeles Times | American football Basketball High school End zone Point guard American football positions Imperial units Canadian football
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Preseason Sweet 16
    It won't take long to see which team truly belongs in the hot seat atop the early-season poll.    Xaverian and Everett will meet tomorrow in a season-opening clash of the two premier Division 1 football programs in the state over the past 20 years. The Hawks return a solid nucleus from a Super Bowl championship team, while the Crimson Tide are seeking to rebound from a rare off-season by their lofty standards.
71 points by Boston Herald | American football positions American football Canadian football The Return Fullback Tight end Cornerback Super Bowl
Jets’ running game hinges on one pressing question
Football has evolved immensely in recent years with the emergence of the spread offense and the gaudy numbers that can be produced by a prolific passing game. But there are some basic ingredients to winning on a consistent basis and they include the need for a productive running game. The first indication of whether the...
9 points by New York Post | American football American football positions National Football League Canadian football Chan Gailey PASS English-language films
Defense’s big plays key Broncos victory in season opener vs. Panthers
With a new quarterback, Trevor Siemian, and new faces on both sides of the ball, the Broncos held off Carolina, 21-20, in the Super Bowl rematch at Sports Authority Field. The Panthers' Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds.
1122 points by The Denver Post | American football Denver Broncos National Football League Canadian football John Elway Super Bowl Field goal Gary Kubiak
Andy Janovich is 3rd Broncos rookie to score on first career rushing attempt
Andy Janovich was the smartest dummy on the field. The Broncos' rookie fullback lined up as a lead blocker for three consecutive plays in the second quarter of the season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. But just as the Carolina Panthers grew to expect his shoulder in their chests, Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian sneaked a quick hand-off to him.
1404 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions Tight end National Football League Quarterback Gary Kubiak Canadian football Denver Broncos players
Curtis Martin: Jets should ‘at least’ make the playoffs
Jets legend Curtis Martin believes this year’s team should be playing in January. “I would be disappointed if they don’t make the playoffs, to be honest with you,” Martin said. “I think that they have all the pieces in place. I think they have the right coach. I think they have the right quarterback this...
21 points by New York Post | American football Canadian football American football positions American football running backs Fullback 2008 NFL Draft Halfback option play Left-wing politics
Two reasons why the Giants will cover against the Cowboys
After finishing last in the NFL in total defense in 2015, the Giants spent $193.75 million to bring in linebacker Olivier Vernon, corner Janoris Jenkins and defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. If they got even half their money’s worth, it should be enough to combat a tough Cowboys offensive line and get after rookie quarterback...
25 points by New York Post | American football positions American football Fullback 2010 NFL Draft Running back National Football League Canadian football Super Bowl
Los Angeles Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen discusses UCLA vs. UNLV
Thuc Nhi Nguyen, who covers the Bruins for the Los Angeles Daily News, answered some questions about UCLA and its star quarterback, Josh Rosen.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football positions American football Quarterback Tight end Eligible receiver Cornerback Hail Mary pass Canadian football
Ducks' Nelson transitions back to offense, looks to improve
EUGENE, Ore. — Coach Mark Helfrich certainly wasn't concerned about Charles Nelson's missteps in Oregon's opener, joking that he'd bet his mortgage on the receiver and special teams standout.Nelson had 288 all-purpose yards for the No. 24 Ducks in the season opener as he transitions back from the defense to the offense. He chalked up a pair of fumbles to first-game jitters."For me, and for everybody in here, the coaches just talk about playing the next play, that's what I try to do: Just brush it off and play the next play," he said.
-1 points by Boston Herald | American football Touchdown Safety American football terminology American football positions American football plays University of California Davis Canadian football
5 questions: Los Angeles Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen discusses UCLA vs. UNLV
Thuc Nhi Nguyen, who covers the Bruins for the Los Angeles Daily News, answered some questions about UCLA and its star quarterback, Josh Rosen.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football positions American football Quarterback Tight end Eligible receiver Cornerback Hail Mary pass Canadian football
Seahawks hint at pulling a team-wide Kaepernick
Seattle is famous for the 12th Man. Could it also become known for 53 Men Kneeling? This week, two influential members of the Seahawks hinted toward making a team-wide gesture during the national anthem, following Colin Kaepernick’s controversial lead. According to the Seattle Times, Pro Bowl linebacker Bobby Wagner said the Seahawks have discussed joining in a...
484 points by New York Post | National Football League San Francisco 49ers American football Seattle Miami Dolphins American football positions The Star-Spangled Banner Canadian football
Fantasy football: Studs and duds for Week 1
StudsRaiders QB Derek Carr at. Saints --- Carr, along with wideout Amari Cooper, will feast on the dreadful New Orleans defense that gave up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2015.Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount at Cardinals --- The Patriots should look to run the ball more with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so Blount has a good chance at finding the end zone and is a cheap daily play.
2 points by Boston Herald | American football American football positions Washington Redskins National Football League San Diego Chargers Quarterback American football quarterbacks Canadian football
5 burning questions for Saturday’s UNLV-UCLA game
Five burning questions as UNLV’s football team prepares to take on UCLA at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
44 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Quarterback American football positions American football Sam Boyd Stadium Mountain West Conference Jackson Mississippi Canadian football The Loss
Ohio State's walk-on kicker turns heads in first ever game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't waste a lot of time thinking about kickers, but even he had to admit that Tyler Durbin is a pretty cool story. A walk-on kicker who played in his first football game at any level last Saturday, Durbin got the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | American football American football positions Columbus Ohio Ohio State Buckeyes Urban Meyer Association football Canadian football Ohio State University
How to adjust fantasy football lineups for Panthers-Broncos
Thursday night’s NFL season opener, the Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Panthers and Broncos, is an unappetizing offering in fantasy terms. If for some reason you picked a quarterback too early, or paid too much in an auction, you have to start Cam Newton. But this isn’t going to be one of his better weeks. If...
1 points by New York Post | American football National Football League American football positions Canadian football Super Bowl Denver Broncos Super Bowl XLIV American Football League
Bears secondary working through growing pains
As the Bears prepare to defend the Texans’ retooled passing game in Sunday’s season opener, one particular word comes to mind about their secondary: unproven. Other descriptors apply, such as inexperienced, thin and, perhaps, depleted. But overall, this is a group with much to prove after accounting...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football American football positions National Football League Cornerback Canadian football Defense Wide receiver Lateral pass
Who’s the next Cam Newton? Here are 10 possibilities
After four years of very good, Cam Newton made the unexpected leap to most valuable last season. The Panthers quarterback was the runaway choice for the NFL’s MVP award in 2015 thanks to a nearly flawless regular season in which Newton finally lived up to both his talents and his pedigree as a former No....
4 points by New York Post | National Football League American football Peyton Manning Canadian football American football positions Indianapolis Colts Ben Roethlisberger Washington Redskins
Justin Rogers predicts Lions 2016 season

-1 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Detroit Detroit Free Press American football positions The Detroit News American football Canadian football Quarterback
Colts' Andrew Luck plans to be smarter with ball, beginning vs. Lions
Luck said missing time last year made him realize that he might need to take a different approach to games this fall.        
1 points by Detroit Free Press | Indianapolis Colts American football National Football League American football positions Canadian football Peyton Manning End zone Thanksgiving Classic
Bears secondary faces major challenge in Texans' DeAndre Hopkins
On the flat screens hung from the ceiling in the Bears' locker room, Texans game film rolled in sequence Wednesday. The footage came from Week 6 of last season, a 31-20 Texans victory over the Jaguars, peripheral study material that Bears players could peek up at if so desired. For the secondary,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football National Football League Touchdown American football positions End zone Houston Texans Canadian football Brian Hoyer
NFL draft: 5 mid-round prospects the Detroit Lions are studying
The Detroit Lions have sent their assistant coaches across the country to work out several interesting draft prospects.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Fullback Wide receiver Tight end Cornerback Canadian football Linebacker
Adrian Peterson continues to throw himself at Giants
Peterson can’t stop pitching himself to the Giants.
1475 points by Daily News | Physical abuse American football Child abuse American football positions Psychological abuse Jerry Rice Minnesota Vikings Canadian football
Stafford only Lion among Pro Football Focus’ top 101
The Lions quarterback checked in at No. 99 as the NFL’s ninth-ranked quarterback, according to PFF.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football National Football League American football positions Detroit Lions National Football Conference Green Bay Packers Denver Broncos Canadian football
Spartans stock up on defensive backs who could see immediate action
Dantonio’s program has been built around a strong secondary, and MSU targeted that position as an area of need        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Canadian football High school Michigan State University Cornerback National Football League Wide receiver
Orgeron hires names new running backs, receiver coaches
LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he's hired Tommie Robinson as the Tigers' running backs coach and Mickey Joseph as receivers coach         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Louisiana American football Associated Press National Football League Texas New Orleans Canadian football Baton Rouge Louisiana
USC loses assistant coach Tommie Robinson to Ed Orgeron and LSU
Louisiana State has hired assistant football coach Tommie Robinson away from USC, LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed Tuesday. Robinson was among USC’s most effective recruiters. He is the first Trojans coach to leave the program in the off-season. Robinson, 53, joins the staff of former USC...
48 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions Coaching Canadian football Fullback Ed Orgeron Coach Louisiana
Dave Hyde: James White (and his hometown support system) live the Super Bowl dream
A few hours before the Super Bowl kickoff, a text message popped into James White’s cellphone.“Good luck. We’re proud of you. I love you.”George Smith, White’s coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School., didn’t expect the New England Patriots running back to see the message, much less respond until after the game. But a few minutes later, Smith’s phone lit up in his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home.“Thanks, coach, I love you.”
-2 points by Boston Herald | American football Tom Brady Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXVI Canadian football New England Patriots American football positions Super Bowl XXXI
UM's Peoples-Jones rated among nation's top freshmen for 2017
A look at some of the strongest players who enrolled early and could make an impact during spring football practices.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Quarterback American football American football positions Florida Fullback Season Canadian football Running back
Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan could not slow New England Patriots' comeback
The Sports Xchange FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan could not stop the bleeding in the second half as New England quarterback Tom Brady led a furious charge.
1 points by UPI | Atlanta Falcons American football Tom Brady San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins National Football League Canadian football Arthur Blank
Jets enter offseason at telling crossroads that starts with QB
With Super Bowl LI in the rearview mirror, the 2017 offseason officially has begun for the Jets, who are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5-11 year. This is going to be an offseason of transition for the team, which could part ways with some of its big names. Darrelle Revis is the biggest...
39 points by New York Post | American football positions American football 2010 Pro Bowl Canadian football Blitz Hail Mary pass Veteran Free agent
Furious Kirk Cousins pushes ref at charity football game
“You like that!?” A charity flag-football ref certainly doesn’t after Kirk Cousins let his emotions get the best of him — again. The Redskins quarterback and his team, battling a team led by Doug Flutie this weekend in a rematch of last year’s Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge, was down 40-35 with seconds to go...
104 points by New York Post | American football English-language films San Diego Chargers American films Canadian football Spike Hail Mary pass Football
Super Bowl QBs get the most attention from proposition bettors
Tom Brady and Matt Ryan generated a lot of individual action around town in proposition bets with Brady rewarding his backers handsomely after leading New England’s comeback in the Patriots’ 34-28 overtime win Sunday in Super Bowl LI.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football Super Bowl Tom Brady Kurt Warner Super Bowl XXXVI Proposition bet American Football League Canadian football
Brady leads Patriots to historic Super Bowl comeback
Quarterback finished 43-of-62 for 466 yards, including two touchdown passes, in a 34-28 OT victory over the Falcons.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football Super Bowl American football positions National Football League Canadian football Atlanta Falcons Tom Brady Touchdown
Six signees can be instant studs for NCAA football powers
For all the hype and headlines that Wednesday’s National Signing Day brought, most of the prospects will be forgotten by next fall. Many will redshirt, others will serve as backups, some will never live up to their rankings. Unlike college basketball, in which five-star prospects often make an immediate impact, football is different. But there...
13 points by New York Post | American football positions American football Cornerback Quarterback Cass Technical High School Canadian football Wide receiver Glossary of American football
Matt Ryan, Falcons offense look unstoppable heading into Super Bowl LI
Quarterback Matt Ryan runs the show and wide receiver Julio Jones is his favorite target, but Atlanta has many other threats.
30 points by The Denver Post | American football positions American football National Football League Canadian football Bill Belichick Tight end St. Louis Rams New England Patriots
LaDainian Tomlinson Q&A: What makes a Hall of Fame RB, being a finalist with Terrell Davis, more
LaDainian Tomlinson, the long-time Chargers great, played running back for 11 seasons, rushing for over 1,000 yards in each of his first eight years. We caught up with him for a Q&A ahead of Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
1 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions Debut albums San Diego Chargers Canadian football LaDainian Tomlinson American football running backs 2008 San Diego Chargers season
Recruiting: Michigan likely to be more selective for 2018 class
The only two positions of major need for Michigan in the 2018 recruiting class will be tight end and quarterback.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Tight end Eligible receiver Wide receiver Fullback Canadian football Washington Redskins
Patriots talk about 5 qualities that make Tom Brady a legend
HOUSTON — With a win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will add another chapter to his legacy. The 39-year-old Brady already is considered the greatest to ever play the position. If he wins Sunday, his five Super Bowl wins will be the most by any quarterback in...
18 points by New York Post | Tom Brady American football Super Bowl American football positions Bill Belichick Canadian football National Football League Play
Carolina Panthers alter Curtis Fuller's coaching role, add two others
The Sports Xchange The Carolina Panthers made three changes to their coaching staff on Thursday.
2 points by UPI | American football American football positions United Press International Canadian football
Tate Martell, Bishop Gorman put ‘beatdown’ on Faith Lutheran
Tate Martell threw four touchdown passes and ran for another, and the No. 1 Gaels cruised to a 58-10 victory over the Crusaders in the Sunset Region semifinals, the first-ever meeting between the two.
17 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football Touchdown End zone American football positions Canadian football Safety Tight end Scores
Gorman's second-quarter outburst overwhelms Faith Lutheran, sends Gaels to Sunset finals
The win against Faith Lutheran carried some extra significance because it was the final home game of the season. Gorman’s talented senior class ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football Terms used in multiple sports Major League Baseball American football positions National Football League Canadian football Touchdown Wide receiver
Rebels’ bowl hopes dashed in 42-25 loss at Boise
UNLV traveled to Boise State for Friday night’s contest hoping for a miracle win that would propel the program toward bowl eligibility. Instead, Tony Sanchez’s squad got a heavy dose of ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football Canadian football Safety Touchdown End zone Field goal Punt Sam Boyd Stadium
Why bad weather could wreak havoc on Giants’ kicking game
The weather is expected to turn harsh in time for Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff against the Bears, with wind gusts projected as high as 40 mph at MetLife Stadium. Giants coach Ben McAdoo shrugged off the prospect of a wind-blown game when asked Friday. “Yes, we look at the weather,” McAdoo said. “Does that change...
2 points by New York Post | American football American football positions Wind Canadian football Fullback Ankle Game Human leg
Lions trying to get WR Corey Fuller back up to speed
Player only recently returned from foot injury and team could use his speed on deep routes.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football 2006 albums Canadian football American football positions Jonathan Coachman Guy Season Foot
UM freshman RB Chris Evans gets chance and runs with it
The running back soared to the top of crowded field of promising recruits in his first season.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football Touchdown Jim Harbaugh Canadian football American football positions American football plays Fullback The Play
UCLA vs. USC 2016: prediction, game preview - Pac 12 football
The Sports Xchange Before the season, UCLA football had the young, hot-shot quarterback that had the college football world -- and NFL scouts -- buzzing. Now, the USC Trojans do.
20 points by UPI | American football American football positions Jim L. Mora Quarterback Canadian football Game Jim Mora Jim E. Mora
Lions try to get WR Fuller back into swing of things
Player only recently returned from foot injury and team could use his speed on deep routes.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football 2006 albums Canadian football American football positions Jonathan Coachman Guy Season Foot
Michigan State hoping to defy the odds again against No. 2 Ohio State
There is no chance Michigan State will beat Ohio State. That was the consensus in 1974. And in 1998. And 2015.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Michigan State University Big Ten Conference Nick Saban Mark Dantonio Michigan State Spartans football Canadian football American football positions