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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: Week 1 preview
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange When the Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, there will be so many major narratives surrounding this game that the key one is often lost in translation.
3 points by UPI | American football positions American football San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams National Football League Monday Night Football Offensive tackle Dallas Cowboys
Santa Clara police union urges officers to work at 49ers game, despite 'concerns' over Kaepernick's comments
The union representing rank-and-file members of the Santa Clara Police Department recommended Thursday that officers continue to voluntarily work at San Francisco 49ers home games. In a letter addressed to Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and released publicly, the union’s board of directors said...
1122 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco 49ers Police Constable Police brutality Sheriff The Star-Spangled Banner St. Louis Rams United States
Broncos’ Marshall takes knee during anthem, backs Kaepernick
Add Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall to the growing list of Colin Kaepernick supporters in the NFL.
254 points by Daily News | National Football League Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams Oakland Raiders Carolina Panthers New York Giants National Hockey League
Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys RB "going to get" rushing record in 2016
Alex ButlerFRISCO, Texas, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Maybe you selected him in the first round of your fantasy football draft. Maybe you just admired his crushing runs in his first NFL preseason.
11 points by UPI | United Press International St. Louis Rams International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst American football National Football League Oakland Raiders
With NFL career on hold, Manziel re-enrolls at Texas A&M
DALLAS – Former Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel re-enrolled at Texas AandM after his NFL career was derailed by a series of off-field incidents that included a domestic violence charge still pending in court.A school spokesman confirmed Manziel’s enrollment Monday, saying he couldn’t provide...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Cleveland Browns National Football League Seattle Seahawks Domestic violence Violence San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams Jacksonville Jaguars
Kaepernick reacts to Islam conversion rumors
San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he has great respect for religion.         
5328 points by Arizona Republic | San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams Oakland Raiders National Football League California Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 1 winners against the spread
For the last five years, sports books have made an investment opportunity as safe as U.S. savings bonds available to NFL bettors in the offseason. Gamblers only needed to wager on ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers National Football League Washington Redskins Denver Broncos American Football Conference St. Louis Rams Atlanta Falcons
Week 1 Preview: Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens
By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange The regular season-opener between the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens features a pair of starting quarterbacks who used to share the same sideline.
5 points by UPI | John Harbaugh American football Rex Ryan Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco National Football League American football positions St. Louis Rams
Former RB Trent Richardson arrested on domestic violence charge
The Sports Xchange Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday night, according to Hoover police.
1 points by UPI | National Football League Indianapolis Colts Cleveland Browns Baltimore Ravens St. Louis Rams American Football Conference Denver Broncos All-America Football Conference
Average price for Chargers ticket in Los Angeles: $192
The Sports Xchange The Chargers announced ticket prices for their first season in Los Angeles with prices ranging from $70 to $375 per game, the team announced Tuesday.
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Chargers set season ticket prices for first season in Los Angeles
The Chargers, set to embark on an experiment, have released the costs for spectators to watch whether their plans in Los Angeles succeed or fail. Fans wishing to purchase the best seats to see the team play in the approximate 30,000-seat StubHub Center will have to pay $375 per game for season...
541 points by Los Angeles Times | St. Louis Rams San Diego Chargers Cost Tickets Los Angeles County California Price National Football League American football
Los Angeles Rams add Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator, fill out staff
The Sports Xchange Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay finalized his coaching staff on Wednesday.
1 points by UPI | American football positions American football National Football League Tight end Wide receiver Fullback St. Louis Rams Quarterback
Las Vegas likes Patriots, 3 NFC teams for next Super Bowl
Sick of the New England Patriots?Here’s an update that’ll add green to your gills.The Pats are betting-line favorites to return to the Super Bowl next year and pick up a sixth Lombardi Trophy that would tie them with Pittsburgh for NFL honors.New England draws 7-to-1 odds from betting-site Pregame, about double the 17-1 chances accorded the next AFC team, Denver.Pessimistic about the Chargers’ chances of collecting a first Lombardi Trophy, oddsmakers assigned 80-1 odds to the Los Angeles-bound franchise.
1 points by Boston Herald | National Football League Super Bowl American Football League San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Green Bay Packers Oakland Raiders
Rams pursuing Falcons' Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator as Atlanta hires Sarkisian
Steve Sarkisian, fired as USC’s coach 16 months ago, continues to affect the Southern California football scene. The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday hired Sarkisian as offensive coordinator, apparently clearing the way for the Rams to hire Falcons quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur as their offensive coordinator....
8 points by Los Angeles Times | Washington Redskins National Football League San Francisco 49ers Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Denver Broncos Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams
Buffalo Bills hire Gill Byrd as defensive backs coach
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Gill Byrd and Bobby Babich joined the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff Tuesday.
1 points by UPI | National Football League San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams Indianapolis Colts American Football League San Francisco 49ers American Football Conference National Football League teams
New England Patriots' Matt Patricia disses Roger Goodell with clown shirt
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Robert Kraft called the New England Patriots' Super Bowl 51 victory the "sweetest" he has had.
3 points by UPI | National Football League New England Patriots Tom Brady American football Roger Goodell St. Louis Rams Super Bowl Cleveland Browns
DeSean Jackson left out by Washington Redskins' Instagram, will 'test market'
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- You don't often see speed like this in today's NFL free agency pool.
2 points by UPI | National Football League St. Louis Rams Pro Bowl Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles American football Detroit Lions United Press International
Kurt Warner, family celebrate Hall call with $90 of Burger King
Kurt Warner had a whopper of a Hall of Fame celebration.
201 points by Daily News | Burger King Super Bowl American football National Football League Fast food St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXIV Fast food restaurant
NFL 2017 Odds: First coach to be fired, NFL MVP, Super Bowl champions
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay might have confidence in coach Chuck Pagano, but outsiders are giving him no chance to keep his job.
-2 points by UPI | National Football League San Francisco 49ers Indianapolis Colts Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Cleveland Browns St. Louis Rams American Football League
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon endorses John Chiang for California governor
Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 7:15 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Antonio Villaraigosa California United States St. Louis Rams Los Angeles Bill Clinton Rosey Grier Democratic Party
Rapper The Game sentenced for punching Los Angeles policeman
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Game has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for assaulting an off-duty policeman during a pick-up basketball game in Hollywood.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Kansas City Chiefs St. Louis Rams Missouri National Football League Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City Missouri Oakland Raiders Los Angeles
San Diego venture capitalist John Cox says he's considering a run for California governor
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 4:21 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | Antonio Villaraigosa United States California Bill Clinton United States Senate Barack Obama Sacramento California St. Louis Rams
Peter Thiel is not running for governor of California
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 3:08 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
32 points by Los Angeles Times | Antonio Villaraigosa California United States Los Angeles St. Louis Rams Jerry Brown President of the United States Bill Clinton
Super Bowl: Jackie Slater honored with other players from HBCUs
Live updates | Super Bowl LI: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Feb. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m. The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons play in the final NFL game of the season today at NRG Stadium in Houston. Super Bowl LI coverage on Fox-TV begins at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m....
58 points by Los Angeles Times | American football National Football League St. Louis Rams San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice American football positions Pro Football Hall of Fame Oakland Raiders
Sterling K. Brown of ‘This is Us’ welcomes Super Bowl unity
"Whether you're red or blue... everybody shows up to watch the Super Bowl," Brown said.
2 points by New York Post | Super Bowl National Football League St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXVI Cleveland Browns New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos
Ryan, Cowboys among big winners on NFL awards night
HOUSTON – Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night.The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was voted the Associated Press 2016 NFL’s Most Valuable Player and top offensive player. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took Offensive Rookie of the Year and Jason Garrett was selected Coach...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers National Football League Washington Redskins Dallas Cowboys St. Louis Rams Denver Broncos American football
Sterling K. Brown of 'This is Us' welcomes Super Bowl unity
HOUSTON (AP) — Even if it's only for a short time, "This is Us" star Sterling K. Brown sees the Super Bowl as time to put politics aside and come together.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Super Bowl National Football League Super Bowl XXXVI Cleveland Browns St. Louis Rams Indianapolis Colts New England Patriots Denver Broncos
LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class
The running backs were known simply by their initials: LT and TD. The quarterback served as ringmaster for "The Greatest Show on Turf." All unstoppable in their own way, LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis and Kurt Warner earned their spots in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining them...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | American football Super Bowl National Football League Marshall Faulk Kurt Warner John Elway Denver Broncos St. Louis Rams
Jealous of the Patriots? More like envious
I read Ray Duckler’s column, and I don’t really care what Marshall Faulk thinks about this column or anything else Patriots-related. Same goes for the rest of the NFL fans who are rooting not for Atlanta to win, but for the Patriots to lose tonight in Super Bowl LI.Faulk is still pouting about his...
16 points by Concord Monitor | Super Bowl National Football League Tom Brady San Francisco 49ers Pittsburgh Steelers Indianapolis Colts St. Louis Rams New England Patriots
To some, cheaters never win, unless they’re the Patriots
I haven’t yet read Tim O’Sullivan’s column, but I’m guessing Marshall Faulk wouldn’t like it.Faulk is a Hall of Fame running back. He was a superstar when his St. Louis Rams lost to your New England Patriots in the 2002 Super Bowl. He maintains to this day that your team cheated.It’s one of the reas...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Tom Brady Bill Belichick New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVI Super Bowl National Football League Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams
Matt Ryan pretty happy with ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ comp
HOUSTON — The 1999 Rams scored an NFL-high 526 points, an average of 32.9 points per game, well-deserving of the moniker the “Greatest Show on Turf.’’ Seventeen years later, the Falcons scored an NFL-best 540 points, an average of 33.8 points per game. They do not take a fancy nickname into Sunday’s Super Bowl LI...
4 points by New York Post | Tom Brady National Football League Super Bowl XXXVI St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXIV Super Bowl Bill Belichick New England Patriots
Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class
HOUSTON (AP) - Running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis and quarterback Kurt Warner are part of the seven-man class heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sackmaster Jason Taylor and kicker Morten Andersen also made it in Saturday, along with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a contributor, and Seahawks ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | American football San Diego Chargers Marshall Faulk Kurt Warner National Football League Jacksonville Jaguars St. Louis Rams Tom Brady
Tomlinson, Terrell Davis and Warner headline Hall of Fame class
HOUSTON — Running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis and quarterback Kurt Warner are part of the seven-man class heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sackmaster Jason Taylor and kicker Morten Andersen also made it in Saturday, along with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a contributor, and Seahawks safety Kenny Easley, a senior nominee....
4 points by New York Post | American football San Diego Chargers Kurt Warner Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams Jacksonville Jaguars Tom Brady American football positions
Tom Brady is the talk of Super Bowl LI
Full coverage | Super Bowl LI: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Feb. 4, 2017, 5:15 p.m. In less than a week, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will play in the final game of the year, Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Scroll for The Times' coverage of Super...
385 points by Los Angeles Times | Super Bowl St. Louis Rams National Football League Washington Redskins Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Aikman New England Patriots
Tom Brady on verge of adding to his 'greatest quarterback' résumé
No matter what your opinion of Tom Brady, the New England quarterback is the biggest story of Super Bowl LI. Brady has four rings — as do San Francisco’s Joe Montana and Pittsburgh’s Terry Bradshaw — and could be four quarters away from standing alone in the pantheon of greatest quarterbacks in...
385 points by Los Angeles Times | Super Bowl St. Louis Rams National Football League Washington Redskins Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Aikman New England Patriots
No tackling? Lawmaker seeks ultimate answer to football hits
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Growing evidence of a link between football hits and brain injuries has led all 50 states to pass laws aimed at protecting young people from concussions, but a New York lawmaker wants to go even further…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | American football National Football League Buffalo Bills St. Louis Rams New York Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers United States
Jeff Garcia shunned by Cleveland Browns for QB coach gig
Alex ButlerFeb. 4 (UPI) -- Former quarterback Jeff Garcia, who wanted to be the San Francisco 49ers' coach next season, was turned down by the Cleveland Browns.
2 points by UPI | San Francisco 49ers National Football League Cleveland Browns St. Louis Rams Pro Bowl All-America Football Conference Super Bowl Denver Broncos
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
Blip, or was this the year fans started tuning out the NFL?
HOUSTON (AP) — It may have been a blip, explained as much by the must-watch presidential debates as by some wholesale turn away from football. Or, decades from now, 2016 could be remembered as the season fans started falling out…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Super Bowl St. Louis Rams National Football League Oakland Raiders Roger Goodell Paul Tagliabue American football NFC West
Eric Yarber expected to join Rams' staff as receivers coach
Eric Yarber, UCLA’s receivers coach since 2012, is expected to join the Rams’ staff. Yarber, 53, attended Los Angeles Crenshaw High and played on special teams as well as at receiver for the Washington Redskins’ team that won Super Bowl XXII in 1988. He has coached in the NFL with the Tampa Bay...
294 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco 49ers National Football League Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams Denver Broncos New York Giants
Rams' Sean McVay is personable and full of energy as he makes rounds at 'Radio Row'
After nearly six hours of radio and television appearances, impromptu congratulatory conversations and Super Bowl glad-handing, Sean McVay finally took a break late Thursday afternoon. The Rams’ new coach had just completed something of a national coming-out party, turning a potential gauntlet...
92 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Denver Broncos Bill Parcells St. Louis Rams Pittsburgh Steelers
Miami Dolphins vs Los Angeles Rams: prediction, preview, pick to win
The Sports Xchange Complete watch guide to the Miami Dolphins vs Los Angeles Rams game, including when and where to watch, series history, matchups, injury updates, prediction, and pick to win.
2 points by UPI | San Diego Chargers National Football League Miami Dolphins St. Louis Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Super Bowl American football Washington Redskins
Joc Pederson gets his wish - practice with the Rams
Remember when Joc Pederson asked the Rams for a tryout not too long ago on Twitter? The saying goes, "Ask and you shall receive," and the Dodgers outfielder got his wish. The former Palo Alto High School baseball and football star along with teammate Micah Johnson were invited to a Rams practice...
95 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League St. Louis Rams Miami Dolphins New York City Major League Baseball Super Bowl Outfield Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Roger Goodell says 'ideal scenario' would be to keep Raiders, Chargers in place
The San Diego Chargers may join the Rams in Los Angeles and the Oakland Raiders could relocate to Las Vegas, but the "ideal scenario" would be for ...
23 points by Las Vegas Sun | National Football League Oakland Raiders Roger Goodell San Diego Chargers California San Francisco 49ers San Diego St. Louis Rams
Rookie Jared Goff getting first start resonates with former Rams quarterbacks
One practiced as a receiver and tight end the week before his first start at quarterback for the Rams. Two waited more than two years for starting opportunities that only came about because of injuries. And another cemented his role as a starter with an impressive relief appearance in his first...
51 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions National Football League St. Louis Rams Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Eligible receiver Canadian football
Los Angeles Rams break ground on $2.6-billion Inglewood stadium, 'new era' of NFL
The idea came into focus for Stan Kroenke, the billionaire Rams owner and real estate developer, during a pre-dawn drive around Inglewood’s Hollywood Park racetrack in the summer of 2013. It grew into an audacious plan to transform 298 acres into one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment...
2006 points by Los Angeles Times | Roger Goodell National Football League Super Bowl St. Louis Rams San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders Real estate Paul Tagliabue
NFL picks: Does Cowboys' streak vs. Ravens end?
Dak Prescott's Cowboys host Ravens in battle of first-place teams.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | National Football League Oakland Raiders New Orleans Saints Houston Texans Super Bowl Washington Redskins St. Louis Rams Dallas Cowboys
Los Angeles Rams break ground on new stadium — VIDEO
The Los Angeles Rams have broken ground on their billion-dollar stadium and its surrounding entertainment district.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | National Football League Roger Goodell St. Louis Rams San Francisco 49ers Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Inglewood California
Lions' Levy practices again, remains uncertain for game
“It’s just a kind of return-to-play protocol, so he’s on that pace and trending in the right direction,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | 2009 NFL season National Football League Jacksonville Jaguars St. Louis Rams Denver Broncos Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Jacksonville Florida Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Rams have a touchdown problem
The Sports Xchange THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams are fortunate to be 1-1 after two games without the benefit of a touchdown.
45 points by UPI | American football Tampa Bay Buccaneers St. Louis Rams National Football League American football positions Touchdown Raymond James Stadium Seattle Seahawks