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  • Broncos dig into their deep linebacker corps

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Aside from Von Miller, Denver's once-deep linebacker corps has been reduced to four guys playing their first NFL season and an undrafted third-year pro who's started just five games. Steven Johnson, who at 26 qualifies as the greybeard among greenhorns, swears...

  • Rollins leaves legacy in Philly, heads to Dodgers

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While talent got Jimmy Rollins to the major leagues, confidence made him a winner and sparked the most successful run in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies. The former NL MVP and three-time All-Star shortstop was officially traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers...

  • New Mexico Bowl Capsule

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Utah State (9-4, 6-2 Mountain West) vs. UTEP (7-5, 5-3 C-USA), 2:20 p.m. ET, (ESPN) Line: Utah State by 10 Series Record: Utah State, 2-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE Utah State is a win away from notching its third straight bowl victory for the first time in school history. The Aggies are 3-5...

  • O-line comes together for Patriots

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England offensive line, maligned through the early weeks of the season, has rebounded to do a terrific job protecting the team's 37-year-old prime asset. Quarterback Tom Brady contributed to the team's highlight film with a 17-yard scramble that ended...

  • Arians: Stanton might back up Lindley vs Seahawks

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Bruce Arians says quarterback Drew Stanton might suit up against Seattle on Sunday night but would not start. At best, Arians said, Stanton could back up starter Ryan Lindley. Stanton sprained his right knee in last week's win at St. Louis. He...

  • Young Jaguars piecing together key building blocks

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley stepped to the center of a raucous postgame locker room and started screaming out names. Blake Bortles. Marqise Lee. Telvin Smith. Chris Smith. Ryan Davis. Abry Jones. Bradley called out four rookies and two second-year...

  • Jets' Rontez Miles had emergency surgery on leg

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rontez Miles' season debut for the New York Jets never made it to game day. The backup safety had emergency surgery on his right leg Thursday night after he was injured in practice earlier in the day. The team announced Friday that Miles, promoted from the...

  • Giants' rookie class highlights year

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It has definitely been a disappointing season for the New York Giants, evidenced by their 5-9 record that will have them missing the NFL playoffs for a third straight season. If there is a highlight for 2014, it would have to be the overall play of their...

  • Shazier, Gilbert hopeful to play against Chiefs

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier is hoping for a heavier workload on Sunday against Kansas City. Shazier has been limited mostly to work on special teams each of the last two weeks after missing seven of Pittsburgh's first 12 games due to separate...

  • Pirates and Corey Hart agree to $2.5M, 1-year deal

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — First baseman Corey Hart and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. The deal, which includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses, gives the Pirates a right-handed option at first base to join left-handed slugger Pedro Alvarez, who is...

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