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Cowboys' Brown (killed in crash) was sober

Cowboys' Brown (killed in crash) was sober

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 3, 2013
DALLAS (AP) -- An autopsy has found that Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to an intoxication manslaughter charge against the teammate at the wheel.
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  • Colts breakdown: Gary Brackett talks watching film, playoff mom…

    Colts breakdown: Gary Brackett talks watching film, playoff momentum and Sunday's winner

    indystar.com Jan 3, 2013
    In nine years in Indy, Gary Brackett, the soft-smiling, hard-hitting undersized linebacker, became the pulse of a defense that helped the Colts win one Super Bowl and play in another.
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  • Bob Kravitz: On Sunday, Colts' Jerrell Freeman will be better t…

    Bob Kravitz: On Sunday, Colts' Jerrell Freeman will be better than Ray Lewis

    All the talk this week will be about the retiring Ray Lewis, and it should be about the retiring Ray Lewis. He changed the way the linebacker position is played, and is a first-ballot Hall of Famer without any hesitation. But he won't be the best lineba…
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  • Colts give Bears permission to talk with Arians

    Colts give Bears permission to talk with Arians

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts want offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to stick around a little longer.
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  • Former Colts coach Jim Caldwell downplays Sunday's game

    Former Colts coach Jim Caldwell downplays Sunday's game

    indystar.com Jan 3, 2013
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Jim Caldwell wasn't known to be overly sentimental during his stint as Indianapolis Colts head coach from 2009 through last season.
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  • Bill Polian believes that Moneyball does not work in the NFL, a…

    Bill Polian believes that Moneyball does not work in the NFL, and here’s why he’s wrong

    yahoo.com Jan 3, 2013
    There's no questioning the credentials of former NFL executive Bill Polian. When you build teams to a championship or near-championship level as Polian did with the Buffalo Bills (1986-1993), Carolina Panthers (1994-1997) and Indianapolis Colts (1998-20…
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  • Colts Dwight Freeney finishing season strong

    Colts Dwight Freeney finishing season strong

    indystar.com Jan 3, 2013
    Dwight Freeney was hampered during the first half of the season by a high sprain to his left ankle, but appears to be gathering steam as the regular season gives way to the playoffs.
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  • Peyton Manning has nothing but love for the glove

    Peyton Manning has nothing but love for the glove

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Earning home field advantage through the AFC playoffs was huge for the Broncos. But even bigger might have been the results of quarterback Peyton Manning found while adjusting to the conditions in Denver. Dealing with weather was always an issue for him…
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  • Manning ties mark for Player of Month awards

    Manning ties mark for Player of Month awards

    Peyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday when he won his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award.
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  • Colts' Reggie Wayne emerges as undisputed team leader

    Colts' Reggie Wayne emerges as undisputed team leader

    indystar.com Jan 3, 2013
    He wore orange gloves that day. He was on a mission. His coach, Chuck Pagano, had been hospitalized days earlier for treatment of life-threatening leukemia. Reggie Wayne was determined to seize the moment, the game, in those orange gloves.
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  • Extremely close race between Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning…

    Extremely close race between Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning for MVP,  as it is Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell

    nydailynews.com Jan 3, 2013
    It's award time now that the regular season is over. Without further ado, here are our picks and pans for 2012: MVP - We go to tiebreakers here because of what Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson meant to their teams.
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  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
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  • Something's Gotta Give

    Something's Gotta Give

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    Rookie QBs reviving non-playoff teams aren't the only thing the Redskins and Seahawks have in common, but who continues deeper into January? Peter King has the answer.
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  • Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks

    Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks
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  • On Luck, when he can step into throws

    On Luck, when he can step into throws

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Heading into the Colts season finale against the Texans, Andrew Luck had failed to connect on 50 percent of his passes in four consecutive games. In the win against Houston in the regular-season finale last Sunday, he connected on exactly half his passe…
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  • Colts or Ravens? Star experts make their picks

    Colts or Ravens? Star experts make their picks

    indystar.com Jan 3, 2013
    No, I'm not a homer. I'm a guy with a hunch. And I'm a guy who doesn't trust the Ravens or Joe Flacco. You can discount momentum all you want, but it does matter how a team goes into the playoffs. The Colts have won 5-of-6. The Ravens have lost 4-of-5. …
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  • Chat time: See you in an hour

    Chat time: See you in an hour

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    We're 60 minutes from chat time. Let's talk about the Bengals at Texans on Saturday and the Colts at Ravens on Sunday. Let's talk about the start of the offseasons for the Titans and Jaguars. It'll be a day heavy on quarterback posts here at AFC South c…
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  • Blogger Blitz: Momentum for Colts, Texans

    Blogger Blitz: Momentum for Colts, Texans

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    I'm torn when considering the importance of momentum for the two AFC South teams who will play this weekend. Per Jason Starrett of ESPN Stats and Info: Since the NFL adopted its current playoff format in 1990, 20 of the 22 Super Bowl champions (91 perce…
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  • Colts Owner Jim Irsay Is Ready For The Playoffs: "Time To …

    Colts Owner Jim Irsay Is Ready For The Playoffs: "Time To Let The Monster Feed!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts, by some unexplainable circumstance, pulled off an 11-5 record this season and secured a wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. Colts owner Jim Irsay? Oh, he's ready to party, as you can s…
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  • Overrated Colts and Wild-Card Round Probabilities

    Overrated Colts and Wild-Card Round Probabilities

    nytimes.com Jan 3, 2013
    A good case can be made that Indianapolis's surprising 11-5 record was more a result of a weak schedule than anything else.
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  • Colts' Davis living up to expectations

    Colts' Davis living up to expectations

    indystar.com Jan 3, 2013
    Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his play against Houston on Sunday.
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  • Colts flourish with abundance of rookies

    Colts flourish with abundance of rookies

    indystar.com Jan 3, 2013
    Potential flashed around the Indianapolis Colts' Northwestside practice facility eight months ago. Rookies were here, there, everywhere. Sunday, they will be front and center in Baltimore's M&T Stadium as the Colts attempt to take another step in an…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A Tough Task Ahead 03:10

    NFL32OT: A Tough Task Ahead

    Jan 3
    Episode 242: Chris Mortensen discusses which rookie quarterback will have a tougher task this postseason. Merril Hoge makes his pick for MVP. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson's desire to play on special teams.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Colts-Ravens 00:57

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Colts-Ravens

    Jan 3
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Indianapolis at Baltimore
  • Video - Rookie QB Most Likely To Win 02:14

    Rookie QB Most Likely To Win

    Jan 3
    Tedy Bruschi and Darren Woodson discuss which rookie quarterback is most likely to win this weekend.
  • Video - Moments that defined them: Andrew Luck 02:30

    Moments that defined them: Andrew Luck

    Jan 3
    Watch rookie quarterback Andrew Luck guide the Indianapolis Colts to a remarkable 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions in Week 13.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversary

    Jan 3
    As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
  • 2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card Round

    Jan 3
    With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
  • Mike James to sign with Texas Legends of D-League, sources say

    Jan 3
    In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    Jan 3
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews