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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell won’t apologize to Patriots owne…

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell won’t apologize to Patriots owner Robert Kraft for DeflateGate probe

nydailynews.com Updated 8 hours ago
Roger Goodell is out of the apology business, even when Robert Kraft feels his team has been wronged in the DeflateGate scandal.
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  • Pats Backup QB Garoppolo Helps Defense Prepare for Wilson

    Pats Backup QB Garoppolo Helps Defense Prepare for Wilson

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it.
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  • NFL tempts fate with inability to handle scandals properly

    NFL tempts fate with inability to handle scandals properly

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    Over the years, the NFL’s Commissioner has navigated plenty of difficult situations that could have tested the tenuous balance between the Commissioner’s role as the overseer of the sport and his job as employee of the owners of the teams he oversees. T…
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  • Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Victim’s Girlfriend at Hernande…

    Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Victim’s Girlfriend at Hernandez Trial

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    The girlfriend testified that a semiprofessional football player killed in 2013 and Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end, were in the “early stages of friendship.”
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  • Chris Lewis Heeds Parents’ Advice in College Decision

    Chris Lewis Heeds Parents’ Advice in College Decision

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    Chris Lewis, a power forward who has been receiving scholarship offers since he was in middle school, has chosen to play for Harvard, following advice from his father, Mo Lewis, the former Jets linebacker.
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  • Vague Job Outline Leads to Defining Role With Seahawks

    Vague Job Outline Leads to Defining Role With Seahawks

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    As the Seahawks’ defensive passing game specialist, Rocky Seto deals with the minutiae of the game as the “detail guy.”
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  • Goodell says NFL is still looking at changing extra points

    Goodell says NFL is still looking at changing extra points

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    After another season in which more than 99 percent of extra points were successful, the NFL is looking at ways to make it harder. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that he wants to continue exploring ways to make extra points more exciting. “Fan…
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  • San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Team

    San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Team

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    The owners of the San Francisco 49ers football team have purchased a stake in Sacramento's minor league Republic soccer club, the second major team to do so this week in an effort to bolster the club's chances of winning major league status.
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  • Seahawks' D Could Earn Spot in NFL Lore With Super Bowl Win

    Seahawks' D Could Earn Spot in NFL Lore With Super Bowl Win

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.
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  • Eric Winston apologizes for his shot at Roger Goodell

    Eric Winston apologizes for his shot at Roger Goodell

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    NFL Players Association President Eric Winston took a shot at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, but it didn’t take Winston long to back down. Shortly after Winston told Tom Curran of CSNNE.com that a 2-year-old could do Goodell’s job, Winston issued…
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  • Kam Chancellor added to last injury report of the year

    Kam Chancellor added to last injury report of the year

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    The final injury report of the season is out, and it’s not a dramatic one. Which, of course, is part of the reason these two teams are here. The only real change on the report Friday is that Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was listed as a limited partici…
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  • Hundreds lose out on tickets to Super Bowl

    Hundreds lose out on tickets to Super Bowl

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Hundreds of fans won't be going to Super Bowl XLIX after brokers and resale sites reneged on tickets that they already sold fans.
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  • Record Defense Is Why Seattle Will Win 2nd Straight

    Record Defense Is Why Seattle Will Win 2nd Straight

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.
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  • Seahawks wide receivers have a message: Don't underestimate us

    Seahawks wide receivers have a message: Don't underestimate us

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    PHOENIX — Doug Baldwin went on a tirade after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC championship game in dramatic fashion, which came off as fairly amusing. "I want y'all to write this down," Baldwin said at the time. "Write this down, OK? Rem…
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  • Carroll, Belichick disagree on whether the Super Bowl is “fun”

    Carroll, Belichick disagree on whether the Super Bowl is “fun”

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Patriots coach Bill Belichick showed mutual respect at their joint press conference this morning, but they also showed what different men they are. That was true from the very beginning, when Carroll enthused at the start…
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  • Titans fire VP of player personnel Dawson

    Titans fire VP of player personnel Dawson

    The Tennessee Titans have fired vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson and streamlined their football administration.
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  • Rolling Stone Publishes, Then Unpublishes, Column Criticizing T…

    Rolling Stone Publishes, Then Unpublishes, Column Criticizing The NFL

    deadspin.com 12 hours ago
    Friend of Deadspin Jeb Lund (also known as monstrous, deceased dictator Mobutu Sese Soko) published a column today under the headline "Screw the Super Bowl: The Big Lies of the Big Game" on Rolling Stone's website. You can't read it on Rolling…
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  • Packers fire special teams coach Slocum

    Packers fire special teams coach Slocum

    Less than two weeks after a pair of botched special-teams plays cost the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Championship Game loss to the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy fired special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum on Friday.
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  • Prop Challenge, Day VIII — Over-Under on Russell Wilson’s rushi…

    Prop Challenge, Day VIII — Over-Under on Russell Wilson’s rushing yards: 41.5

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    Welcome to PFT’s Prop Challenge, our daily look at a Super Bowl proposition bet. Here’s the idea: we present a prop, do some light analysis, then let you decide which side to take — hypothetically, of course. (Previous examples are at the bottom of this…
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  • Demaryius Thomas thinks some Broncos teammates underestimated C…

    Demaryius Thomas thinks some Broncos teammates underestimated Colts

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    PHOENIX — Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has had time to let his balky ankle heal and let his ego soothe after losing to the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the playoffs as he did some promotional work this week at the site …
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  • Where does Tom Brady rank among top 10 greatest Super Bowl play…

    Where does Tom Brady rank among top 10 greatest Super Bowl players?

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    Marcus Allen, Bart Starr, Phil Simms … I couldn’t get them on the list of 10 greatest Super Bowl players ever. That’s a lot of Super Bowl MVPs and records left off. Kurt Warner, Franco Harris, Steve Young and John Riggins also want to have a word, I’m s…
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  • Chris Harris optimistic on Manning’s return, has faith in Oswei…

    Chris Harris optimistic on Manning’s return, has faith in Osweiler

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    During his appearance on Friday’s PFT Live, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris expressed optimism Peyton Manning would return in 2015, noting the lousy taste the divisional-round loss to former team Indianapolis had to leave with the future Hall of Fame qu…
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  • McCain: Time to talk legalizing sports betting

    McCain: Time to talk legalizing sports betting

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    Sen. John McCain says Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.
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  • San Diego to study Chargers' stadium options

    San Diego to study Chargers' stadium options

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced names of civic leaders and financial experts tasked with finding a location and creating a finance plan to build a new stadium for the Chargers.
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  • Belichick Sees 'Relentless' Seattle as Model for Others

    Belichick Sees 'Relentless' Seattle as Model for Others

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    New England head coach Bill Belichick is not known for heaping compliments on his own team, but when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl opponents the Seattle Seahawks, the Patriots coach has not been shy in expressing his admiration.
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  • Video - #WhyWeWillWin: Patriots Are Confident 00:21

    #WhyWeWillWin: Patriots Are Confident

    Jan 30
    New England fans believe that the Patriots will win Super Bowl XLIX because they will uphold the city's historic confidence.
  • Video - #WhyWeWillWin: Great Leaders 00:18

    #WhyWeWillWin: Great Leaders

    Jan 30
    Patriots fans believe that New England will win Super Bowl XLIX because -- like Paul Revere, John Hancock and John Adams -- Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Bill Belichick are great leaders.
  • Video - Playing Through Injuries In The NFL 01:28

    Playing Through Injuries In The NFL

    Jan 30
    Seahawks players Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas and Kevin Williams discuss playing while being hurt in the NFL.
  • Video - Hundreds Lose Out On Super Bowl Tickets 02:49

    Hundreds Lose Out On Super Bowl Tickets

    Jan 30
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses why hundreds of fans won't be going to Super Bowl XLIX after brokers and resale sites reneged on tickets that were already sold.

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