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Agent says Colts assistant Arians out of hospital

Agent says Colts assistant Arians out of hospital

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The agent for Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Wednesday night that his client has been released from an Indianapolis hospital and that they are finalizing details to begin interviewing for head coaching jobs.
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  • Jordy Nelson, Justin Smith headline initial divisional playoffs…

    Jordy Nelson, Justin Smith headline initial divisional playoffs injury reports

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    Here's a look at the injury situations worth monitoring in the days leading up to the divisional round of the 2012 NFL Playoffs: Three Baltimore Ravens did not participate on Wednesday, including fullback Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), rookie running back Be…
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  • Steelers' Rooney supports Tomlin, Haley

    Steelers' Rooney supports Tomlin, Haley

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Steelers president Art Rooney II spoke to reporters Wednesday and here are some of the highlights: Rooney blamed the Steelers' 8-8 record on turnovers. Pittsburgh had a minus-10 turnover differential (30 giveaways and 20 takeaways). In the NFL, only one…
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  • Ravens-Broncos Wednesday practice report

    Ravens-Broncos Wednesday practice report

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    The practice report for Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game: BALTIMORE RAVENS Did not practice: FB Vonta Leach (knee and ankle), RB Bernard Pierce (knee) and G Jah Reid (toe). Limited participation: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle). Full participation: WR …
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  • Todd Haley Is Giving One Reporter A Giant Headache

    Todd Haley Is Giving One Reporter A Giant Headache

    We like NFL.com's Ian Rapoport-good guy, good sources, good track record. But nobody deserves the head-spinning confusion he's dealing with today, thanks to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who might be interviewing for the Arizona Cardinals h
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  • Browns, Panthers' OC Chudzinski talking opening

    Browns, Panthers' OC Chudzinski talking opening

    CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the meeting says the Browns are interviewing Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for their coaching job.
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  • Steelers to bounce back?

    Steelers to bounce back?

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Herm Edwards named five teams that should back back in 2013. It's an Insider post, but I can let you know that the Steelers ranked second on Edwards' list: This one is obvious to me, as Pittsburgh is simply too str…
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  • Joe Flacco moved on from Denver debacle

    Joe Flacco moved on from Denver debacle

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- When you think about the last time the Ravens played the Broncos, the lasting image is Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco lying face down in the turf after failing to stop an interception returned for a touchdown. But that pass, which ca…
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  • Chargers interested in Mike Zimmer too

    Chargers interested in Mike Zimmer too

    The Browns are bringing Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer in to interview for their head coaching job on Wednesday and it looks like they have some company when it comes to interest in him. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that …
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  • One final time: Lewis vs. Manning

    One final time: Lewis vs. Manning

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ray Lewis' final dance didn't come in the final seconds of Sunday's playoff win against the Colts. However, it might happen over the course of 60 minutes in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game, when Lewis and Peyton Manning tangl…
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  • AFC North chat reminder

    AFC North chat reminder

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    The Ravens are still in the playoffs. The Browns are still searching for a coach. The Bengals have tons of salary-cap room and the Steelers have a lot of questions facing them this offseason. That means it's time to talk. Our half-hour talk kicks off at…
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  • RGIII surgery finds ACL damage

    RGIII surgery finds ACL damage

    CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn ligament and to determine whether there was any other damage in his ailing right knee.
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  • Ravens' Lewis: Last dance not a dis to Colts

    Ravens' Lewis: Last dance not a dis to Colts

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Ray Lewis dismissed Reggie Wayne's gripes about his last dance following the Ravens' victory over the Colts, insisting Tuesday that the display was not intended as a slap in the face to the losing team but as a tribute to the city he has grown to love.
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  • Wake-up: Cowher wants to coach again

    Wake-up: Cowher wants to coach again

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Just a friendly reminder that the AFC North chat will start at 2 p.m. and the weekly column will get posted around noon. Here's your wake-up call ... RAVENS: In his past five playoff games, running back Ray Rice has averaged just 70.6 yards rushing and …
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens 03:02

    NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens

    Jan 9
    Episode 245: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the upcoming matchup between the Ravens and Broncos. Mark Schlereth breaks down the effectiveness of Aldon Smith. The NFL32 crew discuss the divisional playoff matchups.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis 04:46

    'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis

    Jan 9
    Take a look at this must-see video of Ray Lewis mic'd up during the Baltimore Ravens' wild-card win over the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans 03:59

    'Sound FX': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans

    Jan 9
    You watched the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals, but what were the players saying during the game? Take a look as multiple players are mic'd up during this wild-card matchup.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans 03:59

    'Sound FX': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans

    Jan 9
    You watched the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals, but what were the players saying during the game? Take a look as multiple players are mic'd up during this wild-card matchup.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Numbers show that Harbaugh will come to regret Kaepernick …

    Jan 9
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will regret the decision to bench highly efficient quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick in the middle of the season. And there's a good chance that moment of regret will come Saturday night at Candle…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...