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Arians hires Moore, Bowles, Goodwin as top aides

Arians hires Moore, Bowles, Goodwin as top aides

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 21, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) -- New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has brought in Tom Moore and Harold Goodwin to help him overhaul the worst offense in the NFL.
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  • Wes Welker’s wife apologizes for Ray Lewis rant

    Wes Welker’s wife apologizes for Ray Lewis rant

    Soon-to-be free-agent receiver Wes Welker likely can remove the Ravens from his list of potential destinations. Welker’s wife launched a Facebook tirade against Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis after Sunday’s AFC title game, in which Mrs. Welker criticizes
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  • Can Chip Make The Switch?

    Can Chip Make The Switch?

    As the Eagles' new coach, Chip Kelly faces more challenges than simply finding a quarterback. The biggest one? Adjusting to the NFL game's many differences, says Andy Staples.
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  • Jim Harbaugh calls facing brother is a blessing and a curse

    Jim Harbaugh calls facing brother is a blessing and a curse

    The fact that the Ravens and 49ers are coached by the Harbaugh brothers promises to be one of the most discussed angles to Super Bowl XLVII and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had his first chance to address the topic on Monday. Harbaugh said that he hopes to …
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  • Caldwell to remain Ravens O-coordinator in '13

    Caldwell to remain Ravens O-coordinator in '13

    Jim Caldwell will remain the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator next season.
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  • Baltimore billboards declare Lewis retirement party delayed

    Baltimore billboards declare Lewis retirement party delayed

    That goofy Ray Lewis retirement party countdown billboard apparently had an impact on Lewis and the Ravens.  There are new billboards in Baltimore that likely won’t impact the looming 2013 rematch between the two teams. According to the Ravens’ offic
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  • Pair of Broncos replaces pair of Patriots in Pro Bowl

    Pair of Broncos replaces pair of Patriots in Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    After last night’s AFC title game, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs told the Patriots to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Two them won’t. Guard Logan Mankins and receiver Wes Welker won’t be going to the Pro Bowl, because they are injured.  They’ll be re
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  • Jim Nantz takes on Cleveland media over Mike Lombardi criticism

    Jim Nantz takes on Cleveland media over Mike Lombardi criticism

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    The man known for his “hello, friends” greeting has a very different message for the enemies of new Browns V.P. of player personnel Mike Lombardi. Jim Nantz of CBS has launched an assault against those in the Cleveland media who are criticizing the te
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  • Michael Phelps Wouldn't Have Competed In The 2012 Olympics If N…

    Michael Phelps Wouldn't Have Competed In The 2012 Olympics If Not For Ray Lewis

    deadspin.com Jan 21, 2013
    OK, before we go any further, we have to address Michael Phelps's new look. Apparently, Phelps has been hanging out in a lot of coffee shops and going to a lot of Japandroids concerts since the summer Olympics. Or perhaps he's just a really big fan of t…
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  • No decision on Browns' defensive scheme

    No decision on Browns' defensive scheme

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    The biggest reservation I had with the hiring of Ray Horton as the Cleveland Browns' defensive coordinator was his scheme. He learned the 3-4 defense during his days in Pittsburgh and that's the style of defense he ran as the defensive coordinator in Ar…
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  • PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael and Patriots talk with To…

    PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael and Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens reversed the result from last season and outlasted the Patriots on the road Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. Monday’s PFT Live will be devoted to talking about that game from both angles. J. Michael of CSN Baltimore will join Mike Florio
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  • Owen Daniels added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

    Owen Daniels added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Tight end Owen Daniels was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster Monday, making him the ninth Texan and the second AFC replacement tight end in the all-star game. Daniels will go in the place of the injured Rob Gronkowski, since Bengals tight end Jermaine Gr…
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  • Is sentiment changing on Art Modell?

    Is sentiment changing on Art Modell?

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl, and a day before the big game, Hall of Fame voters will decide whether Art Modell gets inducted. Modell passed away just before the start of the season at the age of 87, but his spirit remains with the Ravens. Th…
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  • Steve Gregory: Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback

    Steve Gregory: Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback

    The next two weeks are going to be filled with plenty of storylines. There’s the brothers Harbaugh squaring off in the Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick’s stunning rise and Ray Lewis‘ farewell tour, for starters. There’s also going to be a lot of “Is
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  • Super Bowl is a homecoming for Ed Reed

    Super Bowl is a homecoming for Ed Reed

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ravens safety Ed Reed is going to the first Super Bowl of his 11-year NFL career. It's more special to Reed that he will be playing the biggest game of his life near his hometown. Reed grew up in St. Rose, La., which is about 17 mil…
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  • Belichick Criticized for, Well, Everything

    Belichick Criticized for, Well, Everything

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    Patriots Coach Bill Belichick was criticized for being too conservative, for not talking to CBS and for everything else under the sun after a loss in the A.F.C. title game.
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    A look at how the Bills scout the Senior Bowl. Members of the Dolphins shared their thoughts on the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Patriots WR Wes Welker was left to lament missed opportunities after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. Jets NT Sione Pouha is
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  • Leavy explains decision to uphold key Pats fumble

    Leavy explains decision to uphold key Pats fumble

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    The AFC title game changed dramatically when, after the Ravens opened an eight-point lead on the first snap of the fourth quarter, a run by Pats running back Stevan Ridley resulted in a helmet-to-helmet hit that seemed to knock him out on his feet, caus…
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  • Ravens' Terrell Suggs is one sore winner

    Ravens' Terrell Suggs is one sore winner

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh has prided himself in changing the bad-boy culture of the Ravens. The Ravens have talked at length about how faith has helped them in this playoff run and they'll even recite passages from the Bible in pos…
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  • 49ers and Ravens: The More Physical Teams Won

    49ers and Ravens: The More Physical Teams Won

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    San Francisco used its bruising ground game, and Baltimore relied on its rugged defense, to advance to the Super Bowl.
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  • John on HarBowl hype

    John on HarBowl hype

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts to having to face his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
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  • Niners Are 4.5-Point Favorites in Super Bowl

    Niners Are 4.5-Point Favorites in Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens are the first underdog of more than a touchdown to win both the division and championship playoff rounds.
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  • Wake-up call: Super Ravens

    Wake-up call: Super Ravens

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the past two games, the Ravens were 9.5-point underdogs. And, for the past two games, the Ravens have beaten Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. You don't have to like the Ravens. But you certainly have to respect the playoff run they…
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  • Bill Belichick: We’re disappointed, what else do you want me to…

    Bill Belichick: We’re disappointed, what else do you want me to say?

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t talk to CBS immediately after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but he did talk to the media afterward, and he continued emphasizing the same things: He was disappointed in losing, and he didn’t think the loss could b
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  • Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.…

    Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.?

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    New England and Atlanta, high-scoring offenses in the regular season, were each shut out in the second half.
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  • We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    grantland.com Jan 21, 2013
    My friend Garrett, of Boston, has been calling Ravens QB Joe Flacco "FlaccoLOL" all year. Every one of those Bad Joe Flacco Games this season, with th...
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  • About Last Weekend: The Ravens' Revenge

    About Last Weekend: The Ravens' Revenge

    grantland.com Jan 21, 2013
    In case you were busy writing the first part of a gritty 3-D trilogy reimagining the story of Humpty Dumpty called "HD Volume One: Sitting on a Wall,"...
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  • Video - Is Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis the key to the team's success? 02:15

    Is Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis the key to the team's success?

    Jan 21
    The "NFL Total Access" crew debate whether or not the Baltimore Ravens would be in the Super Bowl without linebacker Ray Lewis.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: Super Bowl quarterback 00:58

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: Super Bowl quarterback

    Jan 21
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's stellar 2012 postseason continued Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Has Flacco done enough to silence his critics?
  • Video - 'The Coaches show': What impact has Jim Caldwell had on the Baltimore Ravens' offense? 02:00

    'The Coaches show': What impact has Jim Caldwell had on the Baltimore Ravens' offense?

    Jan 21
    Brian Billick and Dennis Green discuss what has changed for the Baltimore Ravens since Jim Caldwell became their offensive coordinator.
  • Video - John Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens ready for challenge 04:24

    John Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens ready for challenge

    Jan 21
    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh discusses how his team will prepare for the Super Bowl, coaching against his brother and if the feeling of heading to New Orleans has set in yet.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag: Diversity efforts need refining

    Jan 21
    The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
  • Peter King: Two compelling championship games produced HarBowl

    Jan 21
    ATLANTA -- The Niners are back. Hard to believe it's been 18 years since Steve Young threw six touchdown passes to shred the Chargers, then mimed having a monkey on his back while begging Harris Barton to rip it off, only to throw up a Gatorade/cookie m…