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Chargers' Pagano speaks about brother's illness

Chargers' Pagano speaks about brother's illness

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about his brother Chuck, the Indianapolis Colts' head coach who was diagnosed with a treatable form of Leukemia last week.
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  • Chat wrap: Denver must stop Gronkowksi

    Chat wrap: Denver must stop Gronkowksi

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Here are some highlights of our AFC West chat which was held earlier Thursday: DENVER Harold from Denver: When New England and Denver played last year, the NE tight ends carved up Denver's defense. Do you see Denver doing better in that area on Sunday? …
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  • Breaking down Jaws' QB rankings

    Breaking down Jaws' QB rankings

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Ron Jaworski has revisited his NFL quarterback rankings at the quarter-point of the season in an Insider piece. Let’s take a look at where he puts AFC West signal-callers: Peyton Manning, Denver Ranking: 4 Comment: Manning is still a high-level quarterb
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  • Broncos G Chris Kuper practices fully

    Broncos G Chris Kuper practices fully

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Chris Kuper stepped closer to making his 2012 debut Sunday at New England when the Denver Broncos guard practiced fully Thursday. He had been practicing on a limited basis since the beginning of last week. Kuper broke his forearm in August. Denver coach…
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  • Payton to attend Chargers-Saints, sources say

    Payton to attend Chargers-Saints, sources say

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be in attendance at the Louisiana Superdome for Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Peyton says it’s his wife who’s trying to buy a piece of the Gr…

    Peyton says it’s his wife who’s trying to buy a piece of the Grizzlies

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says the report that he’s trying to buy a piece of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies isn’t quite right: According to Manning, it’s his wife, Ashley, who is the investor in the group trying to buy the Grizzlies. In stat
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  • Clady, Albert playing at a high level

    Clady, Albert playing at a high level

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Via Arrowheadpride.com, profootballfocus.com has two of the AFC West left tackles highly ranked. The site lists Denver left tackle Ryan Clady as the No. 2 best left tackle in the NFL so far this season and Kansas City’s Branden Albert as the No. 3 left
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  • The revival of Willis McGahee

    The revival of Willis McGahee

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    When the Denver Broncos signed Willis McGahee last season, he was expected to be a complementary back. McGahee then went on and ran for 1,199 yards last season. This year, McGahee’s production was expected to wane because of quarterback Peyton Manning.
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  • Chiefs' injury concerns mount

    Chiefs' injury concerns mount

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    The list of injured Kansas City Chiefs keeps growing. Coach Romeo Crennel said running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) and defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) will not practice Thursday. Neither player saw action against San Diego on Sunday and I think their a…
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  • One guy to watch: One player to watch for each AFC West team in…

    One guy to watch: One player to watch for each AFC West team in Wee…

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    One player to watch for each AFC West team in Week 5; Denver Broncos, center Dan Koppen: He probably never thought he'd be in this situation but Koppen is going to New England as Peyton Manning's center. For many years, Koppen snapped the ball for Tom B…
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  • After latest gaffe, John Fox should retire his trick plays

    After latest gaffe, John Fox should retire his trick plays

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    It was easy to laugh about Broncos kicker Matt Prater’s pass attempt gone wrong because they won 37-6, but it also shined the light on one of coach John Fox’s career frustrations. The notoriously conservative coach has never gotten the hang of trick p
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  • Let's chat: Please join me for our AFC West chat, which will ……

    Let's chat: Please join me for our AFC West chat, which will …

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Please join me for our AFC West chat, which will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. I look forward to see chatting with you.  
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  • PFT’s Week Five picks

    PFT’s Week Five picks

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    Last week was a very good week.  But for a late field goal by the Redskins, misplaced faith in the Chiefs, and a failure to realize that, as Joe Theismann says, Tony Romo “isn’t that good,” I would have generated the first perfect week of picks in
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Is Russell Wilson's Job in Jeopardy? 02:22

    NFL32OT: Is Russell Wilson's Job in Jeopardy?

    Oct 4
    Episode 200: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether Russell Wilson should remain the starter in Seattle. Steve Young breaks down the Chiefs staying with Matt Cassel. The NFL32 crew discuss how Andrew Luck will fare against the Packers defens
  • Video - Round 13: Manning vs. Brady 05:35

    Round 13: Manning vs. Brady

    Oct 4
    Will Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning outduel New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in their Week 5 matchup? The "Thursday Night Kickoff" crew debate.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Chargers-Saints 00:32

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Chargers-Saints

    Oct 4
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for San Diego at New Orleans
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-Patriots 00:32

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-Patriots

    Oct 4
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Denver at New England

Sports Columnists

  • After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' first loss ex…

    Oct 4
    After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 4
    The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 4
    A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...