Bill Belichick loathes the kind words he has earned

Bill Belichick wanted no part of it. Praise. To Belichick, praise is poison. His Patriots had just advanced to their record eighth consecutive AFC Championship game by virtue of Sunday’s 41-28 beatdown of the visiting Chargers at Gillette Stadium, and Belichick was asked to put that remarkable accomplishment of unprecedented sustained success and the challenges that come with it into […]

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Rams fend off Cowboys to clinch spot in NFC Championship

LOS ANGELES — C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more and another TD in the Los Angeles Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round on Saturday night. Gurley and Anderson punished the Cowboys’ normally sturdy run defense and sent the second-seeded Rams […]

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Fries or onion rings? What Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith learned from working at Burger King

FRISCO, Texas — Studying film this week, Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith wants to crack the code of Sean McVay’s offense. He wants to understand how to stop electric all-Pro running back Todd Gurley better than he did in a Week 4 loss last season, Smith’s first game calling plays at middle linebacker in veteran Sean Lee’s absence. Gurley gashed Dallas […]

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Arizona Cardinals Hire Kliff Kingsbury as Coach, Going All-In on Offense

The Arizona Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach, becoming the latest team to bet on a high-flying offense to bring them success. Kingsbury, a former head coach at Texas Tech and a proponent of the air raid offense, has worked with Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield, Johnny Manziel, Case Keenum and other quarterbacks during his time as a […]

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Wanted: A Jets Coach that Suits Sam Darnold

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A day after the Jets fired Coach Todd Bowles following the team’s season-ending 38-3 loss to the New England Patriots, team chairman and chief executive Christopher Johnson said the franchise will move quickly in finding a replacement. Seven other N.F.L. teams have joined the Jets with vacancies at the top coaching spot, adding to the urgency […]

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Five Gaelic football teams to watch in 2019

Ahead of the new year, we pick out five teams to watch as they aim to improve on their respective 2018 campaigns. Galway While 2018 finished on a disappointing note for the Tribesmen, the year presented some important milestones: a League final appearance upon their return to Division 1, a Connacht title, and breaking an 18-year wait for both an […]

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