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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo,Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Not knowing where Rivers might be headed if anywhere in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Analysis: Offseason Fix: Where are the free QBs headed?

Feb. 12, 2020 2:37 AM EST

Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Indeed, not knowing where Rivers might be headed, if anywhere, in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. Nearly every one of the NFL's...

No. 6 Stanford tops USC, 79-59

Feb. 9, 2020 11:39 PM EST

STANFORD,Calif. (AP) — Senior day inspired some emotion and Stanford put it to good use. Lexie Hull had 14 points and six rebounds, Nadia Fingall and Ashten Prechtel each scored 11 points and the sixth-ranked Cardinal overpowered USC 79-59 in a Pac-12 game Sunday. “I think so, a little bit. I mean,...

San Francisco 49ers' Dante Pettis wears cleats honoring Kobe Bryant before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

At the Super Bowl, they remembered Kobe Bryant

Feb. 2, 2020 6:07 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even at the Super Bowl, they mourned Kobe Bryant. San Francisco’s Richard Sherman showed up for the Super Bowl in a Bryant jersey, the start of numerous honors dedicated to the basketball legend on football’s biggest day. Among them: Players from the Kansas City...

Colorado Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer (31) blocks a shot as Ian Cole (28) and Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hayes, Farabee lead Flyers to 6-3 win over Avalanche

Feb. 1, 2020 11:31 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia third-string goaltender Alex Lyon, a Yale University graduate, uses some of his downtime as a seldom-used reserve focusing on the psychology of winning athletes. This week, he happened upon Super Bowl-week interviews with NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Russell Wilson,...

The Latest: Calais Campbell chosen NFL Man of the Year

Feb. 1, 2020 6:56 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the NFL Awards, all times EST: 6:55 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars edge rusher Calais Campbell has won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Eli Manning, a former winner who just retired as quarterback of the New York Giants, presented the award at NFL Honors. The award recognizes...

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, right, talks with others on the football field during practice on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Davie, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Credit Andy Reid's parents for Chiefs coach's creative plays

Jan. 31, 2020 5:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Andy Reid is often asked how he comes up with the wild plays that have become a hallmark of the Kansas City Chiefs. His son provided the best explanation yet this week. Big Reid was was born to parents, Britt Reid explained, who imparted in him wildly different skill sets. The science, math...

This combination of  2019 file photos , Fox NFL sideline reporters Chris Myers, left, and Erin Andrews in Arlington, Texas. Myers and rin Andrews will be doing a little bit of everything on the sidelines for Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl 54. Not only will they be filing reports, but will be the eyes and ears for the production truck as well as Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Sideline view: Andrews, Myers have key role for Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2020 2:46 AM EST

Erin Andrews and Chris Myers may not get a lot of on-air time during Fox’s broadcast of Super Bowl 54, but they will have lots to contribute during Sunday's game. Besides reporting from the sidelines, Andrews and Myers will be the eyes and ears for the production truck, as well as Joe Buck and Troy Aikman...

AFC quarterback Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens, (8) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

Jan. 26, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl. Smith and his NFC teammates learned about Bryant's death while they were in the locker room getting ready for the NFL's all-star game Sunday. Smith suggested the best way...

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers stingy pass D in for tough Super Bowl test vs. Mahomes

Jan. 26, 2020 12:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a fearsome front four capable of pressuring quarterbacks without blitzes, a lockdown cornerback in Richard Sherman and the speed at linebacker and safety to limit big plays, the San Francisco 49ers had the league's stingiest pass defense in a decade. Shutting down Patrick...

Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

Jan. 24, 2020 12:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. “We want to see head contact...