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Former Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule speaks to reporters outside his home Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  According to a person familiar with the situation, the Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor's Matt Rhule as their coach. The Panthers have not spoken publicly about the coaching search.(Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Column: Black coaching hires still at dismal level in NFL

Jan. 8, 2020 10:11 AM EST

A year ago, Richard Lapchick was at least willing to consider it might be cyclical. Not any longer. Not after all but one of the coaching vacancies in the NFL have been filled. Not after — in a league where 70% of players are minorities — blacks have been hired for only two of the 19 open head...

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is met by Gorilla Nilla in

Raiders close out Oakland tenure with late-game collapse

Dec. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr's last-second desperation heave fell to the turf in the end zone and the fans at the Oakland Coliseum went silent. The final scheduled NFL game ever in Oakland ended with a fourth-quarter collapse by the Raiders instead of a celebration for one last win before the...

NFL This Week: Round 1 of Texans-Titans' AFC South showdown

Dec. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EST

The Houston Texans have won the AFC South three times in coach Bill O'Brien's five seasons, and they have led or shared the divisional lead all but three weeks this season. Adding a fourth title to that list means going through the franchise the Texans replaced in Houston. The Tennessee Titans last won the AFC...

FILE - This Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, shows a general view of RingCentral Coliseum during the first half of an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Detroit Lions in Oakland, Calif. The Raiders' final scheduled game in Oakland on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, will be an emotional one for players and coaches, as well as fans. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Raiders bid farewell to Oakland in game vs. Jaguars

Dec. 12, 2019 1:46 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just a few weeks ago it looked as if the final regular-season game in Oakland could be an important one in the playoff chase for the Raiders and Jacksonville. Recent slumps by both teams have ended all that talk, leaving the farewell to the Coliseum as the only meaningful story line...