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Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announces the 2019 professional athlete of the year during the 2020 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards in Cleveland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)

AP Source: Browns agree to bring back Andrew Berry as new GM

Jan. 27, 2020 12:59 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have reached agreement to hire Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry as their new general manager and executive vice president, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. Berry, who worked in Cleveland's front office...

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley 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)

Staley's patience pays off with 49ers trip to Super Bowl

Jan. 27, 2020 12:12 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers were mired in a two-win season back in 2016 and headed to a third straight offseason with a coaching change, Joe Staley wondered if it was still worth the sacrifices needed to play offensive line in such a grueling sport. He had gone from three...

In this Jan. 19, 2020, photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy as he celebrates winning a NFL, AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo. The most compelling dramas in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off of it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

Jan. 27, 2020 11:29 AM EST

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abuse cases, national anthem controversies and even the concerns...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1970, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson (16) turns around to hand the ball off to running back Mike Garrett (21) during the Super Bowl IV football game in New Orleans.  As the Chiefs prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, many members of the 1970 team never lived to see the the Chiefs return to the championship game, and many others are in failing health.    (AP Photo/File)

50 years later, Chiefs relishing current Super Bowl run

Jan. 27, 2020 10:49 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fifty years later, Jan Stenerud still remembers just about every detail from the Super Bowl. The longtime Kansas City Chiefs kicker remembers that they were almost two-touchdown underdogs to the Minnesota Vikings, whose fearsome defense line carried the nickname “The Purple...

Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes arrives for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Miami International Airport in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Chiefs, 49ers arrive in Miami for Super Bowl week

Jan. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kansas City waited 50 years to get back to a Super Bowl. And then the Chiefs had to wait a few extra minutes once they got to Miami. It took workers at Miami International Airport about three attempts to get one of the rolling staircases that the Chiefs would use to deplane properly lined up...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes participates in a drill at NFL football practice Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs' Mahomes leads way with his legs, not just his arm

Jan. 26, 2020 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was just trying to run out of bounds, not make the kind of shake-your-head, what-did-he-just-do play that will be shown on highlight reels for as long as the Kansas City Chiefs are in existence. It was late in the second quarter of the AFC championship game, and the...

Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...

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...

Baylor hires ex-UNC coach Fedora as offensive coordinator

Jan. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has hired former North Carolina and Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for new head coach Dave Aranda. Fedora, an offensive analyst for Texas this past season, started his college coaching career at Baylor. He was a Bears...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller reacts before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver.  Miller's read on the Super Bowl is this: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be a handful. The Broncos Pro Bowl pass rusher knows that from first-hand experience. But he's predicting a San Francisco 49ers win.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Miller believes in Lock, goes back to basics to sack Mahomes

Jan. 25, 2020 2:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Take the word of a Pro Bowl pass rusher who's expended a lot of energy chasing him around: Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in the business at the moment. Still, Broncos standout Von Miller will be siding with San Francisco over Kansas City in the upcoming Super Bowl. Sorry, Chiefs fans, Miller...