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Hafley says he wasn't looking to leave BC. But the chance to join Packers' staff was too tempting

Feb. 22, 2024 18:43 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jeff Hafley says he wasn’t necessarily looking to get out of college football before he left his job as Boston College’s head coach to become the Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator. Hafley, 44, said he simply received an opportunity that was too...

Former Black schools leader radio interview brings focus on race issues in Green Bay

Feb. 22, 2024 16:30 PM EST

When an Atlanta radio host referred to the Wisconsin city of Green Bay as “about as lily white as I have ever seen," Claude Tiller Jr. responded: “The lily on top of the lily.” The back and forth was part of a Feb. 6 radio interview that included blunt comments on race that led...

An ecstatic Super Bowl rally, upended by the terror of a mass shooting. How is Kansas City faring?

Feb. 17, 2024 09:39 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — “Are you feeling good today, Chiefs Kingdom?” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas shouted to a sea of football fans fresh from their town’s third Super Bowl victory in five years. Less than an hour later — with music still blaring and the confetti of...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Feb. 15, 2024 23:44 PM EST

Feb. 9 - 15, 2024 The Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their victory against the San Francisco 49ers at the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Usher and Alicia Keys performed during the game's halftime show. The northern lights, aurora borealis, illuminate the sky above the village of...

Saints name Klint Kubiak offensive coordinator in a break from Sean Payton's legacy

Feb. 14, 2024 19:38 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints named Klint Kubiak as their offensive coordinator on Wednesday, marking a new direction for a unit that has been overseen by either former coach Sean Payton or his protege, Pete Carmichael Jr., since 2006. The 36-year-old Kubiak was the...

Betting on the Super Bowl was brisk at sportsbooks in big U.S. markets

Feb. 14, 2024 18:41 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With this year's Super Bowl being played in Las Vegas, the nation's gambling capital, there was little doubt that betting on the big game would be huge. Statistics from several states where sports betting is legal are proving that prediction was true. ...

The 49ers fire defensive coordinator Steve Wilks after their Super Bowl loss

Feb. 14, 2024 16:59 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers fired defensive coordinator Steve Wilks on Wednesday, three days after losing the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Kyle Shanahan announced the decision to move on after one season with Wilks in charge of the defense....

Chiefs sign defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to a contract extension

Feb. 14, 2024 12:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has received a contract extension less than a week after earning his fourth Super Bowl ring. The Chiefs announced Spagnuolo’s extension on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Wednesday before the parade...

Next hurdle for the champion Chiefs is the 1st Super Bowl 3-peat

Feb. 14, 2024 06:05 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Inside the Numbers dives into NFL statistics, streaks and trends each week. For more Inside the Numbers, head here. ___ The Kansas City Chiefs ended a nearly two-decade drought without a repeat champion in the NFL. Now they will go for...

Shanahan bristles at the notion his 49ers can't win big games following another Super Bowl loss

Feb. 13, 2024 17:54 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan has heard the criticism that, for all his great accomplishments as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he is unable to win the big game. Those calls grew louder after a second Super Bowl loss in five seasons and Shanahan is as eager as...