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File-This Jan. 20, 2008, file photo shows Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (4) dropping back to pass with Vernand Morency (34) blocking during the NFC Championship football game in Green Bay, Wis. Members of a special panel of 26 selected all of them for the position as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season. All won league titles except Marino. All are in the Hall of Fame except Brady and Manning, who are not yet eligible.  On Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, quarterback was the final position revealed for the All-Time Team. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Brett Favre sees some of his own traits in Mahomes

Jan. 23, 2020 2:39 AM EST

Brett Favre sees some of his own traits as a football player in Patrick Mahomes. The mobility and passing outside the pocket, usually on the run. The willingness to stick with a play and see if it can develop into something grand. The howitzer of an arm. The Hall of Fame quarterback, who is appearing weekly on...

File-This Dec. 12, 2019, file photo shows Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson running during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. No matter how many spectacular plays  Jackson and Russell Wilson made, officiating overshadowed the NFL this season. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

In season of Lamar and Russell, NFL officiating overshadows

Dec. 27, 2019 2:57 PM EST

No matter how many spectacular plays Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson made, officiating overshadowed the NFL this season. Regardless of the record stream of receptions by Michael Thomas, the sacks by Chandler Jones and long field goals by nearly every kicker, the headlines regularly were about referees, linesmen...

This undated photo provided by ESPN images shows ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff. The sports network announced Aschoff died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 after a brief illness. Aschoff joined ESPN in 2011 as part of the SEC blog network, which covers the NCAA Southeastern Conference. During the past three seasons, Aschoff reported from college campuses across the U.S. for ESPN.com, SportsCenter, SEC Network and ESPN radio, ESPN reported. He was both a television and radio sideline reporter during games.  (Rich Arden/ESPN Images via AP)

ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff dies at 34

Dec. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff, known for his outgoing and friendly personality, dapper dress and great love of sports, has died. He was 34. The sports network announced Aschoff died Tuesday after a brief illness. "We are very sorry to have to share the devastating news...

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South Carolina man who inspired movie "Radio" dead at 73

Dec. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — James “Radio” Kennedy, the man who was a fixture on the sidelines of a South Carolina high school's football games for decades and whose life inspired a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 73. T.L. Hanna High School Athletic Director John Cann confirmed Kennedy's death...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeals to down judge Patrick Holt that wide receiver N'Keal Harry had scored a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Harry was ruled out of bounds before he crossed the goal line. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots go from very bad luck to very bad look

Dec. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EST

One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years, the Patriots...

Sherman says 49ers radio analyst apologized to him, others

Dec. 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said team radio analyst Tim Ryan personally apologized to him and several players for comments Ryan made regarding Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on a sports talk show. Ryan was suspended by the team for Sunday’s game against...

49ers suspend announcer Tim Ryan for comment about Jackson

Dec. 4, 2019 7:36 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for one game for saying Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson was adept at carrying out fakes because of his "dark skin color with a dark football." Ryan made the comments Monday in an interview on the 49ers' flagship...