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Report: NFL excels in racial hiring, but teams must improve

Jan. 23, 2019 8:41 PM EST

While the NFL office continues to receive high grades for its racial hiring practices, a diversity report shows there are still major strides needed at the team level. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released its annual racial and gender report card Wednesday, giving the NFL as a whole an A- for...

Snead's big bets on Rams' future pay off in Super Bowl trip

Jan. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One year ago, general manager Les Snead and the Los Angeles Rams' front office decided they had to jump through the championship window that had suddenly, shockingly appeared before them. Now that they've landed on their feet in Atlanta, Snead has zero regrets about writing the...

Patriots' defense back on track heading into Super Bowl

Jan. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took an entire regular season and some tough losses, but the Patriots defense finally likes where it is at heading into its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. It hasn't been perfect, but after a slow start to 2018 and fighting to find an identity following the...

Rams kicker Zuerlein listed on injury report with foot issue

Jan. 23, 2019 7:50 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kicker Greg Zuerlein appears on the Los Angeles Rams' first injury report before the Super Bowl. Zuerlein is listed with a foot injury on the report distributed Wednesday by the Rams, who had the day off. The right-footed Zuerlein was spotted with a walking boot on his left...

Auburn hires former star Carnell Williams as RBs coach

Jan. 23, 2019 6:48 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn tailback Carnell Williams has returned to his alma mater as running backs coach. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Williams' hiring Wednesday. Williams was the 2005 NFL Rookie of the Year after being picked fifth overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a senior, he led...

Senior Bowl 'golden opportunity' for small school prospects

Jan. 23, 2019 6:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — John Cominsky has more people watching Senior Bowl practices this week than he figures would typically attend his games at Division II Charleston. "We maybe had three or four hundred people max at our games watching us play," the defensive lineman said. "Just the attention here has been...

Overtime games help NFL ratings beat last year

Jan. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners. The New England Patriots' thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. That's up 22...

Patriots' assistant Brian Flores meets again with Dolphins

Jan. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores is taking a break from his Super Bowl preparations to meet with the Miami Dolphins, who are expected to hire him as head coach after the title game. The meeting Wednesday was Flores' second with the Dolphins. He was the first candidate...

Jets hire Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator/QBs coach

Jan. 23, 2019 5:34 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have hired former Dolphins assistant Dowell Loggains as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Loggains — LOG-gins — is reunited with Jets coach Adam Gase after serving as Miami's offensive coordinator last season under the...

Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

Jan. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off. The game will bring international attention, which makes...