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This June 20, 2019 photo shows gamblers playing slot machines at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released by state gambling regulators on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, show New Jersey's gambling industry won more than $300 million in January 2020 on casino games, internet gambling and sports betting, an increase of nearly 31% from January 2019. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Super Bowl run-up helps boost NJ gambling revenue

Feb. 12, 2020 3:35 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Betting on the NFL playoffs in the run-up to the Super Bowl, along with soaring internet gambling revenue and a solid month at Atlantic City's brick-and-mortar casinos led to an increase in New Jersey's gambling revenue of more than 30% in January. Figures released Wednesday by...

Rams announce hiring of 3 new coordinators on McVay's staff

Feb. 10, 2020 3:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have hired Denver outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley as their new defensive coordinator. The Rams also announced the hirings of offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell and special teams coordinator John Bonamego on Monday. The three key members of Sean McVay's...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Shurmur was recently hired by the Denver Broncos as offensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Broncos seek to catch up to Chiefs by airing it out in 2020

Feb. 7, 2020 5:46 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Among the things Vic Fangio wants to change in 2020 is Denver's offensive style, the Broncos' fortunes and his own reputation. The designer of some of the NFL's stingiest defenses over the last three decades wants to air it out, not grind it out, as the Broncos did last season in...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

49ers tune out criticism following Super Bowl collapse

Feb. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan knows the criticism is floating around because of all the messages asking if he's OK after the San Francisco 49ers collapsed in the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl loss to Kansas City. There are questions about time management and play calls, the performance of...

Arizona State names Lewis and Pierce co-coordinators

Feb. 5, 2020 2:44 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State has named Marvin Lewis and Antonio Pierce as co-defensive coordinators. Head coach Herm Edwards made the announcement Tuesday. Lewis, a coaching veteran of 25 years in the NFL, joined the program in 2019 as a special adviser and served as interim defensive backs coach in...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Shanahan should have heeded Belichick's Fangio blueprint

Feb. 4, 2020 9:52 AM EST

A year ago, Bill Belichick borrowed heavily from Vic Fangio's blueprints to throttle the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. Fangio's brilliant game plan in the Bears' 15-6 win over LA in Week 14 provided the backbone of New England's 13-3 victory in Super Bowl 53. Had Kyle Shanahan studied Fangio's...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) audibles at the line of scrimmage during an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. The Titans defeated the Patriots 20-13. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

NFL 101: What's ahead as next century of pro football begins

Feb. 4, 2020 9:36 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL's centennial season concluded with a championship a half-century in the making. Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have ended that 50-year drought and own their second NFL championship, the focus will turn mostly elsewhere in what could be a very busy offseason. The NFL really never goes...

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes speak during a television interview after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Analysis: From 'Andy Who?' to Super Bowl champion Andy Reid

Feb. 3, 2020 2:30 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When Andy Reid walked into an interview with the Philadelphia Eagles armed with a 6-inch binder containing notes on how to build a winning team, management was sold. But it took him 21 years and two teams to win it all. Big Red finally got his Super Bowl title thanks to Patrick...

Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, right, hands the trophy to head coach Andy Reid after the chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

After Super Bowl win, Chiefs already eyeing repeat next year

Feb. 3, 2020 9:21 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It took the Chiefs five full decades to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City. They don't intend to wait that long again. With confetti still swirling and their thrilling Super Bowl triumph over the San Francisco 49ers mere minutes old, most of the Chiefs were already talking about...

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to  Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

Feb. 3, 2020 1:57 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl. On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic...