NFL football

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) calls a play against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 30, 2018 - 8:53 pm
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern): 9:50 p.m. The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot. Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards...
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) catches a pass over Minnesota Vikings defensive back Holton Hill (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
December 30, 2018 - 8:43 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While taking the NFC North champion Chicago Bears to the playoffs for the first time in eight years, coach Matt Nagy has displayed an energetic personality and aggressive mindset throughout his debut. Even with their postseason position all but set, the Bears refused to let up...
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 30, 2018 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets fired coach Todd Bowles Sunday night after four seasons, ending a disappointing tenure that began with plenty of promise but finished with lots of losses and no playoff appearances. The team announced the long-expected decision that it moved on from Bowles, who...
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) is kicked off his feet by Washington Redskins defensive back Adonis Alexander (39) during the first half of the NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 30, 2018 - 7:49 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Nick Foles' magic stretched all the way back to Minnesota. Foles did it again, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-0 victory over the Redskins and the defending Super Bowl champions earned the NFC's final wild-card berth when Chicago beat the Vikings on Sunday. The Eagles (...
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Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, center, celebrates his interception with teammates Kenny Young, left, and Patrick Onwuasor in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Baltimore. Baltimore Ravens won 26-24. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
December 30, 2018 - 7:19 pm
The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card. That left Pittsburgh and Minnesota out. Kansas City grabbed the AFC's top seed, followed by...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) and defensive end J.J. Watt (99) embrace after their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 30, 2018 - 6:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans fell to 0-3 with a loss at home to the New York Giants on Sept. 23, they appeared to be headed for a second straight losing season. Instead, the Texans (11-5) won their next nine games and 11 of their last 13, capped by Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jacksonville...
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 30, 2018 - 6:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers recovered from a slow start to beat the Broncos 23-9 Sunday for their first win in Denver since 2013. The Chargers (12-4) are headed to the playoffs for the first time in five years, but they'll go in as a wild-card thanks to a last-second...
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December 30, 2018 - 11:27 am
There are plenty of playoff implications heading into the final day of the NFL's regular season on Sunday. Already in the playoffs, the Texans need a win over the Jaguars to clinch the AFC South. In Kansas City, the Chiefs need a win over Oakland to clinch the AFC West and home-field advantage...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) looks to pass, during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 29, 2018 - 10:52 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 11:50 p.m. Tua Tagovailoa completed 24 of 27 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns, and top-ranked Alabama defeated fourth-ranked Oklahoma 45-34 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night to earn a...
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December 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New England receiver Julian Edelman has been fined $63,504 for three separate instances of unnecessary roughness in a victory over Buffalo, only one of which was penalized. Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield was fined $10,026, but not for starting down former coach Hue Jackson in...
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