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Jon Gruden's contract with the Raiders is expected to be worth 'about $100 million' and he will be introduced as coach on Tuesday

Chucky is back in Oakland, ending the worst-kept secret in the NFL, and the reunion is going to be a lucrative one for the Super Bowl-winning coach. The Oakland Raiders have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday at which they will introduce Jon Gruden is returning for his sec...

Panthers sign Ron Rivera to two-year extension

Head coach Ron Rivera, who's deal was set to expire following the 2018 season, is now under contract through 2020. CHARLOTTE -- The Carolina Panthers have signed head coach Ron Rivera to a two-year extension through 2020. Rivera's deal was set to expire at the conclusion of the ...

Is UGA’s defense good enough to out-Bama Bama?

A glimpse at the statistical profiles of Alabama and Georgia reveals two key areas where one side has a decided advantage. Those are their special teams units (Alabama is 40th in SP+, while Georgia is first) and when Alabama has the ball (the Tide offense ranks 22nd in SP+, and t...

Livonia grad Bill Schuster draws Bills-Jaguars playoff game

CLOSE The 18th-year NFL official is scheduled to be the umpire on the seven-man crew that will officiate the first Bills playoff game since the 1999 season, the year before Schuster's NFL career started. Jeff DiVeronicaLivonia graduate Bill Schuster, 59, is in his 18th se...

Georgia, Alabama like to run it

ATLANTA -- There's no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball. Stopping them is harder to manage, though both defenses do that quite well, too. The third-ranked B...

Patriots: Notion of rift inaccurate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On the field, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are right where they want to be heading into the postseason. As the AFC's top seed and the owners of a f...

No mystery: Georgia, Alabama like running, stuffing the run

No mystery: Georgia, Alabama like running, stuffing the run ATLANTA (AP) — There's no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball. Stopping them is harder to manage...

Raiders plan to introduce Jon Gruden as new coach Tuesday

The Oakland Raiders have lured former coach Jon Gruden away from ESPN for a historic price: a record 10-year deal worth a reported $100 million. ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Media's Ian Rapoport...

Patriots insist there’s no Kraft, Belichick, Brady rift

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press Published 3:27 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2018 | Updated 3:28 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2018The Patriots dismissed as “flat-out inaccurate” a report suggesting a rift ...

Patriots dismiss report suggesting rift between Kraft, Belichick and Brady

Patriots dismiss report suggesting rift between Kraft, Belichick and Brady The New England Patriots dismissed as “flat-out inaccurate” a report suggesting a rift involving owner Robert Kraf...

Patriots insist there's no Kraft, Belichick, Brady rift

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- On the field, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are right where they want to be heading into the postseason. As the AFC's top seed and the owners o...

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