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A body believed to be New England Patriots player Marquise Hill was found by searchers following a jetski accident on Lake Pontchartrain Barclays event moves to Liberty Nationalupdated: Wed May 16 2007 21:00:00

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The PGA Tour's Barclays tournament will be played at the recently completed Liberty National course in 2009. One last night of normalcyupdated: Sat Apr 28 2007 18:24:00

JaMarcus Russell is making it rain. Day 1 Winners and Losersupdated: Sat Apr 28 2007 18:10:00

• Cleveland Browns -- The steep price they paid is no small compensation, but in landing both Joe Thomas and Brady Quinn, the Browns came away with a potential franchise left offensive tackle and a franchise quarterback in the span of 20 picks. It's a move that could determine the fate of this franchise for a long time to come. War room debatesupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 09:36:00

BUFFALO BILLS The Grand Stageupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 15:29:00

Today's hypothesis: The NFL Draft is the biggest sporting event in America. Before writing that bold sentence, I toyed with various other adjectives until settling on "biggest.'' Among them: Old Schoolupdated: Tue Apr 17 2007 10:05:00

There may not be a better off-campus house in America than the one that Wisconsin senior tackle Joe Thomas shares with five teammates in Madison. Miller Lite tap in the kitchen, poker room in the basement, John Belushi poster on the TV room wall and -- everyone's favorite -- padded red bra hanging from the antlers of a six-point trophy buck. "I was just doing laundry one day, and it snuck its way into my clothes," Badgers defensive back Ben Strickland says mischievously while watching Pardon the Interruption from the depths of a recliner. In Thomas's room upstairs, his laptop rests on homemade legs: four rolls of toilet paper. In the backyard there's a hot tub, a hammock and a couch. The best in late-night college carryout is within stumbling distance on Madison's busy streets. Belief in a dreamupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 16:09:00

BUFFALO -- There were 12 of us watching the game that January evening, a dozen converted Bills fans huddled around a television in the den of a rented house in the city's University Heights section. I had lived in Buffalo for just under 42 months, but my education as a Buffalonian was nearly complete. I knew the difference between Albright-Knox, the city's famed modern art gallery, and Chuck Knox, the Bills' best coach before Marv Levy. Pronunciations such as Cheektowaga and Tonawanda, the tongue-twisting towns that tripped up the new television anchors, rolled from my lips as if I were a Niagara Frontier native. And while I hated winter in Western New York, a season that lasted longer than many marriages, I had come to admire the heartiness of my fellow Buffalonians as they combated snow drifts as tall as Manute Bol and wind-chill readings that often dipped below zero. Battle has just begunupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 09:27:00

All you need is one look at the personal conduct policy that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed down on Tuesday to know that the man isn't playing around. Along with slapping a season-long suspension on Tennessee cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and an eight-game punishment on Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry, Goodell sent a blaring message to the rest of the league's teams, coaches and players. That statement wasn't just about a first-year commissioner flexing his muscles. It was about a first-year commissioner doing some serious educating. Live from New York...updated: Fri Mar 23 2007 11:35:00

Is Peyton Manning funny? Unfair expectationsupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 11:47:00

There was little shock around the NFL when the Denver Broncos cut defensive end Courtney Brown earlier this week. Brown can't stay healthy and it appears that he'll never measure up to the excessive expectations pinned on him when he entered the league as the first pick in the 2000 draft. Porter's paybackupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 15:53:00

He hurried through the bowels of the L.A. Coliseum wearing only a towel, a frantic 49ers official at his side. For Ronnie Lott, a future Hall of Famer rushing to the locker room of the franchise that had discarded him -- because San Francisco's Charles Haley was in the middle of a scary postgame tirade, and no one else was capable of calming him down -- this was what complete vindication looked like in September of 1991. Money changes everythingupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 09:14:00

If we've learned anything from the first few weeks of the NFL's unrestricted free agency period, it's that bigger bank accounts usually lead to riskier decisions within the marketplace. The recent increase in the NFL's salary cap -- it has grown by nearly $25 million over the last two years -- has given more teams more license to indulge in the kinds of moves that they wouldn't even consider a few years ago. I'm talking about aging running backs signing for good money and guards -- yes, guards -- finding fat paydays after years of being dismissed as the most expendable components of an offensive line. It's these types of trends that have made this offseason all the more interesting. Jags WR charged with stealing gunupdated: Mon Mar 12 2007 12:34:00

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Charles Sharon was charged with stealing a handgun that police said was found under the seat of the player's sport utility vehicle during a drug-related search. Not worth the troubleupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 11:07:00

There was only one word that crept into my mind upon hearing that the Patriots reportedly were interested in trading for Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss: Madness. I realize that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady misses his former favorite targets, Deion Branch and David Givens. I also understand that New England head coach Bill Belichick helped transform running back Corey Dillon from a troubled bad boy in Cincinnati to a valuable contributor on the Patriots 2005 Super Bowl championship team. But Moss redeeming himself in New England? I just don't see it happening. Silly Phillyupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 14:09:00

When I wrote a column about the long suffering of Philadelphia sports fans, I was hoping that there'd eventually be an end in sight. For Eagles fans, it's now easier to see the Golden Gate from the Ben Franklin than it is to see a Super Bowl.

Quarterback Plummer calls it a dayupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 05:36:00

Veteran quarterback Jake Plummer has announced his retirement, ending a 10-year National Football League career. Hanging 'em upupdated: Sun Mar 04 2007 19:21:00

CENTENNIAL, Colorado (Ticker) -- A lot of retirees head to Florida. Jake Plummer apparently would rather stay in the Rocky Mountains. Closing inupdated: Sat Mar 03 2007 02:22:00

It appears that the New England Patriots will get their man. A poor rate of returnupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 11:55:00

Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the NFL offseason continues to generate headlines on this Valentine's Day. ... Keeping to himselfupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:38:00

Eight simple words, uttered more than a year earlier -- and in Peyton Manning's finest hour, I couldn't get them out of my head. Best and worst of NFL on TVupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 11:10:00

If television is indeed the drug of the nation, as the hip-hop band Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy once declared, then we're all doomed with our dependence on the NFL. No programming is more popular among Americans -- more people watched this year's AFC championship game than last year's Academy Awards -- and the NFL enjoyed record viewership in 2006. Bad news for Bears?updated: Sun Feb 04 2007 15:45:00

MIAMI -- As it became apparent in the runup to Super Bowl XLI that this might be a mudder's day, the prevailing theory in the press was that a bad field would favor the Bears. The Bears are used to playing in muck, the smart money said, while the Colts were at their best on a fast track. The 10 Spot: Feb. 2, 2007updated: Fri Feb 02 2007 09:39:00

With the first Friday of the month upon us, it's time once again for the all-reader-submission edition. Thanks as always for all your entries. Have a great Super Bowl weekend. History in the makingupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 09:32:00

Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy had an interesting perspective on the legacy of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning when this postseason began. When asked, for probably the one millionth time, if Manning needed to win a championship to ensure his place in history, Dungy said that history would probably be a lot kinder to Manning than any of us can ever imagine. He mentioned how hard it is to judge a man's career while he's still playing. He talked about how history can turn revisionist once a player finishes his career. And the more Dungy talked, the more he made a convincing point: There's still plenty of time to know what kind of mark Manning will eventually leave on this game. Just happy to be thereupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 16:49:00

MIAMI -- Oh to have had Jim Sorgi hooked up to an EKG monitor or blood pressure machine when Peyton Manning first ambled off the field shaking his right thumb, a look of real concern in his eyes as the AFC Championship Game wound down to its most crucial juncture.

CNNMoney: CBS: 'Super' Sunday, so-so Februaryupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 11:51:00

CBS is counting on a "Super"-sized audience to tune into this Sunday's big game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears.

CNNMoney: CBS looks for a 'Super' liftupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 08:01:00

CBS was supposed to be the boring investment once it became a standalone public company a year ago. The main eventupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 11:09:00

Who do you pick in the semis: Andy Roddick or Roger Federer? Roddick's recent successes notwithstanding, I say Federer in four. -- Kevin Knudson, Starkville, Miss. Against the oddsupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 11:11:00

Chicago Bears fans, poor souls, must be asking themselves, why, oh why, should Lovie and the gang even bother showing up in Miami? Raiders hire Kiffinupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 22:58:00

Lane Kiffin, offensive coordinator at Southern California, agreed Monday night to a five-year contract to replace Art Shell as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, has learned.

Manning leads Colts to Super Bowlupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 03:54:00

The Indianapolis Colts charged back from an 18-point second-quarter deficit to beat the New England Patriots 38-34 on Sunday, and set up a Super Bowl showdown against the Chicago Bears.

CNNMoney: NFL's biggest winner: Bulls, not bearsupdated: Sun Jan 21 2007 17:53:00

Chicago Bear fans are no doubt thrilled their team is heading to Super Bowl XLI in Miami, but it's stock market bulls who had the biggest win on Sunday. Search overupdated: Sat Jan 20 2007 13:41:00

Mike Tomlin, defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings, has been chosen as the Pittsburgh Steelers' new head coach, has learned. Championship games closer lookupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 11:32:00

• Numbers to know: You can't forget the Rex Grossman watch, but don't fixate on it to the point where you look past the Thomas Jones factor. The Bears are 14-1 in the past 15 games in which Jones carries at least 20 times. Last week against Seattle, Jones ran for two touchdowns, becoming the first Bears rusher to do that in a playoff game since Walter Payton in 1979. Look for the Bears to feed the ball to Jones and Cedric Benson, limiting the impact the erratic Grossman can have on the game. UNC's Sanders out updated: Tue Jan 16 2007 14:26:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- New North Carolina coach Butch Davis retained three members of former coach John Bunting's staff Tuesday but will not keep defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders. Trial by fireupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 10:49:00

Indianapolis Colts strong safety Bob Sanders is the inspiration behind today's column. When asked before the playoffs how Indy's defense could overcome its regular season problems, he said the unit would be better because injuries had ruined the team's continuity in the past. Now that the Colts were healthier, their execution would be sharper. Same old storyupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 00:07:00

It had to end like this. How could it not? The script for this game was written long before it was ever played. We've seen the ending to this movie so many times that we should have been reciting the final plays before they happened as if we were watching a cult classic. AFC Championship breakdownupdated: Sun Jan 14 2007 23:23:00

It just makes sense that the Colts and Patriots would meet in the AFC Championship Game. Indy-New England has become the premiere rivalry of the 21st century, although it hasn't been an even one. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has done little in the last two games to shed his label as a postseason underachiever and no one gives him more trouble than the Pats. Meanwhile, New England quarterback Tom Brady is coming off another miraculous performance in the divisional playoffs and now stands 12-1 all-time in the postseason, including 6-1 away from Foxboro. The 10 Spot: Jan. 12, 2007updated: Fri Jan 12 2007 10:04:00

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was very hands-on at the finish of last Sunday's playoff win over the Jets. In his haste to lay an awkward midfield man-hug on Jets coach Eric Mangini, Belichick shoved a Boston Globe photographer out of his way. Belichick later apologized, but as this list shows, it's far from the first time that a sports figure has wanted a camera (or cameramen) or reporter out of the picture. Coach speak updated: Wed Jan 10 2007 15:40:00

Nick Saban had to have known when the Little Debbies were wrong. Be careful what you wish forupdated: Tue Jan 09 2007 09:58:00

Here are a few words of advice for new Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino: Talk to former college head coaches who took jobs in the NFL before you. Chat with Nick Saban and Butch Davis. Seek out Mike Riley and Steve Spurrier. Don't just enjoy that fat, five-year, $24 million deal the Falcons recently gave you. Think about all those other highly successful coaches who walked into the league with hyped reputations and ambitious ideas. Pay very close attention to where they are now because that could be you one day. The NFL's new power familyupdated: Sun Jan 07 2007 20:53:00

FOXBORO, Mass. -- If it's possible for a 21-point loser to have earned a huge measure of respect this weekend, the New York Jets have done it. New England's victory on Sunday was a 23-16 game with 10 minutes left, and Tom Brady, the best quarterback most of us will ever see, had to convert a huge third-and-eight to prevent the Jets from having one last chance to make a game of it. Then, of course, the roof caved in, and New England romped 37-16. Still dangerousupdated: Sun Jan 07 2007 20:31:00

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Greatness is no longer part of the equation in New England, home of those three shiny Lombardi Trophies that the Patriots love to display anywhere on almost anything. But with their playoff opener Sunday against the upstart New York Jets, the Patriots proved that while they might not be the league's best team, they're still among the most dangerous.

Cowher quits as coach of Steelersupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 15:41:00

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, a Super Bowl winner in 2006 and one of the most recognised faces in the game, has resigned after 15 seasons with the club. Whisenhunt favorite in Pittsburghupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 15:14:00

Ken Whisenhunt, who is scheduled to interview for the vacant Cardinals head coaching job in Arizona Friday and has already spoken with the Atlanta Falcons about their opening, has emerged as the favorite to succeed Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh, a source familiar with the Steelers' search said Friday. Keep it simpleupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 11:11:00

Now that it's done, and the two-win debacle of Art Shell's second stint as Raiders head coach has mercifully ended, there's only one little remaining problem on the horizon in Oakland: Now what? Continuity after Cowherupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 09:36:00

It's going to take a while, isn't it? To see the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field and not think of Bill Cowher as the face -- the unmistakable face -- of that storied franchise. The jutting jaw. The flying spit. The look of complete disgust that launched a thousand heart palpitations whenever he aimed it in the direction of his chastised players.

Williams dies in drive-by shootingupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 09:41:00

Denver Broncos player Darrent Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting early on Monday and two people with him were injured, ABC television has reported.

Woods and Ochoa top sporting pollsupdated: Tue Dec 26 2006 13:50:00

Golfing superstars Tiger Woods and Lorena Ochoa have been voted sportsman and sportswoman of the year in the annual polls by the Associated Press agency.

CNNMoney: Tom Brady: Yahoo! in illegal procedureupdated: Fri Dec 08 2006 07:23:00

New England Patriots star Tom Brady is suing Yahoo over the use of his photo in an advertisement for fantasy football.

CNNMoney: NFL ticket prices get even pricierupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 11:31:00

Football fanatics may be eagerly anticipating the start of the National Football League's 2006 season this Thursday, but they should also be prepared to open their pocketbooks a little wider this year if they plan on attending a game.

NFL player shot by off-duty police officerupdated: Sun Sep 03 2006 18:08:00

The San Diego Chargers' Steve Foley was shot Sunday by an off-duty policeman who had followed him to his home after noticing Foley's car driving erratically, a sheriff's investigator in San Diego, California, said.

Fortune: New candidates emerge for NFL commishupdated: Thu Jul 27 2006 11:43:00

Two new candidates from outside the NFL have emerged as the search for the National Football League's next commissioner narrowed to 11 semi-finalists in Detroit earlier this week.

Fortune: NFL Commish: After Tags, who's it?updated: Fri Jul 21 2006 16:58:00

When the National Football League's 87th season kicks off on Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh, the league's erstwhile commissioner, Paul Tagliabue, will be packing for a much-deserved vacation to China.

NFL star seriously hurt in crashupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 07:46:00

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Super Bowl crown last February, is in a serious condition in hospital after a motorcyle crash.

Williams is banned for 2006 seasonupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 06:01:00

Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has been suspended by the National Football League for the 2006 season after violating the league's substance abuse policy for a fourth time.

CNNMoney: Could Steelers make stocks score?updated: Mon Feb 06 2006 07:09:00

The Pittsburgh Steelers' fifth Super Bowl win could also signal a positive year for stocks, if the Super Bowl stock indicator is to be believed.

Business 2.0: Dumbest Moment # 101updated: Wed Feb 01 2006 05:01:00

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CNNMoney: Steelers' win good for stocks?updated: Mon Jan 23 2006 06:16:00

U.S. stocks might have had a very bad Friday, but they had a surprisingly good Sunday, as the National Football League playoffs produced a Super Bowl matchup that suggests a winning year for stocks is now a lock.

CNNMoney: Mourning for Monday Night Footballupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 10:49:00

When the New York Jets and New England Patriots end their football game next Monday, the lights will go out on one of the great shows in the history of television.

Manning leads Colts past Patriots updated: Tue Nov 08 2005 03:46:00

Peyton Manning led the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts to a 40-21 win over two-time defending champions New England Patriots in NFL's Monday night game.

Then & Now: Denise Brownupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 09:30:00

Ten years ago, Denise Brown was a fixture on television news, discussing the killing of her sister Nicole Brown Simpson, whose ex-husband, former football star O.J. Simpson, was standing trial for Nicole's murder.

CNNMoney: Super Bowl redux: The ratings gameupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 14:56:00

The New England Patriots established themselves as a football dynasty Sunday night. But their 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles didn't break any ratings records.

CNNMoney: Measure for measureupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 09:24:00

Wall Street thinks the chances of the Fed not raising interest rates again Wednesday are about as great as the Pittsburgh Steelers winning Super Bowl XXXIX.

CNNMoney: Measure for measureupdated: Fri Jan 28 2005 10:47:00

Wall Street thinks the chances of the Fed not raising interest rates again next week are about as great as the Pittsburgh Steelers winning Super Bowl XXXIX.

CNNMoney: Patriots' winning fatigueupdated: Wed Jan 26 2005 09:29:00

Could New England fans be getting tired of winning?

CNNMoney: Socialism is on the run in the NFLupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 11:20:00

Capitalism is coming to the most successful socialist state the planet has ever known: the National Football League.

CNNMoney: Will Ray Lewis be cursed?updated: Fri May 07 2004 12:06:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - If you've got Ray Lewis in your fantasy football league, you might want to consider trading him.

CNNMoney: Patriots win ... bulls lose?updated: Fri Jan 30 2004 14:29:00

The Patriots' Super Bowl 32-29 win might be good news for New England sports fans, but it'll probably make superstitious investors pretty nervous.

CNNMoney: It's up to the Panthers nowupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 18:48:00

Want another bull market for stocks this year? Superstitious investors should pull for the Carolina Panthers to beat up on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in Houston on Feb. 1.

CNNMoney: Wall Street: Go Colts! Go Eagles!updated: Wed Jan 14 2004 09:51:00

Want another bull market for stocks this year? Pull for the Colts and the Eagles to win Sunday's National Football League playoff games and advance to the Super Bowl.

Fortune: The Amazing Predictive Power Of Pigskinupdated: Mon Dec 24 2001 00:01:00

Put aside for a moment those textbook fundamentals. One of the most accurate gauges for predicting which way stocks will swing in 2002 is based on pigskin, not P/Es. Or so history tells us. We're r...

Fortune: Al Lerner Rectifies A Mistake on the Lakeupdated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

Al Lerner, the billionaire chairman of credit card issuer MBNA, is a philanthropic guy. He's donated $100 million to the Cleveland Clinic for a research institute, $25 million to his alma mater, Co...

Fortune: Creating New Classes Of Sports Stats With Sensorsupdated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

For Tony Amonte, the measure of his success in the National Hockey League this season was simple enough: He scored 44 goals, second-best in the NHL. But there are other achievements the Chicago Bla...


What I most remember about the football coaches of my youth was their foul breath. To a man, they liked to get up close and personal whenever you erred. Miss a block or run the wrong pass route, an...

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