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NFL playoff picture: 20 Utah ties currently in line to make the postseason

As the NFL postseason picture currently stands, 20 players with Utah ties would make the playoffs.

Wagner a major key to Seahawks' defensive success

As is usually the case with Richard Sherman, the politicking on behalf of Seattle teammate Bobby Wagner came completely unscripted. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Former Aggie Kerwynn Williams capitalizes on opportunity with Arizona Cardinals

Sports injuries can end seasons. There’s potential for them to cut short careers and trip up championship runs before they materialize. But injuries can also open doors. Former Utah State... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Week 14 NFL locals roundup: Former Aggies step up for their teams

Former Utah State Aggies stepped up big, with one scoring an unlikely and another providing a big boost for his team after being activated from the practice squad. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Brady Poppinga: How I learned to compete from a deeper place

Trying to interlace my hypercompetitive life and my life as an missionary was like trying to mix oil in water. I morphed into a different person when I competed. I was abrasive and disrespectful in... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Panthers' Newton suffers back fractures in crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures in his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Tuesday outside a... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry diagnosed with cancer

Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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BYU alum Dennis Pitta expected to return for 2015 season

During the team’s press conference on Monday, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Dennis Pitta’s season-ending hip injury may not be career-ending after all. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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NFL playoff picture: Dolphins, and their 6 Utah ties, are fighting for a postseason spot

The Miami Dolphins, who have six players with Utah ties on their roster, are in the NFL playoff hunt and former Ute R.J. Stanford recently joined the team and helped it beat the Jets. What does the... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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AP source: Florida hires Colorado State's Jim McElwain

After working though a buyout issue, Jim McElwain is leaving Colorado State to become Florida's next head coach. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Ravens' Haloti Ngata draws 4-game drug ban by NFL

Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended without pay for four games Thursday for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Hoyer hangs on to starting job with Browns

Brian Hoyer held off Johnny Manziel again. The Browns are still his team. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Week 13 NFL locals roundup: Several local players shine on Thanksgiving weekend

A former Cougar suffered a season-ending injury while a former Ute played big on Monday Night Football. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Rams, police differ on Ferguson protest apology

A St. Louis Rams official and a county police chief differed Monday about whether the team had apologized for the actions of five players who raised their hands during pregame festivities in a show... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Steelers lose veteran Keisel to triceps injury, place former BYU defensive end on injured reserve

The Pittsburgh Steelers will make their stretch run without defensive end Brett Keisel. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Brady Poppinga: Athlete or not, my mission taught me that we all are competitors

The first lesson I learned when I left my hypercompetitive lifestyle behind to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was that you don't have to be on a field, court or... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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The Clean Cut: NFL quarterback gives son a chance to shine

Houston Texan quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick played the game of his life on Sunday, completing 24 of 33 passes for a total of 358 yards for six touchdowns and no interceptions. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Video: Leaders discuss what makes Phoenix an ideal location for Super Bowl XLIX

This year's NFL title game is headed to the Valley of the Sun for the third time, as University of Phoenix Stadium plays host to Super Bowl XLIX. Two of the leaders behind the scenes of the big... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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49ers emotionally reeling after embarrassing loss

As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable." Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

NEW YORK — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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What does it take to host America's largest annual sports party?

Lombardi’s trophy won’t be hoisted for another 65 days. There’s still five weeks of regular-season play in the NFL, and no playoff spots have been secured yet. But that... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Richard Sherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again

Richard Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his touchdown-saving deflection in the NFC championship that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Bears waste good start, as Lions surge to 34-17 Thanksgiving win

When Jay Cutler guided Chicago's offense down the field for a touchdown on its first drive of the game, the Bears never once tried to run the ball. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Former NFL receiver Wayne Chrebet thankful for good days after concussions

Wayne Chrebet's body — his brain, in particular — reminds him of the sacrifices he made to play the game he still loves. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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NFL playoff picture: Can the Lions, with Ansah and Van Noy, recover from their recent slide?

Thanksgiving day football is on the doorstep, and with it brings a heightened awareness of the NFL playoff push. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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