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Report: Niners QB Smith Headed To Kansas City

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February SportsAlex SmithKansas City ChiefsNFL
A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL's new business year begins. It's the first big player move by Kansas City since Andy Reid took over as coach Read More »

Answers From NFL Draft Prospect Will Have Impact

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th February SportsNFLNFL draft combine
For some players, the most important part of this week's NFL combine won't come on the field. It will be the medical exams and the team interviews, and you can bet most of the 300-plus draft hopefuls in Indianapolis this week are ready to answer any question that is asked. Most have already undergone some version of formal interview training, forcing teams to determine who's beinRead More »

NFL "Ready For Super Bowl" In New Jersey, Regardless of Weather

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February Sports2014 Super BowlNFL
The NFL says it's ready to get the 2014 Super Bowl played at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey no matter what the weather conditions are early next February. The NFL has contingency plans for all games, but with a winter storm hitting the Northeast just after this year's Super Bowl in New Orleans, there are concerns about the championship game being played for the first time outdoors at a coRead More »

Device Setting Blamed For Super Bowl Power Outage

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th February SportsNFLSuper Bowl power outage
The manufacturer of a protective device blamed in the power outage that interrupted the Super Bowl said a low "trip setting" on the equipment caused the partial blackout in the Superdome. Friday's statement from S&C Electric Co. of Chicago said the outage would have been avoided if the operator of the relay device had set the trip threshold higher.Read More »

Former Oregon TE Joins Kelly's Staff With Eagles

- The Philadelphia Eagles completed new coach Chip Kelly's staff on Friday, adding Dave Fipp as special teams coordinator. Fipp, 38, was the assistant special teams coach for Miami from 2011-12. He joined the Dolphins after a three-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10.Read More »

Baltimore Celebrates With The Ravens

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February SportsBaltimore RavensNFLSuper Bowl
A crowd outside Baltimore's City Hall is cheering as the Baltimore Ravens set off on their Super Bowl championship parade. Coach John Harbaugh addressed the gathering in War Memorial Plaza, thanking the public for their support and saying that the fans "are truly champions." He led the crowd in a call-and-response chant, saying, "What's our name?" The fans screamed "Ravens!" At Read More »

Super Bowl TV Ratings Break Record

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February SportsNFLTV ratings
An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record. The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history.Read More »

49ers Regrouping, Getting Ready For Next Season

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February SportsNFLSan Francisco 49ers
Offensive linemen Alex Boone and Mike Iupati stood in one corner of a near-empty San Francisco locker room and pondered just how close they had come to winning the Super Bowl. It quickly began to sink in, beneath the Superdome on Sunday night as the Baltimore Ravens celebrated, that their season had ended short of the goal. One year, they almost reached the NFL's championship gaRead More »

Ravens LB Lewis "Agitated," Not Angry Over PED Use Allegations

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Sportsdeer antler sprayNFLRay Lewis
Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says he "never, ever took" the stuff. Lewis also says he's "agitated," not angry, that the story has become part of the Super Bowl-week prelude to Baltimore's game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Read More »

Super Bowl Match-up Offers Fresh Faces at QB

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January SportsColin KaepernickJoe FlaccoNFLSuper Bowl
Tom Brady is not playing in the Super Bowl. Neither is Ben Roethlisberger or either of the Mannings. This Super Bowl has a pair of fresh faces in Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco, one of whom will leave New Orleans as the latest and greatest at football's glamour position.Read More »

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