DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — As he embraced a fresh start Monday, Josh Rosen said all the right things, smiled a lot and even cracked a couple of jokes, such as when he noted the phalanx of photographers...
Changeover: Miami Open tennis moves to Dolphins’ home
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At the main entrance to the Miami Dolphins' stadium stands a statue of Dan Marino as a witness to a game-changing completion.
Bill Fralic, star lineman for Pitt and Falcons, dies at 56
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56.
He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said.
Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck followed the perfect plan Sunday.
He threw three more touchdown passes again, avoided getting sacked again and helped Adam Vinatieri achieve another record-breaking moment by leading the Colts to their fourth straight win.
Luck and T.Y. Hilton hooked up twice for scores, Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins each ran for one touchdown and the Colts' defense stymied Tennessee in a 38-10 drubbing that gave Luck a 10-0 record against the Titans.
Brees showing why he belongs among all-time elite QBs
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Drew Brees smiles widely and his eyes wander back to a time when he was a kid out of Purdue seeking his place in pro football.
He was marveling at the statistics posted by the likes of Dan Marino, Joe Montana and John Elway, Hall of Famers all. And he wondered "How long do you have to play in the league to have a chance at that?"
Mahomes already chasing Manning and Brady
Patrick Mahomes is already chasing Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
Mahomes tossed six touchdown passes at Pittsburgh after throwing four in the opener at the Chargers. His 10 TDs are the most in NFL history by a quarterback in his team's first two games of a season. Manning has the most through three games with 12 in 2013 for Denver and Brady is second with 11 in 2011.
Five storylines to follow during the NFL Draft, which runs from Thursday through Saturday:
1. How many quarterbacks will be taken in the first round?
The 1983 draft class has the honor of the most quarterbacks selected in the first round when six were selected, including Hall of Famers John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino.
Pittsburgh police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of a man who was found dead on a sidewalk in South Oakland on Monday evening.
Public safety spokeswoman Alicia George said investigators will charge Velmon Dowling, 21, and Shayne Andrew Craighead, 22, both of Pittsburgh, with homicide in the death of Hasan Ishmael Abdul-Rabb, who was found dead along Ward Street shortly after 5:20 p.m. Monday. Their charges were not available in online court records Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities have identified the man found shot to death along a South Oakland street on Monday evening.
Officers responding to a call for a man shot along the 3200 block of Ward Street shortly after 5:30 p.m. found Hasan Ishmae Abdul-Rabb, 24, laying in the street with a gunshot wound, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. No information was available about where Abdul-Rabb lived.
Larry Fitzgerald, Kevin Streelman cruise to Pebble Beach pro-am win
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald played the "am" to Kevin Streelman's "pro" as the pair cruised to a seven-stroke victory at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am over the weekend.
Fitzgerald and Streelman combined for a four-round score of 41 under par.
And the future Pro Football Hall of Famer definitely made his share of shots for the pairing, including this near-hole-in-one:
NFL Today, Week 16
Monday, Dec. 25
Pittsburgh at Houston, 4:30 EST. The Steelers (11-3) have won three of their past four over the Texans. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger has six touchdown passes and one interception in four games against the Texans. Houston (4-10) has lost four straight and seven of eight. QB T.J. Yates will make his second straight start with Tom Savage on IR with a concussion.
Bucs QB Winston joins Dan Marino in elite company
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Few have ever compared Jameis Winston to Dan Marino — until now.
Winston, who turns 24 in January, has tied the Miami Dolphins legend for the most NFL touchdown passes before his 24th birthday with 68, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He tied the mark with an 18-yard pass to former college teammate Bobo Wilson, but Tampa Bay lost 22-19 .
Case Keenum latest in long line unexpected veteran quarterbacks to lead Vikings
If the first 20 years of Vikings history were defined by success but near-misses in the Super Bowl, the past 30 years have been defined by success but near-misses in the NFC title game.
What those who have followed the Vikings since the mid-1980s remember is that the best Minnesota seasons since Super Bowl appearances were routine generally have come via the surprising emergence of a quarterback. The Vikings have reached the NFC title game four times from 1987-present.
Green Bay — At this point, it's difficult to keep track of all the records and milestones Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has piled up in his career. The prolific passer hit another one in his team's 30-17 victory over the Packers Monday night.
Stafford became the fourth player in NFL history to throw for 200 touchdowns before the age of 30 with his 25-yard scoring strike to Marvin Jones in the opening quarter. Stafford joins Dan Marino, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre on the exclusive list.
Chargers’ Rivers going for latest shot against Brady, Pats
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philip Rivers didn't grow up an NFL fan.
He grew up a fan of quarterbacks.
A northern Alabama native, college football games on Saturdays were his sports meat and potatoes. The NFL was dessert.
"The quarterbacks were the ones I had posters of," Rivers said. "The quarterbacks were the ones I picked who I liked, and what numbers I liked and everything."
Most regular season wins by NFL quarterbacks through Oct. 9, 2017 (x-active):
Colts ready to celebrate Peyton’s place in Indy’s hearts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian remembers walking into the RCA Dome for Peyton Manning's home debut in 1998, peering into the stands and seeing all those Dan Marino jerseys.
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Fitzgerald says he ‘choked up’ at Hall of Fame ceremony
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald got "choked up" as a spectator at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony this weekend.
Listening to the stories of how those seven inductees arrived at this ultimate individual pro football honor impressed the star receiver.
Of course, Fitzgerald was there to watch Kurt Warner inducted.
"It was great be there, to be able to support a good friend and mentor," Fitzgerald said.
Dolphins sign Dan Marino to 1-day contract
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent quarterback Dan Marino.
Yes, that one.
More than 17 years removed from his final NFL pass and 12 years after his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marino "re-signed" with the Dolphins on Wednesday — as were five other prominent former members of the team, all inking ceremonial one-day contracts designed so they could officially retire as members of the franchise.
Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Brady’s “gold standard”
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger intended for the moment to be private. The camera following him to midfield and the microphone tucked inside Tom Brady's shoulder pads ended up making that impossible.
Their brief exchange before Brady and the New England Patriots visited the Pittsburgh Steelers in October provided a snapshot into a rivalry that never was. They bro-hugged. They lamented the left knee injury that forced Roethlisberger out the lineup on that warm late fall afternoon.
Week 17 early takeaways: Brady punctuates MVP campaign as New England Patriots secure AFC’s top seed
Here are Arthur Arkush's five quick takeaways from the early Week 17 action:
1. Sorry, Nick Foles, but Tom Brady now holds the NFL's best single season touchdown-to-interception ratio after improving to a ridiculous 28:2 during New England's 35-14 road romp of Miami to clinch the AFC's top seed.
Stirring bad memories of ’84, Dolphins defense is in retreat
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins now have something in common with their 1984 Super Bowl team, and it's not good.
Miami has allowed 971 yards the past two weeks, the highest total in consecutive games for the franchise in 32 years. The 1984 team gave up 455 yards in the AFC championship game and 537 in the Super Bowl, a collapse even Dan Marino couldn't overcome as Miami lost the title game.
Another big day for Marcus Mariota has Tennessee Titans in thick of AFC South chase
CHICAGO — It's only Year Two, but the accolades are already piling up for Marcus Mariota.
Sunday, he became the first Titans quarterback ever to toss 25 touchdowns in a season, when his second score — a pinpoint, 29-yard heave — dropped into the outstretched arms of a diving Rishard Matthews shortly before intermission to extend Tennessee's lead over the Bears to 21-7.
Quick takeaways from Week 10 late: Elliott and Prescott lead Cowboys past Roethlisberger and Co. to eighth in a row
Here are Arthur Arkush's three quick takeaways from the Week 10 late-afternoon slate:
1. Cowboys-Steelers was everything any of us could've asked for — well, except for enthusiasts of well executed two-point conversions.
Haslem, Ellis, Vilma go into Miami Sports Hall of Champions
MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem has spent his entire NBA career in the shadows of others, without complaint.