Lions Draft Preview Capsule
8. DETROIT (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Detroit dropped seven of its last 10 games under first-year coach Matt Patricia, reaching double digits in losses for first time since 2012. Lions were...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Marcus Cooper.
The Lions made the move Saturday, adding depth at the position bolstered by the...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Trey Flowers' 6-year old daughter has already experienced plenty of success during her father's NFL career.
"She's been fortunate to be at three Super Bowls. She has...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions addressed needs on both sides of the ball while reuniting their coach and general manager with former New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman and receiver...
Free Agency-Seahawks Capsule
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Earl Thomas, LB K.J. Wright, CB Justin Coleman, DT Shamar Stephen, K Sebastian Janikowski, DE Dion Jordan, CB Neiko Thorpe, G J.R. Sweezy,...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Devonaire Doutrive didn't think he had ever hit a game-winning buzzer beater before at any level.
"It feels good. It feels great," the Arizona freshman said. "The last...
Stanford seeks revenge on Arizona
Stanford (14-12, 7-7) vs. Arizona (15-12, 6-8)
McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona goes for the season sweep over Stanford after winning...
Arizona opens Pac-12 play with 64-56 win over Colorado
TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — Freshman Brandon Williams started at a new position Thursday, and he made it look old hat.
Williams had 14 points and six assists while opening at point guard in place of injured regular Justin Coleman, helping to lead Arizona to 64-56 victory over Colorado in the Pac-12 opener for both.
"I just had to step up," said Williams, who usually plays off guard.
Coleman 3 allows Arizona to hold off UC Davis, 70-68
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Coleman made one shot Saturday night, a very big one for the Arizona Wildcats in their final nonconference game.
Coleman sank a 3-pointer with just over a minute to play for what proved to be the winning basket and Arizona escaped with a 70-68 victory over UC Davis.
Coleman, who spent much of the game trying to corral the Aggies' star T.J. Shorts, connected with 1 of 2 shots overall and 1 of 2 3-pointers.
Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings
SEATTLE (AP) — Bobby Wagner leaped over the line of scrimmage, swatted Dan Bailey's field goal attempt and sparked the Seattle Seahawks to two late touchdowns.
Whether or not what Wagner did was entirely legal, he frankly didn't care.
The Latest: No.8 Auburn beats Arizona 73-57 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the Maui Invitational (all times local):
Bryce Brown scored 19 points, Malik Dunbar added 15 and No. 8 Auburn pulled away from Arizona to win the Maui Invitational third-place game 73-57 Wednesday night.
The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga knocks off Arizona 91-74 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the Maui Invitational (all times local):
Rui Hachimura scored 24 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 20 and No. 3 Gonzaga earned a spot in the Maui Invitational title game with a 91-74 win over Arizona Tuesday night.
Gonzaga (5-0) was out of synch late in the first half after a good start, falling into an eight-point hole.
Arizona preview capsule
Last season: 27-8, lost to Buffalo in NCAA Tournament first round
Coach: Sean Miller
Who's gone: C Deandre Ayton (NBA), G Allonzo Trier (NBA), G Rawle Alkins, C Dusan Ristic, G Parker Jackson-Cartwright.
Manuel tosses 3 TDs as Raiders topple Seahawks 30-19
SEATTLE (AP) — E.J. Manuel made a strong bid to stick around in Oakland. Austin Davis did the same to find himself a home likely somewhere other than Seattle.
Manuel threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in the competition to be Oakland's backup QB, and the Raiders closed out the preseason with a 30-19 win over the Seahawks on Thursday night.
CB Justin Coleman signs tender with Seattle Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Cornerback Justin Coleman is remaining with the Seattle Seahawks after signing his restricted free agent tender with the club.
Seahawks place original round tender on DE Dion Jordan
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are keeping defensive end Dion Jordan after placing an original-round tender on the restricted free agent.
Seattle announced the move Wednesday. Jordan, a former first-round pick with Miami, restarted his career with Seattle last season. He appeared in five games late in the season and had four sacks in his limited action.
Seattle Seahawks free agency capsule
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TEs Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson; Gs Luke Joeckel, Matt Tobin and Oday Aboushi; RB Eddie Lacy; DT Sheldon Richardson; Ss Bradley McDougald and DeShawn Shead; LBs Michael Wilhoite, Terence Garvin and Dewey McDonald; WR Paul Richardson; K Blair Walsh; DE Marcus Smith; CB Byron Maxwell; QB Austin Davis.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Dion Jordan; CB Justin Coleman; RBs Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Makinde London scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and tenth-seeded Chattanooga beat seventh-seeded Samford 89-79 in Friday night's opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament to snap a five-game skid.
David Jean-Baptiste and Rodney Chatman scored 18 points apiece and James Lewis Jr. added 14 points for the Mocs (4-15), who face No. 2 seed ETSU on Saturday.
Bradford has career-high 31 in ETSU’s 96-76 victory
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Desonta Bradford had career highs of 31 points and five 3-pointers and East Tennessee State remained unbeaten in the Southern Conference with a 96-76 victory over Samford on Thursday night.
Bradford made 12 of 16 shots, including 5 of 9 from the arc, and added four assists and three steals for the Buccaneers (20-4, 11-0), who have won 14 straight games.
Magee scores 31, Wofford downs Samford 93-89
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fletcher Magee scored 31 points with eight 3-pointers and Wofford beat Samford 93-89 on Thursday night to win its fifth straight.
Trevor Stumpe scored 18 points with seven assists, Cameron Jackson added 12 points and Derrick Brooks had 10 with 12 rebounds for the Terriers (13-5, 4-1 Southern Conference), who made 14 of 30 3-pointers (46.7 percent) and shot 53.7 percent from the floor (36 of 67).
Samford uses big 1st half to defeat The Citadel 107-91
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Demetrius Denzel-Dyson and Triston Chambers combined for 11 3-pointers and 50 points and Samford used a big first half to race to a 107-91 win over The Citadel in a battle of Bulldogs on Thursday night.
Denzel-Dyson had 16 of his 26 points in the first half when Samford (7-10, 3-1 Southern Conference) made 10 of 16 3-pointers and 19 of 29 shots overall, opening a 55-31 lead.
Coleman’s career night lifts Samford past Chattanooga 73-56
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Justin Coleman scored a career-high 28 points and distributed six assists and Eric Adams scored 11 points and Samford defeated Chattanooga 73-56 on Saturday night in a Southern Conference opener.
Samford (5-9) finished the first half on 17-of-24 shooting (71 percent) and Coleman scored 14 points before intermission and missed just 1 of his 8 shots.
Coleman’s 1st double-double paces Samford, 83-70
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Justin Coleman had season highs of 21 points and 10 assists to lead Samford to an 83-70 win over Mississippi Valley State on Sunday.
Seahawks host Redskins after addressing their biggest need
SEATTLE (AP) — Urgency is rarely the overwhelming feeling within the Seattle Seahawks. It's usually a calm confidence surrounding them.
This year is a bit different. There is some urgency built not out of worry but of opportunity, realizing Seattle can again be the class of the NFC and possibly find its way back to another Super Bowl.
Like most seasons some unsung players emerging for Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — At some point in nearly every season of Pete Carroll's tenure in Seattle, someone unexpected, or undervalued in another place, finds his way into being an important reason the Seahawks have success.
The Seahawks aren't unique in finding overlooked players and it could be just for a single game, or a specific package or role. But the frequency by which Seattle unearths these gems has become part of who the Seahawks are.
Seahawks use huge 2nd-half surge to rout Colts 46-18
SEATTLE (AP) — It took a trio of relative unknowns to wake up the Seattle Seahawks.
J.D. McKissic took the second carry of his career 30 yards for a touchdown and Bobby Wagner scooped up Marcus Smith's forced fumble and rumbled 21 yards for a score in a 13-second span late in the third quarter, and the Seahawks beat the Indianapolis Colts 46-18 on Sunday night.
The Latest: Colts hold surprising 15-10 lead over Seahawks
The Latest on Week 4 of the NFL (all times EDT):
The Indianapolis Colts have a 15-10 lead over the Seattle Seahawks at halftime on Sunday night thanks to a solid first half from Jacoby Brissett.
Brissett was 14 of 20 for 142 yards and an 18-yard touchdown to Donte Moncrief with 25 seconds left in the half. Brissett's one mistake was an underthrown pass that Justin Coleman intercepted and returned 28 yards for Seattle's only touchdown.
Seahawks Preview Capsule
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (11-6-1)
New faces: DL Sheldon Richardson, CB Justin Coleman, OL Luke Joeckel, RB Eddie Lacy, LB Michael Wilhoite, K Blair Walsh, OL Oday Aboushi, DB Bradley McDougald, rookies OL Ethan Pocic, CB Shaquill Griffin.
Key losses: DE Cassius Marsh, DT Ahytba Rubin, OL George Fant, K Steven Hauschka, OL Garry Gilliam, LB Brock Coyle.
Looking at the defensive backs as we examine the Patriots’ roster ahead of training camp:
Roster: Malcolm Butler, Patrick Chung, Justin Coleman, Nate Ebner, Stephon Gilmore, Duron Harmon, Cyrus Jones, David Jones, Jonathan Jones, D.J. Killings, Brandon King, Will Likely, Devin McCourty, Kenny Moore II, Jordan Richards, Eric Rowe, Dwayne Thomas, Jason Thompson, Damarius Travis
Patriots receiver Michael Floyd inactive vs Falcons
HOUSTON (AP) — New England receiver Michael Floyd is inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons.
Floyd, who was claimed off waivers in mid-December after Arizona released him following a DUI arrest, is inactive for the second straight game. Floyd sat out the AFC championship game to make room on the roster for Danny Amendola, who returned from an ankle injury.
Floyd inactive for Pats, Green for Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will have a healthy complement of receivers for their AFC championship game matchup with the Steelers.
Receiver Michael Floyd, acquired in December following an ankle injury to Danny Amendola, is listed as inactive for Sunday's game. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell returns to the active list after missing last week's divisional-round win over Houston with a knee issue.
Tampa Bay RB Martin sits in coach’s decision vs. New Orleans
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to keep their playoff hopes alive without running back Doug Martin.
The Buccaneers deactivated Martin on Sunday against New Orleans in what team officials called a coach's decision. Martin had not been on the Buccaneers' injury report as Tampa Bay (8-6) needed a win along with lots of help to remain alive for a wild-card berth.
Gronkowski inactive, Lewis active for Patriots
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is inactive as expected, but running back Dion Lewis is active for Sunday's game with the San Francisco 49ers.
Gronkowski injured his chest in the second quarter of last week's game against the Seattle Seahawks after taking a hard hit from safety Earl Thomas. He returned to the game, but did not practice all week.
Patriots Notebook: Cornerback competition continues
The trade yesterday of Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns may leave a void in the middle of the Patriots defense, but linebacker isn’t the only position that’s up for grabs on that side of the ball.Halfway through the season, there’s still a competition raging for the No.?2 cornerback spot.
FOXBORO — Cardinals receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd touched up the Patriots secondary for 11 catches for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns in their Week 1 game.
Compared with what happened to Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Justin Coleman & Co., the following week against the Dolphins, that was merely a good day.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Despite not having a first-round draft choice as a penalty in the Tom Brady "Deflategate" case, the New England Patriots have a group of rookies already opening eyes at training camp.
It starts with cornerback Cyrus Jones.
"I'm not one to grade people, I'm not coach (Bill Belichick). But I can just tell, the kid's an athlete," fellow cornerback Logan Ryan said of Jones, the 60th pick — and New England's first — in the 2016...