American football http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23781/all en UPDATE 2-American Football-Alabama crush Notre Dame to win championship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-american-football-alabama-crush-notre-dame-win-champio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Adds details)</p> <p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>MIAMI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Alabama's 'Crimson Tide' swept aside Notre Dame in the BCS Championship game on Monday, dominating the 'Fighting Irish' 42-14 to win their third college football title in four years.</p> <p>Notre Dame, 12-0 in the regular season, had been looking for their first national title since 1988 but were all at sea against irresistible Alabama, who set the tone of the game with an utterly one-sided 28-0 first half.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-american-football-alabama-crush-notre-dame-win-champio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A. 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McCarron Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide football Alabama Crimson Tide football team American football College football Eddie Lacy Nick Saban Orange Bowl Person Career Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:42:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731469 at http://www.globalpost.com American Football-Saban completes Crimson dynasty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/american-football-saban-completes-crimson-dynasty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>MIAMI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban secured his status as one of the greats of college football on Monday, guiding the 'Crimson Tide' to their third national title in four years with a crushing 42-14 victory over Notre Dame.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/american-football-saban-completes-crimson-dynasty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football College football Kirby Smart Miami Dolphins National Football League Nick Saban Nick Saban Oversigning Person Career Person Location Quotation Saban Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:01:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731537 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Redskins coach slammed for playing injured Griffin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/nfl-redskins-coach-slammed-playing-injured-griffin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan came under fire on Monday for leaving an ailing Robert Griffin III in Sunday's playoff loss to Seattle but rejected any notion that he risked the rookie quarterback's health.</p> <p>Griffin only left Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Seahawks when he injured himself while trying to grab a bad shotgun snap in the fourth quarter, but critics are suggesting the face of the Redskins should have been taken out of the game earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/nfl-redskins-coach-slammed-playing-injured-griffin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football Mike Shanahan Mike Shanahan National Football League Person Career Person Location Quotation Robert Griffin III Shanahan Washington Redskins Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731554 at http://www.globalpost.com American Football-Alabama's Saban shoots down talk of move to NFL http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/american-football-alabamas-saban-shoots-down-talk-move-nfl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>MIAMI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, showered with acclaim after a fourth national title, said on Tuesday he has no desire to return to the National Football League and that the college game is where he belongs.</p> <p>Saban's Crimson Tide won their second successive national title on Monday and third in four years with a 42-14 hammering of Notre Dame.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/american-football-alabamas-saban-shoots-down-talk-move-nfl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football College football National Football League Nick Saban Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:15:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731847 at http://www.globalpost.com White House wades into debate on injured Redskins QB http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/white-house-wades-debate-injured-redskins-qb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Even the White House couldn't resist weighing in on the nationwide debate over whether Washington Redskins star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III should have been kept in Sunday's NFL playoff game in which he went down with a gruesome knee injury.</p> <p>Washington coach Mike Shanahan has come under fire for leaving the ailing Griffin - widely known as RG-3 - in the 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks and possibly putting the young player's career at risk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/white-house-wades-debate-injured-redskins-qb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football Business Entertainment Environment Health National Football League Politics Robert Griffin III Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732395 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NFL-49ers rout Packers to book spot in NFC title game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-nfl-49ers-rout-packers-book-spot-nfc-title-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kaepernick sets NFL record for rushing yards by a QB</p> <p>* 49ers to play Atlanta or Seattle in NFC title game (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Quarterback Colin Kaepernick set an NFL rushing record as he outplayed reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers to lead the San Francisco 49ers to a 45-31 playoff win over the visiting Green Bay Packers on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-nfl-49ers-rout-packers-book-spot-nfc-title-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football American football in the United States Colin Kaepernick National Football League Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:00:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733722 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Bold move pays off with record-breaking Kaepernick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-bold-move-pays-record-breaking-kaepernick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh went against the book when he stayed with second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick as starting quarterback even after regular Alex Smith was fit to return.</p> <p>Kaepernick made the move look like a stroke of genius as he wrote a brilliant opening chapter to his playoff career with a record-breaking performance in a 45-31 victory over the visiting Green Bay Packers on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-bold-move-pays-record-breaking-kaepernick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football American football in the United States Colin Kaepernick Human Interest National Football League Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 08:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733729 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-49ers QB Kaepernick poses a running problem for Falcons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nfl-49ers-qb-kaepernick-poses-running-problem-falcons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith says his team's experience against running quarterbacks this season will prepare them for the threat posed by San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick in Sunday's NFC Championship game.</p> <p>But Atlanta's performance this season in games against fast, mobile, quarterbacks indicates their defense could be in for a testing time in Sunday's battle for a Super Bowl berth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nfl-49ers-qb-kaepernick-poses-running-problem-falcons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football American football in the United States National Football League Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735377 at http://www.globalpost.com Notre Dame students stunned by college football hoax http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/notre-dame-students-stunned-college-football-hoax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Renita D. Young</p> <p>SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan 17 (Reuters) - Notre Dame students on Thursday said they were eager to hear directly from football star Manti Te'o, a day after he and university officials announced Te'o had been duped into believing he had an online relationship with a woman who subsequently died of leukemia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/notre-dame-students-stunned-college-football-hoax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football American football in the United States Education Manti Te'o Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735949 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Kaepernick the X Factor in tightly matched NFC title game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nfl-kaepernick-the-x-factor-tightly-matched-nfc-title-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons are one game from finally turning their Super Bowl potential into reality but while their presence in the NFC Championship game is no shock, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is certainly a surprise element.</p> <p>Sunday's game in the Georgia Dome will arguably come down to whether Atlanta's defense, which has struggled against mobile quarterbacks this season, will be able to cope with the fast read-option plays of the thrillingly unpredictable Kaepernick.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nfl-kaepernick-the-x-factor-tightly-matched-nfc-title-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football American football in the United States National Football League Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736316 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday Jan 22 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-sunday-jan-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>TENNIS</p> <p>Australian Open (till 27)</p> <p>Sharapova to face familiar foe in quarter-finals</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-sunday-jan-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football American football in the United States American Football League National Football League Sports in the United States Super Bowl Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736753 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-AFC Championship Game results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/nfl-afc-championship-game-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American Football Conference (AFC) Championship results:</p> <p>Jan. 20, 2013 - Baltimore 28, New England 13</p> <p>Jan. 22, 2012 - New England 23, Baltimore 20</p> <p>Jan. 23, 2011 - Pittsburgh 24, New York Jets 19</p> <p>Jan. 24, 2010 - Indianapolis 30, New York Jets 17</p> <p>Jan. 18, 2009 - Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 14</p> <p>Jan. 20, 2008 - New England 21, San Diego 12</p> <p>Jan. 21, 2007 - Indianapolis 38, New England 34</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/nfl-afc-championship-game-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football National Football League Pro Bowl Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:30:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737068 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Showdown put loyalties to test for Harbaugh parents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nfl-showdown-put-loyalties-test-harbaugh-parents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Like all caring parents, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh do not play favorites when it comes to their kids, who just happen to be the rival coaches for the upcoming Super Bowl in New Orleans.</p> <p>For them, the Feb. 3 title game between John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers led by Jim Harbaugh has no perfect outcome.</p> <p>"We are neutral in the Super Bowl!" proclaimed Jackie Harbaugh in a conference call on Thursday, refusing to pick between her sons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nfl-showdown-put-loyalties-test-harbaugh-parents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football Business National Football League San Francisco 49ers Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:45:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739085 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Ravens safety Reed to play next season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nfl-ravens-safety-reed-play-next-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed plans to play next season in the National Football League whether he wins or loses in the Super Bowl against San Francisco, the nine-time Pro Bowl selection said on Thursday.</p> <p>Team mate Ray Lewis, 37, had already announced he would retire at the end of the postseason on his "last ride" in the NFL after 17 seasons, and many wondered if the 34-year-old Reed might follow his linebacker friend into retirement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nfl-ravens-safety-reed-play-next-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football American football in the United States Ed Reed National Football League Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739093 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-49ers Kaepernick a picture of tattoos and touchdowns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nfl-49ers-kaepernick-picture-tattoos-and-touchdowns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't need to look far to remind himself about the wild contrasts of life as an elite player in the NFL.</p> <p>There is a permanent message inked on the inside of his powerful arms that signifies the two sides to the double life he leads.</p> <p>It reads: "My gift is my curse."</p> <p>"Being an NFL quarterback, there's a lot of advantages that come with it," he told reporters on Thursday as he prepares for next week's Super Bowl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nfl-49ers-kaepernick-picture-tattoos-and-touchdowns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football Colin Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick National Football League Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739168 at http://www.globalpost.com