National Football League http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24005/all en Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-news-summary <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>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Bills name Syracuse's Marrone as head coach<br /> 2013-01-07T175432Z_1_BRE9060LO_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-BILLS-COACH.XML<br /> () -</p> <p>Messi sweeps to fourth successive award</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens season Indianapolis Colts Joe Flacco Miami Dolphins National Football League NFL playoff results Person Career Sports in the United States Washington Redskins Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:20 +0000 5731512 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 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 5731554 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/blank-headline-received-0 <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>NFL'S BUFFALO BILLS NAME SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY'S DOUG MARRONE AS HEAD COACH-TEAM</p> <p> </p> CDATA Doug Marrone Marrone National Football League XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:26 +0000 5731557 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Jets sack offensive coordinator Sparano after losing season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/nfl-jets-sack-offensive-coordinator-sparano-after-losing-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 8 (Reuters) - The New York Jets have fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, the National Football League team said on Tuesday in the latest shakeup to the franchise's coaching staff after a disappointing season.</p> <p>Sparano, who was head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011, spent just one season in charge of a Jets offense that ranked 30th in the league in total offense.</p> <p>"At the end of the day, I wanted to move this team in a different direction offensively," head coach Rex Ryan told reporters at a news conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/nfl-jets-sack-offensive-coordinator-sparano-after-losing-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Rex Ryan Tony Sparano Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:11 +0000 5731778 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 5731847 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-news-summary <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>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Nationals convince LaRoche to extend Washington stay 2013-01-09T045505Z_1_BRE90805J_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-NATIONALS. XML () -</p> <p>Coach Adelman misses game but Timberwolves still beat Hawks 2013-01-09T041811Z_1_BRE90805F_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-TIMBERWOLVES.XM L () -</p> <p>Armstrong to break silence in Oprah interview 2013-01-09T030232Z_1_BRE90804P_RTROPTC_0_US-CYCLING-ARMSTRONG-O PRAH.XML () -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing College football National Football League Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:15:56 +0000 5731969 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Cowboys release defensive coordinator Ryan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nfl-cowboys-release-defensive-coordinator-ryan <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 8 (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys released fiery defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday after another disappointing season that saw them miss the playoffs.</p> <p>Ryan, the twin brother of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, had spent the last two seasons with the Cowboys where his demonstrative demeanor made him a colorful figure on the sidelines.</p> <p>The Dallas defense did not show enough improvement, however, as they struggled with injuries and finished last in the NFL in interceptions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nfl-cowboys-release-defensive-coordinator-ryan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dallas Cowboys National Football League Rob Ryan Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:30:15 +0000 5731972 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-news-summary-0 <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>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Nationals convince LaRoche to extend Washington stay 2013-01-09T045505Z_1_BRE90805J_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-NATIONALS. XML () -</p> <p>Cowboys release defensive coordinator Ryan</p> <p>2013-01-09T051201Z_1_BRE90805Y_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-COWBOYS.XML () -</p> <p>Timberwolves overcome lost Love to clip Hawks 2013-01-09T061915Z_2_BRE90805F_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-TIMBERWOLVES.XM L () -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> College football National Football League Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:15:25 +0000 5732000 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 5732395 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Saints sign suspended coach Payton through 2017 season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nfl-saints-sign-suspended-coach-payton-through-2017-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 9 (Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints have signed suspended head coach Sean Payton to a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2017 National Football League (NFL) season, the team said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Payton is a former Super Bowl-winning coach who missed the 2012 season because of suspension for his role in the team's bounty scandal that saw players given cash rewards for knocking opponents out of games from 2009-2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nfl-saints-sign-suspended-coach-payton-through-2017-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League New Orleans Saints Sean Payton Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:45:32 +0000 5732418 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-NFL-Final eight teams set for playoff battle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-nfl-final-eight-teams-set-playoff-battle <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 9 (Reuters) - The National Football League's (NFL) four top-rated teams join the fray this weekend by hosting divisional round playoff games that will set the stage for the Super Bowl semi-finals.</p> <p>Following first-round byes, the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers should all be rested and well-prepared to do battle with last week's wild-card playoff winners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-nfl-final-eight-teams-set-playoff-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment National Football League National Football League playoffs Super Bowl MVPs Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:45:27 +0000 5732439 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL's Junior Seau had disease from hits to head - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfls-junior-seau-had-disease-hits-head-report <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 10 (Reuters) - NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, had a debilitating brain disease, likely from 20 years of hits to the head, ABC News and ESPN reported on Thursday, citing researchers and his family as sources.</p> <p>Seau, 43, died in May after shooting himself in the chest. He had played for the San Diego Chargers and had a 20-year career in the National Football League.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfls-junior-seau-had-disease-hits-head-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Junior Seau National Football League Neurotrauma Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:47:30 +0000 5732627 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Mularkey sacked as Jaguars head coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfl-mularkey-sacked-jaguars-head-coach <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 10 (Reuters) - Mike Mularkey was fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars after one season in charge, the National Football team said on Thursday.</p> <p>"I informed Mike today that he will not return as head coach of the Jaguars," said Jaguars newly hired general manager David Caldwell in a statement. "I know Mike well and do not want anyone to misinterpret the rationale behind my decision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfl-mularkey-sacked-jaguars-head-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Mularkey Mike Mularkey National Football League Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:00:18 +0000 5732722 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Steelers cut Rainey after domestic violence arrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfl-steelers-cut-rainey-after-domestic-violence-arrest <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 10 (Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut rookie running back Chris Rainey following his arrest for a domestic battery, the National Football League team said on Thursday.</p> <p>"Chris Rainey's actions this morning were extremely disappointing," said Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert in a statement on the team's website. "Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfl-steelers-cut-rainey-after-domestic-violence-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Chris Rainey Human Interest National Football League Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:00:29 +0000 5732884 at http://www.globalpost.com