American football in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24006/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 Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 9 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-us-sports-schedule-at-2-pm-est-wednesday-jan-9 <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) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>Major League Baseball</p> <p>The envelope please...</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-us-sports-schedule-at-2-pm-est-wednesday-jan-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Green Bay Packers Human Interest Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:15:14 +0000 5732292 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-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 Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-us-sports-schedule-at-2-pm-est-friday-jan-11 <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. 11 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Friday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>National Football League</p> <p>NFC: Falcons look to finally live up to potential</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-us-sports-schedule-at-2-pm-est-friday-jan-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Green Bay Packers National Football League Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:15:38 +0000 5733316 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-NFL-Falcons get chance to end playoff misery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-nfl-falcons-get-chance-end-playoff-misery <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 11 (Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons earned the top seed in the National Football Conference (NFC) with a 13-3 regular season record but it is a miserable run of form in the playoffs they will try to end against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.</p> <p>Three times in the era of head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan the Falcons have impressed in the regular season but have stumbled in their first games of the post-season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-nfl-falcons-get-chance-end-playoff-misery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:45:29 +0000 5733421 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Playoff results and schedule for NFL postseason http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/nfl-playoff-results-and-schedule-nfl-postseason <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 11 (Reuters) - Results and schedule for National Football League postseason: Jan. 5 AFC wild-card game Houston Texans defeated Cincinnati Bengals 19-13. -- NFC wild-card game Green Bay Packers defeated Minnesota Vikings 24-10. --- Jan. 6 AFC wild-card game Baltimore Ravens defeated Indianapolis Colts 24-9. -- NFC wild-card game Seattle Seahawks defeated Washington Redskins 24-14.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/nfl-playoff-results-and-schedule-nfl-postseason" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:00:40 +0000 5733425 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-NFL-Texans' Schaub facing big test against Patriots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-nfl-texans-schaub-facing-big-test-against-patriots <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 11 (Reuters) - Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub starts his first road playoff game, at the New England Patriots on Sunday, with the pressure on.</p> <p>The Patriots, corning in from a bye week, loom as favorites in the American Football Conference (AFC) divisional round clash as they look to go one better than last season when they lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-nfl-texans-schaub-facing-big-test-against-patriots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Matt Schaub National Football League Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:00:24 +0000 5733449 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Ravens win classic playoff over Broncos in overtime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/nfl-ravens-win-classic-playoff-over-broncos-overtime <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) - The Baltimore Ravens rallied for a 38-35 overtime win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday in a thrilling playoff encounter that puts them one win away from their first Super Bowl berth in 12 years.</p> <p>The visiting Ravens stunned Denver when Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal in the second overtime to end a back-and-forth game that included a 90-yard punt return and 104-yard kickoff return for touchdowns from Denver's Trindon Holliday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/nfl-ravens-win-classic-playoff-over-broncos-overtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:00:04 +0000 5733701 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Ravens show their spirit with stunning win in Denver http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-ravens-show-their-spirit-stunning-win-denver <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) - The Baltimore Ravens fell behind the Denver Broncos four times on Saturday and each time they battled back to level the game with the final rally paving the way for a stunning playoffs win which epitomises the team's fighting spirit.</p> <p>"This is a team of destiny," said running back Ray Rice, who rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown in the thrilling 38-35 double overtime AFC divisional playoff victory.</p> <p>"Just look at the way we played today - it wasn't pretty, it wasn't perfect, but it was us," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-ravens-show-their-spirit-stunning-win-denver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Joe Flacco National Football League Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:00:26 +0000 5733716 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NFL-Ravens stun Broncos in double OT playoff thriller http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-nfl-ravens-stun-broncos-double-ot-playoff-thriller <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>* Ravens score late in fourth quarter to force overtime</p> <p>* Will play New England or Houston in AFC championship game (Adds quotes)</p> <p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens fought back for a 38-35 overtime win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday in a thrilling playoff encounter that puts them one win away from their first Super Bowl berth in 12 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-nfl-ravens-stun-broncos-double-ot-playoff-thriller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League National Football League playoffs Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:15:32 +0000 5733707 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-49ers rout Packers to book spot in NFC title game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/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>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick outdueled 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>The emphatic victory lifted the 49ers into the Jan. 20 National Football Conference title game against the winner of Sunday's showdown between the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-49ers-rout-packers-book-spot-nfc-title-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:00:36 +0000 5733718 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 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 5733729 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-One playoff win not enough for relieved Falcons QB Ryan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-one-playoff-win-not-enough-relieved-falcons-qb-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 13 (Reuters) - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a relieved man after finally getting the first playoff win of his career on Sunday but said he was not about to settle for just ending his post-season jinx.</p> <p>Ryan completed 25 of 35 passes and threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks and also gave up an interception in the fourth quarter that led to a massive shift of momentum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/nfl-one-playoff-win-not-enough-relieved-falcons-qb-ryan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan National Football League Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:15:25 +0000 5733956 at http://www.globalpost.com