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On 'Black Monday,' All Eyes on Belichick

After dismal season, Patriots coach sounds like he wants to stay in the job

(Newser) - The NFL regular season is in the books, and one of the biggest questions on "Black Monday"—the day when coaches' heads often roll—is one that would have been unthinkable not too long ago: Will the Patriots fire Bill Belichick? The 71-year-old's once-powerful team just wrapped...

Tickets for College Football Final Are Up in the Stratosphere

Average ticket price for a seat at the game in Houston on Monday is $2,845, per SeatGeek

(Newser) - The Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies face off Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship, but fans who want to watch the matchup in person will pay a pretty penny to attend. Citing SeatGeek numbers, Axios reports that you'll need at least $1,302 to even get...

1-Yard Touchdown Doesn't Go Over Well With Falcons Coach

Up 24 points, Saints players went against coach to score one more after being told to take a knee

(Newser) - The Atlanta Falcons fired coach Arthur Smith hours after the team lost to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night, the AP reports. Smith went 7-10 in each of his three seasons with the team and couldn't lift the team out of its playoff drought. His termination came hours...

Taylor Swift Isn't the Only One Who Made Travis Kelce Famous

'NYT' profiles football player's managers, twin brothers who plotted to put their client on the map

(Newser) - Travis Kelce didn't earn his own Newser tag until he started dating Taylor Swift, but there was apparently a plan in place to propel the Kansas City Chiefs tight end to stardom way before that romance—a plan that would make him potentially "as famous as the Rock....

Carolina Panthers Owner Fined After Throwing Drink

David Tepper appeared to toss his beverage into the stands toward opposing team's fans

(Newser) - As the Carolina Panthers' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars wound down Sunday, with the Panthers clearly heading for their 14th loss of the season, Panthers owner David Tepper was seen on video apparently emptying his drink into the stands where Jaguars fans were seated, then tossing his cup. The billionaire...

An 85-Year-Old College Football Record Falls

Iowa punter Tory Taylor was very busy this year

(Newser) - How does a college football team rank last nationally in total offense and still manage to finish with 10 wins? Start with having a very good punter. Tory Taylor of the Iowa Hawkeyes broke an 85-year-old record over the weekend when he eclipsed the single-season mark of 4,138 yards,...

Sport on the Rise Across US Is &#39;So Big for Women&#39;
This Is Not Your
Daddy's Football

This Is Not Your Daddy's Football

Women's flag football leagues are springing up everywhere: 'This is so big for women'

(Newser) - There were times when Jo Overstreet felt all alone as a standout flag football player on boys teams growing up in Texas. Sure, she was accepted. Considered just one of the boys. But she longed for something more—a sense of sisterhood. These days, the 40-year-old receiver for Team USA...

NBC Removes Al Michaels From NFL Playoff Coverage

In a move that appeared to surprise Michaels, per the 'New York Post'

(Newser) - Al Michaels won't be calling an NFL playoff game for NBC for the first time since the network returned to televising the league in 2006, the AP reports. NBC confirmed to the AP that Michaels won't be working the playoffs. The development was first reported by the New ...

A Picky Call Becomes the Talk of the NFL

Offside penalty negates an epic play, costs the Chiefs a win against the Bills

(Newser) - It was, writes Rob Maaddi for the AP , "the play of the season." Or it would have been, had it not been negated by what Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post describes as "the fussiest, pettiest, most paltry and joy-curdling penalty you ever saw." With the...

Iowa Shutout Costs Bar Lots of Free Beer

'Pour until they score' promo is small consolation for Hawkeyes' dejected fans

(Newser) - University of Iowa fans who watched their team lose to Michigan over the weekend in the Big Ten championship game got a little consolation at one particular venue in the form of free beer—but it was surely more beer than they wanted. X-Golf Cedar Rapids, a sports bar that...

Even Kids Are Developing CTE
Even Kids Are
Developing CTE

Even Kids Are Developing CTE

A study of young, deceased athletes' brains confirms CTE can occur well before going pro

(Newser) - A recent study out of Boston University confirmed that athletes who play contact sports can begin to develop CTE, a degenerative brain disease, long before they enter the pros. The New York Times profiles four families whose children—Wyatt Bramwell, Meiko Locksley, Hunter Foraker, and twin brothers Josh and George...

Bills Player on Shoving Fan: 'Emotions Boiled Over'

Pass rusher Shaq Lawson offers apology after scuffle with fan he says taunted players' families

(Newser) - Buffalo Bills pass rusher Shaq Lawson apologized Monday for shoving a Philadelphia Eagles fan behind the team's bench after alleging the person was making threatening remarks about players and their families. Lawson posted his apology on his Instagram account a day after a video showed him and five defensive...

Commentator Admits She Made Up Sideline Reports

Fellow sportscasters say they're stunned, disappointed by Charissa Thompson's remarks

(Newser) - Fox Sports host Charissa Thompson has made herself very unpopular with fellow sportscasters by admitting that she made up quotes from coaches when she was a sideline reporter. Thompson, who also hosts Amazon Prime's Thursday Night Football, told the " Pardon My Take " podcast that she would sometimes...

Not Sure We Needed to Know This Superstition, Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs QB says he wears same pair of (supposedly washed) undies for every game

(Newser) - In the world of professional football, there are TDs, FGs, and now, thanks to Patrick Mahomes, TMI. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback showed up Monday on ESPN's ManningCast , hosted during Monday Night Football by brothers Peyton and Eli Manning, and the football veterans (and the world) found out just...

NFL Fans in Germany Continue John Denver Tradition

Sing along to 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' at NFL game

(Newser) - As the Kansas City Chiefs played the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Germany as part of the NFL's International Series of games, fans at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt engaged in what may have seemed like a surprising tradition to some: singing along as John Denver's "Take...

New Helmet Levels Playing Field for Deaf Players

Gallaudet's invention has a digital readout display that may also apply to life outside sports

(Newser) - Shelby Bean could not help but feel a bit jealous. As a deaf football player for four years at Gallaudet, he called defensive plays with American Sign Language and dealt with other obstacles hearing opponents never need to worry about. Now an assistant coach, he was on the sideline earlier...

NFL to UH: You Can't Wear Those Uniforms

League sends cease-and-desist to university over throwback uniforms

(Newser) - The NFL says the University of Houston's new football uniforms are a no-go. UH unveiled the uniforms during its home opener on September 2. They feature a throwback design inspired by the Houston Oilers, founded as an AFL team in the city in 1959 before ultimately joining the NFL...

NCAA Investigates Michigan Football for Alleged Rule Breach

Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh denies any involvement or knowledge of allegations

(Newser) - The NCAA is investigating the University of Michigan's football team, amid allegations of rule violations related to sign stealing. Yahoo Sports first reported Thursday on accusations against the Wolverines, with the Big Ten Conference confirming it had received notification Wednesday on them, said to involve alleged violations of one...

After Scary Deja Vu Moment in Buffalo, Good News

Damien Harris of the Bills has full movement after being taken off the field in ambulance

(Newser) - For NFL fans—and Buffalo Bills fans in particular—Sunday night's game brought an unwelcome feeling of deja vu. Bills running back Damien Harris lay on the field for several minutes after a hit and had to be taken away in an ambulance, reports the AP . That ambulance happened...

Eyebrow-Raising T-Shirt Lands 49ers Player in Hot Water

Sources: George Kittle's tee that said 'F--- Dallas' during Cowboys game earned him $14K fine

(Newser) - A tight end on the San Francisco 49ers will have to fork over nearly $14,000 after the NFL dinged him for unsportsmanlike conduct in the fifth week of season play. A source tells ESPN that George Kittle was hit with the hefty fine after he wore a gray T-shirt...

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