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Column: Defense wins championships? Not necessarily in NFL

| | Jan 22 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

ATLANTA — We’ve all heard the adage: defense wins championships.

  1. | Posted: Dec 17 2016 - 12:05am

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama has hired another former Southern California head coach as offensive coordinator, turning to Steve Sarkisian to once again replace Lane Kiffin.

  2. | Posted: Dec 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is facing the coldest game he’s ever played Sunday when Tennessee visits Kansas City, where the high is predicted to reach 19 degrees.

  3. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Saddened reactions to the death of Craig Sager and heartfelt remembrances of the witty, flamboyantly-dressed sports reporter filled social media after he died Thursday at age 65 following a battle with cancer.

  4. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Tyler Lockett had 130 yards receiving and a score, and the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West title with a 24-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.

  5. | Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — For all of their wild inconsistency this season, the path is straightforward for the Seattle Seahawks.

  6. | Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 19 of their 45 points in the third quarter, Washington’s highest-scoring period this season, and the Wizards came back to beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-106 Wednesday night, handing the Southeast Division leaders their third consecutive loss.

  7. | Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 12:05am

    At a time of enormous popularity and prosperity for the NBA, the league and the players’ union reached an agreement in principle Wednesday on a seven-year collective bargaining agreement that ensures labor peace through the 2023-24 season.

  8. | Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — It wasn’t so much a reckoning as a reboot.

  9. | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are rounding into playoff form as usual.

  10. | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 29 points, J.R. Smith found his aim — for one half — and LeBron James added 23 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fifth straight, 103-86 on Tuesday night over the Memphis Grizzlies.

  11. | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Despite Serena Williams’ domination of the women’s tennis tour, and with 16 players in the top 100, the United States has a 16-year title drought in the Fed Cup, an international team competition it once dominated.

  12. | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    I’ll make this clear before anyone begins to get too upset: Bullying and hazing have no place in organized sports, or in civil society for that matter.

  13. | Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    First off it is literally impossible to answer this question without someone getting offended, but I am going to try and take an objective approach.

  14. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots needed a big play, and Tom Brady delivered — again.

  15. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:05am

    LOS ANGELES — Jeff Fisher’s tenure in Los Angeles didn’t last one full season.