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  • Colts owner helps out Jack Kerouac organization

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has ponied up $10,000 for a Massachusetts organization that keeps Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac’s legacy alive. James Irsay’s donation is the largest single pledge…

  • Hernandez back in court for final pretrial hearing

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month. Dressed in a dark…

  • Redskins’ gift to fans could keep on giving

    WASHINGTON — Tis the season to have Redskins fever and no, I am not running one. Saturday’s win by the Redskins over the Eagles does not change the entire season. It has been a bad…

  • Monday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EST NFL Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m. TOP 25 BASKETBALL Men No. 5 Wisconsin at California, 9 p.m. No. 10 Kansas at Temple, 7 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. Loyola Marymount, 11…

  • A dozen football fans injured in lightning strike

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers.…

  • Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so. The Super Bowl will be played in the same stadium where the…

  • ICYMI: Ravens, Saints stumble; 3 titles to decide

    Count Joe Flacco’s Ravens and Drew Brees’ Saints among the playoff candidates that came out completely flat. The Chiefs, Bills and Eagles all were oddly out of it this weekend, too, despite having plenty to…

  • Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers in playoffs

    Now that they’ve qualified for the postseason, there’s no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers. Nor for the Seahawks, Cardinals, Cowboys, Patriots and Broncos. Week 15 saw defending Super Bowl champion Seattle secure its…

  • NFL Capsules

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman’s franchise record for yards…

  • Romo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rout of Colts

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don’t have worry about a win-and-you’re-in finale this year. They’re in. Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the…

  • Rookie Beckham leads Giants past Rams 37-27

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. refused to be intimidated, giving as well as he received. Before the first of his two touchdown catches, the prolific rookie spun the ball and was whistled for…

  • Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland…

  • Patriots edge Jets, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position. They’ve got a first-round bye in the postseason for the fifth straight year, and they’re closing in on…

  • Steelers grab playoff spot, showdown up next

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was no joyous celebration. The hooting and hollering was kept to the minimum. A return to the playoffs following a two-year absence after a 20-12 win over Kansas City on Sunday…

  • Panthers keep on running in 17-13 win over Browns

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game. Jonathan Stewart has run for 437 yards on 78 carries — a 5.6-yard average — in the four games since the bye week…