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  • Fisher anticipates no fines from brawl with Giants

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that he doesn’t expect any of his players to be fined for their participation in a brawl in the first half of a loss to…

  • ASU’s Strong entering NFL draft

    TEMEP, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Strong made the announcement through a new release issued by the school on Monday. Strong had…

  • Jets’ Ryan ‘not worried’ about possible firing

    NEW YORK (AP) — One more week. One final game. That’s all that might be left in Rex Ryan’s tenure as coach of the New York Jets, with his future uncertain beyond Sunday’s season finale…

  • Colts need to find some consistency before playoffs

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano is wasting no time trying to get back on track. The Colts coach wants his team to gain some momentum heading into the postseason. But Indianapolis’ problems in a 42-7…

  • Peyton Manning starting for Broncos vs Bengals

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Peyton Manning was in the starting lineup for Denver’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Monday night. Manning was limited in practice during the week by a strained…

  • Smith reiterates Bucs will play finale to win

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Winning could hurt Tampa Bay’s chances of landing the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NFL draft. However, coach Lovie Smith expects his team to practice well and do everything…

  • Bridgewater finishing season on a high note

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have endured quite a season, losing star running back Adrian Peterson to legal issues, three-fifths of their offensive line to injury and never really threatening in the NFC playoff…

  • Gaines improved, Rams sticking with Wells in finale

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It’ll be later in the week before the St. Louis Rams learn whether rookie cornerback E.J. Gaines can recover from a concussion in time for the season finale. Fisher also said…

  • Manziel’s season over for Browns, Hoyer hurt

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Perhaps fitting, Johnny Manziel’s final play was a 1-yard loss. He didn’t get very far in his rookie season. Manziel will sit out Cleveland’s finale with a hamstring injury he sustained during…

  • Lions’ Raiola suspended 1 game for stepping on opponent

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions will be short-handed when they face Green Bay for the NFC North title. Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stepped on Chicago Bears…

  • Murray impresses Cowboys playing with broken hand

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray had Dallas coach Jason Garrett believing he would play with a broken hand almost as soon as the injury happened. Once the star running back made…

  • Mistakes costly for Saints in missing playoffs

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day after being eliminated from the playoffs with a 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it didn’t take long for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to point out the…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Assigned RHP Casey Coleman and OF Moises Sierra outright to Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Phil Hughes on a five-year contract. National League…

  • Seattle’s in position for No. 1 seed in NFC

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Marshawn Lynch got to his feet following the longest touchdown run of his career, there was still one more defender to shrug off. Safety Earl Thomas went racing off the…

  • Another strong December has Panthers on playoff doorstep

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have used another strong December push under fourth-year coach Ron Rivera to reclaim the NFC South division lead. Yes, the 6-8-1 Panthers. Despite going more than two months…