NFL

It’s December, which means time for a Seahawks surge

RENTON, Wash. (AP) It’s December which means it’s time for the Seattle Seahawks to get on a roll. That’s been the formula for most of Pete Carroll’s tenure with the Seahawks, always building toward the conclusion of the regular season. And it’s a feeling that was rekindled after Seattle’s convincing 24-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. What was deemed to ...

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier taken to hospital with back injury

CINCINNATI (AP) Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was taken to a hospital for tests after he hurt his back and was carted off the field early in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. Shazier tackled receiver Josh Malone in the legs, fell to the ground and grabbed the middle of his back. The 25-year-old was strapped to a ...

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49ers look to build momentum after Garoppolo’s solid start

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) For coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, this season has been about rebuilding for the future. But the process has suddenly been accelerated by the arrival of their new starting quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo starred in the team’s first road win of the year, a 15-14 victory at Chicago. He completed 26 of 37 passes for 293 ...

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From 0-4 to 1st place: Chargers make wild 2-month turnaround

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers started 0-4 in their relocation season, and what little national attention they received was focused on the hostile portions of the crowds in their compact new home stadium. Two months later, a whole lot more people are cheering for the Chargers. After a 19-10 victory over Cleveland, Los Angeles is tied for ...

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Hernandez lawyers want to keep daughter’s lawsuit separate

BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for the estate of late NFL star Aaron Hernandez are trying to prevent a $20 million lawsuit against the National Football League from being merged with a wider class-action suit addressing former NFL players’ head injuries. The Boston Herald reports that the NFL and co-defendants are asking a federal judge to temporarily stay proceedings in Hernandez’s case, ...

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