49ers rule RB Hasty out; Mitchell, Sermon TBD

Covered Rams for nine years for Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of America SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After three of their four running backs suffered injuries in Sunday’s win against the Philadelphia Eagles, the San Francisco 49ers returned to the Bay Area uncertain of which of those backs would be available for next week’s game against the Green Bay Packers. And while some

Colts QB Wentz has sprains to both his ankles

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz suffered sprains in both his ankles on Sunday, coach Frank Reich said Monday. Reich could not yet say if Wentz will be able to play in Sunday’s road game against the Tennessee Titans. On Sunday it was thought Wentz had injured only his right ankle. Jacob Eason would start against the Titans if Wentz is inactive. Eason threw an interception on his second pass attempt

Aaron Rodgers hair: A timeline of the Packers QB's hairdos, from boy band to man bun

Hair today, gone tomorrow — so flaunt it while you’ve got it. NFL QBs typically reinvent themselves as they age, and the same can be said of their looks. For those advertising checks to keep cashing and the marketing opportunities to roll in, it’s wise for QBs to develop their own sense of style through the years. Enter Aaron Rodgers. The Packers quarterback is long, long removed from the 2005 NFL Draft, when

X-rays on Tua Tagovailoa's ribs negative, Dolphins QB's status for Week 3 TBD

Tua Tagovailoa appears to have avoided major injury. The Dolphins quarterback, who was forced out of Sunday’s game against Buffalo early, underwent further tests on his bruised ribs Monday morning and the results did not reveal any major issues, with X-rays coming back negative, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. Tagovailoa’s status for Miami’s Week 3 game against the Las Vegas Raiders will depend on his pain tolerance and functionality, Pelissero

MLB wild-card race: 2011 Cardinals offer hope to teams still outside October's playoff picture

The Yankees and Reds have 12 games left in the regular season. The Phillies, A’s, Padres and Mariners have 13 each. The Mets have … you know what? It doesn’t matter. This is a column about hope and needing minor miracles to reach October and the Mets are four games under .500 with a dozen games remaining in their 162-game schedule. The pizza rat has taken that playoff slice into

'Monday Night Football' preview: What to watch for in Lions-Packers

8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN) | Lambeau Field Losing in the fashion the Green Bay Packers did in Week 1 would have some fanbases already checking out on the season. Luckily for every cheesehead this side of Wisconsin, their team is still coached by Matt LaFleur and boasts an offense that includes Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Aaron Jones. On the flip side, the Detroit Lions are fresh off a surprisingly

How Bill Belichick, Patriots continued to dominate rookie QBs against Jets Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson got his first taste of what life would be like playing against Bill Belichick and the Patriots twice a year. Needless to say, it was difficult for him. Wilson struggled throwing the ball and reading the Patriots’ defense. That resulted in him throwing a whopping four interceptions. Four of his first eight passes were picked off, including his first two of the contest. The Jets scored just six points

What channel is Packers vs. Lions on today? Schedule, time for Monday Night Football in Week 2

After an offseason full of drama, Packers fans were almost certainly hoping for more out of Aaron Rodgers than what they watched in Week 1. Rodgers completed just 15 of 28 passes for 133 yards with two interceptions, and the offense mustered only a field goal as the Saints routed the Packers 38-3.  The Lions, meanwhile, received their first glimpse of offseason acquisition Jared Goff, whose overall stat line made

What's next for each team in the AP Top 25?

The AP Top 25 college football poll is out, and after a wild weekend of games, there’s some movement high in the rankings. Here’s what’s next for each ranked team: 1. Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) Previous ranking: 1 Through 10 quarters this season, Alabama looked borderline invincible, dominating Miami, Mercer and Florida for a half. But then the Gators came to life in the second half on Saturday and put

Andy Dalton injury update: Justin Fields enters after Bears starter suffers non-contact injury vs. Bengals

Bears fans got an early taste of the Justin Fields experience in their Week 1 game against the Rams, but may be seeing more of the rookie going forward. Fields, who went 2-for-2 with a touchdown in Week 1, entered the Bears’ Week 2 matchup against the Bengals after Chicago starter Andy Dalton sustained a non-contact injury on a 14-yard scramble for a first down early in the first quarter