Column: Officiating won't get any better _ because it can't

Save the outrage for something else. NFL officiating won’t get any better this weekend, or anytime soon — because it can’t. We shouldn’t have to remind people at this late date that ...

Review: Carrie Fisher bio as sharp, endearing as its subject

“Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge” (Sarah Crichton Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Sheila Weller “Star Wars” fans may feel a lump in their throats when Carrie Fisher appears i...

Eli Manning likely making his final NY Giants appearance

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The man who has been the face of the New York Giants since 2004 is probably going to make his final appearance for them this weekend. Eli Manning's 16-ye...

Finally, Fields vs Lawrence: 'This is the future of the NFL'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence went to high school about 20 miles from each other in the suburbs northwest of Atlanta. They have worked out since middle s...

'Colors of the Mountain' author Da Chen dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically accl...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...

Nagy eyes meeting with mentor as Bears brace for Chiefs

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Nagy got a big break from Andy Reid, spent a decade on his staffs in Philadelphia and Kansas City before becoming the Chicago Bears' coach last season. He considers his m...

Strasburg returns, hopes to play whole career with Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Naturally, Stephen Strasburg thought of himself pitching for a team other than the Nationals. After winning and being MVP of the World Series, Strasburg opted out o...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer ...

NFL ICYMI: All ends well for Cowboys after flip over toss

It was the debate about da boot. Like almost everything else in Sunday's game, it worked out just fine for the Cowboys. A boneheaded beginning ended as a funny foo...

Americans have momentum, just not the lead in Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The fist pumps, the screaming and shouting, it all belonged to the Americans in the final hour of the Presidents Cup. They just didn't have the lead. ...

From punchline to political star: the rise of Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's many critics have often dismissed him as a political clown. He's having the last laugh now. Results Friday confirmed that Johnson's Conservative Party h...

Former teammates McDermott, Tomlin lead Bills, Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean McDermott remembers lining up across from Mike Tomlin and wanting to do everything he could to impress everyone watching, from the William & Mary coaches to his teammates to...

Bills vs Steelers: Edmunds' sibling rivalry goes prime time

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Felicia Edmunds would rouse her three preteen boys from bed hours before school — and even on vacation — to put them through a rigorous daily workout of long runs and suicide...

Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress' plight

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company. ...