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  1. Anatomy of a collapse: How the Falcons blew it


    It was looking good.

    Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's third-down pass on a trick play fell incomplete with 6:04 left in the third quarter Sunday night. The Falcons led by 28-3 at the time and, according to the win probability calculator at Pro Football Reference, there was 99.9 percent chance they'd still …

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is hit by New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Feb. 5, 2017. (Doug Mills/The New York Times) XNYT218
  2. Greg Cote: NFL game of dodgeball continues with Patriots as Super Bowl week kicks off


    Hey, did you catch the Pro Bowl game Sunday night? Yeah, me neither. But I heard one of the skills challenges the day before involved dodgeball. No, seriously, because evidently they couldn't think of an idea even dumber. On deck: Twister!

    FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 file photo New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, stands on the sidelines with Donald Trump prior to a NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. In the six New England states that voted for Hillary Clinton, some Patriots fans are trying to reconcile their team allegiance with their distaste for Republican President Trump. The New York billionaire has made it no secret he's good friends with team owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. New England faces the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File) BX702
  3. Raiders' $1 rent proposal has 'no meaning,' Vegas official says


    Las Vegas Stadium Authority officials scrambled Friday to explain the significance of a proposed lease agreement in which the Raiders would pay a $1 annual rent fee as part of their relocation to southern Nevada.

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas last year. The Raiders on Thursday filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. [Associated Press]
  4. Sports in brief: Storm hires new coach


    Arena Football

    Storm names former Portland coach to same post

  5. Report: Arena Football League down to four teams, including Storm, after week of upheaval


    Washington's fledgling Arena Football League team has yet to play a game, and after the league's week of massive upheaval, it's not clear when it will ultimately take the field.

  6. AFL Orlando Predators suspend operations; Tampa Bay Storm 'looking forward to 2017'


    TAMPA — The Orlando Predators, one of the most successful franchises in the Arena Football League, are suspending operations, they announced Wednesday. The Predators cited the reduced number of teams remaining in the league — seven with Orlando's exit — and "pending disagreements with the league," they …

  7. Lawrence Samuels out as Tampa Bay Storm coach


    Lawrence Samuels, who has been the coach of the Tampa Bay Storm since Sept. 5, 2013, is no longer with the team. It was a mutual parting of ways, according to the Storm.

    Tampa Bay Storm coach Lawrence Samuels during team practice at Skyway Park in Tampa on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Octavio Jones, Times)
  8. Storm's season ends with playoff loss in Philadelphia


    ALLENTOWN, PA. — The Storm's season came to an end Sunday night with a 63-41 loss to Philadelphia in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs.

  9. Storm starting a new season with nothing to lose


    TAMPA — Lawrence Samuels won three Arena Football League championships as a player with the Storm. Each one of his rings has a large stone and engraved on it the year of the title and the Storm's record that season.

  10. Storm drops Arena League regular-season finale; faces Philadelphia in playoffs


    JACKSONVILLE — After jumping to a 21-13 lead Saturday, the Storm went scoreless for nearly a full half of play, losing 54-35 to the host Sharks in the regular-season Arena League finale for both teams.