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Keith Butler Era as Steelers' Defensive Coordinator Must Start with Big Changes

Most NFL teams coming off a postseason berth enter the offseason expecting to tweak rather than overhaul their rosters, since the core talent is already in place to be fairly good again next season.<p>In the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the definition of tweak may be tested this offseason.<p>The …

Filippo Inzaghi Under Most Pressure for AC Milan Following Loss to Sassuolo

Twelve months ago, AC Milan lost away to Sassuolo. It was the end for coach Max Allegri.<p>The Rossoneri started 2015 the same way, except this time the defeat came at home.<p>The fans witnessed yet another hiccup in Filippo Inzaghi’s first season as coach, and even though his job is not exactly in …

Aaron Rodgers' weird sense of humor confuses teammates

Rodgers' sense of humor can baffle the Packers, but ultimately breeds confidence for his team.<p>The nation knows Aaron Rodgers as one of the NFL's great quarterbacks. In just this season alone, he pulled off Dan Marino's fake spike play in Miami, tossed 25 touchdowns at home without a single …

49ers not interested in Mike Holmgren, so he’s done coaching

The 49ers aren’t interested in every 60-something Super-Bowl-winning head coach who has a tie to the organization’s glory days and is on the market.<p>On Monday, <b>Mike Holmgren</b>, 66, said that he would return to the sideline only if it was with the 49ers, but that the team isn’t interested in him for its …

NFL

Johnny Manziel has drinks thrown on him after nightclub altercation, per report

The rookie quarterback found himself in hot water once again.<p>Johnny Manziel was involved in another incident over the weekend, according to a report from TMZ. The Browns' embattled rookie quarterback reportedly had drinks thrown on him by nightclub patrons in Houston after being heckled by the …

Chip Kelly Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Around Coach's Future with Eagles

Shortly following speculation that Chip Kelly might be on his way out of Philadelphia, the Eagles announced on Friday that Kelly is not only staying on, but he'll also be assuming more power in the personnel department:<p>Team owner Jeffrey Lurie said the move is a part of Philadelphia's larger plan …

Putin sends New Year's message to Obama

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a New Year's message to U.S. President Barack Obama that Moscow is looking for equality in …

At least 26 killed in Yemen suicide bombing: security official

SANAA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people in central Yemen on Wednesday when he blew himself up at a cultural center where students were celebrating the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday, a security official said.<p>At least 48 people were also wounded, including many women and children, …

A threat from ISIL prompted India to block Github and 31 other sites

The Indian government has blocked a clutch of websites—including Github, the ubiquitous platform that software writers use for sharing and working on open-source code—because they were carrying “anti-India” content from ISIL (a.k.a. Islamic State or ISIS).<p>According to documents reviewed by Quartz, …

India

Gambia leader returns after 'coup attempt'

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has returned home from Chad overnight after a failed coup by disaffected soldiers while he was abroad, a military source has said.<p>Jammeh, who had been on a private visit to Dubai, went directly to the presidential palace where he was shown the bodies of the attackers …

Pussy Riot activist arrested after pro-Alexei Navalny protests in Moscow

Masha Alyokhina arrested with more than 100 protesters in Moscow after all-night demonstration against jailing of anti-Putin figurehead’s brother<p>Twenty activists including Masha Alyokhina from Pussy Riot were arrested in Moscow on Wednesday yesterday, after staging an all-night protest against the …

Many killed in Burundi-DRC border clashes

At least 22 people have been killed in clashes between Burundi's army and members of an unidentified rebel group near the Democratic Republic of Congo border, sources have said.<p>"The security forces are still combing the area where there was fighting and the valleys where the members of this armed …

Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned the country's citizens not to participate in weekly anti-Islam rallies that have …

Iran says new U.S. sanctions violate spirit of nuclear talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran criticized the latest U.S. sanctions on nine targets who Washington says have helped Tehran avoid existing sanctions or commit human rights abuses, saying they contravened the spirit of international talks on Iran’s nuclear program.<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad …

Afghan women fear oppression as US-led combat mission ends

UN rejects Palestinian resolution for statehood

A Palestinian draft resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017 was defeated in UN Security Council after failing to get sufficient votes in favour<p>The United Nations Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation …

More Bodies Are Being Recovered From the AirAsia Disaster

Darren Whiteside—Reuters<p>Ed Wray—Getty Images<p>Manan Vastsyayana—AFP/Getty Images<p>Manan Vastsyayana—AFP/Getty Images<p>Juni Kriswanto—AFP/Getty Images<p>Bay …

2015 NFL Draft: Complete Mock Draft for All 32 1st-Round PIcks

Just days away from the NFL playoffs officially getting underway, fans of every team are gearing up for one of two things—a run at the Super Bowl or the 2015 NFL draft.<p>At this point, 20 teams already know their fate after missing out on the postseason. Of those, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and …

Here's Ndamukong Suh's excuse for stepping on Aaron Rodgers

Seriously.<p>Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh avoided a suspension when his one-game ban for stepping on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was successfully appealed on Tuesday. The excuse he used to convince the NFL that the step was an accident? His feet were …

Ted Cottrell doesn’t believe Suh didn’t feel Rodgers’s leg

AP<p>Despite overturning Ndamukong Suh’s one-game suspension for stepping on the leg of Aaron Rodgers, hearing officer Ted Cottrell is not convinced …

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Projections for Each 1st-Round Selection

For 20 NFL teams, the offseason has officially begun.<p>That begins with moves in the front office, franchising players, free agency and a slew of other events, but there is no mistaking the importance of the draft. You won't find many top teams who haven't done a lot of their roster construction …

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell: 'I feel great' - CBSSports.com

After walking down the hallway with no discernible limp, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell stood by his locker Wednesday and told NFL Network, "I …

Fantasy Football

Bill Belichick Finding New Ways To Keep Patriots Ahead Of NFL’s Trends

2,921<p>FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick is one step ahead of his competition, as always.<p>Whether it’s game-planning, drafting or signing free agents, the …

Prosecutors want gun testimony

BOSTON -- Prosecutors have asked a judge to allow testimony during Aaron Hernandez's upcoming murder trial from a friend who says the former New …

Washington GM Bruce Allen assures fans 'we're winning off the field'

You'd never guess Washington finished 4-12 after listening to the general manager's Wednesday morning assessment.<p>Washington general manager Bruce Allen delivered his year-end press conference on Wednesday morning. Good news, beleaguered fans of the 4-12 team: everything's coming up roses.<p>Every …

Ben Roethlisberger Can Cement His Legacy Once and for All This Postseason

Ben Roethlisberger doesn't need my approval. He doesn't need yours, either.<p>He's been to the Pro Bowl a few times, won a couple of Super Bowls and chucked the football over 22 miles in the process. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won twice as often as they've lost with him under center. By this time …

Ravens' Darren Sanders charged

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens' security director won't accompany the team to its playoff game in Pittsburgh after he was charged with a …