Stories by Barry Wilner

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Facebook hub is all over the Super Bowl

PHOENIX - As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl - a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Patriots take air out of controversy

PHOENIX- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl Media Day and, well, deflated it.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Patriots' owner calls on NFL to apologize

CHANDLER, Ariz. - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules.
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

League still 'awaiting findings' in tampering case

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 ...
By Barry Wilner

Report: NFL found 11 footballs were not properly inflated

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game is ongoing.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Seahawks have issues to resolve

SEATTLE - Now that they've pulled off a comeback for the ages, the Seattle Seahawks must recognize how fortunate they are to be in a second Super Bowl.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

Seahawks rally to stun Packers in OT for NFC title

SEATTLE - Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Seattle's Wagner and Green Bay's Matthews are key figures

The performances of Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner and Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews on Sunday will go a long way toward determining which team goes to the Super Bowl.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

NFL's four finalists have rebounded from so-so starts

It's been a long and winding road to the conference title games for New England, Seattle, Green Bay and Indianapolis.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Match-ups are season do-over

You again. Remember, New England routed Indianapolis 42-20 and Seattle romped over Green Bay 36-16 to open the season.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Reversed call aids Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Hobbled but happy, Aaron Rodgers might have felt a bit lucky, too. No matter: The All-Pro quarterback and his Green Bay Packers are one step away from the Super Bowl.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

NFL gets mixed reviews in Rice report

NEW YORK - The NFL failed to investigate the Ray Rice case properly, former FBI director Robert S. Mueller said in a report that also said he found no evidence the league received a video of the ...
By Barry Wilner

Ice Bowl players haven't forgotten the cold

In the history of NFL games, none stands out for the brutal conditions in which it was played like the NFC championship on the last day of 1967.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Watt, Gronkowski unanimous picks

Houston defender J.J. Watt and New England tight end Rob Gronkowski were unanimous picks for the NFL All-Pro team.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Former Colts delivers serious message through music

Since retiring in 2009, former Indianapolis Colt Ben Utecht has worked on his music and has been one of the leading advocates on behalf of current and former players' recognition, treatment and ...
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

NFL playoff qualifiers have something to play for on Sunday

All nine of the NFL teams that have already qualified for the Super Bowl chase have something to play for on Sunday.
By Barry Wilner

On football: Smiles warranted for some, frowns for others

Heading into the final week of the NFL regular season, hardly anyone has a neutral feeling about the 32 teams. There are success stories and there are flops.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Dolphins rally late to drop Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Miami Dolphins kept their playoff hopes intact by rallying for a 16-13 victory over the New York Jets.
By Barry Wilner

Streaky nature of NFL teams puzzling

The streakiness of some NFL teams, and the unpredictability of others, has marked this football season.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Rice wins appeal, is eligible to sign new contract

NEW YORK - Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL.
By Barry Wilner
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2014 City salaries rose slightly

The salaries of Augusta-Richmond County employees remained relatively flat over the past year, but some people got big raises. Average full-time pay increased by 1.4 percent to $38,949.19.
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