NFL answers London call

London will hold the NFL's first regular-season game outside North America this year, the start of a campaign to take American football to a global audience.


The opponents have yet to be announced, but the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants are believed to be front-runners for the game that will be held between late September and mid-October.

FALCONS: New coach Bobby Petrino unveiled most of his coaching staff on Tuesday, bringing along his brother from Louis-ville.

Quarterbacks coach Bill Mus grave, running backs coach Ollie Wilson and secondary coach Emmitt Thomas were retained by Petrino. His first NFL staff includes his brother Paul, who will be the receivers coach.

Bobby Petrino reached deals with Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator and Mike Zimmer as defensive coordinator last week.

Other members of his staff: Mike Summers (offensive line), Keith Rowen (tight ends), Derrick Nix (offensive assistant), Andy Sugarman (offensive quality control), Kevin Wolthausen (defensive line), Joe Whitt Jr. (assistant defensive backs coach), Jon Gannon (defensive quality control), Tom McMahon (assistant special teams coach) and Evan Marcus (strength and conditioning).

DOLPHINS: The latest candidate to emerge for the Miami coaching job has a big edge in name recognition: He's a Shula.

Former Alabama coach Mike Shula interviewed for the job Saturday and is one of at least five candidates still under consideration, the Dolphins said Tuesday. Shula's dad, Don, coached the Dolphins for 26 years.

Other remaining candidates: former Falcons coach Jim Mora, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey, Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers and San Diego offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.



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