12.28.20148:37 PM ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will not return for the final season of his $25 million, five-year contract he signed in January 2011.The announcement came Sunday after a 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals and following a 8-8 season in which San Francisco had hoped to establish some momentum in the new $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium.
12.28.20148:02 PM ET
The Baltimore Ravens are back in the playoffs, while the Seattle Seahawks will be playing at home in them.Baltimore made the postseason in the first five years with John Harbaugh as coach and Joe Flacco at quarterback, winning the 2012 championship. They failed to get in last season, but a 20-10 victory Sunday, combined with San Diego's 19-7 loss at Kansas City, did the trick.
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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — DeMarco Murray broke the franchise single-season rushing record for the Dallas Cowboys, passing Emmitt Smith in the first quarter of Sunday's 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins.Murray set the mark with a 32-yard run that included a nice cutback, leaving safety Ryan Clark flat-footed at the line of scrimmage. Murray finished with 100 yards on 20 carries to end the season with 1,845 yards, bettering Smith's tally of 1,773 yards in 1995.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL."I don't like to think that way," Sam said in an Oprah Winfrey Network documentary that aired Saturday night. "But I do believe I'm a very talented football player and I'm going to continue working hard and try to get that opportunity to play in the league."
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon will end his troubled season just as it began — suspended.The Browns' enigmatic wide receiver was suspended Saturday for missing a team walk-through and will miss the finale in Baltimore. Gordon, who led the NFL in yards receiving last season, served a 10-game suspension for repeated drug violations earlier this year.
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