Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the ''Mutual Game of the Day'' in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting by baseball's Hall of Fame and Museum. Helfer, who died in 1975, will be recognized on July 20 at Cooperstown, New York, as part of the Hall's induction weekend. He called 14 no-hitters and memorable events that included Gabby Hartnett's Homer in the Gloamin' in 1938 and Bobby Thomson's NL pennant-winning home run in 1951.

The loss of Ezekiel Ansah and Michael Roberts to injured reserve opened up a pair of roster spots that the Detroit Lions had to fill ahead of this Sunday’s matchup with the Buffalo Bills. The Lions promoted tight end Jerome Cunningham and center Leo Koloamatangi from their practice squad Cunningham appeared in nine games for the New York Giants in 2015 with three starts. He caught eight passes for 59 yards over that span.

Sunday’s astonishing beyond-the-last-second Miami victory over New England was one of the great finishes in NFL history, a 69-yard lateral-and-dodge fiesta that will live on in Dolphins lore forever. If the Miami victory taught us nothing — besides “don’t let Gronk try to tackle” — it taught us that a game’s not over till it’s over. There was a time — a very brief time, but a time — when Tim Tebow was one heck of a fine NFL quarterback, and he was never better than in a 2012 wild-card playoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Two more teams clinched playoff spots on Sunday, with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs joining the Los Angeles Rams. The Saints got their 11th win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, seemingly remembering after six quarters, dating back to

This is what it's come to for the Washington Redskins: Their fourth quarterback of a once-promising, now-lost season, Josh Johnson, will be making his first NFL start since 2011 and spent time playing the ''Madden NFL'' video game to try to pick up something about his new teammates. Between Washington's Johnson and Jacksonville's Cody Kessler, the two QBs have a combined career mark of 1-14 as NFL starters. Johnson is 0-5 and hadn't even thrown a pass in a game in seven years until coming in to replace Mark Sanchez in the second half of Washington's 40-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.

Coming off his best game running the ball, Saquon Barkley unveiled a few goals for the final three weeks of the regular season for the New York Giants. Leading the NFL in rushing either this year or down the road is high on his wish list, and so is greatness. There is little doubt Barkley is on the verge of greatness after 13 games, but the fact the humble 21-year-old mentioned it might raise some eyebrows.

The Tennessee Titans will be without both their starting tight end and right tackle against the New York Giants. The Titans are trying to climb back into an AFC wild-card berth, and coach Mike Vrabel gave no update on tight end Jonnu Smith or tackle Jack Conklin on Monday morning except to say both were getting treatment for knee injuries. Vrabel said he doesn't see either Smith or Conklin being available against the Giants, possibly leaving the Titans with roster decisions to make for players hurt in Tennessee's 30-9 rout of Jacksonville last Thursday.

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed could be done for the season because of a strained toe muscle. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that he thinks Reed was hurt on Mark Sanchez's high throw on his first pass of a 40-16 loss to the New York Giants a day earlier. Gruden said ''there is a level of concern'' with Reed, who leads the team with 54 catches and 558 receiving yards.

Washington quarterback Josh Johnson wanted to learn his new teammates, so he clicked on the video game console. After Washington’s 40-16 loss to the New York Giants, quarterback Josh Johnson told reporters that he played ‘Madden’ to help him learn his teammates’ names. Washington is the 12th team Johnson has spent time with since he was drafted in 2008, so he certainly has a lot of experience learning on the fly.

The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams' high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL's best record. Eddie Goldman led a dominant effort by the defense and the NFC North-leading Bears beat the NFC West champion Rams 15-6 on Sunday night. "Our play on defense — all I can say is wow," coach Matt Nagy said.

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