Houston Texans star JJ Watt engaged to soccer’s Kealia Ohai

Football 05/28/19, 12:48

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is engaged to his girlfriend, professional soccer player Kealia Ohai.Both tweeted word of their engagement Sunday with photos showing Watt down on one knee before Ohai along a waterfront and rocky coast with a beautiful sunset.Watt, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, tweeted ...

Jaguars QB Nick Foles skipping OTAs for ‘personal reason’

Football 05/28/19, 10:29

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles is skipping organized team activities for "a personal reason."Coach Doug Marrone says "our thoughts and prayers are with Nick and his family."The team says it has no details to release and there is no timetable for Foles' return.Marrone says: "He knows, like anything else, that ...

source: Raiders agree to 1-year deal with Incognito

Sports 05/28/19, 09:43

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito.A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the two sides came to the agreement after a few weeks of discussion. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the signing ...

NBC’s first-ever Indy 500 delivers 11% ratings increase

Sports 05/27/19, 20:27

NBC's first-ever broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 showed an 11% ratings increase over last season according to NBC, Nielsen and Abode Analytics.Sunday's race averaged a combined 5.446 million viewers watching on NBC and online via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The audience peaked at 6.7 million for the final ...

Mexico’s famed Azteca Stadium to restore turf field

Football 05/27/19, 17:58

Officials at Mexico's famed Azteca Stadium say they will convert the field back to natural turf after a failed attempt at a hybrid playing surface led to the cancellation of a scheduled NFL game there last year.In May 2018, the stadium switched to a field combining synthetic and natural grass, ...

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr

Sports 05/26/19, 14:18

Reaction from the football world and beyond to the death of Hall of Famer Bart Starr on Sunday at age 85:___"Bart Starr was the most kind, thoughtful and classiest person you could ever know. I consider myself extremely lucky to have called him friend and to have been mentioned in ...

Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

Sports 05/26/19, 11:01

Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed "Ice Bowl" in 1967, has died. He was 85.The Packers announced Sunday that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering ...

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

Sports 05/25/19, 10:24

Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong.So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 to earn their first berth ...

Family tradition: Chargers’ Bosa switches to familiar No. 97

Football 05/25/19, 01:52

Joey Bosa is hoping to return to form with the Los Angeles Chargers wearing a new, yet familiar, number.The defensive end has switched from No. 99 to 97. Bosa wore that number at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ohio State.It is also a significant number ...

Minneapolis exhibit shows Vikings beyond history as warriors

Football 05/25/19, 00:06

Most of our current ideas about Vikings are based on the stereotype of the warrior savage, raping and pillaging from coast to coast during the early Middle Ages.That reputation doesn't do justice to the Vikings' rich culture and accomplishments, said archaeology professor Neil Price. Yes, Vikings led many raids, and ...

Jags’ Fournette focuses on ‘clean start’ after dismal season

Football 05/24/19, 14:45

Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice.The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in value if the Jacksonville Jaguars running back ...

Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

Football 05/24/19, 13:14

Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay.Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy.McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010 draft ...

2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

Sports 05/24/19, 11:40

Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension.Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said Friday that the school learned of the NCAA decision on Wednesday. The school issued a statement that it is ...

Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

Sports 05/24/19, 10:49

Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests.The differences may seem obvious. Repeated head blows have been linked with a wasting brain disease in football players. Also, girth can contribute ...

Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss

Sports 05/24/19, 01:34

To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald once again trained this offseason by dodging knives.Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been real.The two-time reigning AP defensive player of the year for the Los Angeles Rams is always searching for out-of-the-box ways ...

Free agent Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy to visit Browns

Football 05/23/19, 17:33

The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come.The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland on Friday. General manager John Dorsey said the meeting will be an opportunity for both sides to see if they want a future ...

Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people

Sports 05/23/19, 17:02

When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared.Petrified, in fact.Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch when it came to stock car racing. And when ...

Saints’ Brees eager to try new things in 19th NFL season

Football 05/23/19, 16:59

A playful grin widened across Drew Brees' face while he discussed lining up as a receiver for the read-option plays the Saints installed last season for third-string quarterback Taysom Hill."If they're going to split me out as much, I'm going to need to have some routes that at least I ...

Foles, ‘Flip’ reunite, could make Jaguars contenders again

Football 05/23/19, 16:44

Nick Foles and John DeFilippo have bonded for life.They've spent countless hours in the same meeting room, breaking down tapes, fine-tuning game plans and exchanging ideas. Nights, weekends, holidays. They've argued and apologized. They've laughed and bemoaned.They've celebrated on the NFL's grandest stage .Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, left, ...

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