Friday, December 15, 2017

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David Whitley: Hey, Raiders: Orlando could be your temporary home before Vegas

David Whitley: Hey, Raiders: Orlando could be your temporary home before Vegas

ORLANDO — They scoffed at Columbus when he set sail to find the New World. Nobody thought the Wright Brothers would get their idea off the ground.Closer to home, people thought Jimmy Hewitt was cuckoo for thinking the NBA would ever come to pod...
Updated a year ago
Mark Purdy: NFL follows the money to Vegas, Raider fans in Oakland face long goodbye

Mark Purdy: NFL follows the money to Vegas, Raider fans in Oakland face long goodbye

PHOENIX — Is anyone surprised? Maybe that one lone holdout Raider fan was surprised. You know, the guy who has been tailgating in the same parking spot at the Coliseum for 20 years and who wears the face paint and who has Ken Stabler's statisti...
Updated a year ago
Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote

Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team. "I used to be," he responded. Davis has been a Raiders ...
Updated a year ago
Kaepernick is unemployed. Is it because of his arm, or his knee?

Kaepernick is unemployed. Is it because of his arm, or his knee?

Mark Sanchez found a job. Mike Glennon found a job. So did Josh McCown and Brock Osweiler and E.J. Manuel.But Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl just four years ago, remains unemployed.Is Kaepernick not qualified to p...
Updated a year ago
Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was t...
Updated a year ago

Vahe Gregorian: Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

WAKARUSA, Ind. — More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the "Kansas Comet," inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka, Kan., by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year.So this was overdue bu...
Updated a year ago
From the NFL to prison to recovery: Ryan Leaf shares his story with those who need to hear it most

From the NFL to prison to recovery: Ryan Leaf shares his story with those who need to hear it most

LOS ANGELES — People might say there was no debate, but don't believe them.The football world was deeply divided 19 years ago when the Indianapolis Colts were deciding whether to use the No. 1 draft pick in the NFL draft on Tennessee's Peyton M...
Updated a year ago
Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with powerful painkillers for years, often in apparent violation of federal drug laws. The lawsuit ...
Updated a year ago
Anatomy of a collapse: How the Falcons blew it

Anatomy of a collapse: How the Falcons blew it

It was looking good.Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's third-down pass on a trick play fell incomplete with 6:04 left in the third quarter Sunday night. The Falcons led by 28-3 at the time and, according to the win probability calculator at Pro ...
Updated a year ago
Greg Cote: NFL game of dodgeball continues with Patriots as Super Bowl week kicks off

Greg Cote: NFL game of dodgeball continues with Patriots as Super Bowl week kicks off

Hey, did you catch the Pro Bowl game Sunday night? Yeah, me neither. But I heard one of the skills challenges the day before involved dodgeball. No, seriously, because evidently they couldn't think of an idea even dumber. On deck: Twister!The Pro Bow...
Updated a year ago