(Reuters) – Chicago Sky head coach Pokey Chatman needs only a brief glance at Elena Delle Donne, one of the brightest stars in the WNBA, to know when the high-scoring forward is going to need a break.
“Pokey can look at me in the morning and tell how I’m doing,” said Delle Donne, the league’s top scorer. “And she’ll know to give me more rest that day. We’re on an eye-contact level at this point.”
(Reuters) – New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, growing tired of conspiracy theories regarding his team, lashed out on Friday at reports suggesting the Super Bowl champions are always seeking off-the-field ways to gain a competitive advantage.
Belichick denied that Thursday night’s headset problems in the NFL season-opener were part of a plan to disrupt the sideline communications of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The District of Columbia’s congresswoman on Thursday introduced a bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington’s football team to use the name “Redskins,” a moniker some see as racist.
Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton said the National Football League and Washington’s football team “should not be benefitting financially from federal antitrust exemptions while they continue to promote a disparaging moniker that has been found by legal authorities to be a racial slur.”
(Reuters) – The New England Patriots have asked the NFL for
permission to reinstate two low-level employees implicated in a
league report in the deflation of footballs used by quarterback
Tom Brady in January’s AFC title game, the league said on
Equipment assistant John Jastremski and locker room manager
Jim McNally were suspended without pay by the Patriots in May
following an investigation into whether the footballs the team
provided for the game were inflated below league standards.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After President Barack Obama offered kind words to Duke University’s championship basketball team at the White House on Tuesday, Blue Devils Coach Mike Krzyzewski offered the president an invitation to Duke’s “fantasy camp” for “guys 35 and older.”
“I’ll dominate,” the 54-year-old president, an avid basketball player, joked to laughter and applause during the ceremony in the White House East Room.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Star quarterback Tom Brady will play in the New England Patriots’ season opener next week after a federal judge threw out his “Deflategate” suspension on Thursday – but the National Football League has not conceded defeat just yet.
Within hours of the ruling, the NFL appealed the order vacating Brady’s four-game suspension.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The NFL’s defeat in the drawn-out “Deflategate” saga marked the latest setback in Roger Goodell’s nine-year run as commissioner.
But as long as the National Football League continues to reap hefty profits, he is seen as unlikely to lose the league’s top job anytime soon.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tom Brady triumphed over the National
Football League on Thursday when a federal judge threw out his
“Deflategate” suspension, clearing the way for the New England
Patriots star quarterback to play in next week’s season opener.
In a setback for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the judge
in New York vacated Goodell’s decision in July to uphold Brady’s
four-game suspension over his alleged role in a scheme to
deflate footballs used in the Patriots’ January playoff victory.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tom Brady triumphed over the National Football League on Thursday when a federal judge threw out his “Deflategate” suspension, clearing the way for the New England Patriots star quarterback to play in next week’s season opener.
In a setback for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the judge in New York vacated Goodell’s decision in July to uphold Brady’s four-game suspension over his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the Patriots’ January playoff victory.
(Reuters) – Twenty years after breaking the record for consecutive games played, Cal Ripken, Jr. insists the reason the feat remains one of baseball’s most cherished moments is because it involved a trait the average person can understand: a strong work ethic.
“So many people still share their own streak stories with me,” Ripken said. “They’ll say they work at a plant or a hospital and haven’t missed a day in 31 years. Kids with perfect attendance, not just for one year but every year of school.