Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Wayne Gretzky talks about impact of brain conditions on his life

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Wayne Gretzky talks about impact of brain conditions on his life

Gretzky speaks at the University of Alberta Hospital as a representative for the foundation's Brain Centre Campaign.

Jake LaMotta, boxing’s Raging Bull, dies at 95

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Obit Jake LaMotta Boxing

Jake LaMotta, the iron-chinned brawler whose exploits in and out of the ring during boxing's heyday served as the basis for Raging Bull, one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, has died. He was 95.

Calgary city council addresses arena negotiations LIVE

Friday, September 15th, 2017
Calgary city council addresses arena negotiations LIVE

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and council present the city's offer to the Calgary Flames in the ongoing arena negotiations.

Fantasy Football Week 1 Rankings: Kicker

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Few things are as exciting as the initial set of fantasy football rankings, and this Week 1 kicker edition is no exception. All your old favorites are here, including Justin Tucker, Graham Gano and Dustin Hopkins, and there are even some newcomers like

NFL-Order of selections for first round of NFL Draft

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

April 25 (Reuters) - Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League Draft to be held in Philadelphia on Thursday: 1 Cleveland Browns 2 San Francisco 49ers

And That Happened: Monday’s Scores and Highlights

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Cubs 14, Pirates 3: The Chicago Bears won only one game by as big a margin all last season as the Cubs won by here. White Sox 12, Royals 1: Both Chicago teams scored a couple of touchdowns last night. The White Sox just need a better placekicker for the PATs.

Aaron Hernandez Autopsy: K2 Synthetic Marijuana Found in His Body After Suicide

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The body of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder when he hanged himself on April 19, tested positive for K2, a synthetic form of marijuana, according to two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the case.

Hernandez family to get copies of suicide notes

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The family of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gain access to three handwritten notes the former NFL player wrote before killing himself, a family attorney said Monday. Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ordered release of the notes to the family, news that came minutes before funeral services began for Hernandez in Bristol, Connecticut.

How Adrian Peterson deal impacts Raiders, Marshawn Lynch negotiations

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Contract negotiations between retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders appear to be at a standstill, but the New Orleans Saints may have just helped tip the scales in Oakland’s favor. The Saints are working on a deal to bring in former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, according to a report from NFL’s Ian Rapoport, who reported the deal as worth $3 million for 2017 with no additional details. The paltry contract value sheds light on the value of aging running backs in the current free agent market — even great ones. Peterson, now 32 years old, previously saw the Vikings expeditiously pass on his $18 million option in 2017. Meanwhile, Lynch finds

Family, Former Teammates Attend Aaron Hernandez’s Private Funeral In Bristol

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Family, friends and former teammates of ex-New England Patriots star and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez, who was found hanged in his prison cell last week, attended a ceremony Monday at a funeral home here in Hernandez's former hometown. Hernandez's brother, Jonathan "D.J." Hernandez, his mother, Terri Hernandez, his fiance, Shayanna Jenkins, and the couple's 4-year-old daughter, Avielle Jenkins-Hernandez, attended the private ceremony at the O'Brien Funeral Home on Lincoln Avenue. Former teammates Brandon Spikes, who played with Hernandez for the New England Patriots, and brothers Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins, also attended. The Pouncey