Larry Fitzgerald’s potential retirement a hot topic, except to Fitzgerald

May 23rd, 2017

When great players reach a certain age, retirement questions are inevitable. The retirement questions have started for Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and the curiosity will be there until the 33-year-old calls it quits. Fitzgerald said he’ll address his future in training camp, and he won’t address it anymore after that according to ESPN.com.

Rio Olympic planning assailed for ‘white elephant’ venues

May 23rd, 2017
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A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning." Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with the maintenance costs dumped on the federal government.

Putin-backed commission launches Russian anti-doping plan

May 23rd, 2017
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A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin has called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes.

Eugenie Bouchard withdraws from Nuremberg Cup with injury

May 23rd, 2017
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Former champion Genie Bouchard has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup because of a right ankle injury in training last week.

Peyton Manning once wrote apology letter to referee he chewed out

May 23rd, 2017

Peyton Manning now has been retired for more than a year, but the tales of his prolific letter writing and thoughtfulness continue to roll in. Hat tip to PFT, which passed on the story about recently retired referee Butch Hannah and his interaction with Manning during a game toward the end of his career. Hannah relayed the story to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press about how Manning got on his case — and then later tried to make amends in a way that was unique to the ref but very much how Manning handled his business.

Redskins’ offseason program ramps up with start of OTAs today

May 23rd, 2017

The Redskins offseason starts to move into high gear today as organized team activities, better known as OTAs, get underway at Redskins Park. Players have been participating in workouts at Redskins Park since April 17. Finally, in OTAs, they will go offense vs. defense.

Unlike in European sport, anti-gay sentiment still runs deep in North American leagues: Michael Coren

May 23rd, 2017
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It wasn't very long ago that racial epithets were routinely used in sport. Now they are incredibly rare. Kevin Pillar's outburst may not signify a conscious, tangible dislike of gay people, but it does imply a gut-level assumption that being gay is a lesser way of being.

CBS producer believes Tony Romo will be the next John Madden

May 23rd, 2017

CBS is obviously quite excited about the addition of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to their broadcast booth. The network is so happy to have him that Romo is going to get his first appearance in the booth during this weekend’s PGA Tour stop at the Dean and DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, CBS producer Lance Barrow announced at a gala for the tournament Monday night that Romo would make his CBS debut this week in the booth at the 18th hole.

Michael Bennett, columnist, appear to bury hatchet after apology

May 22nd, 2017

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett threatened to boycott the Seattle Times after a column critical of Bennett appeared in the paper on Sunday. While the column from writer Matt Calkins largely praised Bennett for his on-field performance, numerous charity endeavors and engaging personality, the piece primarily took issue with an incident that occurred in the locker room following Seattle’s playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons in January. What Bennett didn’t know at the time was that the reporter – Bill Wixey – had survived cancer.

Hip Check: A Colton Sissons hat-trick catapults Nashville to its first Stanley Cup final

May 22nd, 2017
Hip Check: A Colton Sissons hat-trick catapults Nashville to its first Stanley Cup final

The Predators beat the Ducks 6-3 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.