Archive for January, 2016

Cam Newton goes with zebra pants for trip to Super Bowl (The Associated Press)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- Cam Newton went with zebra stripes instead of a Panther theme on his trip to the Super Bowl.

Chelsea chooses not to renew captain John Terry’s deal

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Chelsea captain John Terry will leave the Premier League champions at the end of the season after the club he has served since the age of 14 told him it would not be renewing his contract.

Zika virus has Olympic athletes on guard in Rio

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Several athletes at a test event for the Olympic Games in Rio over the weekend talked about staying in their hotel rooms in order to avoid mosquitoes. The growing international health emergency around the Zika virus could scare athletes and fans from attending the Summer Games.

NFL says no rule against Raiders move to Vegas (AFP)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
An NFL memo sent to clubs in the wake of Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis visiting Las Vegas says there is no rule against moving a team to any city. The note, made public over the weekend, leaves open the door to the possibility of relocating the Raiders, or any club, to the US gambling center despite the NFL's hard stance against any betting associations to preserve credibility of results. The Raiders have no lease for next season after being thwarted in a bid to relocate to Los Angeles starting next season.

NHL commissioner Bettman signed through 2022

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Gary Bettman said his relationship with the union has never been better, so perhaps that's why the NHL commissioner has signed a contract through 2022. He has been the league's leader since 1993 when it had 24 teams.

From Namath to Norwood, dramatic moments enter Super Bowl lore (Reuters)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
From Joe Namath raising his finger toward the sky to David Tyree’s “Helmet Catch”, the Super Bowl is a history book of indelible moments that lead to next Sunday's 50th edition. When the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos face off in Santa Clara, California, the suspense will be palpable. Created as a deciding crown between the National Football League and American Football League champions, in 1967, Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers captured the first two played, earning a place in lore and the famous coach’s name on thetrophy.

NFL-From Namath to Norwood, dramatic moments enter Super Bowl lore (Reuters)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
By Jahmal Corner Jan 31 (Reuters) - From Joe Namath raising his finger toward the sky to David Tyree's "Helmet Catch", the Super Bowl is a history book of indelible moments that lead to next Sunday's 50th edition. When the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos face off in Santa Clara, California, the suspense will be palpable. Created as a deciding crown between the National Football League and American Football League champions, in 1967, Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers captured the first two played, earning a place in lore and the famous coach's name on the trophy.

Nova Scotia claims Canadian women’s junior curling title

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Mary Fay's clutch eighth-end draw clinched the women's title for Nova Scotia at the Canadian junior curling championships.

Edsall hired by Lions as director of football research (The Associated Press)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Former Maryland coach Randy Edsall is joining the Detroit Lions as a director of football research.

With Super Bowl Bay Area return, much changed 31 years later (The Associated Press)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
Jack ''Hacksaw'' Reynolds could read the nerves all over Roger Craig. ''Hacksaw just said, 'Hey, don't be afraid, play every play like it's going to be your last,''' Craig recalled. Craig ran for a touchdown and caught two more from Joe Montana in a 38-16 thrashing of Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins.