Bills LB Tarpley Cites 2 Concussions as Reason to Retire

Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Tarpley is retiring from football after just one season rather than risk suffering another concussion. Not even one last visit to his locker stall at the Bills’ facility could change his mind. The Bills issued a statement saying Tarpley informed coach Rex Ryan about his plans to retire, but the team […]

Opening Day: Flurries Early in Pittsburgh, Flag up in Kansas City

Cardinals leadoff man Matt Carpenter walked up to the plate, shook hands with the umpire, greeted the Pittsburgh catcher and got comfortable in the batter’s box. Just like that, fans everywhere settled in for a fresh new season. “Opening day, for me, is sort of like Christmas,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said at the Toronto-Tampa Bay […]

NCAA: Oregon State to Women’s Final Four After 60-57 Win Over Baylor

Jamie Weisner carried the trophy, and Ruth Hamblin had a net draped over her shoulders. While the road to Oregon State’s first women’s Final Four has been quite a ride for those two seniors, it is even more remarkable considering the shambles the program was in when coach Scott Rueck arrived six years ago. “I […]

Yogi Berra Remembered at Funeral by Family, Sports Royalty

“He was always so good, so honest, so human and so real,” former Yankees manager Joe Torre said in his eulogy. “You didn’t have to be a baseball fan to know who Yogi was.” Berra, who in Torre’s words “personified the American dream,” died a week ago at 90 years old. He was cremated and […]

NFL Legend Frank Gifford Dies at 84

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, who led the New York Giants to a league championship in 1956 and later teamed up with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith in the “Monday Night Football” booth, died Sunday. He was 84. In a statement released by NBC News, his family said Gifford died suddenly at his […]

Twitter to Stream Thursday Night NFL Games

The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. When the league negotiated its latest deal for Thursdays, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an “over the top” broadcast. This past season, it partnered with Yahoo to stream a game from London that took place on a Sunday morning in […]

Ed Sabol, Founder of NFL Films, Dies at Age 98

Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and reimagined pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98. Sabol, who was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, the NFL said. Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of […]