Wednesday , 24 May 2017

National Sports

Source: Cowboys DE David Irving files appeal after PED violation

An appeal on Irving’s behalf was filed last week. A source said the issue stems from an over-the-counter substance Irving used in an attempt to endorse the product. Irving started two of 16 games last season, but he was the Cowboys’ most productive defensive lineman down the stretch. He finished the season with four sacks, five tackles for loss and ... Read More »

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. In an e-mail from Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to fans in an effort to deliver “a more exciting game experience,” the commissioner said the new guidelines came ... Read More »

Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues

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.” The scathing report offered Monday at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after the games ended. Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or ... Read More »

Panthers' Michael Oher misses first day of voluntary OTAs

Oher also plans to play for the Panthers this season if cleared from the concussion protocol, the source said. Oher missed the final 13 games last season after being placed in the protocol in late September. He was working out five days a week, according to general manager Dave Gettleman, in late March. “He’s working his fanny off,” Gettleman said ... Read More »

Victims of attack in United's 'hearts,' Jose Mourinho says

The victims of a deadly bomb attack were in the “minds and hearts” of the Manchester United squad that flew to Stockholm for the Europa League final, Jose Mourinho said Tuesday. The club’s players and coaching staff observed a minute’s silence at a morning training session, a day after at least 22 people were killed when an apparent suicide bomber ... Read More »

Contract sending Babe Ruth from Red Sox to Yankees at auction

The sales contract of Babe Ruth, forged in December 1919, that sent the pitcher and slugger from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is being sold by auctioneer Lelands’ Josh Evans said the document being sold is the original copy of the contract belonging to then-Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert. The copy once owned by Red Sox ... Read More »

Big league baseball's founding documents to be auctioned

In 1876, a group of owners and team officials gathered at a New York hotel to draft and sign the constitution that created baseball’s National League and would ultimately have ramifications far beyond the diamond. The principles the document laid out, largely the work of Chicago White Stockings owner William Hulbert, would provide the basic model for every major team ... Read More »

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Coach Peter Laviolette insists they won’t just be happy to be there either. “Our guys know the big picture,” Laviolette said. “They understand what it is that we’re trying to do here. And when that time comes, we’ll be ... Read More »

Kvitova to decide this week on French Open comeback

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will decide this week whether she will make her comeback at the French Open. She hasn’t played since December, when she was attacked by a knife-wielding intruder. Kvitova previously said she would sign up for the Grand Slam in Paris, which begins on Sunday, in hope of competing. But she wasn’t sure whether she would ... Read More »

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald will address future only during training camp

Fitzgerald said Monday night at an Arians Family Foundation charity dinner that he will address his playing future once, in training camp, and that’s it. “I’m going to answer it one time, and I’m not even going to address it anymore,” Fitzgerald said. The topic of Fitzgerald’s playing future was a weekly topic during his media gaggles in front of ... Read More »