Cornhuskers fire AD Shawn Eichorst – ESPN

3:05 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Nebraska fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst on Thursday, calling for a higher level of competitiveness five days after the Cornhuskers‘ football team lost to Northern Illinois. University chancellor Ronnie Green, who did not hire Eichorst, said in a statement that while Eichorst made positive […]

With desire to fight gone, Andre Ward retires from boxing – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Pound-for-pound king and unified light heavyweight world titleholder Andre Ward said in a statement on his website that he is “leaving” boxing. “I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore […]

Young fan taken from Yankees game to hospital after being hit by foul ball – ESPN

1:28 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEW YORK — A young fan sitting in the lower-level seats at Yankee Stadium was bloodied by a 105 mph line drive that struck her in the face during Wednesday’s Minnesota Twins–New York Yankees game. She was transported to nearby NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. […]

NFL players push Roger Goodell on racial equality campaign, ask for activism awareness month – Chicago Tribune

Four NFL players petitioned Commissioner Roger Goodell last month, asking in a memo that the league support players as they speak out on social issues and calling for the designation of the month of November to activism awareness, just as the league does for other causes. The 10-page letter, written by active players Michael Bennett, […]

Rank’s 11 Week 3 sleepers: Jay Cutler for the win – NFL.com

Rank’s 11 Week 3 sleepers: Jay Cutler for the win – NFL.com

It was festive week in Los Angeles. Mostly because Jay Cutler was in town! All right, I might have been the only one who noticed. But what a great week it was! I had almost bought a ticket for the Dolphins and Chargers game on Sunday to see Jay. Which makes sense seeing I’m […]

Midwestern State’s Robert Grays dies from injury suffered while tackling – ESPN

11:54 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment A Midwestern State football player died Tuesday from injuries he suffered while making a tackle in a game Saturday. Cornerback Robert Grays, a sophomore from Houston, was injured with about 3½ minutes to go in the Mustangs’ 35-13 home win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in […]

Brady, Belichick donate to Watt’s hurricane relief fund – ESPN

1:07 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment HOUSTON — Among the 209,426 people who donated to Houston Texans‘ J.J. Watt‘s Houston Relief Flood Fund to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey were New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick. Brady donated $100,000 and Belichick contributed $50,000. Tom Brady, […]

Sam Bradford’s knee injury not the result of contact play – ESPN

2:53 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford says the injury he sustained to his left knee during Week 1 was not the result of contact. “I felt it when it happened,” Bradford said. “I honestly didn’t think it was that big of […]