Before murder charges tarnished his legacy, O.J. Simpson was one of the NFL’s greatest running backs

[ad_1] Long before the Bronco chase gripped a national television audience and the “Trial of the Century” captivated the country, O.J. Simpson was making his mark on the field. The Juice was the best running back of his era during an 11-year NFL career mostly played with the Buffalo Bills. He won a national championship … Read more

NFL and its players’ union approve 8 new position-specific helmets for quarterbacks and linemen

[ad_1] Eight new position-specific helmets for quarterbacks and linemen have been approved by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. Two of the new models manufactured by Riddell are designed for quarterbacks while six helmets are made for offensive and defensive linemen. Quarterbacks now have three choices of helmets specifically designed for their position to … Read more

ESPN executive Norby Williamson leaving network after nearly 40 years

[ad_1] Norby Williamson, ESPN’s head of event and studio production, is leaving the network after nearly 40 years BRISTOL, Conn. — Norby Williamson, ESPN’s head of event and studio production, is leaving the network after nearly 40 years. The move was announced in a memo on Friday by Burke Magnus, the network’s president for content. … Read more

When voters say ‘no’ to new stadiums, what do professional sports teams do next?

[ad_1] JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Like a loss in the playoffs, voter rejection of a stadium tax plan will force the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs to reevaluate their approach. The defeat Tuesday of a three-eighths cent sales tax to fund a new downtown Royals ballpark and renovate the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium was almost assuredly … Read more

Buffalo Bills agree to trade receiver Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans, AP source says

[ad_1] ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are trading their top receiving threat, Stefon Diggs, to the Houston Texans in a deal that was agreed to on Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. It … Read more

Former NFL defensive back Cameron Sutton turns himself in after weeks of evading law enforcement

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. — TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Sutton has turned himself in, ending a weekslong search for a former NFL defensive back who was wanted for a domestic violence warrant. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced the 29-year-old Sutton arrived at a jail in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday night, nearly a week after … Read more

NFL owners approve a radical overhaul to kickoff rules, adopting setup used in XFL

[ad_1] ORLANDO, Fla. — Kickoff returns are returning to the NFL. Team owners on Tuesday approved a new rule that will take what essentially had become “a dead play” and make it an integral part of the game again. “We feel this is a great day for the NFL,” said Saints special teams coordinator Darren … Read more

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says Russell Wilson has ‘pole position’ for starting QB job

[ad_1] ORLANDO, Fla. _ — Russell Wilson’s resume and experience give him the edge over Justin Fields. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that Wilson is considered Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback but Fields will get a chance to compete. “We’re not resistant to competition, but as I’ve mentioned several times of late, I just think it’s … Read more

Lions release Cameron Sutton as search for defensive back continues on domestic violence warrant

[ad_1] DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions released Cameron Sutton on Thursday as authorities continue to search for the defensive back to serve a domestic violence warrant in Florida. The team announced the move on the X social media platform without offering any other details. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, which … Read more

Detroit Lions’ defensive back Cameron Sutton sought in domestic violence warrant

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. — TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive back Cameron Sutton is wanted on a domestic violence warrant in Florida, where authorities on Wednesday asked for tips to help find him. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which includes Tampa, said on the X social media platform that the warrant is for domestic … Read more