They Made History at Alabama. But Football Stardom Had a Price.

At least four fixtures of Alabama’s great teams of the 1960s had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., at their deaths. Researchers expect it in other players, too. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Alan Blinder TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Near the end, his […]

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Ravens OLB Vince Biegel tears Achilles tendon, ending season; rookie C Tyler Linderbaum will be ‘fine’ after early exit – The Denver Post

Ravens outside linebacker Vince Biegel tore his Achilles tendon in practice Thursday, ending his promising training camp bid for a roster spot and thinning the team’s defensive depth. Ravens rookie center Tyler Linderbaum, meanwhile, will be “fine,” coach John Harbaugh said, after leaving practice early with a left foot injury. Biegel was carted off the field near the end of […]

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Chicago Cubs are set to play the St. Louis Cardinals in London next year after 2020 series was canceled by the pandemic – The Denver Post

The Chicago Cubs are finally heading to London. They were initially scheduled to play the St. Louis Cardinals in London during the 2020 season before the pandemic canceled the series. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the Cubs and Cardinals will play in the London Series on June 24-25, 2023, at London Stadium. “The MLB London Series between the Cubs […]

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Jets defense setting the bar high heading into new season … to be the best: ‘We want that challenge’ – The Denver Post

From worst to first? The Jets’ pitiful defense ranked at the bottom last season in nearly every key category, most notably points and yards allowed, which became the largest stain on coach Robert Saleh’s rookie campaign. With offseason upgrades in multiple positions, a repeat from Gang Green’s defense would be unacceptable. And DT Sheldon Rankins has them completely flipping the […]

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Chicago Bears deal in Arlington Heights could be hindered by group’s ‘anti-corporate welfare’ petition – The Denver Post

A petition circulating in Arlington Heights could hamper the village’s ability to offer financial incentives to the Chicago Bears in their proposed relocation to the village, as well as to any business looking to settle there. An organization called Americans for Prosperity, which its Illinois director, Brian Costin, described as libertarian, is spearheading the campaign for an ordinance that would […]

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Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in prison by Russian judge

By JIM HEINTZ KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling, and was sentenced to nine years in prison in a politically charged case that ultimately could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star […]

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Brendon Lewis applying lessons learned in 2021 for CU Buffs

BOULDER – When asked about positives from the 2021 season, Colorado quarterback Brendon Lewis had to think for a few seconds. “Towards the end of the season, we showed improvement and started moving the ball,” he said, before quickly shifting to thoughts of the upcoming season. “We’re gonna see a lot more of that this year. (Offensive coordinator Mike) Sanford […]

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