Tag: Football

Wink gives Virginia Beach’s Derrick Nnadi a ‘Nnadi List’ at Super Bowl Opening Night

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MIAMI, Fla. – Virginia Beach native Derrick Nnadi, the second-year Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman, is preparing to play in his first Super Bowl. Derrick Nnadi at Super Bowl Opening Night Naturally, this week will be full of obligations and commitments for Nnadi and his teammates. Aside from […]

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For your viewing amusement: Billed as a football amusement park, Wink samples Super Bowl Experience

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – This year’s two Super Bowl teams, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, arrived in South Florida late Sunday night. But Monday night is the media’s first opportunity to visit with players and coaches as the NFL hosts Super Bowl Opening Night at […]

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Rating past Super Bowls: Classic, memorable and duds

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches a fourth quarter touchdown pass (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won’t make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans […]

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Russell Okung Wants to Disrupt the N.F.L. Establishment

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The series of events that made Russell Okung, an offensive tackle with the Los Angeles Chargers, realize he needed to force change in the N.F.L. began in July, when he became short of breath during an off-season practice. He went to the sideline but still struggled to breathe. He drove home. […]

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A Small Town’s Fight Over America’s Biggest Sport

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Across the United States, parents and school districts have been wrestling with the question of whether the country’s most popular and profitable sport is too dangerous for children. Today, we explore how that dispute is playing out […]

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NFL Pro Bowl packed with pending free agents like Brees, Henry

NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, during a practice for the NFL Pro Bowl. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A number of Pro Bowlers are about to get paid. And not just the relative pocket change ($35,000 or $70,000) that comes with competing in the NFL’s annual all-star […]

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The Locker Room Show | January 24

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Please enable Javascript to watch this video Scoreboards display “Super Bowl LIV Miami” at Hard Rock Stadium (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) NORFOLK, Va. – In this week’s edition of the award-winning Locker Room show, in advance of a week’s worth of Super Bowl LIV coverage live from Miami – […]

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‘Skins scoop: With letter as a 10 year-old, Redskins receiver Terry McLaurin is pigskin prophet

Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – In his rookie season with the Washington Redskins, Terry McLaurin caught seven touchdowns in 14 games and came within eight yards of breaking Gary Clarks’ franchise record for receiving yards as a rookie (926). But according to McLaurin, this was always the […]

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Date changed for ODU football’s 2020 home opener vs. Wake Forest

NORFOLK, Va. – The Ricky Rahne era as Old Dominion University head football coach will start sooner than expected. One day sooner. Friday, ODU announced its 2020 home opener vs. Wake Forest has been moved from Saturday September 5th to Friday September 4th. Kickoff time and TV coverage for the Monarchs’ Labor Day weekend date […]

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Redskins add Brett Nenaber, Jeff Zgonina to coaching staff

New York Giants players listen to assistant defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina during practice. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins today announced Brett Nenaber as the team’s director of player performance and Jeff Zgonina as the assistant defensive line coach. Nenaber will report to Head Coach Ron Rivera and Head Athletic Trainer […]

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Ricky Rahne finalizes initial ODU football coaching staff with addition of Leon Wright as cornerbacks coach

Ricky Rahne, Old Dominion NORFOLK, Va. (ODUSports.com) – Old Dominion University football head coach Ricky Rahne has hired Leon Wright to coach cornerbacks, completing Rahne’s initial coaching staff with the Monarchs, he announced on Thursday. “Leon brings a wealth of knowledge at the cornerback position. His ability to connect with people has helped him to […]

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UVA quarterback Bryce Perkins to participate in 2020 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – DECEMBER 07: Bryce Perkins #3 of the Virginia Cavaliers drops back to pass. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (VirginiaSports.com) – Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins will participate in the 22nd edition of the 2020 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge this weekend at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The skills competition […]

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Eli Manning Won Two Super Bowls. Is That Enough for Canton?

If you want to pick a fight, bring up Eli Manning and the Hall of Fame. With Manning, the Giants quarterback, set to hold a news conference on Friday to confirm that he will retire, the debate about his accomplishments that has simmered for years now will have closure. A quick summation of Manning’s career […]

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Thousands of workers preparing Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl

Scoreboards display “Super Bowl LIV Miami” at Hard Rock Stadium (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The pounding of a single hammer echoed through the stands Tuesday in the Miami Dolphins’ stadium, the reverberations from the Super Bowl’s return to South Florida just beginning. Painters sprayed a logo on the newly laid grass […]

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Eli Manning Announces His Retirement

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning, the Louisiana-born, Mississippi-educated quarterback who became a New York sports folk hero after he led the Giants to two upset victories in the Super Bowl, will announce his retirement from the N.F.L. in a news conference scheduled for Friday, the team said. Manning, 39, who lost his starting job […]

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Longtime New York Giants QB Eli Manning to reportedly retire from NFL

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Adios, Eli. Longtime New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl champion, will retire from the NFL. According to ESPN, Manning, who spent his entire 16-year career with New York, will make the announcement during a […]

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Redskins owner Dan Snyder meets with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who participated in a meeting with the team’s owner said Wednesday. Sen. Guy Guzzone, who chairs the Maryland […]

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ACC announces 2020 football schedule

The ACC and Duke logos seen on a pylon (AP Photo/Ben McKeown) GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday its 2020 football schedule, which includes 56 regular-season league matchups (eight per team) and 56 non-conference games. The ACC’s non-conference schedule is among the most difficult in the country. ACC teams will play […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings promises free wings if Super Bowl goes into overtime

Buffalo Wild Wings is giving all football fans a reason to root for overtime during this year’s Super Bowl. The restaurant chain is promising a free snack-sized order of wings to everyone in America if the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs take longer than four quarters to decide a winner. According to […]

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