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Sean Taylor's Killer Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th December SportsNFLSean Taylor
A Jan. 23 sentencing date has been set for a Florida man convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched burglary at the player's home. A Miami jury last month convicted 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. of second-degree murder and armed burglary.Read More »

Chiefs Assistant Inspires Special Teams

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th December SportsDave ToubKansas City ChiefsNFL
The most accurate description of Dave Toub may be that he's a special teams savant. He's able to make the rudimentary plays in a football game, kickoffs and punts, seem downright exhilarating. He's able to get guys who'd rather be playing offense or defense to volunteer for kick coverage or a field-goal unit.Read More »

Flex Schedule Will Alter Two December 22nd NFL Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th December Sportsflex schedulingNFL
The NFL will move the matchup between Chicago and Philadelphia to the prime-time slot on Sunday, Dec. 22. The Bears (7-6) will travel to face the Eagles (8-5) at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. The New England Patriots game against the Baltimore Ravens will move to 4:25 p.m. on CBS.

Monday Sports Minute: Hall of Fame Managers, Gronkowski, AP, Matheiu Injured

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th December SportsBaseball Hall of FameNFL
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Former managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame today by the expansion era committee.Read More »

Foles Will Start As Kelly's QB For Remainder of Season

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th November SportsChip KellyNFLNick FolesPhiladelphia Eagles
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been named Philadelphia's starter for the rest of the season. Coach Chip Kelly made the announcement Tuesday as the team returned from its bye week and began preparations for the Arizona Cardinals (7-4) on Sunday. The Eagles (6-5) are tied for first place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. "Nick will be our starter," Kelly said.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Pacers Streak, Top 25 Football Game, NFL Notes

By Jim McCoy Fri 15th November Sportscollege footballNBANFL
UNDATED (AP) - Indiana's Pacers are off to a 9-0 start to the season and tonight have a home game with Milwaukee. The Pacers are being led by balanced scoring as four of the five starters are averaging double figures. LOS ANGELES (AP) - In college football tonight, 13th-ranked UCLA is home to Washington.Read More »

QB Pryor Questionable For Raiders

By Jim McCoy Fri 15th November SportsNFLOakland RaidersTerrelle Pryor
It's looking more and more as though Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor's sprained right knee will keep him out of Sunday's game in Houston. A day after appearing to make progress on the practice field, Pryor suffered a setback on Friday and is listed as questionable. Undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, the only other quarterback on the Raiders' 53-man roster, worked exclusiveRead More »

Thursday Sports Minute: Peyton's Back, Thursday Night Football , More Baseball Replay

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th November Sportscollege footballNFL
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The baseball owners have voted to move ahead with increased implementation of instant replay next season. Under the plan, if approved by the players and umpires, a manager will be given a maximum of two challenges per game and a successful challenge would not count against his limit.Read More »

Dolphins' Incognito Files Grievance Against Team

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Richie Incognito has filed a grievance against the Miami Dolphins over his suspension. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the grievance has not officially been announced. Incognito, a guard, was suspended by the team Nov.Read More »

Texans Coach Kubiak Returning to Sidelines

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th November SportsGary KubiakHouston TexansNFL
Houston's Gary Kubiak will coach the Texans on Sunday against Oakland after missing the last game recovering from a mini-stroke. Kubiak, who returned to work on Monday, spoke to reporters on Wednesday for the first time since collapsing on the field at halftime in Houston's loss to Indianapolis on Nov. 2.Read More »

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