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Judge Berman: No settlement on Brady suspension, will rule

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Tom Brady have failed to reach a settlement in the quarterback’s appeal of his four-game suspension. U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman announced today that the parties will not settle the case, saying he will announce a ruling as early as Tuesday. At the conference Berman said, “I have no qualms about everybody’s dedication.” The judge ordered both Brady and…


American Pharoah: Another Road to the Path of Immortality

Saratoga Springs is no stranger to horse racing royalty but even for this track today is a special day. Today, American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will grace its track. American Pharoah will headline the field at the prestigious Travers Stakes. The race will be televised by NBC with the broadcast beginning at 4pm eastern time with post time scheduled for 5:46pm…


Microchip Technology to the NFL?

New microchip system would enable higher accuracy in determining ball location and confirm touchdowns. A German microchip company is currently in talks with the NFL to bring its technology system to the American football organization. Cairos Technologies originally designed the system for soccer – football to the rest of the world – to help referees know when the ball crossed the line and whether it…


Usain Bolt beats Gatlin in 200m final at World Athletics Championships

Jamaican Bolt sprints to best time in 200 since 2012 Olympic Games in London. Usain Bolt continues to prove he’s the fastest man. The Jamaican sprinter captured his fourth-straight 200 meter race at the World Athletics Championships, besting rival Justin Gatlin of the United States in a 19.55-19.74 time. This marks Bolt’s fastest race since the Olympic final at London 2012 and continues his dominance…


Ohio State First Ever Unanimous Preseason No. 1 in AP Poll

Ohio State takes the top honor in AP’s preseason ranking after winning title last year. It’s good to be the king. Just ask Urban Meyer as his Ohio State football team has topped the Associated Press college football poll for the eighth time and the first time since 2006. What made this one special, however, is that this is the first time any college team…


National Labor Board Rejects College Athletes Union Attempts

College football players will have to find another route to getting paid after the National Labor Relations Board rejected a petition from football players at Northwestern University to form a union. The board’s ruling creates a road block for those wanting to see college athletes unionize to become paid employees of their respective colleges. In the ruling, the board did not touch on whether athletes…


NFL Draft Returning to Chicago

After the successful draft this year, NFL owners have agreed to return to Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft. “We are excited to return to Chicago and look forward to creating an even better experience for our fans next year,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Based on the success of last year’s draft and our high expectations for the 2016 draft, Chicago…


Pro Football Hall of Fame An Experience to Behold

Pro Football in America is truly the nation’s modern pastime. This was reinforced when I visited the NFL Draft festivities in my hometown of Chicago, held the weekend of April 30 this year. From the electric excitement and atmosphere of the NFL Draft Town – a new addition to the three-day event – to the camaraderie of all the fans celebrating every of NFL team…


Growing Up With Frank

Frank Gifford’s passing leaves a hole for millions of Americans who remembered his career on and off the field. As a nearly 50-year-old American male, I grew up watching Frank Gifford every week on Monday Night Football when the America’s new pastime featured the Game of the Week on ABC. Taking over after Keith Jackson’s one year, Gifford established himself as the face of MNF…


Hambletonian Drama at the Meadowlands

High drama today at the Meadowlands racetrack. Heat 1 winner Pinkman was driven by Yannick Gringas for trainer Jimmy Takter. Heat 2 winner was Mission Brief also driven by Yannick Gringas for trainer Ron Burke. For Gringas, that meant decision time. He had to select which horse he was to drive for the final. Ultimately, Gringas selected Mission Brief – the three year old filly…