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Football’s size the same, but pros exact toll

Everyone has to start somewhere.
But if the end game is to win a Super Bowl, candidates applying for NFL head-coaching vacancies may want to downplay their college resumes. As Philadelphia’s firing of Chip Kelly reminded us again, past successes are no guarantee of future prosperity — at least in the pros.
Coaches ... (full story)


Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a "fallen hero," was sentenced Wednesday, July 6, to six years in a South African prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in a ruling viewed by some as too lenient.
However, Judge Thokozile Masipa appear ... (full story)


Grace period for meldonium cases extended to Sept. 30

MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has extended the period in which athletes testing positive for meldonium can escape sanctions.
Under WADA's new guidelines , athletes who test positive for a low concentration of meldonium between March 1 and Sept. 30 can be cleared based on a "no fault finding."
WAD ... (full story)


Forget the gym, workout buffs hit up national landmarks

Forget the gym, workout buffs hit up national landmarks

When college rowing buddies Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham vowed to stay in shape post-graduation, they didn't want to shovel out hundreds to join a gym or even drop $20 for a yoga class. So they returned to one of their most grueling college workouts: the stairs at Harvard Stadium.
Five years later, there are nearly 800 others ... (full story)


Hall of Fame locker room: a holographic experience

Hall of Fame locker room: a holographic experience

Ever dream of sitting in a pro football locker room, learning life lessons from the legends of the game?
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be providing the next best thing: a holographic film experience called "A Game For Life" featuring representations of Joe Namath, Vince Lombardi, George Halas and many others.
&q ... (full story)