A decades-old controversy over the name of the Washington, D.C., football team has reached a tipping point. After years of public outcry condemning the name as a racial slur aimed at Native Americans, the organization is finally considering a change.
In our news wrap Monday, the U.S. Treasury will borrow nearly $3 trillion this quarter to cover pandemic relief. That record number is well over twice the total for all of 2019. Also, Israel's Supreme Court is hearing legal challenges…
By a close vote, NFL players have approved a new labor agreement with the league that features a 17-game regular season. It also includes higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players.
By Barry Wilner, Associated Press
Prosecutors allege the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was established as part of a collective bargaining agreement in 2006.
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
Garrett is banned for the final six regular-season games and playoffs for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet last week.
NFL quarterback Andrew Luck has announced his resignation at age 29. Plagued by injuries, the Indianapolis Colts player called it quits just two weeks before the new season begins. Sportswriter John Feinstein, author of the book “Quarterback,” which profiled Luck…
By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press
Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi and serving as the catalyst for the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America's most popular sport.
Football quarterbacks have the most coveted, high-profile and high-pressure positions in American sports, says author John Feinstein. The role demands athletic prowess and strategic thinking--but it also takes a huge toll on the body and mind. Feinstein, whose new book…
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison at age 27, after a stint of criminally violent behavior. Now, the Boston Globe's Spotlight team has investigated the standout's “double lives," including a childhood rife with abuse, extensive…
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