Jerry — Goal is to have ‘everybody under contract’

ARLINGTON, Texas — At times this summer, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has sounded carefree when discussing the possibility of Ezekiel Elliott missing time in training camp and the regular season in a contract holdout. With the regular season set to start Sept. 8 against the New York Giants, Jones was asked…

The NFL-altering Andrew Luck retirement, and what comes next

It’s not hyperbole: Andrew Luck‘s stunning decision to move on from the NFL is the most shocking retirement American pro sports has seen since Michael Jordan left the NBA in 1993. The circumstances are obviously different, and we’ve seen players such as Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson leave the game earlier than anybody would have…

Fantasy football impact of Andrew Luck retirement

New Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett was not a notably valuable fantasy quarterback during the 2017 season, as he filled in for an injured Andrew Luck and threw 13 touchdown passes in 15 starts, ever-so-gently easing past 3,000 passing yards while leading the sport in times sacked. Then again, Brissett was all of 24…

What the sports world is saying about Andrew Luck’s decision to retire

Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts‘ franchise quarterback, stunned the sports world Saturday with news of his imminent retirement from the NFL. Former NFL players such as Jerry Rice, Victor Cruz and Kurt Warner expressed their surprise. Current players Derek Carr, Leonard Fournette and others are sending best wishes. Here are some of the notable reactions…

Garoppolo back in form, sharp in half vs. Chiefs

Earlier this week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo vowed that he would “stand up and fight” after a rough week that culminated in a passer rating of 0.0 on Monday night in Denver. On Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, Garoppolo came out swinging and in the process alleviated some of the concern…

Harden working to unleash one-legged 3 in NBA

HOUSTON — James Harden isn’t just playing around in pickup games when he launches the one-legged, step-back 3-pointers seen in viral videos shot during open runs this summer. Harden, the Houston Rockets‘ superstar who led the NBA in scoring the past two seasons, is searching for ways he can continue to improve and innovate his…

Bucs sign QB Testaverde to fill in for Gabbert

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday signed quarterback Vincent Testaverde, the son of former Bucs QB Vinny Testaverde. Vincent Testaverde, who played in college at Albany, was with the Bucs during rookie camp on a tryout and was with the club for a little over a week at the beginning of training camp before being…

Miami’s vice – Star power lacking in South Florida sports scene

Miami has been missing something in its sports scene despite being a city full of international flavor, diverse culture and party-filled fun. Much of the buzz is in the past, and South Florida fans are spending a lot of time (too much time?) reminiscing about the glory days. Granddad leans back in his chair telling…

Cam (foot) skips practice; no timetable for return

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton spent Saturday’s practice inside Bank of America Stadium getting treatment on his left mid-foot sprain, but Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera anticipates he’ll see his starting quarterback on the field “pretty soon.” “The doctors feel the more we keep him off of it, the more we keep it elevated, we’re…