Alzheimer’s forces Pat Bowlen to step away from Broncos

Alzheimer’s disease has forced Pat Bowlen to step away from the day-to-day operations of the Denver Broncos. The team announced on Wednesday that their president Joe Ellis would move into the top decision making position while Pat Bowlen deals with his health.

 Alzheimer’s forces Pat Bowlen to step away from Broncos

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the departure of Pat Bowlen from the Denver Broncos “. . .is a sad day for the NFL”.

Sadness for what Pat Bowlen has his family will be dealing with swept across the landscape of the National Football League. The 30-year owner of the Denver Broncos has been dealing with short-term memory loss for several years and his condition, known to those around the league, has been progressively getting worse for the 70-year-old owner...

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Tony Dungy: The distraction NBC Sports should FIRE

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Tony Dungy would not want the distraction of having the first openly gay player in National Football League history on his team. As a result of the comments he made during an interview, the 58-year-old former head coach has  become a distraction as NFL Training Camps begin to open. By his own logic, NBC Sports should fire Tony Dungy.

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Former NFL head coach Michael Sam told a Tampa newspaper he would not have drafted Michael Sam since having the first openly gay player int he NFL would have caused a media distraction.

An interview with Tony Dungy appeared in the Tampa Tribune Monday. The interview attributed comments to Dungy where he said he would not have select former University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, who admitted prior to this year’s NFL Draft he is gay...

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Group calls for Native American Civil Rights enforcement

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The Center for American Progress released a report Tuesday that looked at the impact the nicknames and mascots had on Native American and Alaska Native Youth. The reports concluded that children from these groups are negatively impacted by names, such as what the Washington team uses in the NFL, and the Education Department needs to enforce the civil rights afforded to these groups under the law.

John Podesta is the founder of the Center for American Progress and is still its chairperson. Group calls for Native American Civil Rights enforcement

John Podesta is the founder of the Center for American Progress and is still its chairperson.

The report released Tuesday is entitled “Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth” and put forth a premise. They believe that as the debate over the use of the name and logo, like that of the National Football League team in Washington as...

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The Last Time in Arizona Cardinals History

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King Hill The Last Time in Arizona Cardinals HistoryThe last time the Arizona Cardinals had the number #1 pick in the draft was 1958.  Even though they have had ONLY six postseason appearances since then, they have never been the worst team in the NFL since then.  Which is hard to believe after this team fell apart after Kurt Warner and until they picked up Carson Palmer.  The number #1 pick in that 1958 draft for the Arizona Cardinals was Rice quarterback King Hill.

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2014 NFL Preview: Arizona Cardinals Edition

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Arizona Cardinals 2014 NFL Preview: Arizona Cardinals EditionThe Arizona Cardinals were ultimately their own worst enemy in the 2013 season.  The NFC West once upon a time had their division won with a 7-9 record, but how things have changed since then.  The Cardinals finished with a 10-6 in 2013, but still were unable to make a playoff appearance.  As impressive as the 10-6 record was, the 2-4 divisional record is what killed them.  With a loss to the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams and getting swept by the San Francisco 49ers, they had their opportunity to make the playoffs and they could not take care of divisional business.  The Cardinals figure that the 2014 season will be no different, that more than 10 wins is necessary and being above .500 in their division is a must.

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The 5 things I learned from my sit down with Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr

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Darrell Wallace Jr 2 300x139 The 5 things I learned from my sit down with Darrell Bubba Wallace JrWhile having the honor of doing media coverage at the Kentucky Speedway, I was blessed with an one-on-one phone interview with Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.  Not only did Bubba give me all the time in the world to sit and talk, but he gave me a lot to think about .  I have to thank him once again for the time he gave me as we all know that athletes are very busy, but I am glad to be able to share what I learned from Bubba.

1. Bubba is NOT the average NASCAR fan or driver

Bubba is not the average driver in the sense that he was not a fan until he was 15-years-old (said racing at Dover was when it set in and he knew, this is me).  I have had many opportunities to interview many drivers in all different series in racing on The 110 Nation Sports Show...

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Marcell Dareus enters NFL substance abuse program

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Marcell Dareus Marcell Dareus enters NFL substance abuse programDareus, who played at Huffman High School and Alabama, was pulled over by a State Trooper in Cleburne County.  While being pulled over for a speeding ticket, Dareus managed to find himself in other legal issues.  Dareus was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, the substance was “spice,” or synthetic cannabis.

Dareus has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have a felony drug charge in Alabama dismissed.

“This program is for first-time offenders,” Rod Giddens said (Dareus’ attorney). “They don’t have a criminal history. It gives them a chance to start over and earn their way back to where they started, so to speak...

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Boston Red Sox Poised for Playoff Push

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Just a few games prior to the All-Star break, it looked as though the Boston Red Sox were destined to be bottom dwellers in the AL East. Ownership has rolled the dice on several up and coming rookies and up until recently it looked as though they might have struck out. It wasn’t just one person in a slump, it seemed like the whole lineup struggled to produce any type of run support for their pitchers. The team chemistry felt no where near like what it was in their 2013 championship season and something had to be done. Cue the release of catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

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Initially, the move seemed to be minor. It appeared to be step one in the rebuilding process for the future. Ben Cherington himself could not have planned what would happen next any better...

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Brian France says “one voice” RTA is unnecessary

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The voice many in NASCAR were waiting to hear from in the past two weeks finally spoke. Brian France, the sport’s chairperson and chief executive officer granted an interview Monday where he addressed the newly formed Race Team Alliance. Based on his comments, it is easy to say that France does not believe NASCAR owners should have only one voice within the sport and he does not believe the Race Team Alliance needs to exist at all.

The original stated goal of the Race Team Alliance was to be an information gathering and cost cutting entity. Their hope was to find expenses common to all race teams, such as employee insurance and travel costs, and work out ways to reduce them using the buying power of a larger organization.

Slowly, the focus of the statements made by Rob Kauffman, the chos...

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Winston still dreams of being a Two-Sport Pro Star

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The south has already given us the two-sport stars of Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson.   Looking to add his name to that list is last year’s Heisman Trophy and National Championship winning quarterback Jameis Winston from Florida State. Already playing both football and baseball in college, Winston dreams of taking both his games to the next level and becoming a two-sport star in the both the Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

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2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from Florida State University, the season’s eventually National Champions.

As the college football season grows ever larger on the sports horizon, school and conferences are holding their media days for playing to answer questions...

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Roger Goodell and the NFL to own new NFL stadium?

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Hold on, did I title that right???  Oh yes, I did .  The National Football League is in talks on becoming the owners of the new LA stadium (financing and owning a stadium in the Los Angeles area).

The NFL wants to have a new Super Bowl destination and they want the profits to go straight into their pockets.  Is this wise though?  Is this really good for the NFL?

We have seen the NBA take ownership of a team and how the backlash was negative for the sport.  We watch NASCAR own tracks and the scrutiny they receive for doing so.  So I am not sure why the NFL thinks that this idea of owning a piece of the NFL is wise, especially knowing they are trying to make it a Super Bowl landing spot.

Los Angeles stadium Roger Goodell and the NFL to own new NFL stadium?There are three front-runners to move into a NFL owned LA stadium, the Chargers, Rams and Raiders...

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The Last Time in Atlanta Falcons History

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Scott Case The Last Time in Atlanta Falcons History

 

The last time the Atlanta Falcons led the league in interceptions was in 1988.  The man was NEVER Deion Sanders (as a matter of fact, Sanders NEVER led the league), but instead it was Scott Case.  Case grabbed 10 INTs in that season (a dismal 5-11 season).  William Moore led the Falcons last season with a measly 3 INTs.

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2014 NFL Preview: Atlanta Falcons Edition

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Atlanta Falsons 2014 NFL Preview: Atlanta Falcons EditionWith high expectations for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 after a 13-3 campaign in 2012, the Falcons were expected to exceed their previous playoff run.  That’s exactly what didn’t happen for the Falcons, instead the NFL exposed all their weaknesses, they were hit with injuries and they went from contenders to just pretenders.  With a 4-12 campaign in 2013, the Falcons realized they had a lot to fix.  Toughness being PRIORITY #1!

In the offseason the team underwent a “Toughness Campaign” as the Falcons added some of the biggest and baddest names on offense and defense in hopes to take back the line of scrimmage.

The Falcons also fired offensive line coaches Pat Hill and Paul Dunn and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton...

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Sterling ready to present case to stop sale of Clippers

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Exiled NBA owner Donald Sterling heads to court Monday to being making the case that he is of sound mind and he does want to accept the $2 Billion offered made by Steve Ballmer to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers. While those two statements might seem diametrically opposed, in the mind of Donald Sterling, and presumably his lawyers, they make perfect sense.

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Shelly Sterling appearing in probate court earlier this month in the case against her husband Donald Sterling, the long time owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. (Reuters)

Just over a week ago, Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly made her case to a probate judge that her husband was mentally incapable to operate the Sterling Family Trust, the entity that owns the Los Angeles Clippers...

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Kevin Harvick connects NASCAR Ovals and UFC Octagons

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Behind the wheel of his car, Kevin Harvick has control of what happens. As head of Kevin Harvick, Inc., all he can do his watch the people he has been hired to manage perform. Last week, the ovals Kevin Harvick is use to driving around became an octagon of the UFC, and all Kevin Harvick could do was watch.

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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is a 31-year-old UFC athlete represented by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick through his management company, KHI.

I’m way more nervous than I would be sitting in the seat of my car and driving myself,” said the NASCAR driver as he sat in a Revel Casino Hotel suite. Harvick was in Atlantic City, New Jersey to watch Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone fight in the main event on the UFC card last Wednesday night...

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Rains Rules Race Two, Mike Conway takes the checkered

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In a race inundated by rain, cars slipping and sliding under yellow and red flags, Mike Conway took a timed, rain shorten race in the streets of Toronto Sunday afternoon. Conway started 11th under clear skies, navigated the ever-changing course and beat out Will Power and Tony Kanaan, giving Ed Carpenter Racing the victory.

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Mike Conway takes the rain drenched checkered flags at the end of the second IndyCar race in Toronto Sunday.

After Saturday’s race was washed out by rain, Sunday’s second race saw the grid set using driver championship points. Already shorten to 65 laps as the day’s first race was, early rain at the start put the clock to the second race; making its winner determined by 65 laps or 80 minutes of racing, whichever came first...

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Rory Roars — Then holds on to win British Open

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Fighting off challenges from Sergio Garcia, Ricky Fowler and even a heckler in the crowd, Rory McIlroy was the leader after each round and won the 2014 British Open this weekend at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. The third career major victory for the 25-year-old puts him a Masters victory away from golf’s career glam slam.

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Rory McIlroy during his final round at the 2014 British Open, an event he won for his third career major title.

Rory McIlroy ended each of the first three days at The Open with a lead biggest than the day before. By the time Sunday started, he held a six shot lead and the talk was not if he would win his first British Open, but by how much he would win it by. A funny thing happened on the way to lifting the Claret Jug, Rory McIlroy and a few other top flight players took t...

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Rory McIlroy helps dad win $85K from 10-year-old bet

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Rory McIlroy won the 2014 British Open on Sunday. Perhaps it was the motivation from a wager his father and three of dad’s friends put on him ten years ago that helped him win. Or perhaps Gerry McIlroy knew is son was destined for greatness at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

The faith Gerry McIlroy had in his teenage son Rory was so strong, he put his money on it all the way back in 2004. At the time, his 15-year-old son was winning amateur golf tournaments and was part of the victorious European Junior Ryder Cup team.

With his son seemingly poised for some success on the professional tour, Gerry McIlroy and three of his friends found a bookie (sports betting in legal in the United Kingdom)...

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Sébastien Bourdais wins front half of Toronto Twin-Bill

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The rains came Saturday and washed away the first of two days of racing on the street of Toronto. The water did not wash away the momentum that Sébastien Bourdais build up while winning the pole position as he went on to win the first half of the day’s IndyCar doubleheader.

The rains started early on Saturday, but not before Sébastien Bourdais earned the pole position on Saturday on the first of what was scheduled to be two-days of racing in North America’s fourth largest city. Mother Nature did not wish to see IndyCar hold races on back-to-back days, opting instead to wash out the race Saturday and creating a morning/afternoon doubleheader. The 58...

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Nico Rosberg Dominates the German Grand Prix

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The weekend started with Nico Rosberg winning the pole after he watched his teammate Lewis Hamilton have issues during qualifying that pushed him toward the back of the starting grid. Sunday came and the championship points leader dominated the German Grand Prix in his native land to increase his lead midway into the Formula-1 season.

The pole position Nico Rosberg earned was his fourth in the last five races. He found next to him and behind him the two Williams team drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa second the third on the grid with Kevin Magnussen completing Row 2. The Red Bull team of Daniel Ricciardo and Rosberg’s fellow countrymen Sebastian Vettel claiming Row 3 as their own.

After having a brake failure during Round One of qualifying Saturday, Lewis Hamilton was slated to ...

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