Ebenezer Cobb Morley: Google Doodle celebrates football's founding father

Ebenezer Cobb Morley: Google Doodle celebrates football's founding father

The first rules of football were formally written by Ebenezer Cobb Morley, whose 187th birthday is celebrated Thursday by Google Doodle. Morley was born in Hull, England, and after founding Barnes Football Club he went on to establish the Football Association (FA), the sport’s leading body in England. As captain of Barnes Football Club, he […]

Heatstroke death should never happen in football

Heatstroke death should never happen in football

Kudos to the University of Maryland for accepting responsibility in the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. However, an apology and legal acceptance of responsibility does not change the fact a 19-year-old is no longer alive. And there is no good reason he is not. Heatstroke is preventable. Even one death is too many. It […]

Fantasy Football 2018: Full Position-by-Position Rankings, Creative Team Names

Fantasy Football 2018: Full Position-by-Position Rankings, Creative Team Names

Dustin Bradford/Getty Images As teams sort out starting lineups and player roles through the preseason, fantasy football owners continue to adjust their boards before draft day. At this juncture, it’s important to keep an eye on injuries and recovery timetables. Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, who pushed for early-down responsibilities, went down with a […]

Fantasy Football Rankings: Sleeper Wide Receivers, Part 2

Fantasy Football Rankings: Sleeper Wide Receivers, Part 2

I’ve preached how deep the wide receiver class is in fantasy football this year. To further prove that theory, I wanted to dive deeper into the pool. Looking at half-PPR ADPs, here are a few WRs in the 101-150 range that should provide you a great return on your (minimal) investment. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson (82) warms […]

Ohio State football: What we know about Urban Meyer investigation

Ohio State football: What we know about Urban Meyer investigation

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg discusses the latest from Ohio State, where Urban Meyer backtracked and Zach Smith broke his silence. USA TODAY Sports Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is on administrative leave as the university investigates claims that Meyer knew about domestic-violence allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.(Photo: Aaron […]

Police appeal to football fans for information on Lucy McHugh murder

Police appeal to football fans for information on Lucy McHugh murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a 13-year-old girl will screen CCTV footage of her last known movements to thousands of football fans. The body of Lucy McHugh was found in woodland near Southampton sports centre on the morning of 26 July. She had been stabbed to death. Footage of Lucy at a Tesco Express near […]

Maryland places athletic staffers on leave in wake of football player's death

Maryland places athletic staffers on leave in wake of football player's death

by Jesse Dougherty August 10 at 7:03 PM Email the author The University of Maryland has placed multiple members of its athletics staff on administrative leave as an external review of the death of football player Jordan McNair continues, a school spokesperson confirmed Friday. Maryland would not specify the identity of the staff members placed […]

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