SAN FRANCISCO—Drew Brees is getting plenty of extra chances thanks to his opportunistic defence.
Last season, the New Orleans Saints won their games with a high-flying offence. So far this year, they’re doing it on the other side of the ball.
While Brees and Co. are finding their way early, the defence seems to be in mid-season form.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home yesterday in an apparent suicide.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley’s home in Centennial at 3:35 p.m. local time and found his body in the second-floor master bedroom.
After unveiling a huge monument of late owner George Steinbrenner in a pre-game ceremony, the N.Y. Yankees showed they weren’t quite finished with their tribute to “The Boss.”
Luke Scott had experienced little success against Mariano Rivera heading into yesterday, but that all changed with one swing.
Scott tied the game with a ninth-inning homer off the Yankees’ closer, then scored the winning run in the 11th to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 victory over New York.
MINNEAPOLIS—When Brett Favre made the decision, finally, to return for a 20th NFL season, he made it clear from the start that duplicating last year’s magic with the Minnesota Vikings wasn’t going to be easy.
Then again, he didn’t think it was going to be this hard.
Brett Favre had his worst day as a Viking—and a Minnesota team that thought it was set at quarterback is 0-2.
At least the Vikings are certain who their starter is.
After a Sunday full of injuries and interceptions, seemingly half the league heads into Week 3 with a quarterback quandary.
METAIRIE, La.—Reggie Bush said yesterday that his decision to relinquish his Heisman Trophy is “not an admission of guilt,” just the best way to end the controversy.
“It’s me showing respect to the Heisman Trophy itself, and to the people who came before me and the people coming after,” the New Orleans Saints running back said after practice.
NEW YORK—Derek Jeter has a bit part in a box-office hit, and he’s putting those acting skills to good use.
The N.Y. Yankees’ captain, with a cameo in the Will Ferrell comedy “The Other Guys,” gave an Oscar-worthy performance by pretending to get hit by a pitch in a pennant race game Wednesday night.
CHICAGO—Delmon Young hit his 18th homer, and Carl Pavano notched his 17th win, as the Minnesota Twins beat the fading Chicago White Sox 8-5 last night to complete the three-game road sweep.
Paul Konerko hit a solo homer in the third against Pavano (17-11) after being drilled in the face by a pitch in the first inning.
NEW YORK—And the Heisman Trophy winner for 2005 is—no one.
Rather than replace Reggie Bush, who returned his trophy after a scandal erupted, the officials who administer the award decided it would remain vacant for that year.
There was some initial talk that the trophy might go to former Texas quarterback Vince Young, who finished a distant second to Bush in the voting.