ARLINGTON, Tex.—Never count out Eli Manning and the N.Y. Giants—not in a game, or in the division race.
DETROIT—DeAndre Levy had a fist full of Joe Webb’s facemask, got away with it, and wasn’t apologizing for Detroit’s good fortune in a 34-28 win over Minnesota yesterday.
“We get a lot of calls called against us,” reasoned the Lions’ linebacker.
“So they owed us one if I did.”
Detroit (8-5) is still in prime position in the NFC wild-card race. Barely.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—After experiencing an emotional roller-coaster brought on by the recent death of his father and birth of his second daughter, Luke Donald didn’t seem to have the appetite to play golf.
The NFL’s only publicly owned team said Thursday that it sold 185,000 shares in the first 48 hours of a stock sale that began Tuesday morning. That’s almost three-fourths of the 250,000 shares made available in the fifth stock offering in team history.
TORONTO — Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has said it plans a “major announcement” Friday amid reports that two Canadian telecommunications giants are about to buy a majority stake in the company for more than $1.3 billion.
DALLAS—It is the new image of baseball’s moneyed elite.
For the second time in three days, the Miami Marlins walked up to the winter meetings’ podium to introduce a high-priced free agent while working doggedly behind the scenes to bring more sparkling stars to baseball’s newest ballpark.
EDMONTON—Kirk Muller was elated to finally get his first NHL coaching win—and he wasn’t afraid to show it.
The Hurricanes got there first win in five tries under Muller and ended a seven-game winless skid with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night.
WINNIPEG—Disgraced junior hockey coach Graham James, among the most reviled figures in Canadian hockey, admitted yesterday that he repeatedly sexually assaulted two of the young players he once mentored, including retired NHL superstar Theoren Fleury.
TORONTO — The discovery that former NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard’s brain shows signs of a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated head trauma is further evidence that a major cultural shift in the game is needed to protect players’ health, a brain injury expert says.
NEW YORK—Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck entered the season as the overwhelming favourite to win the Heisman Trophy.
He will head to New York for the presentation of college football’s most famous player of the year award having relinquished front-runner status to another quarterback—one known as RG3.