Category Archives: Local Sports

Vanderbilt’s Lee becomes SEC’s 1st woman athletic director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt’s announcement Wednesday, Lee now is among only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program. Daniel Diermeier, who takes over as…read more »

Brady’s Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

(AP)-Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year. Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he…read more »

NFL looks at adding “booth umpire” and tech adviser for refs

(Ap)- The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew. The league also is looking at other rules changes, including an alternative to the onside kick. NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday. Owners will vote on the proposals…read more »

NFLPA pres Tretter says “hurdles” remain before NFL’s return

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center JC Tretter is cautiously optimistic the NFL season — at least some version of it — will take place in 2020. He’s just not certain when it will start. The newly elected president of the NFL Players Association, Tretter said Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus outbreak has hatched so many…read more »

Rangers prefer new home over Arizona for 2nd spring training

The Texas Rangers would prefer to stay home in their new ballpark instead of returning to Arizona whenever it is time to get back to spring training. They still haven’t played a game, or even had an organized workout, in their $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof. Spring training has been on hold more…read more »

NCAA weighs moratorium amid push to offer fall sports

(AP)- The NCAA Division I Council is debating whether to let a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus expire at the end of the month as a growing number of college leaders express confidence that fall sports will be played in some form. NCAA spokeswoman Michelle Hosick said the topic was on the agenda for…read more »

NFL taking baby steps toward reopenings

The NFL is taking baby steps toward full reopenings for its teams. It has no other choice. No long throws downfield. Mostly halfback dives into the line. There are so many issues that must be addressed with the opening of team facilities across the nation. Just because a handful of clubs returned executives and other…read more »

TV production does its part in conservative return to golf

(AP)- Pressure wasn’t limited to a closest-to-the-pin contest for six skins worth $1.1 million that Rory McIlroy won to wrap up the TaylorMade Driving Relief exhibition. Imagine trying to produce the first live golf on TV in two months with only six cameras on the course, using a bonded cellular network to send images 250…read more »

Expanded Rooney Rule to require more interviews

The NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Reacting to a lack of diversity progress in hirings for those jobs, the league will require teams to interview at least two minority candidates from…read more »

Primetime: NASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Whenever Joey Logano doesn’t cross the finish line first at a NASCAR Cup Series race he says he tends to have the same thought: “Golly, I wish I could do that again.” The 2018 NASCAR champion and rest of the field will get to do it again: They will run the…read more »

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