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Age no obstacle as Wakisaka chases dream

Jun 19, 2015

Age no obstacle as Wakisaka chases dream


Four years before Japan midfielder Homare Sawa became the first player in soccer to appear in six consecutive World Cups, Yasuo Wakisaka was the only player to participate in all four world championships of another version of football, American football that is. Now the ...

Jun 18, 2015

Late NFL writer Goldberg named McCann Award winner

Dave Goldberg, who covered the NFL for The Associated Press for 25 years, has posthumously been given the Dick McCann Award for his distinguished work. Goldberg, who spent 41 years at the AP and passed away on Feb. 8 from complications following hip surgery, ...

Jun 18, 2015

Packers legend Starr has stem cell procedure

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is participating in a clinical trial using stem cells as a possible treatment for strokes. Starr suffered two strokes and a mild heart attack last September. His family said Wednesday in a statement released by ...

Jun 15, 2015

JAFA announces squad for worlds

Defensive lineman Yasuo Wakisaka made Japan’s national team for the fifth consecutive time as the Japan American Football Association announced its 45-player roster for the fifth World Championship of American football next month. The 46-year-old Wakisaka, the only player in the world to take ...

Jun 13, 2015

Sam leaves Alouettes camp for personal reasons

Michael Sam has left the Montreal Alouettes training camp for personal reasons. The CFL team said the rookie defensive end has been given special permission to return home to Texas. “With all due respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain ...

Jun 13, 2015

Patriots acquire veteran QB Flynn

The New England Patriots have signed Matt Flynn to shore up the quarterback position with Tom Brady facing a four-game suspension. That suspension could be reduced after Brady’s hearing with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on June 23, but Flynn provides depth at a spot ...

Jun 10, 2015

Thomas, Smith miss Broncos minicamp

As expected, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and defensive end Antonio Smith were absent from Denver’s mandatory minicamp Tuesday. Thomas is boycotting the Broncos’ offseason program after the team placed its $12.8 million franchise tag on him. He’s not subject to a fine because ...

Jun 9, 2015

Patriots cut troubled LB Spikes

The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended. While ...

Hits keep coming for 49ers: Davis latest player to retire

Jun 6, 2015

Hits keep coming for 49ers: Davis latest player to retire

Right tackle Anthony Davis announced his retirement from the San Francisco 49ers in yet another shocking loss for the team this offseason, and it was unclear whether the decision stemmed from his difficulties with a concussion last year. The 25-year-old Davis informed the team ...