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Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

More Sports / Football Apr 6, 2020

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago. He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players. With the flurry of pro days canceled because of the new coronavirus, the Hall of Fame executive who constructed multiple Super Bowl teams during ...

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

Football Apr 6, 2020

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

Bobby Mitchell, the speedy NFL offensive star of the late 1950s and 1960s who became the Washington Redskins' first black player on the way to a Hall of Fame career, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins ...

Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73 after COVID-19 complications

Football Apr 6, 2020

Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73 after COVID-19 complications

Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate first reported Dempsey's death. Ashley Dempsey said Sunday ...

World champion swimmer Adam Peaty adjusts to life with no pool

Swimming Apr 5, 2020

World champion swimmer Adam Peaty adjusts to life with no pool

Cyclists and rowers can stay in top shape in their personal gyms even during the coronavirus shutdown, but Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty has to make do with no pool. Britain's Peaty, an eight-time world champion, would have been preparing for the Tokyo Games had ...

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