Sports & Leisure 2017-04-24T09:49:15+00:00


What’s in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

NEW YORK — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the “Steel Curtain” or “America’s Team.” And the NFL has had more than its [...]

Panel: 90 percent of sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90 percent of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 [...]

Transfer, play right away? Don’t bank on it, NCAA cases show

A string of recent high-profile transfers gave the college football world the impression it was getting easier for players to switch schools and compete right away. The reality is much different, with the percentage of [...]

Tribes emerge as key players in debate over sports betting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos [...]

Complete games, shutouts nearly extinct in today’s baseball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The complete game is nearly completely gone from baseball. Shutouts are vanishing, too. The numbers are striking. Go back to 1978, and there were more than 1,000 complete games in [...]

Rowing combines great exercise with plenty of teambuilding opportunities

Though the activity is more athletic in nature than some of the staid, run-of-the-mill teambuilding exercises out there, sweep rowing on Griggs Reservoir ranks as one of the area’s most original options when it comes [...]