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NFL Star Michael Bennett Indicted on Felony Charge Over Injury to Elderly Paraplegic Woman at Super Bowl 51

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett was accused Friday in an indictment of rushing onto the field at last year’s Super Bowl and injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman working as a security guard, Texas prosecutors said Friday. A Houston grand... Continue Reading →


Minor League Baseball Players to Lose Minimum Wage Protection

Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season were stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation signed Friday. The “Save America’s Pastime Act” is included on page... Continue Reading →

Ex-Steelers Doctor To Serve 10 Years For Dealing Opioids, Steroids

Former Pittsburgh Steelers physician Richard Rydze has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally distributing anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and opioid painkillers. U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti also sentenced Rydze to pay $32,390 in restitution and... Continue Reading →

Johnny ‘Football’ Manziel Impresses in Workout With College Receivers

Count 13 NFL clubs as witnesses to ComebackSZN. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel participated in the University of San Diego's pro day Thursday with scouts from at least 13 NFL teams in attendance, according to ESPN's Eric D. Williams. Watching USD's pro day were... Continue Reading →

Austin Hatch, Former Michigan Basketball Player Who Survived 2 Tragic Plane Crashes, is Student Coach in Sweet 16

Austin Hatch finished high school less than two miles from Staples Center, playing basketball at Loyola High and golfing throughout the warm California winter four years ago. But he mostly spent his one year in Los Angeles simply learning how... Continue Reading →

23-Year-Old Michigan Basketball Player, Who Learned to Walk and Talk Again After Surviving 2 Plane Crashes That Killed All of His Immediate Family, is Headed to the Sweet Sixteen as a Student Assistant Coach

He survived two plane crashes that killed his immediate family, learned how to walk again after being in a coma, and now Austin Hatch is going to the Sweet Sixteen. It is a dream come true for the former University... Continue Reading →

Theologian Dan Doriani Says Football Is ‘In Conflict With God’s Law and Character’

Football, America's national pastime and most-lucrative professional sport, is "in conflict with God's law and character" because of the damage it inflicts on those who play the game, says theologian Dan Doriani who thinks the game should be retired. Doriani, who is vice president... Continue Reading →

Loyola-Chicago Team Chaplain, 98-Y-O Nun Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, Inspires Team’s Unlikely Run to NCAA Sweet 16

Loyola-Chicago's first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance since 1985 is being credited to its chaplain — a 98-year-old, basketball-loving nun who prays for the Ramblers. "The way she prayed just stuck out," Loyola-Chicago's Clayton Custer says in an interview with ESPN, recalling how he... Continue Reading →

Penny Hardaway Agrees to Coach Memphis Tigers

Former Memphis star Penny Hardaway has agreed to a deal to become the next Tigers men's basketball coach, and a news conference is expected on Tuesday, sources told ESPN. Hardaway, who starred at the school in the early 1990s, will... Continue Reading →

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