Stephen Darby retires from football with motor Neurone disease

Stephen Darby retires from football with motor Neurone disease

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Darby forced to retire with motor neurone disease just months after marrying England women’s captain Steph Houghton Stephen Darby, 29, began his career at Liverpool before joining Bradford After making 236 appearances at Valley Parade, the defender moved…

Ryan Fitzpatrick is taking Jameis Winston’s job in style

Ryan Fitzpatrick is taking Jameis Winston’s job in style

All hail the man of Harvard. Ryan Fitzpatrick stole the show Sunday afternoon, first with a pair of 75-yard touchdown strikes in a 27-21 victory over the Super Bowl-champions Eagles in Tampa, and then again in the press conference. He was recognizable…

Bills quitter’s last act was slapping his teammates in the face

Bills quitter’s last act was slapping his teammates in the face

Vontae Davis was a solid player in his 10 NFL seasons. The former 2009 first-round draft pick made two Pro Bowls at cornerback and recorded 22 career interceptions. Those accomplishments, though, will forever be tarnished by what he pulled on Sunday during…

Giants offense implodes in disastrous loss to Cowboys

Giants offense implodes in disastrous loss to Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas — Midway through the second quarter Sunday night, Eli Manning was leading the Giants in rushing. This meant Manning either underwent surgery to replace his 37-year-old legs with those of a much younger man or something was dreadfully wrong with…

Bills cornerback leaves and retires in middle of game

Bills cornerback leaves and retires in middle of game

In addition to a sense of respectability and two games, the Bills appear also to have lost a longtime defensive back. Vontae Davis, a two-time Pro Bowler who had been playing his first season in Buffalo after nine years with Miami and…

Why the Browns decided to release Josh Gordon

Why the Browns decided to release Josh Gordon

Troubled receiver Josh Gordon, who will be released by the Browns on Monday, showed up late to the team’s facility Saturday morning and was “not himself,” league sources said in a report by cleveland.com. Gordon, who has a long history of substance…

Browns to release former Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon

Browns to release former Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns have informed wide receiver Josh Gordon that they plan to release him on Monday, the team announced Saturday, bringing an end to his turbulent run with the team. Gordon showed up late to the team's facility on Saturday, and…

It’s up to Eli Manning to restore pride in the Giants name

It’s up to Eli Manning to restore pride in the Giants name

There are photos of Hall of Fame Giants everywhere inside the Quest Diagnostics Center at 1925 Giants Drive, from Wellington Mara to Bill Parcells to Harry Carson to Lawrence Taylor to Michael Strahan, and there are four Lombardi Trophies in the glass…

Giants lineman has nothing but praise for ex-mate Sam Darnold

Giants lineman has nothing but praise for ex-mate Sam Darnold

As he checked out the highlights of the Jets’ season-opening win at Detroit, Giants offensive tackle Chad Wheeler saw something quite familiar. He saw Sam Darnold running and throwing and doing things an elite quarterback does and told himself he had seen…

Stunning season opener has set bar very high for Jets defense

Stunning season opener has set bar very high for Jets defense

For an opener, the Jets drew rave reviews. The encore? Their defense believes a return home will bring even stronger performances against the Dolphins in Week 2. “Our mission this week is to step it up,” cornerback Morris Claiborne said by his…

Rallying Giants: Our stud pick is ‘better’ than Jets’

Rallying Giants: Our stud pick is ‘better’ than Jets’

Sam Darnold was the talk of the town after his eye-opening debut Monday night in Detroit. The Giants passed on Darnold with the second overall pick of the draft because they loved Saquon Barkley more. So don’t expect the New York Football…

Patriots’ wide receiver search gets weird

Patriots’ wide receiver search gets weird

And the wide receiver carousel keeps spinning in New England. On Tuesday, the Patriots signed Corey Coleman to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network. The Patriots also signed former Bronco Bennie Fowler, a day after releasing practice-squad receivers Riley McCarron and Chad…

Giants’ big-money lineman won’t hide from that awful start

Giants’ big-money lineman won’t hide from that awful start

Ereck Flowers wasn’t the only offensive tackle in blue who had issues Sunday afternoon. Nate Solder, the Giants’ big offseason addition, wasn’t at his best, either. “No, I wasn’t happy with my own performance and I need to improve for sure,” Solder…

Giants and Cowboys face much more than a rivalry game

Giants and Cowboys face much more than a rivalry game

Funny how things work out, you know? For six years Giants fans rolled their eyes whenever the schedule came out because in five of those years — including the past three — the first opponent on the schedule was the Cowboys. Four…

Joe Namath is all-in on Sam Darnold

Joe Namath is all-in on Sam Darnold

DETROIT — He wasn’t going to miss this one, the start of the Sam Darnold era. No sir, no way, he was going to be glued to his television set in his Florida home when Sam Darnold took his first baby steps…

Bills have epic blunder on their hands, especially at QB

Bills have epic blunder on their hands, especially at QB

BALTIMORE – There was nothing in the way of answers coming from Sean McDermott Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of a 47-3 shellacking at the hands of the eminently mediocre Baltimore Ravens. Perhaps his mind was waterlogged after standing in the pouring…

The Giants’ most frustrating player got exposed — again

The Giants’ most frustrating player got exposed — again

From the “you-can’t-make-this-up” department: On the Giants’ first offensive play of the season … Ereck Flowers was called for a tripping penalty. On the Giants’ third 2018 offensive play from scrimmage … Flowers was called for a holding penalty that took place…

Jets O-lineman put in the work and has shot at breakout season

Jets O-lineman put in the work and has shot at breakout season

Kelvin Beachum knew Brandon Shell was getting serious about his NFL career when he learned the offensive tackle had traveled to Dallas to train and spend time with fellow Jets guard Brian Winters and later visited with veteran Jaguars offensive tackle Jermey…

This is exactly what Nike was thinking on Colin Kaepernick ad

This is exactly what Nike was thinking on Colin Kaepernick ad

Talk of Nike Inc. sales taking a hit from the company’s decision to put ex–NFL player Colin Kaepernick at the center of its latest “Just Do It” campaign is looking overblown, based on data from a Silicon Valley digital commerce research company….