Quote of the Day

"At the end of the day, the money you make, the people you meet, the experience you get from playing this game, I’ll take it against CTE."
-- Panthers WR Russell Shepard, on the benefits of playing in the NFL despite evidence this week of CTE in late players. (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/27)
Thursday July 27, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 227 Print This Issue

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  • A Time For Reflection

    Urschel previously said his passion for football outweighed the risk of CTE

    Ravens C John Urschel today "abruptly announced his retirement from football at the age of 26," and his decision was "linked to the results" of the study on CTE released earlier this week , according to a source cited by Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. Urschel "left the Ravens' facility before practice without making a statement." Urschel is "pursuing his doctorate" at MIT in the offseason, "focusing on spectral graph theory, numerical linear algebra and machine learning." He was "expected to compete for the Ravens' starting center job in training camp." In January, Urschel told HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" that his passion for playing football "outweighs the risks of suffering head trauma" ( ESPN.com, 7/27 ). ESPN's Adam Schefter ...

  • Serve It Up

    WTA, Perform Media launching new standalone OTT service.

  • Full-Court Press

    Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov could look to sell a controlling stake in the club.

  • Long Time Coming

    Pac-12 looks to improve football viewing experience by cutting down the length of the games.

  • Knight Rider

    Golden Knights name longtime NFL, MLB team exec Brian Killingsworth to CMO role.

  • Check Your Provider

    Blue Shield of California partners with AEG, NHL Kings.

  • No! Cubs! No!

    Chicago mayor slams the breaks on the Cubs' request for more night games.

  • Home Improvement

    NASCAR driver Paul Menard will take his family's store sponsorship to Wood Brothers Racing for '18.

  • A Horse With No Name

    Broncos president bemoans lack of new naming-rights deal.

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