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NFL draft: Why Andrew Luck’s rookie salary has shrunk

This Year, the St. Louis Rams selected Oklahoma quarterback Mike Bradford first overall within the National football league draft. The next summer time, he signed a six-year, $78 million deal that incorporated $50 million in guaranteed bonus money, all before playing just one lower within the National football league. Laced with performance-based incentives that capped out in a potential $86 million payout, it had been the wealthiest rookie contract within the good reputation for the National football league. Also it most likely ... more→

On Pro Football: Giants’ Defense Delivers in Playoffs Again

Sometimes it is most obvious in body language. Aaron Rodgers’s shoulders drooped. He put his hands on his hips and kicked at the dirt. His head turned from side to side, as if he were looking for something — because something was definitely missing. His stride shortened, and his walk back to the sideline took longer with each trip to the bench. This is what the Giants’ defense — at least the Giants’ postseason defense in 2012 and 2008 — can do to elite quarterbacks ... more→

Muhammad Ali Gets 70th Birthday Bash

At 70, Muhammad Ali is "still the greatest" to friends and admirers worldwide. The boxing champ basked in chants of "Ali! Ali!" as hundreds of supporters cheered him on Saturday night with a hearty rendering of "Happy Birthday" during his 70th birthday celebration in his Kentucky hometown. Never mind that Ali actually turns 70 years old on Tuesday: the private party in his hometown is the first of five planned in the next few months. As party-goers mingled in a lobby of the Muhammad Ali Center before ... more→

N.F.L. Faces Retired Players in a High-Stakes Legal Battle

More than a dozen suits, filed since July on behalf of more than 120 retired players and their wives, say that the N.F.L. and in some cases helmet manufacturers deliberately concealed information about the neurological effects of repeated hits to the head. Several suits also say that even if the league did not know about the potential impact of brain trauma sustained on the field, it should have known. Taken together, the suits filed in courts across the country amount to a multifront legal challenge ... more→

Tony La Russa retires after Series win

ST. LOUIS - Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers. "I think this just feels like it's time to end it," the 67-year-old La Russa said at a news conference at Busch Stadium. The World Series win over Texas was the third of La Russa's 33-year career. The manager guided the Cardinals to the championship despite being 10 1/2 games behind Atlanta on Aug. 25 for the final ... more→