This year's draft heavy on size, light on glamour This year's NFL draft is heavy on size and light on glamour. There's no high-profile quarterback destined to go No. 1 and instantly become the face of a downtrodden franchise. There's not even a running back or wide receiver worthy of the top overall pick, someone with the kind of swagger that wins over fans weary of losing. More
Packers ink Matthews to lucrative long-term deal Clay Matthews has signed a long-term extension with the Packers, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the five-year, $66 million deal will make Matthews the NFL’s highest paid linebacker. Matthews, a four-time Pro Bowl pick, was scheduled to make $3.73 million in the final year of his contract, but he was expected to receive an offer valued around $13 million per year, similar to the NFL’s highest-paid linebacker, the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware. More
Sources: Verlander gets record $180M deal Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million, according to sources. Verlander's deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million, sources said. More
Get Ready for Extra-Insane Super Bowl Week - Times Union They are expected to hire defensive ... Steve Spagnuolo, Defensive Coordinator, Giants: The Giants are hitting ... The 2006 Rams, who still had ... 01/26/2015 - 11:50 am | View Link
Lupica: This time, Jets fans gotta give Woody his due - New York Daily News ... to hire the people he wanted to hire ... Steve Spagnuolo, a tremendous football man, came back to the Giants ... He didn’t with the Rams. 01/18/2015 - 4:51 am | View Link
Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Caught Up, Pumped Up for Super Bowl XLIX Did you check out of the NFL for a week in preparation for the Super Bowl hoopla? Have you turned off all media to avoid Deflategate? Need to get caught up on coaching changes, Senior Bowl news and other pertinent bits of NFL information? Looking for a remedy to Deflategate? This week's Hangover is your catch-up show. It sets the stage for the Super Bowl while rounding up some coaching and ... 01/26/2015 - 7:47 am | View Link
Odd man out: 'Bottled up' Pepper Johnson waits for coordinator opportunity Former Giants linebacker Pepper Johnson has five Super Bowls as a player and coach, but he's still waiting on a defensive coordinator job. 01/16/2015 - 1:02 pm | View Link
Giants Officially Hire Steve Spagnuolo To Be Defensive Coordinator Spagnuolo was the Giants’ defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. He was the architect of the defense that stopped Tom Brady and the Patriots’ dream of a 19-0 season in Super Bowl XLII. 01/15/2015 - 11:59 pm | View Link
Steve Spagnuolo to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction Steve Spagnuolo spent two seasons as the New York Giants defense coordinator from 2007-08. Now, he'll be returning to fill the same role once again with the team. The team announced the hiring on Twitter: Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported initially the hire: Spagnuolo's defense was the major factor in the New York Giants upset of the previously undefeated New England Patriots ... 01/15/2015 - 5:45 pm | View Link
Steve Spagnuolo hired as Giants defensive coordinator Spagnuolo won a Super Bowl as the Giants' DC in 2007. Can he help turn them around again? Steve Spagnuolo is once again running the defense for the New York Giants . The veteran coach, who served as Tom Couglin's defensive coordinator during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, has been hired back into that same role, the team announced Thursday . The Giants also announced that former Rams defensive ... 01/15/2015 - 4:40 pm | View Link
Rams' Spagnuolo says he'll take it slow LOUIS -- At the start of the St. Louis Rams' coaching search, Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was not really on the list ... "He was very straightforward, and I think he's going to be a great hire for us. I think he's going to get this ... 01/19/2009 - 4:37 am | View Link
Rams hire Giants' Spagnuolo as coach The St. Louis Rams and Steve Spagnuolo agreed yesterday on a four-year contract to make the New York Giants' defensive coordinator their coach. The team said in a release that Spagnuolo would be introduced at a news conference tomorrow. The St. Louis Post ... 01/17/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
N.F.L. ROUNDUP; Rams Name Coach; Hire Spagnuolo From Giants The Jets still need a head coach and the Giants now need a new defensive coordinator. All this is part of the current N.F.L. coaching shuffle that became more definitive Saturday, when the St. Louis Rams hired Steve Spagnuolo as their head coach. 01/17/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Rams hire Spagnuolo as head coach "He represented what we were looking for." Spagnuolo spent the last two seasons as the Giants' defensive coordinator, helping New York win the Super Bowl in 2008, after working as a defensive assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2006. 01/17/2009 - 9:53 am | View Link
Rams to hire Steve Spagnuolo as head coach General manager Billy Devaney confirmed to Sporting News on Saturday afternoon that the Rams and Spagnuolo, the former defensive coordinator of the Giants, have reached "an agreement in principle" on a four-year deal worth just under $12 million. 01/17/2009 - 7:01 am | View Link
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2009 St. Louis Rams season The 2009 St. Louis Rams season was the team’s 72nd season in the National Football League, and its 15th in St. Louis. Due to the Rams winning only against the ... 01/27/2015 - 2:00 am | View Website
Recent news on Sam Bradford Speaking at Tuesday's season-ending presser, Rams coach Jeff Fisher made it clear that Sam Bradford (ACL) will face competition in training camp. 01/27/2015 - 1:46 am | View Website
Tony Stewart has purchased the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, one of the oldest, traveling winged sprint car tours in the country.
Stewart has also reached a separate deal with Rob Hunter and Shane Helms, principals of the Renegade Sprint Series, that will merge both series together under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner beginning this year.
The acquisition is just the latest in Stewart's growing portfolio.
The three-time NASCAR champion also owns Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and fields two World of Outlaws cars out of Tony Stewart Racing.