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
New Orleans Saints interview former Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo to coach defense A one-time defensive coordinator with the New York Giants, Spagnuolo, 52, was dismissed as the Rams coach ... the only coaching position in a state of flux for New Orleans. He must hire a receivers coach to replace Curtis Johnson, who took the head ... 01/18/2012 - 10:00 pm | View Link
Spagnuolo could return to Eagles if fired by Rams: report Spagnuolo left Philadelphia to become the Giants defensive coordinator ... and agent sources as saying Smith will end his association with Turner to instead hire ESPN analyst Jon Gruden as his head coach should he be hired as Rams general manager. 12/27/2011 - 3:25 am | View Link
Same stadium, vastly different job for first-year St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo On the visitors' bench sat Spagnuolo's 72-year-old father, Robert, as well as Steve's sister, Robyn, and her husband. "Why couldn't the Giants hire my son as head coach?" Robert said with a wry smile. They couldn't because their coach -- Tom Coughlin ... 08/14/2009 - 12:30 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
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
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LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who was abused on social media for tweeting his support for Scottish independence last week, was disappointed over the matter but did not "regret giving an opinion" he told the BBC on Tuesday.
GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Former world number one Lee Westwood will be appearing in his ninth successive Ryder Cup contest this week and says the European team is as powerful as any of the other eight he has been involved with.
GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Pictures and quotes of Seve Ballesteros are dotted around this week's Ryder Cup venue and ensure he remains a galvanizing influence on Europe's team three years after his death, said Thomas Bjorn.