| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:18 PM
After holding six conferences with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon on athletic concussions from 1995 to 2008 I have called them a ticking time bomb and undiagnosed health epidemic.
I had a crisis of conscience in representing hundreds of NFL players...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:40 PM
John Madden returned the call Saturday morning. He was at a game, naturally, watching his 12-year-old grandson play flag football.
It was refreshing to hear Madden's familiar voice talking football, particularly after the NFL's most turmoil-filled few...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:47 PM
As Panthers rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad dug the puck out of the corner during a half-ice drill during the first prospects practice Friday morning at the team facility, all eyes were on him, particularly an interested set owned by NHL legend Denis...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
High-end residential real estate in New York City is nothing if not cutthroat, so it's really no surprise that within a week of silver screen legend Lauren Bacall's Aug. 12 passing, speculation regarding the fate of her high-floor apartment in New York...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:29 AM
1. Joe Philbin struck up a friendly relationship with Hall of Fame coach John Madden from their being on the NFL rules sub-committee together. So after a tough loss last year (he's not sure which one), Philbin called Madden with two questions. The first:...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Los Angeles and Chicago have a short but intense playoff relationship, with the Kings and Blackhawks set to play Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference final at 2 p.m. PDT Saturday.
A quick primer.
Lakers vs. Bulls
The Lakers won NBA playoff series...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson, one-half of the legendary "Mark and Brian" radio team, are back again this season with "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam".
Each Tuesday, you’ll hear post-game...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:10 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Chip Kelly's star receiver at the University of New Hampshire had a standard comeback when a defensive player talked trash.
Recalled record-breaking pass catcher David Ball: "Whenever they would chirp, the only thing I would say...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Quarterbacks are the most protected players in the NFL. The league revolves around them.
Running backs are the least protected players. Even helmet-to-helmet hits are legal against them.
In a read-option offense, a scheme rapidly gaining popularity in...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?"
Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:21 PM
RENTON, Wash. — One side has five Super Bowl rings, six most-valuable-player awards, 35 Pro Bowls and 62 postseason starts.
On the other, the boundless promise of what might be.
There are eight remaining quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs, and...