Review: '80 for Brady' is a sports film fumble for the ages
Tom Brady has officially — and finally, he insists — retired from the National Football League. Based on his new movie “80 For Brady,” it's also time that he immediately retire from filmmaking. No one emerges with glory from this syrupy, undercooked story of four elderly friends who are determined to see Brady lead an astonishing come-from-behind win at the 2017 Super Bowl. A quartet of our finest actors — Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field— are sacrificed for cheap laughs and unearned poignancy.news.yahoo.com
‘I always kept the faith’: Jags fans rally outside stadium as players head to airport for trip to KC
Fans gathered along barriers Friday at TIAA Bank Field as Jaguars players left team meetings and a closed practice to head to the airport for their flight to Kansas City for Saturday’s AFC divisional round matchup.
City of Jacksonville, Jaguars to host send-off for team, playoff game watch party
The city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars will be hosting a send-off for the players on Friday as the team heads to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in a divisional-round matchup and then a watch party for the playoff game on Saturday.
Sports medicine specialist advocates for certain type of protective shirt
Damar Hamlin’s recovery is moving in “a positive direction” two days after the Buffalo Bills safety collapsed and went into cardiac arrest during a game Monday against the Cincinnati Bengals, the player’s marketing representative said Wednesday.
Cardiologist, head physician for Jaguars weigh in on Bills’ Damar Hamlin’s condition
The Buffalo Bills announced that the 24-year-old safety Damar Hamlin spent the night in intensive care and remained in critical condition a day after his heart stopped while making a tackle in the opening quarter of the Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
For first time ever, Valentine’s Day will be the day after the Super Bowl. How will this affect your plans?
Many have clamored for years to have the Monday after the Super Bowl be a national holiday so people can recover from parties attended to watch the big game. This might not have been what they had in mind.
How this pioneer made NFL history as the first Mexican Hall of Famer
Throughout the years, the National Football League has worked extensively to grow the game of football in Mexico -- from playing a regular-season game each year in Mexico City, to starting up more youth programs in the country to get kids involved from a young age.
Lung cancer is difficult to diagnose early, local expert says
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show radio host who battled stage 4 lung cancer, died Wednesday at ago 70. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer last February. Local oncologist Dr. Scot Ackerman said the sad thing about lung cancer is that it can be hard to diagnose early because the early symptoms of shortness of breath and cough can be attributed to many other ailments. “For him to have some shortness of breath, this wasn’t that unusual,” Ackerman said. Limbaugh was also a known smoker of cigars, which Ackerman said could have contributed to his lung cancer, depending on how much he smoked.
AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot
The National Football League said it will reconsider its donations but did not commit to suspending them. “We are re-evaluating our political giving policies through the Gridiron PAC,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the AP in a statement Wednesday. Others, like MLB, have postponed political giving to both political parties altogether. The Office of The Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee has donated $669,375 to Senate and House candidates since the 2016 election cycle, with 52.4% of that money going to Republican candidates, according to The Center for Responsive Politics. Since the 2016 election cycle, MLB has made contributions to two senators and nine representatives who were among those opposing certification of Biden's victory.
Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020
The NBA painted “Black Lives Matter” on the courts inside their Orlando, Florida, “bubble" and social justice messages were emblazoned on the backs of jerseys. Paul met with NBA players, and they decided awareness wasn’t enough anymore. “Black Lives Matter” also was featured prominently on the league’s courts. Wallace, the only full-time Black driver at the NASCAR national level, first began speaking out against racial injustice in America in the spring. His car featured a “Black Lives Matter” paint scheme.
NFL to prohibit in-person team activities Monday and Tuesday
All rights reserved)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The National Football League will prohibit in-person team activities on Nov. 30 and Dec 1. due to a surge of COVID-19 cases. The ban doesn’t include the Monday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. The move comes after the Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game was moved a second time to Tuesday night. Earlier in the week numerous Ravens players including Lamar Jackson tested positive. The league is also concerned about a number of players and staff members hosting out-of-town guests for Thanksgiving.
On this day: Nov. 16
Today is Monday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2020. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. In 1982, an agreement was announced in the 57th day of a strike by National Football League players. Rock musician Corey McCormick (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) is 44. Rock singer Siva Kaneswaran (The Wanted) is 32.
Supreme Court allows antitrust suit against NFL to proceed
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday an antitrust challenge can go forward to the way the National Football League sells the rights to telecasts of pro football games. The league's 32 teams pool the rights to telecast their games, negotiating packages with the major networks as well as the DirecTV satellite service. A lower court ruled that the NFL's contract with DirecTV may limit competition in violation of federal law. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that in rejecting the NFL's appeal at this early stage of the lawsuit, the high court was not necessarily endorsing the claims. If the defendants do not prevail at summary judgment or at trial, they may raise those legal arguments again” in a new appeal to the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh wrote.
Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the Cleveland Browns NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings as long as state and local municipalities allow them. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)NEW YORK NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encourages them to peacefully protest. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. Without black players, there would be no National Football League.
The Latest: Australians draw parallels to inequality in U.S.
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:TOP OF THE HOUR: Australians rally, draw parallels to inequality in U.S. Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. Protesters in South Korea condemn what they described as U.S. police brutality toward demonstrators. ___CANBERRA, Australia -- Thousands gathered in Australias capital on Friday to remind citizens that the racial inequality underscored by George Floyds death was not unique to the United States. ___NEW YORK -- Protesters stayed on the streets of New York City after curfew for another day Thursday, spurred by the death of George Floyd. ___WASHINGTON Protests in the nations capital over George Floyds death broke up before dark Thursday as a heavy rain began to fall.
Domino's is losing the pizza wars on Wall Street
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesANN ARBOR, Mich. - It wasn't that long ago that Domino's was the darling of the pizza industry. Papa John's has started to use the popular ex-NBA star Shaquiile O'Neal, who now serves on the company's board, as the face of its new ad campaign. But Pizza Hut has partnered with GrubHub while Papa John's has a deal with DoorDash. The competition is hurting Domino's stock -- and lifting its rivals. is up nearly 25% and Papa John's has soared more than 35%.
3 things to watch for this NFL Sunday
OliverCardall/Pixabay(CNN) - For many NFL teams, their hopes of making the playoffs have already been dashed. Going into the third NFL Sunday of the season, teams will look to capitalize on early momentum, correct miscues that have exposed weaknesses or start planning for the 2020 Draft. Relatively unknown backups are taking the fieldThe season started with a bombshell when Andrew Luck, the top pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, unexpectedly retired from football. The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated. WATCH: Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at 1 pm ET on FOXThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Pizza Hut is making a comeback
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - Pizza Hut had struggled to compete against Domino's and Papa John's for the past few years. Pizza Hut also is launching an interactive game called "Hut Hut Win" that will give customers a chance to win NFL merchandise and free food. Pizza Hut is also stepping up its digital game with leading apps on Apple's iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. But even without any plant-based products on the horizon just yet, Pizza Hut is still enjoying a solid comeback. "The second quarter, globally, was one of the best for Pizza Hut in a long time.