Tom Brady was suspended for his role in using underinflated footballs in the Patriots' victory over the Colts in the AFC title game.
NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday. The New England Patriots’ star quarterback was suspended by NFL executive Troy Vincent in May following a league-sanctioned investigation by Ted Wells.
After working out at the Randy Moss Academy over the past month with the likes of Josh McCown and Josh Gordon, Terrelle Pryor is confident that he can become an elite receiver for the Cleveland Browns. “I believe I can do this,” the former Ohio State quarterback told Northeast Ohio Media Group in a phone interview.
Isaiah Pryor caught the latest big wave in major college football on Monday. He committed to Ohio State for the recruiting class of 2017. Just like the 2016 class that has 19 members, the 2017 class — already 10 members strong — is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to Rivals and 247Sports. Coach Urban Meyer and his staff, with the Buckeyes just over a month away from beginning defense of their national championship, are on a recruiting roll, and Pryor, a safety from Lawrenceville, Ga., wants to be a part of it.
Isaiah Pryor, a safety from Georgia who is considered by rivals.com to be the 57th overall prospect nationally for the 2017 recruiting cycle, committed to Ohio State on Monday. “I’ve been knowing about Ohio State for a long time, and being able to go up there a few times and see the facility, I got a good feel for it, the coaches and the players,” Pryor said by phone to The Dispatch. “I really like the place and I just want to play there.”
The Cleveland Indians traded veteran outfielder David Murphy to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday for minor-league shortstop Eric Stamets, a former standout at Dublin Scioto. The trade was announced during the Indians’ 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field.
ST. LOUIS — If that was Mike Leake’s final turn in the rotation with the Cincinnati Reds, he ended with a flourish. Leake (9-5), the subject of trade rumors, allowed four hits in eight innings to win his fourth straight start. He allowed two earned runs in his past 30 innings for a 0.60 ERA.
Two of Major League Soccer’s assist leaders have been called into tonight’s All-Star game. Crew SC midfielder Ethan Finlay and defender Waylon Francis were part of five late additions to the All-Star team, which will face English club Tottenham Hotspur at 9 tonight at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Kei Kamara is having a breakout season as the focal point of coach Gregg Berhalter’s system in his second tour with the Crew.
It was during the early days of summer on a nondescript day of practice that Kei Kamara showed the latest evidence of his growing maturity. On the field at the EAS Training Center in Obetz, Kamara was catching a breather alongside Crew SC teammate Kevan George. Kamara was on his way to the first Major League Soccer All-Star appearance of his career while George was in the early part of his fourth season as a holding midfielder who has provided the team more depth than game action.
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We thought Ohio State football had moved on from "The Chase" to "The Grind." Now, however, it looks like the Buckeyes are still milking their national title season for all its worth.
At least, there's one more dairy-infused honor coming the way of the Scarlet and Gray: Their championship trophy and their head coach are being memorialized in butter for display at the Ohio State Fair.
"It kind of takes your breath away," coach Urban Meyer honestly said.
Despite his numerous accolades and trophies, being saluted in 2,000 pounds of butter certainly is a unique honor for Meyer, albeit one he shares with past butter sculpture subjects Jack Nicklaus and Dave Thomas.
For their part, The American Dairy Association Mideast said they are proud to recognize such a legen-dairy figure, even if there is some irony in paying tribute to a man who has never given just a 2 percent effort.