All three of Michael Vick’s alleged cohorts in a dogfighting enterprise now appear ready to testify against him if the Atlanta Falcons quarterback goes to trial. One defendant previously changed his plea to guilty, and the two others were set to enter plea agreements in federal court Friday and cooperate in the government’s case against Vick.
Those few Kansas City fans who booed Trent Green in the first quarter Thursday were probably ready to beg him to come back in the fourth. Green looked sharp in his first appearance in Arrowhead Stadium since insisting on a trade to Miami during the offseason. The Chiefs, on the other hand, mostly looked lifeless for the second straight week while trying to find a new quarterback and limp along…
Wide receiver Robert Ferguson’s injury-marred career with the Green Bay Packers is over, coach Mike McCarthy said after practice Thursday night. He said the team has decided to cut ties with the seven-year veteran, although he didn’t say how that would be accomplished. Ferguson, a second-round selection of the Packers in the 2001 draft, wasn’t on the practice field for the second of Thursday’s two…
The New York Giants and Jets closed deals Thursday for $1.3 billion in financing for a new stadium the NFL clubs are teaming to build. “This represents another step forward in the completion of this exciting project,” said Alice McGillion, a spokeswoman for New Meadowlands Stadium Corp. Each team completed separate $650 million financing deals.
Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy isn’t saying much about the betting scandal that brought him down and rocked the league, but he is saying sorry. “I’m very sorry about what happened,” Donaghy told the Daily News on Thursday outside his home in Bradenton, Fla. “This is an ongoing case — I can’t say anything else,” he added.
Rick Tocchet will likely walk away without jail time when he’s sentenced for running an illegal sports gambling ring, despite international headlines linking the case to professional hockey’s biggest star. Tocchet could get up to five years in state prison Friday for promoting gambling and conspiracy, charges to which he pleaded guilty in May.
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Once Terrell Owens finally got to practice Thursday morning, it didn’t take long before the Cowboys receiver was again going head-to-head in drills against Champ Bailey and Dre’ Bly. Dallas and the Denver Broncos practiced against each other four times in two days. In three of the sessions, T.O. got to work against the Broncos cornerback duo of Bailey, the seven-time Pro Bowler, and the always…
The New England Patriots released 11-year veteran punter Josh Miller on Thursday, leaving the team with two punters in camp, neither of whom has appeared in a regular-season NFL game. The 37-year-old Miller played his first eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before signing a free agent contract with the Patriots in March 2004.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced in May that he was cutting ties with Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI), the team that was started by his father.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not be taking his familiar No. 8 with him to Hendrick Motorsports next season.
With a bright-eyed smile stretched across his rosy face, Jason Giambi bounced around the field during batting practice and posed for photos with fans. The New York Yankees slugger had plenty to be happy about Thursday. Giambi escaped punishment from commissioner Bud Selig because of his charitable work and cooperation with baseball’s steroids investigator.