American Football

Erich Barnes, Star Defensive Back for the 1960s Giants, Dies at 86

Erich Barnes, the hard-hitting, speedy cornerback who helped propel the Giants to three consecutive NFL championship games in the early 1960s, died on Friday in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY He was 86. His death, in a hospital, was announced by the Giants, who said it came after a long illness but did not provide additional details. Playing …

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What Happens in Vegas Requires No Further Security, NFL Says

LAS VEGAS – In the last six months, at least five NFL players have been arrested in this draft city widely known as a party and tourism capital. Yet despite the cases and challenges that come with having a team and major events in a freewheeling destination known for its ritzy nightclubs, loose open-container laws …

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The USFL Tests Football Tech. The NFL Could Adopt It.

The new United States Football League, which debuted last weekend, is betting that fans want more pro football in the lull before the NFL season begins. To win that bet, the league is experimenting with technology to make games move quickly, make officiating as accurate as possible, improve player performance and safety tracking and enhance …

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What Brady, Rodgers and Wilson’s Choices Could Mean for the NFL 2022 Season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ website on Monday morning said it all. “Tom Brady is Back!” it read in bold black letters. “Join the Waitlist for 2022 Season Tickets.” The headline, of course, referred to Brady’s decision to unretire. Less than two months after he ended his 22-season NFL career, Brady, 44, reversed course Sunday night …

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Concussions Doctor Under Scrutiny in Plagiarism Scandal

For more than two decades, Paul McCrory has been the world’s foremost doctor shaping the concussion protocols that are used by sports leagues and organizations globally. As the leader of the Concussion in Sport Group, McCrory helped choose the members of the international group and write its quadrennial consensus statement on the latest research on …

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