Syracuse to retire No. 72 worn by former star Tim Green
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The No. 72 worn by former Syracuse defensive lineman Tim Green will be retired at halftime of next season's home opener against defending national champion Clemson.
Green, the Orange's career sacks leader with 45.5, will join a short list of former players who have had their numbers retired, including Larry Csonka, John Mackey, Donovan McNabb, Don McPherson, Joe Morris, and running backs Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little.
NFL Legends Community offers ex-players valuable resources
ATLANTA (AP) — Sammy Baugh, Otto Graham and Joe Montana were the first names that came up during a random online search for "NFL legends." Jim Brown and Lawrence Taylor popped up following a quick scroll down the page.
For Troy Vincent, the league's executive vice president of football operations and a five-time Pro Bowl cornerback from 1999-2003, every player who ever put on a uniform is a legend.
No. 19 Syracuse finishes surprising season by beating BC
BOSTON (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers was watching Eric Dungey in practice this week when he realized his quarterback didn't look like a guy who had an injury.
"He did something that was really, really natural," Babers said. "All the hair stood up on my arm because right then I knew we had a chance to win."
Dungey threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three more scores on Saturday, leading No. 19 Syracuse to a 42-21 victory over Boston College.
Trump praises Tiger Woods, Jim Brown for supporting him
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday praised two African-American athletes after they recently defended him in public.
Trump's public praise comes amid his continued disapproval of NFL players, most of them African-American, who kneel during the national anthem to protest police treatment of black men. It also follows his recent criticism of NBA star LeBron James.
Tiger Woods, a friend and sometime golf partner of Trump, called Sunday for respect for the office of the president.
Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.
The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting to sign Peterson and De'Veon Smith.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change.
However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem.
The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in retirement, said Tuesday night that he respects players' rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Rock bottom: Browns drop to new depths after 0-16 season
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — When Hue Jackson was hired less than two years ago, he was greeted in the lobby of the Browns' headquarters by cheering team employees.
They beamed and clapped while shaking hands with their new hero, this offensive mastermind and quarterback guru. Finally, they thought, here was the coach who would restore glory to a franchise that once symbolized NFL greatness.
Jackson was supposed to fix things. They've only grown worse.
Jim Brown Cleveland Browns jersey auctioned for $78,000
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cleveland Browns jersey worn by Jim Brown has sold at auction for $78,000.
The jersey, sold via New Jersey-based Robert Edward Auctions, was among 2,780 items that sold with proceeds topping $10 million. It is estimated to be from 1962-63.
Emmitt Smith is nowhere on the list, but Barry Sanders is — a rare win for Detroit in these type of national lists.
GQ this week came out with a special issue, listing the 50 greatest living athletes, and Sanders, the legendary Lions running back, was among the group, while Smith, his peer with the Dallas Cowboys, didn't make the cut.
AFL star ‘Cookie’ Gilchrist selected to Bills’ Wall of Fame
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist is getting his place on the Buffalo Bills' Wall of Fame in a nod to the franchise's American Football League heyday.
Gilchrist, who died at the age of 75 in January 2011, will become the 31st member added to the wall ringing New Era Field during Buffalo's home against Oakland on Oct. 29.
There has been nothing coming out of Jim Brown’s mouth worth paying attention to for quite some time now, so his latest misguided ramblings about Colin Kaepernick are of no surprise and less significance.
Perfect 10: Browns’ Thomas picked for 10th straight Pro Bowl
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Thomas has finally given the Cleveland Browns something to celebrate during a ghastly season.
One of the game's elite left offensive tackles, Thomas was selected to his 10th consecutive Pro Bowl on Tuesday night, becoming just the fifth player in NFL history to be selected 10 straight times to open a career.
LeBron James to join Clinton on Sunday in battleground Ohio
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is showing some athletic star power besides the support of musicians such as Jay Z, Beyonce and Katy Perry.
NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers' championship hero LeBron James will join her Sunday afternoon at a campaign event in Cleveland. The campaign says it will be at the downtown auditorium.
The vision started with an old film.
Earl Campbell, the University of Texas legend and most memorable Houston Oiler, knew that he wanted to play football for a living. But he didn't know how great he could become or who exactly he wanted to be on the field.
Then Ken Dabbs, who recruited for Texas icon Darrell Royal, gave Campbell a tape of a once-in-a-century NFL running back who had a lot of the young Campbell in him.
Frank Gore chasing down some of NFL’s best running backs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Frank Gore hears the list, he shakes his head.
Two weeks ago, he passed Thurman Thomas.
Last week, it was Franco Harris.
This week in London, the Indianapolis Colts' running back needs 88 yards to move past Marcus Allen, Edgerrin James, Marshall Faulk and Jim Brown on the league's career rushing list.
If Gore stays healthy and productive through the rest of this season, he just might catch Tony Dorsett and Eric Dickerson, too.
Browns unveil statue of Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown
CLEVELAND (AP) — For one more Sunday, Jim Brown felt the kind of emotional surge that made him an NFL legend.
The greatest player to wear a Cleveland Browns jersey, and in the conversation as the best in league history, Brown was immortalized as the team unveiled a bronze statue of the running back's likeness outside FirstEnergy Stadium.
Browns unveil statue of Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown 51 years after he retired.
One of the greatest players in NFL history, Brown has been immortalized with a sculpture outside the team's stadium. Brown retired at the peak of his career following the 1965 season to pursue an acting career. When he stepped away from the game at age 29, Brown was the leading rusher in league history with 12,312 yards.
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Football world reacts to Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit while the national anthem is being played in protest of what he considers police brutality has sparked strong reaction across the sports world. Here's what some current and former players and coaches have said about the controversy: