NFL to honor John Madden on Thanksgiving broadcastsNovember 11, 2022 GMT
From awarding victory turkey legs to the star players to being the voice on the NFL's biggest Thanksgiving Day games for years, John Madden was synonymous with the holiday he so adored.
The NFL is making that a lasting tribute by honoring the late broadcaster by launching the “John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration” to begin on the first Thanksgiving following his death last December.
Ray Guy, first Pro Football Hall of Fame punter, dies at 72November 3, 2022 GMT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ray Guy, the first punter to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Thursday. He was 72.
Southern Mississippi, where Guy starred before becoming the first punter ever taken in the first round of the NFL draft, said he died following a lengthy illness.
Innovative coach Don Coryell picked as HOF finalistAugust 24, 2022 GMT
Innovative offensive coach Don Coryell, who helped usher in the modern passing game to the NFL, was picked as a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2023.
The former Chargers and Cardinals coach was announced Wednesday as the candidate from a group of 12 coaches and contributors.
Art McNally set to become 1st NFL official in Hall of FameAugust 2, 2022 GMT
Hall of Fame coach John Madden always believed that the busts of the football greats in Canton, Ohio, talked to each other every night once the building was empty.
If those busts ever wanted to play an actual game of football, they now finally have all the necessary characters.
San Jose Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner, assistantsJuly 1, 2022 GMT
San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner and his staff were fired two months after the regular season ended, a move the team said it made to clear the decks for the next general manager to pick new leadership behind the bench.
Buck, Aikman going from Fox to ESPN’s ‘Monday Night’ boothMarch 16, 2022 GMT
On the first day of the new league year, one of the NFL's top broadcasting teams is moving from Fox to ESPN.
ESPN announced on Wednesday a move that has been in the works for nearly a month — Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be broadcasting “Monday Night Football.”
Oakland says goodbye to former Raiders coach John MaddenFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When John Madden died in December, his widow Virginia knew exactly where she wanted to honor her late husband's life.
The place where Madden first came to fame, prowling the sideline at the Oakland Coliseum as the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Raiders.
Aaron, Elder overcame hate to achieve records, milestonesJanuary 1, 2022 GMT
Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver.
They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore.
Column: Madden’s real gift? ‘Always knew right thing to say’December 29, 2021 GMT
Somehow, he made every game feel fresh.
So it barely mattered whether you first ran across John Madden as the growling, grizzly bear-sized coach of the Oakland Raiders, the big, booming soundtrack of the NFL, or the guy with the “what-me-worry?” smile peeking out from the slot on a video-game console.
Reaction to the death of NFL coach, broadcaster John MaddenDecember 29, 2021 GMT
Reaction from social media and elsewhere to the death of Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden:
“We worked together for seven years on ‘Monday Night Football’ and ‘Sunday Night Football.’ It was like hitting the lottery.
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85December 29, 2021 GMT
John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said.
‘All Madden’ documentary a labor of love for Fox SportsDecember 24, 2021 GMT
Many gamers will receive the latest edition of the “Madden” video game for the holidays. On Saturday, some will even find out for the first time that the name behind the popular franchise was a successful coach and broadcaster.
AP-Sportlight-Week AheadNovember 4, 2021 GMT
1927 — Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to capture the PGA Championship for the fourth consecutive year and fifth overall.
1955 — Montreal’s Jean Beliveau scores the second fastest hat trick in NHL history in a 4-2 win over Boston.
Romo remains with CBS after agreeing to long-term contractFebruary 29, 2020 GMT
Tony Romo will remain with CBS as its top NFL analyst after agreeing to a record extension.
CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle said that the network and Romo have agreed to a long-term contract...
Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78October 22, 2019 GMT
Willie Brown established the bump-and-run style of defense the Raiders used for decades, provided the iconic play in Oakland's first Super Bowl title, and impacted nearly every player who suited up for the team over the past half-century.