- Oldest ex-MLB player dies in Cuba, 2 days shy of 103rd birthday
- ‘Top Gun’ for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy’s approval
- Bill Clinton to endorse Charlie Rangel for re-election
- Pfc. Bradley Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Manning: Court says so
- Secret base U.S. special forces used to train Libyans now under terrorist control: report
- 9th suspect in N.C. kidnapping turns self in to FBI
- L.A. sheriff admits to testing flyover spy program without notifying residents
- Foreign minister vows response if Russians are attacked in Ukraine
- Robert Griffin III to drive pace car before Richmond NASCAR race
- Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt
Longer schedule divides Redskins
AROUND THE AFC
*After retiring to join NBC, New England safety Rodney Harrison earned high praise from coach Bill Belichick: “Rodney Harrison is one of the best players I have ever coached. … Rodney is the best practice player I have seen in 35 years in the NFL, which is a testament to his exceptional passion for the game and his desire to sustain and improve his level of play.”
*Cleveland left guard Eric Steinbach is on a dream offseason diet. He played last year at about 270 pounds, one of only a handful of NFL linemen under 300. New coach Eric Mangini told Steinbach to add 12 pounds, and he now weighs 285. “I think the more Eric hangs out with me, the better chance he has to bulk up — I’ve got it down,” Mangini said.
*Former Maryland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is off to a tough start with Oakland. Heyward-Bey injured his right hamstring during a minicamp practice May 9, and soreness kept him off the field this week, costing him valuable practice time with quarterbacks JaMarcus Russell and Jeff Garcia.
*The agent for Tennessee quarterback Vince Young was in damage-control mode Wednesday. Young essentially told a Baltimore television station the Titans should play him or trade him. Major Adams said Young wants to remain with the team. “Even before they drafted him, they asked him if he thought he could compete for the starting role and he said yes,” Adams said. “He has always been a starter, and that’s his mindset.”
Players coming back from injuries
1. QB Tom Brady, New England — If he’s fully recovered from knee surgery, the Patriots’ offense will be the NFL’s best.
2. OLB Shawne Merriman, San Diego — The Chargers’ defense was 31st in the league without Merriman and posted only 28 sacks.
3. QB Carson Palmer, Cincinnati — Only two teams averaged fewer passing yards than the Palmer-less Bengals in 2008.
4. RB Felix Jones, Dallas — Before his season ended, the rookie was averaging 8.9 yards a carry.
5. DE Osi Umenyiora, NY Giants — In the four years before his knee injury, he averaged 10 sacks a season.
Feds who send arms against ranch families betray American values
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
- CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend
- Pentagon plans to replace flight crews with 'full-time' robots
- Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- Texas is next! AG warns BLM wants 90,000 acres after Bundy ranch standoff
- Opposition rising to Colorado gun control laws
- Professor apologizes after blasting Republicans in class
- Harry Reid using tax dollars to fight Koch brothers, La. GOP chair charges
- Ukraine claims torture by pro-Russian forces on the heels of Biden's stern warning to Moscow
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