Had circumstances not intervened, this could have been quite the Sunday at Fed Ex Field, a veritable Tight End Jamboree. The New England Patriots would have shown up with twin terrors Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, and the Washington Redskins would have countered with their formidable pair, Chris Cooley and Fred Davis.
Tony Gonzalez is now second on the NFL's career receptions list.
Graham Rahal has sparked an outpouring of support _ and memorabilia _ for an auction to benefit the family of late IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon.
Dan Marino is both proud and a bit surprised that his single-season passing yardage record has stood the formidable tests of time and rules changes.
Now in its 23rd year, the "Madden NFL" football video game franchise has become nearly as much of a national obsession as the sport it simulates, with cumulative sales exceeding 70 million copies, a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a branded ESPN television series and numerous NFL players among the title's devoted followers. Nevertheless, within the gaming community, there are hundreds - maybe thousands - of dissidents, united by a rejection of all things "Madden."
Shaquille O'Neal changed from his gray T-shirt and sweat pants into a three-piece suit, then walked by some of the souvenirs he accrued during his NBA days for the final time as an active player.
A few years ago, Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice came up with this classic quote: "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that."
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has added another NFL record to his resume with his 12th straight season of 60 or more receptions.
When the Oakland Raiders drafted Jacoby Ford in the fourth round, it looked like another typical Al Davis selection of the fastest player from the NFL combine.