Again and again, it seemed, the sports world in 2012 saw the end of long tales with tragic or, at best, bittersweet endings.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher apparently was worried he would lose his baby and money to his longtime girlfriend before fatally shooting her and killing himself, according to newly released police reports.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was apparently worried he would lose his baby and money to his longtime girlfriend before fatally shooting her and killing himself, according to newly released police reports.
Jovan Belcher was remembered Wednesday for the accomplishments of a life that ended so suddenly and violently.
Jamaal Charles took the handoff on the first play of the game, skipped to his right and found a crease. He slipped through the hole, made a subtle cutback and then raced to the end zone.
NBC broadcaster Bob Costas for the second week in a row provided comments at halftime during Sunday night football about a tragic death involving an NFL player ("Cowboys lineman due in court after teammate dies," Web, Sunday). In reference to the death of Cowboys player Jerry Brown, Mr. Costas clearly shifted his attitude about the cause of an untimely tragedy.
Returning to normal for the Kansas City Chiefs is equal parts welcoming and frustrating.
The Cowboys bowed their heads, put hands over their hearts and honored a teammate killed in a car accident during a moment of silence before their game on Sunday, their minds never far from the NFL's latest tragedy.
Dallas Cowboys players bowed their heads and some of them placed their hands over their hearts during a moment of silence Sunday for a teammate killed in a car accident a day earlier in Texas.