Mike Glennon’s late TD to Vincent Jackson caps Bucs’ comeback win

PITTSBURGH — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent nine long days aching for a shot to shake off embarrassment. Given multiple chances at redemption thanks to the sloppy Pittsburgh Steelers, the Buccaneers didn’t let this one get away. Mike Glennon hit a diving Vincent Jackson for a 5-yard touchdown with 7 seconds remaining to lift Tampa Bay to a stunning 27-24 win Sunday.   The Buccaneers (1-3)…

Tony Stewart lawyer: Accident reconstruction key

On Wednesday morning, a prominent accident reconstruction expert from a Chicago suburb laid out for an Ontario County (N.Y.) grand jury what he determined had preceded the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The consultant, Gary Wayne Cooper, had dissected videos of the fatal accident, greatly slowing them down to try to recreate the fateful and fatal steps Ward had taken,…

Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas killed in Nashville car crash

The former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died on Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police. Metro Nashville Police said Bironas, 36, lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11pm, less than a mile from his home. Police said in a statement on the department website that his…

The refs gift-wrapped ‘MNF’ for the Eagles but that 2-0 record is all that matters

After the thrilling Monday night affair between the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts, the talk on Tuesday is all about how Darren Sproles is the one of the best weapons in football, the Eagles are legitimate Super Bowl candidates and the Colts are facing those long odds of 0-2 teams making the playoffs (only 11.6% of such teams have played in the postseason since 1990)….

Antonio Gates’ three TDs carry Chargers past Seahawks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers used an old, familiar combo — Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates — to upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Gates had three touchdown catches, including a spectacular, one-handed grab, and the Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch off the field to beat the Seahawks 30-21…

Win vs. Penn St. could “change Rutgers football forever”

PISCATAWAY – As Gary Nova walked around Rutgers’ campus this week with headphones glued in his ears, he wasn’t being standoffish. The senior quarterback was just trying to block out the constant chatter about the potential impact of a Rutgers football win against Penn State when the teams meet at 8 p.m. tonight at High Point Solutions Stadium. The only problem…

Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 Fight Time, PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.’s rematch with “El Chino” Marcos Rene Maidana is undoubtedly the most hyped boxing card in the second half of 2014. Whether it will live up to the hype remains to be seen. The first fight was more competitive than most expected. Mayweather seemed either caught off guard by Maidana’s relentless approach, or he was content to…

N.F.L. Rocked Again as Adrian Peterson Faces a Child Abuse Charge

A warrant for the arrest of Adrian Peterson, one of the National Football League’s top stars, was issued Friday after he was charged in a child abuse investigation in Texas, the latest criminal case to rock the country’s most popular sport. The charges against Peterson, a running back for the Minnesota Vikings regarded as one of the best in history,…

US Open: Cilic demolishes Federer after Nishikori shocks Djokovic

This US Open always had the feel of tumult about it – but nobody thought Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic would be making history together in Monday’s final, leaving in their wake two legends of the modern game, the world No1, Novak Djokovic, then Roger Federer, who has won here five times but might not now, at 33, win that…

Brazil vs. Colombia: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

The week of international football continued on Friday night, into Saturday’s early hours, as Brazil and Colombia fought out an entertaining match in Miami, Florida. A fast-paced and frenetic match was well worth watching, regardless of its “friendly” nature, though bad tackles and cards were in more plentiful supply than chances on goal. Neymar scored the only goal of the game in…

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