Archives for July 2013

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb Officially Retires

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Philadelphia Eagles QB, Donovan McNabb, ended his NFL career with an apology. McNabb, 36, made his retirement official in a press conference Monday morning, July 29, as he appeared with his teammates at the Novacare Complex in South Philadelphia. In an emotional speech, the future Hall of Famer thanked his team, long time coach Andy Reid (who is now with the KC Chiefs), his fans and his family.

Photo shows Donovan McNabb speaking to the press after announcing his retirement on July 29, 2013.

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Apolo Ohno Joins NBC as Analyst on Speedskating at 2014 Winter Olympics

Former Olympic speed skater, Apolo Ohno, will join NBC as an analyst on speedskating at the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia during the network’s coverage in February. He will also be doing features and studio commentary as well.

Photo shows Apolo Ohno speaking with interviewer about his career.

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Falcons QB Matt Ryan Signs Deal Worth $103.75 Million (VIDEO)

Atlanta Falcon’s quarterback, Matt Ryan, met with the media after Thursday’s practice, along with owner and chairman Arthur Blank, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith, to discuss his new five-year extension with the Falcons worth $103.75 million, which over the long course of the agreement is $20.75 million per year, making the deal second among quarterbacks in new money only behind Aaron Rodgers.

Photo shows Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Matt Ryan, speaking with the media after a practice session on Thursday, July 26, to discuss his new 5-year extension with the Atlanta Falcons..

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Mike Tyson Delivers Keynote Speech at Newark Drug Court Graduation (VIDEO)

NEWARK, N.J. — Mike Tyson was the perfect speaker to deliver the keynote speech at Newark Drug Court Graduation on Monday, July 15, 2013 as he spoke to a packed auditorium at the Mary Burch Theater in Essex County College about how drugs have knocked him down time and again. Tyson’s candid speaking style kept the graduates laughing and applauding, but his words also carried the more serious message of what he had lost to his addiction.

Photo shows Mike Tyson speaking  at Newark Drug Court Graduation on July 15, 2013.

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Vince Papale Named Keynote Speaker at NY Fundraiser

The York County Youth Development Center has organized a fundraising dinner and has named former Philadelphia Eagles, Vince Papale, as their keynote speaker. The 300-seat dinner will be held Sept. 26 at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. The host and emcee for the night will be state Rep. Kevin Schreiber. ... Read More

Chris Cooley Hired as Analyst for Redskins Radio Broadcast

The hiring of Washington Redskins tight end, Chris Cooley, was announced on Tuesday, July 16, by Red Zebra Broadcasting, the company owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder that operates ESPN 980 (WTEM, 980 AM), the team’s flagship station in Washington. Cooley, 31, was signed to a multiyear deal, according to a written announcement. The written announcement said Cooley will serve as an “in-game contributor” to the radio broadcasts, providing analysis in a “Cooley’s Corner” segment that will be heard every quarter. ... Read More

Former Basketball Coach Digger Phelps Says He’s Cancer Free

Digger Phelps, former basketball coach of Notre Dame, was told by his physician on Monday, July 1, that after six weeks of intensive treatment for bladder cancer, he is now cancer free. Phelps,  a prostate cancer survivor, was dianosed with bladder cancer in April 2013. Less than three months later, his doctor gave him the good news. ... Read More

Jeff Gordon Named Keynote Speaker at Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Fundraiser

KNOXVILLE, TN. — NASCAR legend, Jeff Gordon, appeared as the keynote speaker Thursday night, July 11, at the annual induction dinner held at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event was a major fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Before speaking at the dinner, however, Gordon, 41 and visibly graying, was bombarded with questions from the media about his aging and driving performance.

Photo shows Jeff Gordon speaking at the 2013 NASCAR Preview.

Photo shows Jeff Gordon speaking to media at the 2013 NASCAR Preview.

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Free Agent Chauncey Billups Will Return to Detroit Pistons Under New Coach Mo Cheeks

Five-time NBA All-Star and free agent, Chauncey Billups, has agreed to a two-year $5 Million plus contract, according to Yahoo Sports. Billups, 36, who hopes to finish out his career with the Pistons, will be a mentor for Detroit guard Brandon Knight, and be a rotating guard. Free agent, Chauncey Billups, will return to the Detroit Pistons under new coach Mo Cheeks. ... Read More

Watch Bo Jackson’s Latest Endorsement for 5-hour ENERGY® (VIDEO)

Bo Jackson is no stranger when it comes to product endorsements. In his latest endorsement for 5-hour ENERGY®, Bo says that he doesn’t have the energy that he used to. Whether it be during a hectic business day, or a round of golf, Bo says that he uses 5-hour ENERGY® for a pick me up to get him through the day.

Athletes with a positive public image like Bo Jackson are role models and consumers tend to believe them when they endorse a product, says booking agent Sports Speakers 360. Photo shows Bo Jackson's endorsement of 5-Hour ENERGY drink .

Athletes with a positive public image like Bo Jackson are role models and consumers tend to believe them when they endorse a product, says sports booking agency Sports Speakers 360. Photo shows Bo Jackson’s newest endorsement of 5-Hour ENERGY drink .

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