December 26, 2013 |
Serena Williams nearly owned women's tennis in 2013, and the Associated Press took notice by selecting her the female athlete of the year. Williams has won the award three times, tying golfer Annika Sorenstam and tennis player Maureen Connolly. Only track and golf star Babe Didrikson (6) and tennis star Chris Evert (4) have more selections since the award was first given in 1931. Williams was a runaway winner in voting by the media, garnering 55 of 96 votes. Women's basketball player Brittney Griner was second with 14 votes.
April 17, 2013 |
The Green Bay Packers locked up star linebacker Clay Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday as the team took care of one of its top two stars in need of new deals. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is also in negotiations for an extension. Matthews posted a picture of himself on Twitter signing the deal, saying, "Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!" The Packers did not announce terms of the extension, but NFL.com's Albert Breer reported the deal as a five-year extension worth $66 million.
March 18, 2013 |
Clay Matthews does not have two broken legs. Or even one for that matter. As far as we know, that is. Since when is it news when someone is not horribly injured? Ever since some sicko created a website that claims to allow other sickos to concoct fake news reports about "any player, any team, two broken legs in glorious traffic accident!" How nice. Apparently just one broken leg isn't quite horrific enough. Anyway, the alleged purpose of this site is to help fantasy football owners get a competitive advantage over everyone else in their league (a.k.a., cheat)
August 11, 2012 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nick Perry has found his first training camp to be quite a transition. Perry, a first-round draft pick who is playing outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers after playing defensive end at USC, has had some ups and downs. Some believe it might take him awhile before he is ready to be a significant contributor. "The hardest thing is seeing the bigger picture," Perry said. "You have to know where everyone is on the field. You have to learn our plays. That's one of the hardest things - make sure you don't get calls mixed up. " Perry said Dom Capers' defensive playbook may have three times as much information as his college playbook.
December 11, 2011 |
Clay Matthews' star power has captured the attention of both the NFL fan base and offensive coordinators, who've spent this season seeking to double-team the third-year Green Bay Packers linebacker from USC. Matthews' sack and tackle numbers are down from last season, when he contributed 13.5 sacks and nearly four tackles a game for the Super Bowl champions. After Sunday's 46-16 victory over the Oakland Raiders, Matthews has six sacks and 38 tackles. As the calendar turned to December in a big game last week, Matthews began asserting himself at critical times, intercepting a pass by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and returning it for a touchdown, recording a sack and forcing a fumble.
September 17, 2011 |
Philadelphia's Michael Vick will be the man in the spotlight Sunday when he returns to Atlanta to play his old team. But Casey Matthews will be the man in the middle. Matthews, a rookie from Oregon, will make his second start at middle linebacker for the Eagles, who will be put to the test by a Michael Turner-led Falcons run game. The Eagles gave up 154 yards rushing at St. Louis last Sunday, underscoring some concerns about their inexperienced linebackers — Matthews flanked by a pair of seventh-round picks, Jamar Chaney (drafted in 2010)