February 8, 2013 |
John Giannone, a sideline reporter who covers the New York Rangers for the MSG Network, took a puck to the face during the Rangers' 4-1 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday, but it barely made him flinch. Rangers defenseman Marc Staal lifted the puck over the boards and accidentally hit Giannone on the nose. He received treatment from the Rangers trainer for a nasty-looking cut while still on the air. Staal came over and apologized to Giannone after hitting him. You can watch a video of the incident above.
October 25, 2012 |
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is the NFL's most-liked player according to a survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research to find out which players connected with NFL fans, and which ones did not. Polamalu's appeal rating is 63%. He is followed in the survey by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (62%), cornerback Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers (62%), quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (59%) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Packers (58%)
April 30, 2006 |
Receiver Javon Walker got what he wanted Saturday -- a ticket out of Green Bay and the groundwork for a new contract. The Packers traded Walker, who had threatened to retire rather than play for the team in 2006, to the Denver Broncos for a second-round pick. The Broncos and Walker agreed to parameters for a six-year contract extension, Bronco Coach Mike Shanahan said.
November 26, 2002 |
Green Bay Packer offensive tackle Chad Clifton could be out for the season after injuring his hip when Warren Sapp hit him during an interception return. Ligaments holding Clifton's right hip together separated and he also had some numbness in his legs and toes in the third quarter of the Packers' 21-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Coach Mike Sherman said Monday. Sapp appeared to hit Clifton in the front of the right shoulder.
May 21, 2012 |
USC football players spoke to The Times last week about how they were by humbled by their recent trip to Haiti , where a group of 16 Trojans helped build four houses and moved supplies to people still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. On Monday, USC released a video about the trip featuring interviews with players while they were in Haiti and also shows them working with and interacting with children and local residents. "I think it sparked something in me that I'm going to continue to do the rest of my life," defensive lineman Devon Kennard says in the video.