The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday they will not re-sign All-Pro receiver Reggie Wayne, marking the end of an era for that franchise.
Wayne, once Peyton Manning’s favorite target, was the club leader in regular-season games played (211) and wins (143), and ranks second in receptions (1,070), yards receiving (14,345), receiving touchdowns (80), 100-yard games (43) and consecutive games with a reception (134).
Many of the Colts’ receiving records are held by Marvin Harrison, who played for them from 1996-2008.
Said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson of Wayne: “Everyone knows the greatness and history associated with number 87. He truly is one of a small handful of players who really define the Colts as an organization. He was already a Hall of Famer in the making when [Coach Chuck Pagano] and I arrived in Indianapolis in 2012, but no one has contributed more, on the field and in this building, to our turnaround, our continued growth, and our overall success since then.”
Wayne spent...Read more
Following UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey's record-setting 14-second title-fight win over Cat Zingano on Saturday, a video has surfaced with the 135-pound fighter from Venice recording an even faster victory against a man.
In an interview with MMAPrime.TV's Aaron Tru from 2011, Rousey, wearing street clothes, was challenged by the MMA journalist.
"I've got to be honest, I don't think you have enough strength to compete with a man," Tru said.
Said Rousey: "You know how to push my buttons that's exactly how to get me to throw you."
The throw begins innocently enough with Rousey planting her foot in front of her larger male opponent, but as she tosses Tru into the air and toward a hard wooden floor you get the sense of immediate regret from his eyes.
Rousey then comes down hard on his chest crushing her opponent's ribs.
"I'm sorry," says Rousey, though her nervous laughter seemed to indicate genuine concern for the host.
"I felt my ribs break I think," Tru says without...Read more
What we learned from the Kings’ 4-3 shootout victory over the East-leading Montreal Canadiens:
-- The Kings still have that knack for turning the worst disadvantages into advantages. They had lost seven straight shootouts after winning their first of the season and their shooters were merely two for 28 — with only Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter having succeeded -- but they pulled one out Thursday night when it was pretty nearly imperative because Calgary and Minnesota had won.
Gaborik and Carter scored, Tyler Toffoli didn’t, but Anze Kopitar did, giving the Kings a victory they needed in order to keep pace in the still-tight playoff race.
Coach Darryl Sutter said he had consulted goaltending coach Bill Ranford during the game to ask about a potential shootout lineup.
“Gabby was hot so it was good to see him go in,” Sutter said. “I asked Billy after the second period who we should use and the coaches all agreed those would be the three guys and then Kopi, so we were right on two of the...Read more
Anthony Johnson knows what redemption feels like, something like the first-round knockout blow he landed in January to stun the Ultimate Fighting Championship's top light-heavyweight challenger Alexander Gustafsson in his native Sweden.
On May 23 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Johnson (19-4) will try to take his revival one more remarkable step, when he meets light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (21-1).
The loaded card also includes a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and long-ago champion Vitor Belfort, and third-ranked lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone fighting for the third time this year against No. 2 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Tickets for UFC 187, priced $125-$1,000, go on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific time through Ticketmaster.
Johnson said he believes the redemptive theme of his fight with Jones is rich.
“With his mistakes he’s been dealing with lately and my story of screwing up, then coming back, that alone will get everyone to wonder what will happen,”...Read more