| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:38 PM
As we read and hear daily until our senses throb, labor strife could erase some, if not all, of the 2011 NFL season.
But there is common ground and common sense, and hopefully players and owners find it, making the schedule unveiled Tuesday a reality....
| Apr 29, 2011
| 3:27 PM
Two recent Super Bowl teams drafted Virginians on Friday to improve glaring deficiencies.
The New England Patriots chose University of Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling of Chesapeake with the opening pick of the second round.
Five selections later,...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 7:02 PM
Michael Vick's sensational comeback season made a big impression throughout the NFL, not just in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who sat out two seasons while serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, will start for the NFC in the...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 1:59 PM
From Henry Jordan to Lawrence Taylor, Shaun Gayle to Todd Kelly, Antoine Bethea to Mike Tomlin, Peninsula athletes have collected a fair share of Super Bowl rings.
As the NFL playoffs kick off Saturday, the question becomes whether that collection will...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 11:09 AM
The three NFL starters from the Peninsula had landmark regular seasons. Each excelled for a division champion, two made the Pro Bowl and the other was part of NFL history.
But January is football's cruelest month, and all endured the frustrations of an...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 11:47 AM
RICHMOND — They have known each other since kindergarten. They went through grade school together, and their families attend the same church.
They are of similar size and build. They play alongside each other on the football field, and their...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 6:00 PM
The Sports Xchange
Brady's late heroics lead Patriots to 20-16 win over Cowboys
By Mike Shalin
FOXBORO -- The precision of a surgeon.
"There's no quarterback I'd rather have. I've said it before," New England coach Bill Belichick said after Tom...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Major League Baseball-World Series, Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)
College Football-Virginia at Miami, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL Hockey-Anaheim Mighty Ducks at Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m. (FXSP)
Pan American Games-Men's...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 5:19 AM
Two yards from a tying touchdown Monday, the Miami Dolphins picked on Ras-I Dowling. One yard from a fourth-quarter score, they attacked him again.
Dowling foiled them both times, helping the New England Patriots win their season opener 38-24.
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Last weekend's rain resulted in a total wash in the Peninsula District, which led to four games being played on Monday night. Which led to three games being pushed back the following week because of a short turnaround.
Meanwhile, the games went on at...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Auto Racing-NASCAR Nationwide Series, 300 Miles of Courage practice, 1 and 5 p.m. (ESPN2); NASCAR Sprint Cup, Bank of America 500 practice, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2), pole qualifying, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major League Baseball-Texas Rangers at Detroit...
| May 28, 2011
| 11:43 AM
When it comes to summer camps on the Peninsula, football still reigns as the No. 1 attraction.
And for good reason. The camps are usually loaded with some of the biggest names in the game.
For this summer's camps, those names don't get any bigger than...