| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in conference calls with Cleveland Browns' and San Diego Chargers' fans addressed mediation talks with locked-out players, Super Bowl scheduling contingency plans and the future of football in Los Angeles. “I am...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 6:42 AM
We celebrate milestone birthdays and anniversaries. We strive for milestone GPAs and salaries.
But nothing does milestones like sports.
Some are seasonal, others career. But the numbers are indelible.
Baseball's 3,000 hits, football's 2,000 yards and...
| 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 13, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Hall of Fame NFL football player Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to misdemeanor charges of sexual misconduct and soliciting a prostitute.
The plea allows the former linebacker to avoid jail time after initially being charged with rape,...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 1:57 PM
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute, misdemeanor charges that carry no jail time but require him to register as a sex offender.
The 51-year-old ex-linebacker,...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Whenever a Lafayette High team needed money for new uniforms, Mel Jones called Ron Springs. If the track squad needed travel funds for the Penn Relays, Jones called Springs.
“The check was always there the next day,” Jones said Friday...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Chris Hanburger had never played organized football before enrolling at Hampton High in the summer of 1957. After four days of practice with the Crabbers, he wanted to quit.
"I was done," he says. "I was so sore I could hardly move."
| Mar 14, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Although NCAA sanctions barred North Carolina State’s 1973 basketball team from postseason, the ACC allowed the Wolfpack to compete in the conference tournament.
Following an undefeated regular season, State, led by David Thompson and Tommy...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things.
It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 1:15 PM
A woman paid by Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Lawrence Taylor for sex when she was 16 years old sued the former New York Giants football player on Monday for unspecified damages.
Taylor admitted in January that he paid Cristina Fierro $300 for sex...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:13 PM
It was a strange scenario.
The main figure with all the cameras from across the country facing him just three feet away, the one with the Super Bowl trophy patch on the right shoulder of his jersey, didn't seem to own the room like a person in this...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Jerod Mayo has earned Pro Bowl and Rookie of the Year honors. He's led the NFL in tackles and secured the approval of football's most finicky and poorly dressed coach.
What he hadn't enjoyed before this season was playoff success.
What he's poised to do...