February 2018


Stephen Curry hit one of his signature 3-point shots with 27.7 seconds left in the third quarter to give his team a 112-109 lead over Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center. LeBron James leads his team with 19 points. With the new format of the teams being picked by captains James and Curry, the players seem much more into it than in the past games, which have been largely devoid of defense.

A family version of the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI championship ring with "Brady" on it sold Sunday morning for $344,927, a record for a football ring. The ring, which has 265 diamonds compared to the 283 that Tom Brady's actual ring has and is about 10 percent smaller, has the same exact engraving as Brady's ring would have. The ring comes with a letter of appraisal from its maker Jostens for Brady that assesses the jewelry value of the ring at $29,700. Ken Goldin, president of Goldin Auctions, which sold the ring, would not say who consigned the ring or how it was obtained. Goldin also said the buyer prefers to remain anonymous. To put the astronomical price paid for the Brady ring

The Impressive Things About Tom Brady list is already quite long, but let’s add another thing to it: Brady knows his way around a Lil Wayne rap lyric. Sexual innuendo aside, bravo, Tom Brady — didn’t know you had that in you.

The year 2012 saw a host of landmark events: President Barack Obama was elected for a second term; Jay-Z and Beyoncé welcomed the birth of their first child, Blue Ivy Carter; Adele won album of the year for 21; and the New York Giants defeated the New

New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur will not be bringing his old quarterbacks coach with him as offensive coordinator after the Minnesota Vikings denied the Giants permission to interview Kevin Stefanski, according to an ESPN report. The denial is a bit of a surprise after Minnesota passed over Stefanski -- who is still under contract with the team -- to fill Shurmur's vacated offensive coordinator post.

Jim Garrett, the father of Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and a longtime scout for the club, has died. The team said Jim Garrett died Friday night with his wife, Jane, and his eight children by his side. The elder Garrett first joined the Cowboys as a scout in 1968 and spent 36 of the next 38 years coaching or scouting in the NFL, including the last 17 of his career with the Cowboys.

John DeFilippo stood on top of a double-decker bus with the rest of the Eagles, as they cruised through raucous downtown Philadelphia on Thursday to celebrate the franchise's first championship in 57 years. Hours later, the Minnesota Vikings handed him the keys to their offense. DeFilippo has had quite the ride in two seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles.

The Minnesota Vikings have appointed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator. DeFilippo replaces Pat Shurmur as Vikings OC, Shurmur having left to take over as head coach of the New York Giants.

John DeFilippo stood on top of a double-decker bus with the rest of the Eagles, as they cruised through raucous downtown Philadelphia on Thursday to celebrate the franchise's first championship in 57 years. Hours later, the Minnesota Vikings handed him the keys to their offense. DeFilippo has had quite the ride in two seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles.

Philadelphia's first Super Bowl parade provided catharsis Thursday for hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans, deliriously joyful after decades without a title and relishing the national spotlight on a team that few outside the city thought could win it all. Fans clad in Eagles green jammed the streets from dawn near the stadium to an afternoon rally at the city's famed ''Rocky'' steps, lining up 20 deep in spots to catch a glimpse of the champs. The Eagles rode in open-top double decker buses to the art museum that Sylvester Stallone made famous for a rally nearly 60 years in the making.

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