Un nome da mitologia, un’avventura da favola, da “italiana d’America”. Col lieto fine da copione Usa. Nausicaa Dell’Orto, 25 anni, vive a Philaldelphia, dove lavora da screenwriter per Nfl Films. Racconta il football dietro una telecamera, si racconta alla vigilia delle finali di Conference playoff New Orleans-LA Rams e Kansas City-New England. Anz...

He was my first real coach. It was December 1957, the early years of rock ‘n’ roll on the radio, the New England Patriots off in the distance somewhere, and Frank Murgo was the coach of the Peck Junior High School basketball team, a team I was trying out for. He was a gym teacher at Peck then, but his real claim to fame, for us anyways, was that we...

The Broncos are hiring Vic Fangio to become their next head coach, team sources told 9NEWS. The Broncos and Fangio have reached agreement on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. Fangio flew in from Chicago to Denver and arrived at the Broncos' UCHealth Training Center headquarters around 3:30 p.m. His introduction press conference with lo...

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer remembered his friend, the team’s late offensive line coach Tony Sparano, at Thursday’s news conference. Near the start of Mike Zimmer's season-ending news conference Thursday, he was asked about the Vikings' identity problems on offense when he referenced the late Tony Sparano. "Quite honestly, the death of Tony Sparano r...

Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese pumped his fists as he joyfully celebrated with his players in the locker room at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Nov. 8. The Timbers had just ousted their rivals, the Seattle Sounders, on penalty kicks in the second leg of an epic Western Conference semifinal. Portland had been the decided underdog entering...

Max Borghi was born to play football. Anybody might jump to that conclusion watching Washington State’s true freshman move up and down the field with a leather ball tucked between his arms. Already this season, Borghi’s thundering runs have netted the Cougars six touchdowns on the ground, while his soft hands have been responsible for another three...

Rising up from the ground on the outskirts of Brockton, the two-ton, 20-foot statute of Rocky Marciano looms over the city like a god. Wearing boxing trunks wrapped around an Adonis-like body, he stretches his muscular right arm out to deliver the crushing knockout punch against Jersey Joe Walcott that ended their epic 1952 championship fight. In m...

After Billy Devaney heard Oklahoma had fired Mike Stoops, OU’s ensuing staff reorganization soon became more clear. Those changes meant Bob Diaco would coach on the field again. “I said, ‘Oh, my God, it’s like a hurricane is being unleashed in Norman,” Devaney said. “[Diaco] is so passionate and he’s going to bring so much of that to that group.” A...

Adam Vinatieri made history Sunday. Again. With a second-quarter 25-yard field goal against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts kicker became the NFL's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen (2,544). Vinatieri entered the game with 2,540 points and tied Anderson's mark with a first-quarter extra po...

Two months ago, at the first football game of the season, everyone was looking around for Armond Colombo. The patron saint of Brockton football was always, always on the sidelines for Brockton football games. He had been there, unceasingly, for a half-century, and he was still there, still unceasingly, after he retired in 2003 and passed on the rei...