Jim Fassel, Who Coached the Giants to the Super Bowl, Dies at 71

Jim Fassel, who was a longtime architect of offensive schemes in the execs and collegiate soccer and reached the pinnacle of his profession when he coached the Giants staff that reached the 2001 Super Bowl, died on Monday in Las Vegas. He was 71. The Giants reported the demise on…

Jim Fassel Bridged Giants Eras With a Smile. And, Once, a Rant.

It was the day earlier than Thanksgiving in 2000, and Giants Coach Jim Fassel, who regarded like a librarian and usually behaved just like the winsome air-conditioning salesman he as soon as was, had a wild, stressed look in his eye. His Giants, two weeks earlier a shoo-in for the…

Aaron Rodgers Skips a Packers Camp. Now What?

Aaron Rodgers has been the beginning quarterback and the first face of the Green Bay Packers for 13 years. But over the previous 12 months or so, his cozy hyperlink to the group and its metropolis has regarded threatened. On Tuesday, Rodgers, 37, failed to seem for a obligatory minicamp,…

N.F.L. to Drop Race-Based Measures in Concussion Settlement

The N.F.L. stated it might scrap using a disputed race-based methodology of evaluating dementia claims made by former gamers in the league’s concussion settlement and pledged to consider for proof of bias the tons of of claims that had already been filed. The announcement got here a number of months…

N.F.L. Salary Cap to Rise as Much as 14 Percent in 2022 Amid Pandemic Rebound

The N.F.L. and the N.F.L. Players Association on Wednesday agreed to increase the wage cap by as a lot as 14 p.c, to a most of $208.2 million, for the 2022 season, in accordance to an individual with direct data of the settlement, an indication that the league is shortly…

Former Penn State President Will Serve 2 Months in Jail in Child Abuse Scandal

Graham B. Spanier, the previous president of Pennsylvania State University, should serve two months in jail adopted by two months of home arrest for his position in a toddler abuse scandal that rocked the college a decade in the past, a choose reaffirmed on Wednesday, in accordance with prosecutors. The…

After a Workout Push, the N.F.L. Players Union Falls Flat

At the starting of May, simply a few days after the N.F.L. draft, the N.F.L. Players Association hosted a convention name for a whole bunch of rookies and their brokers. The name was ostensibly to welcome the gamers to the league and clarify their advantages as union members. But throughout…

2021 N.F.L. Schedule: A 17-Game Season and Quarterback Showdowns

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady will start his quest for an eighth Super Bowl victory at 44 years outdated when the Buccaneers play the Dallas Cowboys within the N.F.L.’s first sport of the 2021 common season on Sept. 9, a Thursday. Brady will face a workforce led by quarterback Dak…

DK Metcalf Learns Football Speed Doesn’t Equal Track Speed

WALNUT, Calif. — DK Metcalf launched slowly from the beginning blocks, light over 100 meters and discovered in 10.363 seconds on Sunday that elite soccer pace doesn’t translate simply to elite observe pace. An All-Pro receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, Metcalf is impressively quick for a soccer participant. He delivered…