North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora claimed that the future of America was tied to football and denied any link between football and brain damage, which will only hurt a sport that needs to find a safe path forward instead of helping it.
It's hard to say when I actually met William Newton Howard Jr., known to everyone, including his mother, as Busta. I do know he was sitting at the bar at the Hibernian, on Glenwood, with a pint of Harp in his hand. It must have been 2001 or so.
Columnist Luke DeCock re-examines the Carolina Hurricanes' big weekend at the NHL draft, taking Andrei Svechnikov with the second overall pick while swinging the weekend's biggest trade, bringing Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland from the Calgary Flames.