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Tony Dungy to visit East Central Community College campus

Former Indianapolis Colts head football coach and NFL analyst Tony Dungy will make an upcoming visit to the campus of East Central Community College at an event promoting the school’s football program. According to a news release, ECCC Warriors first-year head coach Ken Karcher is a longtime friend and associate of Dungy. Dungy retired from coaching in 2008. He achieved ...

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Alyne Payton dies

Alyne Payton, mother of the late, great Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton has died, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame director Rick Cleveland reported today.  Cleveland writes: Mrs. Payton endured the early deaths of husband to an aneurysm in 1978 and Walter (to liver disease) in 1999. Through it all, she carried herself with grace and dignity. ...

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Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dies

DALLAS (AP) — Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82. Susie Wiles, Summerall’s daughter, said her father died in Dallas. ”He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father,” Wiles said. ”I know he will be greatly missed.” Summerall was part of ...

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Wireless carriers plan for Super Bowl Sunday

A dropped call from your smartphone can leave you with a sinking feeling equivalent to witnessing a dropped pass by your favorite NFL receiver: shock, disbelief and maybe some frustration and anger mixed in for good measure. Whether its a dropped call, a text fail or a buffering browser, two of the country’s leading wireless carriers are making sure its ...

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Tagliabue overturns Goodell on Saints suspensions

NEW ORLEANS — In a sharp rebuke to his successor’s handling of the NFL’s bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year. Tagliabue, who was appointed by Commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the appeals, still found that three ...

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Bounty Consequences: Saint's Peyton gets 1-year suspension, team loses 2nd round pick

The NFL has suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for one year for his involvement in a forbidden “bounty” program, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday. According to Schefter, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis will be suspended for eight games and fined $500,000. The team will also be fined $500,000 and will lose a second round pick in ...

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