METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees is about to play his first game as a 40-year-old — and his biggest game in nine years. When the Saints host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game in New Orleans on Sunday, it'll be the first time Brees, who turned 40 on Tuesday, has played for the conference title since the 2009 season. Brees turned 31 shortly before the Saints defeated Minnesota en route to the franchise's lone Super Bowl. One of the enduring images from that championship season was Brees standing next to his wife, Brittany, holding aloft their son, Baylen, who grasped at confetti floating around them. Baylen was Brees' first child, born on his father's 30th birthday, and had recently turned 1 when the Saints beat the Colts in Miami in February 2010. Now Brees is a father of four —three boys and one girl, ages 4 to 10. They were all present on the sideline when Brees set the all-time NFL record for yards passing in Week 5 of this season, and Brees said … [Read more...] about Brees first game at 40 his biggest in 9 years
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(CNN)Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, 50 years ago on April 4, 1968, setting off a period of mourning, reflection and anger that gripped America. He was in Memphis to rally support for striking sanitation workers, who were protesting unsafe working conditions, and while on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel (now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum), he was shot once and fatally by James Earl Ray, from the bathroom of a nearby boarding house. By the age of 39, King had become a primary leader of the civil rights movement and had been active since the 1950s as a minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was an instrumental figure in protests (in Montgomery, Washington, Selma and elsewhere) and in the passage of landmark civil and voting rights legislation. He had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at 35. In the last years of his life, King faced criticism from some African-American activists who wanted … [Read more...] about Who is Martin Luther King Jr. to us, 50 years later?
FAIRFAX, Va. – You just don’t find many pro athletes who smoke these days. But there’s J.B. Mauney, a couple hours before showtime, a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth. “Well, hell,” he says. “It’s a stressful profession.” Seems a fair point for someone who weighs 140 pounds and rides 1,800-pound bulls for a living. Mauney smokes Marlboros. “Cowboy killers,” he calls them, flashing a crooked grin that makes the cigarette move in his mouth. Somehow a long trail of ash hangs on –precariously, like a cowboy to a bull. He’s in a makeshift locker room in the bowels of a basketball arena at George Mason University in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, getting ready for another premier series stop on the Professional Bull Riders tour. He’s a two-time world champion and PBR’s most popular cowboy, as measured by merchandise and social media. "It’s all I ever did my entire … [Read more...] about J.B. Mauney is at the top of his game, and he’s a smoker
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Neil Armstrong and Purdue Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission are, from left, Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. ?Buzz? Aldrin Jr. File photo/NASA Portrait of the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. From left to right they are: Commander, Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. On July 20th 1969 at 4:18 PM, EDT the Lunar Module "Eagle" landed in a region of the Moon called the Mare Tranquillitatis, also known as the Sea of Tranquillity. After securing his spacecraft, Armstrong radioed back to earth: "Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed". At 10:56 p.m. that same evening and witnessed by a worldwide television audience, Neil Armstrong stepped off the "Eagle's landing pad onto the lunar surface and said: "That's one small step for a man, one giant … [Read more...] about ‘First Man’: 7 ways Neil Armstrong left his footprints at Purdue
SOUTH BEND – Now in his second year as offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, Chip Long has been part of a 22-3 turnaround that has pushed the Irish into a College Football Playoff semifinal on Saturday against Clemson. Along the way the 35-year-old former tight end at North Alabama (2002-05) has seen the Irish transition successfully in-season from Brandon Wimbush (who will transfer after the season) to Ian Book at quarterback and weather the loss of a pair of top-10 NFL draft picks along the offensive line (Quenton Nelson of the Colts and Mike McGlinchey of the San Francisco 49ers) as well as senior captain Alex Bars to a season-ending knee injury. Hired away from Memphis, where he spent one season as the offensive coordinator, Long has helped Notre Dame find the balance that has enabled it to average 37.2 points over its past nine games. That would be tied for 18th nationally with Oregon had the Irish been clicking that way from the outset. Scouting report: What to expect … [Read more...] about Q&A: How Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long is preparing for ferocious Clemson defense