Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the National Football League’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the former Most Valuable Player who hasn’t returned from a knee injury two months after doctors declared him fit, needs to get on the court and play, said the former trainer of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Former Pro Bowl wide receivers Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin are on the verge of switching teams as the National Football League’s free-agent signing period begins today with fellow wideouts Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings and Wes Welker among the top players on the market.
The San Francisco 49ers are unified behind coach Jim Harbaugh, former quarterback Ron Jaworski says. They take that solid approach into the Super Bowl as Las Vegas oddsmakers’ four-point favorites to beat the Baltimore Ravens.
David Akers missed more field goals this season than any Super Bowl-bound kicker in 29 years, an ominous sign for his San Francisco 49ers, who are favored to win the championship by just about the margin his left foot could provide.