Two years ago, this was a new experience for everyone affiliated with the American Legion baseball team from Albemarle Post 74. The team had never won the state title and reached a regional tournament before.
Nearly two years after Justin Blackmon's last NFL practice, the Jacksonville Jaguars have all but given up on the suspended receiver. General manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday he's pretty much lost hope Blackmon will return.
After sitting out all of last season and now free to sign with any team in the NFL, former Ravens running back Ray Rice said in a televised interview Tuesday that he considers himself a rehabilitated man and that he hopes to resume his career, while acknowledging that is no small task.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke says the 49ers have had preliminary discussions with linebacker Aldon Smith and his agent to let them know the team would like to keep him beyond this season.