When Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount hops on the scale in late July, a good chunk of change will be on the line. According to ESPN's Field Yates, Blount can earn $50,000 if he weighs between 240-250 pounds on the team's reporting day for training camp.
The end of June and July is usually considered a slow period for NFL franchises as players and coaches look forward to vacation time with friends and family. But that’s not the case for the Los Angeles Chargers. A.G. Spanos, president of business operations for the franchise, said he’s been focused on getting the team’s new facility up and running in time for players to move in when training camp breaks on Aug. 22.
In 2005 while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro was following routine orders when his Humvee rolled over a buried pressure-plate mine and exploded. The blast severed most of his fingers and left him in a coma for nearly three months, with burns covering the majority of his body
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.