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Wife of Cowboys Great Novacek in Apparent Suicide

Death of LeAnne Novacek, 45, appears to be suicide

(Newser) - The wife of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek was found dead yesterday. LeAnne Novacek, 45, was found in her mother's home in Burleson, Texas. The cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Dallas Morning News reports. Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine... More »

Schaub Leads AFC Past NFC, 41-34

Texans quarterback snags Pro Bowl MVP award

(Newser) - In its new role as a warmup to the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl became a series of wind sprints. Long gains were the rule and hard hitting the exception as the AFC beat the NFC tonight in Miami, 41-34. Light showers fell but uniforms remained mostly spotless, with more... More »

$100M for Haynesworth Opens NFL Free Agency

(Newser) - The NFL free agency period began at midnight, and the Redskins quickly got down to business, agreeing to a 7-year, $100 million deal with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, the Washington Post reports. The former Tennessee Titan's contract includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money, the AP adds. He joins... More »

Fitzgerald Leads NFC to 30-21 Win

(Newser) - Larry Fitzgerald caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns, 44-year-old John Carney kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, and the NFC rallied to a 30-21 Pro Bowl victory over the AFC today in Honolulu. The Arizona Cardinals' All-Pro receiver, coming off a record-breaking postseason and a spectacular Super Bowl... More »

Manning Brothers Pair Up to Make Pro Bowl History

Quarterback siblings will join forces among this year's Pro Bowl players

(Newser) - The Pro Bowl picks have been announced and they include a pair of record-busting firsts, AP reports. Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts will become the first quarterback-playing brothers to compete in the all-star game. Peyton's Giants teammate, 44-year-old kicker John Carney,... More »

Strahan Goes Out on Top

Giants' sack-happy defensive end says he's retiring at 36; TV gig may be next

(Newser) - Michael Strahan is retiring after 15 years with the New York Giants, ESPN reports. The defensive end, 36, set the NFL's single-season sacks record with 22.5 sacks during the 2001 season, participated in seven Pro Bowls, and got his first Super Bowl ring earlier this year. Strahan walks away... More »

Pro Bowl Lineup Includes Taylor

Murdered Redskins safety posthumously selected as starter

(Newser) - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, killed last month in a home invasion, has been elected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight year as free safety. The posthumous honor isn't merely a tribute: In the nine games before he died, Taylor had 42 tackles, a forced fumble, and a... More »

All-Star TV Ratings Strike Out

Baseball viewers down 10% from last year

(Newser) - Television ratings for Major League Baseball's All-Star game this week dipped 10% under last year,  Bloomberg reports. The 8.4% rating is the second lowest for an All-Star game since 1967, even though the total number of viewers increased to 31.4 million from last year's 31.2 million. More »

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