Special NFL-themed stadium tours will take place at the home of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Along with behind-the-scenes insight into the custom built features of the stadium, fans will have the chance to get up close and personal with NFL memorabilia as well as the Super Bowl trophy itself. NFL's London Games take place across October and November with Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium set to host the first two of four matches. The Tour Visitors will be given the opportunity to see the stadium's bespoke NFL facilities including locker rooms and customised press conference suite before having the chance to see or try on authentic players' equipment including jerseys, balls, pads and gloves. The tour will then take those in attendance through the dedicated NFL players'' tunnel and into the stadium where they will see the artificial pitch beneath the retractable grass pitch used by Tottenham Hotspur. Visitors will then be bale to see what all NFL players strive to lift, the iconic … [Read more...] about NFL tours open in the UK and they include the Super Bowl trophy
Brent Schrotenboer USA TODAY Published 3:31 PM EDT Sep 3, 2019 In December 2002, a former Olympic bobsledder named Ian Danney formed a fitness training business in Arizona that soon became all the rage with many big-name clients in pro football and baseball. Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is an avid customer of his. Other patrons over the years include Justin Upton in baseball and James Harrison and Demaryius Thomas in the NFL. But Danney also has had several clients who have tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs. And now he’s coming under fire in a lawsuit that raised questions about off-the-books treatments, unapproved injections and drugs that might have been imported illegally. In pretrial deposition testimony July 25, Danney admitted he imported an anti-inflammatory drug from Australia called pentosan and injected it in at least one client despite not having a medical license. He also invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and … [Read more...] about Trainer to NFL stars pleads Fifth Amendment in drug lawsuit
Editors USA TODAY Published 3:47 AM EDT Aug 8, 2019 Americans on edge after string of mass shootings A weeklong string of mass shootings, false reports and hoaxes of active shooters have spread around the country, highlighting an acute uncertainty many Americans feel in the wake of the incidents. And this certainly hits home: On Thursday, some of our colleagues will return to work for the first time after USA TODAY's headquarters in McLean, Virginia, was evacuated following an unconfirmed report of an armed person. There have been 253 mass shootings in 2019 as of Wednesday, according to the not-for-profit Gun Violence Archive. All this happens in real-time, alongside the tears, fear, confusion and anger, as millions of readers turn to us for accurate accounts of events. In the coming days, we'll continue to focus on stories of heroism and lost lives all while maintaining the same level of accountability you deserve during moments … [Read more...] about Iowa State Fair, NFL preaseason: 5 things to know Thursday
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 7:29 AM EDT Jul 22, 2019 Take it from me, few things are more fun (if thankless) than the prediction business. So, with training camp doors swinging open, it's time to reveal my now-annual NFL record projections. The methodology? Using the latest pre-camp info, I predict all 256 regular-season games on the 2019 schedule, letting the chips fall where they may. From there, I add bonus prognostications for all 11 postseason contests. The results? Well, I've correctly forecast a Super Bowl eight months ahead of schedule (Seahawks over Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII) ... and also had some spectacular misses, including way-off-base outlooks for Seattle and Indianapolis just a year ago (both teams reached the postseason, of course, avoiding last-place finishes I envisioned). But 2018 produced extra fun when Seahawks LBs Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright kindly (and correctly) dismissed my predictive powers. Wagner even followed up to rib me after … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL record predictions: Will Patriots return to Super Bowl?
Joel A. Erickson Indianapolis Star Published 6:55 PM EDT May 22, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Changes are coming to the NFL scouting combine, but the event is staying at home for at least the next two years. The NFL is extending its partnership with the city of Indianapolis to host the combine through 2021, adding another year to its standing agreement, with “a series of annual options” available after that for the NFL to keep the combine in Indianapolis, the event’s home since 1987. Indianapolis has fought hard to keep the combine despite widespread interest from other cities in hosting the event and years of speculation that the NFL will move the combine to Los Angeles in order to make the NFL’s annual draft evaluation a bigger spectacle. NFL DRAFT: League announces host cities for 2021 and 2023 events OPINION: Don't hold your breath for quick NFL action to allow medical marijuana NFL TWEAKS TV RULES: League eliminates single-headers “After … [Read more...] about NFL scouting combine: Drills shifted to afternoon and prime time