Bobby Beathard, Mastermind of N.F.L. Dynasties, Dies at 86

Bobby Beathard, a player personnel savant who helped build football dynasties with teams in Miami, Washington and other N.F.L. cities, died on Monday at his home at Franklin, Tenn., a small city outside Nashville. He was 86. The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease, his brother, Peter, said. An outspoken and out-of-the-box thinker in a … Read more

Tom Brady’s Retirement Is the Best Thing for Football

There is no reason for sadness. This is a time for celebration and fond remembrance. Tom Brady retiring at 45, seven Super Bowl rings on his fingers, as he sits comfortably atop the list for nearly every significant passing category in football, is a reminder that time has its way with all of us — … Read more

Eagles’ Josh Sills Indicted on Rape and Kidnapping Charges

A Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman was indicted on rape and kidnapping charges stemming from a 2019 incident in Ohio, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The player, Josh Sills, 25, of Sarahsville, Ohio, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping on Tuesday, the Ohio attorney general, Dave Yost, … Read more

Tom Brady: Answering the Questions You Didn’t Know You Had

You may have heard some Tom Brady news, straight from the quarterback’s mouth. But beyond the mere fact of his announcement Wednesday that he is retiring from the N.F.L., there is a lot more to know. Who is Tom Brady? Wait, seriously? You don’t know Tom Brady, the superstar N.F.L. quarterback who has won seven … Read more

Tom Brady Says He’s Retiring, for Good This Time

Tom Brady, one of the world’s most decorated professional athletes and widely viewed as the greatest player in N.F.L. history, announced Wednesday that he would retire. For good this time. “I’ll get to the point right away,” Brady, who just completed his 23rd season, said in a short video posted on social media. “I’m retiring. … Read more

Super Bowl Betting Line Flips from Chiefs to Eagles

As soon as the N.F.L.’s conference championship games ended on Sunday night, bookmakers around the world announced their Super Bowl lines. Most installed the Kansas City Chiefs as the favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles, by about a point. Gamblers disagreed. They thought the sports books had it wrong, and they pounced. Almost immediately, money began … Read more