Seattle startup’s ‘breakthrough’ helmet to get NFL tryout this year

Seattle-based startup Vicis’ “breakthrough” football helmet, designed in an effort to reduce head trauma, will get a tryout this season in the NFL, according to Inc.com. The Zero1 helmet — officially approved late last year by the national committee that judges equipment safety, paving the way for its use in the NFL and NCAA — …

Watch: Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon on the rain delay from heaven

ubs president Theo Epstein trusted manager Joe Maddon during last fall’s epic World Series. Not that Epstein always agreed with what his skipper was doing. Suffice it to say things turned out better than OK, but also know that the two have a unique relationship. As the two appear on Tuesday’s “Real Sports with Bryant …

MLB, HBO enter cross-promotion deal around Game of Thrones

If you go to a baseball game this summer, you may come away with some Game of Thrones merchandise. That’s because MLB and HBO have entered into an agreement whereby the hit show will be promoted at ballparks. Nineteen MLB teams are participating with more expected to sign on, SportsBusiness Daily reports. Details in terms …

For Terrelle Pryor, Washington is the best place to have a quick exit plan

Terrelle Pryor played this right, even though he didn’t really get what he likely thought he’d get. No, that’s not necessarily because his likely starting quarterback for next season took the minimum-sized steps legally required for a walk-back from reports of a trade demand Tuesday morning. If you’re absolutely clear on whether Kirk Cousins ever …

Rangers reliever Jake Diekman has colon removed

The great Lone Star nightmare is over, exactly one year after it began. Houston had a QB problem; it was handcuffed by the salary of a free-agent bust it no longer wanted. There came Cheap Flag Football Jerseys Cleveland to the rescue, buying a second-round pick with Osweiler as a likely throwaway. It doesn’t matter …

Stafford might seem like a success considering he’s still “the guy” in Detroit.

Cap space. This is not something the Coyotes have to worry about. According to capfriendly.com the cap-space facing them next year is over $26 million. The major players they have to re-sign under that space? Anthony Duclair, Alex Burmistrov, Teemu Pulkkinen. Players like Zbynek Michalek, Shane Doan and Radim Vrbata come in that group too, …

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I’m of two minds. The first one is logical and reasonable. The Mets have been bitten by the injury bug early and often, yes, because that’s the chair that is pulled out from under baseball teams when the music stops. It doesn’t have to mean anything. They might be weird when it comes to playing …

An aggressive play style can come with repercussions in today’s NFL.

Remember that Burfict comparison? Here’s where things come full circle. Burfict has been to the Pro Bowl. Foster has the same potential, maybe even more. But it comes with plenty of concerns. The on-field concerns vary, but the most prominent is style of play. Being a vicious hitter comes at a price. Trying to rattle …

Kupp sounds like he’s roaring to get going.

There’s a lot of good FCS football, and EWU’s one of its best programs. Kupp was its best receiver for four years. There are receivers in the league now (Pierre Garcon, Tyrell Williams, and more) and in the past (some guy named Jerry Rice) who didn’t play top-division ball. But it wasn’t a draft plus. …

NFL draft 2017: Start time, TV channel, live stream, and order for Round 2-3

It’s Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft and things are happening. Some of the top names are off the board, but a few surprise talents still remain, like Dalvin Cook; teams will have seven minutes per pick in Round 2 and five minutes per pick in Round 3. On Friday, the draft picks back …