Craig Carton announces resignation from WFAN

Carton announced his resignation in a statement released to NJ Advance Media. Embattled radio host Craig Carton has resigned from WFAN, a weekafter he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a fake ticket scheme. Carton announced his decision Wednesday night in a statement released by his publicist to NJ Advance Media, saying the “unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me” would be a distraction to the “Boomer and Carton” show and the station. Here is Carton’s statement: For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the… Read More

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Graham Gano officially wins Panthers’ kicking job

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Graham Gano has officially won the Panthers kicking job. The Panthers on Wednesday waived rookie kicker Harrison Butker, the team’s seventh-round draft pick. The roster move was necessitated after Carolina claimed cornerback LaDarius Gunter off waivers from Green Bay. Gano and Butker waged a kicking battle during the preseason and the team ultimately decided to keep both on the 53-man roster. Gano kicked on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and made all three field goal attempts and both extra points. Gano has been Carolina’s kicker since 2012 but missed three field goals in the season finale last year prompting the team to draft Butker. Gunter started… Read More

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Texans LB Brian Cushing suspended 10 games by NFL

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the league’s performance enhancers policy. It’s the second time Cushing has been suspended; he missed four games in 2010 under the same policy, testing positive for a fertility drug. Cushing had won 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year, an honor which was jeopardized by the suspension. He kept the award after a revote by The Associated Press’ awards panel. Currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol after being injured in Houston’s opening loss to Jacksonville, Cushing will be eligible to return on Nov. 28. Cushing has had a checkered career since his sensational rookie season.… Read More

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Giorgio Tavecchio sticks with NFL dream and kicks way to history with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Giorgio Tavecchio was ready to give up his dreams of kicking in the NFL and take a business job in London. The pain of being cut six times without ever playing an NFL game had taken its toll mentally on Tavecchio and he was ready to move on before the Oakland Raiders gave him a call to come to camp for a fourth straight year as the backup to Sebastian Janikowski. After talking the situation over with Raiders special teams coach Brad Seely, Tavecchio decided to give it a final shot. “We kind of talked through the pingpong battle going on in my head and in my… Read More

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Helio Castroneves hopes to seal legendary career with first IndyCar title

INDIANAPOLIS — When Scott Dixon made his North American open-wheel debut back in 2001 on the road course at Monterrey, Mexico, Helio Castroneves was there, already thriving in his fourth professional season. When Simon Pagenaud arrived on the IndyCar Series scene at Barber Motorsports Park 10 years later, Castroneves was there, by then a three-time Indianapolis 500 champion. When Josef Newgarden ran his first IndyCar race in 2012 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Castroneves was not only there, he won. Throughout the past two decades, through the ups and downs of a sport colored by seemingly constant change in drivers, teams, cars, schedules and sponsors, Castroneves, 42, has been… Read More

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