National Sports

GM Thompson signs multi-year contract with Pack

Posted On July 30, 2014

Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Green Bay Packers signed executive vice president and general manager Ted Thompson to a new multi-year contract on Wednesday. Thompson has been a key decision-maker in the Packers' current streak of five straight playoff appearances."I'm pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted," Packers…

Bills sign RB Jackson to extension

Posted On July 30, 2014

Pittsford, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills signed running back Fred Jackson to a contract extension Wednesday that will keep the veteran with the team through next season. Jackson's deal had been set to expire at the end of the upcoming season. The one-year extension he signed Wednesday is worth $2.6 million, according to NFL.com.Jackson,…

Wrist Injury Sidelines Nadal

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) -- A wrist injury is sidelining world number-two Rafael Nadal. He hurt his right wrist in practice on Tuesday and has withdrawn from the Canada Masters and Cincinnati Masters. The left-handed Nadal, who hits a two-handed backhand, will wear a cast for two-to-three weeks. He is expected to be back in time…

Online Petition Wants OSU Band Director Reinstated

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Columbus, OH) -- More than seven-thousand people have now signed their names to an online petition, demanding the rehiring of Ohio State University's recently-ousted band director. The petition at change.org was launched in response to Jon Waters' firing amid claims of a "sexualized culture" within the marching band. Band members and alumni have rushed to…

Hillary Clinton Calls For Redskins Name Change

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Hillary Clinton is joining those who want the Washington Redskins to change their name. The former Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady told Fusion TV that the name is "insensitive," adding "there's no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation's capital." Clinton was responding…