Amidst all the hullabaloo over new uniforms, some Detroit Lions veterans are rocking new helmets to go with them. Though the helmets get painted and maintained by the team’s uniform staff, each player gets to pick their helmet maker and model—and then, per NFL regulations, have to stick with it all season long. That’s why OTAs are the first chance we get to see whether veterans are changing models. Thanks to a retweet from Detroit Sports Nation’s Logan Lamorandier, the “HelmetStalker” Twitter account has spied some new Detroit lids: Reciever Golden Tate appears to be rocking a Vicis ZERO1, while tailback Ameer Abdullah looks to have switched from a Schutt AirXP to the model Tate wore last year,
Two-time NBA champion and 11-time All-Star Chris Bosh could be a free agent soon, but at what cost? It seems the Miami Heat and Chris Bosh are nearing a conclusion to a contract situation that has become increasingly complicated over the past year due to their contrasting views about his health. The NBA and its players’ association are nearing a deal that would grant the Heat permanent salary cap relief from Bosh’s contract, even if he signs elsewhere, per the Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman.
"Sugar" Ray Leonard has become the latest member of the boxing fraternity to cast doubt on the competitiveness of a prospective future meeting between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor, admitting that it would be close to becoming the biggest mismatch in the sport's history. McGregor, who has applied for a boxing license in the state of Nevada, recently signed his half of the contract and UFC president Dana White subsequently confirmed that he intended to begin talks with Mayweather's camp.