Vinatieri, 48, entered the league as undrafted free agent and became known as the best clutch kicker in NFL history. He made 29 game-winning kicks during his career and scored a franchise-record 1,515 points with the Indianapolis Colts.
Billy isn’t his real name, but his gambling problem was as real as the loans he was taking out to finance his habit and as real as the weekly Gamblers Anonymous meetings he now attends to ward off the demons.
Bachman had good freshman and sophomore seasons, then dropped his pitching release slot a tad; toned up his 6-1, 235-pound frame; developed a killer slider, and turned into a flame thrower.
His trademark shout of “Boom Baby” after every made three-pointer became ingrained within the vocabulary of sports fans throughout the state, shouted on driveways, putting greens and anywhere else a long shot of some sort dropped.
More than 50 years after meeting George McGinnis, David Craig is still playing a major role in the rehabilitation process.
The pandemic that wiped out the nation’s sporting and concert events in one fell swoop did serious damage to a lot of bottom lines in 2020, particularly those of Circle City and Fanfare.
Consider the dramatic turns experienced by Butler and the Colts, Pacers and Fever.
For years, Native American groups and others have protested against Cleveland’s use of Indians as its name as well as other imagery used by the American League charter franchise since 1915.
By injecting a first-year coach into the mold of an established roster, Kevin Pritchard has hit on the formula that has worked eerily well for the Pacers throughout their history.
The path to a head coaching or key front-office job in professional basketball is often paved with sleepless nights and little or no pay.
First-time NBA head coach Nate Bjorkgren on Wednesday presented a different kind of vision, one Pacers fans may embrace after watching years of stodgy, half-court basketball.
The update came several hours after the Colts initially announced that “several individuals within our organization” had tested positive for the virus.
Hiring a coach is one of the most important moves a franchise makes, but there’s no formula for success.
The only Native American to have played for the team thinks the franchise should keep the name and use it to educate the public.
The NFL is set to kick off its 2020 season Thursday night in Kansas City, where 16,000 fans are expected. But it will sound as if 76,416 spectators are cheering thanks to NFL Films, which is supplying prerecorded audio specific to each NFL venue.
Terre Haute’s Duane Klueh remembers long, cold road trips and teams that pinched pennies to pay the bills.
The Indy Eleven soccer team got back into action Saturday, opening its 2020 home season before a thinned-out crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The NFL and its franchises are discussing a plan by which rows of seating closest to the field in stadiums this season could be covered and used to display the logos of sponsors and messaging for league and team initiatives.
Former Colts quarterback Art Schlichter has received nearly $700,000 from a national settlement with the NFL over concussions. A prosecutor says that money should go to Schlichter’s many fraud victims.