LOS ANGELES -- New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, a three-time Super Bowl champion, announced his retirement from the National Football League in an Instagram post on Sunday. Gronkowski brings down the curtain on a nine-year career after helping the Patriots to a third title in five seasons in a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams last month. "I will be retiring from the game of football today," Gronkowski said in a post that called the decision "the biggest of my life so far". He thanked Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick for the opportunity they gave him "when drafting my silliness in 2010". His effervescence and irreverence endeared "Gronk" to fans, but the towering tight end was a formidable offensive weapon on the field and a favorite target of superstar quarterback Tom Brady. Gronkowski, who has sufferd a laundry list of injuries in his career and was shaken by a concussion in a playoff win in January of 2018, said after the Patriots' loss to … [Read more...] about NFL: Patriots’ tight end Gronkowski announces NFL retirement
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(Reuters) - Pizza chain Papa John’s, trying to recover from a string of high-profile public relations blunders, on Friday named former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal as its newest board member, brand ambassador and investor. FILE PHOTO: Shaquille O'Neal laughs while telling a story during his announcement of his retirement from the National Basketball Association (NBA) at a news conference at his home in Windermere, Florida June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Scott Audette The move highlights the restaurant chain’s attempts to fix its image after its founder, John Schnatter, reportedly used a racial slur on a media training conference call last year. Schnatter stepped down as chairman of the Papa John’s board last summer but still holds approximately 30 percent of the company’s shares and has been feuding with the chain over control. O’Neal, a popular product pitchman who was one of the National Basketball Association’s best players in his prime, … [Read more...] about Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal joins Papa John’s board
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Mark Scolforo, Associated Press Updated 10:44 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 In this Jan. 15, 2013, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. DePasquale said Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, that officials in 18 of 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell new voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections. less In this Jan. 15, 2013, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. DePasquale said Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, that officials in 18 of 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Jan. 15, 2013, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. DePasquale … [Read more...] about Audit says officials took freebies from voting machine firms