Stories by Barry Wilner

Friday, June 27, 2014

Program helps moms feel secure about sons playing football

The Heads Up Football program helps parents feel secure about their children playing the sport.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New league might provide players another path to NFL

The Fall Experimental Football League plans to launch in October as a developmental league, with no NFL affiliation but with lots of intriguing ideas.
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NFL likely to expand playoffs for 2015 season

The NFL is going to increase the number of playoff qualifiers to 14, almost certainly for the 2015 season.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Minneapolis to play host to 2018 Super Bowl

Minneapolis beats out Indianapolis and New Orleans for 2018 Super Bowl
By Barry Wilner

Friday, May 9, 2014

Carr hopes to learn from brother

NEW YORK - For once, Derek Carr didn't emulate his older brother.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Clowney selected No. 1 in NFL Draft

NEW YORK - No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man. After two extra weeks of intrigue, Houston opened the NFL draft Thursday night by taking South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gamecocks' Clowney among big focal points in NFL Draft

NEW YORK - For all the interest in QBs such as Johnny Football, and all the praise for the deep-threat receivers, the first player off the board Thursday figures to be that most coveted of defenders.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Figure Skating program enriches girls on, off the ice

NEW YORK - Opportunity. Education. Empowerment. Nowhere in its mission statement does Figure Skating in Harlem spotlight, well, skating. 
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Figure skating, judging still draws criticism

Figure skating, and most especially its highly subjective form of judging, is still drawing criticism for lack of transparency long after the debacle of the Salt Lake City games in 2002.
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Kim holds slim lead after Lipnitskaia falls; American Gold is fourth

Yuna Kim, of South Korea, holds a slim lead in the women's figure skating competition after the short program after Russian favorite Julia Lipnitskaia fell on a triple flip. American skater Gracie ...
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Peers: Plushenko should be remembered for medals, longevity

His skating peers say Evgeni Plushenko should be remembered for medals and longevity, not for the way he left the sport - in controversy.
By Barry Wilner

Hanyu wins 1st men's figure skating Olympic gold for Japan

Yuzuru Hanyu won the 1st men's figure skating Olympic gold for Japan on Friday night.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Japanese skater leads men's event

SOCHI, Russia - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu made figure skating history, and now can chase even more of it.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Russia takes team figure skating gold

SOCHI, Russia - Russia captured the team figure skating title Sunday, giving the host nation its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics.
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Russia holds firm lead in team skating

Russia has a firm hold on the team skating event after Saturday's pairs free skate. Meanwhile, teenage sensation Julia Lipnitskaia was dazzling in the women's short program.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Americans look to Davis, White to salvage team figure skating

The world champion skating pair of Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be the best hope salvaging a medal in team figure skating.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Gold hopes to match her name in Sochi

The big names in women's figure skating at the Sochi Olympics are Yuna Kim and Mao Asada. The best name might belong to the American champion, Gracie Gold.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Seahawks soar in Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Seattle Seahawks made Super Bowl Sunday the best day of all with one of the greatest performances in an NFL title game – sparked by a defense that ranks among the ...
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Manning named AP NFL Most Valuable Player

Peyton Manning was named the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player on Saturday, and also the league's Offensive Player of the Year.
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Success can limit job opportunities for coordinators

Success - even Super Bowl success - can limit job opportunities for ambitious coordinators looking to become head coaches.
By Barry Wilner
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