FOOTBALL Miami LB says he’ll retire Linebacker Jason Taylor said he’ll retire after this season, his 15th in the NFL and his 13th with the Miami Dolphins. Taylor, who made the announcement following practice Wednesday, leads all active players with 139 1/2 sacks, sixth all time. He has six fumble returns for touchdowns, an NFL record.
As a small point guard playing for our high school team, I often tried the reverse lay up and mustered my inner wings to stay afloat amidst a couple of defenders. Into the ’90s, we marveled at Michael Jordan’s hang time. Wow! Shaking our heads in disbelief, he took the game to a new level.
I think it would grow old over time. But, if anyone has experience with commuting from Collegeville to the Malvern area, I’d be delighted to hear about that too. Maybe it isn’t as bad as I think it would be.. Get Sport updates directly to your inboxSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!But the shattering truth this morning, as sure as Rudi Weinhofer’s turban carried no evidence of his DNA, is Celtic are facing more Euro heartache at the hands of Peter Pacult.If history has a habit of repeating itself then let’s not wait 25 years after this season for another rematch.This was a thumping European tie that crackled at times with an electric frenzy on the pitch and off it, in an atmosphere stoked by the bitterness of their now infamous 1984 meetings.Thankfully, for the most part the rancour remained in check, although that didn’t mean Hoops diehards had forgiven or forgotten how they still believed they had been cheated out of the Cup Winners’ Cup.But the harsh reality is Celtic now sit with only one point from a possible six from their opening fixtures as advantage switches to Rapid and Bungesliga cracks Hamburg to qualify for the next stage.A banner unfurled by home fans before kick off cheekily proclaimed Celtic still had the bottle but it looked to have crashed when Nikica Jelavic fired in an openerin only three minutes.But even Frank McGarvey would have approved of the manner in which his heroes hauled themselves back into the game with an equaliser from Scott McDonald in 20 minutes the least their efforts deserved.Celtic battled in vain from that point and only their own wastefulness in front of goal, some frantic defending and spirited goalkeeping prevented them securing the first win of the campaign. Thankfully, the tie never boiled over although there were a couple of occasions when it looked as if it might.Around the ground beforehand it was all fairly jovial but the undercurrent of tension was never far from the surface and animosity began to creep into the night in the 10 minutes before kick off with a cleverly orchestrated campaign from Celtic fans behind each goal.First, the Green Brigade unfurled a banner in three parts which read 1984, 2009 and, in between, a message saying We Still Hate Rapid.Meanwhile, in the Jock Stein stand a banner was draped from top tier to bottom with the Rapid crest superimposed with the words Cheats, Liars, Conmen, next to a flag that simply read Unforgiven. Police did not appear keen to step in.