Jordan McNair (Twitter Photo) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died.In an announcement Monday morning, the school said no player will wear his number for the next three years — the time during which he would have been eligible to play.In addition, a moment of silence will be held during Texas and Temple games, and his locker will be encased in glass.Speaking in Cole Field House on the university campus with his teammates lined up behind him, Maryland offensive lineman Ellis McKennie said, “Every play we make, every snap we take, will be in Jordan’s honor.”He added, “Jordan was fearless. He was a dreamer. He would do anything for his teammates.”McKennie said one student athlete each year will receive a scholarship “in Jordan’s honor.”Offensive lineman Johnny Jordan said, “He was a gentle giant, and we as a team will continue to carry on his legacy for this season and far beyond.”McNair was running laps on the practice field on May 29 when he was overcome by heat and exhaustion. After being treated at the team facility, he was taken to a hospital and died of heatstroke on June 13.The school has apologized to the family and acknowledged that mistakes were made in his treatment during the May 29 workout.Coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 11. Strength and conditioning coach Rick Court has resigned, and two members of the football staff remain on administrative leave.Offensive coordinator Matt Canada is serving as interim coach.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Serena Williams twirls after defeating Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — It’s all about the tutu for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.Just days after French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said her black catsuit with clot-preventing compression tights “will no longer be accepted,” Williams chose a one-armed black tutu-style dress by Off-White’s Virgil Abloh to take on Magda Linette at the Open. She won.Perhaps her sparkly shoes emblazoned with her name and “queen” also helped.On Wednesday night, playing against Carina Witthoeft, Williams was in another tutu dress that’s part of her new collaboration with Nike and Abloh, who is also men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton. Anna Wintour looked pleased as she watched Williams beat Witthoeft.The Queen Collection is inspired by Williams’ love of dance. She paired the black look with a leather biker jacket. The dresses have sheer panels on one shoulder and long sleeves on the other. Williams tugged hard on the sleeve as her Wednesday match began.Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a shot from Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The 23-time Grand Slam winner wore compression fishnets with her tutu looks to guard against blood clots, a problem she battled soon after giving birth last September.Retail, prices range from $130 to $900 for various pieces in the new collab.
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier NUMBER SIX—Pictured are members of the Super Bowl XLIII (43) winning team, which beat the Arizona Cardinals in comeback fashion after the 2008 season. “MEAN” JOE GREENE, the man who started it all…he was honored at halftime as a member of the Super Bowl XIII (13) team that won the championship after the 1978 season. Greene ended up winning four Super Bowls in all. (Photos by Courier photographer Brian Cook)