Given the choice to look for a job elsewhere or retire with one team on his résumé, 34-year-old cornerback Ike Taylor couldn’t envision himself playing for a team other than Pittsburgh. The free agent called it a career Tuesday.
Former running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said. A college standout at Nebraska, Phillips played 25 of his 35 NFL games for St. Louis.
All-Americans Amanda Zahui B. (Minnesota) and Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame) spiked a ho-hum field with excitement when they declared early for Thursday’s WNBA draft. Their decisions dramatically changed Storm general manager Alisha Valavanis’ mock drafts created last winter.