Manning retirement, new Texans signing highlight week in sports
After a busy week in sports, The Cougar is here to catch you up on some of the headlines of note for all sports fans.
Texans land free-agent quarterback
Travis Faler, contributing writer
After the Houston Texans had a rough time finding a starting quarterback last season, they went and got a new one at the price of $72 million.
The new starting quarter back in question is Brock Osweiler.
Osweiler has spent the past four years playing backup for the Denver Broncos. He was given a chance to start last season, but was eventually replaced by Peyton Manning..
“I promise to come into this building rain or shine and give it everything I have,” Osweiler said.
Legendary quarterback calls it a career
Caprice Carter, contributing writer
Superbowl champion Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos announced his retirement this week after an 18-season run in the NFL.
According to ESPN, Manning addressed his time with the Indianapolis Colts and their win over the Bears in Superbowl XLI, and said that he was “honored to be a part of it.”
Manning ended his press conference with scripture and gave his farewell blessing to football and his fans.
Tennis world shocked by failed drug test
Justin Najjar, contributing writer
Maria Sharapova took full responsibility Monday for failing an Australian Open drug test after the banned substance Meldonium was found in her system.
During a press conference, Sharapova said she had been taking the drug for 10 years for health issues, and she wasn’t aware the drug was put on the banned substances list this year.