Earlier that month, San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson had lost a bet to Chicago Mayor Martin H. Kennelly, after wagering that Cal would defeat Northwestern in that year’s Rose Bowl.,A week before the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship Game in 1967 (known later as Super Bowl I), Donald A. Tilleman, the mayor of Green Bay, Wis., sent a telegram to his counterpart in Kansas City, Mo., betting him a block of Wisconsin cheese that the Packers would win, and proposing that prime steaks would make for a good prize.,After the Packers lost in the NFC championship game to the Giants, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg received a special delivery that contained 10 pounds of cheese spread, 20 aged strip steaks and three pounds of chocolate — plus a pair of cheese-wedge sunglasses for good measure.,Thus began the era of mayors wearing rival teams' jerseys, flying the winner’s flag above city hall or singing the national anthem at their next game.,In April 1997, more than two months after the Packers defeated the Patriots in that year’s Super Bowl, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that Mayor Paul Jadin still hadn’t collected the winnings from his bet with the mayor of Providence, R.I., Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., who would later be sent to federal prison on racketeering charges.

Former NFL star Anthony Miller, 53, met Sanchez at the 1996 Super Bowl when he was playing for the Denver Broncos and she was a rising star TV reporter.,A longtime friend of Sanchez on Monday told DailyMail.com of how the married TV anchor set her sights on Jeff Bezos after she and her talent agent husband Patrick Whitesell became friends with the billionaire several years ago in Seattle.,After meeting Bezos and MacKenzie socially several years ago, Sanchez told a friend: 'Now that's the kind of guy I need,' the close friend claimed.,News of Bezos's and Sanchez's relationship would break just days later, along with reports of an eight-month affair involving steamy texts, nude photo exchanges, private jet rendezvous, intimate dinners and sleepovers at each other's marital homes.,According to Page Six, Sanchez sent a friend a photograph of Bezos's genitalia which he had sent her along with other messages which included him telling her he loved her and that he wanted to 'breathe her in'.

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NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on track for hearings.,LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers reacquired catcher Russell Martin on Friday in a trade with Toronto, days after Yasmani Grandal left for a deal with Milwaukee.,NFL read more

Illinois State Police documents show that the agency frequently assigns troopers to escort sports teams, musicians and even filmmakers across the congested roadways of greater Chicago.,Illinois State Police wouldn’t comment on the trip, so the Tribune made a public records request for all police escort contracts in 2018.,Though critics have called police escorts for sports teams a frivolous and potentially dangerous use of public resources, state police defend them as a way to provide “safety and security for all those involved in the motorcade as well as for the motoring public.”,The contracts show that visiting NFL teams routinely receive police escorts to and from the airport, hotels and Soldier Field.,College football teams are also major customers: Northwestern University had a standing order for police escorts between its team hotel and Ryan Field on game days, and the University of Illinois paid for the service when it played at Soldier Field in September.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame released its 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2019 on Thursday, and among the esteemed group of gridiron stars were a trio of Louisiana Sports Hall of Famers.,Former LSU offensive line standouts Alan Faneca and Kevin Mawae and Louisiana native Ed Reed made the list of modern-era finalists.,Joining that trio is Louisiana native and former LSU great Johnny Robinson as this year’s senior finalist.,The other modern-era finalists include Kansas City and Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce, Indianapolis and Arizona running back Edgerrin James, Denver safety Steve Atwater, Washington and Denver cornerback Champ Bailey, New England cornerback Ty Law, Tampa Bay and Denver safety John Lynch, Jacksonville offensive tackle Tony Boselli, Seattle and Minnesota offensive guard Steve Hutchinson, New England defensive lineman Richard Seymour, St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Chargers coach Don Coryell and Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders coach Tom Flores.,Robinson, a Delhi native who was an All-State tennis, baseball and football player at University Lab School in Baton Rouge (his father Dub Robinson coached the LSU tennis team), played on LSU’s 1958 national championship football team, played his entire pro career for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL, winning championships in 1962, 1966 and 1969.

The Denver Broncos are currently in the midst of seeking their next head coach after Vance Joseph was relieved of his duties on Monday.,According to multiple reports, former Colts coach Chuck Pagano, past Packers coach Mike McCarthy and former Titans helmsman and current Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak are a few in talks with the Broncos.,“To let a coach go is always difficult, especially a guy like Vance Joseph who I enjoyed working with,” said Elway, who’s also the Broncos general manager, in provided statements to the Montrose Daily Press.,Elway, Ellis and Bronco players were asked if being the Denver head coach is still a desirable position.,“You look at our facility and the work that’s been put into this facility over the last five years, it’s a great opportunity for a head coach,” Elway said.

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The Green Bay Packers are not participating in this season's NFL playoffs, but that doesn't mean fans of Wisconsin football are shut out completely.,Next game: Saturday vs. Seahawks, 7:15 p.m. CT Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wears a University of Wisconsin hat as he warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Denver (Photo: The Associated Press) read more

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vance Joseph was fired as coach of the Denver Broncos on Monday after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons.,Joseph met with general manager John Elway after completing a 6-10 season and was dismissed with two years and about $6 million left on his contract.,Although we decided to make this change, I believe Vance is a good football coach who has a bright future in this league,” Elway said in a statement ahead of his news conference scheduled for later Monday.,Joseph never was fully empowered to run the football team as Elway dictated many of the assistants that were hired.,Joseph acknowledged after the Broncos’ 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in which there were more than 12,000 no-shows at Mile High Stadium that an 11-21 record wasn't good enough by Broncos standards.

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Case Keenum #4 of the Denver Broncos passes against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.,DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: Head coach Vance Joseph of the Denver Broncos looks on during the national anthem before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.,(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Denver pulled to 14-9 on fullback Andy Janovich’s 20-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter, the first TD of his career.,DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver River Cracraft #11 of the Denver Broncos comes up with a catch and first down under coverage by strong safety Jahleel Addae #37 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the second quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.,DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a catch for a third quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. read more

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Andy Cross, The Denver Post Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum (4) gets sacked by Oakland Raiders free safety Karl Joseph (42) in the second quarter at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum Dec. 24, 2018.,In potentially the final game at the Oakland Coliseum, the Broncos (6-9) experienced a Christmas Eve Nightmare.,Read more… Andy Cross, The Denver Post Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum Dec. 24, 2018.,Read more… Kyusung Gong, The Associated Press Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.,Post Mailbag forms read more