Ed White was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time Shilique Calhoun Jersey , second-team All-Pro in 17 seasons as a guard with the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers. He was a member of the 40th Anniversary teams for both franchises as well as being named one of the 50 Greatest Minnesota Vikings in 2010.
Now he?s dealing with Alzheimer?s disease.
According to Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune, White found out about his condition just two months ago.
?After all the head-knocking, I guess I shouldn?? be surprised,? White said. ?? ?? was driving home after (the MRI) and the doctor called. He already knew what I had.?
Officially, White was diagnosed with Alzheimer?s-related dimensia.
?My hippocampus memory center is about half of what it should be,? he said.
White was a second-round pick of the Vikings in 1969 out of University of California. The Vikings won the NFL Championship game in his rookie season to advance to Super Bowl IV against the Kansas City Chiefs, who beat the Vikings 23-7. He played a total of nine seasons for Minnesota and was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his final three seasons with the team.
He was traded to the Chargers 1978 and played the final eight years of his career in San Diego. He made another Pro Bowl in 1979 and retired after the 1985 season with 241 career games under his belt. The Yankees have acquired left-hander Zach Britton from the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles for three prospects DeAndre Washington Jersey , a trade that will bolster New York?s bullpen for the stretch run.
Right-hander Dillon Tate is going to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody Carroll. The teams announced the deal Tuesday night.
The 30-year-old Britton will serve as a setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman, joining David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Chasen Shreve, Chad Green, Jonathan Holder and Adam Warren in an already strong bullpen.
Britton is eligible to become a free agent after this season, which makes him a summer rental for the Yankees in their pursuit of first-place Boston in the AL East.
He began the season on the disabled list after tearing his right Achilles tendon in December. He made his debut on June 12 and has appeared in 16 games Dan Marino Jersey , going 1-0 with a 3.45 ERA and four saves. He has not allowed a run in his last eight appearances, allowing just three hits over eight innings.
NEW YORK (AP) ? Yoenis Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the New York Mets were still trying to determine whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery.
An announcement had been expected before Tuesday night?s game against San Diego, but about 35 minutes prior to the first pitch Mets spokesman Harold Kaufman said the team was waiting to receive a second opinion and it was unlikely the news conference would take place until afterward.
Following a 6-3 win over the Padres, however, the Mets still had no update.
?We?re still on the second opinion from the second doctor,? manager Mickey Callaway said. ?You have to take everybody?s information and make a judgment call on what they all feel. I don?t think I?ve ever been in a situation where two doctors haven?t been able to get together and come to some type of conclusion in the end.?
Cespedes had an MRI and was examined by a foot specialist Monday in an effort to ascertain whether he should have an operation to alleviate chronic heel pain.
CLEVELAND (AP) ? Baker Mayfield?s first win was beating the clock.
The No. 1 overall pick in this year?s NFL draft signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns Solomon Thomas Jersey , who believe the quarterback from Oklahoma can lead them back to respectability and more.
Mayfield finalized his four-year, $32 million deal a day before Cleveland?s players are scheduled to report to training camp and avoided being a holdout. Mayfield?s contract includes a $22 million signing bonus.
Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward, selected with the No. 4 overall pick, remains unsigned. But the Browns are hopeful they can also get the former Ohio State star under contract before their first practice on Thursday.
One of college football?s most popular and polarizing players, Mayfield is not expected to start in his first season for Cleveland. The Browns acquired former Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor during an offseason trade and coach Hue Jackson has made it clear that the veteran will play until Mayfield is ready.
ORONO, Maine (AP) ? A University of Maine football player has collapsed and died during a preseason workout on campus.
University officials say 18-year-old Darius Minor, a political science major from Locust Grove Alec Ogletree Jersey , Virginia, collapsed Tuesday afternoon. Training staff and first responders were unable to resuscitate him.
Minor was in the third week of UMaine?s Freshman Workout. Officials say he was one of 17 first-year student-athletes participating when he collapsed about 15 minutes into a supervised light workout.
Interim athletics director James Settele says the campus is ?devastated by this terrible incident.? He says the campus community extends its deepest condolences to Minor?s family. Womens Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey