By a group led by conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh (below), a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. Last week Limbaugh said he and Blues owner Dave Checketts had made an offer to majority owners Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez, the children of late former owner Carroll Rosenbloom and his wife, Georgia Frontiere. (Terms were undisclosed.) After the bid became public, Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka was one of several current NFL players who said Limbaugh's history of racially insensitive commentary would make black players reluctant to play for him. "He can do whatever he wants; it is a free country," Kiwanuka told the New York Daily News. "But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play."
By the IOC, golf and rugby as Olympic sports beginning with the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Golf, which was last part of the Olympics in 1904, will have men's and women's 72-hole, stroke-play tournaments with fields of 60 each. Rugby, last in the Games in 1924, will be played as rugby sevens, a more TV-friendly, seven-to-a-side variant with shorter matches than the usual 15-per-side game.
At age 27, Tony Fein, an Iraq war veteran who played for the Ravens this preseason. Fein collapsed at a friend's house near Port Orchard, Wash., on Oct. 6 and died after going into cardiac arrest while being rushed to the hospital. The cause of death was unknown as of Sunday; police said there were no signs of foul play or illegal drug use, with autopsy results pending. After playing quarterback at South Kitsap (Wash.) High, Fein enlisted in the Army in 2000 at age 19. He served 3½ years and saw duty in Iraq as a reconnaissance scout. He was a linebacker at Mississippi in 2007 and '08 and this year signed with the Ravens as a free agent before training camp. He was released in the team's last round of cuts.