Alive in Stone, Now in Mel Ziegler’s Home

Photo The artist Mel Ziegler in Nashville, with his wall of Mount Rushmore-related souvenirs collected there and across the United States. Credit Jake Giles Netter for The New York Times They call Mount Rushmore the “Shrine of Democracy”: four presidents blasted out of the face of a granite escarpment in the Black Hills of South …

Sources: Russell Westbrook inks 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

Reigning NBA MVP? Russell Westbrook,?one of the league’s global superstars, inked a 10-year extension with Nike’s Jordan Brand that will be the most lucrative total endorsement deal for a Jordan athlete to date, according to industry sources. Since first signing a five-year endorsement deal in 2013, Westbrook has been positioned as the face of the …

Tackle football before age 12 leads to brain issues

CLOSE SportsPulse: NFL insider Jarrett Bell discusses who impressed, worried and surprised him from the weekend’s action. USA TODAY Sports Researchers have released a new study on brain injuries related to football.(Photo: MICHAEL MADRID, XXX USAT) Playing tackle football before age 12 “may have long-term neurobehavioral consequences,” according to a study published on Tuesday. Researchers from …