Was Born Vernon Davis on January 31, 1984 in Washington, D.C. Vernon's nickname “The Duke” originated from a name he inherited from his father who was called “Duke.” Originally nicknamed “Little Duke.” At Maryland, media added “The” and dropped “Little.”
There is a growing belief inside league circles that the NFL and NFL Players Association will have an agreement in place that can be ratified during the July 21 league meetings in Atlanta, according to sources familiar with the state of negotiations.
As one NFL owner said this weekend, there's "no reason to believe it won't get done."
Once again, American courage and self-belief triumphed over Brazilian skill, and now the U.S. is moving on to the semifinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
In one of the most epic games in the tournament's history, the U.S. came back from the dead to defeat the Samba Queens 5-3 on penalties, after extra time had finished 2-2. And it took as gutsy a performance as you will ever see.