Warner sacked from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

One week after basketball player Rick Fox and his partner Cheryl Burke got the axe, Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya were eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night. They were the last couple eliminated before the semifinals.

Last dance for Warner?

Kurt Warner and his partner, Anna Trebunskaya, amassed one more point than Bristol Palin and her partner, Mark Ballas, dancing the waltz to the Eagles’ classic “Take It to the Limit” on Monday night.

Former Giant WR Toomer becomes marathon man

It’s hard enough to finish the New York City Marathon. Try starting from dead last. That’s exactly what Amani Toomer, recently retired receiver for the New York Giants, did this weekend.

Crabtree’s London trip: cool cars, big malls

So what is different about playing in an NFL game across the pond? Not too much about the game, according to Michael Crabtree. It was more about taking in a great city like London.

Emmitt Smith judges Warner’s tango

Several former NFL greats from Warren Sapp to Michael Irvin were in the audience to watch Kurt Warner compete — an upset in itself considering Warner’s performance last week seemed certain to send him home.

Thanksgiving treat: Keith Urban answers bell in Dallas

Country singer Keith Urban will be the star of the halftime show during the Thanksgiving game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.

Another QB done for the season?

Not even Bret Michaels, former lead man of ’80s hairband Poison, could bring the rock-n-roll out of Kurt Warner Monday night during what could be Kurt’s last night on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Lauria’s Lombardi gets to yell at famous folks

“Half the quotes attributed to Lombardi are wrong,” said actor Dan Lauria, who portrays the former NFL coaching legend in a new Broadway play, “LOMBARDI,” which opened last week. “Lombardi never said, ‘Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.’ Red Blaik said it.”

President Obama, wanna come to the Super Bowl?

Most NFL fans might consider going to the Super Bowl a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For the lucky winner of a new contest being run by Visa, going to the big game will become not only a once-a-year opportunity, but a reality. Which begs the question: If you had a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLV, which less than four months away, who would you take?

Fitz is feeling pink to help make his mother proud

“I am wearing pink every Sunday in October. Pink throughout my uniform…. pink chin straps, pink gloves, and pink shoes, “ Larry Fitzgerald told me.

Cowboys’ rookie Bryant ready to get back to work

After spending a reported $54,896 on dinner for his Dallas Cowboys teammates, how did rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant spend his first NFL bye week? Well, let’s call it a bye weekend, because that’s all the Cowboys really had off. With the newest addition to his family — Dez Bryant Jr., born on June 25 of this year — Bryant said that just being able to spend time with little Dez was all he wanted to do. That and keep healthy.

Bum Phillips: coach, cowboy, Christian … author

Any birthday is a good birthday, jokes former NFL head coach Bum Phillips, who recently turned 87 and is busy talking up his new book, “Bum Phillips: Coach, Cowboy, Christian.”

Warner dances from outhouse to penthouse

The Kurt Warner-less Cardinals had to rely on a missed Sebastian Janikowski field goal to eek out a 24-23 win Sunday over the Oakland Raiders. On Monday night, Warner scored three points less than his former team. But that was enough to make his second week of “Dancing with the Stars” a success.

Ward to moonlight for the President

Hines Ward added a second job last week — one with a high-profile new boss. President Barack Obama named Ward to his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Allen turns off-field passion into cookbook

Besides hunting quarterbacks, Jared Allen fills his free time trying his hand at hunting large game. That, and writing cookbooks.

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