National briefs: Rooney duo seeks more stake in Steelers
PITTSBURGH ó Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and his son, team president Art Rooney II, want to buy other family membersí shares to assure that one of the NFLís most storied franchises does not leave Rooney control.
In a statement Monday, the team said some of Dan Rooneyís four brothers want to focus their business efforts on racetracks and other non-football interests. The brothers ó Art Jr., Timothy, Patrick and John ó all own an interest in the team as does another related family, the McGinleys, although it has only a small stake in the 75-year-old franchise.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó A California man says Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs kept him from choking to death Thursday night.
iTony saved my life. Thereís no doubt,î Ken Hunter, a shipping company manager, told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Huntington Beach, Calif.
iTony came up behind me and gave me the Heimlich maneuver. Thank God he was there.î
NEW ORLEANS ó The New Orleans Saints have hired former Carolina Panthers scout Brian Adams as their new assistant director of college scouting.
TOUR de FRANCE
NANTES, France ó On a day that belonged to French cycling, Romain Feillu finished third to claim the yellow jersey Monday while Samuel Dumoulin won the third stage of the Tour de France.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. ó Notre Dameís Mike Brey, the Big East coach of the year the past two seasons, has agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2014-15.