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  • newWatkins re-injured ribs
    Bills receiver Sammy Watkins returned from a rib injury to suffer a new rib injury.  To the same ribs. The Bills disclosed that Watkins departed the preseason shutout finale against the Lions with the same injury that knocked him out of the team’s…
    - 52 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:23am -
  • newDerek Carr leads Raiders to four touchdown drives against Seahawks
    Derek Carr is making the most of his final preseason opportunity against the Seattle Seahawks. The rookie quarterback has led the Oakland Raiders to four consecutive touchdown drives to open the game against the Seahawks. Carr led a 12-play, 68-yard…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:56am -
  • newBruce Arians delegates play calling in preseason finale
    Be wary of playing poker with the man in the Kangol. Arizona head coach Brian Arians gave play calling duties to offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin in preseason finale against San Diego, Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ website reported Thursday ni…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:37am -
  • newSantonio Holmes impresses in Bears’ exhibition finale
    In the span of a little less than 10 minutes in Thursday night’s exhibition at Cleveland, new Bears wide receiver Santonio Holmes made a pair of plays that suggest he’s got some good football left to play. First, the 30-year-old Holmes turned a s…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:16am -
  • newBrian Hoyer ends his preseason with a touchdown drive
    Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer spent most of the preseason competing to become the starting quarterback in Cleveland and may have prolonged the process with mediocre play in the team’s early preseason games, but he ended the summer on a good note.…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:51am -
  • newSleepy Derek Anderson leaves game with hand injury
    Maybe Derek Anderson should have stayed home with the family and gotten some sleep. And maybe the Panthers would have been better off if he had. The Panthers quarterback stayed in Charlotte last night to witness the birth of his daughter, flew to Pit…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:40am -
  • newHow much has the domestic violence policy really changed? (Possibly a lot.)
    The NFL received a much-deserved round of national applause for finally admitting that which pretty much everyone knew:  The league got it wrong when suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice for only two games for committing domestic violence against…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:16am -
  • Another dismal outing for Giants offense
    Tom Coughlin threatened his offense with playing in the fifth preseason game of the summer if they didn’t pick up their game against the Jets and followed through with it on Thursday night against the Patriots. The Pats threw a crew of backups out…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:14am -
  • Jerry Jones admits to talking to Adrian Peterson, doesn’t address the key issue
    In a pre-game radio interview that aired on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Cowboys owner/General Manager/unofficial team doctor Jerry Jones addressed the now-notorious June conversation with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, which reportedly…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:02am -
  • Sammy Watkins suffers rib injury in preseason finale
    The Bills saw one of their key offensive starters depart their exhibition finale with an injury. Rookie wideout Sammy Watkins will miss the rest of Thursday’s game vs. Detroit with a rib injury, BuffaloBills.com reported. It’s unclear whether Wat…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:01am -
  • Colts lose another offensive lineman to injury
    The Colts have seen injuries cost them guard Donald Thomas for the season and center Khaled Holmes for all but one drive of preseason action and they didn’t get through their final exhibition of the summer without seeing another offensive lineman g…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:59pm -
  • Kyle Van Noy has surgery to repair core muscle injury
    The Lions are going to start the regular season without second-round pick Kyle Van Noy in the lineup. Van Noy had surgery to repair a core muscle injury on Thursday and Tim Twentyman of the team’s website suggests that it could be an extended absen…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:33pm -
  • Blake Bortles continues his strong preseason
    The Jacksonville Jaguars insist that rookie quarterback Blake Bortles will spend 2014 on the bench, behind starter Chad Henne. But Bortles sure looks like he’s ready to start in the NFL right now. Bortles continued his strong preseason performance…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:05pm -
  • Five Questions: Arizona Cardinals
    The Arizona Cardinals won seven of their final nine games last season as they made a late-season push for a playoff spot in a difficult NFC West. The defense finished the year ranked 6th in the league and Carson Palmer passed for over 4,000 yards. Th…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:00pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: The 49ers expect to have offensive problems fixed
    CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco joins Mike Florio to talk about the Niners struggles on offense in the preseason and the final roster spot competitions.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:27pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: What are the odds of Michael Sam making the Rams?
    Rams’ announcer Steve Savard joins PFT to discuss the likelihood of Michael Sam making the Rams roster. Savard notes that there are some injuries to the Rams defensive line, which could help Sam make the team.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:24pm -
  • Five Questions: Chicago Bears
    There will surely be moments this season where the Chicago Bears look like contenders — legit contenders. They will look this way because of their offense, which is loaded with top-tier talent at quarterback (Jay Cutler), tailback (Matt Forte) and…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:55pm -
  • League isn’t saying whether Ray Rice would be a second-time offender
    With the NFL introducing a new domestic violence policy that includes the possibility of a lifetime ban for a second offense, an obvious question arises regarding Ravens running back Ray Rice. Does Rice’s first offense, which was handled so badly t…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:41pm -
  • No comment from Cowboys, yet, on Peterson conversation
    The Dallas Cowboys have issued no comment in response to the comments from owner Jerry Jones to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reportedly in response to Peterson’s stated desire to play for the Cowboys after his time with the Vikings ends. B…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:16pm -
  • NFLPA on domestic violence penalties: If we believe due process rights are violated, we’ll intervene
    The NFLPA has weighed in on the letter sent by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to team owners on Thursday concerning the increased penalties for domestic violence. The union knew that the league was planning to put a new policy in place under the exis…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:44pm -
  • More scrutiny on RG3’s throwing mechanics
    When Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III burst onto the scene with a spectacular rookie year in 2012, he was like nothing the NFL had seen before: A good enough athlete that he could have been an Olympic hurdler, playing the quarterback positio…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:10pm -
  • NFLPA has no comment on new domestic violence penalties
    The NFL issued on Thursday a new policy regarding domestic violence, which calls for a six-game suspension in the aftermath of a first offense and, possibly, a lifetime ban for a second offense. The NFLPA has no comment at this time on the revised pe…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:22pm -
  • Adrian Peterson: I would love to retire as a Viking
    The NFL had no comment on the report that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he wants to play for the Cowboys after his tenure with the Vikings comes to an end, but Peterson was willing to address it on Thursday.…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:02pm -
  • Roger Goodell’s letter to NFL owners on domestic violence
    [Editor's note:  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent the following letter to all 32 NFL owners today.] Since becoming Commissioner, my focus has been on ensuring that the NFL is held in the highest regard by our fans, players, business partners, and…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:53pm -
  • NFL institutes new policy on domestic violence with 6-game ban for first offense
    The NFL was roundly criticized for suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games under the personal conduct policy after Rice was charged with assaulting his then-fiance and current wife during an incident at an Atlantic City hotel in February. T…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:47pm -
  • Brady is indeed upset about Mankins trade
    When the Patriots didn’t re-sign receiver Wes Welker in the aftermath of quarterback Tom Brady’s team-friendly deal (with a paltry $30 million to sign), someone close to Brady reportedly was enraged.  This time around, with left guard Logan Mank…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:36pm -
  • League has no comment on report of Peterson-Jones conversation
    In response to the report that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson talked about Peterson playing for the Cowboys when his time with the Vikings ends, PFT contacted both teams and the league office for comment. The first…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:18pm -
  • Report: Bills have been willing to trade T.J. Graham for “several months”
    The Bills are reportedly willing to listen to clubs interested in making a deal for a receiver who’s started the majority of Buffalo’s games over the last two seasons. The club has had third-year wideout T.J. Graham available in trade for “seve…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:12pm -
  • Cowboys waive 2013 fourth-rounder B.W. Webb
    The Cowboys waived linebacker DeVonte Holloman this week because his neck injury led doctors to advise against continuing his playing career, but there was no medical reason why they waived another member of their 2013 draft class on Thursday. The t…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:12pm -
  • PFT Live 8/28: Mary Kay Cabot, PFT Planet
    Mike Florio talks to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension and what it means for the Browns in the 2014 season. Mike also answers viewer questions about the Logan Mankins trade, Jim Harbaugh’s future…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:59pm -

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ESPN

  • newRams' Sam 'very confident' with cuts looming
    No matter what happens in the next two days, defensive end Michael Sam is confident he offered a strong closing argument to make the St. Louis Rams roster Thursday night.
    - 50 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:25am -
  • new15-year-old Bellis' Open run ends in 3-setter
    American teen CiCi Bellis fought back after losing the first set, but ultimately came up short in her second round match Thursday night at the US Open.
    - 54 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:21am -
  • newA&M's Hill surpasses Manziel mark in romp
    Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards, and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:03am -
  • newNFL: Lifetime ban possible for domestic abuse
    The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:37am -
  • newNFL: Lifetime ban possible for domestic abuse
    The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:37am -
  • newBills lose rookie Watkins again to ribs injury
    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins left in the first quarter of Thursday's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions after apparently re-injuring his ribs.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:28am -
  • newAggies' win means $1M in furniture for fans
    Some 600 people will receive furniture for free due to a College Station promotion that promised the giveaway if Texas A&M beat South Carolina by at least 10 points.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:49am -
  • newRB Brown quits USC, calls Sarkisian 'racist'
    USC senior running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team a week ago, called head coach Steve Sarkisian a racist Thursday.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:34am -
  • newGiants' Petit retires record 46th batter in row
    San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:24am -
  • newStewart to return to track Sunday at Atlanta
    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt track race.
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:24am -

FOX Sports

  • Gonzalez back at Falcons camp Aug. 17?

    - 7 Aug 13, 5:08pm -
  • Packers LT Bulaga to have surgery on torn ACL, will miss season

    - 7 Aug 13, 5:06pm -
  • Former Jet Moore opts to retire
    After sleeping on it, Brandon Moore has decided to retire ratherthan join the Dallas Cowboys.
    - 7 Aug 13, 1:52pm -
  • Obama: Russia must ease stance
    President Barack Obama is the latest public figure to call forRussia to ease its anti-gay stance and urge the nation to welcomegay and lesbian athletes to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
    - 7 Aug 13, 1:29pm -
  • Injured Saints duo lost for season
    The Saints have lost receiver Joseph Morgan and defensive endKenyon Coleman for the season because of injuries, depriving NewOrleans of one of its top deep threats and a reliable veteranrun-stopping lineman.
    - 7 Aug 13, 1:13pm -
  • Team staged rejected proposal
    The minor league baseball team in New Britain, Conn., isacknowledging it staged a rejected marriage proposal as a publicitystunt.
    - 7 Aug 13, 10:09am -
  • Tiger has one last shot at a major
    Is Tiger Woods changing his tune about the importance of winningmajors?
    - 6 Aug 13, 9:03pm -
  • Manziel gets advice from Newton
    Cam Newton can relate to what Johnny Manziel is going through. The Panthers QB said he's spoken to Manziel a few times this offseason.
    - 6 Aug 13, 8:25pm -
  • Report: Autographs net Manziel $7,500
    Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly accepted $7,500as payment for signing approximately 300 mini- and full-sizedfootball helmets, according to an autograph broker who spoke withESPN.
    - 6 Aug 13, 7:25pm -
  • Surgery successful, another needed
    Tony Stewart underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair thebroken right tibia and fibula suffered Monday night in a sprint carrace in Iowa. Stewart will need a second surgery and remainshospitalized. There was no timetable for his return.
    - 6 Aug 13, 6:34am -

Yahoo Sports

  • newMcIlroy can't wait to get busy at Ryder Cup
    World number one Rory McIlroy has doused any fears of burnout ahead of the Ryder Cup, declaring to European captain Paul McGinley "put me in every Gleneagles match". McIlroy will tee up Friday in the opening round of the $8 million PGA Tour's Deutsch…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:35am -
  • newPetit sets pitching record in Giants' win
    Yusmeiro Petit pitched six dominant innings, striking out nine batters en route to making history in the San Francisco Giants' 4-1 Major League Baseball victory over the Colorado Rockies. Petit retired the first eight batters he faced to break Mark B…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:54am -
  • NFL, under public pressure, toughens domestic violence bans
    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Football League, stung by a public uproar from critics who said it was too lenient on a player accused of assaulting his fiancée, on Thursday announced stricter domestic violence penalties. Players…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:22pm -
  • Goodell apologizes, toughens domestic abuse policy
    National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for domestic violence Thursday, including potential life bans for repeat offenders, and apologized for issuing a weak abuse penalty last month. In a letter to team owners…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:40pm -
  • Playoff title, Ryder Cup add spice to PGA event
    World number one Rory McIlroy joins PGA season points leader Hunter Mahan and US Ryder Cup newcomer Jimmy Walker in the feature group when the Deutsche Bank Championship begins Friday. McIlroy, who won the event in 2012, captured last month's British…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:29pm -
  • Ailing Clark pulls out of Deutsche Bank Championship
    (Reuters) - South African Tim Clark has withdrawn from this week's Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts because of an elbow injury, the PGA Tour said on Thursday. Clark, who clinched his second PGA Tour title at last…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:55pm -
  • Molinari furthers Ryder Cup claims, Gallacher struggles
    Stephen Gallacher, requiring a top two finish in the Italian Open to claim the final automatic qualifying Ryder Cup berth, is lying six shots off home favourite and European wild card contender Francesco Molinari after Thursday's first round. Gallach…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:15pm -
  • Joint leader Molinari tries to gatecrash Ryder Cup party
    (Reuters) - Francesco Molinari, who believes he needs to win this week's Italian Open to snatch a last-gasp Ryder Cup place, took a share of the lead after the first round in Turin on Thursday. The 31-year-old Italian is outside the top nine qualifyi…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:34pm -
  • Cowboys defensive unit takes second four-game ban
    Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jakar Hamilton was issued a four-game suspension by the National Football League on Thursday for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, the second ban on Dallas defenders. Hamilton will miss the first four games…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:31pm -
  • Experience helps outgunned Appleby cope with time
    Stuart Appleby laments that his days are probably numbered on the PGA Tour, although the veteran showed signs of vigour with an impressive final-round charge before finishing joint second at last week's Barclays tournament. Age and a creaky back have…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
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