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  • newBillick bashes Falcons defensive talent
    On the surface, recent remarks from coach-turned-commentator Brian Billick about the quality of the Falcons’ defensive talent will raise no eyebrows.  Billick was doing what commentators do, commentating with commentary about topics worthy of comm…
    - 9 mins ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:16pm -
  • newDerek Carr thinks he’ll be ready to play after bye week
    The Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen this week and named Tony Sparano as their interim coach, a decision that has overshadowed everything else going on with the Raiders this season. Sparano will coach his first game when Oakland returns from their by…
    - 23 mins ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:02pm -
  • newCecil Shorts said he was “selfish” to play through hamstring
    It might be weeks before Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts gets back on the field. But he said he was “selfish” for trying to play a week ago. Shorts aggravated a previous hamstring problem during the loss to the Chargers, and pulled up on a pla…
    - 33 mins ago, 2 Oct 14, 11:52am -
  • newPagano says talk of piped-in crowd noise is an “insult” to fans
    As the Ravens prepare to face the Colts in Indy, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh made a tongue-in-cheek reference to notion that the Colts artificially augment the crowd noise at home games. Colts coach Chuck Pagano wants the crowd to show Harbaugh he…
    - 55 mins ago, 2 Oct 14, 11:30am -
  • newSammy Watkins: Ball comes out faster with Kyle Orton
    The Bills handed the keys to the offense to quarterback Kyle Orton this week and it hasn’t taken long for Orton’s teammates to notice the differences from the way things ran with EJ Manuel. Wide receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins have both…
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Oct 14, 11:08am -
  • newNdamukong Suh won’t talk about 2015
    Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh can become a free agent after the season and a report last weekend indicated that Suh was unlikely to remain with the Lions once the offseason does arrive. That report had New York, Chicago and Dallas listed as preferre…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 10:46am -
  • new2015 NFL Draft set for April 30-May 2
    The NFL still hasn’t decided where the 2015 draft will take place, but the date is set. The first round of the draft will take place on Thursday, April 30, with the second and third rounds set for May 1 and the fourth through seventh rounds for May…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 10:45am -
  • newThursday morning one-liners
    Bills QB Kyle Orton brings a sense of calm. The Dolphins are getting a good return out of their rookie class. The return of Patriots CB Brandon Browner should be a big boost. Jets FB John Conner thinks he might have a bigger role this time around. Ra…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 10:41am -
  • newNick Foles has problems, but they’re not physical
    Nick Foles doesn’t look like Nick Foles any more. But Eagles coach Chip Kelly insisted there was nothing physically wrong with his quarterback. According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, Kelly said his quarterback hasn’t missed any time, and has…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 9:31am -
  • newCam Newton’s ankle surgery more complicated than he thought
    Cam Newton’s still not himself, still not able to run pain-free because of his offseason ankle surgery. That was an expected part of the process, but Newton said Wednesday he might have been unclear about the expectations going in. “We kind of te…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 9:18am -
  • Rich Gannon blasts Raiders organization and culture of losing
    To say Rich Gannon isn’t happy with the Oakland Raiders would be a massive understatement. Gannon – who won the NFL MVP award in 2002 while leading the Raiders to a Super Bowl appearance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – took his radio show We…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 5:52am -
  • Week Five skill position injury report — Wednesday
    For fantasy football players, here’s a rundown of the skill position players listed on Wednesday’s injury report as furnished by the NFL. Key fantasy starters are bolded. The final injury report for Sunday games is released Friday, with the final…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:33am -
  • Justin Blackmon working through voluntary treatment program
    Receiver Justin Blackmon has missed an entire calendar year’s worth of games after being suspended indefinitely by the league for repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The Jacksonville Jaguars have stuck by Blackmon despite…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:41am -
  • Cowboys player allegedly involved in a sexual assault
    Despite unprecedented sensitivity to the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault in the NFL, incidents involving NFL players continue. The latest allegedly happened on the evening of September 20. According to the New York Daily News, defensive…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 2:59am -
  • Alexander says suspension arises from violation “many months ago”
    The four-game suspension imposed on Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has become a 10-game suspension.  Alexander has issued a statement expressing regret for the incident that, according to Alexander, happened a long time ago. “I’m very so…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 2:45am -
  • Report: Aaron Dobson benched after he “mouthed off” to McDaniels
    The Patriots scratched wide receiver Aaron Dobson in each of the last two games. We now reportedly have an idea why. According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the Patriots benched Dobson for the Sept. 21 win vs. Oakland and the Sept. 29 l…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 2:19am -
  • Derek Carr could be the key to luring Gruden
    As the 2014 draft approached, Raiders owner Mark Davis developed a strong desire to draft quarterback Derek Carr.  On the afternoon before the draft began, chatter emerged that Davis was pushing for Carr to be taken with the fifth overall pick in ro…
    - 11 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 1:05am -
  • Geno gets testy over Vick questions
    Well, at least he didn’t tell anyone to go f–k himself. Jets quarterback Geno Smith, who lost his cool and yelled a pair of “F” bombs into the stands at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Lions, was in no mood on Wednesday to take questions ab…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:49pm -
  • Reche Caldwell faces prison time after guilty plea on drug charge
    Former NFL receiver Reche Caldwell could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal drug conspiracy. Caldwell admitted to a scheme to distribute the drug “Molly,” prosecutors say. According to the Tampa Tribune, C…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:36pm -
  • Kaepernick avoids topic of locker-room turmoil
    After non-reporter Deion Sanders reported that 49ers players want coach Jim Harbaugh to coach someone other than the 49ers, the team trotted out several players to debunk the report from the non-reporter. But where were the team leaders?  Patrick Wi…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:29pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: Bears wide receivers could be in for a field day against CAR
    The PFT crew looks at the Panthers Bears game coming up in Week 5. Hines Ward thinks Carolina’s secondary could be in for a long day against the Bears’ wide receivers.
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:25pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: What should the Jets do with Geno Smith?
    The Jets are in a tough spot with their second year QB Geno Smith, with veteran Michael Vick on the sidelines. Hines Ward thinks the team is just a QB away from being a contender.
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:12pm -
  • The time Larry Donnell shoveled dirt on every other bad beat story
    Look, fantasy football bad beat stories are generally just tedious. Here’s an example: Last week, a fantasy owner benched Giants tight end Larry Donnell in favor of 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. Donnell outscored Davis, and the fantasy owner lost.…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:49pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: When will Robert Mueller’s investigation conclude?
    Packers’ CEO Mark Murphy released a statement on Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Ray Rice case. Murphy hoped the investigation would be finished by the owner’s meeting next week.
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:14pm -
  • Trent Williams: Seahawks aren’t unstoppable, we can beat them
    As Washington left tackle Trent Williams studies film of Seattle’s defense in preparation for Monday night’s meeting, his conclusion is this: These guys are beatable. Williams said he and his teammates won’t go into the game against the defendi…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:14pm -
  • Knee injury keeps Kyle Williams out of practice
    The Bills have had one of the stingiest run defenses in the league through the first four weeks of the season, but they were missing one of the major cogs in that effort when they kicked off practice for Week Five. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams didn…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:16pm -
  • NFL announces extension of DirecTV Sunday Ticket deal
    NFL Sunday Ticket is staying on DirecTV. The league announced on Wednesday that it has extended its agreement with DirecTV to give the satellite provider the rights to show out-of-market games. Darren Rovell of ESPN reports that it’s an eight-year…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:02pm -
  • Jon Gruden says the predictable thing about Raiders job
    With the Raiders already in the market for a head coach after the 2014 season and with former Raiders (and Buccaneers) coach Jon Gruden’s name the first to emerge, the elder brother of Washington coach Jay Gruden is saying all the right things abou…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:58pm -
  • Frank Alexander suspended 10 games for another drug violation
    The Panthers were hoping to get defensive end Frank Alexander back this week, after he served his four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. Instead, they’ll see him in December, if at all. The league announced that Alexander wa…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:48pm -
  • Brandon Marshall gets in a full practice

    - 16 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:41pm -

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ESPN

  • newBumgarner-led Giants send Pirates packing
    Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game.
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 9:08am -
  • newCowboys' Spillman faces sexual assault claim
    Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel last month, according to Grapevine, Texas police.
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 9:05am -
  • newNotre Dame 'becoming ridiculous,' Russell says
    Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell has voiced heightened frustration with the school in a since-deleted Instagram post, saying it was "becoming ridiculous" after it held a hearing before a disciplinary committee regarding his suspension.
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 8:35am -
  • Prep football player 3rd to die in recent days
    A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island, becoming the third high school football player to die in recent days.
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 7:15am -
  • Gannon says Raiders 'stealing' from Oakland
    One of the last great Oakland Raiders players has taken aim at the woebegone franchise again, with Rich Gannon railing against the team Wednesday.
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 6:40am -
  • Cabrera declines playoff bonus, report says
    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera opted against signing the paperwork necessary to make him eligible for his playoff bonus, according to a report.
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 6:25am -
  • Cops: Phelps blew .14, seemed 'disoriented'
    Police documents indicate that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a breathalyzer test after he was stopped on a speeding violation.
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:51am -
  • Royal demand: ALDS ticket prices soaring
    Postseason fever, for the first time in nearly three decades, is getting expensive. But Kansas City Royals fans are apparently willing to pay what it takes to get into the building.
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:38am -
  • LeBron, Love debut in Cavaliers scrimmage
    For the first time in more than four years, LeBron James stepped onto the court at Quicken Loans Arena as a member of the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:30am -
  • Carmelo: I'm the most underrated superstar
    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony believes he's the "most underrated" star player in the NBA.
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 2:39am -

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

  • newDallas Cowboys player investigated for alleged sex assault: ESPN
    (Reuters) - A Dallas Cowboys player is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the team's hotel last month, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The sports channel named the player, as did other media, but quoted Grapevine Police De…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 7:38am -
  • Giants blank Pirates 8-0 to advance in playoffs
    Pittsburgh (AFP) - Madison Bumgarner threw a four-hit shutout and Brandon Crawford belted a grand slam to lift San Francisco to an 8-0 win over Pittsburgh Wednesday in the National League Wild Card game.
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 5:40am -
  • Giants sink Pirates in NL Wild Card playoff
    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A four-hit shutout by Madison Bumgarner and a grand slam by Brandon Crawford carried the San Francisco Giants to an 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card playoff on Wednesday. Crawford launched a…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 5:02am -
  • Cowboys' Spillman in sexual assault probe
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Dallas Cowboys safety and special teams player CJ Spillman is involved in a sexual assault probe in suburban Grapevine, Texas, police said.
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 4:23am -
  • McIlroy wants to win Dunhill for dad
    London (AFP) - Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy hopes to cap an already stellar year by marking his father's 55th birthday on Sunday with victory in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
    - 11 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 1:06am -
  • National Football League roundup
    (The Sports Xchange) - Injured Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer missed practice Wednesday to visit a specialist about a nerve problem in his throwing shoulder. Palmer hoped to return for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, but that n…
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:11am -
  • Major League Baseball roundup
    (The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that experimental speed-up rules will be tested during games at the 2014 Arizona Fall League. Commissioner Bud Selig established a committee on Sept. 22 to improve the pace of play. A s…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:46pm -
  • DirecTV keeps NFL Sunday Ticket in $1.5 billion a year deal
    By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DirecTV extended its exclusive contract to sell the Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games, and sources said the company will pay $1.5 billion a year to keep the popular offering that has help…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:37pm -
  • DirecTV to pay $1.5 billion a year for NFL Sunday Ticket: source
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DirecTV will pay the National Football League an average of $1.5 billion a year over eight years for exclusive rights to sell its Sunday Ticket package of weekly games, a source familiar with the agreement said on Wednesday. (…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:37pm -
  • Panthers' Alexander banned 10 games for doping
    (Reuters) - Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended 10 games without pay for violating the National Football League's policy on substances of abuse, the league said on Wednesday. Alexander, who missed the first four games o…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:33pm -
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