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  • newKellen Moore stakes a claim for the Lions’ backup QB job
    Kellen Moore has always seemed like the classic case of a great college player who couldn’t cut it in the NFL: Although he was a two-time All-American at Boise State, he’s small and he doesn’t have a great arm and he isn’t a great athlete, an…
    - 19 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:42pm -
  • newConflicting reports regarding Bills offers
    Eventually, a winning bidder will emerge for the Bills, with a check that precisely identifies the exact dollars, down to the 00/100.  For now, it’s unclear how much that amount will be.  Especially since the reports are conflicting regarding the…
    - 35 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:26pm -
  • newJimmy Garoppolo on Thursday night’s start: It could have gone better
    The Patriots gave second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo the start at quarterback on Thursday night against the Giants in a move that some saw as an extended audition for the No. 2 job behind Tom Brady. Garoppolo faced the Giants starting defense with a t…
    - 37 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:24pm -
  • newCody Parkey makes challenge for Eagles’ kicking job
    The preseason finale couldn’t have gone much better for Eagles rookie placekicker Cody Parkey, which could leave Philadelphia with a decision to make. Parkey, whom the Eagles acquired from Indianapolis last week, connected on field goals of 53 and…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:54pm -
  • newEli Manning on offense: We got out healthy, that’s the most important thing
    The Giants offense failed to impress once again on Thursday night as the starters mustered one first down amid the dropped passes, miscommunication and poor throws that were far too prevalent over the course of the preseason. Quarterback Eli Manning…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:33pm -
  • newMartavis Bryant has an AC sprain in shoulder
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks wide receiver Martavis Bryant can have a bright future as part of the team’s offense, but the team may have to decide how much he’ll be able to do in the present before setting their 53-man roster th…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:03pm -
  • newJim Harbaugh wants to keep three QBs, but that’s not his call
    Even though the 49ers and coach Jim Harbaugh have tabled contract talks for now — which he called “refreshing” — it’s still interesting to watch the push-pull of the organization from afar. So while roster spots for backup quarterbacks Blai…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:01pm -
  • newTwo Redskins go down with knee injuries on Thursday night
    Two players on the roster bubble in Washington may have knee injuries suffered on Thursday bring an end their chances of playing for the team in 2014. Nose tackle Chris Neild and inside linebacker Akeem Jordan were both forced out of the game against…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:43am -
  • newFriday morning one-liners
    The Bills offense couldn’t find the end zone in the preseason finale. DT Garrison Smith made a strong final impression on the Dolphins. Patriots WR Aaron Dobson caught a touchdown in his first preseason action of the year. If WR Stephen Hill needed…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:16am -
  • newNew policy could force more players to choose to stand trial
    With the NFL implementing a sweeping new domestic violence/sexual assault policy that also encompasses “assault” and “battery” generally, a player charged with any of those crimes could face a much more complicated decision when the time come…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:10am -
  • newMichael Sam expects to make the Rams, or some other roster
    After his final preseason game, Rams defensive end Michael Sam said he expects to survive tomorrow’s cutdown and be on the regular-season roster — or to get picked up by some other team if the Rams cut him. “I’m very confident,” Sam said, v…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:56am -
  • newPettine says Browns will discuss how to use Manziel next week
    Johnny Manziel did some Johnny Manziel things last night for the Browns. Which is making head coach Mike Pettine think about ways to involve his backup quarterback next week in Pittsburgh. “It’s something we’ll discuss,” Pettine said, via Mar…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:50am -
  • newLogan Mankins surprised by trade, but knew it was possible
    Like most of us, Logan Mankins admitted that he was surprised he was traded to the Buccaneers. But the 32-year-old guard also spent enough time in New England to know that the Patriot Way is built on pragmatism as much as anything else, so swapping…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:07am -
  • newFormer NFLPA president surprised by domestic violence policy
    Former NFL Players association president Kevin Mawae was surprised to hear about the NFL’s new domestic violence policy yesterday. Not because he’s opposed to tougher standards, but because he didn’t expect commissioner Roger Goodell to admit h…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 9:50am -
  • Despite watching them play, Jerry Jones says Cowboys defense “much improved”
    The Dallas Cowboys set franchise records last season for defensive ineptitude that included allowing 415 yards per game to opposing offenses. They lost DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher and Sean Lee off of that defense a year ago and the struggles have co…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 6:27am -
  • Seahawks scored on 11 of 13 drives led by Russell Wilson this preseason
    After leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory last February, quarterback Russell Wilson appears to have elevated him game significantly entering his third season in the NFL. Wilson – who has won more games than any quarterbac…
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:32am -
  • Watkins 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…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:23am -
  • Derek 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…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:56am -
  • Bruce Arians delegates play calling in preseason finale
    Be wary of playing poker with the man in the Kangol. Arizona head coach Bruce 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…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:37am -
  • Santonio 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…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:16am -
  • Brian 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.…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:51am -
  • Sleepy 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…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:40am -
  • How 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:00pm -

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ESPN

  • 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.
    - 17 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:44pm -
  • newReport: Sims named starter for Bama opener
    Blake Sims will start at quarterback for No. 2 Alabama's season opener Saturday against West Virginia, according to CBSSports.com.
    - 24 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:37pm -
  • newPacquiao courts World Peace for Filipino team
    Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball.
    - 26 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:35pm -
  • 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 Thursday night to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster.
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:35pm -
  • A&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.
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:43am -
  • A's protest as Angels rally for win in 10th
    Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sac fly in the 10th inning, and the Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a victory over the Oakland A's, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction ca…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:33am -
  • Aggies' 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.
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:41am -
  • Peterson to Jones: I'd play for Cowboys
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys.
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:27am -
  • NFL: 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:50am -
  • NFL: 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:50am -

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

  • newMismatch fears over McGinley dispelled: Price
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. McGinley's modest playing record, and his overall standing in the sport, cannot compare to that of eight-times major winner…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:47am -
  • newGolf-Mismatch fears over McGinley dispelled - Price
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. McGinley's modest playing record, and his overall standing in the sport, cannot compare to that of eight-times major…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:42am -
  • Your Top Plays for Today
    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 6:59am -
  • South Korea's Kim leads LPGA Portland Classic
    South Korea's Kim In-Kyung fired a bogey-free seven under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic. Americans Jennifer Song and Amelia Lewis are tied for second place at six-under at the Columbia Edgewate…
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:37am -
  • McIlroy 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…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:35am -
  • Petit 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:55pm -
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