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  • newDeSean explains his recent social media message
    On Monday, Washington receiver DeSean Jackson posted the following message on social media:  “You can’t do epic sh-t with basic people.” He has explained it by saying, essentially, “if the sh-t fits . . . .” “Whoever feels like it’s di…
    - 23 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • newMark Davis: Reggie McKenzie has gotten us in “really good shape” to build
    The Raiders make their 11th bid for their first victory of 2014 against the Chiefs on Thursday night with an interim head coach and a 16-game losing streak that had led to plenty of speculation about the future of General Manager Reggie McKenzie. Rai…
    - 41 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:47pm -
  • newBills and Jets won’t play in Buffalo Sunday
    The league has now confirmed what anyone with two eyes (and/or a snow shovel) realized. They’re not playing football in Buffalo Sunday. League spokesman Michael Signora has confirmed that they’re not playing the Jets-Bills game in Buffalo Sunday,…
    - 48 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • newSo why didn’t the NFLPA reduce Goodell’s power in 2011?
    A common theme has emerged in recent days regarding the suspension imposed by the NFL on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  And it goes a little something like this:  “The NFLPA has no room to complain because the NFLPA gave the Commissioner…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:23pm -
  • newFalcons sign James Anderson
    The Falcons placed running back Antone Smith on injured reserve earlier this week, but they didn’t fill his roster spot with another running back. They announced Thursday that they have signed linebacker James Anderson, who was a member of the Tita…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:17pm -
  • newMatt Tobin returns to practice, may not return to starting lineup
    On Wednesday, it looked like the Eagles might have to make a change to their starting offensive line because of right guard Matt Tobin’s concussion. Tobin was cleared to return to practice on Thursday, but it looks like change may be coming to the…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • newWashington, Pittsburgh aren’t options for Jets-Bills
    Earlier today, PFT reported that the three primary alternative locations for the game between the Jets and Bills are Detroit, Toronto, and New Jersey. ESPN also has identified a trio of venues, but with only one common place:  Detroit.  Per ESPN, t…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:39pm -
  • newRaiders fans buy newspaper ad calling for return of Hue Jackson
    The Raiders aren’t getting much else done, but at least they’re sparking the local economy. Via CSNBayArea.com, a group of Raiders fans bought a quarter page ad in the Oakland Tribune, asking for the team to bring back Bengals offensive coordinat…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:30pm -
  • newJustin Blackmon pleads no contest to pot charge
    When last we heard about suspended wide receiver Justin Blackmon, he was in a voluntary treatment program as he tries to tackle the substance abuse issues that have forced him to miss more than a year’s worth of game while seeing out an indefinite…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:14pm -
  • newPeterson appeal focuses on change in policy
    On Tuesday, the NFL suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  On Wednesday, the NFLPA appealed the suspension on his behalf. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFLPA raises two primary arguments in support of the appeal.  Firs…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:59pm -
  • newKarlos Dansby is loading up on mashed potatoes — and lobster

    - 3 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:51pm -
  • newJustin Pugh misses second day of practice
    Geoff Schwartz may be making his Giants debut at right tackle. Justin Pugh, the Giants’ usual starter at the position, missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday with a quad injury that forced him out of last Sunday’s loss to the 49er…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:46pm -
  • newSoldier Field: Problem with clocks has been rectified
    During last Sunday’s Bears-Vikings game, the game clocks at Soldier Field malfunctioned during the Vikings’ final drive and officials kept the official time on the field. After his team lost, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was upset about the problem…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:23pm -
  • newPFT Live: Jets-Bills makes most sense to play in Detroit
    With the snow piling in Buffalo, there’s growing doubt among many about this Sunday’s Jets-Bills matchup. The Buffalo News’ Tim Graham joins the show to talk about the latest developments regarding the weather, possible alternatives for the gam…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • newDetroit, Toronto, New Jersey are primary alternatives for Jets-Bills
    If the Week 12 game between the Jets and Bills can’t be played at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, it will be played at a different location.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the three options for an alternative venue are Detroit, To…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:05pm -
  • newPFT Picks: Josh Gordon makes life easier for Browns vs. Falcons
    ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio and Michael David Smith make their weekly NFL picks and discuss the games they disagree upon, starting with Cleveland’s travel south to the Georgia Dome that will feature the long-awaited return of Josh Gordon. Flor…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:55pm -
  • newNorv Turner: Jerick McKinnon is “our running back”
    The Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers on Wednesday, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday that his arrival was not going to result in a change at the top spot of their depth chart. Turner said that the team saw an opport…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:53pm -
  • newEmmanuel Sanders, Julius Thomas remain out of practice
    The Broncos Offense is coming off their lowest point total of the Peyton Manning era and it’s still looking decidedly questionable whether they’ll have wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Julius Thomas with them as they try to put up a m…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:34pm -
  • newMarshawn Lynch to appeal $100,000 fine
    On Wednesday, the NFL fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $100,000 for failing to comply with the league’s media policy.  On Thursday, Lynch’s agent informed PFT that Lynch will appeal the fine. Agent Doug Hendrickson told PFT by phone th…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:26pm -
  • newJulio Jones misses second day of practice with illness
    If there’s a hot team in the NFC South right now, it might be the Falcons, winners of two in a row (which means two of their last seven). But with their first-place spot on the line against the Browns this weekend, there’s reason to worry about…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • newPeterson appeal is filed, remains on Exempt List
    The NFL Players Association has officially filed the appeal on behalf of Adrian Peterson as he continues his attempt to fight the suspension handed down by the NFL this week. Until Peterson’s appeal is resolved, he’ll continue to be paid his week…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:11pm -
  • Lance Briggs: Chicago should remember Lovie with Ditka and Halas
    Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who is preparing to face his former coach Lovie Smith when the Buccaneers come to town on Sunday, says Smith deserves to be remembered as a Chicago legend. According to Briggs, Smith stands behind only Hall of Famers Ge…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:24pm -
  • Patriots make addition of LeGarrette Blount official
    Word broke early Thursday morning that the Patriots were meeting with running back LeGarrette Blount and that they were expected to bring him back to the team after a 10-game spell with the Steelers. The Patriots made that official a bit later in the…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:46pm -
  • Governor says playing Jets-Bills as scheduled is “impractical”
    As the snow continues in Western New York, it’s looking less and less likely that the Jets and Bills will play as scheduled on Sunday. “I spoke to the county executive and the mayor about it,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, via t…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, Week 12 picks
    The snow has been piling up in Buffalo all week and the Bills won’t be able to practice for the second straight day on Thursday because of a travel ban in effect on roads in the area. As a result, there’s growing doubt about the ability for the B…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:28pm -
  • Report: Colts, Cardinals also tried to claim Ben Tate
    The Vikings landed running back Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday to bolster their backfield with Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon both missing practice because of injuries this week, but they weren’t the only ones reportedly interested in bringing the…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:09pm -
  • A five-win NFC South champion is a real possibility
    If you’ve been following the NFL this year, you’re probably aware that the NFC South is terrible. But you might not realize how terrible. Consider this: It’s entirely possible that a five-win team will win the NFC South, and therefore win a pla…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:50pm -
  • Bills won’t practice today because of blizzard driving ban
    In the looking-less-and-less-likely event that they’re able to host the Jets Sunday, the Bills might not be quite as prepared. According to Adam Benigni of WGRZ in Buffalo, the Bills aren’t going to practice today. That’s because there’s stil…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:25pm -
  • Jeremy Hill “earned” more work even with Giovani Bernard back
    Before running back Giovani Bernard was forced out of the lineup by hip and collarbone injuries, he was running ahead of rookie Jeremy Hill on the team’s depth chart. Hill made the most of his opportunities with Bernard sidelined, however. Hill ran…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:14pm -
  • Like it or not, NFL’s media policy is clear
    Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he’d be fined $100,000 if he failed to speak to reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs.  He failed to speak to reporters anyway. While that infraction pales in comparison to other current problems t…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:05pm -

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ESPN

  • newNFL: Bills vs. Jets won't be played in Buffalo
    The Bills' home game against the Jets will not be played in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon, the NFL announced, as another storm Thursday brought the area's paralyzing three-day snowfall total to at least six feet.
    - 3 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • newRedskins' Jackson on post: Directed at no one
    Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson's Instagram post Monday was among the reasons coach Jay Gruden addressed social media issues with his players. But Jackson said his post wasn't directed at anyone in particular.
    - 5 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:23pm -
  • newCavs' Blatt: Want to get Love more involved
    Kevin Love spoke up about his role in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offense after a 92-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday dropped the Cavs' record to a pedestrian 5-5, but coach David Blatt downplayed the merit of his star forward's concerns.
    - 7 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:21pm -
  • newUnion: Taylor ban excessive; set to appeal
    NBPA head Michele Roberts says union ready to appeal Hornets forward Jeff Taylor's 24-game suspension.
    - 11 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:17pm -
  • newKings' Voynov charged with domestic assault
    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has filed a felony case against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov stemming from his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence last month, the DA confirmed in a statement.
    - 12 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:16pm -
  • newEagles RB McCoy: I'm still 'the same player'
    Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said Wednesday he doesn't care if some people don't see him as the same player as he was last year when he was the NFL's leading rusher.
    - 18 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • newPierce: Rivalry with LeBron 'misunderstood'
    Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for one another over the years.
    - 32 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:56pm -
  • newBrown: UNC scandal could hurt Smith legacy
    SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown is concerned that the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater could stain Dean Smith's legacy.
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:59pm -
  • newBlount returns to Patriots on new deal
    Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, signed with the New England Patriots on Thursday, the team announced.
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:43pm -
  • newJackets' Johnson bankrupt, blames parents
    Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and, according to a Columbus Dispatch report, claims that his parents are responsible for helping lead him "financially astray."
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:00pm -

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

  • newResidents in western New York call snow worst in memory
    By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - Fresh snow fell on Thursday in snowbound western New York, where longtime residents described the blast of winter weather as the worst in memory. At least eight deaths were blamed on the storm. Some areas of New York st…
    - 21 mins ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:07pm -
  • newRangers-Sabres game postponed due to Buffalo snow
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Friday's National Hockey League game between the Buffalo Sabres and the visiting New York Rangers has been postponed due to heavy snow in the Buffalo area, the league said on Thursday. A makeup date has yet to be set. The NHL ann…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:46pm -
  • newNBA trailblazer Collins says he wants to be remembered as good teammate
    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jason Collins said Thursday he would rather be remembered as a good teammate than as the first openly gay player in the four major American sports. Collins, an aggressive, seven-foot center who played for six…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:50pm -
  • Sublime McIlroy in tie for Dubai lead
    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy rattled in six birdies in an opening round six-under 66 at the DP World Tour Championship on Thursday as he showed no signs of rustiness from a six-week break to share a one-shot lead with Ireland's Shane…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:55pm -
  • Golf-European Tour World Tour Championship scores
    Nov 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour World Tour Championship at the par-72 course on Thursday in Dubai 66 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 66 Rory McIlroy (Britain) 66 67 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 67 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 67 68 Henrik S…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:04pm -
  • Singaporean Mamat storms to the top in windy Manila
    MANILA (Reuters) - Singaporean Mardan Mamat boosted his chances of retaining his Asian Tour card for next season by making light of the strong winds to leap into a share of the lead at the Manila Masters after Thursday's first round. The 47-year-old…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Australian world record holder Gibson looking for new mark
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rhein Gibson's astonishing 55 at an Oklahoma golf course etched his name in the Guiness World Records but the unheralded Australian pro is determined to cast off the tag of "one-hit wonder". Gibson's 2012 round of…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:13am -
  • Scott labors in wild winds at Australian Masters
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Steven Bowditch shot a five-under 67 for a share of the lead after the first round of the Australian Masters in Melbourne on Thursday, upstaging headline act Adam Scott who struggled to cope with windy conditions.…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:11am -
  • Spurs snatch victory from James again
    The San Antonio Spurs continued their success over LeBron James-led teams by edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-90 behind Tim Duncan's double double and a key forced turnover by Manu Ginobili. Duncan delivered 19 points and 10 rebounds and Boris Diaw…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:48am -
  • McIlroy back for season finale in Dubai
    World number one Rory McIlroy may have already won the Race to Dubai crown, but there is a lot at stake this week at the $8 million DP World Tour Championship, which starts at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates Thursday. The top-60 players on…
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:43am -
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