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  • newDevin Hester says he wasn’t happy the last few years in Chicago
    Devin Hester took sole possession of the NFL record for most return touchdowns in a career when he took back a Michael Koenen punt for a 26-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Atlanta Falcons 56-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hester ma…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:26am -
  • newEarl Thomas says his “championship spirit” is back after loss to Chargers
    Earl Thomas can’t quite put his finger on why he felt a little off during Sunday’s 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers. However, Thomas believes the loss has helped reinvigorate him ahead of this week’s Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Bronc…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:58am -
  • newLovie Smith “embarrassed” by Bucs’ showing in 56-14 loss
    In the aftermath of the worst loss of his NFL head coaching career, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he was “embarrassed” by his team’s performance in a 56-14 loss at Atlanta on Thursday night. “Obviously, you know, we weren’t ready t…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:38am -
  • newFalcons hammer hapless Buccaneers in 56-14 victory
    The Atlanta Falcons completely dominated the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the tune of a massive 56-14 blowout victory on Thursday night. It was the second highest point total in Atlanta franchise history. The Falcons improved to 2-1 on the year wh…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:47am -
  • Week Three skill position injury report — Thursday
    The following is a compilation of skill position players listed on Thursday’s injury report, along with their practice activity levels as declared by their clubs. The final status for players whose teams play on Sunday will be announced on Friday.…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:36am -
  • Josh McCown heads to locker room with thumb injury
    The Buccaneers’ quarterback of the past/future is about to become the quarterback of the present. Mike Glennon will enter Thursday night’s game against the Falcons in place of Josh McCown.  The starter has left for the locker room after striking…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:47am -
  • Devin Hester passes Deion Sanders for all-time TD return mark
    During his first season with the Falcons, Devin Hester has shown that he can do a thing or two on offense.  But he also still has the skills that could eventually put him in Canton. With a 62-yard punt return that hit paydirt, Hester broke a tie wit…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:42am -
  • Gonzalez says he won’t be returning to Falcons
    After the 2012 season, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was 95-percent retired.  And he returned. After the 2013 season, Gonzalez’s moved his estimate to 100 percent.  And he has said he won’t be returning. Now with CBS, which televises Thursday…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:11am -
  • Falcons taking it to the Bucs in Atlanta
    It’s been an ugly start for the Buccaneers tonight in Atlanta. The Falcons’ first two offensive possessions ended with Matt Ryan touchdown passes, the first to Harry Douglas and the second to Julio Jones, and Atlanta got a pick-six on defense fro…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:01am -
  • Todd Haley missed Steelers’ flight to Baltimore last week
    Here’s an unusual story that would have gotten more attention in recent days if other more serious and unusual stories hadn’t become so usual of late. Last week, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley missed the team’s flight to Baltimore fo…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:54am -
  • Police say prior incident took place at Ray McDonald’s house
    As authorities continue to investigate whether to bring formal charges against 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald, who was arrested and accused of domestic violence in August, police now say another incident took place at McDonald’s home on May 2…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:51pm -
  • Gerald McCoy, Doug Martin, Roddy White among Thursday inactives
    The Buccaneers will be without a Pro Bowl interior lineman and their starting tailback on Thursday night. Standout defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (hand) and running back Doug Martin (knee) are both inactive for tonight’s game at Atlanta, the Bucs sa…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:37pm -
  • Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson
    The Vikings are parting ways with Jerome Simpson. The club announced Thursday evening it had released Simpson, a veteran wideout who’s serving the final week of a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The decision…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:04pm -
  • Poll finds NFL still has strong support across America
    The NFL has had two weeks of terrible news about players behaving badly and the league failing to take sufficient action. But Americans still love football. A new NBC News/Marist poll finds that while most Americans disapprove of the way the NFL has…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:59pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: Who will pull off an upset in Week 3?
    The PFT guys take a look at the teams who are underdogs this week and decide who may pull off an upset. Mike Florio isn’t sure why the Giants aren’t favored at home against the Texans.
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:51pm -
  • Raiders waive seventh-round pick
    The Raiders have waived defensive lineman Shelby Harris, one of the club’s seventh-round selections in May, the team said Thursday. The 23-year-old Harris did not play in Oakland’s first two games. Harris (6-2, 288) played collegiately at Illinoi…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:33pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: Jamaal Charles makes a shocking appearance at practice
    Jamaal Charles was a surprise participant in Chiefs practice after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Broncos. There is no guarantee that he plays, but it is a good sign that he was able to get on the practice field.
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:19pm -
  • Dwyer’s placement on NFI means he’s done this year with Cardinals
    Technically, running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Greg Hardy could play for the Vikings and Panthers, respectively, again this year, thanks to their placement on the not-so-double-secret-probation list.  For running back Jonathan Dwyer, th…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:18pm -
  • Simpson’s citation could result in probation violation
    As if Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson, who’s currently serving a three-game suspension after a November 2013 DUI arrest, didn’t have enough problems, his latest brush with the law could result in some blow back from the legal system. As explained…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:04pm -
  • Charles Tillman on Kyle Fuller: I just see greatness
    With Charles Tillman done for the season with a torn triceps, the Bears will be leaning more heavily on first-round cornerback Kyle Fuller over the rest of the season. Fuller can’t hope to have the same kind of savvy that Tillman has acquired over…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:42pm -
  • Roddy White likely out tonight
    Officially, he’s questionable.  (And not just because there’s a certain curse word he can’t spell.)  Unofficially, Falcons receiver Roddy White likely won’t play tonight. Per a source, White currently isn’t expected to play when Atlanta h…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:41pm -
  • No practice yet for DeSean Jackson
    Officially labeled as “day-to-day” after suffering a shoulder sprain on Sunday, four days later receiver DeSean Jackson still hasn’t practiced for Washington.  So will the next day be DeSean’s luck day?  To day? “We just have to wait and…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:27pm -
  • Russell Wilson preparing for a very different Denver D
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a big day against the Broncos’ defense in the Super Bowl seven months ago. But he’s not counting on playing so well against the Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch. In part because he’s facing a very…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:15pm -
  • Mike Mitchell, Troy Polamalu avoid fines for hits against Ravens
    Steelers safeties Mike Mitchell and Troy Polamalu were flagged for unnecessary roughness for hits on receivers on the same drive in last Thursday’s game against the Ravens, but both men say they haven’t been fined for the hits. The penalties were…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:00pm -
  • Peyton Manning has found Rocky Mountain high good for business
    Peyton Manning the quarterback has fallen into a perfect offense in Denver. And Peyton Manning the owner of a number of Papa John’s franchises has also found purchase in a place where it’s legal to smoke marijuana. While discussing his voting hab…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 8:20pm -
  • Maurice Jones-Drew back at Raiders practice
    Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew wasn’t expected to miss much time after having surgery on his right hand on September 8 and it looks like he may wind up just missing one game. Jones-Drew was back at practice for the Raiders on Thursday, 10…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 8:09pm -
  • PFT Live 9/18: Jordy Nelson, Mohamed Sanu, Week 3 Picks
    Mike Florio talks to Packers WR Jordy Nelson about their Week 2 win over the Jets and facing the Lions on Sunday. Mike also talks to Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu about his brief stint as QB in Week 2 and the Bengals biggest rivals. Mike and Michael David…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 8:06pm -
  • Bengals avoid local television blackout
    The early week scare tactics worked again. According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have reached the 85 percent threshold for tickets sold, avoiding the first blackout of the season. The Bengals were trying to hustle up some b…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 8:01pm -
  • Mike Priefer: I think I’m a better man after sensitivity training
    Mike Priefer returned to his job as the Vikings’ special teams coach this week after serving a two-week suspension for making an disparaging remark about homosexuals during a team meeting in 2012. One of the conditions that Priefer had to meet in o…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:49pm -
  • Woods, Watkins banged up for Bills
    As the Bills hope to improve on their 2-0 start, their two starting receivers are dealing with injuries. For Sammy Watkins, the ribs he injured in the preseason continue to be an issue.  For Robert Woods, an ankle injury could knock him out of Sunda…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:42pm -

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ESPN

  • newFalcons soar to easy win over hapless Bucs
    Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores, and Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a TD as the Falcons routed the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14.
    - 26 mins ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:22am -
  • newLi Na retires, citing recurring knee problems
    Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.
    - 46 mins ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:02am -
  • newArians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated
    Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians…
    - 48 mins ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • newNo. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 Kansas State
    Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14.
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 5:59am -
  • newMayweather must appear before commission
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training conditions at his Las Vegas gym.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:28am -
  • newFisher dismisses critics of Winston discipline
    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed any criticism that Jameis Winston's half-game suspension for his profane and sexually charged outburst was too light.
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:14am -
  • Anheuser-Busch contract includes out clause
    If Anheuser-Busch wanted to drop its sponsorship of the NFL, it potentially could without penalty.
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:05am -
  • White, Martin inactive for Bucs-Falcons tilt
    Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back Doug Martin were inactive for Thursday night's game in Atlanta.
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:53am -
  • WR Simpson, in more trouble, cut by Vikes
    The Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:40am -
  • Sources: Tech DC quits, was under influence
    Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt abruptly resigned Thursday after sources told ESPN.com that the coach was suspected of being under the influence of an unknown substance while on campus.
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:59pm -

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

  • newRoyal and Ancient Golf Club to allow women members
    London (AFP) - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews on Thursday voted to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.
    - 30 mins ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:18am -
  • newHester sets return record as Atlanta thrash Buccaneers
    (Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons punished Tampa Bay on the ground and through the air as they blasted the Buccaneers 56-14 on Thursday with Devin Hester setting a record for touchdown returns. The Falcons scored 21 points in the first quarter and grab…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 5:46am -
  • newVikings release troubled receiver
    Minneapolis (AFP) - The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Jerome Simpson following his latest run-in with the law, as the NFL grapples with a string of high-profile off-the-field incidents.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:53am -
  • newHur, Lewis grab early lead at Yokohama event
    Prattville (United States) (AFP) - Stacy Lewis and South Korea's Hur Mi-Jung share the lead after shooting bogey-free eight-under 64s on Thursday during the opening round of the LPGA Tour's Yokohama Tire Classic.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:43am -
  • newBroncos look for revenge in Super Bowl rematch
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Revenge is a strong motivational tool, and less than seven months after being clobbered in Super Bowl 48, the Denver Broncos will get another crack at the league champion Seattle Seahawks.
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:38am -
  • Judges mull appeal against baseball legend's conviction
    Los Angeles (AFP) - A panel of US judges called into question Thursday home-run king Barry Bonds' conviction for giving evasive testimony about doping, as they heard an appeal against the ruling.
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:50pm -
  • Washington says quit over infidelity
    Dallas (AFP) - Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that his resignation earlier this month was the result of him "not being true to his wife."
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:14pm -
  • In Barry Bonds appeal, U.S. judges take swings at Justice Department
    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several U.S. appeals court judges appeared skeptical on Thursday about the Department of Justice's attempt to preserve a criminal conviction against baseball home run king Barry Bonds that resulted from a stero…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 11:09pm -
  • R&A allows women members after overwhelming 'yes' vote
    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to pla…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:59pm -
  • Rio's Olympic golf course in legal bunker
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - The return of golf to the Olympics after what will be 112 years by the time Rio hosts South America's first Games in 2016 comes amid accusations environmental laws were got round to build the facility in a nature reserve, horri…
    - 9 hours ago, 18 Sep 14, 10:57pm -
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