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  • newBears sign RB Shaun Draughn
    The Bears have added a running back who might also be able to contribute on special teams, signing Shaun Draughn to a one-year contract, the club said Wednesday. The 26-year-old Draughn has played for Washington (2011), Kansas City (2011-2013) and Ba…
    - 22 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:07pm -
  • newContinuing our draft preview series with a look at the Falcons
    The Falcons had methodically turned themselves into one of the NFC’s most consistent teams of the last half-decade, and even won a playoff game. But it all came crashing down last year, when injuries exposed them as a bit of a house-of-cards team.…
    - 29 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • newDraft needs: Atlanta Falcons
    With the NFL Draft approaching, we’re taking a team-by-team look at the needs of each club. Up next is the one with the No. 6 overall selection, the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have 10 choices total (with a pair of fourths and three sevenths), so…
    - 29 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • newJets add Jimmy Garoppolo, two tight ends to visit list
    The Jets have set up a quarterback competition between Michael Vick and Geno Smith for this summer, but they’re still doing some due diligence on the position before the draft. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Eastern Illinois quarterbac…
    - 34 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:55pm -
  • newReport: NFL to expand flex scheduling by two games
    Earlier this afternoon, NFL PR executive Brian McCarthy teased the coming schedule announcement by promising: “Some interesting twists.” One of them is apparently two more flex games. Somehow or another, the NFL’s own website obtained one of t…
    - 40 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:49pm -
  • newCowboys could pounce on Manziel
    From the moment the Joneses who own the Cowboys started gushing about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, we began to pay attention to the possibility that the Cowboys would be inclined to add the potential franchise quarterback a year after giving…
    - 59 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • newMike Adams stabbing trial features two sharply different theories
    Back when I was practicing law for a living and doing this as a hobby that went from paying nothing to paying a little to paying enough to stick my law license in the cushions of a couch and burn it, I’d explain at the start of the trial that the o…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:02pm -
  • newKhalil Mack, Buccaneers reportedly met this week
    The Buccaneers signed defensive end Michael Johnson as a free agent last month, a move that filled the pressing need for a pass rusher they had entering the offseason. It may not have taken them out of the market for one of the draft’s top pass rus…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • newRobert Griffin III to drive pace car at NASCAR event
    Robert Griffin III couldn’t steer his team out of a skid last year. Hopefully, Saturday night goes more smoothly. According to Bob Pockrass of the Sporting News, the Redskins quarterback will serve as an honorary pace-car driver for Saturday’s…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:36pm -
  • newJeff Demps focusing only on football
    Last month, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said he was excited to coach the fastest guy in the NFL. Smith was referring to running back Jeff Demps and his previous coaches never got much of a chance to actually coach him because Demps was splitting his…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:32pm -
  • newMayock: Clowney can be the best player in the NFL, if he wants it
    Jadeveon Clowney has been the most scrutinized prospect in this year’s NFL draft for a full year now, as soon as we turned the page on the 2013 draft and started looking ahead at the 2014 draft. Much scrutiny has come from Mike Mayock, the NFL Netw…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:25pm -
  • newPFT Live 04/23: Bob Glauber, PFT Planet
    Mike Florio talks with Newsday NFL Columnist, Bob Glauber about Eli Manning wanting to reinvent himself. Then, Florio takes calls and tweets from NFL fans, who want to know their favorite team’s needs in the upcoming draft.                …
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:24pm -
  • newBroncos have every intention of picking up Von Miller option
    As more and more teams pick up the fifth-year option on 2011 first-round picks, the Broncos have yet to pick up the option on linebacker Von Miller. Eventually, they will. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Broncos have every intention…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:07pm -
  • newDaryl Washington sentenced to probation
    Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington won’t be going to jail, but that doesn’t mean his chances of punishment are over. According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official website (how progressive of them), Washington was sentenced to one year…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:37pm -
  • newJets announce they’re going back to camp this summer
    While the trend league-wide has been to stay closer to home, the Jets are going camping again this summer. The Jets announced they were returning to SUNY Cortland for training camp this summer, the fifth time in six years they’ve gone to the centra…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:17pm -
  • newJosh Freeman: I still see myself as a starting-caliber quarterback
    Josh Freeman rapidly declined from a franchise quarterback in Tampa Bay to a disappointment in Minnesota to a backup where he is now, with the Giants. But Freeman thinks he can be a franchise quarterback again. Although Freeman knows he has no chance…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:07pm -
  • newPFT Live: Bob Glauber, PFT Planet calls and tweets
    The Jets and Giants both opened up their offseason workouts this week after a couple of months spent trying to build themselves into teams capable of making it back to the playoffs. The Jets added wide receiver Eric Decker, running back Chris Johnson…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:28pm -
  • newBills hosting Sammy Watkins for visit, would need to deal
    The Lions might not be the only team thinking about making a move up for one of the top offensive players in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is visiting the Bills today. The Bi…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:11pm -
  • newNo extension appears imminent, but Roethlisberger always wants to be a Steeler
    At different points this offseason, Steelers owner Art Rooney II and General Manager Kevin Colbert have both said that the team wants quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to spend his entire career in Pittsburgh. That suggested he’d be a candidate for a…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • newDaryl Washington faces sentencing on Wednesday
    Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington wasn’t available to start the 2013 regular season, due to a suspension imposed under the substance-abuse policy.  He could be unavailable for the start of the 2014 regular season, for different reasons. Per th…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:42pm -
  • PFT takes a look at the Raiders’ biggest draft needs
    In studying the Raiders’ personnel entering the 2014 draft, something became quite clear: the club’s off-season additions have done well to bolster some areas of the roster. On paper, the Raiders have a decent starting lineup, one that could very…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:02pm -
  • E.J. Manuel says his knees feel fine, knows he has a lot of growing to do
    It has been a year since the Bills drafted quarterback E.J. Manuel in the first round of the 2013 draft and they approach his second season without a clear idea of what the future holds for him. Injuries to both knees affected Manuel from training ca…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:46pm -
  • Aldon Smith reports for offseason duty
    With plenty of unknowns surrounding 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, one fact has become clear:  He will participate in the team’s offseason program until he’s told not to. Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported that Smith was present for the launch…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:32pm -
  • Eli Manning wants to reinvent himself this season
    Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions last season, the most in his career and the most any NFL player had thrown in any season in the last eight years. But Manning thinks things will change this year. At the first day of the Giants’…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:17pm -
  • John Mara: Not expecting playoff expansion vote this year
    While expanding the playoff field from 12 teams to 14 seems inevitable, it won’t be happening this year. Though such a sudden change hasn’t been ruled out by commissioner Roger Goodell, Giants president John Mara, a member of the competition comm…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:12pm -
  • Draft needs: Oakland Raiders
    The Raiders enter 2014 with a more talented roster than a season ago. G.M. Reggie McKenzie used free agency and the trade market to actively address personnel shortcomings, and some short-term on-field gains are quite possible for Oakland. The Raider…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • As schedule approaches, all eyes on September 4
    The 2014 schedule consists of 256 regular-season games.  The first one will be played on the Thursday after Labor Day in Seattle. Later today, we’ll know which of the eight teams to visit CenturyLink Field this season will be there on the night th…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:56pm -
  • MJD: No reason Darren McFadden and I can’t be one of the best duos in league
    When Maurice Jones-Drew was making the free agent rounds this offseason, he found teams that wanted him to serve as a mentor for younger backs on their roster. Jones-Drew told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle that he was almost sold on that r…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:56pm -
  • First Lions minicamp has a “calm feeling” even without stars
    The Lions opened their first minicamp under new coach Jim Caldwell Tuesday, without their best player on either side of the ball on the field. But while Ndamukong Suh was away while a contract gets sorted out and Calvin Johnson is still rehabbing fr…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:47pm -
  • Call in the hogs: NFL schedule up against NBA playoff game
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban might not be happy that the NFL is hogging all the attention tonight. The NFL’s schedule release has become a thing, tonight at 8 p.m. As noted by David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, in a delightful coincident,…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:21pm -

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ESPN

  • newSource: Manziel on Bucs' short list at No. 7
    Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heavily considering with their first-round pick in the NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.
    - 17 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:12pm -
  • newPierce calls Nets soft; KG looks to Brooklyn
    A frustrated Paul Pierce felt the Brooklyn Nets were "a soft team" on defense and in the paint during a 100-95 Game 2 loss at Toronto.
    - 19 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:10pm -
  • newPaterno to have new statue in State College
    Two Penn State alumni have received the OK from the borough to install a projected $300,000 life-sized bronze sculpture of Joe Paterno in downtown State College, Penn. And they're hoping the statue, will be installed by fall of next year.
    - 26 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:03pm -
  • newSources: Vogel 'coaching for job' with Pacers
    One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel.
    - 29 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • newDesperate Rockets say Game 2 a must win
    The Rockets are three losses away from elimination, but that has done little to calm their sense of urgency against the Portland Trail Blazers.
    - 30 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • newMarrero, oldest ex-MLB player, dies at 102
    Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
    - 35 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:54pm -
  • newSaunders: Coaching Wolves not in my plans
    In an interview Wednesday morning with ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders downplayed the idea he might return to the Wolves' bench after this week's retirement of Rick Adelman.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:14pm -
  • newSwinney: We welcome players of all faith
    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has issued his first public statement in response to a complaint filed by The Freedom From Religion Foundation earlier this month charging him with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:10pm -
  • newJackson: Dolan loyal to promise of autonomy
    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson responded on Wednesday to a New York Daily News report that stated that he and Knicks owner James Dolan have had friction over personnel decisions.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:43pm -
  • newSuns' Dragic is NBA's most improved player
    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, who enjoyed a career season, was named the NBA's most improved player, the league announced Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:15pm -

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

  • newOldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days s…
    - 23 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:06pm -
  • newFor Wrigley, it's party of a century
    CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    - 27 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:02pm -
  • newDavid Moyes statement after Man United firing
    Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge.
    - 30 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • newWizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes.
    - 31 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:58pm -
  • newSlovenian guard Dragic named Most Improved NBA Player
    Phoenix guard Goran Dragic, whose career-high 20.3 points a game helped the Suns win 23 more games this season than last, was named the NBA's Most Improved Player on Wednesday. Indiana's Lance Stephenson was a distant second with 158 points, three mo…
    - 50 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:39pm -
  • newJackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.
    - 59 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • newBuffalo Bill cheerleaders join NFL push-'em-back, sue over wages
    By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have sued the New York state football team, claiming it violated state wage laws by forcing them to work hundreds of hours without pay, cover their own travel expenses and…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:22pm -
  • newCardinals player gets probation for assault plea
    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:04pm -
  • newSuns' Dragic voted league's most improved player
    (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved player, the league said on Wednesday. Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:34pm -
  • newLiverpool, Sterling top this week's AP soccer poll
    Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it atop the English Premier League.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:35pm -
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