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  • newGordon’s appeal focuses on disparity between “A” and “B” bottle tests
    With the Josh Gordon appeal hearing set for Friday and with Gordon hiring (as Adam Schefter reported last night) the same lawyer who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman avoid a four-game suspension for violation of the PED policy in 2012, Gord…
    - 42 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:07pm -
  • newBrandin Cooks showing screen game, stealing the show
    The Saints gambled in March when they traded running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles for a draft pick. But they might have ultimately won, as they found a guy with the same kind of ability to turn small plays into big ones. According to Larry Hold…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • newPFT Live 07/29: Dave Birkett, PFT Planet
    Mike Florio talks with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about there being no progression in Ndamukong Suh’s contract. Then, Florio takes calls and tweets from NFL fans.                  
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:08pm -
  • newWhisenhunt says it’s too early for a Titans depth chart
    The Titans don’t have any starters, any backups, any fourth-stringers just functioning as extra bodies at training camp. Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt says it’s way too early for the Titans to have any depth chart at all. Whisenhunt told the Ten…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • newAndre Reed has very strong words for Bon Jovi
    You know that group hug we suggested earlier today to salvage Jon Bon Jovi’s bid for the Buffalo Bills?  The one with Bon Jovi and Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith and Andre Reed? It might be a good idea to not invite Reed to the party…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:54pm -
  • newReturn to camp a short one for Panthers’ Tre Boston
    It’s not a good week for the Panthers’ draft class. First-rounder Kelvin Benjamin scared everyone by needing an MRI (it’s just a minor bone bruise), and then they lost sixth-rounder Tyler Gaffney to a season-ending injury and ultimately the Pat…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:02pm -
  • newJets want to give Chris Ivory plenty of goal-line chances
    The Jets are confident — as they are with all things — that Chris Johnson will get plenty of touches and gain plenty of yards. But he might lose some chances near the goal line to Chris Ivory, for what running backs coach Anthony Lynn said was go…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • newPFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, PFT Planet calls and tweets
    Lions president Tom Lewand announced Monday that the team was putting a pin in negotiations with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season, a move that raises the chances that Suh will be playing elsewhere in 2015. Dave Birkett of the Det…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:33pm -
  • newLardarius Webb’s back injury “lingering a little bit”
    The Ravens shrugged off the severity of cornerback Lardarius Webb’s back injury over the weekend, but the level of concern in Baltimore has gone up after Webb remained out on Monday. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that coach John Harbaug…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:23pm -
  • newWatered-down settlement reached in NCAA concussion suit
    NCAA football players get far less compensation than their professional counterparts.  That same dynamic will apply to their respective concussion lawsuits, at least for now. Via the Associated Press, a pending college football class action has resu…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:09pm -
  • newAaron Dobson had screw inserted in foot during March surgery
    The Patriots continue to wait for wide receiver Aaron Dobson to make his training camp debut and a new detail about his March foot surgery sheds some light on why things are progressing slowly. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Dobson had a…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:02pm -
  • newLions asked Nick Fairley to lose weight, but 295 is too skinny
    Not many people who weigh 295 pounds are told that they need to gain weight, but Nick Fairley is not like most people. Fairley, the Lions defensive tackle who was told by the team that he needed to lose weight this offseason, took his conditioning se…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:46pm -
  • newNFLPA president gets another NFL gig
    It took a while, but veteran tackle Eric Winston finally has a new gig.  In addition to being the president of the NFL Players Association. Winston, per a league source, has signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks. The move keeps Winston in the NFC…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:31pm -
  • newBuffalo backlash building against Bon Jovi
    As the deadline arrives on Tuesday for potential buyers of the Bills to formally express interest in acquiring the franchise, one of the biggest names of the bunch faces a building backlash in Buffalo. As explained by Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports, J…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 2:06pm -
  • Texans sign a running back
    The Texans haven’t expressed any concern that the hamstring injury that kept running back Arian Foster out of practice on Monday is a big deal, but they have made a move to make sure they aren’t left short at the position in the event things deve…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:42pm -
  • Suh says his contract won’t be a distraction
    With the Lions tabling Ndamukong Suh’s contract talks until after the 2014, his future with the team instantly becomes one of the top stories surrounding the franchise. Suh would like other employees of the franchise to not be asked about his futur…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:24pm -
  • Report: Odell Beckham out at least another week
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin is going to have to deal with being beyond disappointed about first-round wide receiver Odell Beckham’s absence from the practice field a little bit longer. Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr of NJ.com report that Beckham will m…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:11pm -
  • Jairus Byrd up and moving for the Saints
    The Saints appear close to realizing some of their investment in Jairus Byrd. The free agent safety, who was sidelined by offseason back surgery, is on the field this morning in pads, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. Byrd also tweeted out he w…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:08pm -
  • Julius Peppers is having a good time in Green Bay
    Julius Peppers has always been good at sports in general, rushing the passer in particular. So if anything stands out about his arrival in Green Bay, it’s how much fun the 34-year-old Peppers is having. “You look at my last year. Was it one of my…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:52pm -
  • Dolphins sign QB Seth Lobato, two others
    The Dolphins announced a series of transactions Tuesday morning, including the signing of one rookie quarterback and the release of another. The Dolphins added three players, including Seth Lobato, an undrafted free agent quarterback from Northern Co…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:45pm -
  • Kelly elaborates on his disdain for draft hype
    Unlike most of his peers, Eagles coach Chip Kelly is willing to pull the curtain back on the draft process and admit that it’s more blind luck than science. “You don’t know how it’s going to pan out,” Kelly said the morning after round one…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:21pm -
  • Joe Thomas says Brian Hoyer is “a lot like Tom Brady”
    The Browns are pretty clearly trying to send a message to Johnny Manziel to settle down and get to work. But sometimes in sending that message, they might be going overboard the other direction. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas was praising Manziel’s…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
  • Steelers won’t rule out return from Brett Keisel, James Harrison
    The Steelers have parted ways with several veteran players in the last couple of years as they’ve tried to get younger and more athletic, but they aren’t totally closing the door on the return of a couple of elder statesmen. Steelers General Mana…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:03pm -
  • Panthers G.M. on losing Gaffney: “It’s business”
    Four times in recent memory, a team tried to stash a player on IR, only to have another team claim him off waivers before they could. Three times, the Patriots did the claiming. Twice now, they’ve done it to Dave Gettleman’s employer. The Panther…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:58am -
  • Tuesday morning one-liners
    Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett says that QB E.J. Manuel has “gotten so much more comfortable.” Dolphins rookie WR Jarvis Landry is picking things up quickly. Said Patriots WR Danny Amendola of working with Tom Brady, “The more ex…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:41am -
  • Bruce Allen: RG3 was asked to do the impossible last year
    Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was rushed into starting Week One last season after an offseason of rehabbing his surgically repaired knee left him unprepared to run the offense. That’s the word from team President Bruce Allen, who said o…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:41am -
  • Ravens fans cheer Ray Rice at open practice
    Ravens running back Ray Rice may be loathed in most of America after an offseason that saw him face an assault charge for hitting his wife. But Rice is still beloved in Baltimore. The Ravens had an open practice at their home stadium on Monday night,…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 9:02am -
  • Richard Sherman: Seahawks have “tremendous leadership”
    As with any Super Bowl winning team, it’s impossible to return every player the year after winning the championship. The Seattle Seahawks had to make a few salary cap related cuts and saw other players depart in free agency this offseason. Defensiv…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:47am -
  • Another day, another fight at Eagles training camp
    After a fight involving running back LeSean McCoy and defensive end Trent Cole on Sunday, another fight broke out in training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, a scuffle took place between receive…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:18am -
  • Andre Johnson strains right hamstring on Monday
    Some would say that a player missing the offseason program exposes him to a greater injury risk when training camp opens.  Those who would say that would point to Texans receiver Andre Johnson. Johnson, who skipped all of the 2014 offseason workout…
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:42am -

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  • newNCAA settles concussion suit with $70M fund
    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact spo…
    - 19 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • newAgent: Lester didn't tell Sox contract terms
    Jon Lester's agent denied a published report that claimed the pitcher's representatives informed the club what it would take to sign him, prompting the club's decision to trade him.
    - 26 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:23pm -
  • newReport: LB Abraham passed out at wheel
    An officer found John Abraham passed out behind the wheel of his black Dodge Challenger at around 4 p.m. on June 29 at the intersection of an Atlanta suburb after he had left the Pink Pony strip club, according to the police report.
    - 28 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:21pm -
  • newNBPA elects 1st big league female union chief
    Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to head up a major sports union.
    - 28 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:21pm -
  • newJudge rules for S. Sterling in sale of Clippers
    A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:37pm -
  • newSources: Clippers' Griffin has back fracture
    Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the next NBA season, sources told ESPN.c…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:34pm -
  • newSeahawks sign NFLPA president, OT Winston
    NFL Players Association president Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with Seattle Seahawks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, confirming multiple reports.
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:28pm -
  • newGM admits RG III played too early in 2013
    Washington Redskins vice president and general manager Bruce Allen said quarterback Robert Griffin III should not have opened the season as the starter a year ago, not because his knee wasn't ready but rather because of his game.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:35pm -
  • newLions table talks with Suh until after season
    Ndamukong Suh will not have a deal until at least after the 2014 NFL season.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • newBulls' Rose: Confidence 'through the roof'
    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says his confidence is 'through the roof' and he's looking forward to proving his doubters wrong this season as he tries to make his way back from two serious knee injuries.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:47pm -

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

  • newGriffin skips worlds due to back injury: report
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin reportedly withdrew from the US team of NBA stars that will defend their world title in a few weeks because of a back injury. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Griffin has a small fracture in his b…
    - 38 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:11pm -
  • newNCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soc…
    - 43 mins ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:06pm -
  • newCommonwealth Games gets 1st doping case
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — In the first doping scandal of the Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old female Nigerian weightlifter was provisionally suspended Tuesday after testing positive for banned substances.
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:24pm -
  • newGstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel
    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:15pm -
  • newNCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund
    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are han…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:30pm -
  • NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules
    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soc…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit
    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • US judge approves LA Clippers sale to ex Microsoft CEO
    A US judge gave the go-ahead for the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owner Donald Sterling could not block the move. The ruling by California Superior Court Judge Mi…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 11:26am -
  • Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:05am -
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