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  • newFirst 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…
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:47pm -
  • newCall 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,…
    - 41 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:21pm -
  • newMike Wallace: New offense is “my style”
    Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace joined his Dolphins teammates for offseason workouts on Tuesday for his first official day of work in the offense put together by offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. While coach Joe Philbin downplayed any major chang…
    - 52 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:10pm -
  • newDoug Baldwin hasn’t signed RFA tender, but still working out with Seahawks
    Wide receiver Doug Baldwin was tendered at the second round level by the Seahawks this offseason, giving him the right to negotiate and sign an offer sheet with any other team in the league as long as he doesn’t sign the tender. Baldwin hasn’t si…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:57am -
  • newWednesday morning one-liners
    The Bills have settled a class-action lawsuit brought by fans who said the team inundated them with text messages; the team will give the fans vouchers to buy items at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Said Dolphins coach Joe Philbin of starting offseason work,…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:41am -
  • newPhil Costa: I retired at 26 because football took a toll on my body
    Phil Costa, the 26-year-old center who abruptly announced his retirement just weeks after signing as a free agent with the Colts, says he did it because football wore him down. “Unfortunately, the day-to-day physical rigor of the NFL season has tak…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:07am -
  • Terrelle Pryor to play a different position? Not so fast says John Schneider
    The Seattle Seahawks made a somewhat curious decision to trade for Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Seattle sent their seventh-round draft pick, No. 247 overall, to the Raiders in exchange for Pryor. It’s the last pick of the d…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:54am -
  • Doug Marrone recently had cancerous mole removed
    Bills coach Doug Marrone has disclosed that he recently had a cancerous mole removed from his skin. “During a recent doctor’s visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed,” Marrone said in a stat…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:12am -
  • Kony Ealy says he is the best defensive end in the draft
    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is widely considered the top defensive line prospect in the NFL Draft. Clowney could even be selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. However, another pass rusher from the SEC believes he is the…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:04am -
  • Gil Brandt suggests draft-and-trade scenario for Texans at No. 1
    Ten years after the Chargers made Eli Manning the first pick in the draft and then shipped him to the Giants for Philip Rivers plus more, a similar strategy could be unfolding in 16 nights at Radio City Music Hall. Gil Brandt of NFL.com suggests that…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:29am -
  • Bills website posts, then deletes, article announcing that coach Doug Marrone has cancer
    In an unusual development that the team has not yet explained, the Bills website posted on Tuesday an article with the following headline:  “Coach Marrone announces he has cancer.” The article, which consisted of two sentences and then a spot fo…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:05am -
  • Woodley declares Raiders to be a playoff team
    It’s still 0-0 time in the NFL, with every fan of every team able to conjure hope for the coming season, plausible or otherwise.  Raiders fans, already buoyed by an aggressive pursuit of veteran free agents, got more reason for hope on Tuesday fro…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:46am -
  • Snyder says team name isn’t an issue, Halbritter disagrees
    When it comes to the Redskins name, the two sides have become as entrenched as they can be.  The question becomes whether enough folks who don’t have an opinion — and enough of those who have an opinion but not a strong one — will ever swing o…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:08am -
  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft
    More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Lo…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:39pm -
  • PFT Whiparound: Eli will be ready for training camp
    The PFT crew provides the latest news and notes from around the NFL, including Eli Manning’s recovery from ankle surgery, Giants’ safety Will Hill reportedly failing a third drug test and Cam Newton saying he needs to take more ownership of the o…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:30pm -
  • Kurt Coleman says he turned down better deals to sign with Vikings
    Kurt Coleman thought Minnesota was the best place for him, even if the Vikings’ offer wasn’t the best one he received in free agency. Coleman, a safety who signed with the Vikings last week, accepted a deal in Minnesota that pays a salary this ye…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:00pm -
  • PFT: Pryor headed to Seattle
    The PFT crew breaks down the pros and cons of Seattle trading for Terrelle Pryor. Mike Florio says the Seahawks are fascinated by what Pryor can potentially bring to the team.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:00pm -
  • PFT: Is early retirement a good option?
    With a trend emerging of young players retiring seemingly before their time, the PFT crew breaks down why this is happening. Mike Florio says there is less of a stigma attached to players retiring early, in large part, because of injury concerns.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:50pm -
  • PFT One-on-one: Scott Crichton
    NFL draft prospect Scott Crichton joins PFT to talk to Erik Kuselias about why he entered the draft, where he would draft himself, and who he is best suited to play with.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:47pm -
  • Lovie Smith praises his players for choosing to show up for voluntary work
    NFL rules prohibit coaches from chastising players who choose not to show up for voluntary work.  But the rules say nothing about praising those who do. On the first day of a voluntary minicamp, two weeks after the offseason program launched, new Bu…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:19pm -
  • Rolando McClain added to reserve/retired list
    Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain has been placed on the reserve/retired list, according to the NFL’s Tuesday transaction log. McClain told ESPN on Monday that he was ending his comeback attempt after a season away from football. The Ravens signed…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:44pm -
  • Alex Smith talks going slowly, could pick up after the draft
    Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith acknowledged on Tuesday that talks aimed at extending a contract that expires after the coming season are underway.  And indeed they are. But a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the discussions are m…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:30pm -
  • Mark Ingram doesn’t know if Saints will exercise 2015 option
    The Saints had two first-round picks in 2011, leaving them with a pair of decisions to make about fifth-year contract options for the 2015 season. They’ve already exercised defensive end Cam Jordan’s option, guaranteeing that he’ll be on the te…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:17pm -
  • NFL will release schedule on Wednesday night
    The long-awaited release of the NFL schedule will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. The schedule release will, of course, be accompanied by a special on NFL Network. And, of course, NFL fans will obsess over it, because obsessing over the NF…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:13pm -
  • Brandon Boykin takes issue with Walter Thurmond calling himself best slot corner
    Earlier on Tuesday, we passed along Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond’s belief that he was the best slot corner in the NFL right now. We weren’t the only ones who took notice of Thurmond’s assertion. Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin, who spends…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:56pm -
  • Vernon Davis: “We must win a Super Bowl title”
    The best NFL teams currently reside in the NFC.  Specifically, in the NFC West. Two years ago, the 49ers nearly won the Super Bowl.  Last year, the Seahawks did.  This year, the 49ers want to finish the job. “We must win a Super Bowl title,” 4…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:35pm -
  • Lions open Jim Caldwell’s first minicamp without Ndamukong Suh
    The Lions are taking the field for their first minicamp under new coach Jim Caldwell today, and they’re doing so without Ndamukong Suh. While negotiations on a new contract for the star defensive tackle are said to be civil and productive, they are…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:35pm -
  • PFT Live: Terrelle Pryor now a Seahawk
    Mike Florio breaks down trending topics from around the NFL including, the Seahawks giving up a seventh-round pick in exchange for QB Terrelle Pryor, how Eric Ebron’s recent declaration could change up draft strategies and why there is still reason…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:25pm -
  • C.J. Spiller has plenty of motivation for a big season
    Bills running back C.J. Spiller wasn’t able to repeat his 2012 performance last season, dropping from six yards a carry to 4.6 while struggling to get over an ankle injury for much of the season. Given the injury, Spiller said he was still pleased…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:22pm -
  • David Wilson expects to be cleared for OTAs

    - 17 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:41pm -

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ESPN

  • newEllsbury helps Yankees romp in Fenway return
    Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.
    - 11 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:51pm -
  • newPujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club
    Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
    - 17 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:45pm -
  • newPujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club
    Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
    - 17 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:45pm -
  • newPacers get on track, rip Hawks to tie series
    Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:49am -
  • newNFL to release schedule Wednesday night
    The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:25am -
  • newMara: Expanded NFL playoffs likely out for '14
    While NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't shut the door on the possibility of expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams for the 2014 season, New York Giants president John Mara believes the league has all but tabled the idea.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:55am -
  • newWiz take 2-0 lead on Bulls behind Beal, Nene
    Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:54am -
  • Bruins shut out Wings to take 1st series lead
    Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead.
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:55am -
  • Pierce 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.
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:55am -
  • Men linked by Tillman tragedy make contact
    Two former Army Rangers who shared a tragic bond in their platoon mate Pat Tillman's death -- but from starkly different perspectives -- took initial steps toward reconciliation Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of Tillman's death in Afghanistan.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:58am -

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

  • newFIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal
    ZURICH (AP) — Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:30am -
  • Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers got tired of talking trash.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:24am -
  • Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:19am -
  • Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:18am -
  • Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead
    CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:16am -
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    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:56am -
  • Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait.
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:18am -
  • Wizards edge Bulls while Pacers, Raptors equalize
    Bradley Beal scored a game-high 26 points to spark Washington over Chicago 101-99 in overtime, giving the Wizards their best NBA playoff start in 32 years. Brazilian forward Nene scored 17 points Tuesday and John Wall added 16 as the Wizards seized a…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:49am -
  • Canadiens sweep Lightning after 4-3 win
    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest.
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:14am -
  • DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95
    TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors.
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:00am -
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