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  • newTexans-Broncos practices get chippy
    The Texans and Broncos already may be getting sick of each other. Wednesday’s joint practices between the two teams, occurring in advance of their Saturday night preseason game, included some heated moments. Via Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Pr…
    - 7 mins ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:05am -
  • newJets place third-round pick Dexter McDougle on injured reserve
    The New York Jets didn’t just lose one rookie to injured reserve on Wednesday. After placing fourth-round receiver Shaq Evans on injured reserve, the team also placed third-round cornerback Dexter McDougle on injured reserve with a knee injury. McD…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:31am -
  • Bell didn’t make trip to Philly with Steelers
    Early Wednesday afternoon, Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount had a brush with the law that resulted in an allegation of marijuana possession for both of them, and a DUI charge for Bell. Later in the day, the Steelers left fo…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:23am -
  • Marrone thinks training-camp fights hurt game’s “integrity”
    Plenty of teams have had fights during training camp.  The Bills had one on Wednesday, which included some fairly strong language from one of the participants. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, veteran center Eric Wood and rookie defensiv…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:08am -
  • Report: 49ers move practice after footing problems on Levi’s Stadium turf
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly stopped Wednesday’s practice at Levi’s Stadium and moved the workout to the club’s practice field after the club had footing problems on the stadium’s playing surface. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayAre…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:05am -
  • Five Questions: Oakland Raiders
    You may recall we voted the Raiders 32nd in our preseason power rankings. You may also recall the bottom five teams in our ratings were AFC clubs. On paper, this doesn’t look like a banner year for the American Football Conference. Which, in turn,…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:28am -
  • Pot precedent creates dilemma for Steelers
    The Steelers haven’t had a player face marijuana possession charges since 2008.  They now have two.  The way they handled that six-year-old incident could create an awkward situation for the 2014 Steelers. The last time it happened, the Steelers…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:13am -
  • Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both arrested
    The Steelers’ top two running backs were arrested together today. Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, Pittsburgh’s first- and second-string running backs, were in a car together and stopped by Ross Township Police this afternoon. Detective Bria…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:53pm -
  • RGIII calls out the “doubters”
    As Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III prepares for his third NFL season, some think he won’t be the player he was in 2012.  Others think he can’t keep himself healthy, especially after a couple of unnecessarily reckless and risky plays on…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:31pm -
  • Andre Johnson doesn’t like the increase in penalties
    The renewed emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding penalties benefits NFL offenses.  That doesn’t mean all NFL offensive players appreciate the move. Specifically, Texans receiver Andre Johnson doesn’t like the increased throwing of f…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:13pm -
  • Five Questions: St. Louis Rams
    In a loaded NFC West, the St. Louis Rams have been quietly going about their business. The Rams have watched their division rivals deal with season-ending injuries (Darnell Dockett, Kendall Hunter), contract disputes (Marshawn Lynch, Alex Boone) and…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:20pm -
  • Bengals reach a new deal with Vontaze Burfict
    With Andy Dalton taken care of, the Bengals are moving on to other business. The next in line is weakside linebacker, who has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter says it’s a four-year, $20…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:26pm -
  • Steven Jackson could practice soon, on track for Week One
    The Falcons haven’t had running back Steven Jackson on the practice field in almost a month because of a hamstring injury suffered early in camp, but one of the remaining Hard Knocks episodes may feature the veteran’s return to practice. Coach Mi…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:24pm -
  • Cardinals keep bolstering defensive line, add Ryan McBean
    The Cardinals aren’t done trying to bolster their defensive line. In addition to bringing in veteran defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga, the Cardinals have also agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Ryan McBean, a league source tells PFT. The…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:23pm -
  • Cardinals find some defensive line depth with Isaac Sopoaga
    If at first you don’t succeed, try to find a defensive tackle who played on the other end of Pennsylvania. According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals are signing veteran lineman Isaac Sopoaga after working him out this afternoo…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:06pm -
  • Report: Broncos lose Jordan Norwood to torn ACL
    Word from Denver was that wide receiver Jordan Norwood had done enough this summer to have a firm grip on a roster spot as the team’s punt returner and sixth wideout, but that status changed on Wednesday. Norwood injured his left knee while running…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:49pm -
  • Geno Atkins is ready to make his preseason debut
    The Bengals are about to get one of their best players back on the field. According to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com, defensive tackle Geno Atkins is scheduled to play a few series Sunday against the Cardinals. Atkins, who tore his ACL on Oct. 31, was ac…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:37pm -
  • Rams waive-injured Isaiah Pead after torn ACL
    If any of the 31 teams not in St. Louis want to stash running back Isaiah Pead on their roster while he recovers from a torn ACL, they’ll have their chance. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Rams have waived-injured Pead on Wednesday. Sh…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:36pm -
  • Doctor: Tuesday evaluation found “no evidence” of cancer for Jim Kelly; more tests to come
    A medical evaluation given to Bills quarterback Jim Kelly on Tuesday found “no evidence” of cancer, a doctor at the Manhattan hospital where Kelly has been treated said Wednesday afternoon. “The great news is that upon physical examination, the…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:33pm -
  • Tim Shaw on ALS diagnosis: “The hardest thing I’ve ever had to hear
    The sight of ice bucket challenges has become common across NFL training camps, but in Tennessee, it had a little more meaning Wednesday. Former Titans linebacker Tim Shaw was there for it, a day after announcing he had been diagnosed with ALS in Apr…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:47pm -
  • Colts, Eagles swap players they were planning to waive
    Well, this is interesting. The Eagles announced Wednesday they had traded rookie tailback David Fluellen to the Colts for rookie placekicker Cody Parkey. Earlier Wednesday, the Eagles said they were waiving Fluellen, a Toledo product. And the Colts,…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:30pm -
  • Johnny Manziel: If I went back, I wouldn’t do anything differently
    The Browns officially named Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback for the first week of the regular season on Wednesday, leaving first-round pick and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel to serve as the No. 2 quarterback to start his first year…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:16pm -
  • PFT on NBCSN looks at when Manziel will take over this year, if ever
    We now know that Brian Hoyer will start Week One for the Browns.  We don’t know how long beyond Week One he’ll keep the job. The hot spot seems to be Week Five, after Cleveland opens against Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Baltimore — and then ha…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:58pm -
  • PFT Live 8/20: Tony Grossi, PFT Planet
    Mike Florio talks to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com about the Browns decision to name Brian Hoyer their Week 1 starting QB and the team’s outlook for the 2014 season. Mike also answers viewer questions about Aldon Smith, second-year running backs…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:54pm -
  • PFT Live: Brian Hoyer starting not the end of Browns QB saga
    Tony Grossi from ESPNCleveland.com breaks down the thought process that went into electing Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel and gives his take on when to expect the rookie passer to make his debut. Grossi says though Hoyer is…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:52pm -
  • PFT Planet: Why is Aldon Smith’s ruling taking so long?
    Mike Florio answers calls and tweets from PFT Planet, including what’s going on with the Aldon Smith ruling, who is a dark horse to make the conference championship this year and how many return touchdowns will Cordarrelle Patterson have. Florio s…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:50pm -
  • Bills lose another linebacker to season-ending knee injury
    The Bills were dealt a heavy blow this summer when linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his ACL while working out before training camp. That injury will keep Alonso out for the entire season and the Bills announced Wednesday that he’ll have some company in…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:49pm -
  • Suh: Nick Fairley “has an opportunity to be better than me”

    - 14 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:40pm -
  • Mick Tingelhoff this year’s Seniors nominee to Hall of Fame
    With the addition of a pair of contributor nominees, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is only nominating one player from the Seniors Committee this year. And that player is one of the most durable and productive players in football history. The Hall ann…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:23pm -
  • Jadeveon Clowney finishes practice early after trip to medical tent
    Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney didn’t impress Falcons running back Antone Smith when he buried Smith in the backfield during last weekend’s preseason game, but he’s impressed most other people with his first couple of performances in the NF…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:21pm -

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ESPN

  • newAngels' Richards suffers 'significant' injury
    Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles on Thursday to be examined by team doctors for what manager Mike Scioscia called a "significant injury" to his left patellar tendon.
    - 10 mins ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:02am -
  • newSteelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges
    Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
    - 31 mins ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:41am -
  • newGiants win appeal, will finish game vs. Cubs
    The Giants have prevailed in their protest of Tuesday night's tarp-snafu game, MLB announced.
    - 51 mins ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:21am -
  • newAuburn's revenge? Updyke into dunk tank
    Auburn fans might finally be able to seek their revenge against Harvey Updyke, who poisoned Auburn's beloved oak trees at Toomer's Corner. He has agreed to a charity event in which fans will be allowed to dunk him or throw pies at his face.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:05am -
  • newLLWS: Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, tops Philly
    Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:39am -
  • newRose late scratch for Team USA's exhibition
    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:25am -
  • newEx-ref asked off Redskins games due to name
    Former NFL referee Mike Carey told The Washington Post that he requested not to work home or away games for the Washington Redskins since 2006 due to the team's controversial nickname.
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:31am -
  • newIce, ice baby: Athletes leading ALS challenge
    The ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS has spread quickly across the nation over the past three weeks, and it's not just people dumping ice water on their heads and challenging three people they know to do the same within 24 hours.
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:08am -
  • PAT misses increased during NFL preseason
    Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points.
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:54am -
  • Texans' Clowney exits practice after collision
    Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney left practice against Denver Broncos following a collision in a 9-on-7 drill.
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:53am -

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

  • newYour Top Plays for Today
    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:06am -
  • USA basketball team thrash Dominican Republic
    The United States hammered the Dominican Republic 105-62 in a basketball World Cup tune-up at Madison Square Garden in New York. Wednesday's lopsided contest gave US coach Mike Krzyzewski a prime opportunity to tinker with his star-studded lineup. He…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:08am -
  • Giants protest upheld, will finish Cubs game
    The San Francisco Giants became the first team in 28 years to win a Major League Baseball protest, and will finish out a rain-shortened game at the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs were leading 2-0 on Tuesday night after four-and-a-half innings -- the minimum…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:41am -
  • Former Tennessee Titans player Tim Shaw says he has ALS
    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw revealed he has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in a video that shows him dumping a bucket full of ice water over his head as part of an ALS fundraiser. "…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:47pm -
  • Rory seeks fourth win in a row as playoffs open
    Top-ranked Rory McIlroy tries to become only the fifth player in PGA history to win four consecutive starts when the season-ending US tour playoffs begin Thursday with The Barclays. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland won last month's British Open…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:34pm -
  • Scott targets Australian Open
    Adam Scott confirmed Wednesday that he will contest the Australian Open in November, and try to expunge the memory of letting slip victory to Rory McIlroy last year in Sydney. Scott was the reigning Masters champion when he teed it up at Royal Sydney…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:42pm -
  • NFL referee refused to work Redskins games because of team name
    Retired NFL referee Mike Carey, the first African-American referee assigned to the Super Bowl, did not work games involving the Washington Redskins after 2006 because of his belief the team's name is a racial slur. Carey, who began his career as a re…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:24pm -
  • Miami teens who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home charged with trespass
    Seven Miami-area teenagers who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home last week were charged on Wednesday with trespassing, according to the Florida state attorney's office. The first-degree misdemeanor charges are punishable by up to a year in priso…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:09pm -
  • Teen Ko seeks three-peat at Canadian Women's Open
    New Zealand's Lydia Ko, a 17-year-old seeking her third consecutive LPGA Canadian Women's Open title, tees off Thursday trying to join Meg Mallon and Pat Bradley as three-time winners. "The first year it kind of came on as a surprise and the next yea…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:32pm -
  • Scratch Stricker from US Ryder Cup options list
    Steve Stricker will not be serving as a last-minute substitute for the injury-nagged United States at next month's Ryder Cup after saying he will not play again until December. The 47-year-old American was selected as an assistant captain for Tom Wat…
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:20pm -
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