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  • newNFL wary of putting Seahawks home games in prime-time due to recent blowouts
    The Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4 for the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. However, it’s the only time this year the defending Super Bowl champions will be at home for a nationally televised prime-time game. T…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:21am -
  • No grand prize winner in Rams schedule contest
    The St. Louis Rams were willing to pay a cold, hard $100,000 in cash if someone could correctly guess every aspect of their 2014 schedule before the lineup was officially released on Wednesday evening. Much like Warren Buffett’s $1 billion contest…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:46am -
  • Seahawks executive Scot McCloughan resigning to tend to personal matters
    The Seattle Seahawks are losing a key member of their front office staff. A source confirmed to PFT that Seahawks’ senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan is resigning from his position in order to tend to personal matters that require his atten…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:27am -
  • Nevada sports book makes Eagles biggest favorites of Week One
    About an hour after the regular season schedule was released Wednesday night, the LVH Las Vegas Hotel and Casino had already installed favorites and underdogs for the opening week games. Jacksonville is the biggest Week One underdog on the LVH SuperB…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:18am -
  • Marcus Trufant set to retire after signing deal with Seahawks
    Cornerback Marcus Trufant is set to retire as a member of the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday after spending the entirety of his 10-year career with his hometown franchise. The team announced Wednesday that Trufant had re-signed with the team with the i…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:00am -
  • Packers-Saints provide this year’s World Series alternative
    Before 2010, the NFL avoided scheduling Sunday night games on the days reserved for the World Series.  That year, the league decided to challenge baseball directly. In every year since then, the NFL has scheduled a Sunday night game against the Worl…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:49am -
  • Rams have a shot at a good start
    In our Week 17 analysis, we mentioned the need for the Rams and Cardinals to stand up to the NFC West’s power duo of Seattle and San Francisco if they are to compete for playoff spots. Moreover, it would behoove the Rams and Cardinals to start well…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:14am -
  • Week 16 features Saturday doubleheader
    Officially, Week 16 launches with a Thursday night game in Jacksonville, where the Jaguars will host the Titans.  But the real action gets rolling on Saturday, when the league brings back the concept of the late-season Saturday doubleheader. One gam…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:32am -
  • Week Nine brings 16th Brady-Manning matchup
    Death, taxes and Peyton Manning facing off against Tom Brady. Whether Manning has been with the Colts or the Broncos, annual games against Patriots teams quarterbacked by Tom Brady have been all but certainties since 2001 and, assuming everyone’s h…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:20am -
  • Collin Klein heads to Canada
    Vince Young may not want to go to Canada to continue his football career.  Ditto for Tim Tebow. Collin Klein has no such qualms. The former Kansas State star, who was undrafted and overlooked by the NFL last season, has signed a two-year deal with t…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:18am -
  • Raiders have a tough road in 2014
    Now that the Raiders’ official schedule has been released, maybe fans and players will temper expectations that were increased by a run on veteran free agents. Regardless of the dates and times for the games, it was known that the Raiders would pla…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:09am -
  • Chris Johnson returns to Tennessee in Week 15
    Wednesday night’s schedule release told us the dates and times of games during the 2014 regular season, but we already knew which games would be road contests because of the system the NFL uses to decide opponents from year to year. Because of tha…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:58am -
  • Bears, Cowboys play on back to back Thursdays
    When the NFL decided to expand the post-Week One Thursday night package to 14 games and to play three games on Thanksgiving, a potential competitive disadvantage was created.  With 17 total short-week games, two teams potentially would be playing tw…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:50am -
  • Week 17 matchups: Raiders hoping to be in on the drama this time

    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:49am -
  • The boos might be brrrrrrs when Jared Allen returns to Minnesota
    Bears defensive end Jared Allen expects to get booed when he goes back to Minnesota. Of course, the fans there will have to be extra loud to be heard through all the layers of clothing. The Bears close the regular season at Minnesota on Dec. 28, whic…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:47am -
  • Sunday night is still football night
    Yes, the NFL plays prime-time games three nights per week.  Yes, there is no football night like Sunday night. This year’s schedule on NBC starts with the Packers at the Seahawks on Thursday, September 4, in a rematch of the 2012 “Fail Mary” g…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:32am -
  • Super Bowl rematch set for September 21
    The Broncos were aggressive about overhauling their defense this offseason after getting routed 43-8 in the Super Bowl by the Seahawks and they won’t have to wait too many weeks before getting a chance to see how the unit measures up to Seattle thi…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:18am -
  • MNF opens with Giants-Lions, Chargers-Cardinals doubleheader
    The first week of Monday Night Football on ESPN will open with a pair of last year’s most disappointing teams, followed by two of the pleasant surprises. As has become tradition, MNF will open with a doubleheader, with the Giants at the Lions in…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:16am -
  • Steelers-Ravens kicks off the CBS-NFLN Thursday night slate
    The NFL has two reasons to assign great games to the Thursday night package to be simulcast on CBS and NFL Network.  First, great games deliver major audiences on broadcast TV.  Second, the package lasts only one year; great games will create great…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:14am -
  • DeSean Jackson returns to Philly in Week Three
    Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson thinks there’s going to be “something special” about the team’s two games against his former team this season and now we know when we should have our popcorn ready. The Redskins will travel to Philadelphi…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:03am -
  • Seahawks-49ers cap Thanksgiving divisional tripleheader
    That captive Thanksgiving audience will be captivated by the last of the games to be played on the fourth Thursday in November.  And there’s a good chance the game will feature some gobble, gobble, turkey from some jive-turkey gobblers. On that ni…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:00am -
  • Steve Smith will get his shot at the Panthers on Sept. 28
    The Ravens can start selling the goggles now, because they’ll need them in the first month of the season. Their new wide receiver, Steve Smith, will get a chance to host his old team when the Panthers go to Baltimore on Sept. 28. When the Panthers…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:59pm -
  • Lions’ schedule reportedly surfaces, too
    The lead-up to the NFL’s official release of its 2014 regular season schedule on Wednesday night has been marked by multiple unofficial releases of games slated to be played In the case of the Detroit Lions, we have the makings of an entire schedul…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:51pm -
  • PFT Whiparound: Cardinals LB pleads guilty to assault
    The PFT crew breaks down the latest news and notes from around the NFL, including Daryl Washington pleading guilty to assault, Tyrann Mathieu possibly missing the beginning of the season and the Raiders interest in prospect Taylor Lewan.
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:30pm -
  • Patriots exercise 2015 option on Nate Solder’s contract
    Teams have until May 3 to exercise fifth-year options on contracts given to first-round picks in 2011 and many teams have already gone ahead and locked up productive players well ahead of the deadline. You can add the Patriots to that list. Jason LaC…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:20pm -
  • Report: Green Bay to play at Seattle in 2014 NFL regular season opener
    We’ve known since season’s end that the Packers would get their first rematch with the Seahawks in Seattle since the “Fail Mary” game of 2012. Now, we reportedly know when the clubs will meet. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Jou…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:07pm -
  • PFT: Broncos just focusing on improving
    Mike Florio sits down with John Elway and John Fox to discuss how much longer Peyton will play, how they plan on rebounding from last year’s Super Bowl loss and how the Broncos’ offseason acquisitions will impact the team.
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:00pm -
  • PFT: Easiest and hardest schedules
    With the NFL schedules being released Wednesday night, the guys at PFT take a look at which teams will have the easiest and hardest schedules for the upcoming season. Shaun King says any team that doesn’t have to play the NFC West should be happy w…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:47pm -
  • Vince Young rules out the Canadian option
    Quarterback Vince Young, the third overall pick in the 2006 draft (yes, it’s been eight years), still wants to get back to the NFL. If Young can’t, he won’t be going elsewhere.  Specifically, he won’t be joining Chad Johnson in the CFL. “N…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:32pm -
  • Bucs won’t use fifth-year option on Adrian Clayborn
    The Buccaneers signed one expensive defensive end this offseason, and they’ve chosen not to have two of them next year. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs will not pick up the $6.96 million option for 2015 on defensive end Ad…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:26pm -

SI.com

ESPN

  • newPineda ejected for foreign substance on neck
    Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitc…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:53am -
  • newAldridge scores 43 as Blazers drop Rockets
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:39am -
  • newKane's 2nd goal lifts Hawks over Blues in OT
    Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:47am -
  • newSeahawks to host Packers in season opener
    The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will open the 2014-15 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:54am -
  • Mavs cruise past Spurs to even series 1-1
    Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:53am -
  • Cooke suspended 7 games for hit on Barrie
    The NHL cracked down hard on Matt Cooke, suspending the Minnesota Wild left wing for seven games Wednesday for his knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:34am -
  • McGrady makes Skeeters' roster as pitcher
    Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the opening day roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher.
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:08am -
  • Giants-Lions, Chargers-Cards to open MNF
    ESPN's 2014 Monday Night Football slate will open in Detroit and Glendale, Ariz., for the season-opening Sept. 8 doubleheader as 26 of the league's 32 teams will make an appearance on MNF.
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:56am -
  • Agent: 'Zero' setbacks for Tiger in recovery
    Tiger Woods has progressed to the point of "light" chipping and putting and there have been "zero" setbacks or complications since back surgery was performed on March 31, according to the golfer's agent, Mark Steinberg.
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:28am -
  • D-backs spoil Wrigley's 100th with rally in 9th
    Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss -- a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:29am -

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

  • newPineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar
    BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:40am -
  • newStars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4
    DALLAS (AP) — The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:11am -
  • newMichael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:08am -
  • newYour Top Plays for Today
    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • newAldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105
    HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks.
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:15am -
  • newKane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT
    CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen.
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:06am -
  • newHeat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats
    LeBron James scored 32 points and Chris Bosh tallied 20 points as the host Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 to take a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series. The Bobcats cut Miami's lead to 10 points at halftime Wednesday after shoo…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:42am -
  • newMavericks beat mistake-prone Spurs to level series
    Monta Ellis tallied 21 points and Shawn Marion scored 20 as the Dallas Mavericks routed the error-prone San Antonio Spurs 113-92 to level their opening round NBA playoff series at 1-1. Dallas took advantage of some sloppy play by the Spurs and could…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:40am -
  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:35am -
  • Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 4:26am -
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