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  • newBruschi says it’s time for a new Commissioner
    So how is Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Friday press conference being received?  Based on a couple of former players who currently work for ESPN, not too good. On ESPN, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi made some strong comments in response to Goodel…
    - 11 mins ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:42am -
  • newESPN stands by its Ravens report
    The Ravens contend that ESPN’s very thorough, heavily detailed, and thoroughly troubling report regarding the Ravens’ mishandling of the Ray Rice investigation contains “numerous errors, inaccuracies, false assumptions and, perhaps, misundersta…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:39am -
  • newESPN reports makes it clear Cass knew contents of video
    The excellent ESPN report regarding the Ravens’ mishandling of the Ray Rice investigation paints a troubling picture regarding the role of the team’s president in the investigation and, perhaps more accurately, the coverup of its details. Accordi…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:27am -
  • newRavens: ESPN story contains “numerous errors, inaccuracies”
    The Ravens have responded to ESPN’s Friday report on the club’s decision-making after Ray Rice’s February arrest with a short statement claiming the piece contains “numerous” mistakes. The team plans to talk in greater detail about the stor…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 1:26am -
  • newReport: Goodell soon expressed misgivings about Rice’s two-game ban
    Among the many revelations in ESPN’s investigation of the decisions made by the NFL and Baltimore Ravens after Ray Rice’s arrest in February was that league commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly soon had second thoughts about handing down just a…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 11:46pm -
  • Week Three injury report roundup
    Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we’ll comb through all the injury reports e…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 10:21pm -
  • Report: Ravens made a mess of this from beginning to end
    There’s no wonder the Ravens were calling an emergency meeting this afternoon. An investigation by ESPN has uncovered a load of damning facts about the Ray Rice case, which display a level of missteps unimagined. Perhaps the most shocking revelatio…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 10:19pm -
  • TNF ratings plummet for Week Three
    Last Friday morning, the NFL thumped its chest over the enormous ratings generated by the Steelers-Ravens Thursday Night Football debut, broadcast jointly by CBS and NFLN.  Roughly 20.8 million viewers tuned in, on average, for the 26-6 win by Balti…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 10:07pm -
  • Ravens deny Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February
    The Ravens are denying a new report that there’s been dissension within their franchise for months over Ray Rice, as ESPN says coach John Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February, while the team says that’s not the case. According to the report fr…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 10:02pm -
  • Josh Gordon glad he doesn’t have to sell cars much longer
    One of today’s winners — other than obfuscation, which is at an all-time high — is Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. As a result of the league’s new substance abuse policy, Gordon’s year-long suspension for an amount of marijuana which wou…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:43pm -
  • Cordarrelle Patterson probable for Week Three
    Vikings playmaking wideout Cordarrelle Patterson appears good to go for Sunday’s game at New Orleans. Patterson, who landed on the injury report Thursday with a chest ailment, is listed as probable after putting in a full practice Friday. He is one…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:27pm -
  • Breaking: Donald Trump seems a bit of a blowhard
    During an afternoon of absolute transparency and concrete plans by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, we now have another item of positively stunning breaking news. Donald Trump is drawing attention to himself for almost doing something. Via Mike Rodak…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:20pm -
  • Goodell promises transparency and accountability in future, offers little in present
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell broke his long silence on Friday afternoon in a press conference that opened with a lengthy statement promising accountability and transparency from the league in the future. He offered very little of it in the present…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:58pm -
  • Dion Jordan gets another suspension, this one for drugs
    Not only did Dion Jordan not get his suspension shortened, it went the other direction. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins announced that the second-year outside linebacker has been suspended again. His previous four-game…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:55pm -
  • UltraViolet isn’t satisfied by Goodell’s press conference
    The group that has been flying “Goodell Must Go” banners over NFL stadiums in recent weeks apparently won’t be changing the last word in the mantra to “Stay.” UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group, has asked the league’s sponsors to aba…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:55pm -
  • Ravens brace for major story about mishandling of Rice case
    As the Commissioner was facing the music after 10 days of invisibility, the Ravens were bracing for a potential storm. Multiple sources tell PFT that the Ravens expect a major investigative story to soon be published regarding the team’s mishandlin…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:44pm -
  • Jamaal Charles questionable for Sunday’s game at Miami
    Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles (ankle) is questionable for the club’s Sunday’s matchup at the Dolphins, according to the injury report. The Chiefs’ lead back, Charles was limited for a second straight day with his injury, a high-ankle ailment.…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:38pm -
  • TMZ, Howard Stern Show star in Goodell press conference circus
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference did not allay all the concerns that fans and the general public have about the league’s handling of domestic violence. But the press conference did feature some strange situations. For starters, a…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:21pm -
  • Drew Stanton to make second straight start
    Drew Stanton will make another start for Arizona. Coach Bruce Arians announced today that Stanton will take the place of Carson Palmer (shoulder) in the starting lineup Sunday vs. San Francisco, according to Darren Urban of AzCardinals.com. The 34-ye…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:20pm -
  • Jordan Cameron, Bernard Pierce questionable for Sunday
    Both the Ravens and Browns have a key offensive contributor listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup in Cleveland. Ravens tailback Bernard Pierce (thigh) is questionable after putting in a full practice on Friday, while Browns tight end Jordan C…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:00pm -
  • Arian Foster questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Giants
    The status of the AFC’s leading rusher for Week Three is somewhat in flux, per the injury report. Texans tailback Arian Foster (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday’s game at the Giants, according to multiple reporters, including Deepi Sidhu of…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:42pm -
  • Roger Goodell insists he never considered quitting
    There may be a lack of certainty coming from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell right now, but he’s absolutely clear on one thing. He won’t be giving up his job. Asked directly if he considered giving up his job, Goodell said no. “I have not,” he…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:39pm -
  • Goodell: “Everything on the table” in terms of his role
    Among the most glaring errors of the NFL over the last two weeks has been the problem of unilateral power. But during his press conference, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemed willing to cede some ground. “Everything is on the table,” Goodell r…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:32pm -
  • Goodell: I got it wrong, I’m sorry and now I will get it right
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged his own missteps and admitted that he needs assistance in overseeing the league’s personal conduct policy in a Friday press conference designed to stem the wave of criticism the NFL has faced over high-pr…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:27pm -
  • Joint NFL-NFLPA Statement on Wide-Ranging Changes to Drug Programs
    Editor’s note: The following statement was released jointly by the NFL and NFL Players Association on September 19. The NFL and NFL Players Association have reached agreement on a wide-ranging series of improvements to their programs on substance a…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:08pm -
  • Josh McCown getting MRI, but will still start when he’s healthy
    Josh McCown hasn’t played very well, and now he’s hurt. But when he’s well, he’s still the Buccaneers starter. That’s what Bucs coach Lovie Smith said today, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. McCown is getting an MRI on his injured th…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:42pm -
  • Jamaal Charles practices Friday, decision to come on his status
    For the second straight day, Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles took part in practice as the club started to wind down its preparation for Sunday’s game at Miami. Charles suffered a high-ankle injury in the Chiefs’ Week Two loss at Denver, raising fe…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:41pm -
  • PFT Live 09/19: Thomas Dimitroff, PFT Planet
    Mike Florio chats with Falcons General Manager, Thomas Dimitroff about the Falcons 56-14 victory over Buccaneers. Then, Florio takes calls and tweets from NFL fans.        
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:21pm -
  • Cecil Shorts says he’s ready to play “the whole game”
    Somebody call Roddy White and let him know for his fantasy team — Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts is back. “I plan on playing the whole game,” Shorts said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “Let’s go. “The last few days went…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:10pm -
  • Falcons knew Devin Hester still had “gas in the tank”
    When free agency began in March, receiver Devin Hester wasn’t near the top of anyone’s list.  Anyone except the Falcons. “We’d been talking for a number of years about what we’re going to do with our return specialist situation and what we…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:06pm -

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ESPN

  • newTigers pad Central lead with rout of Royals
    Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer, everyone in the Detroit starting lineup had a hit by the fourth inning, and the Tigers pounded Jason Vargas and the second-place Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Friday night to add another game to their AL Central lead.
    - 11 mins ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:42am -
  • newWinston ban now for entire game, FSU says
    The Florida State Seminoles have suspended quarterback Jameis Winston for the entire game Saturday night against No. 22 Clemson Tigers, the school announced late Friday.
    - 14 mins ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:39am -
  • newGoodell vows NFL will get its 'house in order'
    Roger Goodell said Friday there have been too many recent examples of the NFL "doing wrong" and "that starts with me," and followed it up with a goal of implementing new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.
    - 30 mins ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:23am -
  • newKershaw 1st to 20 wins as Dodgers rout Cubs
    Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
    - 52 mins ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:01am -
  • newPetition aiming to block Peterson from son
    Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
    - 58 mins ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:55am -
  • newR. Chapman accused of shoplifting; $14K bill
    Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:47am -
  • newW. Silva announces retirement, blames UFC
    Veteran mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement in a 13-minute YouTube video on Friday, citing disillusionment with his employer, the UFC, as the primary reason.
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:08am -
  • newRutgers acknowledges AD's Sandusky joke
    Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall.
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 1:06am -
  • newSecond ban (4 games) for Dolphins' Jordan
    Dolphins DE Dion Jordan is suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 12:37am -
  • newChandler: No reason to question character
    Months later, Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler is still mad about insinuations that he caused chemistry issues for the New York Knicks last season.
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 12:36am -

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

  • newSouth African rookie Reto leads Yokohama Tire event
    Prattville (United States) (AFP) - South Africa's Paula Reto fired a six-under 66 to take a three-shot lead over Hur Mi-Jung after 36 holes of the LPGA Tour's Yokohama Tire Classic.
    - 28 mins ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:25am -
  • newGoodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform
    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:53am -
  • newNFL's Ravens knew about Rice video within hours: ESPN
    (Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens knew about the video of star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-girlfriend in an elevator within hours of the assault and the NFL team later sought leniency for him, ESPN reported on Friday. ESPN's "Outside t…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:08am -
  • newEx-Phoenix Suns player accused of stealing from Apple store
    (Reuters) - Police arrested former Phoenix Suns basketball player Rex Chapman on Friday for allegedly shoplifting more than $14,000 worth of products over several months from an Apple store in Scottsdale, Arizona, authorities said. The Scottsdale Pol…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 1:08am -
  • newNFL in crisis: Chief vows to put 'house in order'
    New York (AFP) - Embattled National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday promised to put the sport's "house in order" amid a firestorm over the NFL's handling of off-field violence involving players.
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 12:51am -
  • newAs NFL tries to reassure women, sponsor Crest is first to retreat
    By Eric Kelsey and Jennifer Saba LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When NFL players strap on their pink shoes and gloves in October for the league's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, it will be doing so with one less sponsor, a notable re…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 12:38am -
  • Off-field violence injects unwanted reality into fantasy football
    By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Joe Gallo is not just a fan of National Football League running back Adrian Peterson, he "owns" him, as do thousands of other participants in the world of fantasy football. That explains why Gallo, a 31-year-old New…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:48pm -
  • Mixed Welsh fortunes for Ryder Cup stars
    Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) - European Ryder Cup wild cards Stephen Gallacher and Lee Westwood experienced contrasting fortunes at the Wales Open on Friday, one week out from the showdown with the United States.
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:21pm -
  • NFL's Goodell says personal conduct policy to change
    (Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that policies governing player conduct will change in the wake of the league's poor handling of domestic violence cases. "We do not have a clear and consistent policy that…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:56pm -
  • Donaldson leads Ryder Cup quartet, Gallacher misses cut
    LONDON (Reuters) - Jamie Donaldson warmed up for next week's Ryder Cup by shooting a second-round 67 to finish four shots behind leader Shane Lowry in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Friday. Welshman Donaldson was three strokes ahead of his Ryder C…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:31pm -
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