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  • newTrent Williams hopes to play on Monday night
    The Redskins played last Thursday night and lost to the Giants in a rout that was made all the worse by the departure of left tackle Trent Williams with a knee injury. Any initial fears of a season-ending injury subsided on Friday, but his presence i…
    - 41 mins ago, 30 Sep 14, 7:11pm -
  • newFalcons make a flurry of moves to refill their offensive line
    Well, at least Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has healthy receivers this year. Offensive linemen, not so much. The Falcons just announced a flurry of moves, which included putting two more starting offensive linemen on injured reserve. They announced…
    - 1 hour ago, 30 Sep 14, 6:24pm -
  • newMike Tomlin doesn’t mind label, he minds lazy sterotypes
    Two days after Mike Tomlin bristled at being termed a “player’s coach,” during a pregame interview, he said he mostly bristles at the broad characterization it creates. Tomlin told reporters Tuesday that he doesn’t necessarily take it as an…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 6:14pm -
  • newRaiders settle on Tony Sparano as interim head coach
    Tony Sparano is set to become the Raiders’ interim head coach after the firing of Dennis Allen. After several conflicting reports emerged over the last 12 hours about who the Raiders would go with as Allen’s replacement, Jim Trotter of ESPN repor…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 6:07pm -
  • newPFT Live: Who’s to blame for the mess in New England?
    After a 41-14 blowout loss at the hands of the Chiefs, the Patriots now find themselves at 2-2 and in a state of disarray. Mike Florio goes over the multitude of problems on the field for the Pats.
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:59pm -
  • newPFT Live: Jarius Wright’s rave reviews for Teddy Bridgewater
    Responsible for 132 of Teddy Bridgewater’s 317 passing yards vs. the Falcons, Vikings WR Jarius Wright talks about the change at QB and how high he thinks his partnership with Bridgewater can soar.
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:57pm -
  • newPFT Live: Why the Bills decided to turn to Kyle Orton
    Bills’ insider Tim Graham joins Mike Florio to discuss the decision to bench EJ Manuel for Kyle Orton. Graham says the decision is a “stark departure” from what the Bills’ front office has told the public.
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:56pm -
  • newMichael Crabtree says things are “good over here”
    When NFL Network’s Deion Sanders tried to bogart the Apple laptop with the logo blacked out by electrical tape due to the whole Microsoft thing from Ian Rapoport, some thought Sanders’ information regarding discord with the 49ers came directly fr…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:51pm -
  • newPFT Live 09/30: Jarius Wright, Tim Graham
    Mike Florio talks with Vikings Wide Receiver, Jarius Wright about his 100+ receiving yards against the Falcons in week 4 and the abilities and maturity of rookie Quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater. Then, Florio chats with Tim Graham of the Buffalo News…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:38pm -
  • newTeddy Bridgewater: Too soon to say if I’ll play Thursday
    Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday’s win over the Falcons, and it left him unsure whether he’ll be ready to go on Thursday night against the Packers. “Each day I’m making progress,” Bridgewater said to…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:30pm -
  • newChoice for Raiders interim coach down to two

    - 3 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:14pm -
  • newAfter FCC vote, NFL reiterates its commitment to free TV
    The NFL opposed the effort to dump the blackout rule in part by suggesting that the removal of the ability to prevent games from being televised for free in markets where the home team had failed to sell out the stadium would lead to the NFL fleeing…
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:56pm -
  • newBrowns get Ben Tate back on the practice field
    Apparently it was a perfect bye week for the Browns. Johnny Manziel didn’t end up on TMZ, and now Ben Tate is back in action. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tate was back on the practice field Tuesday after missing the p…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:18pm -
  • newColts extend Robert Mathis through 2016
    Robert Mathis will not play at all this season after suffering a torn Achilles during a workout. But he’s still very much in the Colts’ plans. The team announced today that it has extended Mathis’s contract for another season. He’s now under…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:06pm -
  • newPFT Live: Jarius Wright
    The Teddy Bridgewater era got off to a smashing start on Sunday and we’ll talk to one of the biggest beneficiaries of the quarterback change in Minnesota on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright will join Mike Florio…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:25pm -
  • newBengals think Vontaze Burfict can return from concussion this week
    The Bengals are back from their bye week and readying their preparations for Sunday’s attempt to extend their winning streak to four games against the Patriots on Sunday night. Part of that process will involve doctors taking a look at linebacker V…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:15pm -
  • newFCC unanimously dumps blackout rule
    The NFL wants to “Protect Football on Free TV.”  The FCC did just that on Tuesday, voting unanimously to abandon the blackout rule. “This is a historic day for sports fans,” Sports Fans Coalition chairman David Goodriend said in a release. …
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:13pm -
  • Jared Allen resumes working out after bout with pneumonia
    Bears defensive end Jared Allen was knocked out of the Bears lineup last week with a case of pneumonia that reportedly left him 18 pounds lighter and unable to get on the field. Allen’s outlook for Week Five after such a serious illness isn’t cle…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 2:42pm -
  • Bruce Carter will miss some time with quad strain
    After Dr. Jerry Jones misdiagnosed Morris Claiborne’s torn patellar tendon as an ACL, we’re probably going to want to get a second opinion. But Jones said this morning on is weekly radio show on KRLD-FM that linebacker Bruce Carter would likely…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 2:38pm -
  • Week Four power rankings
    1. Seattle Seahawks (No. 1 last week; 2-1):  Richard Sherman is even better than the bye. 2. Cincinnati Bengals (No. 2; 3-0):  Winning at Foxboro on Sunday night will no longer be viewed as an upset. 3. Denver Broncos (No. 3; 2-1):  The team they…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 2:24pm -
  • NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after touchdown
    Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah followed in the footsteps of many other players on Monday night when he celebrated his interception return for a touchdown by going to his knees in prayer. Unlike those other players, Abdullah was penalized for going to…
    - 6 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:49pm -
  • Jets sign Chris Owusu
    The Jets made some moves to shake up their receiving corps on Monday. Fourth-round pick Jalen Saunders was dumped from the roster so the team could sign former Bills third-rounder T.J. Graham and the team announced a bit later in the day that they ha…
    - 6 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:32pm -
  • Mark Davis fires the guy who really wasn’t to blame
    The worst-kept, stutter-stepped secret in the NFL came to fruition last night, with Raiders owner Mark Davis reacting to an ugly London loss by dumping his third-year head coach, Dennis Allen. But how much of the team’s horrific performances over t…
    - 6 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:25pm -
  • Jake Locker expected to practice on Wednesday
    The Titans kept quarterback Jake Locker on the bench in Week Four because of a right wrist injury, which left Charlie Whitehurst and Zach Mettenberger to do the quarterbacking in a lopsided loss to the Colts. It doesn’t look like the absence will…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:16pm -
  • Marc Trestman tiptoes around Brandon Marshall
    That ugly interception thrown on Sunday by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was the fault of receiver Brandon Marshall.  Unless it wasn’t. After Sunday’s 21-point home loss to the Packers, Chicago coach Marc Trestman pinned the blame on Brandon for…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 1:01pm -
  • Mike McCoy not happy with state of Chargers run game
    Injuries have left the Chargers without Danny Woodhead for the rest of the season and Ryan Mathews for several weeks, but their absences haven’t stopped the Chargers from winning games. They have helped keep the Chargers from having a decent run g…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:56pm -
  • Packers assuming Teddy Bridgewater will be on the field
    The Packers have a short turnaround to prepare for the Vikings on Thursday night. So they’re not going to waste much time game-planning as if Christian Ponder might play. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he’s working with the assumption that rook…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:36pm -
  • Tuesday morning one-liners
    Bills RB Fred Jackson said he stands behind coach Doug Marrone’s decision to bench QB EJ Manuel. The Dolphins are still looking for consistency. Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork of Monday’s loss to the Chiefs, “We took one on the chin. They beat…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:24pm -
  • John Harbaugh: I’m interested in Brady Hoke being the coach of Michigan
    A report over the weekend that the University of Michigan was interested in Ravens coach John Harbaugh as a potential replacement for Brady Hoke was answered by another report that Harbaugh wasn’t interested in the job. Harbaugh delivered the same…
    - 8 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 11:52am -
  • Muslim Husain Abdullah flagged for praying in the end zone
    When Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah picked off Tom Brady and returned it for a touchdown, he said a quick prayer. But unlike Tim Tebow doing the same thing when he got to the end zone, Abdullah was flagged. The Muslim safety said he made a promise…
    - 8 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 11:39am -

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ESPN

  • newRaiders tab Sparano as interim head coach
    The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano as their interim head coach Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Dennis Allen.
    - 31 mins ago, 30 Sep 14, 7:21pm -
  • newSources: Yanks start work on Cashman deal
    The New York Yankees have begun the process of constructing a new contract for longtime general manager Brian Cashman, sources close to the situation said.
    - 49 mins ago, 30 Sep 14, 7:03pm -
  • newFCC drops blackout rule; NFL won't budge
    The Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to eliminate its sports blackout rules Tuesday, but the NFL said that it doesn't plan to change the way its broadcasts are handled.
    - 50 mins ago, 30 Sep 14, 7:02pm -
  • newLions TE injured while potty-training puppy
    Joseph Fauria finally explained how he sprained his left ankle, and the story is almost too unbelievable to be true.
    - 59 mins ago, 30 Sep 14, 6:53pm -
  • newMichael Phelps arrested for DUI, speeding
    Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 6:06pm -
  • newNFL: Penalty on Chiefs S for prayer wrong
    Husain Abdullah should not have received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty after dropping to his knees and bowing in prayer following a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown during the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 victory over the New England Patr…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:58pm -
  • newThe house where Rockne lived hits market
    The house in South Bend, Indiana, where Knute Rockne lived at the time of this death goes on the market for $500,000
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:45pm -
  • newMichigan apologizes for how QB injury handled
    The Michigan Wolverines football staff made mistakes due to a "serious lack of communication" while dealing with quarterback Shane Morris' head injury, athletic director Dave Brandon said.
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:50pm -
  • newScott: Lakers as underdogs adds fuel to fire
    No one expects much from the Los Angeles Lakers this season and that's just fine with the Lakers heading into the start of training camp on Tuesday.
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:25pm -
  • newHarbaugh: 'Bunch of crap' 49ers want him out
    Jim Harbaugh had a succinct reaction to Deion Sanders' report on the league-owned NFL Network that his San Francisco 49ers players want him gone.
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:25pm -

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

  • newU.S. FCC votes to do away with sports TV blackout rule
    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to eliminate a decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games, such as NFL football, if tickets…
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:08pm -
  • newNFL admits mistake in penalizing player for post-touchdown prayer
    (Reuters) - The National Football League admitted on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for sliding on his knees and bowing in prayer after scoring a touchdown. Abdullah, a devout Muslim, was slapped…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:58pm -
  • Abdullah flagged for touchdown prayer gesture
    Kansas City (AFP) - Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was slapped with a 15-yard penalty in Monday's NFL contest after punctuating a fourth quarter touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer, the US media reported.
    - 8 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 11:52am -
  • NFL TV ratings on the rise despite domestic violence fumble
    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Americans are tuning into NFL football in greater numbers than last year, according to early season viewership figures, signaling the league's fumbled handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its overa…
    - 9 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 11:05am -
  • AEG asks for more time to lure pro football team back to Los Angeles
    By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Developer Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) asked Los Angeles on Monday to give it more time to lure a pro football team back to the city and start building a $1.2 billion stadium downtown. Los Angeles has been without…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 8:16am -
  • Cardinals Dwyer facing assault charges
    Phoenix (AFP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been officially charged in connection with a domestic dispute inside an Phoenix apartment in which his girlfriend suffered a broken nose.
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:27am -
  • Charles returns to power Chiefs past Patriots
    Kansas City (AFP) - Jamaal Charles, who returned from an ankle injury, scored three touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs routed the New England Patriots 41-14 in a National Football League contest Monday night.
    - 15 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:19am -
  • Neutral arbitrator to hear Rice appeal: ESPN
    Sep 29 (Reuters) - Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension for domestic violence will be heard by a neutral arbitrator, not NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he appoints, ESPN reported late on Monday. In a copy of an email obtained by…
    - 16 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:12am -
  • Charles scores three as Chiefs crush Patriots
    Sep 29 (Reuters) - Alex Smith completely outplayed three-times Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady while Jamaal Charles grabbed three touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs hammered the New England Patriots 41-14 on Monday. Playing in front of a p…
    - 16 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:05am -
  • Royals' Yost not fazed by long odds
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Ned Yost says he is not too concerned by the long odds faced by the wild card entrants as the Kansas City Royals return to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years.
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Sep 14, 2:18am -
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