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  • newWes Welker calls drug policy system “clearly flawed”
    After learning that he would be suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drugs policy, Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker elected to express issues over the policies themselves while expressing…
    - 27 mins ago, 3 Sep 14, 4:05am -
  • newWes Welker officially suspended first four games of season
    The NFL officially announced Tuesday night that Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker will miss the first four games of the season after violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy. The four game suspension will actually be a five-week b…
    - 2 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 2:57am -
  • newWelker may not be suspended for Week One
    The good news for the Broncos and receiver Wes Welker is that he may not be suspended for Week One.  The bad news for the Broncos and Welker is that it may not matter, since he has yet to be cleared to play. The worst news for the Broncos is that, i…
    - 3 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:56am -
  • newBrent will appeal decision to delay his reinstatement
    Former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has ended his retirement. The league, however, hasn’t. Brent won’t be reinstated for 10 weeks. Brent’s agent, Peter Schaffer, tells PFT that Brent will appeal the decision. “We are going to invoke o…
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:40am -
  • newFormer Cardinals QB Max Hall arrested for shoplifting, cocaine
    For a moment there, it looked like Max Hall was going to be the next Kurt Warner. But he ended up more like Montana — Tony Montana. According to the Arizona Republic, Hall was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of stolen items and cocaine.…
    - 5 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:02am -
  • newNFL holds Irsay to higher standard, sort of
    As expected, the NFL has lowered the boom on Colts owner Jim Irsay.  And the NFL believes that it held Irsay to a higher standard than the league’s players. The NFL is correct.  Sort of. A player who pleads guilty to a DUI ordinarily gets no susp…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:59pm -
  • newProFootballTalk: Five questions left unanswered in AFC East
    Mike Florio and the PFT crew answer the five most pressing questions coming from the AFC East and who is the front-runner from the conference.
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:45pm -
  • newProFootballTalk: Cowboys gauge players’ reactions to Michael Sam
    The Cowboys reportedly plan to sign Michael Sam to their practice squad, but before that they called current players to gauge their reaction to bring Sam on.
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:34pm -
  • newNo decision yet on Josh Gordon lawsuit
    On Monday, we reported that Josh Gordon will decide in the next day or two whether to sue the NFL in response to his one-year suspension for his latest violation of the substance-abuse policy. As of Tuesday, no decision has been made. Look for someth…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:33pm -
  • ProFootballTalk: JJ Watt says he wants to prove he deserves this deal
    After receiving a new contract, JJ Watt talks to the media and expresses his gratitude to the Texans for signing him long-term and says he looks forward to living up to the large figures.
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:24pm -
  • Saints bring back Shayne Graham
    Three days after releasing both kickers in their cut to 53 players, the Saints have brought one back. The team has re-signed kicker Shayne Graham, according to the NFL’s Tuesday transactions. In a corresponding roster move, the club waived second-y…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:22pm -
  • Source: Welker took Molly at Kentucky Derby
    Wes Welker’s good day at the Kentucky Derby turned out to be not so good. His winnings that day exceeded $57,000.  But human error resulted in the Broncos receiver being overpaid by nearly $15,000. Now, he’ll lose a lot more than that due to his…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:21pm -
  • Greg Robinson not in Week One starting lineup
    The second overall pick in the draft will start the season on the second string. Rams guard Greg Robinson, a tackle whom the team has moved inside, has moved behind Rodger Saffold on the depth chart at left guard, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:01pm -
  • Wes Welker suspended four games for violating PED policy
    Broncos receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. According to multiple reports, Welker tested positive for a banned amphetamine. Welker becomes…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:01pm -
  • NFL says Josh Brent can return starting Week 11
    The NFL has will allow Josh Brent, the Cowboys defensive lineman who killed teammate Jerry Brown while driving drunk, to return to the Cowboys this year. But Brent isn’t eligible just yet. Brent cannot play until Week 11. He is suspended for the fi…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:54pm -
  • Steelers’ defense preparing to face both Manziel and Hoyer
    Brian Hoyer will start at quarterback for the Browns against the Steelers on Sunday, but he’s not the only quarterback the Steelers’ defense is preparing to face. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he thinks Johnny Manziel will play on Sunday, and t…
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:44pm -
  • Bears place Marquess Wilson on injured reserve/recall
    If Marquess Wilson is to return to the Bears’ lineup, it will have to be after midseason. The club has placed Wilson, the second-year wide receiver from Washington State, on injured reserve with a designation to be recalled, the club announced. The…
    - 7 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:33pm -
  • Cowboys plan to add Michael Sam to practice squad
    Michael Sam is about to find an NFL home. The Cowboys plan to bring in Sam for a physical and sign him to the practice squad if he passes, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Cowboys spent time today calli…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:46pm -
  • Lions put LB Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation to return
    The Lions will be without their second-round pick for at least eight games. The club is placing rookie outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve/designated for return, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported Tuesday. The 24-year-old Van N…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:40pm -
  • Tune in to PFT on NBCSN for Paul Burmeister’s debut
    It’s a big day for NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.  Today’s edition marks the debut of Paul Burmeister. A former Iowa quarterback and one of the original on-air employees at NFL Network, Burmeister joins NBC as the show’s co-host, and his first a…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:30pm -
  • Browns signing Vinston Painter off Broncos practice squad
    The Browns are continuing to shuffle their roster ahead of the start of the regular season. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Cleveland is signing offensive lineman Vinston Painter off of Denver’s practice squad and adding him to their 53-m…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:26pm -
  • Jackson Jeffcoat lands on Redskins practice squad
    Jim Jeffcoat played in a lot of Cowboys-Redskins games during his career in Dallas, but his son might find himself on the opposite side of those games in the future. The Redskins announced that they have added linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat to their pra…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:11pm -
  • No word yet on Josh Brent
    With Josh Gordon, Aldon Smith, and Jim Irsay now suspended, there’s only one name left on the league’s suspension docket. But it’s not really a suspension; for unretired Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent, the Commissioner has not yet ruled o…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:08pm -
  • Irsay is “firmly committed” to staying healthy
    In response to his six-game suspension and $500,000 fine, Colts owner Jim Irsay has issued a statement in which he admits his error and reiterates his hope that the disease of addiction will be taken more seriously moving forward. “I acknowledge th…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:17pm -
  • Five questions: Seattle Seahawks
    The defending Super Bowl champions are quickly closing in on the start of their 2014 season Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks were able to keep most of their young core in place this offseason and were able to sign Michael Be…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:00pm -
  • Steven Jackson “extremely excited” to face Saints
    Running back Steven Jackson was a spectator for most of Falcons training camp and all of their preseason games as a result of a hamstring injury, but he was able to get on the practice field as things drew to a close in August. That put Jackson on tr…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:55pm -
  • Jim Irsay suspended six games, fined $500,000
    It’s not Friday, and it’s not 5 p.m., but the NFL has tied up the one messy piece of business it had to do before games start this week. The league announced that Colts owner Jim Irsay had been suspended for the team’s first six games and fined…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:38pm -
  • Brian Waters announces his retirement
    Brian Waters had a lengthy and impressive career in the NFL.  That career is now officially over. “After a long and wonderful career I have decided to retire,” Waters said in a statement.  “I want to thank the coaches, players and fans of the…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:37pm -
  • Arian Foster feeling “wonderful” heading into Week One
    Texans running back Arian Foster must not have gotten too many “mundane questions” during his session with the Houston media on Tuesday because he was more expansive than he was during preseason press availabilities. Foster said he was happy to s…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:26pm -
  • Kevin Vickerson finds a home in Cincinnati
    Kevin Vickerson appears to have found a home. The veteran defensive tackle, who was cut by the Broncos Saturday, has apparently joined the Bengals, per a message he posted to his Instagram account. The 31-year-old Vickerson lost his job with the Bro…
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:17pm -

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ESPN

  • newBradley, Mahan, Simpson on U.S. Ryder squad
    Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night.
    - 33 mins ago, 3 Sep 14, 3:59am -
  • newSources: Welker banned for amphetamines
    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
    - 1 hour ago, 3 Sep 14, 3:31am -
  • newTexans' Watt plans to prove he earned deal
    J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans talks about his new $100 million extension.
    - 2 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 2:38am -
  • newBrent can return in Week 11, with conditions
    Josh Brent is a member of the Dallas Cowboys once more but before he can return to the field he must serve a 10-game suspension handed down from the NFL.
    - 2 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 2:23am -
  • newSource: Cowboys to bring in Sam for physical
    Michael Sam is flying to Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical Wednesday and if all goes well they will add him to their practice squad, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
    - 3 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:55am -
  • newU.S. dispatches New Zealand, moves to 3-0
    Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the United States remained unbeaten at the FIBA Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:45am -
  • newNFL bans Irsay six games, fines him $500K
    The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 after the Indianapolis Colts owner pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:35am -
  • newDavis: Several 49ers were at McDonald party
    Tight end Vernon Davis said a larger number of 49ers players were at the party Saturday night in which the alleged incident between Ray McDonald and his girlfriend took place.
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:18am -
  • Badge of honor: Yankees to wear Jeter patch
    The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that the team will wear a patch of Derek Jeter's final season logo on all player hats and uniforms from Sept. 7, the day that the shortstop will be honored at Yankee Stadium, through the end of the season.
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:49pm -
  • Wisconsin backup QB Stave out indefinitely
    Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with a sore throwing shoulder, the school announced Tuesday morning.
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:33pm -

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

  • newBattle lines drawn with Ryder Cup wildcards announced
    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The final pieces of the Ryder Cup jigsaw were slotted into place on Tuesday as holders Europe, who will be hosts and heavy favorites later this month, and the United States rounded out their 12-man teams…
    - 2 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 2:55am -
  • newAmerican Mahan seeking Ryder Cup redemption for 2010
    The three American Ryder Cup wildcard picks will all be seeking redemption when they travel to Scotland later this month, and none more so than Hunter Mahan. The 32-year-old lost the singles match to Graeme McDowell that clinched the Ryder Cup for Eu…
    - 3 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:31am -
  • newBrent can return to Cowboys after 10-game ban
    Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, found guilty of intoxication manslaughter for a 2012 car crash that killed former teammate Jerry Brown, has a reinstatement path to the National Football League. The league said Tuesday that Brent could be…
    - 3 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:08am -
  • newBradley, Mahan and Simpson named as U.S. wildcards
    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - United States captain Tom Watson, helped by a late "revelation", opted for experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup against Europ…
    - 3 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:05am -
  • newBroncos lose Welker to four-game doping ban
    Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker was suspended four games by the National Football League for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy, a major setback for a Super Bowl squad. Welker caught 73 passes for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns last…
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:00am -
  • newUSA adds Bradley, Mahan, Simpson for Ryder Cup
    USA captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his three wildcard selections for a Ryder Cup team intent on revenge later this month at Gleneagles, Scotland. The Americans have lost five of the past six biennial team…
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:47am -
  • newWorld ranking comparison for Ryder Cup teams
    (Reuters) - World rankings for members of the Europe and United States Ryder Cup teams, who will compete for the trophy at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. ...
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:15am -
  • newEurope and U.S. teams for 2014 Ryder Cup
    (Reuters) - Teams for the Ryder Cup matches between holders Europe and the visiting United States at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28. Europe - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Justin Rose (England), Sergio Garcia (Spa…
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:15am -
  • newGolf-Europe and U.S. teams for 2014 Ryder Cup
    Sept 2 (Reuters) - Teams for the Ryder Cup matches between holders Europe and the visiting United States at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28. Europe - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Justin Rose (England), Sergio Garc…
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:11am -
  • newGolf-Bradley, Mahan and Simpson named as U.S. wildcards
    * Watson has "fundamental belief" in his team * Snedeker and in-form Kirk overlooked for picks (Adds detail, quotes) NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - United States captain Tom Watson opted for a blend of experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hu…
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:47pm -
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