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  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:02:01 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
  • Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:21:45 GMT
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
  • Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:21:52 GMT
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
  • Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:30 GMT
    Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw to give the Indianapolis Colts a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after one quarter on Monday night.
    Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
  • NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

    NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:06 GMT
    The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.
    The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.
  • Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

    Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:31:22 GMT
    The players' union on Tuesday will appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.
    The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.
  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:31:23 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
    The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...
  • Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

    Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:11:55 GMT
    The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league.
    Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL.
  • Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

    Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:21:08 GMT
    Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season.
    The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career.
  • Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:52:10 GMT
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the...
    The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014...
  • Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:33 GMT
    A 20-year-old German man is going on trial in Frankfurt accused of being a member of the extremist Islamic State group.
    A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.
  • Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:10:42 GMT
    All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers.
    All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

    Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:01:31 GMT
    The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.
    The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.
  • Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

    Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:40:56 GMT
    Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore.
    Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore.
  • Hurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Hurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:06 GMT
    Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered...
    Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered helpless by...
  • Nelson has career day, Packers beat Jets 31-24

    Nelson has career day, Packers beat Jets 31-24

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:05 GMT
    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive.
    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive.
  • Vikings reinstate special teams coach Priefer

    Vikings reinstate special teams coach Priefer

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:02 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings have reinstated special teams coach Mike Priefer after a two-game suspension for making anti-gay remarks.
    Suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer is rejoining the Minnesota Vikings staff as soon as possible.
  • Patriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7

    Patriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:00 GMT
    Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England.
    Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England.
  • Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 05:20:37 GMT
    Colin Kaepernick hit Michael Crabtree for a 3-yard touchdown pass following a blocked punt, and the San Francisco 49ers led the Chicago Bears 10-0 after one quarter Sunday night.
    Brandon Marshall walked up to Jay Cutler and planted a congratulatory kiss on his quarterback's head.
  • RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

    RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:20:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league.
    By The Associated Press After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league.
  • Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:20:40 GMT
    Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.
    Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.
  • Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

    Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:30:57 GMT
    Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith's fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Denver Broncos' 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
    Hidden inside Terrance Knighton's gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense.
  • Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

    Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:00:28 GMT
    Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, Jordy Nelson had a career-high 209 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 31-24 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.
    In the middle of the chaotic and victorious Green Bay Packers locker room, Randall Cobb yelled out a new nickname for Jordy Nelson.
  • Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

    Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:30:21 GMT
    Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.
    Philip Rivers has been throwing passes to Antonio Gates for nine seasons now, so games like Sunday's are bound to happen.
  • Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:55 GMT
    The NFL was already under heavy criticism this week for the way it handled of a domestic violence case involving a prominent player.
    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...
  • Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:10:54 GMT
    Adrian Peterson did not accompany the Minnesota Vikings to the stadium on Sunday for the game against the New England Patriots. The star running back is keeping his distance in the wake of child abuse charges that...
    The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.
  • Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

    Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:00:54 GMT
    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence and Matt Cassel's four interceptions, and Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before...
    The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence, though he might not have made much of a difference.
  • Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions 24-7

    Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions 24-7

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:51:06 GMT
    Cam Newton made a successful return to the field, throwing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Carolina Panthers' 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
    Cam Newton showed he has no intention of changing the way he plays the game.
  • Another injury for RG3; Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Another injury for RG3; Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:40:22 GMT
    Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson both left with injuries in the first quarter, and Kirk Cousins stepped in and completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday in the Washington...
    Robert Griffin III hobbled through the Washington Redskins' locker room on crutches, the kind of scene that has become so familiar.
  • Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints

    Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:00:45 GMT
    Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
    Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible.
  • RG3 dislocates ankle in Redskins' season opener

    RG3 dislocates ankle in Redskins' season opener

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:50:36 GMT
    Robert Griffin III departed with his left ankle in a splint, and DeSean Jackson walked off gingerly supporting his left arm and shoulder Sunday in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' game against the...
    Robert Griffin III's season is in jeopardy after he dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

    Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:41:00 GMT
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.
  • Cowboys avoid 0-2 start, beat Titans 26-10

    Cowboys avoid 0-2 start, beat Titans 26-10

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:40:57 GMT
    DeMarco Murray ran for 167 yards and a touchdown, Dan Bailey kicked four field goals, and the Dallas Cowboys routed the Tennessee Titans 26-10 Sunday.
    The Dallas Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start by bouncing back in a big way thanks to a dominating performance from DeMarco Murray and their beleaguered defense.
  • NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

    NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:51:12 GMT
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer This has been the NFL's worst week.
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer This has been the NFL's worst week.
  • SEC dominating AP poll again

    SEC dominating AP poll again

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:30:54 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
  • Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:20:36 GMT
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
  • SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:10:39 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern...
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference...
  • Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:42:54 GMT
    Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 190 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 - the Eagles' first...
    Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.
  • When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

    When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:20:21 GMT
    Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.
    Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.
  • No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:10:03 GMT
    Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina's maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night.
    No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
  • No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

    No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:10:00 GMT
    No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss.
    No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss.
  • Rice attends high school football game

    Rice attends high school football game

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:39:48 GMT
    Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb.
    Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb Saturday, his first public appearance since a video surfaced showing him punching the woman who became his wife.
  • Welker, Scandrick remain on suspended list

    Welker, Scandrick remain on suspended list

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:29:48 GMT
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker won't be suiting up on Sunday.
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker won't be suiting up on Sunday.
  • Many obstacles stand in Rice's path to a comeback

    Many obstacles stand in Rice's path to a comeback

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:39:28 GMT
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile might be.
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile might be.
  • Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

    Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 17:39:33 GMT
    Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."
    Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."
  • Rice saga puts quiet Ravens owner in spotlight

    Rice saga puts quiet Ravens owner in spotlight

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:19:49 GMT
    The last time anyone saw this much of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti he was celebrating the 2012 Super Bowl victory, clutching the Vince Lombardi Trophy and sharing the moment with coaches, players and fans.
    The last time anyone saw this much of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti he was celebrating the 2012 Super Bowl victory, clutching the Vince Lombardi Trophy and sharing the moment with coaches, players and fans.
  • Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14

    Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14

    Saturday, September 13 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 13:19:32 GMT
    Player representatives to the union will discuss the NFL's latest drug policy proposal during a second conference call.
    Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal.
  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

    Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:10:30 GMT
    By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.
    Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by...
  • Wes Welker could be back on field by Sunday

    Wes Welker could be back on field by Sunday

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:20:01 GMT
    Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players' union.
    Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players' union.
  • Browns' Gordon likely to have suspension reduced

    Browns' Gordon likely to have suspension reduced

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:19:48 GMT
    Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's locker has remained filled with his belongings, his orange helmet hanging on a hook while he's been kept away from the team.
    Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's locker is still filled with his belongings, his orange helmet hanging on a hook while he's been kept away from the team.
  • Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

    Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:39:49 GMT
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability.
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability.
  • What's next for the NFL's Ray Rice investigation

    What's next for the NFL's Ray Rice investigation

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:28:58 GMT
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Roger Goodell's imperious enforcement of the NFL's personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most...
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Roger Goodell's imperious enforcement of the NFL's personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most powerful -...
  • NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:59:21 GMT
    Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for...
    The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.
  • Networks find Rice video too hard to resist

    Networks find Rice video too hard to resist

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:09:35 GMT
    Television executives say they want minimize replays of video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with one punch. In practice, it has proved hard to resist.
    Television executives say they want minimize replays of video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with one punch. In practice, it has proved hard to resist.
  • Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:20:17 GMT
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
  • Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:28:57 GMT
    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives...
    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled...
  • LeBron, Manziel attend screening for TV comedy

    LeBron, Manziel attend screening for TV comedy

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-09-12 10:58:54 GMT
    Johnny Manziel felt as if he was watching himself.
    Johnny Manziel felt as if he was watching himself.
  • Motivated to win for Rice, Ravens top Steelers

    Motivated to win for Rice, Ravens top Steelers

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-09-12 07:58:35 GMT
    Many wondered if the Baltimore Ravens were resilient enough to overcome the distraction of losing Ray Rice and the emotional stress caused by his release from the team.
    Many wondered if the Baltimore Ravens were resilient enough to overcome the distraction of losing Ray Rice and the emotional stress caused by his release from the team.
  • No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

    No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-09-12 07:38:57 GMT
    By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup.
    By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup.
  • Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

    Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:49:00 GMT
    Joe Flacco threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Owen Daniels and the Baltimore Ravens led the Pittsburgh Steelers 7-0 after the first quarter Thursday night.
    The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:58:39 GMT
    The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original...
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white...
  • Networks say they're cutting back on Rice video

    Networks say they're cutting back on Rice video

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:19:04 GMT
    At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called...
    At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called...
  • Rice prompts changes to 'Thursday Night Football'

    Rice prompts changes to 'Thursday Night Football'

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:08:42 GMT
    The chairman of CBS Sports says the network is revising its "Thursday Night Football" broadcast because of controversy that arose connected with the Ray Rice video.
    The debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said.
  • Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

    Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:08:53 GMT
    The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal...
    The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to...
  • Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

    Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:49 GMT
    By SEAN CARLIN Associated Press New Jersey law advises that those who commit violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from the program Ray Rice was allowed into instead of potentially facing...
    By SEAN CARLIN Associated Press New Jersey law advises that those who commit violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from the program Ray Rice was allowed into instead of potentially facing jail...
  • Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

    Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:18:42 GMT
    Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney.
    Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney.
  • NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

    NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:29:06 GMT
    The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public.
    The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public.
  • Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

    Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:59:20 GMT
    Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.
    Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:29:48 GMT
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have...
    By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and...
  • George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

    George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:29:37 GMT
    NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
    NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:07 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:07:50 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:48:30 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...
  • 49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer Robinson

    49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer Robinson

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:37:58 GMT
    The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for two upcoming games following comments this week to a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case...
    The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for the next two games following comments this week on a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were...
  • NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

    NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:47:42 GMT
    The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
    The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
  • Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

    Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:19:56 GMT
    Twelve Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell questioning his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
    Members of Congress from both parties on Wednesday questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
  • 2 more NFL players face domestic violence issues

    2 more NFL players face domestic violence issues

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:38:51 GMT
    Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being...
    Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being investigated for...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:37:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
  • Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

    Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:17:56 GMT
    Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game.
    Outside linebacker John Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game.
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:58:34 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
  • Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

    Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:48:49 GMT
    When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game.
    When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game.
  • FCC head: 'Redskins' is 'offensive and derogatory'

    FCC head: 'Redskins' is 'offensive and derogatory'

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:48:42 GMT
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the Washington Redskins nickname is "offensive and derogatory."
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the Washington Redskins nickname is "offensive and derogatory."
  • Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

    Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:27 GMT
    Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.
    Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.
  • Goodell tells teams NFL was denied video

    Goodell tells teams NFL was denied video

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:21 GMT
    Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw until Monday the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee that led to Rice's indefinite suspension and release by...
    Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw until Monday the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee that led to Rice's indefinite suspension and release by the...
  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:19:05 GMT
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
  • Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

    Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:37:40 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
  • 49ers CEO wants to give McDonald 'due process'

    49ers CEO wants to give McDonald 'due process'

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:59:20 GMT
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York says he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
  • Seahawks unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Pro32

    Seahawks unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Pro32

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:59:11 GMT
    By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Seahawks were a unanimous No. 1 in this week's AP Pro32 rankings, while the Broncos and 49ers rounded out the top three in voting of media members that...
    By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
  • Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks concert

    Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks concert

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:27:23 GMT
    The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
    The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:18:31 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks concert

    Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks concert

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:17 AM EDT2014-09-10 06:17:08 GMT
    The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
    The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
  • Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

    Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:28:14 GMT
    Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a knockout punch in a video shown to The...
    As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back...
  • Player reps delay vote on new drug policy proposal

    Player reps delay vote on new drug policy proposal

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:37:30 GMT
    The 32 player representatives to the union could vote Tuesday on changes to the NFL's drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing.
    The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL's proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing.
  • Florida, Ohio contestants win Miss America prelims

    Florida, Ohio contestants win Miss America prelims

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:26:43 GMT
    There she is, Miss America. And not a moment too soon for a seaside resort in shock as its casino market crumbles.
    Contestants from Florida and Ohio won the first night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant on a night that saw one of the contestants collapse onstage.
  • AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

    AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:18:38 GMT
    Two people familiar with discussions have told The Associated Press that Terry and Kim Pegula's bid to buy the Buffalo Bills has been tentatively approved by members of late owner Ralph Wilson's estate.
    Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York.
  • Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

    Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:47:32 GMT
    By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Penn State students turned campus into the site of a peaceful and jubilant celebration after the football program had its bowl ban lifted.
    At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.
  • Ravens, fans adjust on fly after Rice dismissal

    Ravens, fans adjust on fly after Rice dismissal

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:16:41 GMT
    Welcome to Baltimore - no longer the football home of Ray Rice.
    Welcome to Baltimore - no longer the football home of Ray Rice.
  • Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

    Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:47:07 GMT
    Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
    Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
  • Football's return means big win for NBC

    Football's return means big win for NBC

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:46:53 GMT
    NBC is certainly ready for some football, given how the NFL's return enabled the network to flatten its competition last week.
    NBC is certainly ready for some football, given how the NFL's return enabled the network to flatten its competition last week.
  • Nike, others end business relationship with Rice

    Nike, others end business relationship with Rice

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:27:31 GMT
    Nike is severing its business ties to Ray Rice a day after he was let go by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the release of a video showing him striking his then-fiancee in...
    By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL for domestic violence will cost him income from endorsements in addition to his $4 million in salary.
  • Chargers lose opener 18-17 to Arizona

    Chargers lose opener 18-17 to Arizona

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:08:16 GMT
    The small, speedy rookie from little Pittsburg State made his first NFL touchdown a big one.
    San Diego's defense held up well when the offense sputtered.
  • Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release

    Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:46:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Even NFL players who rarely criticize each other publicly made their feelings clear Monday on Ray Rice through social media and in interviews.
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Football is a fraternity, and NFL players rarely criticize each other publicly, especially when it comes to matters of discipline.
  • AP sources: Bills close to identifying owner

    AP sources: Bills close to identifying owner

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:48:46 GMT
    Four people familiar with discussions have told The Associated Press that at least three groups - including Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula - have submitted formal bids to buy the Buffalo Bills.
    The formal bids to buy the Buffalo Bills have been submitted, and a prospective ownership candidate could be selected as early as Tuesday.
  • Chargers up 17-6 over Cardinals after 3 quarters

    Chargers up 17-6 over Cardinals after 3 quarters

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-09-09 04:55:58 GMT
    The Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers locked into a defensive battle in their opening game, playing to a scoreless tie at the end of the first quarter Monday night.
    Malcom Floyd caught a 6-yard touchdown pass and San Diego set up another score by forcing a fumble on the next drive, helping the Chargers to a 17-6 lead over the Arizona Cardinals after three quarters on Monday night.
  • Ravens cut RB Ray Rice after release of video

    Ravens cut RB Ray Rice after release of video

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-09-09 04:38:27 GMT
    A new video that appears to show Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee in an elevator last February has been released on a website.
    Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.
  • Stafford leads Lions to 35-14 win over Giants

    Stafford leads Lions to 35-14 win over Giants

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-09-09 03:35:57 GMT
    Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and the Detroit Lions led the New York Giants 14-0 after the first quarter Monday night.
    Matthew Stafford was at his best when improvising - and that alone may be a sign of improvement.
  • Obama decries domestic violence after Rice cut

    Obama decries domestic violence after Rice cut

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:26:06 GMT
    President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice's termination by the Baltimore Ravens.
    President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice's termination by the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Colts preparing for life without injured Mathis

    Colts preparing for life without injured Mathis

    Monday, September 8 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-09-09 00:05:50 GMT
    A person with knowledge of the injury tells The Associated Press that Colts linebacker Robert Mathis is expected to miss the entire season after tearing an Achilles tendon during a private workout last week in...
    Robert Mathis likely won't get a chance to defend his NFL sacks title.
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:58:27 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The NCAA has lifted the rest of the sanctions placed on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal,...
  • Top pick Clowney out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

    Top pick Clowney out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:57:06 GMT
    No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will be out 4-6 weeks.
    Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans, will be out 4-6 weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday.
  • Pac-12 fines USC AD $25K for confronting officials

    Pac-12 fines USC AD $25K for confronting officials

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:27:07 GMT
    The Pac-12 Conference has fined Southern California athletic director Pat Haden $25,000 for coming down to the field at Stanford Stadium on Saturday and confronting game officials.
    The Pac-12 Conference reprimanded and fined Southern California athletic director Pat Haden $25,000 on Monday for coming down to the field at Stanford Stadium and confronting game officials.
  • In case you missed it: Manziel sits, flags fly

    In case you missed it: Manziel sits, flags fly

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:36:52 GMT
    By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer Johnny Manziel did not throw a pass.
    By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer Johnny Manziel did not throw a pass.
  • Baylor keeps rolling behind Russell

    Baylor keeps rolling behind Russell

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:26:32 GMT
    By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Baylor didn't need quarterback Bryce Petty to put up points on Saturday.
    By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Baylor didn't need quarterback Bryce Petty to score.
  • Panthers coach: QB Cam Newton to start vs. Detroit

    Panthers coach: QB Cam Newton to start vs. Detroit

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:38:02 GMT
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton will start the team's home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
    Cam Newton will be back under center for the Carolina Panthers' home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
  • Serena not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

    Serena not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:29:58 GMT
    Serena Williams isn't sure if she's willing or able to reach 22 Grand Slam titles.
    Serena Williams is building a new house, complete with a karaoke room and a purse room for her "bag problem."
  • Miami win puts Patriots _ gasp! _ in last place

    Miami win puts Patriots _ gasp! _ in last place

    Monday, September 8 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 12:45:34 GMT
    One week in, the AFC East has a decidedly different look than usual.
    One week in, the AFC East has a decidedly different look than usual.
  • Denver's D thwarts Colts' comeback in 31-24 win

    Denver's D thwarts Colts' comeback in 31-24 win

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 07:55:59 GMT
    After riding shotgun to Peyton Manning's high-octane offense all of last year, Denver's defense had the five-time MVP's back for once.
    After riding shotgun to Peyton Manning's high-octane offense all of last year, Denver's defense had the five-time MVP's back for once.
  • Bryant's FGs lift Falcons past Saints in OT

    Bryant's FGs lift Falcons past Saints in OT

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:46 AM EDT2014-09-08 07:46:28 GMT
    Joplo Bartu recovered the crucial fumble. Matt Ryan threw for some impressive records.
    Joplo Bartu recovered the crucial fumble. Matt Ryan threw for some impressive records.
  • Colts rally falls short in 31-24 loss to Broncos

    Colts rally falls short in 31-24 loss to Broncos

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:46 AM EDT2014-09-08 07:46:25 GMT
    Newly acquired kicker Brandon McManus hit a short field goal after a methodical Denver drive stalled near the goal line, helping the Broncos to a 3-0 lead over the Indianapolis Colts after the first quarter Sunday...
    Andrew Luck nearly spoiled the party at Peyton's place.
  • Foles leads Eagles to 34-17 win over Jaguars

    Foles leads Eagles to 34-17 win over Jaguars

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-08 00:15:16 GMT
    Chip Kelly's halftime message to his team was simple: Execute.
    Chip Kelly's halftime message to his team was simple: Execute.
  • Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

    Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

    Sunday, September 7 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-07 23:34:57 GMT
    Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor.
    Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor.
  • Suisham's winner lifts Steelers over Browns 30-27

    Suisham's winner lifts Steelers over Browns 30-27

    Sunday, September 7 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-09-07 22:25:14 GMT
    Shaun Suisham drilled a 41-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
    Johnny Manziel's time is coming. For now, the most famous backup quarterback in football is merely a student.
  • Dolphins dominate 2nd half, top Patriots 33-20

    Dolphins dominate 2nd half, top Patriots 33-20

    Sunday, September 7 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-07 22:16:01 GMT
    Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown, Ryan Tannehill threw for two scores and the Miami Dolphins overpowered New England after halftime on the way to a 33-20 win over the Patriots on Sunday.
    Joe Philbin prefers simple messages. Not even trailing New England by 10 points at halftime of the season opener could get the Miami coach to change his tone.
  • Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints 37-34 in OT

    Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints 37-34 in OT

    Sunday, September 7 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-09-07 21:55:29 GMT
    Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
    Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.
  • AJ Green's TD gives Bengals 23-16 win over Ravens

    AJ Green's TD gives Bengals 23-16 win over Ravens

    Sunday, September 7 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-09-07 21:55:26 GMT
    A.J. Green caught a 77-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton with 4:58 left, and the Cincinnati Bengals blew a 15-point lead before bouncing back to beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-16 Sunday.
    The Cincinnati Bengals had given away a 15-point lead, were still in search of their first touchdown and seemed poised to absorb another devastating defeat in their personal House of Pain.
  • Patterson shines, Vikings whip Rams

    Patterson shines, Vikings whip Rams

    Sunday, September 7 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-07 21:45:16 GMT
    Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson ran for 102 yards on three carries with a 67-yard scoring run off a simple pitchout and the Minnesota Vikings shut down the St. Louis Rams 34-6 on Sunday, opening impressively...
    The St. Louis Rams were determined not to let Adrian Peterson embarrass them again. The Minnesota Vikings found another way to catch them with their pants down.
  • Big Ten's big game flop put league in tight spot

    Big Ten's big game flop put league in tight spot

    Sunday, September 7 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-07 21:15:19 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's second weekend.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's second weekend.
  • Spurrier happy South Carolina's back on track

    Spurrier happy South Carolina's back on track

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:55:06 GMT
    Steve Spurrier's learned a bit more about No. 24 South Carolina - and likes what he's discovered.
    Steve Spurrier has learned a bit more about No. 24 South Carolina - and likes what he's discovering.
  • Cam Newton inactive for Panthers' opener

    Cam Newton inactive for Panthers' opener

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:05:29 GMT
    Carolina's Cam Newton is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a hairline fracture in his ribs.
    The Carolina Panthers opened the season Sunday with Cam Newton on the sideline.
  • Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten's bullies

    Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten's bullies

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:05:28 GMT
    It's barely September and the Big Ten might be out of the inaugural College Football Playoff race.
    Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was talking about his team being shut out for the first time in 30 years.
  • Auburn gets Marshall 3 quarters of work in route

    Auburn gets Marshall 3 quarters of work in route

    Sunday, September 7 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-07 19:55:17 GMT
    Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had several reasons for leaving quarterback Nick Marshall on the field through the third quarter of a blowout victory.
    Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had several reasons for leaving quarterback Nick Marshall on the field through the third quarter of a blowout victory.
  • Group protests Washington mascot game

    Group protests Washington mascot game

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-09-07 16:55:24 GMT
    A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston.
    A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston.
  • Division matchups spice NFL openers

    Division matchups spice NFL openers

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-09-07 08:14:29 GMT
    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The NFL has spiced up the end of the regular season with a steady diet of division matchups. It hasn't done a bad job of juicing the opening weekend with...
    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The NFL has spiced up the end of the regular season with a steady diet of division matchups. It hasn't done a bad job of juicing the opening weekend with just...
  • Virginia Tech stuns No. 8 Ohio State 35-21

    Virginia Tech stuns No. 8 Ohio State 35-21

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:45:04 GMT
    Michael Brewer passed for two touchdowns and Virginia Tech's defense stood tough at the end and the Hokies stunned No. 8 Ohio State 35-21 on Saturday night.
    Urban Meyer knows that if things don't get better soon his Ohio State Buckeyes might just face more defeats down the road like the one they were handed in front of the biggest home crowd ever.
  • Parting shot: Notre Dame pounds Michigan, 31-0

    Parting shot: Notre Dame pounds Michigan, 31-0

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:15 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:15:20 GMT
    Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish's most dominant performance in the historic rivalry...
    Everett Golson and Notre Dame said so long to Michigan with a devastating parting shot. When it was over, the Fighting Irish celebrated their most lopsided victory in the history of the series - and the only thing playing...
  • No. 12 LSU overwhelms Sam Houston State, 56-0

    No. 12 LSU overwhelms Sam Houston State, 56-0

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-09-07 04:44:55 GMT
    Anthony Jennings to Travin Dural. Get used to it.
    Anthony Jennings to Travin Dural. Get used to it.
  • No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

    No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-09-07 04:25:25 GMT
    Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen, and the No. 3 Oregon Ducks' blur offense prevailed over No. 7 Michigan State's stout...
    Trailing Michigan State 27-18 in the third quarter and facing a third-and-10, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota found himself confronting a decision while on the run: Either pitch the ball to freshman Royce Freeman, or try...
  • No. 1 Florida State breezes past Citadel 37-12

    No. 1 Florida State breezes past Citadel 37-12

    Saturday, September 6 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-09-07 03:54:40 GMT
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns as the top-ranked Seminoles cakewalked to a 37-12 victory over FCS opponent The Citadel.
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had no problem getting the ball to just about everyone.
  • No. 14 USC holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10

    No. 14 USC holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10

    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-09-07 01:24:34 GMT
    Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford's comeback bid and No. 14 Southern California held off the No. 13 Cardinal 13-10 Saturday.
    New Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian smiled, pumped his fist and threw his arms in the air as his players jumped around the sideline at Stanford Stadium.
  • No. 3 Oregon ready to host No. 7 Michigan State

    No. 3 Oregon ready to host No. 7 Michigan State

    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-09-07 01:24:30 GMT
    Oregon is known for its nimble spread offense, while Michigan State is known for its stout 3-4 defense.
    Oregon is known for its nimble spread offense, while Michigan State is known for its stout 4-3 defense.
  • No. 20 K-State rallies past Iowa State 32-28

    No. 20 K-State rallies past Iowa State 32-28

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:14:12 GMT
    Jake Waters ran for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:30 left to push 20th-ranked Kansas State past host Iowa State 32-28 on Saturday.
    For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.
  • Abdullah's TD lets No. 19 Neb shake Cowboys 31-24

    Abdullah's TD lets No. 19 Neb shake Cowboys 31-24

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:04:25 GMT
    Ameer Abdullah's jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown on a pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. broke a tie with 20 seconds left and allowed No. 19 Nebraska to beat second-tier McNeese State 31-24 on Saturday.
    Desperation brought out the best in Ameer Abdullah.
  • Sims, Coker lead No. 2 Alabama past FAU, 41-0

    Sims, Coker lead No. 2 Alabama past FAU, 41-0

    Saturday, September 6 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-06 20:54:51 GMT
    Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday in a game halted by lightning.
    Alabama's quarterbacks both got auditions for the starting job, but it's not clear yet who will win the role.
  • Union says NFL wants DUI policy change

    Union says NFL wants DUI policy change

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:43:47 GMT
    The players' union says the NFL has asked for the right to immediately suspend players who are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    The players' union says the NFL has asked for the right to immediately suspend players who are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Column: NFL still not ready for openly gay player

    Column: NFL still not ready for openly gay player

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:47:56 GMT
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer If history is any guide, Michael Sam should be getting ready for his first NFL game.
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer If history is any guide, Michael Sam should be getting ready for his first NFL game.
  • Manziel fighting off critics as opener nears

    Manziel fighting off critics as opener nears

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:47:51 GMT
    Johnny Manziel's ready if the Browns need him against the Steelers.
    Maybe only a coincidence, but the Browns put rookie Johnny Manziel's locker in a corner near the equipment room, next to an NFL-issued poster that says: "Your Off-Field Conduct Matters."
  • Luck doesn't fit the mold of the typical NFL star

    Luck doesn't fit the mold of the typical NFL star

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:26:12 GMT
    Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight.
    Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight.
  • No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 USC ready to renew rivalry

    No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 USC ready to renew rivalry

    Friday, September 5 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-05 17:06:00 GMT
    The coaches have changed, and so have the players. The drama has remained the same.
    The coaches have changed, and so have the players. The drama has remained the same.
  • New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

    New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:53:48 GMT
    One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington's NFL team.
    One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington's NFL team.
  • NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

    NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-09-05 11:15:59 GMT
    The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.
    The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.
  • Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

    Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-09-05 07:52:57 GMT
    The ceremony was brief, lasting less than 10 minutes. The Seattle Seahawks celebrated the accomplishment of winning their first Super Bowl title last season, unveiling the championship banner and giving their fans...
    The ceremony was brief, lasting less than 10 minutes. The Seattle Seahawks celebrated the accomplishment of winning their first Super Bowl title last season, unveiling the championship banner and giving their fans one more...
  • Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

    Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

    Friday, September 5 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-09-05 05:12:53 GMT
    John Kuhn dived for a 2-yard touchdown and the Green Bay Packers took a 7-3 first-quarter lead over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in the NFL opener Thursday night.
    Russell Wilson made sure everyone knew Percy Harvin was healthy. Marshawn Lynch bullied his way to another 100-yard rushing performance.
  • Soundgarden, Pharrell play concert for NFL fans

    Soundgarden, Pharrell play concert for NFL fans

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-05 03:25:46 GMT
    Before the defending Super Bowl champions Seahawks took on the Green Bay Packers, another Seattle favorite played.
    Before the defending Super Bowl champions Seahawks took on the Green Bay Packers, another Seattle favorite played.
  • Lawyer: Florida State investigating Jameis Winston

    Lawyer: Florida State investigating Jameis Winston

    Thursday, September 4 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-09-05 00:05:39 GMT
    An attorney says Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy.
    An attorney said Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy.
  • Tom Brady skips practice with calf injury

    Tom Brady skips practice with calf injury

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:06:48 GMT
    Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England's opener Sunday at Miami.
    Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England's opener Sunday at Miami.
  • Rivera: Newton a game-time decision for Bucs

    Rivera: Newton a game-time decision for Bucs

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:32:55 GMT
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he'll make a game-time decision on quarterback Cam Newton's availability for Sunday's regular season opener at Tampa Bay.
    The Panthers are sounding less and less optimistic that Cam Newton will be ready for the team's regular season opener Sunday at Tampa Bay.
  • Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

    Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-09-04 02:45:13 GMT
    Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco defensive lineman Ray McDonald's case after the institution of a new policy on domestic violence.
    Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco defensive lineman Ray McDonald's case after the institution of a new policy on domestic violence.
  • 49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

    49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-09-04 01:13:15 GMT
    In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves dealing with...
    In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves dealing with...
  • Group asks broadcasters to stop saying 'Redskins'

    Group asks broadcasters to stop saying 'Redskins'

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-03 23:52:47 GMT
    A group campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their name is sending a letter to broadcasters requesting that Redskins not be uttered on the public airwaves.
    A group campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their name is sending a letter to broadcasters requesting that Redskins not be uttered on the public airwaves.
  • Packers-Seahawks a spicy start

    Packers-Seahawks a spicy start

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-09-03 23:35:04 GMT
    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Fail Mary.
    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Fail Mary.
  • NFL says concussions dropped in 2013

    NFL says concussions dropped in 2013

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 23:23:36 GMT
    The NFL says concussions decreased by 13 percent overall during the 2013 season from the previous year, and the number of concussions coming from helmet-to-helmet contact was down 23 percent.
    Dr. Richard Ellenbogen was working the sideline of a preseason NFL game last month as an unaffiliated neurological consultant when a team's position coach asked him to take a look at a player who was showing signs of a...
  • Narduzzi preparing for huge test against Oregon

    Narduzzi preparing for huge test against Oregon

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:16:04 GMT
    Pat Narduzzi will have enough to worry about when Michigan State takes on Oregon this weekend, so the talkative defensive coordinator dismissed the idea that jet lag or the heat might play a significant role in the...
    Pat Narduzzi will have enough to worry about when Michigan State takes on Oregon this weekend, so the talkative defensive coordinator dismissed the idea that jet lag or the heat might play a significant role in the outcome.
  • Colts try to stay course in Irsay's absence

    Colts try to stay course in Irsay's absence

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:15:49 GMT
    Carlie Irsay-Gordon spent the early part of Colts practice chatting with general manager Ryan Grigson, taking notes and re-acclimating herself to a task she now knows well: Filling in for her father.
    Carlie Irsay-Gordon spent the early part of Colts practice chatting with general manager Ryan Grigson, taking notes and re-acclimating herself to a task she now knows well: Filling in for her father.
  • Sam's 2nd chance comes on Dallas practice squad

    Sam's 2nd chance comes on Dallas practice squad

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:03:06 GMT
    Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys.
    Michael Sam waded through a crowd of reporters and was settling in front of yet another bank of cameras when someone asked if this was what it was like in St. Louis.
  • NBC's Emmy viewers dominate TV's week

    NBC's Emmy viewers dominate TV's week

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:03:23 GMT
    Score one for television's recent past over its present.
    More people were interested in watching a celebration of television's recent past than in seeing anything new on television last week.
  • Seau's family opts out of proposed NFL settlement

    Seau's family opts out of proposed NFL settlement

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:52:36 GMT
    The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries.
    The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries.
  • Welker, Mathis, Gordon among suspended

    Welker, Mathis, Gordon among suspended

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:13:56 GMT
    Wes Welker. Robert Mathis. Aldon Smith. Josh Gordon.
    Wes Welker. Robert Mathis. Aldon Smith. Josh Gordon.
  • FANTASY PLAYS: After draft, weekly choices to make

    FANTASY PLAYS: After draft, weekly choices to make

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:04:42 GMT
    By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Your fantasy draft is over and now you're left with a bunch of players, waiting and wondering if they'll make good on your predictions.
    By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Your fantasy draft is over and now you're left with a bunch of players, waiting and wondering if they'll make good on your predictions.
  • Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

    Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-09-03 12:56:29 GMT
    The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the NFL said the receiver violated the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
    The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the NFL said the receiver violated the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
  • Demise of a defense: Heyday is over for Tampa 2

    Demise of a defense: Heyday is over for Tampa 2

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-09-03 07:25:25 GMT
    True innovation in the NFL can be tough. Successful schemes breed imitations and force opponents to adjust. Eventually, even for the soundest of systems, the code is bound to be cracked.
    True innovation in the NFL can be tough. Successful schemes breed imitations and force opponents to adjust. Eventually, even for the soundest of systems, the code is bound to be cracked.
  • Cowboys' Brent reinstated, suspended for 10 games

    Cowboys' Brent reinstated, suspended for 10 games

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:14:31 GMT
    By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being allowed to return to the NFL, though he won't play right away.
    By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being allowed to return to the NFL, though he won't play right away.
  • Watt inks 6-year deal with Texans

    Watt inks 6-year deal with Texans

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:43 GMT
    A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.
    J.J. Watt couldn't sleep on Monday night after agreeing to a six-year contract extension with the Houston Texans.
  • Baalke, Harbaugh won't tolerate domestic violence

    Baalke, Harbaugh won't tolerate domestic violence

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:02:02 GMT
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Tuesday that the team will not tolerate domestic violence.
    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh have made it clear they have zero tolerance for domestic violence and consider defensive tackle Ray McDonald's arrest a serious matter.
  • Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:04:25 GMT
    Just call him Kenny Trill.
    Just call him Kenny Trill.
  • 2 years later most say 'Fail Mary' is history

    2 years later most say 'Fail Mary' is history

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:01:50 GMT
    This story involves a rookie quarterback, a banker turned NFL replacement official, a touchdown that should not have been and actor Cary Elwes.
    This story involves a rookie quarterback, a banker turned NFL replacement official, a touchdown that should not have been and actor Cary Elwes.
  • Seahawks stay atop AP Pro32 power rankings

    Seahawks stay atop AP Pro32 power rankings

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:21:44 GMT
    By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Seattle Seahawks are still on top.
    By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Seattle Seahawks are still on top. Soon, they'll have to start proving it again.
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