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Nihon University beats Hosei to claim perfect record

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Reserve quarterback Ryosuke Nishizawa rushed 15 yards for the winning touchdown with 5:00 remaining in the second quarter, leading the Nihon University Phoenix to a 17-14 victory over the Hosei University Tomahawks on Sunday in the final day of Kanto Collegitate League at Yokohama Stadium. The Phoenix finished the season ...

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Nov 22, 2014

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Bills receiver Chris Hogan trudged through hip-high drifts of snow to get to Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tight ends Scott Chandler and Lee Smith shared a ride on a snowmobile. Mush. All that was missing were Sherpas and sled dogs for the Bills to escape ...

Raiders finally get first win

Nov 21, 2014

Raiders finally get first win

After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate. Rookie Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders got one last defensive stop to snap a 16-game losing streak with ...

Nov 21, 2014

NFL union appeals Peterson ban

The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case. In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by AP, the NFLPA called commissioner Roger Goodell’s punishment “unprecedented, arbitrary, ...

NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

Nov 20, 2014

NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

For all the noise he creates on the field, Marshawn Lynch’s silence with the media has now cost him six figures in fines. The NFL fined Seattle’s star $50,000 on Wednesday for violations of the league’s media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the ...

Peterson out for rest of '14

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson out for rest of '14

Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the ...

Nov 19, 2014

Star cornerback Bailey retires

Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with his beloved Denver Broncos. Bailey retired at age 36 with a cornerback-record dozen Pro Bowl selections, more interceptions (52) than any active player and no regrets. “Until my ...

Nov 19, 2014

NFL announces HOF semifinalists

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers ...

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

Nov 18, 2014

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent. Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell were an impressive duo in Music City on Monday night. Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, lifting the Steelers to a 27-24 victory over ...

Rams shut down Broncos

Nov 17, 2014

Rams shut down Broncos

Shaun Hill got his job back, finally. Then he got the best of Peyton Manning. After eight weeks on the bench, the journeyman was ready. “Obviously, we were facing one of the best teams in the league,” Hill said after the Rams surprised Denver ...

Nov 17, 2014

DEA raids NFL medical staffs

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday. ...

Gordon sets NCAA record

Nov 16, 2014

Gordon sets NCAA record

Melvin Gordon had one magnificent night. Wisconsin’s star running back rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and the 22nd-ranked Badgers overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday over No. ...