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Aug 21, 2014

Browns choose Hoyer over Manziel

Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job. He endured grueling rehab to get back on the field sooner than expected from an ACL injury, stayed focused as Manzielmania consumed the Browns, and ignored trade rumors. ...

Browns' quarterback competition continues

Aug 20, 2014

Browns' quarterback competition continues

This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland’s first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn’t chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that’s not his fault. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven’t ...

Aug 19, 2014

Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, one of the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery. The team said the extent of the injury was revealed ...

Aug 19, 2014

Hernandez fiancee seeks dismissal

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is seeking to have perjury charges dismissed. Shayanna Jenkins is charged with lying to a grand jury investigating the killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating Jenkins’ sister. Hernandez faces ...

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Aug 18, 2014

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Even Peyton Manning realizes he’s ready for the regular season. Or at least darn close. Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil ...

Aug 18, 2014

Brees makes return to practice field

Drew Brees walked up to the line of scrimmage early Sunday, taking a snap during the New Orleans Saints’ pre-practice walk-through. Though the play was only at quarter-speed, the quarterback received a resounding applause from those in attendance at the Saints’ first training camp ...

Huge rally in fourth quarter lifts Giants past Colts

Aug 17, 2014

Huge rally in fourth quarter lifts Giants past Colts

Ryan Nassib finally showed the New York Giants how this new offense should look. Crisp, efficient and potent. After three quarters of bumbling around in Indianapolis, the second-year quarterback led New York to two touchdowns in the final four minutes Saturday night. The second ...

Obic Seagulls lose Sister Cities International Bowl in Alabama

Aug 16, 2014

Obic Seagulls lose Sister Cities International Bowl in Alabama

The Obic Seagulls, Japan’s top football team, came up short against the APDFL Blazers on Thursday, losing 16-12 in the Sister Cities International Bowl in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Seagulls, eight-time champions in Japan’s X League, took a 10-0 lead thanks to a Tataeru Nakanishi ...

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Aug 16, 2014

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on three of the four that Philadelphia committed, and the ...

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Aug 15, 2014

Backup QB Palmer rallies Bears to late win over Jags

Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good. Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer ...

Romo set to take field for first time since back surgery

Aug 14, 2014

Romo set to take field for first time since back surgery

Tony Romo will play his first game for the Dallas Cowboys since undergoing back surgery for a herniated disk last December. Romo will start for the Cowboys in Saturday’s exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens. Romo missed Dallas’ exhibition opener against San Diego as ...