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Lions roar as Bills' Watkins injured

Aug 29, 2014

Lions roar as Bills' Watkins injured

The Buffalo Bills lost more than their preseason finale Thursday night, when rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after aggravating a rib injury. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following ...

Goodell announces harsher penalty for domestic violence

Aug 29, 2014

Goodell announces harsher penalty for domestic violence

Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second. ...

USC's Shaw admits rescue was a lie

Aug 28, 2014

USC's Shaw admits rescue was a lie

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly suspended him Wednesday from all team activities and ...

Aug 28, 2014

NFL suspends star Gordon for season

Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another ...

Carroll trying to motivate Seahawks

Aug 27, 2014

Carroll trying to motivate Seahawks

It started on the first day back during offseason workouts. There was no acknowledgment of the case being constructed in the lobby where the Seattle Seahawks’ first Lombardi Trophy would reside. Or of the giant banner hanging in the indoor practice facility listing the ...

Deers rally to beat Lions on Aoki's late FG

Aug 26, 2014

Deers rally to beat Lions on Aoki's late FG

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Daisuke Aoki kicked a 19-yard field goal with 1:02 remaining as the Lixil Deers came from a two-touchdown deficit to beat the All Mitsubishi Lions 31-28 on Monday night in the X League’s season opener. The Deers, formerly owned by Kajima Corp. but now ...

Bengals come away victorious against Cardinals

Aug 25, 2014

Bengals come away victorious against Cardinals

Cincinnati’s Terence Newman returned an interception 54 yards for the only touchdown by either team’s starters and the Bengals went on to a 19-13 preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Mike Nugent added field goals of 48 and 36 yards for ...

Kuroda helps defeat ChiSox

Aug 24, 2014

Kuroda helps defeat ChiSox

Without anything approaching his best command, Hiroki Kuroda held the Chicago White Sox to two runs over six innings on Saturday to earn his ninth win of the season in a 5-3 victory for the New York Yankees. Before 47,594 at Yankee Stadium, Kuroda ...

Broncos fired up in loss to Texans

Aug 24, 2014

Broncos fired up in loss to Texans

Stronger, healthier, feistier than ever. Peyton Manning capped a spunky week by getting the first disciplinary penalty of his storied career Saturday night when he was whistled for taunting in the Denver Broncos’ 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Manning was mad after ...

Smith named Jets' starting QB

Aug 23, 2014

Smith named Jets' starting QB

Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets’ worst-kept secret. Yes, Geno Smith — and not Michael Vick — will be the team’s starting quarterback this season. “He’s done everything that we’ve asked,” Ryan said after Smith threw a touchdown pass ...

Takada aiming for NFL career

Aug 23, 2014

Takada aiming for NFL career

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Playing in the NFL is the ultimate dream of every kid who plays football. The majority, however, never get to see that dream come true. The window of opportunity to reach the NFL is even narrower if you don’t live in the United States. ...