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Broncos get Welker back after NFL reduces his suspension

Although excited to see his suspension cut in half, Wes Welker acknowledged Wednesday that missing a couple of games was probably for the best. Coming off his third concussion in a 10-month span, the veteran receiver had no choice but to watch on TV as Denver got off to a ...

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

Sep 17, 2014

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he ...

Sep 17, 2014

Jackson rips NFL over new hires

The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants. The league said Monday that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith would serve as “senior advisers.” NFL director ...

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

Sep 17, 2014

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. ...

Eagles beat Colts on last play

Sep 16, 2014

Eagles beat Colts on last play

With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. They proved it again on Monday night. Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up ...

Sep 16, 2014

Union expected to appeal Rice ban

The players’ union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday “we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night.” That deadline ...

Sep 16, 2014

Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child” after he was charged with a felony ...

Chargers upset defending champion Seahawks

Sep 15, 2014

Chargers upset defending champion Seahawks

Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he’s lost a step and isn’t effective anymore. He just shrugs it off. It was vintage Gates on display Sunday, when the star tight end caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers to lead the San ...

Obic Seagulls hand Bulls a 100-0 beating

Sep 14, 2014

Obic Seagulls hand Bulls a 100-0 beating

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Shun Sugawara threw three touchdown passes and backup Takushiro Hata added two more in the air as the four-time national champion Obic Seagulls whitewashed the Bulls 100-0 in the X League’ Central Division game on Sunday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium. The high-scoring Seagulls (2-0) ...

Peterson case creates new NFL crisis

Sep 14, 2014

Peterson case creates new NFL crisis

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 violence by its players. It also has touched off a national ...

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Sep 14, 2014

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Todd Gurley is done looking ahead after all that cost No. 6 Georgia this week. The star tailback had 131 yards and a touchdown, yet didn’t have the ball at the most crucial moments as the Bulldogs fell to No. 24 South Carolina 38-35 ...

Sep 13, 2014

Players' union OKs HGH testing

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. Player representatives to the union also voted for changes to marijuana testing, classification for amphetamines, ...

Vikes' Peterson accused of child abuse

Sep 13, 2014

Vikes' Peterson accused of child abuse

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend’s game against New England. Peterson’s attorney, ...