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Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Dec 15, 2014

Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Wearing large headphones to block out the world, Johnny Manziel walked slowly from the Browns’ locker room, pausing to sign an autograph for a young fan who painted his face for the occassion. Manziel then stopped briefly to talk with friends waiting for him, ...

Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Dec 14, 2014

Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner. The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman on Saturday night going away, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award. “I’m humbled to be ...

Peterson loses appeal

Dec 13, 2014

Peterson loses appeal

The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this ...

Cards outkick Rams, but lose QB Stanton

Dec 12, 2014

Cards outkick Rams, but lose QB Stanton

Drew Stanton hopped off the field to the bench and was carted off with a right knee injury. For the second straight meeting against the St. Louis Rams, the Arizona Cardinals lost a quarterback. They won both times, thanks to strong defense. Chandler Catanzaro ...

Injured Newton leaves hospital day after auto accident

Dec 11, 2014

Injured Newton leaves hospital day after auto accident

Cam Newton has been discharged from the hospital following a two-car crash that left the quarterback with two fractures in his lower back, team officials said. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Wednesday that Newton was thankful for the care he received and is stiff ...

Dec 11, 2014

Talley to accept fan donations

Darryl Talley and his family can’t thank their fans enough. Overwhelmed by the wealth of support he received at his time of need, the former Buffalo Bills star linebacker accepted nearly $153,000 in donations generated in two weeks during an impromptu Internet fundraiser that ...

Dec 11, 2014

NFL owners approve conduct policy

NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league’s personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players’ union responds. The league announced it will hire a special counsel for investigations and conduct to oversee initial discipline, but commissioner ...

Dec 11, 2014

Heisman finalist Gordon going pro

Heisman Trophy finalist Melvin Gordon said he’ll turn professional next season, leaving the University of Wisconsin after leading the nation in rushing during his junior year. Gordon, who set the Big Ten Conference rushing record this season with 2,336 yards, told the “Dan Patrick ...

Newton hurt in crash

Dec 10, 2014

Newton hurt in crash

Cam Newton, one of the NFL’s biggest stars, suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash on Tuesday and was to spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said. Newton was in a fair condition, had no other internal injuries ...