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Stafford, Johnson leads Lions in rout of Giants

Sep 9, 2014

Stafford, Johnson leads Lions in rout of Giants

Matthew Stafford was at his best when improvising — and that alone may be a sign of improvement. Stafford threw two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell’s first game as ...

Ravens cut Rice after latest video emerges

Sep 9, 2014

Ravens cut Rice after latest video emerges

Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, shows Rice and Janay Palmer in ...

Sep 9, 2014

Colts' Mathis likely done for season

Defending NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis is expected to miss the Colts’ entire season after tearing an Achilles tendon during a private workout last week in Atlanta, a person with knowledge of the injury said on Monday. Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano was expected to ...

Sep 9, 2014

SMU football coach Jones resigns

SMU coach June Jones resigned Monday only two games into his seventh season at the school, citing “some personal reasons” for his sudden decision. The resignation, effective immediately, came after the Mustangs scored only one touchdown while losing their first two games this year. ...

Sep 9, 2014

Clowney undergoes knee surgery

Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will be out 4-6 weeks. Coach Bill O’Brien said he didn’t know exactly what was repaired in Clowney’s knee. Clowney was injured late ...

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Sep 8, 2014

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Peyton Manning sure didn’t need Wes Welker in this heart-pounding opener. He threw three touchdown passes to tight end Julius Thomas in the first half and the Denver Broncos held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 on Sunday night. In his second try, ...

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

Sep 7, 2014

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The defending Kanto champion Nihon University Phoenix got off to a fine start thanks to big-time offense by trouncing the Nippon Sport Science Triumphant Lion 56-14 on Sunday at Amino Vital Field in Kanto Collegiate Football League action. Operating their trademark shotgun formation, the ...

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Sep 7, 2014

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and No. 3 Oregon’s blur offense overwhelmed No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense in a 46-27 victory Saturday night. Mariota’s three touchdown passes — two to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen — gave him 69 ...

Sep 7, 2014

UCLA to retire Aikman's jersey

UCLA will retire the No. 8 jersey of former quarterback Troy Aikman during the Bruins’ Nov. 28 game against Stanford. The school made the announcement Saturday night during the Bruins’ home opener. Aikman will be the ninth player in UCLA history to have his ...

Sep 7, 2014

Jaguars rule out Shorts for opener

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Cecil Shorts III for the team’s season opener at Philadelphia. Coach Gus Bradley downgraded Shorts from questionable to out Saturday, shortly before the team departed for Philadelphia. The team’s leading receiver the past two seasons, Shorts won’t ...