MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for ‘Rally the Vote’ drive

Baseball 09/25/18, 03:47

Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote.The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, ...

MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for ‘Rally the Vote’ drive

Baseball 09/25/18, 03:29

Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote.The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, ...

Winston’s suspension, Bucs not saying if he’s still No. 1

Football 09/25/18, 03:16

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions about Jameis Winston's return much longer.The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy officially ended after Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however it's unclear if he's coming back as the team's starter.Ryan Fitzpatrick's made the decision ...

Ex-NFL stars want to get paid but it’s lucky fan who does

Football 09/25/18, 03:06

We take a brief break from the weekly angst over the roughing the passer penalties in the NFL to talk cold, hard cash.Anthony Prince got his money.Eric Dickerson wants to get paid, too.Prince isn't a big name like Dickerson, who leads a group of Hall of Famers who are threatening ...

First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society

Football 09/25/18, 02:52

Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros.Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United ...

Roethlisberger shines, Steelers hold off Buccaneers 30-27

Sports 09/25/18, 00:17

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.Capping a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant coach on the sidelines and getting into a ...

Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being

Football 09/24/18, 23:44

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been sidelined indefinitely by an undisclosed situation that has caused concern within the organization about his well-being.Griffen was ruled out on the pregame injury report against Buffalo on Sunday because of what was listed as knee trouble. When asked afterward why Griffen wasn't ...

Texans look to fix mistakes after 0-3 start

Baseball 09/24/18, 20:48

After losing three close games to fall to 0-3 for the first time since 2008, the Houston Texans are pondering all the little things they did wrong that contributed to the defeats.They've had a few turnovers but possibly more detrimental to their success than that has been the constant smaller ...

Familiar issues, but no panic for Patriots after 1-2 start

Football 09/24/18, 20:32

Two weeks, two head-shaking losses by the New England Patriots.In Week 2, the Patriots' defense was deficient in a 31-20 loss to Jacksonville in which the Patriots were victimized on third down.There were problems all over the field in Sunday's stunning 26-10 loss at Detroit, though it was Tom Brady ...

Dink and dunk isn’t cutting it with Cowboys’ passing game

Sports 09/24/18, 20:07

Dak Prescott has the fewest throws of at least 15 yards down the field among quarterbacks who have played all three games this season.It isn't really news to the leader of the Dallas Cowboys."I don't think we've just attacked that area enough, simple as that," Prescott said after a 23-14 ...

Jets get back to work with focus on Jags, not loss to Browns

Football 09/24/18, 19:02

Sam Darnold and the New York Jets were back on the practice field after some time away.Time enough to mostly clear their heads of the miserable 21-17 loss at Cleveland last Thursday , not that the sting was easy to brush off in the few days since."Yeah, they've been pretty ...

Another poor finish sends Raiders to 0-3 start under Gruden

Football 09/24/18, 18:39

The last time an Oakland Raiders coach watched his team lose back-to-back games when leading after three quarters, late owner Al Davis brought out the overhead projector and fired Lane Kiffin.There will be no repeat with Jon Gruden this week, even if that doesn't ease the pain of these late-game ...

Testimony begins in rape trial involving Charlotte QB Olsen

Football 09/24/18, 17:57

The rape trial involving former UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has begun with his accuser taking the stand.Olsen was arrested on Feb. 19, 2017 and charged with three counts of felony second-degree forcible rape, communicating threats, assault on a female and a second-degree sex offense of forcible fondling while playing ...

Dolphins DT says he was trying to protect himself in fight

Football 09/24/18, 16:24

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence says he was trying to protect himself in a fight that led to his ejection for ripping off an opponent's helmet.Spence was penalized for unnecessary roughness and ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's win over Oakland following his skirmish with guard Kelechi Osemele.Trouble ...

Shurmur’s first win as Giants coach helped by Wynn, Wheeler

Sports 09/24/18, 15:34

Pat Shurmur's first win as coach of the New York Giants had a cast of high-priced talent leading the way along with some help from a couple of less-known guys.Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning hit 25 of 29 throws for 297 yards and threw two touchdowns. Odell Beckham Jr., ...

49ers lose QB Jimmy Garoppolo to season-ending knee injury

Football 09/24/18, 15:26

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will need season-ending surgery on his injured left knee.The 49ers said Monday that an MRI confirmed the team's fears that Garoppolo tore his ACL while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City. The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers ...

Chiefs spread the wealth on offense during blistering start

Football 09/24/18, 14:38

There was a play midway through the Kansas City Chiefs' 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in which Patrick Mahomes eluded the pass rush, rolled out to his right and flipped a short, simple pass to running back Kareem Hunt in the flat.He had at least two other wide ...

Humbled Vikings seek to move forward from annual dud

Football 09/24/18, 14:24

With a boost from an illegal block penalty by the Buffalo Bills during a punt, the Minnesota Vikings finally crossed midfield with 9:36 left in the third quarter.Their next two plays were an incompletion and an interception.That was a fitting sequence in a game dominated from start to finish by, ...

Pick(ed) 6: Browns name rookie Baker Mayfield starting QB

Sports 09/24/18, 13:11

The Baker Mayfield era has officially kicked off.Mayfield was named the Browns' new starting quarterback on Monday, and the No. 1 pick will make his first start Sunday at Oakland.Coach Hue Jackson made the move to replace Tyrod Taylor with Mayfield after the rookie led the Browns to a 21-17 ...

Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald dies at 84

Football 09/24/18, 10:22

Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald has died at 84.His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed.McDonald was the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship.McDonald was ...

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