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Commissioner Goodell to retire at end of contract in 2024
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:23:30 -0500 - (The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who signed a five-year contract extension last week, intends to retire at the completion of his new deal in 2024.

NFL-Cardinals' coach unsure if running back Peterson will play again this season
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:13:09 -0500 - (Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he has "no idea" whether veteran running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season.

Packers QB Rodgers says cleared to return from injury
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:41:34 -0500 - (The Sports Xchange) - The uncertainty about whether Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be ready to return this week was resolved on Thursday when Rodgers announced on Instagram that he was medically cleared to play football.

In elaborate hoax, websites say NFL Redskins renamed as Redhawks
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:16:44 -0500 - (Reuters) - Native American advocates launched an elaborate hoax on Wednesday, creating authentic-looking web pages of major media that purported to report that the National Football League's Washington Redskins had changed their name to the Redhawks.

Ex-NFL RB Larry Johnson believes he has CTE
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:47:56 -0500 - (The Sports Xchange) - Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said in an interview he believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease known as CTE.

Froome denies breaking rules, says legacy not tainted
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:39:04 -0500 - LONDON (Reuters) - Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome has denied breaking any rules after a urine test he gave during the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.

Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:24:49 -0500 - (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

National Football League roundup
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:05:16 -0500 - (The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play his first game in eight weeks this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday.

Major League Baseball roundup
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:10 -0500 - (The Sports Xchange) - The agent for superstar Bryce Harper said he met with the Washington Nationals last month to discuss a potential long-term contract extension.

Last Update at: Wed Dec 13 22:41:05 PST 2017

 

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Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:02:53 -0500 - The Miami Heat bench players, particularly Udonis Haslem, playfully acted as if they had fainted while watching a strong first-half shooting effort.

Carson Wentz: Philadelphia Eagles QB undergoes knee surgery
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:51:34 -0500 - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent surgery to repair his torn left anterior cruciate ligament on Wednesday.

Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones kiss and make up
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:47:13 -0500 - IRVING, Texas -- Roger Goodell has his exit date set, and there will be a new NFL leader in 2024.

Oklahoma City Thunder top Indiana Pacers in Paul George's return
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:44:58 -0500 - Steven Adams scored 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-95 victory.

John Wall returns as Washington Wizards defeat Memphis Grizzlies
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:38:29 -0500 - The return of John Wall did not immediately turn the Washington Wizards aesthetically, but they had enough to defeat the struggling Memphis Grizzlies.

Lou Williams pours in 31 as Los Angeles Clippers dump Orlando Magic
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:35:18 -0500 - ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Clippers have started winning the old fashioned way.

Jalen Brunson's career night guides No. 1 Villanova by Temple
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:30:57 -0500 - PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova coach Jay Wright said the formula for winning 22 consecutive Big 5 games is easy to explain.

Lavar Edwards: Cleveland Browns sign DE, add OL Gray, WR Hazel
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:18:46 -0500 - The Cleveland Browns have signed defensive end Lavar Edwards.

Angel Gomes: Manchester United signs 17-year-old forward to first contract
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:38:21 -0500 - Manchester United academy star Angel Gomes has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Cleveland Browns know new GM John Dorsey watching closely
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:16:08 -0500 - BEREA, Ohio -- If the Cleveland Browns need any new inspiration to finish the season strong, they have it in the form of a new boss.

New England Patriots looking to bounce back vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:09:40 -0500 - FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady made it very clear that Monday night's loss in Miami didn't sit well with him and his New England Patriots teammates.

Fantasy Football: Tyrod Taylor likely to start for Buffalo Bills
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:06:31 -0500 - ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- In what has been an almost weekly question surrounding the Buffalo Bills since head coach Sean McDermott made the ill-fated decision to start Nathan Peterman for a game a month ago in Los Angeles, McDermott did not have a definitive answer on who would start Sunday's home finale against Miami.

Fantasy Football: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers set to play Sunday
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:03:06 -0500 - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play his first game in eight weeks this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday.

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions try to keep slim playoff hopes alive vs. Chicago Bears
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:01:30 -0500 - A bruised throwing hand didn't prevent Matthew Stafford from keeping the Detroit Lions' playoff hopes alive last weekend.

Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper may be in line for extension
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:59:36 -0500 - The agent for superstar Bryce Harper said he met with the Washington Nationals last month to discuss a potential long-term contract extension.

Indianapolis to host 2021 All-Star Game
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:57:42 -0500 - Indianapolis will serve as the site for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced on Wednesday.

Tennessee Titans aiming to fix ailing offense vs. San Francisco 49ers
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:54:46 -0500 - As they won six of seven games to join a first-place tie with Jacksonville in the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans did so while walking a tightrope not even a Wallenda might attempt.

Miami Marlins reportedly ship All-Star Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis Cardinals
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:50:59 -0500 - The Miami Marlins parted ways with another All-Star as they traded left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

'Mr. Falcon' Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:45:57 -0500 - Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons, died Wednesday. He was 74.

Max McCaffrey: San Francisco 49ers sign Christian McCaffrey's brother
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:33:50 -0500 - Wide receiver Max McCaffrey is now a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

New England Patriots sign Kenny Britt, welcome back Ricky Jean Francois
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:29:50 -0500 - The New England Patriots officially signed veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt on Wednesday, giving quarterback Tom Brady a taller, bigger target.

Commissioner Roger Goodell to retire at end of contract
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:32:04 -0500 - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who signed a five-year contract extension last week, intends to retire at the completion of his new deal in 2024.

Ben Roethlisberger, Jonathan Stewart earn NFL honors
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:30:02 -0500 - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 506 yards in Sunday night's win against the Baltimore Ravens.

Cincinnati Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:09:03 -0500 - Pete Brown, the Cincinnati Bengals' senior vice president of player personnel and co-founder of the team in the mid-1960s along with his brother Mike and father Paul Brown, died Tuesday.

Last Update at: Wed Dec 13 22:41:05 PST 2017

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College coaches' salaries increase despite threat of new tax
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:48:43 GMT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn't deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches....

Pay for new Power Five football coaches
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:09:46 GMT - Power Five schools that handed out eight-figure contracts to football coaches this fall could face millions in new taxes on those coaches' salaries if the tax overhaul becomes law. Here's a look at how much the new coaches are making and the potential tax burden on the universities:...

Orioles star Machado could move _ new position, or new team
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:47 GMT - LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move....

Porzingis, Beasley help Knicks edge Lakers 113-109 in OT
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:22:00 GMT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Lonzo Ball was having a dazzling stretch, every basket bringing his father farther and farther off his courtside seat for an emphatic celebration....

The Kids Are All Right: Penguins lead goalie youth movement
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:03:56 GMT - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jim Rutherford knows what it's like to be a young goaltender trying to find his way in the NHL. Rutherford went through it with the Detroit Red Wings in the early 1970s, thrust into action at 21 years old with a franchise in the middle of a bumpy transition....

Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:52:14 GMT - PARIS (AP) -- Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year....

KHL undecided on allowing players to go to the Olympics
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:28:00 GMT - MOSCOW (AP) -- The president of the Kontinental Hockey League said Wednesday he is waiting to find out how many Russians will be banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics before deciding if he will allow his players to compete in South Korea....

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:47:32 GMT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit....

Packers' Rodgers says he's been medically cleared to return
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:36:28 GMT - GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers has been &amp;quot;medically cleared to return&amp;quot; to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BcoIJo2ljDF/?taken-by=aaronrodgers12">announced on Instagram</a> Tuesday night....

Last Update at: Wed Dec 13 22:41:04 PST 2017