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NFL – Google News

NFL power rankings: Giants, Ravens move up in Fancy Stats rankings after Week 4 – Washington Post (blog)


SB Nation

NFL power rankings: Giants, Ravens move up in Fancy Stats rankings after Week 4
Washington Post (blog)
Each week, Neil Greenberg will give his NFL power rankings based on myriad metrics, including traditional stats that reflect recent performance such as margin of victory and strength of schedule to more advanced metrics you would find at Football
NFL power rankings, Week 5: Chargers, Lions move up while Panthers, Saints SB Nation
NFL Power Rankings: Rivers energizing Bolts, Luck lifting the ColtsCBSSports.com
NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 5?Bleacher Report
MLive.com -CBS Local -SkySports
all 47 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:22 pm

Gloria Allred accuses NFL of dragging feet in investigation of player accused … – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Gloria Allred accuses NFL of dragging feet in investigation of player accused
New York Daily News
The NFL's "silence is deafening," says Gloria Allred, the lawyer representing a woman allegedly raped by an unnamed NFL player. In a Monday afternoon press conference, Allred accused the NFL of violating its own personal conduct policy because it …

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:58 pm

NFL player Husain Abdullah ‘gets penalty for praying’ – BBC News


BBC News

NFL player Husain Abdullah 'gets penalty for praying'
BBC News
An American Muslim NFL player has been penalised after celebrating a touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer. Husain Abdullah scored for the Kansas City Chiefs as they defeated the New England Patriots 41-14. Officials penalised him for breaking …
NFL apologizes to Muslim Husain Abdullah who was penalized for prayingDaily Mail
The NFL's dumb rules led to Husain Abdullah being penalizedSB Nation
NFL Says Flag on Husain Abdullah, Chiefs' Praying Player, Was a MistakeNew York Times
CBC.ca -Yahoo Sports (blog)
all 462 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 4:12 pm

NFL penalizes Muslim player for praying; league says it was wrong (updated) – Washington Post (blog)


NFL penalizes Muslim player for praying; league says it was wrong (updated)
Washington Post (blog)
When Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a Tom Brady pass and returned it for a touchdown Monday night, he did what so many other NFL players do to celebrate a big play: He paused to make a religious gesture of thanks. But Abdullah, a …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 4:05 pm

FCC votes to end NFL blackout rule – SB Nation


SB Nation

FCC votes to end NFL blackout rule
SB Nation
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to eradicate the NFL blackout rule, according to Pro Football Talk. All five FCC commissioners voted unanimously to end the broadcast rule, which blocks local broadcasts if the home team doesn't meet …
FCC votes to drop blackout ruleESPN
FCC eliminates sports blackout rule, NFL can still enforceCBSSports.com
FCC eliminates NFL blackout rulesUSA TODAY
Cincinnati.com (blog) -Politico -Los Angeles Times
all 256 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 3:46 pm

NFL Says Kansas City Chiefs Player Shouldn’t Have Been Penalized for Prayer – ABC News


ABC News

NFL Says Kansas City Chiefs Player Shouldn't Have Been Penalized for Prayer
ABC News
"Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct following his fourth quarter touchdown," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ABC News in a statement. He said he NFL's Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) states "players are …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:20 pm

NFL results: Jamaal Charles scores three as the Kansas City Chiefs crush the … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

NFL results: Jamaal Charles scores three as the Kansas City Chiefs crush the
Telegraph.co.uk
In a copy of an email obtained by ESPN, NFL Players' Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told the union's executive board it was the first time a neutral arbitrator had been appointed in a personal conduct disciplinary case. According to the
Officials penalize Muslim Chiefs player for praying after TD; NFL says it was Kansas.com
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs upset Patriots in routNFL.com
Alex Smith has found a home in KCESPN
SI.com -Christian Post -Washington Post (blog)
all 1,314 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:59 pm

NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after … – NBCSports.com


NBCSports.com

NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after
NBCSports.com
The only difference between Abdullah and the other players was that Abdullah is Muslim and his prayer therefore looked a bit different than what we've seen from others, although that didn't make it any odder since the NFL doesn't have rules governing

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:52 pm

NFL: Husain Abdullah ‘should not have been penalized’ for praying – CBSSports.com


CBSSports.com

NFL: Husain Abdullah 'should not have been penalized' for praying
CBSSports.com
There was plenty of concern/outrage/loud noises over what looked like a double standard. Players aren't penalized for praying. However, NFL VP of Football Communications (and excellent Twitter follow) Michael Signora noted early Tuesday Abdullah …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:42 pm

NFL Grades Week 4: Is it time for the Jets to bench QB Geno Smith? – CBSSports.com


NFL.com

NFL Grades Week 4: Is it time for the Jets to bench QB Geno Smith?
CBSSports.com
Jets fans, if you don't like the way Geno Smith is playing, he's got two words for you, "F— you." That's what Smith said to some fans as he walked off the field on Sunday after the Jets' 24-17 loss to Detroit. That first word has dashes through it
Rex Ryan: Geno Smith will remain starterNFL.com
When will NFL QB carousel catch up to the Jets?Boston Globe

all 350 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:17 am

NCAA – Google News

Google News

Pro Leagues, NCAA File Motion Jeopardizing Sports Betting In New Jersey – Forbes


WABC-TV

Pro Leagues, NCAA File Motion Jeopardizing Sports Betting In New Jersey
Forbes
New Jersey's attempt at legalizing sports betting may be tabled now that the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA have filed a motion with a federal judge to block it. Judge Michael Shipp's decision is slated to be announced on Oct. 6. What hurts New Jersey's …
Pro sports leagues, NCAA again file petition to stop sports gambling in New JerseyWashington Post (blog)
Major sports leagues, NCAA file court challenge to online sports gambling in N.J.The Jersey Journal – NJ.com
NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports bettingWABC-TV
Las Vegas Review-Journal
all 77 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 5 – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Hits and Misses from Week 5
Bleacher Report
Week 5 of the 2014 college football season is in the books. As is customary every Sunday, The Associated Press and USA Today released their new Top 25 polls. You can also check out the latest Bleacher Report Top 25 for comparison. It was an …

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:32 pm

Catching The Torch Preview: NCAA and Europe – Habs Eyes on the Prize (blog)


Habs Eyes on the Prize (blog)

Catching The Torch Preview: NCAA and Europe
Habs Eyes on the Prize (blog)
… a move to a "Player of the Week" format, while attaching video, links on reports on these prospects and attaching notes to each player's statistical report for that week's action. First off, let's take a look at the Habs prospects that will be

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:15 pm

Virginia Tech joins NCAA-Department of Defense-sponsored $30 million effort – VT hokiesports.com


VT hokiesports.com

Virginia Tech joins NCAA-Department of Defense-sponsored $30 million effort
VT hokiesports.com
The NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense initiative funds the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. It will enroll an estimated 25,000 male and female NCAA student-athletes during a three-year study period.

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:09 am

NCAA Tournament a must for Northern Iowa? – DesMoinesRegister.com


DesMoinesRegister.com

NCAA Tournament a must for Northern Iowa?
DesMoinesRegister.com
If the no-nonsense coach leads Northern Iowa back to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for the first time in five seasons, he'll be seen as a potential savior by glitzier schools with power conference connections. If the Panthers fail to go dancing, …
Panther Basketball Ready For NCAA RunKCRG
Tuttle set to emerge as star for Northern IowaUSA TODAY
Senior Seth Tuttle set to emerge as a star for resurgent Northern IowaGreenfield Daily Reporter

all 36 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:54 am

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield’s waiver request denied by NCAA – SB Nation


SB Nation

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield's waiver request denied by NCAA
SB Nation
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will have to sit out this season after his request for a waiver from the NCAA's one-year transfer rule was denied Monday, according to Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman. The decision from the NCAA comes just one week after …
Baker Mayfield has appeal deniedESPN
Baker Mayfield's appeal denied by NCAA; OU QB will be eligible in 2015Tulsa World
NCAA denies appeal of Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield; will be eligible in 2015Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)
NewsOK.com -Dallas Morning News (blog) -Enid News & Eagle
all 27 news articles »

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:04 am

NCAA should never assume college sports is necessary – SportingNews.com


NCAA should never assume college sports is necessary
SportingNews.com
LOPRESTI: Is it fair to say that the future of the NCAA is at stake in the coming months and years? EMMERT: I think that's a misguided notion, to be candid. College athletics has become an integral part of American society and I don't believe people

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 9:16 pm

NCAA president says schools should handle domestic violence – GiveMeSport


University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

NCAA president says schools should handle domestic violence
GiveMeSport
However, when it comes to actually disciplining students arrested for abuse, college sports' governing body is punting. NCAA president Mark Emmert told reporters last week that individual schools, not the over-arching institution that already governs
Right motives, wrong proposalUniversity of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

all 2 news articles »

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 9:16 pm

NCAA 1-128 Re-rank: Assessing the unbeatens – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

NCAA 1-128 Re-rank: Assessing the unbeatens
USA TODAY
Seventeen undefeated teams remain in the Football Bowl Subdivision, with all but two — Marshall and Brigham Young — on the major-conference level. Let's give the entire list: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU, Marshall, Nebraska

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 7:49 pm

NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Week 6 Standings and Analysis for Latest Polls – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

NCAA Football Rankings 2014: Week 6 Standings and Analysis for Latest Polls
Bleacher Report
Winning isn't everything. One wouldn't expect that adage to carry over into NCAA football rankings predicated on which schools play a sport better than others, but tell that to Florida State. The phrase takes on another meaning in this setting. Winning
AP Top 25 College Football Rankings Poll 2014 Reveals NCAA 9/28 StandingsLALATE

all 32 news articles »

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 1:46 pm

NFL.com

Crabtree on 49ers’ locker room: ‘We good over here!’

After Deion Sanders said that San Francisco’s players "really got some problems" with coach Jim Harbaugh, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree tweeted Tuesday that all is good in Niners Land.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:05 pm

Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) misses practice for Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater missed his second practice of the week with an ankle sprain. The Minnesota Vikings are on a short week as they prepare to face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:04 pm

Cameron expects to deal with sprained AC joint all year

Browns tight end Jordan Cameron acknowledged Tuesday that his banged-up shoulder will be an issue that he deals with all season.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:13 pm

Tony Sparano named Raiders’ interim head coach

Tony Sparano will lead the Oakland Raiders for the rest of the season. The team announced Tuesday that Sparano will replace Dennis Allen as interim head coach.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:13 pm

Carson Palmer’s nerve issue in shoulder lingering

Carson Palmer believed last week that he’d definitely play in Week 5. That seems less likely as the recovery of the nerve in his shoulder has slowed.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:11 pm

Antonio Brown: We lost to one of NFL’s worst teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers were on the wrong end of the biggest upset in the NFL this season. Wide receiver Antonio Brown called the shocking setback "unacceptable."

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 3:52 pm

NFL: Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for going to the ground after celebrating an interception he returned for a touchdown. The NFL said Tuesday morning that the refs erred by throwing that flag, as Abdullah was clearly praying.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:00 pm

Vince Wilfork: Chiefs ‘beat us like we stole something’

Vince Wilfork has played 11 years with the New England Patriots. The veteran defensive lineman hasn’t experienced many games like the 41-14 shellacking they took Monday night in Kansas City.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:51 am