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NFL – Google News

Tim Shaw: Did Playing In NFL Give Him ALS? – Forbes


Bleacher Report

Tim Shaw: Did Playing In NFL Give Him ALS?
Forbes
Tim Shaw, a well-respected NFL journeyman, on Tuesday announced that he's suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Shaw's the latest reminder of why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is personal for NFL players: He's at least the fourth NFL …
Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALSWashington Post
Former NFL player Tim Shaw announces he has ALSSydney Morning Herald
Ex-NFLer Does Ice Bucket in ALS RevealBleacher Report
CBSSports.com -GiveMeSport
all 47 news articles »

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:22 am

NFL Preseason Player Stock Watch – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

NFL Preseason Player Stock Watch
Bleacher Report
With Week 2 of the NFL preseason in the books, it's time to take stock of the league's most buzz-worthy players heading into Week 3. The players on this list were chosen because they're among the most talked about in the league. Some are embroiled in …
Time to forget about Johnny Manziel for nowNFL.com
Johnny Manziel throws first NFL TD against RedskinsCBS sports.com (blog)
One of the NFL's most-fined players scolds Manziel for fingerNBCSports.com
NFL Mocks -SB Nation -Forbes
all 1,498 news articles »

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:15 am

NFL Reportedly Asking Potential Super Bowl Halftime Acts to Pay to Perform – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

NFL Reportedly Asking Potential Super Bowl Halftime Acts to Pay to Perform
Bleacher Report
The NFL has narrowed down the list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay, these people said. While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at
NFL wants Super Bowl halftime performers to pay for the privilegeNBCSports.com
NFL asking Super Bowl halftime act to pay to playSB Nation
Report: NFL wants Super Bowl halftime acts to pay for the privilege of 'exposure'Yahoo Sports (blog)
FOXSports.com -Deadspin
all 108 news articles »

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 3:32 am

NFL Extra Point Attempts Expected To Remain At 15-Yard Line For Regular … – NESN.com


NESN.com

NFL Extra Point Attempts Expected To Remain At 15-Yard Line For Regular
NESN.com
Because of this, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said he expects the rule to stay when the regular starts, according to Paul Pabst of “The Dan Patrick Show.” It'll be interesting to see how an increased rate of missed extra points will
Inside Slant: An alternative to longer XPsESPN (blog)
Eight extra points missed in preseason actionNFL.com
NFL officiating VP Dean Blandino: Extra point line could change by 2015SI.com

all 8 news articles »

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 7:15 pm

Week 3 Schedule and Storylines to Watch – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

Week 3 Schedule and Storylines to Watch
Bleacher Report
Week 3 of the NFL preseason is a critical juncture in a franchise's preparation for the regular season, and it should prove to be the most exciting week of football for fans since training camp began. Just about every team will give its projected

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 6:03 pm

Six things you need to know from Monday’s game – NFL.com


CBSSports.com

Six things you need to know from Monday's game
NFL.com
There has never been a doubt that Griffin has the physical tools to succeed in the NFL. If he doesn't hone his mechanics and learn how to protect himself from vicious hits, though, the keys to the franchise are going to end up in someone else's hands.
NFL Preseason: Mixed bags by Robert Griffin III, Johnny Manziel on MNFCBSSports.com
NFL team shows solidarity with Ferguson protestColorado Springs Gazette
NFL Players Honor Michael Brown Before 'Monday Night Football'Mashable
The News Journal -Bleeding Green Nation
all 273 news articles »

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 6:02 pm

Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed during last season’s … – SI.com


Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed during last season's
SI.com
The NFL has asked potential acts to consider paying for the right to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show, The Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp reports. According to the report, the NFL has focused its attention on Rihanna, Katy Perry and

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 5:46 pm

Roster cuts a week away for Titans, rest of NFL – The Tennessean


Roster cuts a week away for Titans, rest of NFL
The Tennessean
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt hugs Titans middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) before the start of their game against the Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday Aug. 15, 2014, in New Orleans, La. (Photo: George Walker IV / The …

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 3:30 pm

Report: NFL to increase practice squad size from 8 to 10 players – CBSSports.com


CBSSports.com

Report: NFL to increase practice squad size from 8 to 10 players
CBSSports.com
There's about to be a few more jobs in the NFL. Each of the league's 32 teams will be allowed to carry 10 players on their practice squad this season, according to ESPN.com. That's up from eight players in 2013. The plan for the expanded practice squad
NFL expands practice squads to 10 playersNFL.com
NFL makes practice squad changes officialThe Seattle Times (blog)
NFL to expand practice squad to 10ESPN
The Denver Post -Who Dat Dish
all 102 news articles »

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 2:51 pm

Fantasy football fueling NFL’s penalty emphasis – Boston Globe


Boston Globe

Fantasy football fueling NFL's penalty emphasis
Boston Globe
Yellow is the new black in the National Football League. It's the must-have color of the preseason. The NFL has pledged allegiance to the flags and to one side of the football with its renewed emphasis on penalties for defensive holding and illegal
Fantasy football: Ranking the NFL quarterbacksStaten Island Advance – SILive.com
2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Part ThreeNFL Spin Zone
Draft Day Strategies: Manning in the first roundNFL.com

all 63 news articles »

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:45 am

NCAA – Google News

Google News

Tech WR Griffin granted sixth year by NCAA – Monroe News Star


Tech WR Griffin granted sixth year by NCAA
Monroe News Star
"Sterling is what the sixth year rule is made for," Tech coach Skip Holtz said in a news release. "This wasn't something we were worried about as long as the NCAA looked at it with the doctor's notes and the surgery notes, and it was well documented
La. Tech wide receiver Sterling Griffin granted sixth year by NCAAYahoo Canada Sports (blog)
NCAA Football Preview – Louisiana Tech BulldogsCharlotte Observer

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:26 am

NCAA’s Strongest Argument Might Be Cap Limit – Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio


Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

NCAA's Strongest Argument Might Be Cap Limit
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio
Within an hour of the ruling, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy issued a statement noting that the governing body disagreed with the ruling but supported the cap. The NCAA, which faces a deadline today to appeal the decision, declined to comment …
NCAA, O'Bannon lawyers agree on injunction datesouthcarolina.247sports.com (subscription) (blog)
NCAA antitrust ruling barely chips at college sports dysfunctionLos Angeles Times
Can Congress (yes, Congress) help NCAA find solutions?CBSSports.com
Forbes
all 80 news articles »

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:31 am

Maryland says it will guarantee athletic scholarships starting in November – NCAA.com


Washington Times

Maryland says it will guarantee athletic scholarships starting in November
NCAA.com
NCAA rules allow scholarships to be renewed on a year-to-year basis and reduced or canceled for any reason. Critics have argued that such policies undermine the NCAA's argument that revenue-generating athletes should not be paid. Earlier this month, a …
New 'Maryland Way' means lifetime scholarships for Terps athletesSportingNews.com
Maryland to offer lifetime scholarships for all athletesCBS sports.com (blog)

all 71 news articles »

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:49 pm

UCLA’s Brett Hundley welcomes ruling in antitrust case involving NCAA – Los Angeles Times


UCLA's Brett Hundley welcomes ruling in antitrust case involving NCAA
Los Angeles Times
The ruling, which affects only football and basketball players, said the NCAA could cap the payments to athletes, though the cap could be no less than $5,000 for each year a student is academically eligible to compete. The money could be placed in

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:39 pm

Michigan WR Csont’e York booted from NCAA team – Toronto Sun


Toronto Sun

Michigan WR Csont'e York booted from NCAA team
Toronto Sun
Michigan dismissed suspended wide receiver Csont'e York from the football team on Monday night. York, a sophomore, is facing two counts of assault and battery and one count of aggravated assault after an incident outside a bar in Ann Arbor, Mich., on

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:31 pm

Top 5 Small Forwards in NCAA College Basketball 2014-2015 Season – CBS Local


CBS Local

Top 5 Small Forwards in NCAA College Basketball 2014-2015 Season
CBS Local
The natural Small Forward position in today's game has seemingly become somewhat extinct although the versatility and athleticism in today's “slashers” is just as relevant as ever. Brace yourself for Tate's Take on the Top 5 Small Forwards entering the

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 7:26 pm

Members Only: By 2039, the NCAA tournament will look very different – SI.com


Members Only: By 2039, the NCAA tournament will look very different
SI.com
The 2039 edition of the Slive-Delany March Madness Cup Presented by Uber is upon us. Looking back, it's hard to pinpoint precisely when the NCAA men's basketball tournament ceded supremacy as college hoops' capstone event. But it happened, just as …

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 6:37 pm

NCAA rule nixes USF ‘THE TEAM’ jerseys – CBS sports.com (blog)


News & Observer

NCAA rule nixes USF 'THE TEAM' jerseys
CBS sports.com (blog)
The rule states that "only military service academies may substitute [other] words" on jersey nameplates. Per NCAA bylaws expert John Infante, the military connection also creates an exception for the "Wounded Warrior" alternates used by several teams
A TEAM loss: Bulls settle for blank jerseys (UPDATED)Tampabay.com (blog)
USF looking to turn around fortunes under TaggartNews & Observer

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 6:00 pm

Ole Miss still waiting on word from NCAA on transfers – Jackson Clarion Ledger


Ole Miss still waiting on word from NCAA on transfers
Jackson Clarion Ledger
OXFORD — Ole Miss is still waiting on word from the NCAA regarding a pair of transfers. The school is pursuing waivers for both offensive tackle Christian Morris and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow, hoping to have them be eligible this season.

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 1:33 pm

Ed O’Bannon ruling further erodes power of NCAA – MiamiHerald.com


MiamiHerald.com

Ed O'Bannon ruling further erodes power of NCAA
MiamiHerald.com
A battle over words will determine the NCAA's future after 99 pages of them came on Aug. 8 in Judge Claudia Wilken's decision in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA case. Wilken ruled that the NCAA must allow schools to give athletes some of the money they bring
For some college athletes, NCAA ruling means a chance to get paidCharlotte Observer
NCAA Legal Controversy Leads to a Slow Summer for Video GamesBusinessweek
NCAA Rulings Divide Congress — but Not Along Party LinesABC News (blog)
Pensacola News Journal -The Olympian -Hartford Courant
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Posted on 17 August 2014 | 11:49 pm

NFL.com

Eagles acquire Kenjon Barner from Panthers

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired running back Kenjon Barner from the Carolina Panthers for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2015, the team announced.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 2:03 am

Nick Collins, former Green Bay Packers safety, retires

Nick Collins, a starting safety on the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XLV-winning team, has announced his retirement.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:43 am

Glenn Dorsey, San Francisco 49ers reach two-year deal

The 49ers announced a two-year contract extension for nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on Tuesday. Can the team count on the injured run-stuffer to contribute in 2014?

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:14 pm

Marcus Gilbert, Steelers strike five-year, $30M deal

The Steelers signed right tackle Marcus Gilbert to a five-year, $30 million extension. Is there reason to believe Ben Roethlisberger’s offensive line is finally an asset after years of subpar play?

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 9:12 pm

Pettine: Browns want ‘better effort’ from Josh Gordon

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that he didn’t regret playing Josh Gordon into the fourth quarter vs. Washington, saying Cleveland wants to see the Pro Bowl wide receiver "finish plays better."

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 9:11 pm

Mike Pettine not ready to pick Browns’ starting QB

Coach Mike Pettine will meet with Cleveland Browns coaches Tuesday night to review the performances of Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer. Is Pettine prepared to wait until next week to make a QB decision?

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:45 pm

Green Bay Packers waive tight end Colt Lyerla

The Green Bay Packers have waived/injured undrafted rookie tight end Colt Lyerla on Tuesday after the former Oregon star was diagnosed with a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:23 pm

J.J. Watt: I’ll get involved with deal talks ‘if I have to’

J.J. Watt told reporters on Tuesday that he’s outplayed his rookie contract and wants an extension. The fourth-year end said he’s not involved in negotiations, "but I’ll get involved if I have to."

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 7:38 pm

Brian Orakpo: Johnny Manziel’s gesture was ‘hilarious’

Johnny Manziel gave the Washington Redskins the middle finger Monday night. Redskins players weren’t offended by the gesture. Brian Orakpo admitted he and other players were egging on the quarterback.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:47 am