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AEG asks for more time to lure pro football team back to Los Angeles

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – Developer Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) asked Los Angeles on Monday to give it more time to lure a pro football team back to the city and start building a $1.2 billion stadium downtown. Los Angeles has been without professional football since 1994 when the Rams and the Raiders both left, to the dismay of legions of fans. AEG signed a deal with city authorities in 2012 to sign up a National Football League (NFL) team by Oct. 18 this year, build the new “Farmer’s Field” stadium and improve the aging Los Angeles Convention Center. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:16 am

Abdullah flagged for touchdown prayer gesture

Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown after an interception against the New England Patriots, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 29, 2014Kansas City (AFP) – Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was slapped with a 15-yard penalty in Monday's NFL contest after punctuating a fourth quarter touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer, the US media reported.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:11 am

Cardinals Dwyer facing assault charges

Running back Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on September 14, 2014Phoenix (AFP) – Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been officially charged in connection with a domestic dispute inside an Phoenix apartment in which his girlfriend suffered a broken nose.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:27 am

U.S. FCC expected to do away with sports TV blackout rule

Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday will vote on whether to eliminate a decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games, such as NFL football games, if the tickets to those games did not sell out. Four of five FCC commissioners, including Chairman Tom Wheeler, have publicly indicated support for ending the policy, which is known as a sports blackout rule and is backed by the broadcasters and the National Football League. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:23 am

Charles returns to power Chiefs past Patriots

Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs is tripped up by Logan Ryan of the New England Patriots during their NFL game, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 29, 2014Kansas City (AFP) – Jamaal Charles, who returned from an ankle injury, scored three touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs routed the New England Patriots 41-14 in a National Football League contest Monday night.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:19 am

Neutral arbitrator to hear Rice appeal: ESPN

NFL: Preseason-Baltimore Ravens at Dallas CowboysSep 29 (Reuters) – Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension for domestic violence will be heard by a neutral arbitrator, not NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he appoints, ESPN reported late on Monday. 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. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 4:12 am

Charles scores three as Chiefs crush Patriots

NFL: New England Patriots at Kansas City ChiefsSep 29 (Reuters) – Alex Smith completely outplayed three-times Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady while Jamaal Charles grabbed three touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs hammered the New England Patriots 41-14 on Monday. Playing in front of a pumped up home crowd the Chiefs shot out to a 17-0 halftime lead and were never headed. Charles had a rushing and receiving touchdown before halftime and added another reception shortly after halftime but he was not alone in having a productive game for Kansas City. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 4:05 am

Royals’ Yost not fazed by long odds

Manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals walks off the field after their game against the Oakland Athletics, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 11, 2014Los Angeles (AFP) – Ned Yost says he is not too concerned by the long odds faced by the wild card entrants as the Kansas City Royals return to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:18 am

Donaldson savours Ryder Cup triumph

Jamie Donaldson with his trophy after Team Europe won the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland, on September 28, 2014London (AFP) – Jamie Donaldson was left reflecting on a "dream" Ryder Cup debut after starring in Europe's victory.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:53 am

Azinger open to Ryder Cup return

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger takes the stage during the Opening Ceremony for the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 27, 2012 in Medinah, IllinoisLondon (AFP) – Paul Azinger said he would consider a second spell as captain of the United States' Ryder Cup team after his leadership skills were praised by Phil Mickelson in a thinly-veiled attack on this year's losing skipper Tom Watson.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:05 am

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Sam Presti Says He’s Looking Forward To Kevin Durant’s Free Agency – NewsOK.com


USA TODAY

Sam Presti Says He's Looking Forward To Kevin Durant's Free Agency
NewsOK.com
Kevin Durant's impending free agency is a topic that isn't going away soon…mostly because it's two years away! But that won't stop the basketball world from watching, waiting and weighing in on where Durant will choose to play in 2016. Durant discussed the …
Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant cannot palm a basketballUSA TODAY
Little kids ask Kevin Durant about his free agency plansWashington Post (blog)
Recharged Kevin Durant ready to seek first NBA titleVancouver Sun
RealGM.com -Enid News & Eagle
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:12 am

AJ Hinch Hired as Astros New Skipper – wgowam


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AJ Hinch Hired as Astros New Skipper
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"I am extremely excited to bring in A.J. as our new manager," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said at a news conference Monday. "Throughout our process, we searched for a person with previous Major League experience who could effectively lead our …
Astros name AJ Hinch as managerUSA TODAY
Hinch hiring a bold move by AstrosMLB.com
Former Arizona Diamondbacks skipper AJ Hinch lands job as Houston Astros FOXSports.com
Houston Chronicle -Chron.com (blog)
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:32 am

Raiders’ Dennis Allen is first NFL head coach on hot seat this season – Washington Post


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Raiders' Dennis Allen is first NFL head coach on hot seat this season
Washington Post
The Oakland Raiders are on their bye week. That's never a good place to be for an NFL head coach whose team has a winless record. The Raiders fell to 0-4 with Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London, and speculation has intensified that …
Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen (for real)SportingNews.com
NFL Notes: Raiders fire Allen after 0-4 startYakima Herald-Republic
Dennis Allen sacked by Oakland Raiders after Wembley mauling by Miami Daily Mail
SFGate (blog) -Bleacher Report -U.S. News & World Report
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:41 am

Patriots have too many problem areas to drive around – Boston Globe


Boston Globe

Patriots have too many problem areas to drive around
Boston Globe
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You don't have to be a Patriots fan or media member or Don Coryell to know that their offense just hasn't been clicking through the first quarter of the 2014 season. Even team president Jonathan Kraft can muster up enough honesty to …
Jamaal Charles scores three touchdowns on return to lead Kansas City Chiefs to Daily Mail
5 things we learned from the Patriots' MNF lossThe Patriot Ledger
Chiefs run wild in rout of PatriotsReuters
FOXSports.com -SFGate
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:28 am

Bruins found winning ticket with Bergeron linemates – NHL.com


NHL.com

Bruins found winning ticket with Bergeron linemates
NHL.com
The Boston Bruins hit the lottery last season when the line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith combined for 75 goals and 91 assists and helped Boston win the Presidents' Trophy. NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, …
Smith, Krug rejoin BruinsBoston Herald
Boston Bruins Roster Outlook With Torey Krug, Reilly Smith Now SignedNESN.com
Bruins sign Torey Krug, Reilly SmithESPN
Fox News
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:02 am

James Shields, an Imported Ace, Is an Important Piece for the Royals – New York Times


New York Times

James Shields, an Imported Ace, Is an Important Piece for the Royals
New York Times
The Royals have won 42 of the 68 starts James Shields has made for the team in the last two seasons, their first consecutive winning campaigns in two decades. Credit Kyle Rivas/Getty Images. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main …
For excited Kansas City postseason growing painsFOXSports.com
29 years of bottled-up playoff joy pours out for RoyalsUSA TODAY
Deals for Shields, Lester have paid offArizona Daily Star
The Providence Journal
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:54 am

Kobe still seeking answers after ‘tough injury’ – SportingNews.com


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Kobe still seeking answers after 'tough injury'
SportingNews.com
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — After the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects. "I'm trying to see …
Los Angeles Lakers Media Day 2014 (Photos & Videos)Lakers Nation
Lakers' Kobe Bryant confronts his latest, perhaps greatest challengeBaltimore Sun
First-year Lakers Coach Byron Scott will have to make tough decisionsLos Angeles Times
OCRegister -San Bernardino County Sun
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:36 am

Chiefs Abdullah’s Muslim prayer celebration penalty flag sparks controversy – New York Daily News


Kansas City Star

Chiefs Abdullah's Muslim prayer celebration penalty flag sparks controversy
New York Daily News
The NFL, certainly no stranger to controversy, could be embroiled in yet another one after Kansas City's blowout of the New England Patriots on Monday night, and this one involves freedom of religious expression. The Chiefs' Husain Abdullah picked off a …
Chiefs Husain Abdullah penalized for touchdown prayerKTRK-TV
Muslim NFL star penalised for celebratory prayergulfnews.com
Referees flag Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide Kansas City Star
The Inquisitr -Atlanta Journal Constitution -SBS
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:19 am

Ben Cherington, Red Sox Striving For Long-Term, Sustainable Success – NESN.com


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Ben Cherington, Red Sox Striving For Long-Term, Sustainable Success
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Ben Cherington. BOSTON — Worst to first to worst. The Red Sox have been all over the map the last three years. A World Series triumph, like the one Boston enjoyed in 2013, can go a long way toward easing the pain of two last-place finishes in a three-year …
Farrell, Cherington take responsibility for rough seasonMLB.com

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:56 am

In Jets’ Dismal Start, Faith in Geno Smith Faces an Exacting Test – New York Times


New York Times

In Jets' Dismal Start, Faith in Geno Smith Faces an Exacting Test
New York Times
The Jets' Geno Smith, who cursed at a fan Sunday, said, “I've just allowed some of those things to happen, which I can't let happen.” Credit Barton Silverman/The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue …
Rex Ryan Says Changing Quarterbacks Mid-Game Is 'Jets Decision'Wall Street Journal
Jets players go behind closed doorsWaterbury Republican American
Who makes QB decision? It's complicated — and it shouldn't beESPN (blog)

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:47 am