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American football back in London with extra game

By Keith Weir LONDON (Reuters) – The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base and lay the foundations for a team in the British capital. The Oakland Raiders face the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on Sept. 28 and the home of English soccer will stage a further two NFL clashes over the autumn. The NFL has been playing regular season games in London since 2007 but the interest among European fans means that another fixture has been added this year. “We’re playing at Wembley with an 84,000 capacity. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:40 am

NFL star Peterson suspended over child abuse charge

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has denied the whipping he administered to his son with a tree branch was child abuse. He said in a statement he was subject to similar disciplinary measures as a childWashington (AFP) – The Minnesota Vikings reversed course Wednesday and suspended their star running back Adrian Peterson amid an outcry over charges he abused his son by beating him severely.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:13 am

Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasSep 17 (Reuters) – The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:13 am

Rice appeals against indefinite NFL suspension for knocking out wife

File of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice celebrating his touchdown against the Washington Redskins their NFL football game in Landover MarylandBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ray Rice appealed against his indefinite suspension by the National Football League on Tuesday for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flourishing career. Meanwhile, the NFL continues to grapple with domestic violence issues as some of its top players, including Adrian Peterson, are under scrutiny both by the league and the public. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:07 am

Orioles, Nats clinch Major League Baseball division titles

Jimmy Paredes of the Baltimore Orioles congratulates Steve Pearce (L) on his three-run home during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Baltimore on September 16, 2014Baltimore (AFP) – After 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles are back on top of Major League Baseball's American League East division.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:04 am

NFL players union appeals Rice assault suspension

Ray Rice during an NFL game in Arlington, Texas on August 16, 2014New York (AFP) – The NFL Players Union appealed the indefinite suspension meted out to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video showed him punching his fiancee.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:44 am

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

File of Baltimore Ravens running back Rice warming up during the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII football practice in MetairieBy Steve Ginsburg and Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL's official beer sponsor the first major advertiser to put pressure on America's most popular sports league. In a brief but strongly worded statement, Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser and NFL official beer Bud Light, said it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:40 am

Yankees’ Tanaka tentatively set to return Sunday

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 in Tampa, FloridaTampa (AFP) – Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled make his first major league start in more than two months on Sunday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:20 am

NBA’s Howard has driver’s license suspended for not paying fine : court records

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Houston RocketsBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – The Florida driver's license of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show, but the team said on Tuesday he was playing basketball in Texas the day of the alleged infraction. According to the court records, Howard's license had been suspended since at least Aug. 15 for his nonpayment of a $285 fine for running a red light in Winter Park, Florida, on April 14. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 1:33 am

Rihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football

Singer Rihanna arrives for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA) at Lincoln Center in New YorkBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B singer Rihanna's record label on Tuesday said it has refused to license a song to CBS for its "Thursday Night Football" program after the TV network chose not to use the song in its season opener because it was focused on the NFL's domestic violence scandal. The Roc Nation label made its announcement after Rihanna, who was assaulted by singer and then-boyfriend Chris Brown on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards, railed against CBS on Twitter for scrapping her featured part in rapper Jay Z's "Run This Town" along with other planned content. …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:02 pm

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Minnesota Vikings reverse course, place Adrian Peterson on NFL exempt list – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Minnesota Vikings reverse course, place Adrian Peterson on NFL exempt list
New York Daily News
Adrian Peterson's tough love act has earned him a stinging, NFL-style timeout as the Minnesota Vikings placed the star running back on the league's exempt list until his child-abuse case is resolved. That means Peterson, 29, just two seasons removed from …
Adrian Peterson Barred From Team Activities as Vikings Reverse CourseNew York Times
Peterson Barred From Team Activities as Vikings Reverse CourseBloomberg
Adrian Peterson reinstated by Vikings, expected to play SundayCBC.ca
Orlando Sentinel -MSNBC -Christian Science Monitor
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:46 pm

Will Tom Watson regret absence of Billy Horschel? – South China Morning Post (subscription)


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Will Tom Watson regret absence of Billy Horschel?
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself. On the day after Billy Horschel posted his 12th straight round in the 60s, won his second straight tournament against a world-class field and picked up an additional US$10 million bonus as the FedEx Cup …
Horschel deserves the rub of the greengulfnews.com
FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel's wife gives birthBoston Herald
Horschel brilliant, but maintaining success will be challengeGolfweek.com
Washington Post -SpaceCoastDaily.com
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:45 pm

Benches clear between Yankees and Rays as Derek Jeter plunked, Bombers … – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Benches clear between Yankees and Rays as Derek Jeter plunked, Bombers
New York Daily News
ST. PETERSBURG — It took 150 games, but the Yankees finally showed some fight. No, it didn't come with their bats, as the Rays handed them a brutal 6-1 loss Tuesday night, moving them one step closer to their inevitable elimination. But Joe Girardi and his …
Tampa Bay Rays honor Derek Jeter with a kayak, hit him with a pitchUSA TODAY
Tempers flare as Yankees lose again to RaysNewsday
Irate Joe Girardi Furious With Rays: 'We Are Not Pin Cushions'CBS Local
Yahoo Sports (blog) -The Recorder (subscription) -GlobalPost
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:43 pm

Games-Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games – Daily Mail


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Games-Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games
Daily Mail
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Indonesia is poised to be selected as the host of the next Asian Games in 2018 after Vietnam withdrew because of financial concerns, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) told Reuters on Wednesday.
South Korea detains American man swimming near N. Korea border (+video)Christian Science Monitor
North Korea powerful temptation for some AmericansBoston Herald
Harassment cases blight Asian Games countdownThe Hindu
The Independent -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:42 pm

Tiger Woods expects to play a ‘full schedule’ in 2014-15 – CBSSports.com


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Tiger Woods expects to play a 'full schedule' in 2014-15
CBSSports.com
Speaking earlier this week at a press conference for his December tournament Tiger Woods was asked what the 2014-15 season will look like for him. "That's all dependent on how I feel and how I'm playing when I play in the Hero World Challenge here," said …
Tiger Woods talks about his health and futureBucyrus Telegraph Forum
McIlroy surprised by reaction to comments about Tiger, MickelsonWaterbury Republican American
Exclusive: Tiger Woods keen to return to IndiaIndia Today
Cybergolf National -Barre Montpelier Times Argus -Boston Herald
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:15 pm

Anheuser-Busch turns up heat on NFL – CBS News


CBS News

Anheuser-Busch turns up heat on NFL
CBS News
Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), whose name has been synonymous with the NFL for decades, is criticizing how the overseers of the most popular U.S. professional sport have handled a series of recent controversies. "We are not yet satisfied with the league's …
Anheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFLBoston Herald
Arian Foster bashes Anheuser-BuschNational Football Post
RTC: Arian Foster on film and on Anheuser-BuschESPN (blog)
CBS Local -Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal -St. Louis Business Journal
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:51 am

Mayor Reed says Turner Field sale could benefit Hawks – Atlanta Business Chronicle


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Mayor Reed says Turner Field sale could benefit Hawks
Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Atlanta Braves officially have until Dec. 31, 2015 to say when the team will exit Turner Field, but Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is becoming increasingly aggravated that the club will not say exactly when it will go. A Turner Field deal could determine what …
NEWS OF THE MORNINGNBA.com (blog)
Atlanta mayor: Plenty of potential Hawks buyersMiamiHerald.com
Mayor has talked to 6 potential Hawks ownersmessenger-inquirer

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:59 am

Ducks re-sign Devante Smith-Pelly to 2-year deal – Boston Herald


Ducks re-sign Devante Smith-Pelly to 2-year deal
Boston Herald
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Forward Devante Smith-Pelly has agreed to a two-year, $1.6 million deal to return to the Anaheim Ducks. The club announced the deal Tuesday. Smith-Pelly has scored 23 points in 75 games over the past three seasons with the Ducks, …

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:25 am

Seahawks’ loss is a reminder, even best teams face tough times in NFL – HeraldNet


New York Daily News

Seahawks' loss is a reminder, even best teams face tough times in NFL
HeraldNet
Not that the Seattle Seahawks wanted to make people learn the hard way, but Seattle's loss in San Diego served as a good reminder of something that has at times become easy to forget around these parts.
NFL Picks Week 3: Updated Lines and Final-Score Predictions for All GamesBleacher Report
Broncos, Seahawks each will have new look in rematchUSA TODAY
Broncos replace Seahawks at top spotThe Spokesman Review
Houston Chronicle -RedEye Chicago -TheNewsTribune.com
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:08 am

Patriots offense has work to do – Boston Herald


Boston Herald

Patriots offense has work to do
Boston Herald
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vents some frustration at wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins after he didn't make a second quarter potential touchdown catch at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, September 7, 2014. 1. Wednesday, September 17 …
So far, Brady only has eyes for EdelmanESPN (blog)

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:20 am