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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:04:31 -0400
10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
News ImageHere's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:44:10 -0400
New York teen football player dies after collision
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 16-year-old New York high school football player died at a hospital after colliding with an opponent during a varsity game, school officials said on Thursday. The death of Tom Cutinella, a junior at Long Island's Wading River High School, comes amid heightened awareness of the long-run health effects of head injuries in professional and youth sports, particularly football. Cutinella died after being rushed from the field during a game against Elwood John H. ... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:19:41 -0400
Hot-putting Frenchman Weber leads in Taiwan
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Frenchman Lionel Weber rolled in nine putts in nine holes to jump to the top of the leaderboard with an opening round of 68 at the Asian Tour's Taiwan Masters on Thursday. The five birdie, four-under-par round left him two clear of Malaysia's Nicholas Fung, Steve Lewton of England and Thailand's 2010 winner Pariya Junhasavasdikul at the $650,000 event. Weber is 70th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit and needs a top 60 finish to ensure he retains playing privileges for next season. ... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:27:38 -0400
Dallas Cowboys player investigated for alleged sex assault: ESPN
(Reuters) - A Dallas Cowboys player is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the team's hotel last month, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The sports channel named the player, as did other media, but quoted Grapevine Police Department spokesman Barry Bowling as saying he hadn't been charged or arrested. ESPN did not provide details of the alleged Sept. 20 incident. Reuters has not confirmed the player's identity or the alleged crime. The suspected assault occurred at the Gaylord Hotel a day before the team played the St. Louis Rams, ESPN reported. ... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:38:35 -0400
Giants blank Pirates 8-0 to advance in playoffs
News ImagePittsburgh (AFP) - Madison Bumgarner threw a four-hit shutout and Brandon Crawford belted a grand slam to lift San Francisco to an 8-0 win over Pittsburgh Wednesday in the National League Wild Card game.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:40:30 -0400
Giants sink Pirates in NL Wild Card playoff
News ImagePITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A four-hit shutout by Madison Bumgarner and a grand slam by Brandon Crawford carried the San Francisco Giants to an 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card playoff on Wednesday. Crawford launched a hanging curve from Pirates starter Edinson Volquez into the right field seats in the fourth inning to snap a scoreless tie. It was the first post-season grand slam hit by a shortstop. ...
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:02:29 -0400
Cowboys' Spillman in sexual assault probe
News ImageLos Angeles (AFP) - Dallas Cowboys safety and special teams player CJ Spillman is involved in a sexual assault probe in suburban Grapevine, Texas, police said.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:23:17 -0400
McIlroy wants to win Dunhill for dad
News ImageLondon (AFP) - Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy hopes to cap an already stellar year by marking his father's 55th birthday on Sunday with victory in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:06:54 -0400
National Football League roundup
News Image(The Sports Xchange) - Injured Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer missed practice Wednesday to visit a specialist about a nerve problem in his throwing shoulder. Palmer hoped to return for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, but that now appears iffy. - - Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Frank Alexander was suspended 10 games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse, the NFL announced Wednesday. ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:11:22 -0400
Major League Baseball roundup
News Image(The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that experimental speed-up rules will be tested during games at the 2014 Arizona Fall League. Commissioner Bud Selig established a committee on Sept. 22 to improve the pace of play. A series of initiatives will be tried when the Arizona Fall League opens Oct. 7 and runs until Nov. 15. - - Right-hander Michael Wacha was left out of the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation and teammates A.J. Pierzynski and Jason Motte were not on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:46:22 -0400
DirecTV keeps NFL Sunday Ticket in $1.5 billion a year deal
News ImageBy Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DirecTV extended its exclusive contract to sell the Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games, and sources said the company will pay $1.5 billion a year to keep the popular offering that has helped attract subscribers. The agreement announced on Wednesday removes a potential roadblock to AT&T Inc's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of the satellite TV provider. AT&T had the right to pull out of the deal if DirecTV was unable to renew its Sunday Ticket pact. ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:37:12 -0400
DirecTV to pay $1.5 billion a year for NFL Sunday Ticket: source
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DirecTV will pay the National Football League an average of $1.5 billion a year over eight years for exclusive rights to sell its Sunday Ticket package of weekly games, a source familiar with the agreement said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese) Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:37:47 -0400
Panthers' Alexander banned 10 games for doping
News Image(Reuters) - Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended 10 games without pay for violating the National Football League's policy on substances of abuse, the league said on Wednesday. Alexander, who missed the first four games of this season due to a previous violation of the policy, will be eligible to return following his team's Dec. 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 24-year-old, selected by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, returned from his earlier ban on Monday to be suspended just two days later. ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:33:31 -0400
Ex-NFLer Hernandez's lawyers seek to have phone evidence tossed
News ImageBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER Mass. (Reuters) - Lawyers for ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez squabbled with prosecutors in court on Wednesday over whether law enforcement had legally seized his cellphone as evidence while investigating a shooting death last year. Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, is awaiting trial on charges of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd last year, and prosecutors want to use the phone as evidence in his trial, due to begin in January. ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:30:05 -0400
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