The reports regarding the two-game suspension to be imposed on Ravens running back Ray Rice were mostly accurate, but ultimately incomplete. The league has announced that Rice will be suspended two games and also fined an additional game check. The decision will result in $705,0882 in lost salary for Rice. The Ravens also could try…
Ravens coach John Harbaugh is standing behind running back Ray Rice, who was suspended for the first two games of the regular season for assaulting his wife. Harbaugh said today that he and his team would get past the suspension and continue to support Rice, one of the team’s veteran leaders. “It’s not a big…
The Chiefs followed a disastrous 2-14 season with an unlikely trip to the playoffs, followed by an even less likely 38-10 lead at Indy, capped by an even less likely second-half collapse. For Year Two of the Andy Reid/John Dorsey regime much higher than a year ago, the bar moves higher. Possibly, too high. Here…
Terrance West’s stay on the Browns’ non-football injury list was a short one. The Browns announced Thursday that West, a rookie tailback from Towson, has been removed from the list, clearing the way for him to be on the practice field when Cleveland’s training camp practices begin Saturday. According to multiple reports, West’s inclusion on…
The Panthers dealt with injuries to running back Jonathan Stewart and members of their offensive line throughout last season and they aren’t wasting much time picking up where they left off. Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman said on Thursday that Stewart injured his hamstring recently and will miss a week or two of camp while…
Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks did not participate in voluntary work with the team this spring and wasn’t able to practice during the team’s mandatory minicamp because of the toe injury and resulting staph infection that wiped out his 2013 season, but said in June that he felt like he would be ready to participate in…
It’s a banner day for women everywhere around the NFL. After Ray Rice’s two-game suspension for knocking his wife unconscious (Hey, she apologized), it now appears the league’s other star abuser of women is going to continue to make his full $13 million this year. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Panthers…
The 49ers have accumulated quite a bit of depth behind running back Frank Gore over the last few years, leading some to wonder if 2014 will be the year when the longtime workhorse starts to cede more of the workload to other backs. If it is up to Gore, the wait will last a little…
The league’s in house network referred to the “iron fist of the NFL” this morning while discussing the pending two-game suspension for the Ravens running back Ray Rice. But that iron palm can still be greased, mind you. In case you wanted to show your support for the Ravens running back during his time off for…
The Ravens’ cornerback depth has taken a hit at the outset of training camp. Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Thursday that ex-Giant Aaron Ross suffered an Achilles tendon tear during the team’s conditioning test, the club’s official Twitter feed said. The Ravens signed the 31-year-old Ross in June to compete for a reserve role behind…
Cornerback Leon Hall was cleared to join the Bengals' first practice of training camp on Thursday, an encouraging sign for one of the NFL's top defenses. Hall tore his right Achilles tendon midway through last season, the second time he's sustained such an injury. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and had hoped to participate in the first practice. Coach Marvin Lewis wants to give him a few days to ease in before he's cleared to fully practice.
Robert Griffin III says it's a good thing to have coaches ''who believe in you.'' Griffin and the Washington Redskins opened training camp Thursday, and the contrast was stark from a year ago - when Griffin was recovering from knee surgery and was enduring a contentious relationship with coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan has been replaced by Jay Gruden, and Griffin looks and sounds like a different person. Veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall says, ''The stress is kind of off him.
Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a ''heavy smell of marijuana'' coming from the car, and that Blackmon admitted had smoked ''a blunt'' while driving and had another in his vehicle. Blackmon was arrested and booked into the Edmond jail, where he posted $657 bond.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1.
On the eve of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver Roddy White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday. White holds the team records for career receptions (685) and yards receiving (9,436). With the retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez and questions about the health of receiver Julio Jones, the 32-year-old White is still a vital part of the Atlanta offense.
Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year to help the Chiefs reach the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. ''It was important for us to keep him here in Kansas City long-term.'' Charles was expected to take part in the first practice scheduled for Thursday.
Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster. ''This place will never be the same,'' a choked-up general manager John Elway said. ''... It's going to be very hard to not see him walk through the front doors every day.'' Yet, Elway and team president Joe Ellis pledged to continue Bowlen's legacy and winning culture he fostered during his long stewardship of the franchise.
Steven Jackson is just one of the NFC South players with something to prove.
Ex-CFL coach Marc Trestman kicks off Canada Week, our examination of North America's other league.
The Jets opened up the checkbook this offseason in an attempt to jumpstart the passing game. Will it work?
Tom Brady is clearly the class of the AFC East at quarterback. But who's next in line? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar debate.
Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL following offseason arrest
But team upbeat after rain throws curve in first practice.
USA TODAY Sports' Chris Strauss discusses the state of the Cowboys at the start of training camp.
The NFL could have sent a clear message on domestic abuse. They failed.
Sports authority initially wanted snow removal priority for NFL during Super Bowl week
Justin Blackmon was arrested in Oklahoma for marijuana possession.
Indianapolis gets Wayne, other injured players back on field to open training camp
Bengals CB Leon Hall cleared to practice after recovering from torn Achilles
Broncos linebacker appears like his old self physically and mentally after 2013 adversity.
Daktronics, in Brookings, S.D., has become one of the largest makers of sports video displays as teams try to recreate the living room experience in their parks.
As training camp began, Coach Rex Ryan said, ‘I don’t know if we’ve had a better quarterback situation,’ and the backup Michael Vick talked of becoming “even better.”
Jerry Reese, the Giants’ general manager, said age may have played a role in the team’s woeful performance last season, but he expressed confidence in quarterback Eli Manning.
Mr. Newhouse, who played 12 seasons in the N.F.L., mostly as a fullback, threw a touchdown pass on a trick play in the Super Bowl in 1978.
Pat Bowlen, one of the N.F.L.’s longest-serving and most successful owners, relinquished control of the Denver Broncos, which was put in a trust as part of a plan that may lead to control by one of Bowlen’s children.
Reggie Wayne wants the Colts to live this season in the fast lane.
Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus can finally start focusing on football again, even though he spent much of Wednesday riding a stationary bike on the sideline.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the N.F.L., said his focus has to be on making the Rams.
John Jerry, one of the many new players on the Giants roster, could replace the retired Chris Snee as the team’s right guard.
The Giants convened training camp on Tuesday with 40 new players, three new coaches and a redesigned offensive scheme.
If Louis van Gaal had any misconceptions about what he was getting himself into when he became coach of the world's most popular soccer team, they were probably dispelled Wednesday at the Rose Bowl.
KEY MOMENT: Trailing, 2-1, Josh Hamilton led off the eighth inning with a single to right field against reliever Tommy Hunter and scored on Erick Aybar's double to left-center field for a 2-2 tie. Howie Kendrick and David Freese struck out, Aybar stealing third during Freese's at-bat. Efren...
Kole Calhoun has given the Angels consistent production in the leadoff spot, and Wednesday night, he drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Angels to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
THE EXPERIMENT: With the Dodgers trailing by five runs in what would be a 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Manager Don Mattingly used the game as an opportunity to see what Yasiel Puig looked like in center field. Puig drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and remained in the...
A dementia expert raised questions about whether two doctors properly conducted mental exams that found longtime Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated as testimony concluded Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Shelly Sterling acted properly when she sold the team in...
As Dan Haren searches for answers, the Dodgers are presumably searching for his replacement.
The Lakers made the signing of free agent Jordan Hill official Wednesday, locking in the 6-foot-10 center/power forward to an estimated two-year, $18-million contract.
The Pac-12 Conference launched its 2014 football season Wednesday under sunshine and umbrellas at Paramount Pictures — the perfect venue for a league looking to rewrite the script to so many unhappy endings.
With NFL training camps beginning this week, pro football has provided many more questions than answers. The picture will become clearer in the coming weeks.
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.The Cincinnati Bengals are an interesting case study this year.Teams lose coordinators all the time. It's very rare for a team to lose both coordinators, unless they've both been fired because they weren't very good. But Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer did so well for the Bengals, they earned head coaching jobs in Washington a…
Of all the three-way battles heading into training camp, this one might have been the hardest to predict — but easily the most amazing.So TMZ caught up with actor Dean Cain, of Superman fame from the long-running "Lois & Clark" TV show, and naturally asked him about Johnny Manziel. In case you didn't know, Cain, 47, played a little ball back in the 1980s at Princeton and actually had quite the resumé. He played defensive back for the Tigers but had 17 other scholarship offers coming out of high school, and he was good enough in college to earn an invitation to the NFL combine.[ Smack talk…