Archive for July, 2013

Roma defeats MLS All Stars in Kansas City

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Italian powerhouse AS Roma scored in the opening minutes, then added two second-half goals to finish off a 3-1 rout of the best players in Major League Soccer on Wednesday night.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2013/07/31/sp-soccer-mls-all-star-game-as-roma-recap.html?cmp=rss

After busy few days, Long catching up with Eagles (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
It's been a whirlwind experience for Travis Long over the past few days, but now he's ready to catch up with Chip Kelly and the Eagles.

Source: 49ers’ Willis to have X-rays (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Patrick Willis has played with a broken hand before. He may have to again after X-rays on his injured right hand.

49ers to rotate more this season on defensive line (ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers had one of the strongest defensive units in the league a season ago. The 49ers didn’t rotate out their key defensive players often last season as defensive ends Justin Smith and Ray McDonald and linebackers Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and others were called upon to play nearly every defensive snap. However,…

Stamps Bo Levi Mitchell named CFL offensive player of the week

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who guided the Calgary Stampeders to victory in his debut as a CFL starter, was named the offensive player of the week Wednesday. Montreal linebacker Kyries Hebert was named the top defensive player and teammate Sean Whyte was the top special-teams player.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/story/2013/07/31/sp-football-cfl-awards-montreal-alouettes-kyries-hebert-sean-whyte-shea-emery-bo-levi-mitchell.html?cmp=rss

Confidence most important for Manti Te’o in transition to NFL (ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o is adjusting to life in the NFL during his first training camp after being selected in the second round of April’s NFL Draft. Te’o is expected to start for the Chargers this season alongside Donald Butler and is working to acclimate to the speed of the NFL game.…

Bears OL ‘stew’ in turmoil … and that’s a good thing (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Minor injuries have forced the Bears to move players up the depth chart in practice. But as long as the injuries aren't serious, Aaron Kromer sees it as a positive for the young linemen.

Roma defeats MLS All-Stars in Kansas City

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Italian powerhouse AS Roma scored in the opening minutes, then added two second-half goals to finish off a 3-1 rout of the best players in Major League Soccer on Wednesday night.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
July 31 (The Sports Xchange) - The NFL and NFL Players' Association announced Wednesday that the new format for the Pro Bowl will no longer include AFC vs. NFC, replaced by captains randomly selecting 43 players for each team not based on conference affiliation. Voting will no longer be done according to conference. Once the players are selected, the two leading vote-getters will be named captains and choose their teams with the assistance of Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders and two NFL.com fantasy football champions. The draft for the 2014 Pro Bowl will be Jan. 22. ...

Patrick Willis injures right hand (ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
The injury bug has been ping-ponging back and forth between San Francisco and Seattle. A day after the Seahawks learned that receiver Percy Harvin will have hip surgery, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis exited practice with a right hand injury. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Willis apparently injured the hand during a blitz pickup drill,…