Archive for July, 2016

More than 66,000 attend Packers' Family Night practice (The Associated Press)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
The Green Bay Packers completed their first week of training camp under the lights at a packed Lambeau Field on Sunday night. Coach Mike McCarthy put his team through a lively practice of about 90 minutes before a crowd of 66,397 in the team's annual Family Night event. The special practice at Lambeau, which concluded with a jersey giveaway for some fans and a fireworks display over the stadium, came one week before the Packers start preseason play.

Ryan Cochrane, Hugues Fournel added to Canadian Olympic team for men’s K2 200m

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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Canoe Kayak Canada selected Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel to the Canadian Olympic team on Sunday after receiving two additional quota spots for the men's K2 200-metres event at the Rio Games.

Colts' top draft pick leaves practice early with injury (The Associated Press)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) -- Indianapolis Colts rookie center Ryan Kelly missed the end of practice Sunday because of a left shoulder injury.

Giovinco’s mastery helps Toronto FC cruise past Columbus Crew

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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Toronto FC won handily, the Montreal Impact scored late to play to a draw, and the Vancouver Whitecaps couldn't overcome their opponent on Sunday's MLS action.

Steelers WR Brown wants contract, but won't hold out (The Associated Press)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Antonio Brown made it clear that he wants a new contract, but never considered holding out despite greatly outperforming his current deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The wide receiver spoke about his contract status for the first time on Sunday following the Steelers' first padded training camp practice at St. Vincent College. Brown insisted he's focused on preparing for the upcoming season and not his contract situation.

Texans' Hopkins ends brief holdout (Reuters)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
(Reuters) - Standout Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins ended a brief holdout from training camp, due to unhappiness over his rookie contract, and returned to the team on Sunday. Hopkins began his holdout on Saturday but was back in uniform just one day later after the Texans said they would work with him on a possible deal if he returned, according to NFL Media Insider. Houston reinstated their pass catcher to the active list after previously placing him on the reserve/did not report list.

NFL-Texans' Hopkins ends brief holdout (Reuters)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Standout Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins ended a brief holdout from training camp, due to unhappiness over his rookie contract, and returned to the team on Sunday. Hopkins began his holdout on Saturday but was back in uniform just one day later after the Texans said they would work with him on a possible deal if he returned, according to NFL Media Insider. Houston reinstated their pass catcher to the active list after previously placing him on the reserve/did not report list.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
July 31 (The Sports Xchange) - The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent tight end Konrad Reuland and waived tight end Nick Truesdell on Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 254-pound Reuland has played in 30 career NFL games (four starts) with the Baltimore Ravens (2015) and New York Jets (2012-13). In 2015, he spent time on the Ravens' active roster and practice squad and saw action in four games with one start. The 6-5, 245-pound Truesdell signed with the Colts on Friday. ...

49ers Anthony Davis will begin at bottom of depth chart (The Associated Press)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Right tackle Anthony Davis sat down with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke for a productive discussion about his return to the team after a year-long retirement, and both men insist they have moved past any issues between them. Davis was reinstated by the NFL on Saturday and took part in his first practice Sunday after missing all of the offseason program under new coach Chip Kelly.

Raiders' Hayden comfortable moving inside to defend the slot (The Associated Press)

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Raiders defensive back DJ Hayden knows his NFL career might already be at a crossroads after just three seasons. The Raiders also declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Hayden's contract, meaning that - barring a change from Oakland's front office - the 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft will go into the offseason next year as a free agent. Not that Hayden seems bothered by it one way or the other.