Archive for September, 2014

Top 3 remain the same in AP Pro32 rankings (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.

National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
(The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as the team's interim head coach. Sparano replaces Dennis Allen, who was fired Monday after the Raiders' 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London the previous day. - - In an era of billion dollar television broadcasting contracts with the NFL, there is no longer a need for blackout rules regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC eliminated the rule that prevented local network stations from televising games that were not officially sold out. ...

LaMichael James agrees to terms with Dolphins (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Running back and kick returner LaMichael James agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins to join their practice squad.

Vikings secondary improving, but Rodgers on deck (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is coming off the best game of his brief career.

Canadian women lose to France at basketball worlds

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Canada dropped a 63-59 decision to Olympic silver medallist France on Tuesday at the womens world basketball championships. Kim Gaucher of Mission, B.C., scored 10 points to lead the Canadians (1-2), who will move on to a qualifying round.


Canadians play their best round at world jr. golf event

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Canada failed to gain ground on the first-place Americans at the World Junior Girls Golf Championship despite having its most productive day of the tournament at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont., on Tuesday.

Falcons’ OL loses Hawley, Holmes for season (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.

Clowney improving; looks to return in a few weeks (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) -- Top overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney's rehabilitation from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee is going well and he hopes to return for the Houston Texans in a few weeks.

Johnson returns to bolster Eagles’ O-line (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lane Johnson watched the Philadelphia Eagles lose one offensive lineman after another, worked out hard in Texas and waited for a chance to return to help his teammates.

FCC will consider petition to ban ‘Redskins’ (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.