Archive for July, 2015

Frightening autograph frenzy greets Giants' Odell Beckham (AFP)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham, whose leaping one-handed sideline catch shot him to NFL stardom last season, has lost none of his drawing power as the 2015 campaign approaches. It made for some frightening moments after an open training session on Friday when fans straining to get his autograph left some young spectators squeezed against railings before the aluminium stands where the fans were standing buckled and brought the autograph session to a quick end. Beckham, who had been methodically signing as many objects thrust toward him as he could, was hustled away with teammates when the bleachers bent several inches.

Eskimos extend Roughriders’ winless streak

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Matt Nichols threw two touchdown passes as the Edmonton Eskimos won their fourth in a row with a 30-5 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday.

Josh Donaldson delivers walk-off winner for Jays

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Josh Donaldson hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Friday night.

No injuries as bleacher section buckles after practice (The Associated Press)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Fans straining to get autographs from receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz caused a section of temporary bleachers to buckle slightly after the New York Giants' first training camp practice Friday. The Giants said no one was injured in the incident. Beckham and Cruz were ushered away by team officials.

Cowboys' Romo misses camp practice with sty in left eye (The Associated Press)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo missed the second full practice of training camp Friday because of a sty in his left eye.

Eugenie Bouchard forced out of Citi Open due to injury

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard withdrew from the Citi Open on Friday due to an abdominal injury.

Patriots’ fight with NFL gets nastier with release of emails (Yahoo Sports)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
The emails aren't about exonerating the Pats. It is about showing an NFL office drunk on power and overwhelmed by prejudice.

Jackson's strained calf adds to Denver D-line woes (The Associated Press)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
The Denver Broncos' biggest area of concern is their defensive line, where starting end Derek Wolfe is facing a four-game drug suspension. Midway through the first day of training camp, fellow defensive end Malik Jackson, who actually logged more snaps than Wolfe last year, strained his left calf. Jackson said he has to be patient especially with Wolfe missing the first four regular season games.

Battery charge against Bills coach Kromer dropped (The Associated Press)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Prosecutors say they've dropped a battery charge against Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who was accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida.

As camp begins, Rams know they want Foles long-term (The Associated Press)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Before playing a down, Nick Foles has made a big impression on the St. Louis Rams.