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Facing child abuse charges, Adrian Peterson absent from Sunday game

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Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England.  More>>

Wedding forces rescheduling of college football game

You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. More>>

Source: Ray Rice video sent to NFL

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
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Arrests connected to death of Rangers player Derek Boogaard

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Arrests have been made in connection with the overdose death of New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard.  Boogaard died in his brother's Minneapolis apartment on May 13, 2011 of a drug and alcohol overdose.

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Learning about sports from video games Video included

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Instead of taking to the field, many kids are learning about soccer, football and other sports through video games. So when and if they decide to play the real thing, they're already experts.John Paul Castallanas has a kinship with the game of soccer. You can see it when he juggles. It's like he can control that ball to do whatever he wants. Kind of like when he controls the players during his other favorite activity: FIFA Soccer, a video game. More>>

Just one season of hits in high school football may alter brain

Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. More>>

'Tommy John' surgery gets major league pitchers back on the mound

So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found. More>>

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  • Wife defends Ray Rice; Longer video shows obscenities, spitting

    Wife defends Ray Rice; Longer video shows obscenities, spitting

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:22:28 GMT

    Janay Palmer, the wife of Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely from the NFL after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiance in the face and knocking her out in an Atlantic City elevator, is defending her husband. Palmer reportedly took to social media site Instagram to share her feelings.

    Janay Palmer, the wife of Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely from the NFL after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiance in the face and knocking her out in an Atlantic City elevator, is defending her husband. Palmer reportedly took to social media site Instagram to share her feelings.


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  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:32:04 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
  • Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

    Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:12:12 GMT
    The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle...
    The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.
  • Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:21:52 GMT
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
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