Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is not happy with his new situation in Minnesota. Ponder has been cleared to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but said the coaches have told him he won’t be starting. “Some of the dynamics of this organization have changed obviously with brining in Josh [Freeman],” Ponder said via 1500ESPN.com. “I would be lying if I didn’t...
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was a full participant during Wednesday’s practice for the the first time since he injured his groin in a Week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Willis was limited last week in practice and was a game-time scratch before the 49ers 34-3 victory over
Mike Tomlin hopes his latest move will get the winless Pittsburgh Steelers on the winning track. The Steelers coach has banned all players from playing games in the locker room. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tomlin has taken away the pool cues, ping-pong paddles and shuffleboard discs and won’t return them until the Steelers get “back on
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a scuffle at a local charter school after an employee of the school said he was assaulted by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, reports The Dallas Morning News. Sanders, a former Dallas Cowboys defensive back, is a co-founder of the Prime Prep Academy. Kevin Jefferson is an employee at the charter school and said he was in a faculty...
Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer could be traded this offseason, says Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. Scherzer is the favorite to win the American League CY Young after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA, leading the league in WHIP (0.97) and finishing second to Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish in strikeouts. Knobler: Scherzer is one year away from free
DenverPost.com Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort says Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez will not be traded. “The plan is to keep them. Next year, yes. And my plan is to always keep them,” Monfort said to The Denver Post. “Is that the smartest thing in the world to do? I don’t know. But for our fans I think it’s the best thing to do.” Monfort
Cleveland Browns running back Willis McGahee says he hopes to face his old team, the Denver Broncos, in the postseason. The Browns are 3-2, tied atop the AFC North with the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. “Who says we can’t go play Denver?” McGahee told USA TODAY Sports Wednesday. “I’m not jumping the gun. But it could happen. We’re here to shake things up. “Why...
Welcome to the latest edition of the “NFL Fab Five,” our look at the top five teams in pro football prior to the start of Week Six. As usual, the regular season is flying by and the playoffs will be here before we know it, leaving us wondering where the past few months have gone by mid-February. After last week’s action, only the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, and Kansas...
Adam Wainwright pitched the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and into the National League Championship Series for the third straight season. “I wanted it bad. It’s probably the most nervous I’ve ever been,” Wainwright said. “I don’t get a whole lot of nerves when
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark made a comment about Ben Roethlisberger’s style of play when he spent part of his bye week as an NFL analyst for ESPN. “You to have to protect Ben against Ben,” Clark said on ESPN. “Right now, we have to tone Ben down in a sense and say, ‘Hey, right now, we’re not a good enough football team for you to try to
Vikings.com The Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback for Sunday against the Carolina Panthers will likely be Matt Cassel, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Christian Ponder has been cleared to return from the rib injury that kept him out of the Week 4 victory over the Pittsburgh
Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey was a full participant in practice Wednesday for the first time since injuring his foot in a preseason game Aug. 17 at Seattle. “With Champ, obviously, we’ve been smart, the medical people have done a fantastic job,” Broncos coach John Fox said via ESPN. “He had a very, very good workout [Wednesday].”
The New York Yankees announced Wednesday that manager Joe Girardi has signed a four-year contract extension that could keep him managing the club through the 2017 season. The financial terms of the contract were not immediately known, but the Yankees said publicly that they
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney Wednesday with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, reports NBC Bay Area. The charges stem from a party hosted by Smith in June 2012, where he was stabbed and two others were shot, and deputies later found a cache of assault rifles, magazines and ammunition...
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, who is still recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee, isn’t looking to be traded to a contender, and doesn’t mind going through another rebuilding process. “I love it here. The fans are great here,” Rondo said to Comcast SportsNet. “And Danny (Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations) has been straightforward
Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone gave a long explanation on Monday for how practice squad quarterback Thad Lewis became the team’s starter for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. From the Bills official website: “At that point it was a process of trying and going out and getting the best veteran possible that had the ability to play and win, that...
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash did not return to the ice Tuesday night after taking an elbow to the head early in the first period from San Jose Sharks defenseman Bard Stuart, who was assessed a minor penalty in the game. Stuart will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for the incident. According to NHL.com, the
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee that he’s more worried about the offense’s production than he is about the defense making stops without star linebacker Clay Matthews on the field. Matthews is expected to miss a month after
The Boston Red Sox are headed to the American League Championship Series following a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. A year after finishing in last place, the AL East champion Red Sox
Denver Broncos Executive vice president of football operations John Elway says the Denver Broncos 51-48 win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday was a “confidence builder.” The win was the narrowest margin of victory so far this season for the 5-0 Broncos. “If you look at the first four
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was berated for his recent poor play by angry fans at his home, reports CBS Houston. No arrests were made. Neither Schaub nor anyone else in his family were hurt in the incident. “A fan went to his house and told him off,” said the source,
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is very confident heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and facing Darrelle Revis. I’m sure [Darrelle Revis] will follow me around,” Jackson said Tuesday via ESPN.com. “He followed me around
Miami Heat star LeBron James and fellow teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh filmed a fire and fog intro video for the 2013-14 NBA season. James: Wade: Bosh: The post Watch: LeBron James’ fiery Heat intro video appeared first on Sports Glory.
The New England Patriots are optimistic tight end Rob Gronkowski will make his season debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, reports ESPN and Pro Football Talk. Gronkowski has missed the Patriots previous five games while recovering from back and forearm surgeries. The
The 2014 NFL Pro Bowl will have new uniforms for the players to go along with its new format. Nike unveiled its Elite 51 Pro Bowl Uniform on Tuesday. Worn by some of the league’s best, the uniform features amplified design details like vibrant color accents and Pro Bowl achievement stars on the nameplates. Reflecting by the pace of the game, these concept uniforms are punctuated...