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Broncos waive QB Zac Dysert

The Denver Broncos will start the season with just two quarterbacks on their roster. Peyton Manning will again be backed up by Brock Osweiler. On Saturday the Broncos waived Zac Dysert. Dysert, 24, made the Broncos roster as the third string quarterback last year in part because the Broncos were concerned about losing him if they attempted to send him to the practice squad. A former...
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Texans cut former MSU standout Max Bullough

Max Bullough has failed to win a roster spot for the Houston Texans. Bullough, 22, was among a list of roster cuts on Saturday as the Texans cut their roster to 53-players head of Week 1. Whether or not someone grabs Bullough remains to be seen. The Texans signed him as an undrafted free agent after he made 40 starts at Michigan State. He finished his career at MSU with 30.5 career...
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James Harrison is retiring from the NFL

After 12 seasons the end has come for linebacker James Harrison. Harrison was a may-stay of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense from 2004-2012 after joining as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State. He spent last season with the Cincinnati Bengals before hitting free agency. While Arizona brought him in for a visit, he did not receive a contract. Harrison finishes his career with...
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Rams considering Terrelle Pryor, Jets give up on Stephen Hill

With Sam Bradford out for the season with another ACL injury, the St. Louis Rams roster is thin at quarterback. Journeyman Shaun Hill will open the season as the Rams starter but right now only Austin Davis is behind him on the depth chart. One option that the Rams and other teams will consider is free agent Terrelle Pryor. Pryor was let go after failing to crack the roster of the...
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Browns dump Nate Burleson, Giants cut Curtis Painter

Bother by a hamstring injury during camp, Nate Burleson never really go a chance to show the Cleveland Browns if there was anything left in the tank. On Saturday morning the team cut the 33-year-old wide receiver. Given the lackluster names on the Browns depth chart at receiver this is not a good sign for the future of Burleson’s career. Another bad sign is the 15 total games he...
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Silas Redd makes Redskins roster, Mikel Leshoure off Lions

The Washington Redskins will keep undrafted rookie running back Silas Redd on their 53-man roster to start the season. Redd racked up 157 yards on 34 carries (4.6 avg) this preseason adding a touchdown and three receptions. The addition of Reed to the roster means that Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson have failed to make the team. Another Redskins note of interest is that kicker...
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Delaware Fightin Blue Hens at Pittsbugh Panthers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Pitt Panthers will host the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens on Saturday as the 2014 NCAA Football season gets underway. Coverage of the contest between Pittsburgh and Delaware will get underway at 12:00 pm ET on ESPN3. The Odds: The Pitt Panthers are 22 point favorites against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens. This contest has all the makings of blowout. How many points do you envision...
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Wisconsin Badgers at LSU Tigers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Wisconsin Badgers and LSU Tigers will face off against one another on Saturday night in a match-up of Big Ten and SEC schools. No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 13 LSU find themselves jockeying for position the moment the season starts. A win means moving up while a loss will severely hurt their chances of making the NCAA playoffs. Coverage of the contest between Wisconsin and LSU will...
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Appalachian State Mountaineers at Michigan Wolverines: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Years ago Appalachian State stunned Michigan to start the season. While no one is expecting that to happen again on Saturday, the two will match up again. Michigan enters the season unranked and will want to knock off the pesky Appalachian State to start the season. Coverage of Saturday’s game between Appalachian State and Michign will get underway at 12:00 pm ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN...
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UCLA Bruins at Virginia Cavaliers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America On Saturday the season gets underway for the UCLA Bruins as they travel to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. No. 7 UCLA will be looking to build on its success from a season ago as they travel to Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA to take on Virginia. Kickoff of this game will take place at 12:00 pm ET with ESPN airing the game. The Odds: It...
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Washington Huskies at Hawaii Warriors: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday night the Washington Huskies and Hawaii Warriors will face off against one another as the 2014 NCAA football season gets underway for both teams. The No. 25 ranked Huskies will be looking to start the season right with a win over the unranked Warriors. Coverage of the contest between Washington and Hawaii will air on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 10:30 pm ET (7...
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Arkansas Razorbacks at Aurburn Tigers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

getty images On Saturday night the Auburn Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks will match-up for the first game of the season for these two SEC schools. It will be hard for No. 6 Auburn to be better than they were last year when they narrowly lost out on a National Championship. Coverage of the contest between Arkansas and Auburn will get underway at 4:00 pm ET on the SEC Network and WatchESPN...
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West Virginia Mountaineers at Alabama Crimson Tide: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday West Virginia will take on Alabama as both teams get their 2014 seasons underway. The Mountaineers will have their work cut out for them as the travel to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA to take on the No. 2 ranked Crimson Tide. Coverage of the game between West Virginia and Alabama will air on ABC or ESPN2 depending on your market. Kickoff will start around 3:30 pm ET...
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Clemson Tigers at Georiga Bulldogs: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

If this one seems familiar you are right. The Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs will again lockup to start the season. A year ago it was Clemson picking up the win against higher ranked Georgia. This year Georgia again enters ranked higher at No. 12 while Clemson enters at No. 16. With wins important under the new college football playoff system one of these teams could quickly...
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Florida State Seminoles vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Florida State Seminoles will begin their run at a second straight National Championship when their season gets underway on Saturday night against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Entering this game Florida State is at the familiar No. 1 spot in the polls while Oklahoma State knows a win would go a long way to restoring their program. Coverage of the contest between Florida State and...
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Rice Owls at Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

getty images On Saturday the Rice Owls and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will kickoff their 2014 NCAA football season. Rice will be traveling to take on No. 17 Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN. Coverage of this game will get underway on NBC beginning at 3:30 pm ET. The Odds: Notre Dame is a 21 point favorite against Rice. The over/under for this contest is 51 total...
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Western Michigan Broncos at Purdue Boilermakers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Purdue Boilermakers will host the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday to kickoff their 2014 NCAA Football season. Coverage of the game between Western Michigan and Purdue will get underway at 12:00 pm ET from Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN. ESPNU and WatchESPN will air this game. The Odds: The Purdue Boilermakers are a 9.5 point favorite against the Western Michigan...
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Liberty Flames: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday evening the No. 23 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will host the Liberty Flames. This will be the first game for each team as the 2014 season gets underway. The Tar Heels are looking to start their season right at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. Coverage of this game will get underway at 6:00 pm ET on ESPN3. The Odds: The North Carolina Tar Heels are 28 point favorites...
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Penn State Nittany Lions at UCF Knights: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The 2014 NCAA Football season gets underway for just about everyone on Saturday. One of the earlier games worth watching will be the contest between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the UCF Knights. Penn State will hit the road to take on UCF at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Coverage of this game can be found on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 8:30 am ET. The Odds: The...
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Bills lure Kyle Orton away from retirement

getty images So much for Kyle Orton retiring. On Friday night the Buffalo Bills convinced the 31-year-old to come back to the NFL signing him to a one-year deal. Orton immediately becomes the favorite to backup second-year E.J. Manuel. The #Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran QB Kyle Orton, according to a source. Orton will backup EJ Manuel. — James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL...
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Kevin Harvick wins pole at Atlanta, full NASCAR qualifying results for Oral-B USA 500

Kevin Harvick set the fast time in the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s running of the Oral-B USA 500. The driver of the No. 29 Chevrolet SS will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag of the Labor Day weekend race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Joining Harvick on the front row will be Brad Keselowski. Coverage of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta will...
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Carl Edwards fastest in opening practice at Atlanta, full speeds

Getty Images Carl Edwards was the fastest driver in the opening practice session Friday at Atlanta. The driver of the No. 99 Ford Fusion ran his fastest lap of the session early in the practice session, his first lap around the 1.54-mile track. Tony Stewart who was making his return to the track after three weeks away was the 10th fastest. Qualifying for the Oral-B USA 500 will...
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Aldon Smith suspended for nine games

The San Francisco 49ers will begin the season without linebacker Aldon Smith. On Friday the NFL suspended smith for nine games for violating their personal-conduct policy. Smith will not be eligible to return to the 49ers roster until Nov. 10 reports ESPN. In July, Smith was given 11 days of work release for a September 2013 arrest for drunken driving. Smith has also had three gun...
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Tony Stewart says death of Kevin Ward will “affect my life forever”

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will return to the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS at Atlanta this weekend. This marks the first time Stewart has raced since an incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York that took the life of Kevin Ward. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally...
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Rams to leave Michael Sam off 53-man roster?

Getty Images Michael Sam displayed his ability to play defense this preseason for the St. Louis Rams who drafted the openly gay player late in the seventh round. Sam, 24, is believed to be fighting with undrafted free agent Ethan Westbrooks for the last of nine linemen spots on the Rams roster. Westbrooks has done every bit as well as Sam recording a sack, three hits on QBs, five...
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