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Brees, Watt: Not all NFL players are brutes

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said Wednesday that NFL players shouldn't be negatively stereotyped in in the wake of recent scandals that have engulfed the league.

posted 2014-09-18 09:03:31 by ESPN.com

Jeter ends 0-for-28 slump in win over Rays

Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.

posted 2014-09-18 07:54:28 by ESPN.com

Wilson, Angels blank M's, claim AL West title

C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Angels shut out the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Wednesday night and clinched the AL West title when the A's lost to…

posted 2014-09-18 07:27:13 by ESPN.com


Panthers' Hardy also placed on exempt list

Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list.

posted 2014-09-17 23:49:41 by ESPN.com

Welker feels great, is 'excited' to be back

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker said Wednesday he feels great physically and "excited, just really excited," to be back with the team.

posted 2014-09-17 22:40:22 by ESPN.com

Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.

posted 2014-09-17 20:00:16 by ESPN.com

NFL, union OK new PED policy, HGH testing

The NFL and its union announced agreement on "improvements" to the policy on performance enhancing drugs that includes testing for human growth hormone, neutral arbitration for appeals and will return three previously suspended players back to the field.

posted 2014-09-17 19:12:26 by ESPN.com

Arrest made in theft from Pacers star George

Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.

posted 2014-09-17 18:11:55 by ESPN.com

Nike suspends Peterson's endorsement deal

Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL.

posted 2014-09-17 16:00:48 by ESPN.com

Warner, Seau among 1st-year HOF nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

posted 2014-09-17 15:30:43 by ESPN.com

MLB suspends umpire who grabbed Papelbon

Veteran umpire Joe West has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey during an altercation Sunday with the Philadelphia Phillies closer.

posted 2014-09-17 15:21:06 by ESPN.com

Jackson: Injury or not, I'll play vs. Eagles

DeSean Jackson made it clear at the end of his press conference. Bad shoulder or not, the Washington Redskins receiver plans on playing Sunday's game against his former team at Philadelphia.

posted 2014-09-17 15:03:08 by ESPN.com