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  • Cruz talks rehab and playing with Beckham in 2015

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Watching rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. running past and around opponents is fueling Victor Cruz's comeback from knee surgery. Cruz on Wednesday said that his rehabilitation from patella tendon surgery more than two months ago is progressing and that he...

  • Kubiak makes his point as Ravens offensive coordinator

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The improvement of the Baltimore Ravens' offense under Gary Kubiak can be measured by a variety of statistics, including Justin Forsett's 1,147 yards rushing and Joe Flacco's career-high tying 25 touchdown passes. To focus solely on those numbers would be missing the...

  • Youth movement fueling Pittsburgh turnaround

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The play might not have happened in September. Stephon Tuitt might not have been ready. Vince Williams might not have even been on the field. Yet there Tuitt was last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive tackle slamming into Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles...

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I have to take this a lot more seriously'

    Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    Johnny Manziel made his first NFL start in Week 15. And it did not go well — his QB rating was 27.3. (For comparison, Tony Romo’s is 82.3.) But, now that Manziel’s rookie season is over (he’s out with a hamstring injury), he had some interesting thoughts, USA TODAY reports. Mary...

  • Media notes: 'Brian and The Boz” to reair as part of '30 for 30' film marathon

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    “Brian and The Boz,” ESPN’s film on former OU linebacker Brian Bosworth, will reair at 4 p.m. Wednesday as part of a “30 for 30” film marathon that begins at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with “You Don’t Know Bo” on two-sport sensation Bo Jackson.

  • Ratings watch: Dallas Cowboys-Indianapolis Colts telecast gets 18.0 on Oklahoma City's KWTV-9

    COMPILED BY MEL BRACHT | Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Thunder fans stay up late to watch team on West Coast as telecasts of Thunder-Lakers and Thunder-Golden State get strong ratings.

  • Dez Bryant will get franchise tag if needed says Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

    Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    The Dallas Cowboys are prepared to issue their franchise tender to Dez Bryant this offseason if the team can't reach agreement on a long-term extension with its star receiver, owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday. When asked if the Cowboys could end up losing the former Oklahoma...

  • OU football: Former OU defensive end Frank Alexander reinstated by Carolina Panthers

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Faced with a win-or-go-home scenario in the NFC South playoff race, the Carolina Panthers added former OU defensive end Frank Alexander to their 53-man roster on Monday. Alexander was suspended for the first 14 weeks of the season for two substance abuse policy violations. He replaces...

  • Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo and the Cowboys rout Colts to clinch NFC East title

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Coming off three consecutive 8-8 seasons, the Cowboys clinched the NFC East title to assure hosting at least one playoff game. Dallas still has a shot at possibly earning a first-round bye as the NFC’s No. 2 seed.

  • Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo passes Troy Aikman to become teams' all-time passing leader

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Amid mixed opinions on where Tony Romo ranks among the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the former undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois reached a major milestone in Dallas’ 42-7 win over Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.

  • Arizona Cardinals' Tony Jefferson making most of opportunity

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Heading into Sunday’s game against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, former Sooner Tony Jefferson not only has started every game at free safety for the Cardinals but is second on the team in tackles (71).

  • DeMarco Murray still practicing, Weeden misses for personal reasons

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray attended practice for the third-straight day and team owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show that Murray looks like he's on schedule to play Sunday against the Colts. Both Murray and offensive guard Zack Martin are listed as...

  • Dez Bryant Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday morning. Bryant had one of the best games of his career in the Cowboys' 38-27 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, catching six passes for 114 yards and three touchdowns. The...

  • DeMarco Murray practicing with Dallas Cowboys

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

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  • Blake Griffin reaches scoring milestone in Clippers rout of Pistons

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Danny Manning was sitting out the final weeks of his rookie season after reconstructive knee surgery on the day Blake Griffin was born. Another Clippers No. 1 pick passed Manning on the franchise's all-time scoring list on Monday. Griffin scored 18 points to lead the Clippers to a 113-91 win...

  • Jerry Jones: DeMarco Murray a likely game-time decision

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    IRVING, Texas – Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones wasn’t ready to make an early determination on DeMarco Murray’s status Tuesday morning, citing his running back as a likely game time decision. Murray had surgery for a broken left hand on Monday at 6 p.m. Jones says the Cowboys are...

  • DeMarco Murray might fall short of landmark season

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    DeMarco Murray rushed 31 times for just 81 yards Sunday night against the Eagles. And suddenly, the Dallas Cowboys tailback is no cinch to reach 2,000 yards, even before the news Monday that Murray faces hand surgery. Dallas executive Stephen Jones said Murray has not been ruled out for the game...

  • The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is Vital to the Super Bowl

    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    If you’ve already bought tickets for Super Bowl XLIX or are looking forward to watching it with your friends and family, you may be surprised to learn that there is a chance it might not be played. Congress first needs to make a decision on renewing a piece of legislation that you possibly never...

  • Dez Bryant backs up bold words against Eagles

    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Dez Bryant exchanged words with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins before Sunday's matchup. But the former Oklahoma State receiver got the last word. The result? Bryant scorched the Eagles secondary for 114 yards and a career-high three touchdowns on six catches in the Dallas Cowboys'...

  • ABC News: Adrian Peterson Claims NFL Exec Promised Him 2-Game Suspension in Audio Recording

    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Star NFL player  Adrian Peterson continues to fight suspension from the league over child abuse charges, ABC News reports.

  • NFL denies Adrian Peterson's appeal, upholds suspension

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The NFL has upheld the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, meaning Peterson won't be on the field for the rest of the 2014 season. Peterson hasn't played since the season opener and has spent most of the season on paid leave. He pled no contest last month to a...

  • Obama criticizes NFL's handling of Ray Rice case in appearance on ESPN Radio

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    President Barack Obama appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd to talk about and of course get into sports — including his beloved Bulls and the pressing issues in sports. The President previously appeared on the popular ESPN show earlier this year to talk about March...

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton involved in car accident

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident in updown Charlotte on Tuesday. Newton was photographed by the Charlotte Obeserver as conscious and smiling following the accident. In the crash, Newton's truck was turned on its side. Newton was reported taken to the...

  • Report: Johnny Manziel to start for Cleveland Browns on Sunday

    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine has decided to go with Johnny Manziel as his starting quarterback. Fox Sports Jay Glazer reports that Pettine will go with Manziel as the Browns' starting quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Browns started the season 6-3 with Brian...

  • Darnell Dockett Posts Questionable Photo of Malia Obama on Instagram

    Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is a guy who's not afraid to post anything—and we do mean anything—on social media. Remember the time he made an Asian joke on Twitter and then refused to apologize for it? People were very upset about it, but he didn't seem to care. And if you Google...


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