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Josh Gordon may have his suspension reduced to just half a season after he was expected to miss all of this year.

DA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC

A prosecutor said Tuesday that suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina. Acting Wake County district attorney Ned Mangum said Gordon received a 60-day suspended jail sentence and one year of unsupervised probation ...

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream. Now that he is facing a felony charge of ...

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., from left, President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, and Amy Sarck Dobmeier of the Qissunamiut Tribe of Alaska join other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to pressure the Washington Redskins football team to change their name. Cantwell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news conference that featured Native ...

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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to ...

FILE - This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts _ after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut out of last Thursday's game because the network was covering the controversy over Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS had planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted her objections. CBS issued a statement saying that it was "moving in a different direction" with different theme music. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts — after the singer issued a ...

State high school football poll: 1st weekly

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cin. Moeller (11) 3-0 183 2, Lakewood St. Edward (7) ...

Escorted by police and security, Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa  ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp,  but said he was negligent and convicted him of culpable homicide. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled ...

Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night. In the end, Andrew Luck and the Colts made too many mistakes. The Eagles turned two second-half turnovers, including an inexplicable late interception of Luck, into 14 points and eventually made a 36-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Colts ...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, and Kole Calhoun celebrate after they scored on a three-run double by Albert Pujols during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. Their goals extend far beyond the mere formality they reached with yet another dominant victory over a division rival. The Angels became the first team in the majors to ...

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. They proved it again on Monday night. Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard ...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon argues with Umpire Joe West after being ejected from the game against the Miami Marlins in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Marlins won 5-4. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he would immediately begin serving the suspension, and that he regrets making contact ...

Report: Peterson accused of abusing another son

ESPN is reporting that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, has been accused in a separate incident involving another son. The son is 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported. The CBS affiliate cites text messages that reportedly include a photo of the son with an ...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters. The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin Monday night's game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. ...

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week. Union spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday that the "drug policies are currently getting finalized." League and NFL Players Association attorneys and officials are reviewing the documents ...

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night." That deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT. Rice originally ...

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, warms up in the bullpen before a simulated game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. His fastball reached 92 mph. "It ...

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law. The Vikings brought Peterson back to the ...

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws and injures his left ankle in front of Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (56) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins have said he will not return to the game. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. An MRI exam on Monday revealed that Griffin doesn't have any broken bones to go ...

Woods says strength is back, but not swing

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from "busting my butt in the gym pretty hard" and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn't ...

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will work as "senior advisers." They will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence ...

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