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August 15, 2014 - 12:34pm
1 week 5 days ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Move over, Peyton and Eli. There's a new video going viral that's could get DirecTV's new "Fantasy Football Fantasy" rap song out of your head.

The Madden Season video that launched Friday includes its own catchy tune and features actor/comedian Kevin Hart and actor Dave Franco squaring off in Madden NFL 15.

Making cameos are Von Miller — dancing, cowboy hat at all — and Richard Sherman in full pads tackling an unsuspecting...

August 15, 2014 - 12:19pm
1 week 5 days ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was suspended for the season opener against Tennessee on Friday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Bowe was pulled over for speeding in a Kansas City suburb on Nov. 10, and was arrested after police found a black bag containing his wallet, driver's license and two container of suspected marijuana. He later pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering, and his...

August 15, 2014 - 12:07pm
1 week 5 days ago

ZURICH (AP) — A FIFA study of tactics and technical trends at the World Cup says risk-taking and counterattacks are in fashion.

Teams now "play positively and do everything to win a game rather than merely 'not lose'," FIFA's panel of coaching experts working in Brazil reported Friday.

The best teams were rewarded for being "not afraid of losing their shape for brief moments," the 284-page document noted.

The most effective...

August 15, 2014 - 12:02pm
1 week 5 days ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"I've long believed that India is the next great frontier for the NBA, and adding a talented player like Sim only underscores the exponential growth basketball has experienced in that nation," said Kings owner Vivek Ranadive,...

August 15, 2014 - 11:42am
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Israel's Davis Cup tie against Argentina next month has been moved to Sunrise, Florida, because of the conflict in Gaza.

The International Tennis Federation says on Friday the neutral venue was proposed by the Israel Tennis Association.

The World Group playoff from Sept. 12-14 will be on an outdoor hard-court at the Sunrise Tennis Club.

The ITF ruled last week that the match, originally scheduled for Tel Aviv, could...

August 15, 2014 - 11:40am
1 week 5 days ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up a spirited week when they face off on Saturday night at Heinz Field.

The two teams practiced together on Wednesday and Thursday, with both sides saying they benefited from the experience.

Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel says it's important for the Bills (1-1) to get some production out of the first team offense. Buffalo's starters have managed just two field goals on three drives...

August 15, 2014 - 11:30am
1 week 5 days ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are having to shuffle their offensive line.

Right tackle Austin Pasztor says he broke his hand in Thursday night's preseason loss at Chicago. Pasztor says he fractured the fourth metatarsal in his right hand and has no timetable for his return.

Cam Bradfield is expected to start in Pasztor's place next week when the Jaguars play at Detroit.

Even before Pasztor's injury,...

August 15, 2014 - 10:59am
1 week 5 days ago

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Tony Stewart is skipping a second straight Sprint Cup race, and it is not clear when the NASCAR star might return after he struck and killed a driver at a dirt-track race in New York last weekend.

"This decision was Tony's," said Brett Frood, executive vice president of Stewart-Haas Racing. "An emotional week for him. He's grieving — made the decision he's not ready to get in the race car and will take it week by week."


August 15, 2014 - 10:11am
1 week 5 days ago
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Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m.

Baltimore at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Seattle at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Houston at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

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August 15, 2014 - 10:01am
1 week 5 days ago
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