ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels spent an hour after their shutout victory over Seattle waiting in the clubhouse, their eyes glued to televisions while the Oakland Athletics blew a ninth-inning lead.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston will be a spectator in the first half of Florida State’s showdown against Clemson Saturday after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women — the latest embarrassment in a growing list of poor decisions off the field.
The NFL’s tumult deepened Wednesday with the arrest of Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer on suspicion of domestic violence, hours after two other players, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, were placed on indefinite leave by their teams.
The second week of the NFL season was downright diabolical to fantasy owners who saw a wave of injuries and suspensions gut their rosters.
MINNEAPOLIS — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night.
The NFL has more than 1,600 players. And if we looked at everything objectively, we’d find that Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson are seriously outnumbered by a lot of good people in the sport.
PARIS — Real Madrid started the defense of its Champions League crown with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Basel on Tuesday, while Liverpool celebrated its return to Europe’s top club competition with a dramatic 2-1 win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.
BALTIMORE — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
Rutgers apologizes for offensive signs, shirts
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — 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.
Foles leads Eagles’ comeback against Colts
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.
BALTIMORE — It’s time for the Baltimore Orioles to put the champagne on ice.
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during the Phillies’ 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday.