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.
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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.
LANDOVER, Md. — Robert Griffin III hobbled through the Washington Redskins’ locker room on crutches, the kind of scene that has become so familiar.
MADRID — With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.
ATLANTA — Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Going up against a seven-time major winner more than twice her age, it was teenager Hyo-Joo Kim who showed the calm nerves of a veteran.