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  • Pack signs Nelson to extension after 1st practice

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Jordy Nelson had a secret on the way to the first practice of Packers training camp. It didn't take long for the rest of his teammates to find out. Green Bay's leading receiver now has a deal commensurate with his production after signing a contract extension just before taking the field Saturday morning. "So I was like the last one in the locker room and waiting on the paperwork to come down to get it done. That way, I had some security when I went out to practice," Nelson said. "That was a little bit different, and knowing no one knew (but) me the whole time I'm riding…
  • Manziel has 'fun' on first day of Browns camp

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors. On the first day of training camp, Browns fans came out by the thousands, many of them to get their first live look at the popular and polarizing quarterback who electrified college football and who may one day lead Cleveland back to pro football glory. They all came to see Johnny Manziel. Strutting around the field with his usual swagger, Manziel went through his first training camp practice on Saturday, a workout that finally allowed the focus to be on his playing ability…
  • Panthers QB Newton practices, not 100 percent yet

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said that while his surgically repaired ankle is getting better, it's not completely healed. The Pro Bowl player participated in his first full practice Friday night at Fan Fest since undergoing surgery in March. Newton looked sharp throwing passes but struggled with his footwork and timing on handoffs. He didn't appear to run with a limp until after practice when he jogged over to sign autographs for some of the 36,315 fans in attendance at the team's downtown stadium. The event signaled the official start of training camp for the…
  • Rams: No restrictions on Bradford

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    ST. LOUIS (AP) At times, Sam Bradford forgot all about his surgically repaired left knee. Except for a brace, the St. Louis Rams have no restrictions in training camp for their quarterback, either. The first overall pick of the 2010 draft missed the last nine games last season and is a key to a franchise seeking a breakthrough season. "I feel great, my knee really feels good," Bradford said after the first full-squad workout in unseasonably cool weather Friday night. "They feel good about having no limits. "If it starts getting a little sore and we need to pull back we can always do that, but…
  • Browns WR Gordon reports to camp, hearing looms

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Josh Gordon's off-field issues didn't put him out of shape. The embattled Pro Bowl wide receiver reported to Browns training camp Friday and passed his conditioning test as he awaits an appeal hearing with the NFL on a possible suspension. Gordon is scheduled to meet with the league Aug. 1. He's facing a one-year ban for violating the substance abuse policy for at least the third time. Gordon was suspended for the first two games last season, but still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving and scored nine touchdowns. He entered the league with a history of marijuana abuse…
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  • NASCAR: Is Edwards a lame duck or could he still bag 2014 title?

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    The mindset of Carl Edwards and the No. 99 team will be key down the stretch, knowing they're heading their separate ways at the end of the year.
  • LeSean McCoy throws some shade Chris Johnson’s way

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Maybe Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s feelings were a little hurt, that former teammate Michael Vick was willing to race him last year, but won’t run against new Jets teammate Chris Johnson. So the man called Shady threw some shade in the direction of the artist formerly known as CJ2K. “That’s Mike for you,” McCoy…
  • Word Crimes: The Hall of Fame — arguably — made a grammatical error on Greg Maddux’s plaque

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    It's "less" vs. "fewer" time in Grammatical Thunderdome.
  • Jerry Jones was “that close” to taking Johnny Manziel

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    Yes, the Cowboys were close to drafting Johnny Manziel.  How close? Very close. “I want you to know that almost as I was handing in the card, it was that close to putting that Manziel card in. It was that close,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Sunday on NFL Network, via Clarence E. Hill, Jr.…
  • Colts cut Chris Rainey

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    So much for Chris Rainey doing “anything and everything” for the Colts this year. Rainey, the running back and return man who appeared to be ready to compete for a big role in the offense after the injury to Vick Ballard, has instead been released. The Colts announced the move in a brief statement today.…
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  • Frank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. New York City FC introduced Frank Lampard in Brooklyn on Thursday after signing the 36-year-old former Chelsea midfielder to a two-year contract. "Why not New York? Talk about ticking all the boxes. I want to carry on challenging myself." Lampard said at a news conference . "That's a great challenge, isn't it? City of hopes and dreams. That's where you want to go to and play isn't it?" The club owned by Manchester City of the Premier League and the New York Yankees of Major League…
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  • Mom of Abigail Hernandez, teen missing 9 months: ‘She did not run away’

    Scott Stump
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    The return of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who had been missing for nine months has brought more questions than answers and left her mother determined to find out who was responsible. On July 21, Abigail Hernandez walked into her family's home, more than nine months after having vanished from outside her high school in Conway, New Hampshire, on Oct. 9.
  • Red ruby alert: Major stores selling gems 'filled with glass'

    Jeff Rossen and Charlie McLravy
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    It's July, and if you have a birthday this month, the ruby is your birthstone. Rubies have been called the "king of gems," symbolizing strength, power and love. And they don't come cheap.You can buy them at just about every major department store. But a Rossen Reports investigation found that some of the "rubies" in those display cases may actually be filled with cheap glass.
  • Robot fans lead cheers in Korean baseball games

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    The Hanwha Eagles, a South Korean baseball team, have installed “fanbots” in a section of their stadium that hold digital signs that encourage fans to cheer. Real human fans at home control the robots.
  • 1 killed, 14 hurt after beach lightning strike

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    One person is dead, another remains in critical condition, and 13 were injured after lightning struck Sunday afternoon at Venice Beach, California. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports.
  • The 10 tips you need to know to land that first job

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    The transition from college to a career is a challenging period in any young person's life — so it helps to be prepared for it. From making a good impression in an interview to negotiating salary, here are the top 10 tips college grads need to know to succeed, from Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In For Graduates" and Lean In experts Mindy Levy, Kim Keating and Rachel Thomas.1.
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