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  • Titans: Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at QB

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have kicked their youth movement into high gear with rookie Zach Mettenberger starting at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Jake Locker has missed three of the past four games with injuries, and coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday that the decision to go with Mettenberger was made Tuesday. The coach said this is an opportunity to see what the sixth-round draft pick out of LSU can do with the Titans struggling at 2-5. "No question he's a talented, young player, and maybe it'll give us a spark," Whisenhunt said. "Offensively, we haven't…
  • AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. It was uncertain whether Goodell will actually testify. He said this month he would leave the decision to Judge Jones. "We will continue to respect Judge Jones'…
  • Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    IRVING, Texas (AP) Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game. The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they prepare for several potential reinforcements to return to the defensive line. Sam spent seven weeks with the Cowboys after joining their practice squad Sept. 3, four days after he was among the final cuts by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the preseason. He was never placed on the 53-man active roster. The Rams drafted the former SEC defensive…
  • AP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public. Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a video of Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator was released publicly. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell originally had suspended Rice for two games. Once the video became public, the Baltimore Ravens cut the star running back, and…
  • New advisers say NFL is serious about reform

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    CHICAGO (AP) Beth E. Richie is a professor and a college administrator. She has written articles and books about feminism, battered women and the prison system, and provided training for police, judges and other groups. So when the NFL called to ask for help with its domestic conduct policy, Richie wanted to make sure it was more serious than window dressing. "The players and the teams are one thing that almost could be easily managed," said Richie, the director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at Illinois-Chicago. "I wanted to know are they interested in the fan base,…
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  • Kings GM: NHL should educate after Voynov's arrest

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi firmly supports the NHL's indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov, the quiet Russian defenseman arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Lombardi also believes the NHL must supplement its swift discipline with an improved plan to provide hockey players with better preparation for many aspects of life outside the rink. "We need to do a better job," Lombardi said. "That's just the truth. I don't care if it's indicting ourselves or not." The defending Stanley Cup champions uniformly backed the NHL's suspension of Voynov…
 
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  • Browns would prefer one of their backs to take control of job

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    The Browns are deep enough at running back that they withstood an injury to their free agent starter, and still ran well with a pair of rookies. But when Ben Tate returned, that meant chopping up the workload among three of them. That’s caused them to wonder about their ability to get into a rhythm,…
  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    PARIS (AP) Paris Masters organizers say third-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament next week for "personal reasons."...
  • Administrator takes over running of Caterham F1 Team

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Finnbarr O'Connell is now in charge at Leafield as the team prepares for a race against time to make the United States GP in Austin next weekend.
  • Whiteford leads at halfway in Perth International

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    PERTH, Australia (AP) Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International on Friday....
  • Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal....
 
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  • New video of Ottawa shooter emerges

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Chilling new video surfaces of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau minutes after he killed a soldier at Ottawa's National War Memorial before storming Canada's parliament Wednesday. NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports.
  • Expert: Spread of Ebola from NYC doctor unlikely

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Dr. Natalie Azar of New York University's Langone Medical Center talks to TODAY's Hoda Kotb about Dr. Craig Spencer being diagnosed with Ebola, and the chances of those who had casual contact with him contracting the virus.
  • Doctor tests positive for Ebola in New York City

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Dr. Craig Spencer, who treated patients in Africa, has been diagnosed with Ebola. Concern grows over whether he put people at risk when he rode subways and went bowling in New York City shortly before being diagnosed. NBC's Katy Tur reports.
  • They put a Republican and a Democrat on a deserted island together. Here’s what happened

    Lete Childs
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Some Americans may want to send members of Congress to a deserted island, but two U.S. senators — one Republican and one Democrat — voluntarily exiled themselves to an island in the North Pacific to prove Washington can work together. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, taught Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, how to open and eat clams, and Sen.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo: 'We expected' to have Ebola in NYC

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The New York governor talks to TODAY's Matt Lauer about New York's first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, and addresses New Yorkers' concerns over the virus. He says the city is well-prepared to treat patients.
 
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