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  • Gordon says he felt alienated during suspension

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) As his teammates and coaches went about their season, Josh Gordon felt like an outsider. He was exiled on his own team. Unable to practice or play during his 10-game NFL suspension, the star wide receiver was so isolated that he said it felt as if he had contracted an illness. No one wanted to be near him. He was alone, on a separate schedule and Gordon said he felt relationships change. He knew he had to prove himself again. What Gordon didn't realize was that his standing inside the locker room had been unshaken. "I don't think he ever lost our trust," Browns Pro Bowl…
  • RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food. No sense talking about football, not when a player who once could do no wrong has been benched for the second time in two years. The Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Griffin on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning tailspin for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. First-year coach Jay Gruden said McCoy will be given "every opportunity" to hold the job for the final five games of the season. "We're searching for answers on offense," Gruden…
  • Sherman calls out NFL in presser with Baldwin

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media. Sherman and Baldwin made mention of everything from the league's sponsorship deals with major beer companies to their own personal endorsements that are not affiliated with the NFL, to the talk of player safety with the Seahawks about to play their second game in five days. The point of their performance seemed to be that whatever…
  • Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel scuffle

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CLEVELAND (AP) A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said. Police were called to The Metropolitan at The 9, where Manziel has a luxury apartment, after a fight broke out at 2:25 a.m. Saturday. According to a police report, Chris Gonos told police he was assaulted by "Johnny Football and his entourage." The 33-year-old fan said he and his girlfriend approached Manziel while waiting for an elevator and he told the popular first-round draft pick: "I'm the…
  • NFL will hear Adrian Peterson's appeal Dec. 2

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings involving the Minnesota Vikings star running back. Goodell has the authority to decide whether to hear the appeal himself or appoint someone else. Peterson has not played since the opening week of the season while dealing with child abuse allegations in Texas. He was placed on paid leave while the legal process played out, and…
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  • Longtime NHL coach, executive Pat Quinn dies at 71

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71. He died Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants said Monday. Quinn was co-owner of the team. Quinn played parts of nine seasons in the NHL and went on to coach the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs. Quinn guided Canada to the championship at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City,…
  • LA Kings' Voynov charged with domestic violence

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence on Thursday by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Voynov faces one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury. In a statement providing the first public details of the incident, the district attorney's office said Voynov "caused his wife to suffer injuries to her eyebrow, cheek and neck" during an argument at their home, several hours after the Kings won an afternoon game. The 24-year-old Russian Olympian has been suspended since his arrest early Oct. 20 at a…
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  • No Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese: Obama pardons turkeys in annual ritual

    Eun Kyung Kim
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Say Cheese! (And Mac!) President Obama on Wednesday spared a pair of turkeys named after the popular side dish during an annual White House tradition in honor of Thanksgiving.This year, Twitter voters got to choose which official bird would be pardoned — Mac or Cheese — and while Cheese got the official pardon, both birds were let off the hook.
  • Melissa McCarthy is launching a fashion line for 'all sizes'

    Emily Sher
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Melissa McCarthy knows that when it comes to great style, size certainly does not matter. That's why the Emmy-winning actress and beloved comedian has decided to pursue a lifelong passion and launch her own clothing line."I have experience dressing me as a 6, a 12 and more. And when you go above a size 12, you don't lose your love of fashion," McCarthy explained in an interview with WWD.
  • 'Truly joyous': Bride holds hospital wedding so dying mom can attend

    A. Pawlowski
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Just as Cathryn Copeland was preparing for her destination wedding, her mom’s health took a turn for the worse. The mother of the bride was admitted to the hospital in what turned out to be her final battle with cancer.
  • Victim to armed robbers: Turn yourselves in and I'll pay for your college

    Marisa Kabas
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Dr. Victor Ho lives in an upscale Houston neighborhood. He never imagined he’d be a victim of a violent crime. But that changed the day he came home to find himself face-to-face with two armed robbers.However, instead of feeling anger towards the young men who threatened him and his family’s safety, Ho and his wife, Arielle Lawson, instead threw them a lifeline: the offer of a free education.
  • 'All About That Breast' parody is an ode to nursing moms

    Terri Peters
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    While it’s been a few years since Lori Burke had an infant, she remembers all too well the challenges of breast-feeding.So when the Erie, Pennsylvania, mom of two and singer-songwriter heard the Holderness family’s humorous “All About That Baste” parody, she was inspired to write her own version, something that would give new moms a few laughs, but also some encouragement.
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