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  • Free tickets for Bills-Jets game in Detroit

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    DETROIT (AP) Are you ready for some free football at Ford Field? Fans are being offered free tickets to the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets on Monday night that was moved to Detroit from snow-plagued western New York. The game was originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, but the league relocated it to the Lions' indoor stadium after a lake-effect storm dumped about 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area since Monday. The Lions announced Friday that their season-ticket holders and those for the Bills can use Flash Seats - a…
  • 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…
  • Peterson says 'fresh start' might be best

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team. In an interview published Thursday by USA Today, Peterson said he believes the coaches and players on the team are fully behind him but that feelings in the organization toward him are mixed after he was charged with felony child abuse in Texas for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. He pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless assault. "I know who loves me. The coaches and the players, it's not going to be a problem. I've felt so much…
  • Disappointed Vikings drop hope of Peterson return

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability. Optimism for his return remained among Peterson's teammates, particularly following his plea agreement earlier this month that freed him from the court system with only a misdemeanor charge and probation requirements. The hope, now, has vanished. "We know now he's not coming through those doors and coming back this year to be on our team," cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said Wednesday, the day…
  • NFL fines Lynch $100K for not speaking to media

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    RENTON, Wash. (AP) For all the noise he creates on the field, Marshawn Lynch's silence with the media has now cost him six figures in fines. The NFL fined Seattle's star $50,000 on Wednesday for violations of the league's media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the fine. Along with the $50,000 for violating the NFL Media Policy this year, the league is collecting the $50,000 fine that was imposed against Lynch for violations last season. The fine from 2013 was held in anticipation of future cooperation from Lynch. The league's media policy mandates that players must be…
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  • NHL teams slowly embracing advance statistics

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Far removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league with the numbers involved in the complex, lengthy calculations of analytics. The "Moneyball" approach popularized in baseball has slowly become as much a part of the NHL as the breakaway. More and more teams are turning to the same kind of analytics that have taken over Major League Baseball when they assess talent, players and performance. Never heard of Corsi and Fenwick statistics? And you call yourself a fan? It's a new era in the NHL and - much like in…
  • Dallas Stars sign Spezza to $30M, 4-year deal

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    FRISCO, Texas (AP) Two-time NHL All-Star center Jason Spezza signed a $30 million, four-year contract extension Friday with the Dallas Stars. The deal came nearly five months after the Stars acquired Spezza from Ottawa just before the start of free agency, and keeps the 31-year-old center from becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. Spezza has 18 points in his first 20 games in Dallas, with his 14 assists tops among the Stars and ninth in the NHL. He has 705 points (255 goals, 450 assists) in 706 career games since being the second overall pick in the 2001 NHL draft by Ottawa. "Jason…
  • 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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  • California boy wakes from coma after surviving fall from 230-foot cliff

    Matt Murray
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    A 4-year-old who fell from a 230-foot cliff woke from an induced coma on Wednesday — and his mom credits divine intervention for his survival.Jamie Guglielmino told TODAY that she and her son Sebastion Johnson were walking along a path near an ocean-side cliff at Bodega Bay in northern California earlier this month when her son fell while playing.
  • California boy wakes up from coma after fall from cliff

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Four-year-old Sebastion Johnson has woken up from a coma after surviving a 230-foot fall from a cliff in Bodega Bay, California. Johnson was in a coma for nearly 10 days. NBC's Joe Fryer reports.
  • Make Thanksgiving easy with Sandra Lee's quick turkey, garlic mashed potato recipes

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Thanksgiving doesn't have to involve hours upon hours of cooking! To save you from spending an entire day in the kitchen, Sandra Lee stopped by TODAY to share her favorite easy Thanksgiving recipes, from a quickly prepared turkey that you just need to check on in the oven to microwavable garlic mashed potatoes.
  • Meet the blind 13-year-old wrestler inspiring his teammate and family

    Elizabeth Murray
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Max Lamm is in many ways your typical 13-year-old boy, enjoying his drum set, texting, and of course, wrestling. "I consider myself extremely lucky," Max told NBC's Craig Melvin on TODAY. "I've got a nice family, a lot of good friends, good teachers, good school."But the middle-school student from suburban Mars, Pennsylvania, is more than just lucky. He's a living miracle.
  • Actress Angela Leslie accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault

    Matt Murray
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Another woman has stepped forward to accuse actor and comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.Actress Angela Leslie, 52, said she was meeting Cosby in his Las Vegas suite in 1992 to discuss acting opportunities when he sexually assaulted her.
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