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  • Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. Ross Township detective Brian Kohlhepp said traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after Stafiej, who was on a motorcycle, noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Stafiej found a 20 gram bag of marijuana inside the car. Bell, Blount and a female passenger all claimed ownership of the marijuana according to police. Bell, 22, was taken to a hospital to have…
  • Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football's dynamic quarterback with the cult-like following. Hoyer, though, persevered. He endured grueling rehab to get back on the field sooner than expected, stayed focused as Manzielmania consumed the Browns, and ignored trade rumors. It will be Hoyer who will lead the Browns, his hometown team, onto the field for the Sept. 7 opener against the…
  • Jim Kelly's follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer. An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital on Wednesday. "The treatments have so far completely eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal," said Costantino, who heads the hospital's head and neck institute. "Further, on physical examination, there is no…
  • Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    NEW YORK (AP) The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They're valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global franchises. Dallas posted the NFL's highest revenue, $560 million, and operating income, $246 million. That was far ahead of second-place New England, worth $2.6 billion and with $428 million in revenues, $147 million in operating income. But the Patriots had the biggest increase since last year, up…
  • Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALS

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS. In a 25-second video posted Tuesday on the Tennessee Titans' web site, the 30-year-old Shaw reveals he was recently diagnosed with ALS and pours a bucket of ice water on his head as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness to battle the disease. Shaw then challenges "the Tennessee Titans organization, James Franklin and the Penn State football team and my Clarenceville community" to do the same. "I'm here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease," Shaw says in the…
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  • Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    TORONTO (AP) A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case was "settled in its totality" but said Tuesday the terms are confidential. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit had been set for trial Sept. 8. "We are pleased that the resolution of this matter allows the parties to turn the page and look to the future," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email. On March 8, 2004, Bertuzzi, then playing for the Vancouver…
 
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  • Rihanna takes a bite of the Big Apple, and more Celeb Sightings

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    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
  • Real-life hero: Chris Pratt visits children's hospital as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' character

    Zach Johnson
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    Chris Pratt doesn't just play a hero — he is one!The actor worked with Marvel and Children's Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" for patients, families and staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday.While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord.
  • Think pink! Olivia Newton-John makes Natalie Morales' dream come true

    Ree Hines
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Last month, Olivia Newton-John extended a special invitation to TODAY's resident "Grease" superfan, Natalie Morales. The singer, songwriter and actress said Morales could come out to Las Vegas, join her on stage as an honorary Pink Lady and sing before a live audience, and that's just what happened."Have you been warming up your voice?" the four-time Grammy winner asked when Morales arrived.
  • Meet the celebrity stylist who makes 'hot guys hotter' for the VMAs

    Adrienne Mand Lewin, TODAY contributor
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    You may not know her name, but if you’ve ever admired the visages of men like George Clooney, Jon Hamm and Ryan Gosling, you have to give props to celebrity groomer Diana Schmidtke.The hairdresser and stylist has worked with the full range of Hollywood's leading men, from A (Adrian Grenier, Ashton Kutcher) to Z (the Zac/Zachs Efron, Braff and Galifianakis).
  • 'Tonight Show' gets hairy: Jimmy Fallon trims Jared Leto's beard

    Anna Chan
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon has shown off his dancing skills (or lack thereof), ability to sing, aptitude in pranking his band and generally making people laugh, but on Wednesday, he revealed a new expertise: beard trimming.
 
 
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  • Real-life hero: Chris Pratt visits children's hospital as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' character

    Zach Johnson
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    Chris Pratt doesn't just play a hero — he is one!The actor worked with Marvel and Children's Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" for patients, families and staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday.While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord.
  • Think pink! Olivia Newton-John makes Natalie Morales' dream come true

    Ree Hines
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Last month, Olivia Newton-John extended a special invitation to TODAY's resident "Grease" superfan, Natalie Morales. The singer, songwriter and actress said Morales could come out to Las Vegas, join her on stage as an honorary Pink Lady and sing before a live audience, and that's just what happened."Have you been warming up your voice?" the four-time Grammy winner asked when Morales arrived.
  • Not 'selfish': Women open up about choosing to be child-free

    A. Pawlowski
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Some women simply don't want to have kids. Hard to believe that's still a controversial decision in this day and age, but women who are child-free by choice say it is. Meanwhile, men who make the same choice don’t face the same scrutiny.
  • Ready for 60? Be fit and 'comfortable in your skin' like Al Roker

    Meghan Holohan
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    On Wednesday, Al Roker turned 60 and took the milestone in stride. Today, he’s celebrating by investing in his health and he’s not alone. According to a TODAY survey, 61 percent of people in their sixth decade of life say they are in good health. “By the time you hit 60 … you’re comfortable in your skin. In fact, most people my age are feeling pretty good,” Roker said.
  • 'Tonight Show' gets hairy: Jimmy Fallon trims Jared Leto's beard

    Anna Chan
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon has shown off his dancing skills (or lack thereof), ability to sing, aptitude in pranking his band and generally making people laugh, but on Wednesday, he revealed a new expertise: beard trimming.
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