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Lions sign OL Farris to practice squad, release RB Winn
Undrafted free agent from Ohio State played in three exhibition games with Detroit.        
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Cam Newton keeps playing after three hits to head during Panthers-Broncos game
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton took three hits to the head from Denver Broncos defenders Thursday night, including one from safety Darian Stewart with 36 seconds left. Those watching on TV must have been thinking there was no way Newton could continue to play after a helmet-to-helmet hit like...
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Detroit Lions re-sign OL Chase Farris to practice squad, cut RB Winn
Farris signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie out of Ohio State and was waived last month.        
5 points by Detroit Free Press | 2009 NFL Draft American football Indianapolis Colts American football positions Detroit Lions Michigan Washington Redskins Detroit
NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, key matchups on all games
The Sports Xchange NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, facts, player spotlights and key matchups on all games
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NFL season begins with same issues, hits to the head
The start of a new season rekindled some old — and troubling — issues for the NFL.
154 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Denver Broncos Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning John Elway Washington Redskins
Chat transcript with Detroit Lions writer Dave Birkett
Dave answered your questions about the team, the season opener and more this morning.        
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Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took to one knee during the national anthem before Denver's season opener
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Cam Newton after NFL’s season opener: ‘It’s not fun getting hit in the head’
The start of a new season rekindled some old _ and troubling _ issues for the NFL
181 points by The Boston Globe | American football National Football League Denver Broncos Super Bowl Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts John Elway Washington Redskins
How NFL failed on two fronts to protect Cam Newton
The NFL and its referees have some explaining to do after Cam Newton’s head was used as a piñata by the Broncos’ ferocious pass rush in the league’s opener on Thursday night. The two questions surrounding the Panthers quarterback: Why were there not more penalties called for blatant head shots? And why was he allowed...
70 points by New York Post | American football American football positions Athletic trainer The League The Play Blitz Ad nauseam Athletic training
Michigan State QB Tyler O'Connor wants a few back but touts growth
'He did a lot on and off the field, on the sideline leading us, being the leader in the huddle, rallying guys.'        
1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Brian Hoyer Tight end
MSU football recruit recalls journey from war-torn Iraq
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
807 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Super Bowl High school Play from scrimmage Play Football National Football League Educational years
Broncos’ QB battle was no farce — Trevor Siemian can play
Trevor Siemian is undefeated as an NFL quarterback. The former seventh-round draft pick out of Northwestern, whose senior season saw him throw for 7 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, led the defending Denver Broncos to an impressive 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50 Thursday night, opening the 2016 NFL...
17 points by New York Post | American football National Football League Denver Broncos PASS Carolina Panthers Super Bowl American football terminology Oakland Raiders
Carolina Panthers support Graham Gano despite clutch loss to Denver Broncos
By Dennis Georgatos, The Sports Xchange The game hanging in the balance, Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano had every confidence his last-second field-goal try would sail through the uprights. He was wrong.
29 points by UPI | Super Bowl American football National Football League Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers John Elway Super Bowl XXXIII Super Bowl XXXII
Khaleefah's journey: From Iraqi refugee to Dearborn to MSU football
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
807 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Super Bowl High school Play from scrimmage Play Football Michigan State University Educational years
TCU vs. Arkansas: College football game preview
The Sports Xchange Seeing 59 points on the scoreboard in the opener continued a recent TCU football trend of racking up the touchdowns.
47 points by UPI | American football American football positions Gary Patterson TCU Horned Frogs football TCU Horned Frogs Amon G. Carter Stadium Touchdown Texas Christian University
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: Week 1 preview
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange When the Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, there will be so many major narratives surrounding this game that the key one is often lost in translation.
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Wolken: Why Florida's great athletics director position is still unfilled
Jeremy Foley's continued presence might be awkward for the prospects interviewing.         
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Friday sports on TV/radio
A complete listing of today's sports on TV/radio       
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Vegas Play of the Day: Louisville at Syracuse
The second week of college football is all about capitalizing on overreactions coming out of the first week. ...
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Wingstop Player of the Week: Canyon Springs player thriving in new position, leads Pioneers to 2-0 record
Diamante Burton has proven to be more than an ordinary backup quarterback for the Canyon Springs High football team ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football American football positions English-language films American football terminology American films Varsity team Touchdown Player
UNLV running back looking to use size to his advantage at UCLA
Seven inches. That’s the average difference in height between UNLV starting running back Lexington Thomas and the Rebels’ offensive line, assuming Thomas stacks up to his listed 5-foot-9.
16 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football positions American football Fullback Running back Canadian football Quarterback Sam Boyd Stadium Imperial units
Broncos edge Panthers in NFL curtain-raiser
Denver opens its title defense with win after Graham Gano misses last-second field goal.         
4654 points by Arizona Republic | American football Denver Broncos John Elway National Football League The Play Indianapolis Colts Houston Texans Gary Kubiak
Denver Broncos player joins Colin Kaepernick's protest on NFL opening night
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the national anthem on the NFL's opening night.
545 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | San Francisco 49ers National Football League American football Denver Broncos Seattle Seahawks Chicago Bears American football positions San Diego Chargers
Broncos batter Cam Newton, but did helmet hits cross line?
Cam Newton appeared to take multiple shots to the head but did not complain about calls.         
4729 points by Arizona Republic | American football Super Bowl Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders National Football League Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins
In offseason of changes for Giants, there’s one constant
Much is unknown entering this season. The Giants have a new head coach, high-priced defensive acquisitions, talented rookies and a former star receiver who hasn’t played a regular-season game in nearly two years. But for the 184th straight game, Eli Manning will be starting at quarterback, Even after Manning’s miserable preseason, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan...
5 points by New York Post | American football New York Giants Super Bowl XLII Peyton Manning Offensive coordinator Quarterback Washington Redskins Canadian football terminology
NFL betting insanity just beginning
The first game of the NFL season was far better than the final game of last season. The underdog Denver Broncos beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers both times.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Cleveland Browns Super Bowl American football National Football League Quarterback Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Mountain West Conference
Solich returns to Big 12 country as Ohio plays Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Frank Solich has only fond memories of leading teams against Kansas. Now the longtime coach of Ohio, Solich spent six years running Nebraska's juggernaut in the 1990s and early 2000s. He never lost to the Jayhawks, spanking them by an average margin of 40-9. Things may ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | American football positions American football Canadian football Big 12 Conference Quarterback Texas Blitz Fullback
Todd Bowles: Playing on 9/11 anniversary ‘means a lot’ to Jets
The Jets will take the field Sunday to open the season against the Bengals on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. There will be a pregame ceremony to honor and remember the victims that will include an American flag that covers the entire field during the national anthem. Jets coach Todd Bowles said the...
29 points by New York Post | American football positions American football World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan 2001 singles The Star-Spangled Banner Meaning of life
C.J. Anderson stars in season-opening win, climbs Broncos’ record books
The eyes were on the quarterback, and later on the defense. But it was C.J. Anderson who starred for the Broncos in a thrilling season-opening win over the Panthers on Thursday.
3055 points by The Denver Post | American football Super Bowl Editing Newspaper North Carolina Quarterback National Football League Woody Paige
‘30-plus’ Charleston Southern football players banned in bizarre bookstore violaton
Charleston Southern’s bid to upset No. 3 Florida State appears over before it began. According to multiple reports and Buccaneers football players’ social media accounts, Charleston Southern will be without upwards of 30 players for Saturday’s game in Tallahassee, Fla., due to suspensions handed down by the NCAA. The short-handed team still is suiting up...
536 points by New York Post | American football Southern Association of Colleges and Schools American football positions Book Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Big South Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference Bookselling
Football: St. Francis is 2-0 after 35-0 win over Pasadena
There were a number of individual standouts on Thursday night in St. Francis' 35-0 win over Pasadena. Receiver Daniel Scott, a point guard for the basketball team, showed off his moves and versatility with a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter in which he caused two Pasadena...
30 points by Los Angeles Times | American football Basketball High school End zone Point guard American football positions Imperial units Canadian football
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Preseason Sweet 16
    It won't take long to see which team truly belongs in the hot seat atop the early-season poll.    Xaverian and Everett will meet tomorrow in a season-opening clash of the two premier Division 1 football programs in the state over the past 20 years. The Hawks return a solid nucleus from a Super Bowl championship team, while the Crimson Tide are seeking to rebound from a rare off-season by their lofty standards.
71 points by Boston Herald | American football positions American football Canadian football The Return Fullback Tight end Cornerback Super Bowl
Broncos best Panthers in Super Bowl rematch, 21-20
Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football National Football League Super Bowl New York Giants Vince Lombardi Trophy Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Super Bowl XLII
Denver Broncos survive late FG miss to beat Carolina Panthers
By Dennis Georgatos, The Sports Xchange DENVER -- The Denver Broncos began the new season the same way they ended last season, by beating the Carolina Panthers.
4 points by UPI | American football National Football League Super Bowl Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts John Elway Jacksonville Jaguars American football positions
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton breaks two records
The Sports Xchange Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wasted little time etching his name into the NFL record book on Thursday.
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Kiszla: Brandon Marshall’s national anthem kneel doesn’t matter if Broncos beat Panthers
There will be complaints from flag-waving patriots that Marshall showed disrespect to the military by taking a knee during the anthem. There would be far more grousing in Broncos Country, however, if Marshall and the defense did not make a stand to beat Newton and the Panthers.
479 points by The Denver Post | Denver Broncos American football Super Bowl The Star-Spangled Banner National Football League Peyton Manning Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXIII
Cam Newton on loss to Broncos: “We came in and had opportunities to put them away and we didn’t”
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton looked nothing like the Super Bowl quarterback who struggled against the Broncos early Thursday evening. At least in the first half, when he led the Panthers to a 17-7 lead, seven more points than Carolina scored in the Super Bowl, and twice as many third-down conversions.
1219 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Washington Redskins Denver Broncos Super Bowl Super Bowl XXII American Football League Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski not certain Week 1
The Sports Xchange New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski could be on the sideline Sunday night for the first game of the 2016 season against the Arizona Cardinals.
6 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst New England Patriots American football Bill Belichick Hearst Castle
U-M's Hirsch battles rare disease, lives dream
Combating a rare blood vessel disease, walk-on fullback is living his dream on gridiron        
4969 points by Detroit Free Press | American football University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Stadium College football Michigan
Broncos defense comes up clutch to earn hard fought victory
When the bravado wore away, the Broncos' defense was left looking around for answers in an early fight. Just as they did time and time again last season, they punched back and finally delivered the knockout blow.
9 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions National Football League Tight end Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXVI Washington Redskins Linebacker
Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers
Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Super Bowl National Football League American football New York Giants Vince Lombardi Trophy Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLII Quarterback
Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20
Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Super Bowl National Football League American football New York Giants Vince Lombardi Trophy Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLII Denver Broncos
Walk-on Michael Hirsch battles rare disease, lives dream at Michigan
Combating a rare blood vessel disease, walk-on fullback is living his dream on gridiron        
4969 points by Detroit Free Press | American football University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan Michigan Stadium College football Michigan
Jets’ running game hinges on one pressing question
Football has evolved immensely in recent years with the emergence of the spread offense and the gaudy numbers that can be produced by a prolific passing game. But there are some basic ingredients to winning on a consistent basis and they include the need for a productive running game. The first indication of whether the...
9 points by New York Post | American football American football positions National Football League Canadian football Chan Gailey PASS English-language films
Patriots’ Gronkowski a game-time decision for opener
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught reporters by surprise Thursday when he said after practice that he’s still week-to-week with a two-week-old hamstring injury.A source told Pro Football Talk that Gronkowski will be a game-time decision for Sunday night’s season opener against Ariz...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football New England Patriots Tight end Bill Belichick Massachusetts National Football League Patriot Season
Broncos report card and game balls from Week 1 against the Panthers
It was ugly for a while. Three turnovers inside the Panthers' 30-yard line made it difficult for the Broncos to stay in the game. But a strong two touchdown performance by running back C.J. Anderson gave them enough in the end.
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Defense’s big plays key Broncos victory in season opener vs. Panthers
With a new quarterback, Trevor Siemian, and new faces on both sides of the ball, the Broncos held off Carolina, 21-20, in the Super Bowl rematch at Sports Authority Field. The Panthers' Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds.
1122 points by The Denver Post | American football Denver Broncos National Football League Canadian football John Elway Super Bowl Field goal Gary Kubiak
Panthers fall to Broncos again after kicker’s miss in final ticks
DENVER — Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long but appeared to have done just enough...
7 points by New York Post | National Football League American football Super Bowl New York Giants Indianapolis Colts Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLI Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos' LB kneels during national anthem
Brandon Marshall the latest to join Colin Kaepernick in protest of 'racism and police brutality.'         
7391 points by Arizona Republic | National Football League San Francisco 49ers Denver Broncos American football NFC West Seattle Seahawks Jacksonville Jaguars Game
Champion Broncos edge Panthers in NFL curtain-raiser
Denver opens its title defense with win after Graham Gano misses last-second field goal.         
4654 points by Arizona Republic | Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXIII John Elway National Football League Super Bowl XXXII American football