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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
1 points by UPI | American football National Football League American football positions Quarterback Washington Redskins Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pittsburgh Steelers New England Patriots
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
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.
3 points by UPI | American football positions American football San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams National Football League Monday Night Football Offensive tackle Dallas Cowboys
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
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
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
‘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
Rob Gronkowski expected to play against Cardinals
FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski cast some doubt yesterday on his availability for the season opener, but it’s not quite time to panic.Barring an unexpected setback in the next 72 hours, the Patriots tight end is expected to play Sunday night against the Cardinals, according to two sources.
2 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots Bill Belichick Tight end Chicago Bears The Lockers Patriot American football positions
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
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
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
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.
2 points by The Denver Post | American football American football terminology Gary Kubiak End zone Punt Canadian football terminology American football positions Punt
Top newcomers, story lines to watch on the Detroit Lions' offense
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down the team's offense        
4 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Offensive tackle Calvin Johnson Matthew Stafford American football positions Washington Redskins Replacements Detroit Lions
Thursday's roundup: Stars Brady, Bell among several out Week 1
Tom Brady isn’t the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season began.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football National Football League Tight end Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Game Roger Goodell
Niyo: Austin's Lions defense under the gun
Austin's defense under the gun        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions Ndamukong Suh 2009 NFL Draft Blitz Defense American football Linebacker A Little Bit
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum excited about his first NFL opening-game start
It was only the other day that Case Keenum finally checked out the Hollywood sign. The Rams quarterback has yet to visit many Southern California landmarks and said he laments his delay in sampling eateries such as Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. He simply hasn’t had time. Keenum spent the...
56 points by Los Angeles Times | American football San Francisco 49ers American football positions National Football League San Diego Chargers Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans Washington Redskins
Andy Janovich is 3rd Broncos rookie to score on first career rushing attempt
Andy Janovich was the smartest dummy on the field. The Broncos' rookie fullback lined up as a lead blocker for three consecutive plays in the second quarter of the season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. But just as the Carolina Panthers grew to expect his shoulder in their chests, Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian sneaked a quick hand-off to him.
1404 points by The Denver Post | American football American football positions Tight end National Football League Quarterback Gary Kubiak Canadian football Denver Broncos players
Giants defense faces $200M expectations
What can $200 million buy you? That’s what the 29-room Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles was on the market for earlier this year. It can buy you two Boeing 757 airplanes, like the one Donald Trump owns and has his name plastered all over. It can buy you 25 Maybach Exeleros, which at $8 million...
35 points by New York Post | American football positions New York Giants Defense Giant
Knee injury knocks out USC center Toa Lobendahn for the season
Toa Lobendahn realized his knee felt strange only after Saturday’s game against Alabama. On the second series of the game, during a fourth-down try, an Alabama player rolled up behind his right knee, buckling it awkwardly. But Lobendahn, USC’s starting center, didn’t miss a play. By Thursday, the...
84 points by Los Angeles Times | Knee Anterior cruciate ligament American football positions Ligament Cruciate ligament American football Injury Medial collateral ligament
Headlines from around the NFL
VikingsBridgewater done with knee surgeryEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater underwent surgery on his severely injured left knee, the first step toward what will undoubtedly be a long, arduous recovery.Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the operation took place Thu...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | National Football League San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Falcons Minnesota Vikings Jerry Rice American football positions
Detroit Lions defense, specialists scouting report
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett breaks down the Lions’ defense and specialists        
3 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Linebacker Chicago Bears Cornerback Tight end 2009 NFL Draft Punt
NFL stars will be sitting Week 1
Tom Brady isn’t the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season began.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football National Football League Tight end Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Game Roger Goodell
Curtis Martin: Jets should ‘at least’ make the playoffs
Jets legend Curtis Martin believes this year’s team should be playing in January. “I would be disappointed if they don’t make the playoffs, to be honest with you,” Martin said. “I think that they have all the pieces in place. I think they have the right coach. I think they have the right quarterback this...
21 points by New York Post | American football Canadian football American football positions American football running backs Fullback 2008 NFL Draft Halfback option play Left-wing politics
Two reasons why the Giants will cover against the Cowboys
After finishing last in the NFL in total defense in 2015, the Giants spent $193.75 million to bring in linebacker Olivier Vernon, corner Janoris Jenkins and defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. If they got even half their money’s worth, it should be enough to combat a tough Cowboys offensive line and get after rookie quarterback...
25 points by New York Post | American football positions American football Fullback 2010 NFL Draft Running back National Football League Canadian football Super Bowl
Broncos linebacker kneels during national anthem in season opener
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, following the lead of his college teammate, kneeled during the national anthem before the NFL’s kickoff opener Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. Marshall went to the University of Nevada where he was a teammate of Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco...
2035 points by Los Angeles Times | American football National Football League San Francisco 49ers The Star-Spangled Banner American football positions Denver Broncos Anthems Carolina Panthers
Detroit Lions' Teryl Austin heaps praise on humble star Ziggy Ansah
Fourth-year defensive end has 30 sacks in three NFL seasons        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Indianapolis Colts American football positions National Football League 2008 singles Better Coming out Houston Texans
Niyo: Austin's defense under the gun
Austin's defense under the gun        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions Ndamukong Suh 2009 NFL Draft Blitz Defense American football Linebacker A Little Bit
What we learned: Cody Whitehair literally center of attention for Bears
The Bears are inching closer to their regular season opener Sunday in Houston with the Texans. Here's what we learned Thursday in Lake Forest. 1. Rookie Cody Whitehair continues grinding as he prepares for his first NFL start. After spending most of the preseason working at left guard, Whitehair...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions National Football League American football Offensive tackle Chicago Bears Jay Cutler Pro Bowl Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen discusses UCLA vs. UNLV
Thuc Nhi Nguyen, who covers the Bruins for the Los Angeles Daily News, answered some questions about UCLA and its star quarterback, Josh Rosen.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football positions American football Quarterback Tight end Eligible receiver Cornerback Hail Mary pass Canadian football
Ty Sambrailo, Jeff Heuerman among Broncos’ inactives for NFL opener against Carolina Panthers at Mile High
After weeks of playing through the preseason with worrisome injuries and hoping for health, especially on the offensive line, the Broncos on Thursday suited up a still-shorthanded complement of key players.
40 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League Tight end American football positions Wide receiver Gary Kubiak Linebacker Super Bowl
Ducks' Nelson transitions back to offense, looks to improve
EUGENE, Ore. — Coach Mark Helfrich certainly wasn't concerned about Charles Nelson's missteps in Oregon's opener, joking that he'd bet his mortgage on the receiver and special teams standout.Nelson had 288 all-purpose yards for the No. 24 Ducks in the season opener as he transitions back from the defense to the offense. He chalked up a pair of fumbles to first-game jitters."For me, and for everybody in here, the coaches just talk about playing the next play, that's what I try to do: Just brush it off and play the next play," he said.
-1 points by Boston Herald | American football Touchdown Safety American football terminology American football positions American football plays University of California Davis Canadian football
5 questions: Los Angeles Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen discusses UCLA vs. UNLV
Thuc Nhi Nguyen, who covers the Bruins for the Los Angeles Daily News, answered some questions about UCLA and its star quarterback, Josh Rosen.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football positions American football Quarterback Tight end Eligible receiver Cornerback Hail Mary pass Canadian football
Seahawks hint at pulling a team-wide Kaepernick
Seattle is famous for the 12th Man. Could it also become known for 53 Men Kneeling? This week, two influential members of the Seahawks hinted toward making a team-wide gesture during the national anthem, following Colin Kaepernick’s controversial lead. According to the Seattle Times, Pro Bowl linebacker Bobby Wagner said the Seahawks have discussed joining in a...
484 points by New York Post | National Football League San Francisco 49ers American football Seattle Miami Dolphins American football positions The Star-Spangled Banner Canadian football
Time for Bears defense to finally develop reputation again, be the difference
A press release arrived recently announcing Bears linebacker legends Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs will host a party on the eve of Sunday's season opener against the Texans. Later on television appeared the face of former Bears defensive tackle Israel Idonije, who gets paid to provide insight....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears American football positions American football Tampa 2 Linebacker Blitz National Football League Bill Belichick
'Even better version' possible for Lions' Pro Bowler Ansah
Ansah is entering his fourth season in the NFL, and is coming off easily his best showing, when he racked up 14.5 sacks while playing all 16 games last season.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Ndamukong Suh Blitz National Football League Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Haloti Ngata
Fantasy football: Studs and duds for Week 1
StudsRaiders QB Derek Carr at. Saints --- Carr, along with wideout Amari Cooper, will feast on the dreadful New Orleans defense that gave up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2015.Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount at Cardinals --- The Patriots should look to run the ball more with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so Blount has a good chance at finding the end zone and is a cheap daily play.
2 points by Boston Herald | American football American football positions Washington Redskins National Football League San Diego Chargers Quarterback American football quarterbacks Canadian football
Auburn kicker-turned-receiver Hastings catching on already
AUBURN, Ala. — Undersized, baby-faced and sporting floppy blond hair, Will Hastings doesn't really look the part of a Southeastern Conference receiver.Auburn's converted placekicker played the part pretty well in the opener against No. 2 Clemson. He caught two balls to convert third-and-long situations and his third catch moved the chains on fourth down.
-1 points by Boston Herald | American football High school Arkansas American football positions Blond Henderson State University Southeastern Conference Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Alabama vs. Western Kentucky: College football game preview
The Sports Xchange Alabama football: Neither of the Crimson Tide's two young quarterbacks did enough to separate themselves from the group in the 52-6 win over Southern Cal.
46 points by UPI | American football United Press International Western Kentucky University William Randolph Hearst Nick Saban American football positions Quarterback News World Communications
Bears season preview: Defensive growth chart
The Chicago Bears are proud to introduce … Leonard Floyd Arrived: April 28, 2016. 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds. Welcomed to Halas Hall by defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt. Until he makes his first Pro Bowl, Floyd will be hounded by the type of critical questioning...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears American football Linebacker American football positions National Football League Indianapolis Colts Tampa 2 Green Bay Packers
Bears season preview: Offensive growth chart
The Chicago Bears are proud to introduce … Kevin White Arrived: April 30, 2015. 6-foot-3, 216 pounds. Welcomed to Halas Hall by general manager Ryan Pace and quarterback Jay Cutler Pace's first draft pick as GM will debut a year later than planned, but that has only heightened Chicago's anticipation....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears National Football League American football positions American football Denver Broncos Jay Cutler Quarterback Pro Bowl
Detroit News AFC team rankings
Detroit News reporter James Hawkins ranks the AFC teams from top to bottom.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Pittsburgh Steelers American Football Conference Baltimore Ravens National Football League Indianapolis Colts San Diego Chargers
Grad transfer, Michigan native Line a ‘thumper’ for MSU
When you think about what a fullback should look like, there’s a pretty good chance Prescott Line fits the bill.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football Michigan State University Mark Dantonio East Lansing Michigan Lansing Michigan Michigan State Spartans football American football positions Sparta
5 burning questions for Saturday’s UNLV-UCLA game
Five burning questions as UNLV’s football team prepares to take on UCLA at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
44 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Quarterback American football positions American football Sam Boyd Stadium Mountain West Conference Jackson Mississippi Canadian football The Loss