National Sports

  • Vikings admit 'mistake' as Peterson barred

    Admitting they "made a mistake," the Minnesota Vikings changed course Wednesday as running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.

  • Falcons soar to easy win over hapless Bucs

    Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores, and Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a TD as the Falcons routed the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14.

  • No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 Kansas State

    Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14.

  • Arians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated

    Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians said.

  • Fisher dismisses critics of Winston discipline

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed any criticism that Jameis Winston's half-game suspension for his profane and sexually charged outburst was too light.

  • Ex-Ranger Washington: Not true to my wife

    Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that he resigned earlier this month because he was "not true to my wife."

  • WR Simpson, in more trouble, cut by Vikes

    The Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.

  • Li Na retires, citing recurring knee problems

    Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

  • Mayweather must appear before commission

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training conditions at his Las Vegas gym.

  • Vick: Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job

    New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, who was on the receiving end of Roger Goodell's justice seven years ago, defended the embattled NFL commissioner, saying Thursday that Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job.

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