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By Keith Weir LONDON (Reuters) – The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base & lay the foundations for a team in the British capital. The Oakland Raiders face the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on Sept. 28 & the home of English soccer will stage a further two NFL clashes over the autumn. The NFL has been playing regular season… Continue reading
transparent 1093278 NFL star Peterson suspended over child abuse charge Washington (AFP) – The Minnesota Vikings reversed course Wednesday & suspended their star running back Adrian Peterson amid an outcry over charges he abused his son by beating him severely.The team said it has placed him on what is called the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list. That requires Peterson to stay away from all team activities while his legal case pursues its course.Last week Peterson was charged in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child… Continue reading
Sep 17 (Reuters) – The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a alter of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. “After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate… Continue reading
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ray Rice appealed against his indefinite suspension by the National Football League on Tuesday for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flourishing career. Meanwhile, the NFL continues to grapple with domestic violence issues as some of its top players, including Adrian Peterson, are under scrutiny both by the league & the public. Rice was originally suspended for two… Continue reading
Baltimore (AFP) – After 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles are back on top of Major League Baseball’s American League East division.Steve Pearce & Jimmy Paredes both homered to assist the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Tuesday & clinch the AL East division crown for the first time since 1997.Baltimore’s Ubaldo Jimenez overcame a shaky start & pitched five innings, allowing two runs on two hits with four walks & six strikeouts.Alejandro De… Continue reading
transparent 1093278 NFL players union appeals Rice assault suspension New York (AFP) – The NFL Players Union appealed the indefinite suspension meted out to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video showed him punching his fiancee.The players’ union said the action “is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players.”A statement from the union said the appeal “is based on supporting facts that reveal a lack of a fair & impartial process, including the role of the office of the Commissioner… Continue reading
Tampa (AFP) – Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled make his first major league start in more than two months on Sunday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.Tanaka, sidelined since early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, tossed five scoreless innings in an instructional league game at the Yankees’ spring training facility in Tampa on Monday.The All-Star hurler threw 65 pitches during the outing, allowing six hits… Continue reading
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – The Florida driver’s license of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show, yet the team said on Tuesday he was playing basketball in Texas the day of the alleged infraction. According to the court records, Howard’s license had been suspended since at least Aug. 15 for his nonpayment of a $285 fine… Continue reading

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