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Facing child abuse charges, Adrian Peterson absent from Sunday game

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Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England.  More>>

Wedding forces rescheduling of college football game

You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. More>>

Source: Ray Rice video sent to NFL

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
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Arrests connected to death of Rangers player Derek Boogaard

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Arrests have been made in connection with the overdose death of New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard.  Boogaard died in his brother's Minneapolis apartment on May 13, 2011 of a drug and alcohol overdose.

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Learning about sports from video games Video included

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Instead of taking to the field, many kids are learning about soccer, football and other sports through video games. So when and if they decide to play the real thing, they're already experts.John Paul Castallanas has a kinship with the game of soccer. You can see it when he juggles. It's like he can control that ball to do whatever he wants. Kind of like when he controls the players during his other favorite activity: FIFA Soccer, a video game. More>>

Just one season of hits in high school football may alter brain

Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. More>>

'Tommy John' surgery gets major league pitchers back on the mound

So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found. More>>


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  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:02:01 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
  • Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:01:55 GMT
    Several legal groups in South Africa say they are concerned about harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.
    Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.
  • Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:21:45 GMT
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
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