American Sports News for 17 Sep 2014
The suspects in a violent gang assault on two gay men in Philadelphia have apparently been located by an anonymous Twitter sleuth from Jersey. The victims, who haven't been publicly identified, were... walking in Center City around 10:45 p.m. on September 11 when they came face-to-face with a large, clean-cut-looking group of white men and women in their early 20s. Someone in the group asked if the men were "boyfriends," according to police, and made "disparaging remarks" about gay people before attacking the victims, kicking them in the head, chest and face. One of the men had to undergo surgery and have his jaw wired shut; the other suffered bone fractures and cuts to his face. As the group was fleeing the scene, one of them also stole a bag one of the victims had dropped on the ground.
The mayor has already heard from plenty of potential buyers for the Atlanta Hawks.
The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
Adrian Peterson's charitable foundation was placed on "hiatus," its website cleared and Facebook page deactivated on Tuesday after some charities it supports received questions about being affiliated... with the Vikings running back.
Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have added Ron Rolston and Jim Roque to the team's pro scouting staff. "We are pleased to add Ron and Jim to our... professional scouting department," said Maloney. "Bot...
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for 1 HALF of FSU's game versus Clemson this weekend for screaming "F*** her right in the p***y" right in the middle of campus... yesterday. Several students tweeted about the incident Tuesday… Permalink
As training camps open around the NHL, the San Jose Sharks have two former captains but neither one wearing the "C" and six teams have new head coaches, while the Toronto Maple Leafs have the same one... amid promises of a changing culture. The Boston Bruins are up against the salary cap even after losing winger Jarome Iginla, and the Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings don't know when goaltender Jonathan Quick will be 100 per cent healthy after off-season wrist surgery. So there's plenty of drama well before the 2014-15 season gets underway Oct. 8. Here are the top storylines to watch in the coming weeks: HOW THE LEAFS TURN: Randy Carlyle is still the coach of the Leafs, Dion Phaneuf is still the captain and the core is very much intact from the group that lost 12 of its final 14 games to...
Nike suspended its endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday morning, hours after he was placed on the NFL's exempt commissioner's list. "Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic... violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL," the company said in a statement (via ESPN's Darren Rovell). "We have suspended our contract with Adrian Peterson."
By Dan Ambrose: WBC featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez (56-8, 47 KOs) will be defending his title against 35-year-old #10 WBC Jorge Arce (64-7-2, 49 KOs) in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on October... 4th. It's a fight that will generate a lot of excitement in Mexico, but it's very likely to be a huge mismatch due […]
The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes... Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.
Minnesota ceded to pressure and said the star running back could not play while he deals with his arrest for beating his 4-year-old son.
The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base and lay the foundations for a team in the British capital.
As the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants made final preparations Sunday for their NFL game, a small plane circled MetLife Stadium towing a banner that read "Goodell must go."
Following a loss that saw three New York Yankees ejected and the benches clear, a "pissed" Joe Girardi accused the Tampa Bay Rays of pitching inside incompetently.
A $5 bet was poised to turn into a $100,000 payday before the Indianapolis Colts melted down Monday night.
So it won't be Sherman's March to the Sea, the Dodgers avoiding a scorched-earth policy as they wrap up the National League West.
FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel's wife gave birth to their first child Tuesday night, two days after his Tour Championship victory in Atlanta.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s unanimous-decision victory over Marcos Maidana mandates that he seek out superior competition as his career approaches a close. With a mere two fights remaining to make a... lasting impression before he enters retirement, "Money" would be wise to take on Amir Khan as his next opponent. Brian Campbell of ESPN.com fittingly summarized how the second faceoff between Mayweather and Maidana wasn't all that entertaining, with the bottom-line outcome never in any real doubt: Khan is a logical candidate to step into the ring with arguably the best pound-for-pound of the current generation. The British star has recently expressed a desire to square off with Mayweather, too, per ESNews via Boxing News 24's Scott Gilfoid: I want to fight Floyd Mayweather and I want to promote...
#TuesdayTroll Thank you, Doug Baldwin, for noticing Kam Chancellor's expression in this photo: Yo, @Kam_Chancellor. Bruh. Uhm.. What you looking at?! #TuesdayTroll pic.twitter.com/5sRoBdz35i -- Doug... Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) September 17, 2014 Sometimes you make a funny face while pursuing an opponent and sometimes a photographer snaps a picture of it and sometimes your teammate notices the photo and sometimes he tweets the photo. That's just how the #TuesdayTroll goes.
Arian Foster is GOING OFF on Anheuser-Busch for daring to criticize the league's handling of the domestic violence crisis -- saying the beer giant is, "Selling poison on that high horse."The Houston... Texans running back's blood was clearly boiling when he… Permalink
The most compelling thing about the Dodgers dugout altercation Monday night in Denver was that none of the Dodgers found it particularly compelling.
Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club.
Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the... past week.
"For the second time in the last three years, the DC stands for division champs," F.P. Santangelo said on MASN's broadcast Tuesday night. What followed was a party. Here are some highlights. The party... started on the field, although it was sort of tame out there. The adults, though, were hugging the children.