Posts Tagged Professional football

Barnstormers move from AFL to IFL

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Barnstormers have relegated themselves.

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, speaks alongside his wife, Janay, during a news conference, Friday, May 23, in Owings Mills, Md. Rice’s two-game suspension for domestic violence begins Saturday, a punishment handed down after grainy video showed him dragging his then-fiancee off a casino elevator unconscious Feb. 15. He has not divulged what happened in the elevator except to call his actions "totally inexcusable'' at a news conference after his suspension was announced. His assault charges could be expunged once he completes a diversion program. So the NFL gave him the only punishment he likely faces in a suspension and a fine that totals more than $500,000. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

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After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more near misses.

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Redskins, Bucs eager to get final look at backups

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith watches his team play during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Buccaneers won the game 27-14. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerald McCoy’s preseason is pretty much over.

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Browns WR Gordon suspended for 2014 season

In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended the entire NFL season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

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