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  • USC administrators examine differing Shaw stories

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed. USC coach Steve Sarkisian still wants to know the truth about Shaw's two high ankle sprains, but...

  • Clippers sign Doc Rivers to contract extension

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer's first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Ballmer said Wednesday it was one of his top priorities...

  • Sloane Stephens upset in US Open 2nd round

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can't even win there. The 21-year-old American had her earliest loss at the U.S. Open, upset in the second round Wednesday by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. Down a set and a...

  • Browns WR Gordon suspended for 2014 season

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    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. The league announced Wednesday that arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld Gordon's indefinite suspension for a failed test for...

  • Redskins, Bucs eager to get final look at backups

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerald McCoy's preseason is pretty much over. Like most of the starters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle will play little — if any —Thursday night in a final tuneup for the regular season. McCoy is...

  • Bills offense gets last preseason test vs Lions

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills defense can take a break. Quarterback EJ Manuel and Buffalo's sputtering starting offense isn't expected to get much rest in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Coach Doug Marrone's concerns on offense come...

  • Rookie QBs may start as Vikings, Titans finish up

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Locker and Matt Cassel might never leave the sidelines Thursday night with a pair of rookie quarterbacks possibly getting the chance to start. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says if his starters play in the preseason finale, it won't be for long. The Titans...

  • Vick returns to Philly as a backup

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick is coming back to Philadelphia wearing a different shade of green and a new uniform number. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback is expected to start for the New York Jets (2-1) against the Eagles (1-2) in Thursday night's preseason finale. He probably...

  • After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    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. Especially after watching the rival Seahawks win it all last season following San Francisco's...

  • Packers backup QB, Chiefs receiver bear watching

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline. With roster decisions looming, the preseason game between Kansas City and Green...

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