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  • RG3 can't wait to get started again

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III is back as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins. "I feel great," said Griffin, who dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of the Week 2 victory over Jacksonville. "I'm real excited to get back...

  • Rivera says Panthers must figure things out

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina head coach Ron Rivera isn't about to give up on the Panthers' chances of a winning season and making the NFL playoffs. After Carolina's 28-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, Rivera said Friday the Panthers will need to "figure some...

  • Soria's option exercised by Tigers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Reliever Joakim Soria's $7 million option for 2015 was exercised Friday by the Detroit Tigers. Detroit would have had to pay a $500,000 buyout if it had declined the option on the 30-year-old right-hander, who was acquired from Texas in July. Soria had 17 saves for the...

  • Jeff Francis agrees to deal with Blue Jays

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Jeff Francis and claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. Francis, a 33-year-old from North Delta, British Columbia, was 1-2 with a 5.85 ERA this year in one start and 11...

  • Jaguars expect lineman Joeckel to play at Bengals

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars expect to have left tackle Luke Joeckel available for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. Joeckel missed the second half of last week's loss to Miami with a concussion. The second-year player did not practice Wednesday, but got in limited...

  • Indians exercise option on infielder Mike Aviles

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on versatile infielder Mike Aviles. In his second season with Cleveland, the 33-year-old Aviles batted .247 with 16 doubles, five homers and 39 RBIs in 113 games. He added 14 steals, matching a...

  • Emmitt Smith to NFL: Don't devalue running backs

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The man who brought as much value to the position as anyone in football history, Smith is the career rushing leader with 18,355 yards. DeMarco Murray, the guy currently toting the ball for the team Smith helped win three Super Bowls, the Dallas Cowboys, isn't faring too poorly this...

  • Best bets: Top prep football games to watch this week

    By Scott Kaniewski, The Gazette -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Here's a look at the top high school football games in the Pikes Peak region this weekend: Regular-season games Vista Ridge (7-2, 3-1) vs. Falcon (5-4, 3-1) When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: At Falcon High School What to know: Rivalry game? Check. Playoff implications? Check....

  • Agency's ad takes aim at Redskins name

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities advertising agency has created a TV and radio ad that it hopes will make a strong point about why Native Americans and others oppose the Washington Redskins' name and logo. Opponents of the name believe it's a racial slur that mocks Native American...

  • Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    There was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers. It ended up being one of the great games in college football history, spawning...

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