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Cowboys linebacker McClain doubtful for Sunday

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys will likely be without middle linebacker and leading tackler Rolando McClain for Sunday’s game at St. Louis. McClain is listed doubtful after missing practice all week because of […]

09/19/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than […]

09/19/2014

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets' Jason Babin (58) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 19-14. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams

The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. They’ll also be fighting mental fogginess and the physical effects of jetlag. Their internal clocks […]

09/19/2014

A San Francisco 49ers fan cheers before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

CHICAGO (AP) — Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself taking a tally of the players — one she’d rather not […]

09/19/2014

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig answers questions at a news conference, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, prior to a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves in Cincinnati. Cincinnati hosts the All-Star game in 2015. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players’ union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such […]

09/19/2014

FILE - These 2014 file photos show NFL football players, from left, Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy, San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald, Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice. (AP Photo/File)

Goodell to break silence on domestic abuse and NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday. The […]

09/19/2014

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi (94) hits Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history. Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in […]

09/18/2014

Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews stops New York Jets' Michael Vick during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Jets’ Vick says Goodell doing ‘great job’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael Vick fully supports the man who gave him a second chance in the NFL. The New York Jets quarterback defended NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while the league and its […]

09/18/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy watches before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they've placed Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

NFL domestic violence: What’s next

The legal system doesn’t work on the NFL’s schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at […]

09/18/2014

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, participates in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Nooyi made a double-edged statement Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, on the NFL's problems handing domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity."  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Goodell

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL’s problems handling domestic violence, calling some players’ behavior “repugnant” but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is “a man […]

09/18/2014

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