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Giants Beat D'backs, Move Two Games Back in NL West

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy delivered a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants narrowed their gap in the NL West, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Wednesday.

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Nuggets' Hickson Suspended by NBA

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Denver Nuggets center/forward J.J. Hickson was suspended for five games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the terms of the anti-drug program.

Kaepernick Fined by NFL

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Colin Kaepernick says he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what was called "inappropriate language" by the 49ers quarterback following a fourth-quarter interception in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

Haze Affecting Athletes

Updated: 09/17/2014 - Because of all the smoke our air quality has ranged from good, to moderate, to unhealthy Tuesday and it's affecting athletes. Some braved it out, but others in town had to cut practice short.
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Vikings Bench Peterson Amid Child Abuse Charges

Posted: 09/16/2014 - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges.

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  • Minnesota Vikings Reverse Course, Suspend Adrian Peterson
    The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on the handling of running back Adrian Peterson, placing him on the exempt/commissioner???s permission list -- meaning he is suspended indefinitely from all team activities amid his child-abuse case.
  • Joe Girardi: 'Pitch the right way'
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After 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. What made Girardi ultimately erupt was when Derek Jeter was hit by inexperienced reliever Steven Geltz in the eighth inning. It marked the fifth time a Yankee had been hit by a Ray in the past four games, while the Yankees have not hit any Rays. Jeter has been hit twice, and Chase Headley ended up in the hospital after being hit on the chin. "If you are going to pitch inside, pitch the right way," Girardi said after the 6-1 loss to the Rays. "If you can't pitch inside, don't pitch inside. We are not pincushions." Girardi initially said he left the dugout in the eighth because plate umpire Rob Drake warned both benches, an inexplicable decision in Girardi's opinion. While on the field, Girardi started yelling at Geltz and was ejected. ...
  • Wes Welker rejoining Broncos
    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker??returned to practice Wednesday after regaining his eligibility as the NFL and its union finalized a new policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Welker, who was in uniform at practice, originally was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on PEDs, but he was made eligible to return to the team this week after the NFL and the players' union on Wednesday finalized the drug-policy changes. Under the new policy, Welker's positive test for amphetamines falls under the league's policy for substance abuse. Under those guidelines, a player would enter the treatment program with the first positive test, a program that includes meeting with counselors; the player also would be subject to increased testing each month. It would take multiple positive tests under the new substance abuse policy before the suspension phase is reached. For Welker's suspension, his positive test had fallen...
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    Cardinals quickly deactivate running back Jonathan Dwyer after arrest

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