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Jonathan Dwyer


NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

The bad news keep piling on the National Football League.

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Scotland votes for union at ancient golf club

Another landmark decision has been made on the day Scotland decides on independence from the United Kingdom and this vote is in favor of union.

Jonathan Dwyer


NFL player posts bond in domestic abuse case

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, authorities said Thursday.

The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news rel...

Roger Goodell


NFL's biggest sponsor backs Roger Goodell

PepsiCo is the NFL's biggest sponsor, and its female CEO just gave its embattled Commissioner Roger Goodell a vote of confidence.

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Tennis grand slam lessons learned in 2014

New champions, multiple first-time finalists, big names battling to regain glories -- this has been arguably the most unpredictable tennis season in over 15 years.

TMZ founder Harvey Levin


TMZ tackles TV with new sports show

By leading the way with coverage of the Donald Sterling and Ray Rice scandals, TMZ has bolstered its sports brand. And now it's coming to television.

Greg Hardy

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Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave

Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy, who has been granted a new trial this fall after a domestic violence conviction in July, has taken a voluntary leave with pay until his legal matters are resolved, the team announced Wednesday.

"We unde...

Adrian Peterson

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Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

The Minnesota Vikings made a mistake. And they want to "get things right."

The two statements were repeated several times by owners and members of the team's front office during a media day news conference Wednesday, the first 20 minutes of which were...

Adrian Peterson

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Adrian Peterson causes chaos for fantasy football

The Adrian Peterson scandal isn't just sending shockwaves throughout the NFL and its sponsors. It's also causing chaos in the lucrative world of fantasy sports.

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Adrian Peterson sponsors Nike, Castol back away from NFL star

Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse charges, and he's at risk of losing the other.

Nike announced it was suspending his deal with the running back because of the charge that he injured his four-year ...

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Joe Gibbs

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JGR adds Stanley, DeWalt for Edwards and Kenseth

Joe Gibbs Racing has partnered with both Stanley and DeWalt to sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth next season.

David Ragan's car

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NASCAR to honor Wendell Scott at Martinsville race weekend

NASCAR announced Tuesday that it will honor Danville native and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott during the race weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart

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Grand jury to decide whether Tony Stewart will face charges in driver's death

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.

Lynchburg Hillcats could have new affiliation

Lynchburg Hillcats could have new big league affiliation next season

The Atlanta Braves have chosen not to renew their contract with Lynchburg but they do have an option to return if they don't find anything better out there.

Brad Keselowski

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Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

Brad Keselowski has won the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, a victory that automatically advances him into the second round.

Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch wins Trucks Series race

Kyle Busch bounced back from a disappointing finish in the Nationwide Series to get the win in the Trucks Series race in a Saturday doubleheader at Chicagoland Speedway.

Jeff Gordon

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Gordon covets elusive 5th title as Chase begins

Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR's championship race. Then he glanced down at his black polo and saw for the first time the thick, white streaks of deodorant that had soiled his shirt.

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart

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Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month.






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