Adrian Peterson barred from all Minnesota Vikings activities

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been placed on the NFL's exempt list, which bars him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the team said early Wednesday morning.

SOURCE: news services
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Florida State Seminoles QB Jameis Winston suspended for first half of game against Clemson Tigers after shouting obscene phrase in public

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus Tuesday.

KEYWORDS: Jameis Winston     Heisman Trophy     obscenities     Noles     FSU     Jimbo Fisher     Sean Maguire     

Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers discussing possibility of exempt list

Greg Hardy did not practice Wednesday with the Carolina Panthers, who are considering the possibility of placing the star defensive end on the NFL's exempt list, sources confirmed to ESPN.

SOURCE: news services
KEYWORDS: domestic violence     

NFL, union OK new performance enhancing drug policy, human growth hormone testing

The NFL and its union announced agreement on "improvements" to the policy on performance enhancing drugs that includes testing for human growth hormone, neutral arbitration for appeals and will return three previously suspended players back to the field.

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Joe Girardi livid after Derek Jeter hit by Rays again -- 'We are not pincushions'

Following 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.

KEYWORDS: eject     pitch inside     tempers     pissed     joe girardi     joe maddon     

Nike suspends Adrian Peterson's endorsement contract

Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL.

KEYWORDS: child abuse     Nike     endorsement     

Joe West suspended one game for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey during altercation

Veteran umpire Joe West has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey during an altercation Sunday with the Philadelphia Phillies closer.

SOURCE: news services
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Arrest made in theft from Paul George, Indiana Pacers star

Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.

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Bettor loses $100K payday off of $5 bet with Philadelphia Eagles' last-second win

A $5 bet was poised to turn into a $100,000 payday before the Indianapolis Colts melted down Monday night.

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NBA 2K15 drafts 3D face mapping for latest game

"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.

SOURCE: Associated Press