Bret Nascimento

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Raiders start Matt Flynn at QB

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn started Sunday against the Washington Redskins as Terrelle Pryor was listed as inactive.<p>Pryor, who had started …

Football (U.S.)

Reggie Bush carries Lions past Jay Cutler, turnover-plagued Bears

DETROIT -- Reggie Bush was worried about how his banged-up left knee would hold up in his return.<p>As it turned out, the Chicago Bears had plenty of …

NFL

Ben Roethlisberger: 'We're the worst'

LONDON -- With the Pittsburgh Steelers off to their worst start in 45 years, Ben Roethlisberger isn't mincing words about where the team stacks up …

NFL

Ryan: Geno Smith still Jets' starter

Struggling rookie Geno Smith received a pat on the back and a kick in the rear Monday from New York Jets coach Rex Ryan.<p>Ryan expressed confidence in …

NFL

Brian Hoyer to get third start in row

BEREA, Ohio -- Brian Hoyer is on a roll, and the Browns aren't about to stop it.<p>Coach Rob Chudzinski ended any mystery -- if there was any -- on …

Football (U.S.)

Justin Tuck is going to punch any Tom Coughlin doubters

Justin Tuck isn’t going to stand for any dissent in the New York Giants locker room. With whispers growing louder about the job security of Tom Coughlin, Tuck says he better not hear any of that noise, lest he introduce his fist to your face.<p>He told the <i>New York Daily News</i>:<p>“If anyone turns on our …

Dwight Freeney injury: Chargers pass rusher has torn quad

San Diego will miss one of its pass rushers, who is out with a torn quadriceps.<p>San Diego Chargers pass-rusher Dwight Freeney has a torn quad and could be out for the season, the team confirmed on Monday afternoon.<p>Freeney was injured in the second quarter during the Chargers' 30-21 win over the …

Raiders vs. Chargers start time moved due to MLB playoffs

Sunday's kickoff has been pushed back due to the Oakland Athletics' playoff series.<p>There will be a second NFL game on Sunday night this week as the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers will play a late game starting at 8:35 p.m. PT, according to Paul Gutierrez. The game will air on the NFL …

Josh Freeman in stage 1 of NFL's drug program, according to report

Josh Freeman's up-and-down season took another turn on Monday with news that he's in the NFL's drug program.<p><b>Update:</b> Josh Freeman's agent released a statement stating Josh Freeman voluntarily entered the drug program.<p>Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman is in stage one of the NFL's drug program and …

Aaron Hernandez cousin pleads not guilty to conspiracy charge

The dark saga surrounding former New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez continued Monday as one of his female cousins pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge.<p>Prosecutors say Tanya Singleton, 37, helped one of Hernandez’s friends flee to Florida in the days following the June 17 killing …

Vince Wilfork has torn Achilles

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achilles tendon and is likely out for the season, a league source confirmed …

NFL

Andre Iguodala on 'Iggy' Nickname: 'I Never Liked That'

Imagine the NBA's greatest stars grouped together, each drawing nicknames out of a hat.<p>LeBron James is the first to draw, and he pulls out "The King." <i>Of course he does</i>. Kevin Durant makes his pull and grabs "Durantula." <i>Fitting.</i> Kobe Bryant takes his turn and finds "The Black Mamba." <i>Nice.</i> Before …

Basketball

Eagles Vick, Jackson and McCoy headed for career seasons

PHILADELPHIA — Through two games, the Philadelphia Eagles have seen receiver DeSean Jackson constantly running past his man deep down the sideline, and quarterback Michael Vick throwing as far as he can, hoping Jackson can run under the ball.<p>When those opportunities aren't there, LeSean McCoy has …

Derrick Rose Says He's Feeling 'A Lot Quicker, More Explosive' Before 2013-14

Could Derrick Rose be the NBA equivalent of Adrian Peterson?<p>The Minnesota Vikings running back recovered from a torn ACL and came back better than ever, winning MVP and challenging for the NFL's single-season rushing record in 2012. He was more explosive, more elusive and arguably even faster than …

Basketball

Steelers' Troy Polamalu Will Cut Very Famous Hair for Very Important Cause

Say goodbye to the best hair in the NFL.<p><i>Stars and Stripes</i>' Leo Shane III reports Pittsburgh Steelers star safety Troy Polamalu will cut his hair to honor veterans everywhere. Shane also reminds us that the 32-year-old led the charge for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ “United for Veterans” campaign …

Profit

Trent Richardson found out about trade from the radio

On Wednesday afternoon, Trent Richardson first heard rumors of his potential trade thanks to a phone call from a friend, then had it confirmed when he turned on the radio.<p>Someone must not follow Jim Irsay Jr. on Twitter.<p>Mark Schwab of ClevelandS 92.3 The Fan talked with Richardson after his …