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San Diego city attorney assails Carson NFL project

San Diego’s city attorney questioned the environmental review of the stadium the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders hope to build in Carson, as verbal sparring over the project continued Thursday.

In a radio interview on Mighty 1090 in San Diego, Jan Goldsmith described the Carson project’s …

San Diego

Redskins' Robert Griffin III says 'best NFL QB' remarks taken out of context

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says he does not regret telling a local TV station he thought he was the NFL's best quarterback, but he said his comments were mostly taken out of context when they garnered national headlines.

Griffin, speaking Tuesday to media a …

Robert Griffin III

Make-or-break position battle: Texas QBs

This week we're highlighting the make-or-break position battles for every program in the Big 12. We continue the series today with the Texas Longhorns quarterback battle.

Here's where the battle stands midway through preseason camp:

Contenders: Junior Tyrone Swoopes, redshirt freshman Jerrod …


Brandon McManus makes 70-yard field goal in Broncos camp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos' battle at kicker took a long-distance turn in Tuesday's practice.

In a two-minute drill as the practice drew to a close, Brandon McManus pounded a 70-yard field goal through the uprights. Connor Barth followed with a 65-yard kick just minutes later.

McManus and …

Denver Broncos

Top Michigan position battle

Depth charts are beginning to shift and settle into place two weeks into training camp for most programs in the Big Ten. A few starting spots, though, will take longer to determine. Some of those battles will impact outcomes throughout the conference and the national landscape this season.

This week …


“19 days to kickoff: Samaje Perine rushed for 427 yds vs Kansas, 19 more than old FBS record. #CountdownToKickoff”

Fantasy Football 2015: Breaking Down Sneaky Sleepers and Player Rankings

With fantasy football reaching massive popularity in a golden era for information, true sleepers rarely exist.

This is a new world where everyone collectively freaks out after Ameer Abdullah's eye-opening preseason display. Sorry to say, but the Detroit Lions rookie is far from a hidden gem. …

Fantasy Sports

C.J. Spiller likely out for preseason, Washington is running out of tight ends and more

C.J. Spiller had arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason, Washington is running out of healthy tight ends and more from the NFL on Saturday.

New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam …

Gus Johnson

Hold on one second: Auburn trolls Alabama with 404 page

There’s trolling your rival, and then there’s the Auburn digital team, which has taken the concept of trolling to the next level.

For fun, go to the official Auburn athletics site. Now try and find a broken link (which is extremely hard to do, by the way). If you find one, there will be a headline …

Auburn University

Run game evolution: College football's best all-purpose backs for 2015

The game of college football evolves a little bit every season, with ideas getting copied, pasted and tweaked each offseason as coaches look for any advantage over the competition. Colleague Dennis Dodd profiled how the dual-threat quarterback has helped power the resurgence of the running game. …

San Diego State Aztecs

Bills DC Dennis Thurman Recalls Time He Was Arrested for Pretending to Rob Bank

In what will surely stand as the most interesting roster move of the NFL preseason, the Buffalo Bills announced they claimed former New York Jet and noted pugilist IK Enemkpali off waivers Wednesday, sparking a firestorm of memes and as many questions as to the wisdom and motives behind the …

Buffalo Bills

J.J. Watt fuels his body by inhaling an insane 9,000 calories a day

The first rule of being J.J. Watt: work out. The second rule of being J.J. Watt? Eat.

The Texans defensive lineman and reigning Defensive Player of the Year had his diet profiled recently by Tania Ganguli of ESPN and revealed he basically does two things during the offseason.

"It's literally, if I'm …


Five Big 12 players who could win the Heisman Trophy

The list of legit Big 12 Heisman Trophy candidates is two-deep with TCU's Trevone Boykin among the favorites and Oklahoma's Samaje Perine in the next tier of Heisman hopefuls.

Yet those two are not the only conference playmakers who could find themselves in the Heisman conversation this fall. Here's …

Big 12 Conference

Fantasy Football 2015: Standard League Mock Draft and Position Strategy

With NFL training camps well underway across the country, fans have begun to make preparations for their fantasy drafts. It's one of the most tense and physically draining times of the year, but it can lead to great rewards when the season ends in January.

Of course, some may not have been able to …


Week 1 starter #feedthecrow

Ole Miss football preview 2015: Making the case for WRU

When your rifling through the depth charts and the statistics from 2014, the one thing you notice is that the Ole Miss Rebels do not lose much. …

Ole Miss Rebels

Jabrill Peppers ready to put 'insane' hype behind him

Redshirt freshman Jabrill Peppers starts his second training camp at Michigan Friday morning with eight career tackles, one start and a mountain of expectations large enough to fill the Big House.

Peppers, once the No. 2-ranked recruit in the nation, missed most of his rookie season in Ann Arbor …

Jim Harbaugh

Detroit Lions: What We've Learned Through Week 1 of Training Camp

With the first week in the bag, the Detroit Lions have a lot to feel good about.

Of course, there are still a few questions to be answered. Namely, who will be returning kicks and picking up the third wide receiver snaps? And how long it will take for the offensive line to jell?

But those are the …


Jon Gruden Considers Head Coach of the Tennessee Volunteers a 'Dream Job'

Former NFL coach and current analyst for ESPN Jon Gruden reportedly considers manning the sidelines for the Tennessee Volunteers a dream job.

Gruden discussed the program and how close he was to accepting the coaching job after it opened up following the 2012 season with the SEC Network, per Chase …

Jon Gruden

Early Rising Stars Emerging in NFL Training Camps

Training camp is underway, and the stars of tomorrow are working to earn an increased role with their respective teams. We may not know who will break out in the regular season yet, but the early stages of training camp have been productive for numerous players. These rising stars have given …

Training Camp

Miami Dolphins Training Camp: Week 1 Stock Report

The Miami Dolphins entered training camp with question marks at several positions. They were never going to get their concrete answers after just one week of practice, but they can at least say they are closer to a finished product than they were when camp kicked off.

Position battles at guard, …

Training Camp

San Francisco 49ers Training Camp: Week 1 Stock Report

One player on the San Francisco 49ers whose stock has yet to climb is quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

He came into training camp hyped after spending the first part of the offseason at EXOS training facility in Phoenix working to shorten his release, improve his touch and his ability to go through …


Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp: Week 1 Stock Report

The Philadelphia Eagles opened training camp Sunday, and things are happening!

Okay, so that's somewhat of an overstatement. As of this writing, the Eagles are exactly three practices into camp, which—between the fact there's no live pass rush, no tackling, little hitting or even contact to speak …


Jaguars 2015 Preview: Complete Jacksonville Guide for Preseason, Season

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a very exciting season ahead of them. The team has drastically changed over the past few years, and it's almost time to see if the latest edition of the Jaguars can improve over two extremely rough years.

The preseason will be the best way to gauge the team's overall …

Jacksonville Jaguars

Top Pac-12 players: Nos. 21-25

We begin our countdown of the top 25 players in the Pac-12 heading into the 2015 season.

If you're feeling nostalgic, here is how last year's preseason list looked. We'll continue to count things down, five players a day, until the series concludes Friday with Nos. 1-5.

21. Jared Norris, LB, …

Arizona State University

I worried about Tennessee being too hyped, but the Vols might actually be underrated

For the first time in a long time, the Vols have both proven production and raw talent. What can that combo do against a hellacious schedule?Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here.1. How far, and how fast?It's not hard to understand the infatuation.• According to the 247Sports …

Tennessee Volunteers

Camp questions: Colorado

Colorado players report to fall camp Tuesday and practice starts tomorrow. Here are the big questions facing the Buffs as they prepare for the 2015 season.

Is defensive cohesion better?

Last year, Colorado bled an atrocious 5.6 yards per run, a full yard more than the next-worst Pac-12 team. The …


Kolin Hill to Transfer from Notre Dame: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Notre Dame lost more depth across its defensive line Wednesday with the announcement that sophomore defensive end Kolin Hill will transfer and not report to fall camp.

Andrew Owens of Blue & Gold Illustrated passed along the news and noted that “it is not known where Hill is expected to …

Atlantic Coast Conference

Cowboys 2015 Preview: Complete Dallas Guide for Preseason, Season

With training camp in its early stages, we can finally look to actual football being played in the preseason and regular season. The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a stellar 2014 campaign in which they went 12-4 and won a playoff game.

The Cowboys are hoping to improve upon that stellar season and …