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Browner says NFL has reinstated him

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner tweeted Tuesday night that he has been reinstated by the NFL after serving over 2½ months of a …

Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Potential Suitors If DeSean Jackson Is Traded

The Philadelphia Eagles have been active thus far in the offseason, signing both of their free-agent wide receivers to new deals.<p>Riley Cooper got a five-year contract worth $25 million total, but should Cooper fail to produce, the team can release him after two years with minimal cap penalty. …

Breaking Down Top Landing Spots for NFL's Most Recent Cuts

With only one week until all NFL teams must be in compliance with the 2014 salary cap of $133 million and with free agency set to get rolling on the same day, squads across the league are faced with some tough decisions.<p>For many players, that means the end of the line, at least with their current …

NFL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jairus Byrd and Top Free Agents

With the NFL increasing the salary cap by $10 million for the 2014 season, teams and players figure to be wheeling and dealing at a greater rate than they did last year when the cap stayed roughly flat compared to the previous two years.<p>Last year, a lot of top-tier players, like Michael Bennett, …

Breaking Down Titans's Salary-Cap Situation Heading into Free Agency

Free agency officially opens on March 11, and when it does, there'll be a flurry among teams to get to the most desirable players—including some of their own former players—signed to their rosters.<p>The Tennessee Titans have already made a big impact by re-signing strong safety Bernard Pollard to a …

Peyton Manning passes physical, guaranteeing $20M Broncos salary in 2014

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed a medical examination on his surgically repaired neck Monday and is now fully cleared to play in 2014, a person informed of Manning's exam told USA TODAY Sports.<p>The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not released the medical …

The 'Back to the Future' hoverboard is finally here, if this video is to be believed

25 years ago, <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> introduced arguably the greatest mode of transportation the world had ever seen: the hoverboard. Here’s one look at what it would be like if it was finally a reality thanks to HUVrTech.<p>And because nothing this cool could actually be true, Mashable found some …

Cowboys want to re-do DeMarcus Ware's deal after Tony Romo's restructure

The Dallas Cowboys have restructured three contracts this week. Now they're turning to defensive end DeMarcus Ware to help them get under the salary cap.<p>The team approached Ware's representatives Tuesday about redoing the veteran pass rusher's contract, a person with knowledge of the situation told …

Greg Robinson is a prototypical NFL left tackle

Five offensive tackles, including three of the first four overall selections, were chosen in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. The 2014 offensive tackle class is superior to the previous year’s.<p>While only three or four tackles may be drafted in May’s first round, the top of the class is highly …

Cowboys' free agent outlook: Dallas must worry about cap first

<i>USA TODAY Sports will provide a snapshot of each team's roster and considerations heading into free agency, which officially begins March 11 at 4 p.m. ET:</i><p><b>DALLAS COWBOYS</b><p><b>Prominent free agents:</b> DE Everette Brown (released), OL Ryan Cook, OL Phil Costa (released), DT Jason Hatcher, S Danny McCray, OLB …

NFL reinstates Brandon Browner, but he may have to sit out more games

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner announced the news Tuesday he'd been waiting months to hear, and he didn't need to set foot in a courtroom to do it.<p>The NFL has reinstated Browner, who can become an unrestricted free agent next week, two people with knowledge of the decision confirmed to …

Adam Vinatieri, Jay Feely not fans of longer extra point proposal

Adam Vinatieri, arguably the NFL's best clutch kicker and whose 2,006 career points rank fifth in league history, says player safety is why the league's competition committee should end discussions to make extra points more difficult — such as a proposal to move the line of scrimmage for the kicks …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar interested in returning to Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is interested in returning in some capacity to the Milwaukee Bucks.<p>"If I get a call, I will definitely offer my services," said Abdul-Jabbar, the franchise's career leading scorer with 14,211 points. "There's nothing on the table right now. A …

Giants' free agent outlook: Time for goodbyes to old stars

<i>USA TODAY Sports will provide a snapshot of each team's roster and considerations heading into free agency, which officially begins March 11 at 4 p.m. ET:</i><p><b>NEW YORK GIANTS</b><p><b>Prominent free agents:</b> MLB Jon Beason, OL Kevin Boothe, RB Andre Brown, K Josh Brown, S Stevie Brown, OL David Diehl (retiring), …

VR vs. Simulator Sickness

In these early days, virtual reality (VR) faces a number of challenges. Many of them are minor bumps in the road; no doubt the likes of the Oculus …

Virtual Reality

Being someone else: How virtual reality is allowing men and women to swap bodies

It’s disorienting to look in the mirror and see yourself as another gender.<p>I’m wearing my Oculus Rift development kit, and the virtual reality hardware gives me the illusion of being in a comfortable room in an Italian villa. There is a mirror in the room, and in it I don’t see myself, but a woman. …

Ride the Oculus Rift to outer space!

So begins the video presentation for a new Kickstarter campaign that's seeking funding to create a virtual ride to the highest reaches of our atmosphere. The team of researchers developing the idea is working at Surrey Space Center at England's University of Surrey. They propose to send a series of …