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A plague of penalty flags rains down on the NFL

Bad weather has yet to hit<p>NFLgames this season, but yellow flags have been raining from the start.<p>There were 884 penalties called in the first three weeks of games, an NFL record. Oakland and Tampa Bay are tied with the most flags, 33, and Arizona has had the fewest, 17. The most common offense so …

Tampa Bay

NFL Players Including Frank Gore And Santonio Holmes File Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Major Bank

A total of 16 current and former NFL players have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida (an amended complaint was filed since this article was first published) against banking service provider BB&T, the successor in interest to BankAtlantic. Those players, which include San Francisco …

Rolando McClain's self-imposed exile

<b>AN OLD MAN</b> approaches a table of three young men at a Tuscaloosa Applebee's.<p>"Roll Tide," says the old man.<p>"Roll Tide," the young men say.<p>The old man …

NFL

How Fantasy Football Affects Your Finances

And all that sporting adds up. Feuerstein says players spend about $15 billion, or $467 each, on league dues and additional betting. He spoke with one player, a 29-year-old bartender, who shells out $600 yearly on dues and throws $40 in the pot every week for 13 weeks of the season (another …

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The Biggest NFL Draft Busts Ever

It's too early to call him an all-time draft bust. But if he never starts again, he'll join guys like JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf on that dubious list.<p>We took a look at what some of these infamous draft busts are up to today.<p>Some guys have fallen on hard times, as you'd expect. But others are …

Is QB Mobility More of a Curse Than a Blessing in the NFL?

Link to Media<p>What happened to the athletic quarterback revolution?<p>Quarterbacks were supposed to shred NFL defenses on the ground in 2013, rending them asunder with clever rushing plays and lethal play action.<p>Players like Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III were supposed to …

Football (U.S.)

Why are football clubs banning local newspapers from covering their teams?

<b>Another football club has banned a local newspaper from its press box for home matches. But what effect does such a move have on the media, the clubs and the fans who want to know what is going on at their favourite football club?</b><b>Every match day, Michael Baggaley packed up his laptop and took</b> …

Brown brings Minors experience to D-I

With a month to go before the start of the season, a team releases a promotions schedule highlighted by a schedule magnet giveaway, dollar hot dogs, …

Minor League Baseball

Preps at greater concussion risk

With high school football playoffs starting around the country, a leading medical body on Wednesday released a 306-page, NFL-funded report that found …

Concussion

Best Examples of 'Going Green' in Sports

Players, teams and leagues have become increasingly proactive in green initiatives. The benefits to the environment, coupled with long-term financial …

A-Rod tested positive for stimulant in 2006 — New York Times source

Tucked into the end of the seventh paragraph of a New York Times story published Sunday about the Alex Rodriguez suspension hearing and how it's …

Eight Gadgets to Have for the Ultimate Tailgating Experience

When you ask any fan about the experience of going to a football game, you’re obviously going to hear about how amazing the game was, how close their …

Athletics to Remain at Oakland Coliseum Under New Extension

<b>Updates for Monday, Nov. 25</b><p>Jean Quan, the Mayor of Oakland, confirmed that the Athletics will stay in the Oakland Coliseum through 2015:<p>Great news today! We've reached a lease extension deal for both the #Oakland @Athletics and the @RAIDERS, going through the 2015 seasons!— Jean Quan (@jeanquan) …

Football (U.S.)

Dolphins suspend Richie Incognito amid investigation

On Sunday morning, the Miami Dolphins dismissed allegations of bullying by one of its players as "speculation." By Sunday night, the team had suspended veteran guard Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team.<p>"We believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another and as a result …

What A Hypothetical 8-Team College Football Playoff Would Look Like After Week 10

Below, we take a look at what an 8-team playoff might look like this season if things continue the way they are going now.<p>To determine the field for an 8-team playoff, we projected the champions of the five major BCS conferences and then selected three at-large teams.<p>Here are the eight teams and …

How An Unbelievable Streak Of Bad NFL Draft Luck Destroyed The Jacksonville Jaguars

SI's Peter King dropped this nugget in his column Monday: Of the 26 players drafted by Jacksonville between 2009 and 2012, just four are currently starting for the team.<p>That's astoundingly bad drafting.<p>As we've seen with the Cleveland Browns, one horrible draft can sink a franchise. The Jaguars had …