Coughlin says Beckham might be a couple weeks away (Yahoo Sports) - EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- It might be a few weeks before New York Giants first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. plays in a game. Flavia Pennetta advances to quarters of US Open (Yahoo Sports) - NEW YORK (AP) -- Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, beginning a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds. Panthers QB Newton returns to practice field (Yahoo Sports) - CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field wearing an oversized flak jacket designed to provide added protection for his fractured ribs. Tottenham sign midfielder Stambouli - Tottenham complete the signing of midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier for an undisclosed fee. Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter (Yahoo Sports) - The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because ''we need a new direction in our clubhouse.'' The Astros entered Monday in fourth place in the AL West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league. Bench coach Dave Trembley was also let go and Tom Lawless takes over as interim manager. Lawless worked in Houston's minor league system and was the interim manager at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season when manager Tony DeFrancesco was on medical leave. Diamondbacks reinstate Hudson, Ross (Yahoo Sports) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations. Arizona also reinstated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf. Hudson has not pitched for Arizona since June 26, 2012, when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow against the Braves. Hudson was set to return in June 2013, but had a second Tommy John surgery after re-injuring his elbow. Messi ruled out of friendly against Germany (Yahoo Sports) - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against World Cup winners Germany with a right-leg injury. Texas QB Ash to miss BYU game (Yahoo Sports) - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, was injured again and will miss this week's game against BYU. Welker returns to practice following concussion (Yahoo Sports) - ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Wes Welker returned to practice Monday for the first time since sustaining a concussion in an Aug. 23 preseason game against the Houston Texans. Hull break record for £10m Hernandez - Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez signs for Hull City from Palermo for a club-record fee, thought to be £10m.

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Coughlin says Beckham might be a couple weeks away (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 1, 2014, 5:30 pm]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- It might be a few weeks before New York Giants first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. plays in a game.

Panthers QB Newton returns to practice field (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 1, 2014, 5:10 pm]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field wearing an oversized flak jacket designed to provide added protection for his fractured ribs.

Welker returns to practice following concussion (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 1, 2014, 4:24 pm]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Wes Welker returned to practice Monday for the first time since sustaining a concussion in an Aug. 23 preseason game against the Houston Texans.

Buffalo Bills release TE Tony Moeaki (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 1, 2014, 3:51 pm]
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have released tight end Tony Moeaki after reaching an injury settlement with the fourth-year player.

Titans agree to terms with LB Quentin Groves (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 1, 2014, 3:46 pm]
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with linebacker Quentin Groves as they continue tinkering with the roster. The Titans announced the deal Monday. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Groves is a six-year veteran who spent last season with Cleveland under Ray Horton, now the Titans' defensive coordinator. Groves has eight sacks over 84 games, including six over the last two seasons.

AP source: Chiefs' Alex Smith agrees to extension (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 1, 2014, 1:44 pm]
When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Smith signed a $68 million extension Sunday to remain with the Chiefs through the 2018 season, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. He is a special individual with a lot of ability and we are fortunate to have him here.'' Smith and his agent, Tom Condon, had been discussing an extension for several months, and both sides were hopeful that a deal would be reached by the regular season.

AP source: 49ers OL Boone agrees to new 2-yr deal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 1, 2014, 12:40 am]
Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday. Boone, represented by the agency of Schwartz & Feinsod, is expected to join the 49ers as soon as Monday as they prepare for their season opener at Dallas next Sunday. The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce Boone's return. He missed the Niners' offseason program and was subject to fines for his absences from the mandatory minicamp and training camp.

AP source: Chiefs' Smith agrees to 4-yr extension (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 11:32 pm]
When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Smith and the Chiefs agreed Sunday on a $68 million extension that should keep him in Kansas City through the 2018 season, a person familiar with the contract told the Associated Press. The Kansas City Star first reported that an agreement had been reached. Smith joins a wave of quarterbacks who have recently signed long-term extensions, including the Bengals' Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick, who replaced Smith in San Francisco.

Giants sign Cox, 6 other players to practice squad (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 10:41 pm]
The New York Giants have added running back Michael Cox and six other players to their practice squad. Six of the seven, including Cox, were cut by the Giants on Saturday before rejoining the team on Sunday. They include cornerbacks Bennett Jackson and Chandler Fenner, linebacker Dan Fox, defensive end Jordan Stanton, and wide receiver Julian Talley. Cox was the Giants' seventh-round draft pick last year.

Seattle hopes offensive roll will continue (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 10:37 pm]
Throughout the preseason, quarterback Russell Wilson and the starting offense of the Seattle Seahawks were never really stopped. Wilson was on the field for 13 possessions in the four preseason games and directed Seattle to nine touchdowns, two field goals and just one punt in those 13 opportunities. It's was an impressive rate of success, even for games that don't have much meaning or have opponents game planning to try and stop the Seahawks offense. How much that can carry into the regular season is one of the biggest questions for Seattle headed into Thursday night's season opener against Green Bay.

Patriots trade Mallett to Texans (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 10:35 pm]
Jimmy Garoppolo will be carrying a clipboard for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots' sideline this season. The Patriots traded former Brady backup Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans on Sunday, elevating Garoppolo to the No. 2 job behind the two-time NFL MVP. Garoppolo was a second-round pick in this year's draft - the highest coach Bill Belichick has ever selected a quarterback in New England.

Cardinals claim Chargers OLB Keiser (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 10:11 pm]
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have claimed outside linebacker Thomas Keiser off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.

Patriots trade Mallet to Texans (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 9:57 pm]
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- - The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans.

Redskins S Duke Ihenacho off waivers from Broncos (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 8:58 pm]
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have claimed Super Bowl starting safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers from the Denver Broncos.

Browns release QB Rex Grossman (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 8:39 pm]
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns have released veteran quarterback Rex Grossman, who had been brought in to assist Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel with team's new offense.

Colts claim Shipley, announce practice squad (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 7:29 pm]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts have claimed center A.Q. Shipley off waivers and started filling out their 10-man practice squad Sunday.

Marvin Austin: latest veteran bargain for Broncos (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 7:09 pm]
John Elway's free agency bonanza included $109.5 million worth of contracts for a trio of defensive stars in Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware. So it was easy to overlook the one-year, no-bonus $570,000 deal that nose tackle Marvin Austin signed with the Denver Broncos this spring. The former second round pick of the New York Giants whose career has been bogged down by injuries made the Broncos' 53-man roster after a strong training camp six months after back surgery. Austin's re-emergence led Elway to release nine-year veteran Kevin Vickerson, who carried a $2.266 million cap figure.

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 6:59 pm]
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 6:47 pm]
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a few hours after clearing waivers.

49er McDonald jailed for alleged domestic violence (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 31, 2014, 4:38 pm]
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.





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