Irish trainer Brady dies aged 75 - Popular Irish jump racing trainer Oliver Brady dies at the age of 75 following a long battle with cancer. Pakistan name Afridi as T20 captain - All-rounder Shahid Afridi is reappointed as Pakistan's Twenty20 captain - three years after he was sacked from the role. Hamilton & Rosberg 'like enemies' - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reveals to Andrew Benson the extent of the rivalry between team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Peterson set to return for Vikings - Minnesota Vikings reinstate Adrian Peterson despite the running back facing charges of allegedly hitting his child. 'Stupid' injury nearly cost Franklin - Britain's Mallory Franklin will race at the Canoe Slalom World Championships despite a freak injury in training. Early exit for Watson at Korea Open - Nottingham named 'City of Football' - Nottingham wins Sport England's City of Football title ahead of Manchester and Portsmouth. Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1 (Yahoo Sports) - The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. David Freese and Brennan Boesch homered for the big league-leading Angels (94-56), who reduced their magic number to three in the AL West race with their 11th victory in 12 games. Los Angeles is assured of at least a wild card berth in its first postseason since 2009. Albert Pujols left the game in the third inning with a left hamstring cramp after hitting a three-run double off Hisashi Iwakuma (14-8) for Los Angeles' first runs. Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts (Yahoo Sports) - Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night. Darren Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth consecutive season. Indianapolis (0-2) has lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time since Andrew Luck and coach Chuck Pagano arrived in 2012. Nats beat Braves 4-2 to close in on NL East title (Yahoo Sports) - A strong and healthy Stephen Strasburg has the Washington Nationals feeling optimistic about their postseason chances. Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title. The Nationals can clinch the division by beating the defending champion Braves on Tuesday night. Strasburg said his team's focus is on the much bigger picture.

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Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 16, 2014, 4:04 am]
Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night. Darren Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth consecutive season. Indianapolis (0-2) has lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time since Andrew Luck and coach Chuck Pagano arrived in 2012.

Eagles, Colts tied at 20 after 3 quarters (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 16, 2014, 3:08 am]
Darren Sproles and LeSean McCoy each had a touchdown run in the third quarter, helping the Philadelphia Eagles rally to a 20-20 tie with the Indianapolis Colts heading into the final period on Monday night. McCoy's 1-yard surge cut the Colts' lead to 20-13 at the 4:32 mark. Indianapolis had a 17-6 lead at halftime, and Adam Vinatieri added a 27-yard field goal in the third. Andrew Luck helped the Colts get off to a fast start.

Colts lead Eagles 17-6 at halftime (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 16, 2014, 2:13 am]
Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns in the first half to help the Indianapolis Colts to a 17-6 halftime lead against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Luck found Ahmad Bradshaw for a 1-yard TD with 5:18 remaining in the first quarter. He then had a 2-yard scoring toss to Jack Doyle in the second. Adam Vinatieri also had a 46-yard field goal in the second that gave Indianapolis a 10-3 lead.

Colts lead Eagles 7-3 after 1st quarter (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 16, 2014, 1:22 am]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw to give the Indianapolis Colts a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after one quarter on Monday night.

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 11:27 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 11:01 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.

Union expect to file Rice appeal Tuesday (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 10:49 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The players' union on Tuesday will appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.

Bears place Tillman on IR with torn right triceps (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 10:21 pm]
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right triceps. The Bears placed the two-time Pro Bowl player on injured reserve Monday. Tillman came up clutching his arm in pain in the third quarter of Sunday's win at San Francisco after he got tangled with the 49ers' Michael Crabtree during a run along the sideline by Colin Kaepernick. The Bears left open the possibility of a comeback by placing him on IR with a designation to return, but he wound up missing the remainder of the season.

New York Giants CB Walter Thurmond out for season (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 9:21 pm]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond is going to miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Chargers RB Mathews has sprained MCL in right knee (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 9:18 pm]
The San Diego Chargers say running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Coach Mike McCoy won't say how much time Mathews is expected to miss, other than ''he'll be out for a little bit of time.'' McCoy says every player heals differently and ''I don't want to put a timetable on anything.'' Mathews was taken off the field on a cart Sunday after hurting his knee trying to recover his own fumble in the fourth quarter of a 30-21 victory against the Seattle Seahawks. The Chargers (1-1) have Danny Woodhead, Donald Brown and rookie Branden Oliver at running back.

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 8:43 pm]
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting ''everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child'' after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

Harbaugh: McDonald's legal process must play out (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 8:37 pm]
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Harbaugh said there ''could be'' a resolution in the case this week for McDonald, arrested at his home Aug. 31 while celebrating his 30th birthday with teammates and friends. Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Sunday benched defensive end Greg Hardy for the team's 24-7 win over Detroit after he was active in Week 1. McDonald has played and started both games so far for San Francisco (1-1), which lost 28-20 to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Arians: OLB Abraham to return to Cardinals Tuesday (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 8:00 pm]
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona coach Bruce Arians says outside linebacker John Abraham will return to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Adrian Peterson 'sorry' for hurting child (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 7:52 pm]
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson has issued a statement after being charged with child abuse and says he is ''sorry about the hurt I have brought to my child.''

Moreno out a month; Dolphins re-sign Thomas (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 7:45 pm]
Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with a left elbow injury, and the team has re-signed Daniel Thomas to shore up the position. Moreno, the NFL's leading rusher in Week 1, was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's loss at Buffalo. On Monday, the Dolphins signed Thomas, who spent his first three NFL seasons with them before being released in August. A second-round draft pick by the Dolphins in 2011, Thomas has a career average of 3.6 yards per carry with 11 touchdowns.

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 7:31 pm]
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season. Gruden said Monday that an MRI shows no broken bones in Griffin's injured left ankle. The quarterback dislocated his left ankle the first quarter of the Redskins' win Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Redskins S Meriweather returns after suspension (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 6:38 pm]
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was at his locker Monday morning, receiving warm greetings and a bit of teasing from teammates happy to see him back after a two-game suspension. ''We're pretty excited that he's back,'' safety Ryan Clark said. Maybe we'll put some lavender balloons or something really girly around his locker to welcome him back.'' Meriweather missed the first pair of regular season games for a helmet-to-helmet hit in a preseason game. It's the sixth time he's been cited by the NFL for violating player safety rules.

Panthers unsure if Hardy will play vs. Steelers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 6:34 pm]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't sure if Greg Hardy will play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers and that the team hasn't considered releasing the Pro Bowl defensive end who is involved in a domestic violence case.

Jaguars' Lewis out 6 to 8 weeks with ankle injury (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 6:16 pm]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without versatile tight end Marcedes Lewis for six to eight weeks because of an ankle injury.

AP source: Ingram has a broken hand (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 15, 2014, 6:10 pm]
A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because the Saints have not disclosed the injury, which was first reported by ESPN. The person says the timeline for Ingram's return remains unclear. Saints coach Sean Payton, who was asked about the injury on Monday, says he's following his policy of not releasing injury information until the next NFL-required injury report, which for New Orleans this week is Wednesday afternoon.





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