To 'get it right,' Vikings put Peterson on leave (Yahoo Sports) - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. ''We made a mistake,'' Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said, ''and we needed to get this right.'' Vikings executives emerged Wednesday from a late-night deliberation to voice regret of their initial decision to let Peterson play this week after sitting him for a game once he was charged with injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch. Now Peterson is back on paid leave through a special roster exemption granted by the NFL, the same protocol cited by the Carolina Panthers as they sat defensive end Greg Hardy a few hours later while he deals with his own domestic violence case. ''We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe this is the right decision,'' said Wilf, the team's co-owner with younger brother Mark Wilf. R&A set to reveal women members vote - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club will announce on Thursday if it will admit women members for the first time in its 260 years. Nottingham Forest 5-3 Fulham - A hat-trick from Britt Assombalonga gives Nottingham Forest a 5-3 win over Fulham who remain without a win this season. Adam Scott, Steve Williams decide to part ways (Yahoo Sports) - Adam Scott is looking for a caddie now that he and Steve Williams have decided to end their partnership. Scott said in a statement Wednesday that he and Williams are at different stages of their lives. Williams has been on the bag for 14 majors - 13 with Tiger Woods. He helped read the putt on the 10th hole at Augusta National last year when Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters. Injured Marlins star Stanton finished for season (Yahoo Sports) - NEW YORK (AP) -- Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is finished for the season because of last week's beaning. Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster (Yahoo Sports) - CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers announced they've placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved. Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City - Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener. Bengals WR A.J. Green held out of practice (Yahoo Sports) - The Bengals haven't ruled him out for Sunday against Tennessee (1-1) at Paul Brown Stadium. They could sit him for the game, giving him an additional week to heal heading into Cincinnati's bye. Also on Wednesday, the Bengals said that Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict had more concussion symptoms, leaving his availability for the game in doubt. Burfict had a concussion during an opening 23-16 victory in Baltimore, but was back for a game last Sunday against Atlanta. Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04 - Toronto RHP Stroman suspended 6 games, will appeal (Yahoo Sports) - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of a Baltimore hitter. MLB penalized Stroman on Wednesday and also fined the 23-year-old rookie an undisclosed amount. The suspension had been set to start on Wednesday night when the Blue Jays played at Baltimore. Because Stroman is appealing, no penalty will take effect until there is a resolution.

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Wild hand Bryzgalov a training camp tryout [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 10:39 pm]
Insert your "humongous big" jokes here.

Panthers owners say they’re committed even though team has lost ‘tremendous amounts of money’ [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 10:24 pm]
Quite an open letter.

Wild goalie Harding has broken foot (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 17, 2014, 10:08 pm]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely.

Update: Wild’s Harding out indefinitely with fractured foot [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 9:26 pm]
Ouch.

Johansen heads home from Columbus as talks get even messier [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 9:01 pm]
His agent says it's best to leave town and avoiding being a distraction.

Jackets ready to move on if Johansen doesn't sign (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 17, 2014, 8:38 pm]
Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon - a day before the start of training camp. ''We just thought it was a good opportunity that he leave town and not be a distraction to his teammates.'' John Davidson, the team's director of hockey operations, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen separately said ''enough is enough'' after what they contended were offers of $6 million for two years, $32 million for six and $46 million over eight years were refused by the restricted free agent center. We're trying to be very fair to a good young man in Ryan Johansen who's got a bright future here.

Report: Wild’s Harding likely out months, not weeks [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 7:44 pm]
The plot thickens.

Kesler accuses Vancouver media of making up stories, ‘throwing people under the bus’ [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 7:09 pm]
“No matter how much my old teammates say it doesn’t bother them, it affects them. It does in that city.”

Oilers hire Olympic figure skating champ Pelletier (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 17, 2014, 7:06 pm]
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach.

In making case, Johansen’s agent stresses importance of top centers [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 6:37 pm]
And on the possibility of his client signing an offer sheet? "Well, we'll have to see."

Sharks sign D Braun to 5-year, $19 M extension (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 17, 2014, 6:37 pm]
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension.

Sharks re-sign Braun to five-year, $19 million deal [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 6:14 pm]
"Justin has emerged as one of our most well-rounded and dependable defensemen."

Pegulas' bid to buy Bills OK'd by NFL committee (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: September 17, 2014, 6:07 pm]
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a step closer to buying the Buffalo Bills after their NFL-record $1.4 billion purchase agreement was unanimously approved by the league's finance committee Wednesday. NFL executive vice president Eric Grubman announced the result of the vote shortly after it was taken in New York. The approval clears the way for NFL owners to formally approve the sale at league meetings next month. The Pegulas will require three-quarters majority approval from the 32 owners, including the trust overseeing late Bills owner Ralph Wilson's estate.

Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 5:34 pm]
"We've been told if we don't give them what they want, they'll be leaving town."

Unsigned Salo says he’d like to play, but he’s not healthy [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 5:05 pm]
Veteran d-man just turned 40 years old.

Salo says he’d like to play, but he’s not healthy [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 5:05 pm]
Veteran d-man just turned 40 years old.

Mike Yeo is pretty unhappy with Minnesota’s goalie situation [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 4:31 pm]
Understandable, really.

Much to his relief, Lecavalier will start season at center [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 4:21 pm]
“That is significantly good to hear."

Sens angry with Methot’s agent for leaking ‘false’ contract details [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 4:07 pm]
"I've been with the team for eight years, and I don't know if I've been more disappointed about anything that's been written," said Pierre Dorion.

Burrows ‘always thought’ Sedins would be ‘better with a right-handed guy’ [NBC Sports: September 17, 2014, 3:47 pm]
Enter Radim Vrbata.





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