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Sochi Olympics and Google Doodle

Thursday’s Google Doodle is a not-so-subtle pre-Olympics shot at Russia’s less-than-stellar record on gay rights. The doodle (which is also featured on Google’s .ru Russia address) features a series of winter athletes set in rainbow colors, with a pointed quote from the Olympic Charter below Google’s search bar. Clicking the doodle itself also points users […]

Aaron Rodgers hurt with shoulder injury

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears with a left shoulder injury. On the Packers’ first drive of the game, Rodgers had led Green Bay into the red zone. On third down – Rodgers scrambled to his right when Shea McClellin caught him from behind and dragged him […]

Miami Dolphins and overtime win over Bengals

The season is alive. Ryan Tannehill, a play-making defense and Caleb Sturgis are to thank. In short, everything that was needed to win. The Dolphins again blew a two-touchdown lead, but this time rallied late to stun the Bengals 22:20 in a Halloween treat for Dolphins fans. The game-winning play: Cameron Wake’s safety sack of […]

Pittsburgh Pirates and first postseason win since 1992

The Pittsburgh Pirates got a taste of October baseball and they want more. Led by starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, who pitched seven strong innings, and powered by two home runs by Russell Martin, the Pirates cruised to a 6:2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and will move on to St. Louis to start a five […]

NFL Thursday Night Football preview

Talk about the New York Jets and New England Patriots behind their backs in Battle Red Blog’s open thread for tonight’s AFC East tilt on Thursday Night Football. The undefeated New York Jets travel face the undefeated New England Patriots in a battle of two AFC East juggernauts teams tonight on Thursday Night Football. Sure […]

Broncos TE Julius Thomas

Julius Thomas announced his presence to the NFL world (and to fantasy football owners everywhere) with a pair of touchdown catches against Baltimore. Thomas, who had all of one catch for five yards prior to Thursday night, hauled in four passes for 97 yards in the first half alone. His first touchdown came on a […]

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his knee injury

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left practice early Wednesday, several minutes after suffering a left knee injury at the end of a passing play. Two league sources said Brady suffered a sprain and the injury is not considered serious. The injury happened during 11-on-11 work – with the Patriots practicing in full pads against the visiting […]

Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles strains foot

The Kansas City Chiefs (and fantasy football players nationwide) can exhale. Star running back Jamaal Charles was driven off the Chiefs’ practice field Monday morning, but X-rays revealed no serious damage, head coach Andy Reid told reporters in St. Joseph, Mo. The injury to Charles’ foot is being treated as a sprain. Charles rushed for […]

Alex Rodriguez will play rehab games in Trenton Friday

With Alex Rodriguez’s fate yet to be decided by Major League Baseball, the Yankees third baseman is headed to Trenton. The Yankees announced Thursday that Rodriguez will play rehab games with the Double-A Trenton Thunder Friday night and Saturday night. Whether Rodriguez actually will play in those games is in question, though – as MLB […]

Riley Cooper apologizes after using racial slur

Embarrassed Eagles receiver Riley Cooper stood fittingly with his back to a wall outside the team’s training complex press room Wednesday night, apologizing for a racial epithet used after a confrontation with an African American security guard working a June 8 Kenny Chesney concert. The six-minute, 45-second apology – which followed a Twitter apology – […]