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NBA's first openly gay player retires at 35
NBA's first openly gay player retires at 35

Jason Collins, who became the National Basketball Association`s first openly gay player, retired aged 35 Wednesday but vowed he would continue the fight to make US sports more tolerant.

Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games
Charlotte Hornets` Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was slapped with a 24-game suspension by the NBA on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson banned for remainder of season
Vikings' Adrian Peterson banned for remainder of season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was suspended Tuesday by the National Football League for at least the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the league`s personal conduct policy.

Fulham owner Shahid Khan targets top-six finish for improving side
Fulham owner Shahid Khan targets top-six finish for improving side

It`s not everyone who can watch two clubs he owns in two different sports while staying on his own yacht moored in the middle of London, but that`s the pleasant situation Shahid Khan finds himself in this weekend.

Wembley to host three NFL games in 2015
Wembley to host three NFL games in 2015

London's iconic Wembley Stadium will host three National Football League (NFL) games next season.

Ray Rice appeal hearing wraps up

Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice faces a nervous wait to learn if his appeal against suspension for domestic violence has been successful after a two-day closed doors hearing wrapped up on Thursday.

Peyton Manning makes history on sensational Sunday
Peyton Manning makes history on sensational Sunday

Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre`s all-time record for touchdown passes, leading Denver to a 42-17 rout of San Francisco to cap a scintillating Sunday in the NFL.

Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne quits for NFL career
Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne quits for NFL career

Australian rugby league superstar Jarryd Hayne on Wednesday dropped a bombshell by quitting the code to pursue an NFL career in the United States.

NFL: Adrian Peterson judge refuses to step aside
NFL: Adrian Peterson judge refuses to step aside

A Texas judge Monday declined to recuse himself from the felony child-endangerment case involving NFL star Adrian Peterson, who is accused of injuring his young son with a disciplinary whipping.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers rally for win over Rams
NFL: San Francisco 49ers rally for win over Rams

Colin Kaepernick passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns Monday as the San Francisco 49ers erased an early deficit en route to a 31-17 NFL victory over St. Louis.

San Francisco quarterback Kaepernick recorded the second-best passing performance of his career.

NFL: Cowboys condemn Seahawks to rare home defeat
NFL: Cowboys condemn Seahawks to rare home defeat

DeMarco Murray grabbed a slice of NFL history on Sunday to help the Dallas Cowboys hand the Super Bowl champion Seahawks a rare home defeat with a 30-23 triumph.

England could play away from Wembley if FA secure NFL deal
England could play away from Wembley if FA secure NFL deal

 England could play matches in different towns and cities around the country again from 2018 if the English FA secures an NFL franchise based at Wembley Stadium.

Open resistance to black managers in English soccer: Jason Roberts
Open resistance to black managers in English soccer: Jason Roberts

There are now fewer black managers in English soccer than there were a year ago and they are finding it harder than ever to get jobs in football, according to former player Jason Roberts.

NFL`s Adrian Peterson suspended over child abuse charge
NFL`s Adrian Peterson suspended over child abuse charge

The Minnesota Vikings reversed course Wednesday and suspended their star running back Adrian Peterson amid an outcry over charges he abused his son by beating him severely.

Injured stars bring embattled NFL more bad news
Injured stars bring embattled NFL more bad news

An embattled NFL reeling from off-field brutality issues by stars received more bad news Sunday with numerous injuries to key players in the second week of an already tumultuous campaign.

NFL reviews Adrian Peterson case, 2015 trial likely
NFL reviews Adrian Peterson case, 2015 trial likely

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is likely to face a trial on reckless child injury charges next year, authorities said Saturday as the NFL reviewed the case.

Adrian Peterson turns himself in to face child abuse charges
Adrian Peterson turns himself in to face child abuse charges

NFL star running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Texas authorities early Saturday, hours after he was indicted on charges of hitting his young son.

Independent probe to study handling of Ray Rice case
Independent probe to study handling of Ray Rice case

An independent investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller will look into the NFL`s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night.

First openly gay NFL draftee Michael Sam released by Rams
First openly gay NFL draftee Michael Sam released by Rams

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by National Football League, was cut Saturday from the St. Louis Rams but said he`s confident he`ll have another shot at making a pro football roster this season.

Kansas City Chiefs blocker Donald Stephenson gets four-game ban

Kansas City Chiefs starting right tackle Donald Stephenson was suspended Friday by the National Football League for the first four games of the upcoming season for a performance-enhancing substances violation.