Sports

Sports Sen. Cantwell ties NFL tax status to Redskins name Sen. Cantwell ties NFL tax status to Redskins name
A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

Blazers

Ducks

Oregon Ducks Oregon blows by South Dakota, 62-13 in season opener (Photo Gallery)
Marcus Mariota accounted for four touchdowns in the first half of No. 3 Oregon's season-opening 62-13 win against South Dakota on Saturday night. He threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns, and then ran for one more before sitting out the final two quarters.

Beavers

Timbers

Sports Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson
For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
Sports Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge
Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings two days after he was charged with child abuse for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
Sports Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding (Photo Gallery)
Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
Sports NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever
In the span of five days, America's favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch, reminders of two more lingering domestic violence cases - all being overseen by a commissioner, Roger Goodell, who has looked ill-suited to handle any of it.
Sports Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.
Sports Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14 Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14
Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal.
Sports Attorney: Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse Attorney: Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse
The Minnesota Vikings benched Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.
Sports Batters always at risk despite protection Batters always at risk despite protection
Life can change in a second in the batter's box. That's roughly the amount of time, sometimes less, that a major league hitter has to decide whether to swing at a pitch - or perhaps duck out of the way.
Sports Source says Rice video sent to NFL in April Source says Rice video sent to NFL in April
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until this week.
Sports Longer Ray Rice video shows obscenities, spitting Longer Ray Rice video shows obscenities, spitting
Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official.
Sports Ravens cut Ray Rice after latest video release Ravens cut Ray Rice after latest video release (Video)
Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.
Sports NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban
The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships.
Sports Owner to sell Atlanta Hawks following racist email Owner to sell Atlanta Hawks following racist email
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson says he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he says he wrote in an attempt "to bridge Atlanta's racial sports divide."

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is Broncos, Seahawks top AP Pro32 before rematch Associated Press - 16 September 2014 18:04-04:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Tom Brady, Darren Sproles, Tony Dungy, Bruce Arians, Bill Belichick, Cincinnati Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos finished last season as the top two teams in the league.
  • "title" value is Broncos, Seahawks top AP Pro32 before rematch
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-09-16T14:04:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees Associated Press - 16 September 2014 21:46-04:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Kurt Warner, Junior Seau, Orlando Pace, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Kevin Greene, John Lynch, Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher, Mike Holmgren Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • "title" value is Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-09-16T17:46:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Jackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers Associated Press - 16 September 2014 21:14-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Diversity in sports, Domestic violence, NFL football, African-Americans, Violence, Social diversity, Social issues, Social affairs, Family issues, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Roger Goodell, Ray Rice Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.
  • "title" value is Jackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-09-16T17:14:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson Associated Press - 16 September 2014 23:40-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Sports, NFL football, Sports sponsorship, Child abuse, Professional football, Football, Sports business, Crimes against children, Crime People, Places and Companies: Adrian Peterson, Mark Dayton, Jerome Felton, Minnesota, Minneapolis Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
  • "title" value is Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-09-16T19:40:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL Associated Press - 16 September 2014 23:04-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Sports transactions, Sports team and league operation, Sports governance, Violence in sports, NFL football, Women's sports, Laws, Feminism, Sports business, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Business, Violence, Social issues, Social affairs, Professional football, Football, Legislation, Legislature, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, Robert Mueller, Baltimore Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
  • "title" value is Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-09-16T19:04:00-04:00