Broncos receiver Welker gets four-game doping ban

September 3rd, 2014

NFL: Preseason-Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers(Reuters) - Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the National Football League (NFL)'s performance-enhancing substances policy. The league never makes public what substances athletes test positive for but the Denver Post reported it was the banned stimulant Adderall, a drug prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The news comes just five days before the Broncos, who lost last season's Super Bowl, begin their season with a home game against the Indianapolis Colts.


Battle lines drawn with Ryder Cup wildcards announced

September 3rd, 2014

PGA: US PGA Championship-Second RoundBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The final pieces of the Ryder Cup jigsaw were slotted into place on Tuesday as holders Europe, who will be hosts and heavy favorites later this month, and the United States rounded out their 12-man teams with three wildcard picks. European captain Paul McGinley, spoilt for choice, ultimately went for seasoned Cup veterans in Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood along with 39-year-old rookie Stephen Gallacher. Later in the day, McGinley's counterpart Tom Watson opted for a blend of experience and form by announcing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his three picks. While both captains expressed delight and strong faith in their teams, the Americans will go into the Sept. 26-28 matches at Gleneagles in Scotland with a record of seven losses in the last nine editions.


American Mahan seeking Ryder Cup redemption for 2010

September 3rd, 2014
The three American Ryder Cup wildcard picks will all be seeking redemption when they travel to Scotland later this month, and none more so than Hunter Mahan. The 32-year-old lost the singles match to Graeme McDowell that clinched the Ryder Cup for Europe in Wales in 2010 - a loss made more painful because Mahan duffed a chip shot at the 17th hole that effectively sealed his fate. "I remember walking off that green and all the fans rushing on to Europe and Graeme and having a big party," Mahan said after being announced by captain Tom Watson as a wildcard selection on Tuesday. I want to get rid of that." Mahan has already been on a winning Ryder Cup team, in 2008, but remembers the 2010 experience more vividly.

Brent can return to Cowboys after 10-game ban

September 3rd, 2014

Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent, seen on the sidelines as the Cowboys take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on December 16, 2012Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, found guilty of intoxication manslaughter for a 2012 car crash that killed former teammate Jerry Brown, has a reinstatement path to the National Football League. The league said Tuesday that Brent could be conditionally reinstated to the NFL if he completes a 10-game suspension. He would be able to visit the Cowboys training camp after the sixth week of the season and to practice with the team in the ninth week.


Bradley, Mahan and Simpson named as U.S. wildcards

September 3rd, 2014

Ryder Cup team U.S. captain Tom Watson smiles as he announces that Hunter Mahan will be one of his three picks to add to this year's Ryder Cup squad in New YorkBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - United States captain Tom Watson, helped by a late "revelation", opted for experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup against Europe. Watson announced Bradley, Mahan and Simpson, all of them former Ryder Cup players, as his three selections during a glitzy news conference at Studio 8H, the home of 'Saturday Night Live', at Rockefeller Plaza. The trio join automatic choices Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson on the 12-man American team.


Broncos lose Welker to four-game doping ban

September 3rd, 2014

Wide receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos speaks to the press after Super Bowl XLVIII, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on February 2, 2014Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker was suspended four games by the National Football League for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy, a major setback for a Super Bowl squad. Welker caught 73 passes for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns last year in his first season with the Broncos after leaving New England, becoming a favored target for star quarterback Peyton Manning. A powerful part of the NFL's most productive scoring attack in history, Welker helped Denver reach the Super Bowl last season, where the Broncos were humbled 43-8 by Seattle.


USA adds Bradley, Mahan, Simpson for Ryder Cup

September 3rd, 2014

Tom Watson, USA Ryder Cup captain, pictured during a press conference at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 11, 2014USA captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his three wildcard selections for a Ryder Cup team intent on revenge later this month at Gleneagles, Scotland. The Americans have lost five of the past six biennial team golf showdowns against Europe, including in 2012 at Medinah, when the visitors made a stunning last-day singles rally to stun the US squad on home soil. Previously assured of a place on the US team for the September 26-28 meeting with Europe were Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson.


World ranking comparison for Ryder Cup teams

September 3rd, 2014
(Reuters) - World rankings for members of the Europe and United States Ryder Cup teams, who will compete for the trophy at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. ...

Europe and U.S. teams for 2014 Ryder Cup

September 3rd, 2014
(Reuters) - Teams for the Ryder Cup matches between holders Europe and the visiting United States at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28. Europe - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Justin Rose (England), Sergio Garcia (Spain), Martin Kaymer (Germany), Victor Dubuisson (France), Thomas Bjorn (Denmark), Jamie Donaldson (Wales), Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland), Ian Poulter (England), Lee Westwood (England) and Stephen Gallacher (Scotland) U.S. ...

Golf-Europe and U.S. teams for 2014 Ryder Cup

September 3rd, 2014
Sept 2 (Reuters) - Teams for the Ryder Cup matches between holders Europe and the visiting United States at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28. Europe - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Justin Rose (England), Sergio Garcia (Spain), Martin Kaymer (Germany), Victor Dubuisson (France), Thomas Bjorn (Denmark), Jamie Donaldson (Wales), Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland), Ian Poulter (England), Lee Westwood (England) and Stephen Gallacher (Scotland) U.S. ...

Watson opts for experience

September 3rd, 2014
USA captain Tom Watson has named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wild card picks for the Ryder Cup.

Golf-Bradley, Mahan and Simpson named as U.S. wildcards

September 3rd, 2014
* Watson has "fundamental belief" in his team * Snedeker and in-form Kirk overlooked for picks (Adds detail, quotes) NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - United States captain Tom Watson opted for a blend of experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup against holders Europe. Watson announced Bradley, Mahan and Simpson, all of them former Ryder Cup players, as his three selections during a glitzy news conference at Studio 8H, the home of 'Saturday Night Live', at Rockefeller Plaza. The trio join automatic choices Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson on the 12-man American team.

Ryder Cup US wildcards – Bradley, Mahan, Simpson

September 3rd, 2014

US golfer Tom Watson on the opening day of the 2014 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, north west England on July 17, 2014New York (AFP) - US captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson on Tuesday as his three wildcard selections for the Ryder Cup later this month at Gleneagles, Scotland.


Bradley, Mahan and Simpson get U.S. wildcard Cup picks

September 3rd, 2014

PGA: The Barclays-Final RoundNEW YORK (Reuters) - United States captain Tom Watson opted for a blend of experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup against holders Europe. Watson announced former Ryder Cup players Bradley, Mahan and Simpson as his three selections during a glitzy news conference at Studio 8H, the home of 'Saturday Night Live', at Rockefeller Plaza. ...


Golf-Bradley, Mahan and Simpson get U.S. wildcard Cup picks

September 3rd, 2014
NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - United States captain Tom Watson named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson on Tuesday as his three wildcard selections for this month's Ryder Cup against holders Europe. The trio join automatic qualifiers Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson on the 12-man American team. (Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)

Monfils downs Dimitrov in three

September 3rd, 2014
Gael Monfils upset Grigor Dimitrov in unexpectedly comprehensive fashion to reach his second US Open quarter-final.

Stones handed England start

September 3rd, 2014
Everton defender John Stones has been named in England’s starting line-up for Wednesday night’s friendly against Norway at Wembley.

Cowboys interested in Sam for practice squad: report

September 3rd, 2014

Michael Sam, trying to become the first openly gay player on a National Football League team, will reportedly meet with the Dallas Cowboys, hoping to join their practice squadMichael Sam, trying to become the first openly gay player on a National Football League team, will reportedly meet Wednesday with the Dallas Cowboys, hoping to join their practice squad. The 24-year-old defensive end is set to undergo a physical exam and the Cowboys will sign him to the team's practice squad if he passes it, the NFL website said. Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams at the weekend after playing for them in four pre-season games, making 11 tackles and three quarterback sacks but failing to qualify for their 53-man final regular-season roster. Sam also met the Rams on Sunday but was not chosen for the St. Louis practice squad and not claimed on waivers by another NFL club.


Saints v Wolves: Teams

September 3rd, 2014
St Helens can clinch their first League Leaders’ Shield since 2008 with success over Warrington Wolves at Langtree Park in Thursday’s match live on Sky.

Dagnall double downs Posh

September 3rd, 2014
Two goals from Chris Dagnall saw Leyton Orient knock holders Peterborough out of the JPT following a 3-2 win at London Road.