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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws during warmups before an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

Atlanta built a stunning 56-0 lead. Tampa Bay scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to avoid the worst loss in franchise history.

This is a 2014 photo of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 9, 2014 when this image was taken.

Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

Police say Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose, Cards also release Chris Rainey for his history of domestic violence.

FILE - In this July 17, 2013 file photo, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club's Chief Executive Peter Dawson listens during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland. Dawson announced last month that he will retire in September 2015 as secretary of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and chief executive of The R&A, a business division he wisely created 10 years ago. He will have served 16 years, the same tenure as the three R&A secretaries before him. What sets him apart is coping with perhaps the most challenging times in the club's 260-year history.

R&A set for historic vote on women members

On the same day Scotland votes on whether to become independent, a historic sporting decision will be made inside arguably the most famous building in golf.

An emotional former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington looks down at the podium as he makes a statement at a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Irving, Texas.

Ex Rangers manager sorry for breaking wife’s trust

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for breaking the trust of his wife of 42 years.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Sept. 18.

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‘Second chance’ for Ray Rice not out of the question

The star running back is hoping for the same type of second chance that other tarnished NFL stars like Michael Vick have received.

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Another day, another NFL player arrested

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on charges of aggravated assault in two alleged incidents of domestic violence.

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NFL, players’ union agree on revised drug policy

The new policy includes HGH testing starting this season.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Cardinals RB Dwyer arrested on assault charges

Phoenix police announced the arrest Wednesday, the latest in the string of cases involving off-the-field violence by NFL players. The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation on Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. He has been deactivated from all team activities.

Minnesota Vikings executive vice president & general manager Rick Spielman, left, owner/chairman Mark Wilf, center, and executive vice president legal affairs Kevin Warren, right, take part in a news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, owner Zygi Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" in bringing back Adrian Peterson following his felony child-abuse charge

Bayern's Jerome Boateng, left, celebrates after he scored his side first goal during the Champions League Group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City at Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. Right are Bayern's Juan Bernat.

Bayern beats Man City in Champions League

Jerome Boateng scored in the 90th minute to give Bayern Munich a victory over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) runs on the the field during player introductions before the start of an NFL football game in Charlotte, NC, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster

The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.

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Florida State’s Winston benched half a game

Heisman Trophy-winning QB Jameis Winston will be punished after shouting sexually-obscene comments in the student union.

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NFL back on the road with extra game in London

The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base.

Florida State's Jameis Winston (5) warms up before the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship NCAA football game between Florida State and Duke in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

FSU benches Winston for 1st half of Clemson game

Florida State officials say Winston will be benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women.

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and "used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son." Hardin says Peterson regrets the incident but never intended to harm the boy.

Mother: Peterson ‘trying hard to be a good parent’

Adrian Peterson's mother is defending the Minnesota Vikings running back in the wake of child abuse allegations against him

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‘NBA 2K15′ adds 3D face mapping for latest game

"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new feature that allows players to put their game faces on.

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Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

There are 99 players and 14 coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the latest sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Vikings reverse course, suspend Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have suspended the star running back from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 19

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Alook back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Kevin Spacey’s stalker sentenced to 4 years

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A Massachusetts woman who threatened to torture the actor has been sentenced to more than four years behind bars.

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Iggy Azalea sues her ex

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The pop star alleges her ex copied files and footage from her computer.

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Nick Cannon’s $2M – yes, $2 million! – shoes

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The shoes hold more than 14,000 full-cut diamonds set in white gold with a weight of 340 carats.

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Joan Rivers leaves fortune to her dogs

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Oh, and some of it goes to her daughter too!