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FILE - This is a June 18, 2014, file photo, showing John Abraham of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham has left the Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game. The 36-year-old Abraham sustained a concussion in Monday night's, Sept. 8, 2014, 18-17 season-opening victory over San Diego.

Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game.

San Diego Chargers Nick Hardwick (61) lines up against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.

Chargers lose veteran C Nick Hardwick for season

The San Diego Chargers have lost veteran center Nick Hardwick for the season with a recurring neck stinger.

Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, center, presents current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, with the the Bart Starr Award for Character and Leadership, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Super Bowl Breakfast in New York. The Seattle Seahawks will play the Denver Broncos Sunday in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, N.J.

Hall of Famer Bart Starr recovering from stroke

Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is recovering from a mild stroke.

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Source says Rice video sent to NFL

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago


Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones sued for sexual assault

The lawsuit seeks at least $1 million from Jerry Jones, and accused the Dallas Cowboys owner of sexual assault.

Roger Goodell

Women’s organization calls for Goodell to resign

The National Organization for Women says the NFL has "a violence-against-women problem" and "the only way to restore honor and integrity to the country's most lucrative and popular pastime" is for Goodell to step down.


Ray Rice dropped from ‘Madden 15′

The EA Sports slogan "if it's in the game, it's in the game" — apparently works in reverse.


Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

The NCAA has lifted the most severe sanctions to the program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Sept. 10.


Buffalo Bills sold to owner of city’s NHL team

Terry Pegula has been a popular figure in Buffalo for his commitment to keep the franchise in western New York state.

File - Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi reacts to making a three-pointer against the Los Angeles Sparks during the second half in Game 1 of their WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinal series on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Mercury won 86-75.

Mercury crush Sky 97-68 in Game 2 of WNBA Finals

Griner leads Mercury to rout of Chicago Sky

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference at the NFL's spring meeting, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

Goodell said the league asked for, but was not given video of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee — and that "no one in the NFL, to my knowledge" had seen it — before it was posted online.

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Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

CEO Steve Koonin on Tuesday told the Hawks' flagship radio station that he made the decision to discipline Ferry but allowed him to keep his job managing the team.

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.

Pegula reach definitive agreement to buy Bills

The deal was reached a day after the Pegulas were one of three groups to submit their formal bids.

DeMarcus Cousins of the U.S, right, vies for the ball with Slovenia's Goran Dragic during their Basketball World Cup quarterfinal match at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14.

US, Lithuania win to set up World Cup semifinal

The U.S. then turned a seven-point halftime lead into a 119-76 blowout of Slovenia led by Klay Thompson's 20


Ray Rice’s wife rips media, defends husband

The wife of embattled former Ravens running back says she and her husband will "show the world what real love is."

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice answers question during a news conference after NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.

Longer Rice video shows obscenities, spitting

A longer, more detailed video of the fight between Ray Rice and Janay Palmer shows them shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back before he throws a brutal punch.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the other big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Sept. 9.


Lions open new era in emphatic fashion

The Detroit Lions opened their new coaching era in dynamic fashion with a 35-14 victory over the New York Giants on Monday.


Cardinals rally to edge Chargers on MNF

Arizona pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback with two clutch drives to edge the San Diego Chargers 18-17 on Monday.

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