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Professional Football | November 26, 2014
NFL, Union discuss policy
NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith met Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | November 26, 2014
Sherman, Baldwin take shots at NFL
RENTON, Wash. — With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | November 26, 2014
Steelers defense seeks revamp
PITTSBURGH — Ike Taylor is a heck of a cheerleader. The Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive back has spent the last two months serving as the team’s self-appointed hype man while recovering from a broken right forearm.
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Professional Football | November 26, 2014
Playoff picture stays steady
Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | November 25, 2014
Fleury nets 300th win for Penguins
BOSTON — Marc-Andre Fleury’s biggest challenge after regulation was cleaning up the shaving cream shower his Pittsburgh teammates gave him in celebration of the goalie’s 300th career victory.
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Professional Football | November 25, 2014
Manziel security strikes fan
CLEVELAND — A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel “a hug” was struck by the rookie quarterback’s entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.
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Professional Football | November 25, 2014
Harris makes unlikely landing on Steeler roster
PITTSBURGH — Josh Harris spent three days in May expecting the phone to ring with an NFL executive on the other end telling the former Wake Forest running back he’d been drafted.
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Professional Baseball | November 25, 2014
Red Sox picking up Sandoval, Ramirez
BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.
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Professional Football | November 25, 2014
Buffalo impressive during 38-3 win
DETROIT — The Buffalo Bills’ impromptu trip to Detroit went about as well as they could have hoped.
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Professional Football | November 25, 2014
Chiefs’ safety Berry may have lymphoma
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list after a mass was found in his chest after last week’s game at Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | November 25, 2014
Ravens topple reeling Saints
NEW ORLEANS — After each of his two touchdowns, Justin Forsett kneeled in the end zone, spread his arms wide and tilted his head back as if gazing toward the heavens beyond the Superdome roof. As he did so, the Ravens running back couldn’t help but think of how much his career has changed in a year.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | November 24, 2014
Talking with Troy
CRANBERRY TWP — When a young member of the front confidently stepped forward to ask a question, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu showed he was as adept at charming crowds as he is delivering big hits on the football field.
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Professional Baseball | November 24, 2014
Bucs deal Ike Davis to Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics filled their second key position in five days Sunday, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | November 24, 2014
Statement wins
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks did some soul searching before their showdown with the Arizona Cardinals.
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Professional Football | November 24, 2014
Displaced Bills taking on Jets in Detroit tonight
DETROIT — Buffalo coach Doug Marrone outlined some of the obstacles his team was facing while trying to prepare for its next game, which was moved to Detroit because of all the snow in western New York.
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Professional Hockey | November 24, 2014
Islanders best Pens again, 4-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins now have a rivalry as intense as many in the NHL.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | November 22, 2014
Steelers look for consistency down stretch
PITTSBURGH — A dozen years in the NFL have taught Ike Taylor plenty of lessons.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | November 22, 2014
Pens stumble vs. Islanders
PITTSBURGH — It was not the best game for the New York Islanders, and it also was a win against the first-place Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Professional Football | November 22, 2014
Tampa Bay narrows field for managerial job to 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Professional Hockey | November 22, 2014
NHL ROUNDUP
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh shootout round in his second NHL game, leading Boston a 4-3 win over Columbus.
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Professional Football | November 22, 2014
Big Bill fan plans trek to Detroit
Mother Nature isn’t going to throw a wrench into Ken Johnson’s 21-year streak of attending every Buffalo Bills game — no matter where they play.
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Professional Basketball | November 22, 2014
NBA ROUNDUP
PHILADELPHIA — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and Markieff Morris had 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-96 on Friday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | November 22, 2014
Safety for its players is NHL’s No. 1 concern
NEW YORK — A decade or two ago, the standard line from NHL coaches and general managers after one of their players took a dirty hit was: “We’re sending the tape to the league.” They would pull a VHS tape out of the VCR and snail-mail it to league headquarters.
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Other Professional Sports | November 22, 2014
Federer makes disastrous return
LILLE, France — Roger Federer’s valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday.
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Professional Golf | November 22, 2014
Ciganda birdies 5 holes
NAPLES, Fla. — Carlota Ciganda needed help with her putting going into the final event of the LPGA Tour season.
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Professional Baseball | November 21, 2014
Bucs cut ties with 1B Davis
PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and have added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster.
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Professional Football | November 21, 2014
Peterson ready for fresh start
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | November 21, 2014
Raiders earn 1st win, 24-20
OAKLAND, Calif. — After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate.
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Professional Golf | November 21, 2014
Granada leads LPGA tourney
NAPLES, Fla. — Stacy Lewis usually only gets these feelings when she’s in contention on the weekend at a major, not in the opening round of the final LPGA Tour event before her long winter break.
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