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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 24, 2015
NFL says no conclusion yet on Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.
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Professional Football | January 24, 2015
Steelers re-sign punter
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are sticking with punter Brad Wing.
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Professional Football | January 24, 2015
Allegheny Co. Sheriff denies ESPN report
PITTSBURGH — Jack Kearney serves many roles in his part-time job as chief of security for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The boss at his full-time job at the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Dept. says cleaning up for players who run in to legal trouble is not one of them.
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Professional Baseball | January 24, 2015
Hall of Fame slugger, Cubs legend Banks dies at 83
CHICAGO — Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | January 24, 2015
Palmer misses chance for 59
LA QUINTA, Calif. — Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 or lower Friday in the Humana Challenge, settling for an 11-under 61 after playing an eight-hole stretch in 10 under.
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Professional Football | January 24, 2015
Pro Bowl kickers face a PAT squeeze
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kickers Adam Vinatieri and Cody Parkey are going to have to narrow their focus and kick a little harder to convert an extra point in Sunday’s Pro Bowl.
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Other Professional Sports | January 24, 2015
Rio won’t meet pledge
RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro will not make good on its Olympic pledge of slashing the flow of raw sewage and garbage into the Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 games’ sailing and wind surfing competitions are to be held, the state’s top environmental official acknowledged Friday.
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Other Professional Sports | January 24, 2015
V. Williams makes run into 4th round
MELBOURNE, Australia — Venus Williams has reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Camila Giorgi 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Saturday.
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Professional Hockey | January 23, 2015
Crosby, Malkin to miss All-Stars
Suddenly, the Penguins' all-star contingent can travel to the NHL's All-Star weekend in Columbus on a motorcycle.
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Professional Football | January 23, 2015
Blount revives career with champion Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A right cross to an opponent’s chin. An arrest on a marijuana possession charge. A decision to walk out on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Professional Auto Racing | January 23, 2015
Gordon entering final full year with NASCAR
Jeff Gordon said a year ago that if he won a fifth NASCAR championship in 2014, he’d call it quits on his illustrious career.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | January 23, 2015
Federer out in 3rd round
MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.
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Professional Hockey | January 22, 2015
Shootout does in Penguins
PITTSBURGH — With a couple of flicks of the wrist, the Chicago Blackhawks headed into the NHL All-Star break with momentum.
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Professional Football | January 22, 2015
Steelers’ rebuilding nearly done
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers took a calculated risk last spring when they opted not to re-sign quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with two years remaining on his current deal, opting instead to focus on bolstering the roster elsewhere.
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Other Professional Sports | January 22, 2015
Top seeds move on in Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.
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Professional Baseball | January 22, 2015
Scherzer adds to Nats’ formidable rotation
WASHINGTON — Forgive Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner if he got swept up in the scene.
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Professional Baseball | January 22, 2015
Brewers sign Willis to minor league deal
MILWAUKEE — Dontrelle Willis is going to try to return to the majors leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | January 21, 2015
Pens lose fight-filled game to Flyers
PHILADELPHIA — Heated rivals for years, the Flyers and Penguins scrapped through the kind of game that should have been settled on pay-per-view.
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Professional Baseball | January 21, 2015
Details set on Kang deal with Pirates
PITTSBURGH — South Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang can earn $750,000 annually in performance bonuses based on plate appearances as part of his $11 million, four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Other Professional Sports | January 21, 2015
Former pro wrestlers suing WWE
PHILADELPHIA — Two former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of ignoring concussions they say left them with serious brain injuries.
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Other Professional Sports | January 21, 2015
No. 2 seeds survive at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia — Twice Maria Sharapova faced match point on Wednesday, and twice she let rip with a forehand winner to keep her Australian Open chances alive.
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Professional Golf | January 20, 2015
Camera takes Woods’ tooth
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras — his agent said it cost him a tooth.
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Professional Football | January 20, 2015
Patriots under scrutiny again
The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
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Professional Baseball | January 20, 2015
Nats giving Scherzer $210 million contract
WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer will become the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in the major leagues after agreeing to a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals that includes a record $50 million signing bonus.
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Professional Baseball | January 20, 2015
Brewers trade pitcher Gallardo to Texas Rangers
Pitcher Yovani Gallardo was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Texas Rangers for three players and cash Monday night.
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Other Professional Sports | January 20, 2015
Williams rolls to 6-0, 6-4 win
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the Grand Slams.
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Professional Hockey | January 19, 2015
Rangers, Nash silence Penguins
PITTSBURGH — A pair of shutout losses last week briefly cooled off the streaking New York Rangers.
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Professional Football | January 19, 2015
New England routs Indy, 45-7
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — No doubt about it.
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Professional Football | January 19, 2015
NFL keeps Thursday night package
NEW YORK — Thursday night games were such a success this season for CBS that the network extended its deal with the NFL through the 2015 season.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 19, 2015
Seattle wins a stunner
SEATTLE — After the chaos subsided, Earl Thomas sat in his locker quietly searching for a description.
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Professional Football | January 19, 2015
Super Bowl odds lean toward even game
LAS VEGAS — The Super Bowl looks like a tossup in this gambling city, where more than $100 million will likely be riding on the game by kickoff.
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Professional Football | January 19, 2015
Falcons closing in on Quinn
ATLANTA — Seattle’s NFC championship game win won’t stop the Atlanta Falcons from talking with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
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Other Professional Sports | January 19, 2015
Nadal cruises to win in straight sets today
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal didn’t give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win today over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.
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Professional Baseball | January 19, 2015
Nationals, Scherzer agree on deal?
WASHINGTON — Various reports say 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 19, 2015
Rooney Rule serving purpose
Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.
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