New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said Wednesday that NFL players shouldn't be negatively stereotyped in in the wake of recent scandals that have engulfed the league.
C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels shut out the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Wednesday night and clinched the AL West title when the A's lost to the Rangers 6-1 an hour later.
Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead did not make the trip to Kansas State with his teammates Wednesday due to a violation of team rules, and he won't play in Thursday's game, a school spokesman told The Associated Press.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child.
The mother of Adrian Peterson came to his defense Wednesday in her first public comments since the running back's indictment for child abuse, saying he has six kids and "wants to be a good father to them all."
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Admitting they "made a mistake," the Minnesota Vikings changed course Wednesday as running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.
Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL.