Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jakar Hamilton is being suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse program, a league source told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
Cleveland Browns All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon, who is suspended for the 2014 NFL season due to a repeat violation of the league's substance abuse policy, will explore the possibility of playing in the CFL the remainder of the year, according to sources.
New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson, who was was suspended for the remainder of the preseason after allegedly going AWOL last weekend for 48 hours, told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Thursday that the team's allegations are "completely false."
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown the towel in as early as the second inning of a 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate."
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora suspended four players from the season opener for rules violations Wednesday, one day after the school announced it was investigating an incident among players during fall camp.