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NFL upholds Gordon's one-year suspension

Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season following the NFL's announcement Wednesday that it has upheld the Cleveland Browns receiver's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

USC's Shaw suspended after admitting to lie

USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying about how he suffered his ankle injuries last weekend and has been suspended indefinitely, the school said in a statement Wednesday.

Love to Wolves owner: Focus on your team

New Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has a message for Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Quit worrying about me and instead focus on your own team.

Sources: Clips to pay Rivers $10M per year

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract extension through the end of the 2018-19 season, the team announced Wednesday.

Carroll on discipline: 'Want to do things right'

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed disappointment and surprise Wednesday about the penalty the NFL issued the team Tuesday for violating the offseason no-contact rule in a minicamp practice when a fight occurred between Richard Sherman and Phil Bates.

Virginia Tech extends Beamer's deal to 2019

Virginia Tech has extended head coach Frank Beamer's contract two years, through Jan. 1, 2019, the school announced Wednesday.

Newton says he'll start Week 1 for Panthers

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who suffered a hairline fracture to his ribs, said Wednesday that he'll be ready to start Week 1 of the regular season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stephens, Radwanska knocked out at Open

Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 21 Sloane Stephens were upset in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday.

Eye opener: Fan gets Seahawks prosthetic

Bill VandenBush has something no other Seattle fan can lay claim to: A Seahawks eyeball.

Survey: NFL players side with Obama on pot

When President Barack Obama said earlier this year that he does not think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, his words resonated with NFL players.

NFL's Vincent defends Meriweather's penalty

Troy Vincent, the NFL's new executive vice president of football operations and a former defensive back, defended the two-game suspension he gave Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for a preseason hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Sources: Seattle, Carroll fined more than $300K

The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have been collectively fined more than $300,000 and will lose two minicamp practices in 2015 as ruled by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating no-contact rules that govern NFL teams' offseason practices.

Cops: Boxer Taylor shot cousin, posts bail

Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock, Arkansas, in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.